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/

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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

Baked (Leftover) Pot Roast Mini Sub w/ Red Potatoes and Mini Carrots

July 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in BEEF, carrots, Crock Pot, leftovers, prime rib | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Leftover) Pot Roast Mini Sub w/ Red Potatoes and Mini Carrots

 

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What a beautiful morning, sunny and 60 degrees with no humidity! I mean a perfect morning. Got the cart out early this morning and was on and off of it all day, enjoying this weather. Repaired an eave spout in the back of the house and straightened up the shed a bit. For dinner tonight it was leftovers, some delicious leftovers! I prepared a Baked (Leftover) Pot Roast Mini Sub w/ Red Potatoes and Mini Carrots.

 

 
The Pot Roast Beef (Beef Shoulder) was so delicious last night for dinner, I didn’t want to waste any of the leftovers. I took the Pot Roast and shredded it up a bit, discarding what little fat from it. Using a Crock Pot to prepare any meat, in most cases will get rid of most of the fat and turn it to flavor. I took the Shredded Beef and layered it on a Meijer Bakery Perfection Deli Mini Wheat Sub Bun. Topped it with just a bit of Sweet Hot Stone Ground Mustard and a slice of Boar’s Head Muenster Cheese. I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and buttered the top Bun, so when I bake it will be nice and toasty. Put it on a small cookie sheet and baked for about 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Yesterday’s pot Roast has made one delicious Mini Sub! The Beef moist and delicious, the melted Cheese over top, Sweet Mustard, and the crusty Bun, it all combines for one great Sandwich!

 
Then for a side I reheated some of the Red Potatoes and Baby Carrots. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast w/ Red Potatoes and Baby Carrots

July 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM | Posted in BEEF, carrots, Crock Pot, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast w/ Red potatoes and Baby Carrots

 

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Between 8:00 and 9:00 this morning a Thunderstorm moved through, good rain and got rid of some of the humidity. The Thunder was impressive, some of the loudest and longest I’ve heard! It was some deep rolling Thunder, a few times it shook the windows and the glassware sitting around. Had the carpets steamed cleaned today and to have a new dryer vent put on. For dinner I put a Beef Shoulder Pot Roast on in the Crock Pot. Dinner tonight its Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast w/ Red potatoes and Baby Carrots.

 

 

 

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I had been wanting a Pot Roast and what better day than today to finally make one! I had a couple of recipes that I had tried before but I wanted to try a new one. I found this one at the Taste of Home website, excellent website by the way. Pretty basic recipe; Using 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2.75 pounds), Red potatoes, Baby Carrots, Dijon Mustard, Dried Rosemary (crushed), Garlic Salt, Cumin, Dried Thyme, Pepper, chopped Onion, and Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth.

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the Crock Pot so you know it’s easily prepared! Place the Potatoes and Carrots in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut the Roast in half. Combine the mustard, rosemary, garlic salt, cumin, thyme and pepper; rub over roast. Place in the slow cooker; top with onion and broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Another set it and forget recipe, I love them! What an aroma about half way through the cooking time. Took everything out after 8 hours, the Roast was falling apart and the Potatoes and Carrots were very tender. After removing the Roast and Vegetables from the Crock Pot, I drained all the wonderful juices also and we spooned it back over the Roast. A fantastic Pot Roast Recipe! The full recipe and the web link to the original recipe is at the bottom of the post. For dessert later a

 

 

 

 

 
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast
Ingredients
1 pound medium red potatoes, quartered
1 cup fresh baby carrots
1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 cups beef broth
Directions
Place potatoes and carrots in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half.
Combine the mustard, rosemary, garlic salt, cumin, thyme and pepper; rub
over roast.
Place in slow cooker; top with onion and broth. Cover and cook on low
for 6-8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 6-8
servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 352 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

 
Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/melt-in-your-mouth-pot-roast#ixzz388qQsUig

Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

July 8, 2014 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Crock Pot, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

 

 

 

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Cloudy, rain on and off, hot, and humid around here today, but they’re saying we have some more beautiful weather coming in! Hope so, I’d like to do some fishing at a local County Park this week. Hung around inside doing some odds and ends things and that was about it for the day. For dinner tonight, nothing but comfort food! I prepared an Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

 

 

 
I used a Kroger Brand Pork Shoulder (Butt) Roast, about 2 1/2 lbs. I put the Pork on this morning and let it slow cook through-out the day. All I needed was the Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt (bone-in or boneless), 1/3 cup of Water, Sea Salt, Pepper (lightly), Roasted Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and JB’s Fatboy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce. Then to prepare it; Combine all the Seasonings in a bowl and mix well. Rub the Seasoning Mix all over the Roast, make sure all sides have Seasoning. Place the Roast in the slow cooker with water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw (Optional) and extra BBQ Sauce on the side. The pork just fell apart, not much need to shred it! Moist and just bursting with flavor! Served 3 people with plenty leftover for Sandwiches the rest of the week.

 

 

 
I served the Pork on top of a toasted half of a Healthy Life Wheat Sandwich Bun. I also had a side of Bob Evan’s Mashed potatoes topped with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. Hope all you can try this sometime, it makes one incredible and delicious dinner! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Crock Pot Pork Shoulder

Use your favorite barbecue sauce in this crock pot pork roast recipe. This is a basic recipe for pulled pork shoulder using a boneless or bone-in shoulder, but be sure your pork shoulder will fit in the slow cooker and will allow you to put the cover on tightly.
Ingredients:

pork shoulder or Boston Butt, about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or boneless
1/3 cup of water
Sea Salt, Pepper (lightly)
Roasted Cumin
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
JB’s Fatboy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce
Preparation:

Combine all the Seasonings in a bowl and mix well. Rub the Seasoning Mix all over the Roast, make sure all sides have Seasoning. Place the Roast in the slow cooker with water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Tun to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw and extra barbecue sauce on the side

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

July 6, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, potatoes, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

 

 

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It’s been a very laid back Sunday around the house. Woke up starving this morning so I made a Breakfast Sandwich along with a cup of hot brewed Decaf Green Tea. Used a toasted Healthy Choice Multi-Grain English Muffin along with a fried slice of Turkey Spam, a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and a (medium size) Scrambled Egg. A delicious way to start the day! Later got in an on-line Scrabble Tournament and that was about it for the afternoon. Yesterday Mom had stopped at the store and brought home some Pork Back Ribs si I knew what I would be preparing for dinner, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans.

 

 

 

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Mom had purchased the Ribs from Kroger. They always have some of the best top quality Pork, too bad their Beef isn’t as good! 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 out, 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 and the bags, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the Ribs 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 here, JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. These Ribs are 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 one side I had the other half of the baked Potato from last night. I made Mom and Dad some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Then I cooked up some fresh Green Beans, we purchased these at a farm out in Ross, Ohio. Then I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread, I passed on the bread. For dessert later a slice of Mom’s Apple pie, it’s made with Splenda Sugar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Ribspork-back-ribs

 

Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.
Several different types of ribs are available, depending on the section of rib cage from which they are cut. Variation in the thickness of the meat and bone, as well as levels of fat in each cut, can alter the flavor and texture of the prepared dish. The inner surface of the rib cage is covered by a layer of connective tissue (pleura) that is difficult to cook tender; it is usually removed before marinating or cooking.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Day – Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew

May 12, 2014 at 11:09 AM | Posted in Crock Pot, Meatless Monday, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Terry for passing this one along. She found it in her local newspaper several years ago and has been preparing it ever since.

 

 
Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew

Ingredients:

3 cans (15 ounces each) low-sodium vegetable broth
1 pound fresh mushrooms, mixed variety, sliced ½-inch thickness
1/2 cup shallots, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1 small bulb head fennel, cut into ¼-inch thick slices and reserving feathery leaves
1½ pounds small, thin-skinned red potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half
3 purple-topped turnips, rinsed, peeled, and cut into eighths
1/2 cup 100% apple juice mixed 1 Tablespoon white or cider vinegar
1½ Tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup whipping cream or soy creamer or additional vegetable broth
Sea Salt and pepper to taste

 
Directions:

* Add all ingredients to the crock pot except whipping cream and cornstarch to the crock pot, placing potatoes on the bottom of the crock pot.
* Cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 5 hours (time may vary), until potatoes and other vegetables are soft. Halfway through cooking, use a slotted spoon to carefully mix the ingredients together.
* In a medium bowl, whisk together whipping cream and cornstarch until they are smooth.
* When the stew is heated through and vegetables are soft, turn off the crock pot or slow cooker and carefully blend in the cream and cornstarch mixture.
* Cover and let stand with the crock pot or slow cooker turned off for 15 additional minutes until heated through. If not hot enough, turn crock pot or slow cooker on low setting for 15 minutes, but the root vegetable and mushroom stew should be hot enough to serve.
6-8 servings

 

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Oyster Crackers

March 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in chili, Crock Pot, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Oyster Crackers

 

 

 
Well we avoided the morning snow they said we could get, still chilly out only about 22 degrees out this morning. But around 2:00 this afternoon it started snowing and we got about 1/2″ of snow on the ground but not the roads. It melted about an hour later. Ran a few errands for Mom and finished the laundry for her. Stopped by to see Dad at rehab and back home. Wanted a hot and hearty meal tonight so what better than Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili! Absolutely love this stuff!

 

 

 

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I had this froze in the freezer so I let it sit the fridge to thaw overnight. It’s my last container of the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili so I’ll be making a new batch soon. It freezes and reheats great. After heating it up I added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and topped it with some fresh grated Dutch Gouda Cheese. For me it gets no better! I’ll leave the recipe on how to prepare the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili below.

 

 

 
It’s loaded with nothing bu good things. I use Wild Idea Buffalo’s Ground Buffalo 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. Then you have yourself some good, comfort food Chili! 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.

 

 

 
Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

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 Buffalo Back Ribs w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole and….

March 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Buffalo Back Ribs w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole and Steam Crisp Sweet Corn Kernels

 

 

Buffalo Back Ribs 008

Another beautiful day out again, clouding up as the day went on though. Possible snow in the morning but with our recent run of sun and higher temps, it shouldn’t stick or cause problems. Don’t forget to move your clocks up an hour tonight before you go to bed, “Spring Forward”. I don’t like moving the clocks up, I’m an early riser so that means it will still be dark out when I get up. I received my order from Wild Idea Buffalo late yesterday afternoon and wasted no time on using one of the items right away! Tonight I prepared Crock Pot Buffalo Back Ribs w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole and Steam Crisp Sweet Corn Kernels.

 

 

 

Buffalo Back Ribs 005First time using the Wild Idea Buffalo – Buffalo Back Ribs. These were Monster size Ribs with pleanty of meat! I used the recipe that I use when I make the Pork Back Ribs. 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 and the bags, 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 the 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. Ribs are incredible anytime, but the Wild Idea Buffalo Back Ribs take it to another level! Very meaty with that delicious Sweet and Wild Buffalo taste! I’ll have to get some more and grill them later this Spring. As usual 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 one side I prepared Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole. Second time I tried the Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole. Like the other Idahoan dishes their a breeze to prepare and a delicious Potato Dish. And like the others this turned out fantastic! Very well seasoned, and you can taste that Applewood bacon flavor. Then I also heated up a can of Green Giant Steam Crisp Super Sweet Yellow and White Whole Kernel Corn. To me it’s one of the best canned Corn there is. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Back Ribs
Wild Idea Buffalo 2.5 lbs. BBQ Back Ribs
Buffalo back ribs are simple, delicious and great for the grill. 2 BBQ Racks / 2.5 lbs.

 

 
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/2-5-lbs-bbq-back-ribs

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole
The saying is “everything is better with bacon” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we incorporated Applewood Smoked Bacon in with our rich cheesy sauce for this homestyle casserole that is sure to become a family favorite.

Oven Preparation
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, 1/2 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.
Stove Top Preparation
Heat potatoes and sauce mix, 1 1/2 cups hot water, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter to boil in 2-quart saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully to avoid boilover.
Reduce heat, then cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and sauce reaches desired consistency (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 150
Calories from fat 5 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 680mg 28% 30%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.idahoan.com/products/applewood-smoked-bacon-casserole/

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