I love rich, filling meals that can be put together in the crockpot and you’re done! I usually dislike slow-cooker meals that involve outside work, but it was super easy to brown the meat while cutting up the veggies.
Slow cooker meals are the best for my work nights. I can prepare before work then the hubby can finish when he gets home. Having a meal already cooking means he can’t order pizza!
Slow-cooker cheese steak inspired sloppy Joes
you will need
1lb Ground beef
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large onion, sliced
8oz mushrooms, largely sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
2 tablespoon flour
1 Onion soup/dip mix packet
¾ cup beef or veggie broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2oz cream cheese
Season meat with salt and pepper and brown in a pan. Don’t break up to small. Once browned add garlic, cook till fragrant. Drain. Add to the slow-cooker. Also add onion, green pepper, and mushrooms. Toss with flour and onion soup mix. Add broth and Worcestershire sauce. Cook on low for 3-5 hours (depending on your cooker, my low runs hot) I stir occasionally to make sure doesn’t burn. Once done add cheese and cream cheese.Give a good stir. Top your rolls! (If you like warm rolls, wrap in foil and stick in heated oven.) You might need a fork for this one!
I must say this is also super good without the cheese or cream cheese.
Second day pasta
So my hubby is not a fan of left overs, so to fool him I used this as a sauce for some egg noodles. Yum. Taste kinda like a stroganoff. Reheat the meat mixture on the stove, depending on how you like your pasta sauce add some broth, cream cheese, or milk. I noticed once added the noodles the sauce thinned out a bit. Top with some parmesan cheese and no one will be the wiser this was a left over!