Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

March 22, 2016 at 4:46 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

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Had a light Breakfast to start the day. I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Along with the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I ran Mom to Kroger and on the way home had to stop by the bank and update our credit cards and change the passwords. Back home gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry. Then did some cleaning of the house. This morning I put our dinner in the Crock Pot. Tonight it’s Mom’s favorite Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

 

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs Seasoning

 

Mom’s favorite meal is my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs and she’s been wanting some Ribs. So what Mom wants Mom gets! So Ribs it is for dinner tonight. So I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge.

 

 

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Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. I would like to thank who ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

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For side dishes I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. Then I heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. For dessert a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product DescriptionIdahoan Au Gratin

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instructions

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

July 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

 

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Went out early this morning to get the morning paper and a large Doe Deer was coming across the street and going on into woods behind us, beautiful site to start the day! Had a Simple Truth Breakfast Sandwich to start the day, really enjoy these. It wasn’t humid out until the sun finally broke through the clouds and the humidity shot up. A lot of rain again overnight, now we are getting too much rain. There was an article in the paper talking about with all the rain its hampering Yard Care Businesses and local Farms. Usually we don’t seem to get enough rain but not this year. For dinner tonight Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans.

 

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Mom had been wanting some Ribs so what my Mom wants my Mom gets! So I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

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For side dishes I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. Then I heated up a can Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation InstructionIdahoan Au Graten

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

May 20, 2015 at 5:10 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, chicken, Crock Pot | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

 
A sunny but coll morning, 40 degrees, to start. But clouds kept rolling in as the day went on. Had a light Breakfast Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs 006and my morning workout, then off to Meijer. Mom wanted some Beef Cube Steak and Meijer has the best around. Very lean and tender unlike other places where it’s sometimes tough and stringy. Picked up a few other items while there, I wanted some Jennie – O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausages and the Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links but as usual they were out of stock on them. Puzzling why it’s so tough to find Jennie – O Turkey Products around here! Meijer and Walmart are the only ones to carry multiple items and they aren’t very consistent with keeping it in stock. Anyway back home did some housecleaning inside and out. For dinner tonight a new recipe, Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs. Tonight’s it’s Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots.

 

 
Came across this in an email from http://allrecipes.com/ and couldn’t wait to try it! So tonight it’s Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs. It’s really an easy recipe to make. I’ll need the following; 4 skinless, boneless Chicken Thighs, 1/2 cup Soy Sauce (reduced sodium), 1/2 cup Hunt’s Ketchup, 1/3 cup Honey, 3 cloves Garlic (minced), and 1 teaspoon Dried Basil.

 

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To prepare it as I said was very easy! To start Lay Chicken Thighs into the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. Whisk Soy Sauce, Ketchup, Honey, Garlic, and Basil together in a bowl; pour over the Chicken. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 hours. After 6 hours you have some incredible tasting Chicken Thighs! The combination of all 5 ingredients works perfectly with the Chicken. I especially like that hint of Honey flavor.That “Keeper Recipe” collection just keeps growing with this addition to it! Look no further for that next Chicken Recipe.

 

 

 
For one side I made some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for a total of 6 minutes and serve. Then I Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs 001also had some Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots. I buy this from the Kroger Produce Department. The Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots come in sealed plastic tray and all you have to do is prepare it the way you want. I pan fried mine in a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In a medium size skillet just fry on medium heat until vegetables are fork tender. I also baked Multi Grain Baguette Bread. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 
Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken ThighsAll Recipes

INGREDIENTS:
4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
DIRECTIONS:
1.- Lay chicken thighs into the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker.
2. – Whisk soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, and basil together in a bowl; pour over the chicken.
3. – Cook on Low for 6 hours.

Nutrition
Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 325
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 11.9g
Cholesterol: 71mg
Sodium: 2204mg
Amount Per Serving
Total Carbs: 34.2g
Dietary Fiber: 0.6g
Protein: 21.9g

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-garlic-slow-cooker-chicken-thighs/

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

February 12, 2015 at 6:13 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

 

 

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Very cold and windy out today, our streak of good weather is over! Even colder as the week goes on, near 0 by Sunday morning. Today is my Mom’s Birthday! So this morning I made her and Dad French Toast, Sausage Links, and diced up a little Fruit for them. Then for Dinner I told Mom to pick out her favorite Dinner and she chose Crock Pot Ribs. Tonight I prepared Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans.

 
Mom had been wanting some Ribs so what better day to have them than on her Birthday! So I picCrock Pot Pork Back Ribs 002ked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

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For side dishes my Mom prepared some more of the canned fresh Green Beans, or a Mess of Beans as she says, she had purchased from out in Ross at Farmer’s Stand and canned during the Summer. Then I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. For dessert a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Greek Yogurt. Happy Birthday Mom, love you!

 

 
Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle CasseroleIdahoan Au Graten

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instruction

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Chicken Thighs with Sausage w/ Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes

February 9, 2015 at 6:02 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, chicken, Crock Pot | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Thighs with Sausage w/ Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes

 

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Our nice weather has left us. It was 36 degrees at 7:00 this morning and by noon it was down to 32 degrees with a wind chill of around 22 degrees. But we still can’t complain, it’s been a somewhat mild Winter in this area. Had a light Breakfast and a quick workout and started getting the prep work done on tonight’s Dinner, and then into the Crock Pot. Love these one Pot Meals! Did some housework and then went to the bank and got some gas, filled it up since the weekend price increase went back down being Monday. For dinner tonight another new recipe, Chicken Thighs with Sausage w/ Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes.

 
I had come across this recipe in an issue of Taste of Home, love that magazine. It uses Chicken Thighs and Smoked Turkey Sausage, so it’s already a winning recipe! To prep I’ll need the following; 1 Bag Baby Carrots, 2 Celery Ribs (chopped), 1 large Onion (finely chopped), 8 Miller’s Amish Skinless Chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), 1 package (14 ounces) Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (cut into 1/2-inch slices), 1/4 cup Hunt’s Ketchup, 6 garlic Cloves (minced), 1 tablespoon Frank’s Hot Sauce, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Paprika, 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce. To prepare, it couldn’t be easier! . In a 4 – or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the carrots, celery and onion. Top with chicken and sausage. Then in a small bowl, combine the ketchup, garlic, hot sauce, seasonings and, if desired, browning sauce. Spoon over meats. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. I’ve left the original recipe and it’s web link at the end of the post.

 

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After 8 hours of simmering on low I removed the lid to check and see if everything was done, and what an aroma when I removed that lid! The Carrots were tender and the Chicken Thighs and Smoked Sausage were moist and done just right. The flavor was incredible, we did have to add some Salt but that was it. Very good dish, and a Keeper Recipe. I also heated up a can Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.

 

 
Chicken Thighs with Sausage RecipeChicken Thighs with Sausage Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings
Ingredients
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup ketchup
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Taste of Home
Directions
1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the carrots, celery and onion. Top with chicken and sausage.
2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, garlic, hot sauce, seasonings and, if desired, browning sauce. Spoon over meats. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 chicken thigh with 1/3 cup sausage mixture equals 280 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 675 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

 
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-thighs-with-sausage

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 6, 2015 at 6:38 AM | Posted in Crock Pot, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cooking Tip for the Slow Cooker…..

 

Avoid overcrowding: For the best results, fill a slow cooker between one-half and two-thirds full. Go ahead and cook big roasts and whole chickens; just make sure you use a large crock and that the lid fits snugly on top.

German Sausage and Kraut

February 5, 2015 at 6:29 AM | Posted in Crock Pot | Leave a comment
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German Sausage and Kraut

 

Came across this low calorie German Sausage and Kraut dish, Enjoy!

 

Ingredients
5 medium Potatoes, cubed
1 large Yellow Onion, cubed
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
1 can (16 ounces) Sauerkraut
1 pound Reduced Fat Smoked Turkey Sausage, cut into 1-inch slices
1/4 cup Brown Sugar, or Splenda Brown Sugar equivalent
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

 

Directions
1. Layer Potatoes, Onion, Bell Pepper, and Sauerkrauet in the Crock Pot. Brown Sausage in large skillet over medium high heat. Remove to the Crock Pot using a slotted spoon.

2. Combine Brown Sugar, Garlic Powder, and Black Pepper in a small bowl; stir to combine. Sprinkle evenly over Sausage. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

 
Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 282 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Cornbread Ears

October 11, 2014 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Cornbread Ears

 

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Autumn is in full swing here in west Chester. The trees are turning and the air is crisp and cool. I love the fall, my favorite time of the year! I got in the closet and moved up my flannel shirts and fleece sweat shirts, time to get comfortable! So for dinner tonight I wanted a hot and hearty meal tonight so what better than my Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili! absolutely love this stuff! I’ve even got Mom hooked on this Chili now.

 

 
I’ve been wanting some of this Chili for quite sometime now. I usually have a few containers in the freezer but have been out of it for a while now, too long. It’s loaded with nothing bu good things. I use Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round (99% Lean) which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 White Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours.

 

 

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Then you have yourself some good, comfort food Chili! With the sweetness of the Buffalo combined with all those spices, it’s just hard to beat! You can serve it many ways; in a bowl or mug and top it with your favorite Cheese or Chopped Green Onions with a side of Oyster Crackers. Another way to have it is served on top of a Johnny Cake (Cornbread) or have a side of Cornbread with it. I made the Cornbread Ears. It’s normal baked Cornbread but in a cast iron baking mold in the shape of Ears of Corn. I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients:

2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo3-bean-buffalo-chili-001
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

 

 

Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round, 99% Lean

We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast w/ Cornbread

September 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, pot roast | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast w/ Cornbread

 

 

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It was a chilly morning here in good ole West Chester, about 42 degrees. I love the Fall and cooler weather though, so it was good to me! Not much sun today though, cloudy and cool all day. Had a light Breakfast and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea as I got my Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables prepped and in the Crock Pot. Not much going on today all caught up on everything, did some work on the computer and that was it. Have to be at the hospital in the morning as my best friend is going through a dangerous surgery tomorrow, praying for the best. For dinner tonight it’s Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables.

 

 

 

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I purchased a beautiful roast while at Kroger yesterday, an Angus Pot Roast Cut (2.92 lbs.). I love the Kroger Meat Dept. over where I shop. They all know me, from going there so long, And always take care of me. it’s a very simple and easy recipe. I especially like using the Crock Pot for meals, the meat is always tender and no mess and easy clean up! There’s nothing but good things you’ll need to prepare this including; the Angus Pot Roast, Sea Salt and Pepper, Small Red Potatoes, quartered ( about 1 pound), 1 medium Onion (diced), 1 large Parsnips, cut into 3/4-inch slices, 2 Bay Leaves, 1 tablespoon Parsley, 1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary, 1 teaspoons Dried Thyme, 1 cup Red Cooking Wine, and 1/2 cup Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth. I added the sliced Mushrooms about 1 hour before the Pot Roast was done. As I said I love using a Crock Pot. I got everything ready this morning and in the Crock Pot and just let it simmer all day, and the aroma throughout the day was just too good.

 

 

 

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Everything turned out delicious! Quoting my Mom ” I believe that’s the most tender and best tasting Pot Roast I ever had”. When I get a Mom approval like that I know I’ve done good! She said the same thing last time I prepared this also! The Pot Roast was tender and full of flavor and the Vegetables were the same way, the Red Cooking Wine and Beef Broth just enhanced all the flavors even more. A comfort food classic for sure. There was plenty leftover which will make some delicious pot Roast Sandwiches for lunch or dinner tomorrow! To go with the Pot Roast I baked a small skillet of Martha White Cornbread. Cornbread is something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size.

 

 

 

 

 

Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables

 

Ingredients:
2 1/2 lbs Angus Pot Roast
Sea Salt
Pepper
Small Red Potatoes, quartered ( about 1 pound)
1 Small Bag Mini Carrots
1 medium onion, diced
1 large Parsnips, cut into 3/4-inch slices
2 Bay Leaves
1 tablespoon Parsley
1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
1 cup Red Cooking Wine
1/2 cup Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth
Directions:

* Season roast with salt and pepper.
* Combine vegetables and seasonings in crock pot.
* Place beef over vegetables, and pour broth and cooking wine over beef.
* Cover; cook on LOW until meat is fork-tender (8 1/2-9 hours).
* Remove beef to serving platter, and arrange vegetables around beef.
* Remove and discard bay leaves.

*Optional
To make gravy, ladle the juices into a 2 cup measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Skim off and discard fat.
Measure remaining juices and heat to a boil in small saucepan.
For each cup of juice, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup of cold water until smooth.
Stir mixture into boiling juices, stirring constantly until thickened (about 1 minute).

 

*Serve with Cornbread or Dinner Rolls

 

 

http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-yankee-pot-roast-and-vegetables-134203

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

August 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

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It’s been one of those long days around here today. This morning after I got the Ribs cooking in the Crock Pot we were going to take my Dad to the doctor, with flu-like symptoms. But he got dizzy and almost fell so we called 911 and let them take him on to the hospital. They did release him after about 4 hours, still waiting on results of the tests. Hopefully good news! For dinner tonight, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans.

 

 

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Mom had been wanting some Ribs, so I picked up some at Kroger the other day, they always have top quality Pork. Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low,e. for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

 
For side dishes my Mom prepared some more of the fresh Green Beans, or a Mess of Beans as she says, she had purchased from out in Ross at Farmer’s Stand and I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. For dessert a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle CasseroleIdahoan Au Graten

 

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

 

Preparation Instruction

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

 

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

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