30 Day Crock Pot Binge

I recently fell head over heels for my Crock Pot after making those yummy ribs. Admittedly, I knew how awesome it was, but I didn’t realize how EASY it would make my daily routine. We don’t eat out very often and I would spend a minimum of an hour each day in the kitchen, in front of the hot stove. It was not my favorite to say the least. So when my mother, the saint that she is, suggested I try the Crock pot, I gave it a try. Like you all know, it took about 10 minutes to dump some ingredients in there, and forget about it. Well, at least try to forget about it, once that aroma hits the air, you are ready to sink your teeth in…Am I right, or am I right?! With the new found freedom hour, I decided to search the web, and of course Pinterest for some yummy recipes and come up with a 30 day meal plan. It has been life changing to say the least. I am always looking for new yummy recipes, so feel free to drop one in the comments!

Day 2

French Dip Sub Sandwiches

Ok, the picture quality is garbage and its a bad pic as is, but It looks much nicer in my google photos. So i guess it lost some quality when I uploaded it on WP. (Any suggestions?)
Stay Focused E.
Ok so this was super simple and also pretty cheap.
Ingredients
Au Ju seasoning packet, I have them on hand but no more than $1.50
French Onion Soup, Walmart brand $1.00
Roast Beef, I got a small packaged one from Food Lion for $5.00
Sub Sandwich bread, Aldi $1.50 for 6
Provolone Cheese slices, $2.00,
Mayo, $3.50

Line the Crock Pot with foil, dump the meat, french onion soup and I used half a pack of Au Ju, because little one isn’t too keen on the taste, but I am, she didn’t notice btw. Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3.5 to get that extra tenderness. Shred the roast beef with two forks, add some mayo and cheese to your bread, top with the yummy meat, and spoon some of the sauce into a bowl & You’re good to go.

 

Easy Crock Pot Ribs

We enjoyed a pretty yum dinner yesterday, it was also probably the easiest dinner I have ever made in my life. I will admit I am totally behind on the Crockpot game, but after eating this ribs that fell apart in my mouth, I am on it. It took me a whole 15 minutes to cook the other sides and for the two of us, dinner cost about $12.00. I had most of the stuff on hand, so I only paid about 5.50 from my pocket for the meat and bread!! SCORE!

What you will need:
Crockpot
Foil
Your fave BBQ sauce (We use Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet Mustard $1.50)
Beef Ribs (I got a pack from Food Lion for about $4 on clearance)
Glory Greens (Our fave! $1.50)
Oreida Potatoes O’brian ($2.89 @ Walmart)
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (4 pack for us was $1.25)

First I lined the Crockpot with foil, because who likes cleaning? Threw the ribs in there, and smothered it in BBQ sauce. I added a 1/2 cup of water because the sauce is pretty thick, and I didn’t want it to dry up, although in retrospect, it may be pretty yummy without the water.
I turned the Crockpot on low at about 12 and didn’t touch it until about 6:30 and they were done, so done that the meat just fell apart off the bone. It was also very moist and tender. I scooped some of the sauce on top and it was delish I tell you!
At about 6:15 I put the glory beans on medium heat in a small pot, fried up the potatoes, and threw the buns in the toaster oven. I am pretty impressed by the outcome. Let me know if you have any favorite crockpot recipes for me to try, or if you try this, tell me how it turned out! 🙂