Saturday, October 26, 2013

CROCKPOT SLOPPY JOES

Well it's been some time since I have posted recipe. Sorry...but summer takes over our lives here in the Connelly household. Now fall is my favorite time of year...so I will be back with lots of yummy recipes to share with you.
So anyway, we know that we can make sloppy joes fast in a pan..but it tastes sooo much better when it has had time to simmer and all the flavors blend..hence why I LOVE my crockpot. I made this batch up while I was making breakfast. It's cold and very windy here today and my husband and I went out to a couple of late in the season garage sales after breakfast. When we came home it was a blessing to have this warm and tasty crockpot lunch waiting on us.

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

2 pounds of ground beef (I did use some lean ground beef I got on "clearance" at the store..so I didn't have to drain it)
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves-minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 8oz Rotel tomato sauce(it's a hint spicy..but you can use the "norm" and just add a dash of hot sauce)
1/2 cup of ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons Splenda (or whatever sweetener you like)

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until softened.
Turn heat up to medium high and add the ground beef, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Cook until beef is no longer pink.
Transfer the mixture to your crock pot. Stir in the Splenda, tomato sauce and ketchup.
Cover. Cook on Low for 3-4 hours
Serve over a slice of low carb bread...and we topped it with a  little shredded cheese -yum

Enjoy!!!

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