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Stoney's Crew: Post Super Bowl Leftovers

Who says that leftovers have to appear the same way in the repeat? Over the weekend I made a huge batch of Spanish Sloppy Joe at Stoney's Crew. Stoney and The Kid each ate 3 huge sandwiches on Saturday--and we are talking HUGE! That aside, there were some leftovers from the batch...according to Stoney, "Enough for a couple more sandwiches." His size sandwich? Yes. So what do I do with that and the leftover cheese plate? Let's make the sauce first and then find out! (Oh, and yeah, the buns are all gone!)

Spanish Sloppy Joe
2# Ground beef, browned and drained
2 large onions chopped
1 teaspon salt
2-1/2 cups water
2-1/2 cups Tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder (at least, we like a bit more!)
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Chop onion and mix with ground beef. Add remaining ingredients, simmer for 3 hours on top of stove. Stir often. (You could also use the Crock Pot.)

This is amazing as a sandwich on its own or on a hot dog to make Spanish Hot Dogs (Coney Island Dogs) like at the root beer stand.

Leftovers, Only Different!

On Monday, I used a can of Refigerator Biscuits and flattened into a muffin tins (1 each muffin cup) and spooned in a couple of spoonsful of leftover Sloppy Joe, topped with a cube of leftover cheese tray (today's was Farmer's Cheese) and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Using this method also works for Taco seasoned meat (when you realize you don't have any shells or wraps); or shredded leftover roast beef with BBQ sauce; use your imagination. Yes, you could use shredded cheese, I just had that cheese tray that needed used up! A serving is 2 biscuits. (The rest work great in lunches!)

Hint: If you have 12 muffin cups and only 8 or 10 biscuits, but 2 tablespoons of water into the empty cups, this helps the pan bake more evenly.

You can do this with Taco flavored meat (when you discover you are out of taco shells or wraps) and shredded leftover roast beef with BBQ sauce! Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Use your imagination!

Chicken Challenge!
I am working on the math (a story problem on steriods, if ever there was one!) and plan to share the final results with you later this week.

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