Crockpot Sloppy Joes, made with lean ground beef, garlic and onion, peppers, and seasonings.
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
In a heavy skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain off excess fat.
Combine ketchup, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and chili powder in slow cooker.
Stir in ground beef mixture. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 5 to 7 hours. Serve spooned over hamburger buns, with a side salad and/or French fries.
Serves 6 to 8.
NOTE: This volume of ingredients fits exactly in a 1.5 quart slow cooker.