Chorizo Sloppy Joes

Wow, these chorizo Sloppy Joes are good. I really liked them, but then, I was already a huge fan of Mexican chorizo. I used extra hot chorizo to really crank these up another notch. Use regular chorizo if you’re not into heat. It’s the wonderful flavor of the sausage that makes these special. The heat … Continue reading “Chorizo Sloppy Joes”

Slow Cooker Gumbo Joes

The sloppier the sandwich, the better it is. I’ve made chorizo Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Cubans, and kicked-up regular ole Sloppy Joes. All were sloppy. All were fantastic. These slow cooker Gumbo Joes pack in fantastic bayou flavors with traditional Sloppy Joe ingredients such as ketchup, mustard, and onion. Thick and messy. It’s gonna drip and … Continue reading “Slow Cooker Gumbo Joes”

Sloppy Cuban Sandwiches

If I’d had any idea just how fantastic these sloppy Cuban sandwiches would be I would’ve been making them for years. Every week. I would say every day, but that wouldn’t leave me much time for grilling burgers and such. The meat mixture is just incredible. The ingredient list may look like, but there’s nothing … Continue reading “Sloppy Cuban Sandwiches”

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili

My wife has declared this our ‘go to’ easy slow cooker ground beef chili and I definitely have to agree. It could only be easier (but certainly not as yummy) if it came out of a can. The southwestern flavors have lots of time to really carry through every ingredient as the chili cooks in … Continue reading “Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili”

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

I have a slow cooker for the same reason most people have one: it’s easy. But even though I like easy, I love flavor more. I won’t trade taste for convenience, which is why I really liked these slow cooker steak fajitas. The beef simmers low and slow, taking on the great flavors from onion, … Continue reading “Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas”

Slow Cooker Down-Home Chili Dogs

I was researching inexpensive lunch ideas for a crowd. That’s when I came across the idea for these slow cooker down-home chili dogs. We were challenged to feed close to 50 people for less than $100 (before prices went crazy!). It didn’t have to be fancy. But it did have to be good. These dogs … Continue reading “Slow Cooker Down-Home Chili Dogs”

Quick Fix French Bread Pizza

I’ve been doing the best I can to keep our meals simple these days. These quick fix French bread pizzas have been a regular staple in our house since we’ve been keeping at home as much as possible. Once you have the bread, pizza sauce and cheese the rest is pretty much a blank canvas … Continue reading “Quick Fix French Bread Pizza”

Slow Cooker Cheeseburgers

I really wasn’t expecting these slow cooker cheeseburgers to be all that great. Would I get that great cheeseburger taste?  Would they leave me hankering for the real thing instead? I have to admit that I loved them! I thought they were great. Kind of like Sloppy Joes, but they taste just like cheeseburgers. On … Continue reading “Slow Cooker Cheeseburgers”

Delta Slaw

This Delta slaw is by far my favorite go-to slaw. Although I sometimes eat it as a side, it most often finds it’s way onto pulled pork or Sloppy Joe sandwiches, or on hot dogs. Despite being a vinegar-based slaw it has a nice sweetness to it. It also contains celery seed (and a good … Continue reading “Delta Slaw”

Smoked Spaghetti Sauce

I could not be happier that I made this smoked spaghetti sauce. I always keep spaghetti sauce on hand for those nights when I don’t have time to do anything fancy for dinner. Smoking the ingredients for the sauce really adds a totally different twist to a (somewhat) traditional Italian dish. I did not add … Continue reading “Smoked Spaghetti Sauce”