All-American Sloppy Joes

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Slow Cook: 6 hrs to 8 hrs (low) or 3 to 4 hours (high)
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All-American Sloppy Joes
Ingredients
3
pounds lean ground beef or ground pork
2
cups chopped onions (2 large)
4
cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2
cups chopped red sweet peppers
2
cups chopped celery (4 stalks)
1
12 ounce can beer
1
cup ketchup
2
tablespoons molasses
2
tablespoons yellow mustard
4
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons cider vinegar
 
Dash bottled hot pepper sauce
16
whole grain buns, kaiser rolls, or hamburger buns, split and toasted
 
Assorted toppers, such as dill pickle slices, and/or pickled peppers (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef, onions, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onions are tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.
  2. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine meat mixture, sweet peppers, celery, beer, ketchup, molasses, mustard, chili powder, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. To serve, use a slotted spoon to spoon meat mixture onto roll bottoms. If desired, add desired toppers. Cover with roll tops.
Nutrition Facts (All-American Sloppy Joes)
    Per serving:
  • 403 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 58 mg chol.,
  • 575 mg sodium,
  • 41 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 23 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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