Recipe: Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Start this simple dinner, then run your errands.

Or double the recipe if you’ve got guests coming for next week’s holiday.

Either way, you’ve got yet another delicious meal with simple prep.

(If you were looking for fancy, you should consult Martha Stewart instead).

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Yield 6 to 8 servings

2 pounds lean ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup ketchup

1/2 bell pepper, seeded and chopped

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons prepared mustard

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

hamburger buns

In a heavy skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain off excess fat.

Combine ketchup, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and chili powder in slow cooker.

Stir in ground beef mixture. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 5 to 7 hours. Serve spooned over hamburger buns, with a side salad or French fries.

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