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Crock Pot Baked Beans

Crock Pot Baked Beans

Crock Pot Baked Beans It’s that time of year again, time to get out your baked bean recipes. A summer barbecue just isn’t the same without baked beans. It’s like having a summer cook out without potato salad, it’s not happening. In fact there should 

Gravy over Texas Toast/Bread

Gravy over Texas Toast/Bread

Gravy over Lakeland Texas Toast/Bread Gravy over Texas toast/bread is a blast from my past. Thanksgiving and left-overs go hand in hand and this has got to be one of the easiest ways possible to serve left-over gravy. Fast, easy and delicious, not to mention affordable, a 

Favorite Sloppy Joes

Favorite Sloppy Joes

Favorite Sloppy Joe’s

Favorite Sloppy Joe’s a.k.a.Spanish Hamburger have made an appearance at parties, football games or when a fast and quick dinner is on the menu.
We like to eat favorite Sloppy Joe’s a.k.a. Spanish Hamburger with potato chips but you can serve Spanish hamburger on your favorite buns or rolls.

Sloppy Joe’s vs Favorite  Spanish Hamburger

When I was growing up Aggie always referred to Sloppy Joe’s as Spanish Hamburger. In fact, I never knew that the two were one in the same until years later when I was first married. My brother and his new bride were going to have a house warming party and I offered to bring a crock-pot filled with Spanish hamburger. My new sister-in-law said, “That sounds really good, I’ve never heard of Spanish hamburger before.” I thought that was odd but didn’t say anything to her.

Country Girl

After all, she was what we called a “country girl” meaning someone who was born and raised in the “country” and we, my brother and sisters, were “city girls.” Yes, you guessed it, we were born and raised in the “city.” My sister-in-law had said she was going to make Hello Dolly bars, and I had never heard of those either. (with the same explanation as stated above but only in reverse)

You Say..

When we got to the party I placed my crock pot on the table next to the other crock pots and my sister-in-law said to me, “I can’t wait to check out your Spanish hamburger!” When she opened the crock pot she took one look inside and said, “You made Sloppy Joe’s!” and I said, “No I didn’t, I made Spanish Hamburger.” We all had a good laugh over that.

What’s In Name

Well come to find out, her ‘Hello Dolly Bars’ are what my family calls ‘Seven Layer Bars.’ Funny how different families have different names for the same thing. This recipe for Sloppy Joe’s a.k.a. Spanish Hamburger is fast, easy and delicious. Made with only eight ingredients, it has remained a family favorite for as long as I can remember. I like to eat my Spanish Hamburger with a big handful of potato chips, another influence of Aggie’s.


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