Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes?
A: I have no I-Deer
Oh deer! Some days are clearly worse than others on the humor front.
You’ll forgive me after making these Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders.
You might wonder why bother doing these in the slow cooker when it is just as easy on the stove top. Mostly it is the convenience of having dinner ready right when you get home or when the family is eating in shifts due to busy sports and social schedules.
I also think that the slow cooking gives the beef extra good flavor. My kiddies went wild for these Sloppy Joes. Serve in full size buns if you like, but the sliders are so cute that I can’t resist them.
Oh, and another bonus of this recipe is that it makes a lot, so it is great to prepare for parties and potlucks.
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders
2 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 cup ketchup
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/3 cup water
3 Tbs brown sugar
3 Tbs mustard
3 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbs vinegar
1 Tbs chili powder
Slider rolls or hamburger buns
Shredded cheddar cheese to serve
1. In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
2. In a slow cooker combine meat mixture and the remaining ingredients (except the rolls, of course!).
3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
4. Toast buns, or not, and fill with sloppy Joe mixture. Sprinkle beef filling with cheese if you like.
Makes enough filling for about 40 sliders or 20 regular size rolls.
Recipe from Biggest Book Of Slow Cooker Recipes
I bought ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night’ this past summer. It features artists such as Withered Hand (LOVE), Emma Pollock (LOVE), RM Hubbert (LOVE) and Meursault (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE).
As required of the WGYTTN project, the songs had to reflect some place in Scotland, between the hours of midnight and 4am. From that emerged a fascinating collection of music. I highly recommend the record.
This live song is a performance piece that is totally outside my usual music zone. My first listen was “WTF”? But, now it has grown on me.
Put it on and slink around your kitchen beating on those pots and pans.
Buy ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night’ here.