Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sloppy Joe's and Coleslaw

From Susan . . .

Slow-cooker sloppy joes
Makes 8 servings
Prep 15 minutes:  Cook 4 hours, 10 minutes
1.5 lb lean ground beef
1 (16 oz) package ground pork sausage
1 small onion chopped
1/2 medium-size green bell pepper chopped
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 T cider vinegar
2 T yellow mustard
1 T chilli powder
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 hamburger buns toasted
1.  Brown beef and sausage with onion and bell pepper in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring 10 minutes or until beef and sausage crumble and are no longer pink.  Drain well.
2.  Place beef mixture in a 4 1/2 quart slow cooker.  Stir in tomato sauce and next 9 ingredients.  Cover and cook on high 4 hours.  Serve on hamburger buns.
Easy Coleslaw
Make 8 - 10 servings
Prep 10 minutes; Chill 1 hour
6 fully cooked bacon slices
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 T sugar
2 T cider vinegar
1 (16 oz) package coleslaw mix
salt and pepper to taste
Crisp bacon slices according to package direction.
Whisk together mayo, sugar and vinegar in a large bowl.  Crumble bacon and add to the mayo mixture in bowl.  Add coleslaw mix and salt and pepper to tase.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

(Or as my friend's mom does, use pickle juice in place of the cider vinegar.)

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