SLOPPY JOES - American Style
- 2 lbs ground round
- 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
- 4 TB oil
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 (10-oz) can tomato soup
- 1 (12-oz) can V-8 Juice
- 1 (14-oz) can stewed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Grapenuts cereal
- 2 envelopes onion soup mix
- 2 ribs celery minced fine
In large skilled brown beef in oil, crumbling with fork on med-high till pink color disappears. Stir in each remaining ingredient Stir occasionally, cooking 1 hour on low heat. Spoon the mixture into split hamburger buns.
Serves 6 satisfactorily—and freezes well in small portions to thaw & rewarm in 4 months.
BLENDER MINCED CELERY:
For soups and sauces — quick and easily-
Fill blender container half full cold water. Cut celery ribs into 2 or 3" lengths & drop into blender till water comes to within 1" of top. Cap tightly & blend high speed, on-off, 5 or 6 seconds—or till celery is size of confetti. Dump into fine mesh sieve or strainer & drain off water, reserving it if you wish to use in soups later. Use minced celery as individual recipes direct.--
TOMATO SAUCE From Tomato Juice In A Pinch!
Break up 6 Ritz Crackers & drop into blender with 1/2 tsp season salt. Blend high speed till powdered. Heat 12-oz tomato juice—but don't boil—stirring in blender mixture, just till thickened & smooth. Remove at once from heat. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
Makes 1/3 cup sauce. Use promptly.