Sunday, October 20, 2013

Football Food: Crockpot Sloppy Joes & Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip

Another Sunday is coming to a close and as usual it was a busy family day.  It was a beautiful sunny day that called us outside.  First there was Church followed by a visit to the local pumpkin patch.  This isn't a typical patch, but one set up outside of a local motel built in the 1950's.  We go to this little roadside patch because they always have a supply of 100+ lb pumpkins which is a Sissons' tradition.  Everybody knows our house is the one with the mega pumpkins!

Halloween 2012

Since I knew we would be out most of the day and then into football mode this evening, I made crockpot sloppy joes, cole slaw and a yummy spicy pimento cheese dip! The cole slaw recipe was one that I posted in August.  The sloppy joes were an adaptation of a recipe I found on Pinterest.  The pimento cheese dip was also one that I found on Pinterest!  it was originally posted by Cook Like A Champion. 

This dip received thumbs up all around the table so it will probably make an appearance at one or two gatherings this holiday season as it was super simple to make!

Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.  Press the mixture into a lightly greased shallow casserole dish.  Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350*.  Enjoy with tortilla chips or crackers.

Instead of store bought roasted red pepper, I just roasted on over my gas stove top.  Place the pepper over the flame. Keep turning the pepper over the flame until it is blackened on all sides.


Place the charred pepper in a sealed plastic Baggie for 15 minutes to steam it.  When you remove it from the bag, the skin will come off easily.  Remove the seeds and ribs and dice up the remaining roasted pepper in your recipe.

Crockpot Sloppy Joes:

(Serves 8-10)


2.5 lbs ground beef
1 med onion, diced
11/2 cups ketchup
2 tbsp chili sauce
2 tbsp prepared mustard
2 tbsp Worstershire sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Sriracha (optional)



Brown the beef and onion.  Drain the meat and place the mixture in the crockpot.

In a separate bowl, mix together all the other ingredients.  I added Sriracha for a little extra kick!

Pour the sauce over the meat mixture and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

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