Sunday, January 25, 2009

Five-Minute Crockpot BBQ

I kid you not, I've forgotten to get a meal ready for Sunday afternoon, and have thrown this together while everyone gets into the car for church. . . takes literally LESS than five minutes to get into the crock pot. This is a HUGE family favorite and is SO easy to prepare. It can also be frozen either in meal size or on wax paper in sandwich-shape drops, then stored in a freezer bag to be popped individually into the microwave for a quick lunch or emergency dinner (dad might be sneaking these, so watch out!)

Combine the following ingredients in the crock pot, turn on high, cover and leave for the day (at least four hours for a roast, three hours for the meatballs):
  • 2-4 pounds of beef, pork roast, or meatballs
  • 1/2 bottle of cheap BBQ sauce (whatever you find on sale)
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2-8 TBS (to your taste) honey or brown sugar
  • Some or none of the following: chopped onion, garlic (fresh or powder,) a can of pineapple tidbits, chopped celery, hot sauce, peppers, whatever you want to sneak into your family's diet
  1. 10 minutes to an hour before you want to serve the BBQ, take the roast out and shred it with a fork
  2. Drain out some of the excess liquid from the crockpot, return the meat to the crockpot and stir in the second half of the bottle of BBQ sauce
  3. Season or spice up with any of the following: herbs, spices, smoke flavor, more sweetener or whatever strikes your fancy
  4. Turn the crock pot on low, to keep warm
  5. Serve over buns with slices of tomato, onion and lettuce, or even over rice with a salad (my favorite with the meatballs).

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