A sweet taste, are Sloppy Joes nice comfort food or just fast food? I don’t know, but this recipe for Sloppy Joes made in the slow cooker is a real hit!
It’s time again for the food blog swap and this time I was allowed to cook from the blog of Slowfoody. And I chose this delicious slowcooker recipe for Sloppy Joes. A stew of mince in a sweet sauce that you eat with a bun. Popular in bars and restaurants in America and with that it sure sounds like fast food, but you also have to stew it for a while so it could also fall into the comfort food category. I just don’t know for sure, but I know why it’s just so popular it tastes great.
Because it was so hot I loaded my slow cooker with all the ingredients and then thrown it outdoors (not literally of course ;-). That way it stayed nice and cool inside. Because the disadvantage of cooking is your home warms up as well. And that’s fine in winter, but in the summer I look for alternatives. And if you have a power outlet outside, you can also use your slow cooker outside. As an alternative to the barbecue which I also use quite a lot these hot days. The oven and the stove are rarely used when the mercury rises above 23-24 degrees Celsius.
The minced meat used for Sloppy Joes is simmered in the rich, thick sauce. On low heat for an hour or four. Further thickening is not longer necessary. Then you grab a delicious luxury hard bun or hamburger bun which you cut through the middle and you spoon a few tablespoons of the meat mixture on the bottom (the sauce then pulls delicious into the bread). Serve a crispy green salad and you’ve got a delicious meal.
Enjoy your Sloppy Joes and the wonderful weather and have a very nice weekend!
Recipe Slowcooker Sloppy Joes