Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stirring the Pot - Feeding a Crowd

It seems that cooler weather begs for large gatherings and bonfires. I don't know about you, but in our neck of the woods we love sitting around a fire, swapping lies, and eating. OK, not lies.....but there are definitely a lot of stories floating around. Anyway, we eat chili, hot dogs, or my favorite....Sloppy Joe's. Here's a recipe to feed that crowd without a lot of fuss:

5 #s Ground Round
5 Vadalia Onions, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Red Bell Peppers, chopped
6 Celery Stalks, diced
1 to 1 1/2 Bottles Ketchup (32 oz)
2 to 3 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 to 2 T Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Saute the celery, then the onion, garlic, bell peppers in the olive oil. Put in "turkey roaster." Season, brown, and drain the ground round. Add to the sauteed vegetables. Start with one bottle of ketchup. Pour it in and mix it up. If it seems dry, add more ketchup. Then add in the Worcestershire Sauce. Stir it all up really, really good. Check and adjust the seasoning.

Set the buns, plates, chips, and any other side dishes next to the roaster. This stuff will disappear. Go enjoy the party. Your work is done. 

Peace and Joy,

Psalm 51:12 (NIV)  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.


Mildred said...

Oh this sounds so good! The weather is perfect for a dish like this. Thanks!

Joyce said...

This does sound good! I haven't had sloppy joes in ages and it does feel like a fall dish. Thanks for sharing!