Gooseberry Patch & Just Perfect Sloppy Joes

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Forgive my absence....we had some computer problems and I solved the problem by getting a NEW computer.

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch. I have been blessed to have many recipes included in their lovely cookbooks over the years. I follow them on Facebook and my ears perked up when I heard they were offering a free cookbook today. The catch, you need to submit a picture of you and one of the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook recipes all prepared and the book it came from. Well, lots of their recipes are on our favorites list, so this was easy-peasy. Well, I hate to have my picture done but dear son #2 helped me out and although he is not the photographer in the family, the process was pretty painless. If you are interested in entering the details are here.

So, son #2 loves Sloppy Joes. Always has and I assume he always will. We used to make another recipe but when I got my Church Suppers book from Gooseberry Patch, I was very intrigued by the name of this recipe submitted to GBP by Amy Wrightsel from Louisville, KY...Just Perfect Sloppy Joes. I tried them out and we've never returned to our old recipe. Very YUMMY and as the name states, Just Perfect!!

Just Perfect Sloppy Joes
(Printable Version)

3lbs ground beef, browned and drained
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, chopped (we use ½ green & ½ red)
28-oz can tomato sauce
¾ c catsup
3 T Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
8 sandwich buns, split

Combine all ingredients except sandwich buns in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours (we also will just make them on top of the stove if I haven’t planned ahead). Serve in sandwich buns (we always top with a tad of shredded cheese). Serves 8.

I'm posting to the Tuesday Foodie Events....Thanks to Jen, Lisa & Cole from Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, and Tuesdays at the Table.

I'm editing to include this post with Debbie's Crock Pot Wednesday. Thanks for hosting Debbie!