Romance Cooks

Sloppy Joe Cupcakes – Michelle Graham

sloppy joe cupcakes
The Dom in my latest release, The Stylist, His Dom, and Their Dancer, is a gourmet chef at an upscale restaurant. And I’d probably get spanked for submitting this recipe but it’s one my whole family enjoys, picky kids included. There’s lots of room for variation so it’s easy to tailor it to your own family.

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2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 lb. Ground beef
half a small onion, finely chopped (the finer the better if your picky kid doesn’t like onions)
1 tsp Garlic Salt
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 tbsp prepared mustard (Dijon is nice, but again it depends on your family’s tastes)
½ cup grated cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease a muffin tin.
2. Separate the dough for the rolls. Form them into a rough bowl shape and press one into each muffin cup. You’ll likely have four rolls leftover because the muffin tin has 12 spaces and each can has 8 rolls. I bake them on the side.
3. In a frying pan, brown the ground beef and drain (unless you’re lazy like me in which case use extra lean ground beef and you don’t have to).
4. Sprinkle garlic salt over beef and add onions to pan. Continue frying until onions are tender.
5. Reduce heat to low. Add the mushroom soup and stir it into the beef. Heat through.
6. Add mustard and mix well.
7. Spoon a bit of the beef into each muffin cup (I find an ice cream scoop is the perfect size).
8. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top of each “cupcake.”
9. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is nice and melty and the crescent rolls are golden brown (what you can see of them anyway).
Makes 12 cupcakes.



Stylist and salon owner Remy Alexander got a second chance at love when he found Seamus O’Connell, but the more time he spends with his daughter’s dance teacher, the more he wonders if there is room for another in his marriage.

As a result of a troubled past, Shay needs order and control in everything, from his work as a chef, to the bedroom he shares with his submissive husband. Remy’s idea to have a ménage relationship upsets the delicate balance Shay has created for himself, but he can’t deny his desire for the sexy dance instructor.

Nicole Collins is a good Catholic girl who pours all her energy into her work as a dance teacher. When she falls for Remy and Shay, they teach her about passion, submission, and love, but incur the wrath of her own father. Can Nicole find a way to hang on to everyone she loves, or will one relationship cost her the other?

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