Smoky Joes

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Total Time
2hrs 10mins
10 mins
2 hrs

Smokey but still sloppy! Different flavour than most Sloppy Joes and, in my humble opinion, this one gets "thumbs up"!

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  1. In a skillet, heat the drippings or oil and sauté the onions and green pepper over medium heat until onions are translucent.
  2. Place the onions and peppers in the bottom of a crockpot.
  3. Add all the other ingredients EXCEPT the cocoa powder and browning/seasoning mix.
  4. Cook on low for about an hour.
  5. Stir the mixture and then sprinkle the cocoa powder on top.
  6. Mash the mixture with a potato masher.
  7. Stir again.
  8. Continue cooking on low for another 30 to 40 minutes.
  9. Taste, and add more liquid smoke and/or other spices to taste.
  10. Add the browning/seasoning mix and stir thoroughly.
  11. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
  12. Serve on hamburger rolls or biscuits.