Aunties Barbecues ~ Easy, Make-Ahead Barbecues Perfect for the Weeknights!
Sloppy Joes? Barbecues? What shall we call them? It’s really a personal preference or regional preference I guess but we call them barbecues in this part, so we are going with that. This recipe is best served the next day. When all the flavors have a chance to really meld together. I love making them the night before. Then throwing in the slow cooker in the morning and enjoying them at night or if we are having a busy weekend the family can help themselves to them whenever they get a chance to eat. They are perfect for families with kids on the go all the time because whenever someone is available for dinner they can enjoy them! Some perfect recipes to enjoy with them are Smokey Barbecue Ribs, Crab Pasta Salad or maybe Mom’s Cottage Potatoes and if it’s summer you know you are going to want Grandma’s Potato Salad. Let’s be honest I can enjoy potato salad in the dead of winter!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who sleeps like crap the night before something big or when you know you only have like four hours to sleep. I’m currently in a totally sleep deprived state. To the point I do think my fingers are shaking and I’m not quite sure this post is going to be completely coherent so deal with me ok?
It’s like 5 am and I’m on a four hour flight this morning back home and well let’s say I’m going on like two hours of sleep. Hotels aren’t my biggest love in life. Nope. Nope not at all! I somehow can sleep with highway noise at home all night but put me in a hotel and any sound will wake me.
The guy right by me here is enjoying a Bloody Mary at 5 am. Maybe I should just enjoy one of those and it will perk me up? Is that the trick? I really need to get out more!
I’m refreshed and ready to take on blogging again. I love going to these conferences, which I rarely do, because life people. Life is busy as you all know! Plus the whole fact that I need to travel three hours to even get on a flight and then fly somewhere after that is totally pathetic and makes me avoid it way more than I should.
I need to become uber successful and get my own jet. Obviously. That is the answer. So keep reading this blog, then tell all your friends, and please shout it out from the rooftop. Ok? Glad we got that straight.
So while I’m in a fog this week trying to recuperate from my lack of sleep I’ll be throwing these delicious barbecues in the crock pot for dinner. This one is tested and approved from years in our kitchen. It actually came from my days as a basketball player in high school. We used to host traveling team tournaments and all the moms would have to make this recipe for the concession stand! Ah, the glory days your guys!
- 3 lb ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 1 10 3/4 oz can tomato soup
- 1 10 3/4 oz can chicken gumbo soup
- 1/2 c. ketchup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- In a large frying pan brown hamburger with onion, salt and pepper. Drain grease off.
- And the rest of the ingredients to the browned hamburger, mix well and heat over medium heat until heated through.
You can either serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat. I feel the flavors are better a day later!
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