Beenie Weenies

I’m reposting this recipe since I didn’t have any pictures of the dish.

This is an easy meal to put into the crockpot.  It made more than enough food for my family of four that I put half of it in the freezer for another meal.:)

Beenie Weenies #2 Beanie Weenies

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 small cans of pork and beans or one large can
  • 1 small can of Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1 16 oz. package of hot dogs, sliced
  • 1 lrg onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. of mustard (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped

Steps:

  1. Place all the items in the crockpot.  (I gave it a stir.)
  2. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Enjoy!  I served mine with green beans and biscuits with apple butter.

Weekly Ramblings and Bramble Beans (Day 24)

Next week is the last Saturday of the 31 day writing challenge.  The family has enjoyed all the meals, desserts. and sides created in the slow cooker.  It’s renewed my interest in cooking.  The family never knows what I’m whipping up in the kitchen.

This week I’ve shared two of our favorite ways to cook meat.

  1. Crockpot chicken
  2. Crockpot BBQ ribs – Our favorite brand of barbecue sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce.  You could also use my recipe for root beer barbecue sauce.

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Menu Plan Monday – October 5, 2015

Since I’m doing the 31 day writing challenge about slow cooker recipes, I’ve decided to have the majority of my meals be cooked in the slow cooker.  I don’t include Saturdays and Sundays on the menu because weekends are always up in the air with what we actually eat.

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Monday – pork chops with Rice a Roni, veggies

Tuesday – pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread

WednesdaySlow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Thursday  – Green beans, ham, and potatoes

FridayPinto beans and ham with northern cornbread

This post has been linked to Menu Plan Monday @ I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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On Mondays during the challenge, I’m going to feature a recipe from my blog and another blog that features slow cooking.  This way you’ll see more of my blog and you’ll get to check out another blog.

The week of October 19th, I’m going to feature several recipes from my blog because that week is parent teacher conference week.  That week is a rough week so I’m going to adapt what I’m going to blog that week.

Recipe from my Blog

Okay onto the recipe I’m featuring from my blog is Pinto beans and ham.  This is a very economical recipe especially if you use dried pinto beans and left over ham.  You just need to remember to soak the beans the night before.  (Actually I usually use cranberry beans which are just like pinto beans.)  We are going to have it on our menu for this week.  I can’t wait until Friday night.  🙂

Blog Spotlight

As I was perusing the Internet for recipes, I found The Magical Crockpot.  I’ve only started looking through all of the recipes she has so I’m going to list two recipes that have caught my eye.

  1. New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas – This would be good with the Pork and Sauerkraut I make for New Year’s Day.
  2. Chicken Philly Cheese Steak – I love the Great Steak and Fry Company.  The one at the local mall closed down so I can’t get my fix.  😦  My favorite sandwiches were a chicken with pineapple and the chicken cheese steak.  This recipe would be a way for me to get my fix at home.  I would pair it with homemade French fries.

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Happy Eating,
Traci

Beenie Weenies (GF, DF)

I had another cooking blog on website.  I’m going to transfer some of the posts from there.

This is an easy meal to put into the crock pot.  It made more than enough food for my family of four that I put half of it in the freezer for another meal.:)

 Beanie Weenies

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 small cans of pork and beans or one large can
  • 1 small can of Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1 16 oz. package of hot dogs, sliced
  • 1 lrg onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. of mustard (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped

Steps:

  1. Place all the items in the crock pot.  (I gave it a stir.)
  2. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Enjoy!  I served mine with green beans and biscuits with apple butter.

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Ham and Black Bean Soup (GF, DF)

So on Easter Sunday, I decided to cook Easter dinner.  Yes, on Easter Sunday at about 11:45 am, I committed to making dinner.  Okay it was only going to be for 6 of us so that’s not too bad.

My family of four headed to the grocery store to plan out the meal because I had no clue was I was going to make.  I ended up cooking crock pot ham, honey and cinnamon carrots, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, and spinach salad.  We had lots of ham left-over.  Fortunately for us, we love ham!

I’m finding ways to transform the ham into delicious dishes so we are not just eating ham over and over again even though the Imaginative One would love that.  Last night I made ham and black bean soup using Bob’s Red Mill’s Black Bean Soup mix.  You can use any black bean soup mix or dried black beans to make this soup.

Ham and Black Bean Soup

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 cups of black bean soup mix or dried black beans
  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 cups of diced ham
  • 1/2 lrg. onion, diced
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Rinse and sort the black beans or black bean soup mix.
  2. Put the black bean soup mix or black beans, water, and 1 c. diced ham in a large soup pot.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and then turn down to a simmer.
  4. Let cook for 1-1/2 hours until the beans are soft.
  5. Add the chicken stock, onion, remaining diced ham, salt, and pepper.  Cook for another 10 – 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!  (We had ours with a pretzel roll.  We shared the soup with my mother-in-law.  She had hers with rice.)

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