Crock pot recipes are perfect for football Sunday. When you wake up in the morning, just set up the crock pot with your favorite appetizer, barbecue or Sunday dinner and it will be ready to eat before, during or after the game. The last thing you want to be doing while the game is on is slaving over a hot stove while the shouts of your family and friends can be heard in the next room. So put your feet up and enjoy the party, while you smell the food cooking by itself in the kitchen, with these easy crock pot recipes for football Sunday.

Easy Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

What you need:

* 2 lbs ground chuck * 12 oz jar chili sauce * 1 medium onion, diced * 1/2 c green pepper, diced * 1 celery stalk, diced * 2 T sweet pickle relish * 1 T Worcestershire sauce * 1 t salt * 1/8 t black pepper * 1/8 t garlic powder * red pepper flakes per taste (optional)

What you do:

* Brown ground beef in a large skillet with onion, celery and green pepper; drain. Place ground beef and vegetables into a 3.5 or larger crock pot. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Cook on low for 4 hours. Serve on hamburger buns.

Spicy Crock Pot Country Style Ribs

What you need:

* 3-4 lbs country style pork ribs * 1 package fajita seasoning mix * 1 c water * 1 large onion, sliced * 1 garlic clove, minced * 2 T olive oil * 1 t beef bouillon granules * 1 t red pepper flakes (optional)

What you do:

* Heat oil in a large skillet. Place ribs on a large plate and rub with fajita seasoning (save excess seasoning that remains on plate). Place ribs in skillet and sear over high heat 1-2 minutes per side or until browned. Place ribs in bottom of a 3.5 or larger crock pot. Top ribs with onion. In a small bowl, combine water, garlic, bouillon granules, excess fajita seasoning and red pepper flakes and mix. Pour mixture over ribs. Cook on low for 7-9 hours, or until desired tenderness.

Spicy Bean Dip

What you need:

* 15 -16 oz can refried beans * 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded * 1 c picante sauce * black olives, sliced (optional)

What you do:

* In a small crock pot, mix together refried beans, cheddar cheese and picante sauce. Cook on low heat for 2 hours or until cheese is melted and bean dip is heated through. Top with sliced black olives. May double ingredients for larger portions.

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