Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Crock Pot Sloppy Joes--A Farmgirl Original

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We have had the coldest winter. I don't remember a colder one since I was young. It use to be totally normal to have snow on the ground all through winter, but not in the past 15 years, it has been super mild.

Because of the cold we spend a lot of time inside.  When the high is not even in the teens for weeks at a time and the low is in the negatives we try to stay as warm as possible.  

And my favorite method for staying warm is making delicious food. And it gives me lots of time to experiment and try new things.  One of my goals this year is to make my very own recipe.

Well guess what!!!!!

I did it and it turned out fantastic.  I thought I would start out with something that needed a little update. Sloppy Joes get a bad rap for being disgusting (just ask my kids about their school ones---uuggghhh so gross!!).  Well I wanted to change that and what better way than throwing it in the crock pot (what a wonderful invention that thing is!).

All of us absolutely loved this.  I was so shocked on how well it turned out.  Sometimes you just never know what to expect, especially as you are just guessing in the beginning, but wow!!  This is our new favorite by far for dinner.  Hope you try it and love it as much as we did.

Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

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1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup cooked, chopped bacon
1 small onion, diced finely
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp prepared mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Buns, toasted (I used this homemade version)

1.  In a large frying pan, over medium high heat, cook beef and onion until meat is completely cooked through and onions are soft.  Transfer mixture to the bowl of your crockpot. Add garlic, tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Stir till completely combined and incorporated.

2. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours.  Serve on toasted buns with your favorite cheese (we love Havarti).  Enjoy!


cherie said...

good job creating! Must pin a first recipe! Looks great

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Sue said...

It sounds as good as it looks! Comfort food, especially in the cold weather:)

KT said...

saw you at Ginger Snap and pinned for tomorrow's dinner! YUM!

{Emily} said...

JULIE!! You made your own recipe?? I am so impressed! That's on my bucketlist to do someday. & this looks yummy!

HungryLittleGirl said...

I have never made sloppy joes in the crockpot! I love the idea to do so! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness :)

AndiWinslow said...

I have printed your recipe for the sloppy Joes. I have tryed 2 other blogs, both good but both were more bbq than what I prefer. So they say 3rd time is a charm. I'll let you know. Thanks, andi thewednesdaybaker

Chandra Sirois said...

oh Sloppy Joes bring back great childhood memories!
Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

Always love finding a new crock pot recipe!Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Link Party. Hope you'll join in again this Saturday!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

This looks so good! I've never tried it in the crock pot. Might just have to try this. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jocelyn said...

Sloppy joes are actually a kid favorite around here...although I have never made it in the crock pot. That's a great idea! And great job creating your own recipe...sometimes you just have to try and hope everything works out ok. You did awesome!!!

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