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Crockpot Hot & Spicy Sloppy Joes Recipe


1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1 lg Onion; chopped
1 cl Garlic; minced
1/2 c Spicy V8 juice
1/2 c Tomato sauce
1/2 c Water
1 tb Brown sugar
2 tb Jalapeno peppers; chopped
3 ts Chili powder
1 ts Louisiana hot sauce
2 Bay leaves
1/2 ts Oregano; dried*
Salt and pepper to taste
8 Hamburger buns
Shredded Mozza or
-Jack cheese

In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is
brown and onion is translucent. Drain off fat.

Meanwhile, in a 4 quart crockpot or slow cooker combine V8 juice,
tomato sauce, water, brown sugar, jalapeno peppers, chili powder
hot sauce, bay leaves and oregano. Stir in meat mixture. Cover;
cook on low heat setting for 8 hours or high heat setting for 4
hours. Toast buns; spoon meat mixture over buns and sprinkle with

* Add or substitute basil, marjoram, thyme or other herbs as

Jim Weller