Take to the Table Tuesday: TV Dinner

by Mindy Lockard on September 21, 2009

Take to the table Tuesdays is moving to the sofa. We don’t normally eat on our furniture but during football season there are times when Ty enjoys a T.V. dinner.


Fall in our house is not just about changing of leaves, it’s about tracking our — and when I say “our” I mean Ty’s — fantasy football stats. In my effort to get Mr. Lockard’s attention during football on Sunday, I surprised him with a Sunday dinner combining two of his favorites: sloppy joes and chili. We called them Sloppy Chili-Joes!


Sloppy Chili – Joes!

Our Chili Recipe: In a slow cooker we add the following and cook for five to six hours on high.

Any chili recipe will work for the Sloppy Chili Joes by substituting tomato sauce with 1 cup of organic ketchup, one (6-ounce) can tomato paste, 1 tablespoon woshestershire sauce.

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 pounds of ground beef (we like all natural from our favorite cattle ranch)

6 tomatoes off the vine chopped or 1 (16 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes

1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans – rinsed and drained

1 (16-ounce) can black beans – rinsed and drained

6 Tablespoons Chili Powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup organic ketchup

1 (six-ounce) can tomato paste

1 Tablespoon woshestershire sauce

Dash of pepper

Giving it the Sloppy Joe…

We love Trader Joe’s Cornbread.  It’s perfect as muffins or in little loaf pans.

It starts with cornbread…


Next top with the Sloppy Chili…


add chili toppings…


the remote and in our house beer in a frosted glass.

Manners note: I’m not one to endorse anything sloppy, there’s a first for everything! Remember when eating Sloppy Chili – Joes you don’t have to take your ships out to sea but the Chili should be eaten from the same side of the spoon as you would traditional chili. And a napkin is always a T.V. Dinner must have on-hand.

Enjoy the Sloppy Joes… husband tested; etiquette consultant approved!

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Michelle@Everyday Celebrating 09.22.09 at 4:41 am

LOVE the silver tray with the beer and remote!

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