Sloppy Joes a la Rachael - sorta
Those of you who have been following this blog
know that I have great difficulties in following a recipe -
I don't care if it is a recipe from Le Cordon Bleu,
I will have the need to change it.
That is just the way things work here.
Deal with it.
Now, back to the matter at hand.
I had heard many disparaging things about this particular recipe -
mostly by people who would never even attempt to actually make it.
The claims ran from unhealthy to ick!
I really am not sure where the unhealthy aspect comes in,
as all the ingredients are minimally processed and fairly health conscious.
points off immediately for such a long and obnoxious recipe name.
Additional points off for lost opportunities to add flavor.
Not to worry,
that is why you have me.
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 tablespoon Durkee™ Kansas Style grill seasoning
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (14.5 oz. can) tomato sauce
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1/4 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1 large garlic clove, grated
Then I added the onion.
An homage to Rosie Hawthorne:
The onions cooked for another 4 to 5 minutes.
The remaining ingredients were added.
Then, since my husband is one of those individuals
who can never seem to figure out that the bank actually
closed one or two hours earlier,
I needed to find a way to maintain the food for his eventual arrival.
Thus, the slow cooker came into play.
After the food was cooked,
I simply transferred the food to the slow cooker
and let it have its way.
So no matter what time everyone eventually
found their way home,
the food would be ready for them.
Am I awsome or what?*
*Would someone kindly tell my family?
my local grocery store has had
"THE BEST HOT DOGS ON EARTH"**
Naturally, I had to get some. Or more. Just saying.
The Foodie Boyfriend was skeptical - very skeptical -
until he tried these.
**Kahn's hot dogs from Cincinnati, Ohio
are the best hot dogs on Earth.***
***According to one blogger and her daughter.
And this meal?
It just goes to show that good doesn't always equal fancy.