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August 9 2010

School Lunches - Sloppy Joes

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4 pounds lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
3 1/2 cups tomato sauce or a 28 ounce can
2 cans condensed tomato soup
1 cup brown sugar, packed firm
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

In a large skillet or dutch oven, brown ground beef until it is lightly browned. Stir it frequently to make sure it breaks into small pieces. Drain the drippings and return to heat. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook over medium heat until onion is clear. Remove from heat.

Place browned beef mixture into slow cooker or crock pot. Add the tomato sauce, tomato soup, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Stir very well until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.

Cover with lid. Cook on LOW setting for 4 to 6 hours.