I've been making this particular recipe for sloppy joes for several years now. After serving it the first time it was apparent that it was very well liked and thereby designated a "keeper" recipe.
(Better Homes & Gardens, Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes)
2-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 cups catsup
1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
16 to 20 hamburger buns, split and toasted
In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
In a 3-1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker combine catsup, sweet pepper, celery, water, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder. Stir in meat mixture.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or high heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Spoon onto toasted buns.
Nutrition facts per serving: 298 calories, 12 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 44 mg chol., 579 mg sodium, 31 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.