Monday, June 15, 2009

Fast Fix Dinner

Since we are planning on going to the movies tonight, I thought it would be better to have a quick, easy meal before we head out. This way we won't be going hungry and then spending an arm & a leg on snacks while there. So tonight's fast fix will be Crockpot Sloppy Joes. While dinner is cooking away, I can easily tend to my home keeping.

I am sharing the full recipe for this, but note that today I am only using 1 lb. of ground meat instead of 3 lbs. Since it's just the two of us for dinner tonight, I cut thge recipe to reflect the portion size that we need.

rockpot Sloppy Joes

(oops! the ketchup & buillon
are missing in the photo)

3 pounds ground beef
1 c. onion, finely-diced
1/4 c. finely-diced celery
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. ketchup
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
1-1/4 c. water
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules*
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 Tblsp. cider vinegar
3 Tblsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard

In a skillet, cook meat until no longer pink. Drain fat then return to skillet. Add celery, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Saute until vegetables are softened. Pour meat mixture into crockpot. Next add all remaining ingredients to the meat & vegetable mixture to the crockpot. Stir until well combined. Cover & cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or High for 3 to 4 hours. Serve over toasted hamburger buns or bread slices.

*Note: because buillon usually has salt added to it, I don't suggest adding salt to this recipe at first. The need for more salt will be based on your personal taste.

Click HERE for printable recipe

1 comment:

Jamie Stroupe said...

This looks really good!! Enjoy your movie tonight!!

Coming from the Stroupe home!!