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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Spicy Sloppy Joes

This is a fun Crockpot recipe that has proven to excite the taste buds. I have cut back on the spice level in the past, and am sure it would be simple to crank up the heat if that's what you want.


1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (6 oz) can hot-style tomato juice
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp chopped canned jalapeño chili peppers (optional)
1 Tbsp prepared mustard
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
8 Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

In a large skillet brown beef, onion, and garlic. Drain. Meanwhile, in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker combine tomato juice, catsup, water, brown sugar, jalapeño peppers, mustard, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in meat mixture. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Broil open-face rolls 3 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until toasted. Spoon meat mixture onto toasted roll bottoms. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

4 comments:

Shan&Andrew said...

April I love your blog! I'm going to add it to my list! :) IT's so fun getting comments from friends too! Oh, and I adore cornbread, so I'm totally trying your recipe!!!
Love ya! Shan

April said...

Shan? How did you get here? Did you just look up my name or something? It's actually not MY blog...but I hope you like the cornbread! :)

April said...

P.S. I am not the one who posted the cornbread either. :)

Analisha said...

Oh wow!!! I love this recipe and it is so simple. After having this at Dallon's Birthday Party I was hooked. I love the spicy kick this recipe offers. For those of you with small children or who don't like things too spicy, I would use half of the jalapeno peppers called for or omit it completley. I love it just as is. Thanks for the great recipe!!!