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Monkey Brains

As a Mom of 2 boys, sometimes you have to be a little creative with dinner.

This really isn't monkey brains, however, it is the only clever name I could give to this sloppy joe,  pepper steak, stew-like concoction.  Plus, it pays tribute to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom dinner scene where dessert is "chilled monkey brains".

Anyways, the guys in my household love this and the name just stuck.

I'm not sure if there is another popular recipe out there like this, but my friend originally shared this one with me and since she isn't a blogger, I thought I'd put it out there to share.  Let me know if you have or find a similar recipe.


2 lbs. stew beef cubed
1 package of Sloppy Joe powder (I accidentally used Chili mix once and that was also tasty)
1 green pepper, chopped or diced
1/2 onion, cut up
1/8 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 can of tomato paste (6 oz.)


Mix all of the above in a slow cooker
Cook on low for 6-7 hours
Serve over Noodles or Rice

I meant to take a picture of the finished product, but we just got to eating it too fast.  Let me know what you think if you try it!

*sorry for the crappy pictures, you can thank my phone*


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