Campfired Up Sloppy Joes * (Not IC Safe)

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This is a cool recipe I found in my CrockPot slow cooker book that I love.  It takes your classic sloppy joe ingredients and adds flavorful, easy add-ins like baked beans, bell pepper, and BBQ sauce.  It’s really better than I thought it’d be and very yummy!  It’s extremely simple – look at the directions!  This is one you could throw together in the morning in about 10-15 minutes and have a scrumptious meal come dinner time.  We’ll definitely make this again!

Makes 4-6 servings.  

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion (or use powder)**
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed (or use powder)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup**
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce**
  • 2 T. cider vinegar**
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce**
  • 1 T. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. chili powder**
  • 1 can (8 oz.) baked beans
  • 6 kaiser rolls, split and warmed
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional, but great!)

**Known IC irritants, tread carefully!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brown ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic 6-8 minutes in large skillet, stirring to break up meat.  Drain and discard excess fat.  Transfer beef mixture to slow cooker.
  2. Combine ketchup, BBQ sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and chili powder in small bowl.  Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Add baked beans.  Stir well to combine.  Cover, cook on HIGH 3 hours.  (I did low and it was fine).
  4. To serve, fill split rolls with 1/2 cup sloppy joe mixture.  Sprinkle with cheese, if desired, before topping sandwich with roll lid.
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