MANWICH-STYLE SLOPPY JOES
By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, Marysville, MI; June 1997, p. 33).
My version of this grocery shelf product [originally], dated 8/14/76, provided a one-pan (6-qt kettle) or Slow Cooker mixture that did not require much attention.
NOTES ON SLOPPY JOE RECIPE: This is a good recipe to make, when using a Slow Cooker, if you have to be away for several hours and want it ready when you got home, sufficient to feed a big group or ‘make ahead’ to freeze in small portions, for rewarming quickly later in the microwave
3 lbs. ground beef (sirloin or round steak)
1 cup chopped onion
3 stalks celery, sliced thin
2 envelopes dry onion soup mix
2 cans (28-oz each) tomatoes, undrained and broken up well
10-oz can [condensed] tomato soup, undiluted
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp anise extract (licorice flavoring)
1 TB soy sauce
1 TB Worcestershire
¼ cup dark molasses
½ cup sweet pickle relish
½ cup ketchup
6-oz can tomato paste
1 tsp garlic salt
1 TB crushed sweet basil leaves
1 TB dill seeds
1 tsp paprika
Brown beef until pink color disappears. Add everything else and simmer gently, 6 hours, covered. Cool. Freeze in small portions. [Makes] enough to fill 6-doz hamburger buns.