I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. We are preparing for yet another yard sale next Friday and Saturday so it has been a really busy day. I had planned to make beef ribs with a new BBQ sauce I got from a blogger friend of mine whose recipe I pinned. Then, when I got up this morning Mr. Picky eater told me he wanted a Manwich for dinner. So, I winged it. Decided I would make up a recipe instead using the can. I looked at the back of the Manwich can for the ingredient list and of the ones I could pronounce, it didn’t seem too hard. Ha! Turns out it wasn’t but Mr. Picky eater was NOT excited that I was going to make up a recipe. He said he felt it was a little early in my culinary career to be messing up perfectly good food and besides, everyone knew sloppy joes used hamburger meat and not beef ribs. I told him that if I thought THAT way, no one would have ever started calling me creative. Besides, this wasn’t merely going to be a Sloppy “JOE”, it would be a very manly sandwich – a Sloppy JACK, after my dad. He rolled his eyes and clucked his tongue at me – ahhhhhhhhh………..but he was so surprised! Truthfully, so was I.
First, I rather thinly sliced up the 2 lbs of beef ribs and browned them:
Then I added the green pepper, onions, celery, and garlic:
Then I mixed up the Jacks mix and after draining the meat, I added it to the bowl.
I dumped it all into the slow cooker and cooked it on high for 4 hours.
Sloppy Jacks for Sunday Supper
Here’s the full recipe:
1. 2 lbs ground meat or chopped up steak meat. I used 2 lbs. beef ribs sliced rather thin.
2. 1/2 medium onion chopped finely
3. ½ Cup green pepper
4. ½ Cup celery chopped fine
5. Minced garlic to taste.
6. 1 Cup Ketchup
7. 1 Cup chunky salsa or Rotel
8. 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
9. 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
10. 2 Tablespoon white vinegar
11. 2 Tablespoons mustard (calls for Dijon – I used yellow)
12. 1 teaspoon hot sauce.
13. ¼ Cup hot water with 1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in.
14. Olive oil for bottom of skillet.
15. Salt & Pepper to taste.
1. Throw first 5 ingredients into skillet and brown meat/soften veggies. Drain.
2. Mix up rest of ingredients in big bowl and add meat. Mix well.
3. After spraying slow cooker with non-stick or using a crock pot liner, pour all in.
4. Cook on low for six hours or high for 4 hours.
5. Serve on rolls – freezes well.
When we sat down to eat, I could see him picking at it and then he took a bite. And another and another and then he made himself a second sandwich. By the time the meal was over, he said we were having that for Christmas instead of our regular lasagna. Well, it WAS good – For those who are asking, I got my cookwares from commercial cookwars. Enjoy and I hope you try it out because it’s so easy!
Yuuuum! The hubster has been asking for sloppy joe’s, and I think I’ll have to try it this way! Looks delicious!
Thank you! Y’all be careful out there – I’m looking at NJ right now and they are saying you are going to start getting hit tonight. If you can get out, you let us all know how you are doing!
Luckily, I’m an hour from the coast… so I’m not getting hit by the coastal flooding right now. I’m closer to Philly. I’m keeping my phone fully charged, and I’ll update facebook/twitter as often as I can! Thanks <3
Take care! I just watched the news and I think you are getting the crap beat out of you now – stay safe!
Thanks! It wasn’t too bad for us, thankfully!
Oh, wow … these look so good … great job 🙂
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What a perfect looking dinner my friend it looks gorgeous 🙂
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Oh, this looks so good – much better than using ground beef.
it tasted WAY better too!
Kelli, this sounds wonderful. My hubby is always wanting sloppy joes, the idea of using some steak meat is pure genius! Mr. Picky Eater needs to get a little more confidence in you, Besides, he married you for better or worse, didn’t he? lol
Why yes he did! I’ll remind him of that as I serve him salad for dinner tonight because he ate all the Sloppy Jacks last night.
I bet that was so much better than a Manwich!!!!
yes – it was! and we ate every bit of it.
Your version sounds better to me than the can.
WOW! This sounds and looks amazing. I love the naming it JACK idea. Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Did you realize your linkback doesn’t work??? =( Hope you have a good week ahead. And you recover from the garage sale soon. They are so much work you deserve a good rest.
My link back doesn’t work? Oh boy – this isn’t good. My daughter generally does this for me but I did it this weekend – Thanks for letting me know. I’ll see if she can tell me what I did wrong. Thanks!