Monday, October 26, 2015

Slow Cooking Dinner: Sloppy Joes

I have been trying to use my slow cooker more, along with blogging about the recipes I try. Last week's  slow cooker recipe was from Slow Cooker Revolution (the recipe is also online here).

 I was pretty excited to try this recipe because we are big sloppy joe fans around here. Plus, this recipe had the interesting twist of mixing a bread paste into the ground meat to keep it from getting dry, something I hadn't tried doing before. Like all the recipes in this book, this one required a bit of extra prep time.  I have tried a few recipes from this book and have always been pleased, but this recipe was an exception. I found the mixture to be a bit...sandy for lack of a better term, though the flavor was pretty good. It just seemed too dry to me, even with that bread paste addition. However, I did swap out the ground beef for ground turkey, so the fault may well be all mine!

I did like that this was a generous recipe; it made a ton and we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.  We like our sloppy joes with American cheese, on the cheapest hamburger buns at the store, and with sliced pickles or pickled jalapenos. And they do seem like the ultimate "perfect for the slow cooker" food, so I will try again soon, maybe with this recipe.

Update: I did try the Six Sisters sloppy joe recipe and it was a hit...pretty much just a basic, simple sloppy joe recipe. I do usually have tomato soup on hand, but if not tomato sauce works equally well. Sloppy joes are a definite slow cooker favorite around here.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of putting bread in the mix, though we are big sloppy joe fans too! I usually have Cyrus make them -- he's got a "secret" recipe that's really good, though I haven't tried translating it to a slow cooker...yet.


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