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How often do you feed a crowd? And what’s usually the occasion? We’ve always been a sports-loving couple and now that our kids are getting older, they are sharing in our fandom. During the fall, it’s football season and Bengals games every Sunday. March brings basketball and pretty soon our Reds will be having their Opening Day. I pretty much like any excuse to throw a party and sports provide plenty of reasons throughout the year.
For the basketball games last weekend, Rotel helped me out by making a lip-smacking good, sweet and spicy sauce to serve a Sloppy Joe Bar for our guests. Since the Rotel tomatoes kicked up the spice factor, I served homemade guacamole, shredded taco cheese and crushed corn chips as toppers for our sweet and spicy sliders. They were a huge crowd pleaser.
I love busting out my slow cooker to feed a crowd because it means I can fix it and then walk away to socialize and enjoy the games myself. I love it so much in fact that earlier this year I upgraded to this cute and colorful model… because if you are going to entertain, you should always do it in style!
But that doesn’t mean having to break the bank to feed a crowd. Walmart always helps me save money in the food department when I’m planning a party. If you love Rotel like we do, then you’ll be sure to want to print and make this recipe right away. The sauce is seriously SO good! And if you click HERE, you can get a coupon for Rotel at Walmart… but hurry because it expires on April 6th!
So tell me, are there basketball fans in your house? Are your brackets already busted like ours? And most importantly, do you see yourself making these sloppy joes for your next get together? You won’t be sorry!
- 1 T. vegetable oil
- 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 sweet onion, minced
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. garlic powder
- 1/2 t. cumin
- 1/2 t. smoked paprika
- 3 T. tomato paste
- 2 cans (mild) Rotel tomatoes, drained
- 1/3 c. packed light brown sugar
- 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
- juice of one half lime
- several shakes of Chipotle Tabasco sauce
- 2 lbs. lean ground beef
- salt and pepper
- Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium meat. Add the pepper and onion and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the seasonings and tomato paste and stir well to combine. Continue cooking and stirring for a couple of minutes to really distribute the tomato paste.
- Add the Rotel tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice and Tabasco. Cook about 5 more minutes.
- Transfer sauce to a blender and allow to cool a bit. Blend the sauce until smooth and add to the slow cooker set on low.
- Cook and drain the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper. Add it to the slow cooker with the sweet and spicy sloppy joe sauce.
- Stir well to combine and allow the sloppy joes to cook for a couple of hours on low before serving.
- Serve the sliders with guacamole, shredded cheese and crushed corn chips.