137.0…Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes & Alexia Waffle Fries
As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, Foodbuzz recently sent me a coupon to try a free product from Alexia Foods. I had never purchased their products before and was excited to try them at home. I chose the Waffle Fries.
From Alexia’s website: “These crispy potatoes are lightly seasoned with a flawless blend of sea salt, pepper, onion and garlic to create an all-natural distinctive taste unlike anything you'll find in your usual fry.”
I followed their oven directions and baked the fries in a 400 degree oven on a cookie sheet lined with crumpled aluminum foil. The directions said to bake for 20-25 minutes. I ended up baking them for about 28 minutes…I like my fries crispy!
The verdict: I really enjoyed these fries!! The texture was spot on: crispy on the outside and perfect inside. Loved the seasonings! If you want fries that aren’t “fried” you have to try these!
Now through March 30th, you have a chance to help select the next Alexia french fry flavor by voting in their “Reinvent a Classic” campaign on Facebook! Just visit Facebook.com/AlexiaFoods and click on the “Reinvent a Classic” tab to vote for one of four gourmet french fry flavors created by other food bloggers.
To go with my waffle fries, I thought sloppy joes would fit the bill. But not just any sloppy joes….Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes!
Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes (Serves 4)
Slightly adapted from Southern Living
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/4 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
4 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
4 hamburger buns, toasted
I ate my sloppy joe on a sandwich thin but my husband enjoyed his on regular hamburger buns….yes he ate two. They were that good! I love how you just dump stuff in the slow cooker and several hours later your dinner is done.
Along with the sloppy joes and fries, I decided we needed some veggies so I made a big salad.
I slept so well last night! I was asleep before 9PM last night. Exciting Friday night huh? :) Breakfast this morning was especially delicious.
Egg beaters scrambled with salsa, broccoli, onions, green bell peppers, diced ham and shredded cheddar cheese. I topped everything with a hefty dose of Tabasco.
I went to spin class, came home to shower and then took my son to boy scouts. Lunch was tuna salad on top of a big green salad.
We have family coming in to town tonight for my nephew’s birthday party tomorrow. I’m going to make a couple of appetizers to bring to my sister in law’s house tomorrow.
Enjoy your weekend!
Have you ever tried any of Alexia’s products? Any recommendations for me?