As usual, this is a recipe I created just trying to use up what I had in my house because I’m terrible at meal prep. But it turned out delicious! So I’m definitely going to be making it again. All you need is:
1 cup of uncooked rice
1 pound of ground beef
1 can of black beans (15 oz)
2/3 cup of barbecue sauce
1-2 bell peppers
To get things started cook rice according to directions on package. While this is happening, brown beef. Since neither of these require too much attention, now is also a good time to cut your pepper(s).
Once beef is browned, drain the fat. Drain black beans. Combine beef, black beans, peppers and barbecue sauce in pan and continue to cook on medium for a few minutes. Add rice, cook on low for a few more minutes. Dish up, sprinkle with cheese, enjoy! If you like an extra kick, a few drops of Frank’s Red hot sauce is superb on it!
In the middle of winter I miss the yummy summer time food. This crock pot recipe is the next best thing when the grill is covered with snow. 4 ingredients dumped into a crock pot for four hours. It doesn’t get much easier (or much more delicious)!
Put 4 pounds of chicken drumsticks (fully defrosted) in a crock pot. Cover with 2/3 cup of grape jelly, 2/3 cup of barbeque sauce and a tablespoon of sweet chili pepper sauce. Cook on high for four hours. Serve with your favorite summer time side dish.
Here’s another super easy but super yummy crock pot recipe. All you need is:
- 4 pounds of chicken drumsticks
- 1 cup of Orange marmalade
- 1.5 cups of barbecue sauce
I defrost chicken overnight and salt and pepper the drumsticks in the morning. But if you don’t salt and pepper the drumsticks until you’re ready to do the other steps, that’s fine too. They just might not absorb the taste as much. I do recommend making sure chicken is fully defrosted before starting this recipe.
1. Place salt and peppered drumsticks in crock pot
2. Pour 1 cup of orange marmalade on top
3. Pour 1.5 cups barbecue sauce on top of that
4. Stir it all together so marmalade and barbecue sauce are mixed and drumsticks are coated in the mixture
5. Cook on high for 4 hours (if you are home move the chicken around every hour or so, this will help it cook in the sauce evenly.)
By the way, I saved the leftover sauce in the crock pot and cooked asparagus in it for a few hours the next day!