Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sloppy Joe Cola Dogs

I LOVE my Fall Southern Living magazines.  They are always so festive and so full of fun recipes.  It seems like dinner is just not a huge priority at my house these days -  Just the dynamics of family members at home at different times.  I hate to spend a ton of time cooking - when no one is there to eat it!

I found this fun, easy recipe in my October Southern Living.  It was quick and easy and tasty - perfect combination!  I loved the added touch of coleslaw!



Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs (adapted from Southern Living)

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced ( I used only half)
1 1/2 lbs ground round
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup Dr. Pepper
1/2 cup jarred sliced pepperoncini salad peppers
ground red pepper/salt to taste
8 hot dog buns or hoagie buns
store bought coleslaw

Brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat  - stirring often.  Drain when meat is brown and crumbly;  Return meat mixture to skillet and add tomato sauce, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.  Mix well. Stir in Dr. Pepper and 1/2 cup water.  Cook for 6-8 minutes or until bubbly.  I let mine thicken.  Remove from heat and add pepperoncinis and salt and red pepper to taste.  Serve mixture over warm hot dog buns or hoagie rolls and top with coleslaw!!

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