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Fourth of July is fast approaching, and what’s the glorious fourth without some delicious barbecue? The problem is, it’s hot outside. Temperatures are in the high nineties here, and several days, we’ve hit a hundred. What do you do when your family begs for BBQ, but you really don’t want to fire up your grill? Gas, charcoal. . . it’s too hot!
Answer: Barbecue those pork chops in your crockpot.
I said “pork chops” up there because that’s what we had for dinner tonight, but really, you can throw any kind of meat into your slow cooker, add some Craig’s BBQ Sauce and a little chopped onion, and the neighbors will call and ask if they can join your family for supper. Pork, chicken, lamb, beef. . . whatever you’ve got in the fridge or freezer – just pop it into your crockpot and go.
If you’ve taken it out of the freezer, you don’t even have to thaw it before you put it in the slow cooker. Just make sure you let it cook for at least six hours on low and four hours on high.
Crockpot barbecue is so easy and effortless. Just place the chops or roast or whatever cut of meat you’ve got into your crockpot, pour a cup of Craig’s BBQSauce over it, add a handful of chopped onion, replace the lid, set the crockpot on high or low, depending on how long it’s going to cook, and go about your business.
These boiling hot summer days are the perfect time to use your crockpot. It doesn’t heat up your house, as your oven would, and you don’t have to stand out in the back yard in the broiling sun, turning meat on your grill while your family waits in the air-conditioned house.
Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching, and many people are planning their family reunion and picnic menus. And what is a family reunion or a picnic without a big pan of delicious spicy baked beans?
Texas Pepper Jelly’s recipe for baked beans is so superior to all other recipes for baked beans that after you try ours, you’ll never go back!
The best baked beans are made from cans of pork and beans – this is not a cop-out; it’s a fact. Oh, you can soak navy beans all night if you want to, but the result isn’t as tasty. My family will back that up. 🙂
3 cans pork & beans (off-brands work as well as name brands here)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Craig’s BBQ Sauce
4 strips bacon
What to do:
Dump everything but the bacon in a large baking pan – I always use my beautiful Pioneer Woman dishes – and criss-cross the bacon on top. Bake in a 350 oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and stir the bacon into the beans so the flavoring is spread throughout. Let the beans “sit” for about fifteen minutes before serving.
Don’t expect any leftovers, but if by some chance a few people don’t show up and you have a little bit of beans leftover, refrigerate.
Item: The beans are delicious ice cold, but if you’re not as adventurous as I am, just microwave for a minute or two.
I repeat: What’s a Memorial Day reunion or picnic without spicy baked beans?
Here at Texas Pepper Jelly, we like to talk about grilling all kinds of foods: meats, vegetables, and even fruits. A good shish kabob represents most, if not all, of the basic food groups.
People who grill have preferences. This is a bit of an understatement. Each person who loves to grill firmly believes that their own way is the only way.
Gas grills, charcoal grills, campfire grills. . . each of these is the preferred grill for someone. A good griller can find success on any kind of grill, of course, but let’s face it – we all have a grill of choice. Randy Clark recently posted a picture of his picnic grill, and don’t those steaks look delicious!
All Randy needs is a bottle of Craig’s BBQ Sauce, and his cookout would be complete! Ricky works at TKO Graphix, where I’d bet everybody loves some good grillouts!
No matter what kind of grill you are using, Texas Pepper Jelly products will make whatever you are grilling taste even better!
Super football Sunday is coming! February 7 isn’t all that far away, you know, and the big game deserves some awesome food for your couch quarterbacks! Your football fans will want some quality food while they cheer for their favorite team! Cardinals and Panthers alike will want to be munching away while they encourage their team.Craig’s BBQ Sauce is the perfect and versatile ingredient for many of a football fan’s favorite munchies. Let’s start with many people’s favorite: Spicy Baked Beans.
You’ve got things to do on SuperBowl Sunday; here’s the easy version!
1 28-oz can pork & beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup finely diced onions
1/4 cup bacon grease
3 slices bacon, uncooked
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup Craig’s BBQ Sauce
What to do:
In a large casserole dish, add all ingredients except the bacon and mix thoroughly. Lay the bacon slices on top of the bean mixture.
The Craig’s BBQ Sauce will turn an ordinary pan of baked beans into an absolute feast. You’ll probably have to make another batch before the evening’s over.
We’ll be posting a little more than our weekly usual while we’re heading into Super Football Sunday – we want to be sure you and your family/friends have a veritable FEAST of spicy wonderfulness while you’re rooting for your favorite team.
next week in a few days with more recipes to make your football evening better than you could even dream! (Even the non-football fans will fight you for the food!)
P.S. Check out our winter grill picture on Facebook! (Be sure to cover your grill this winter!)
December is a busy month for most of us, for many different reasons and a myriad of holidays; this makes December the perfect month for making the most of your crockpot. There is so much we need to do, and there are so many places we need to go! Whatever helps simplify our lives is well worth doing.
Busy as we are, we still want our families to have nutritious, tasty meals. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult at all!
No, really. It’s easy.
Just get out your trusty slow cooker, slice an onion and line the bottom of the cooker with the slices, fill it with chicken – the chicken can even be frozen! – pour some Craig’s BBQ Sauce over it, replace the lid, set the dial to “low,” and go on with your busy life.
Eight hours later, when you get back home from work, or from shopping, or from visiting, your house will smell wonderful and your main course will be ready to serve. If you haven’t been anywhere at all, and just needed something simple and good for dinner, you’ll have spent the day with the wonderful aroma.
Either way, you and your family will all be more than ready to sit down to a wonderful dinner.
This is such a simple way to prepare chicken; it’s amazing that it’s also so absolutely delicious. But as we say all the time here on the Texas Pepper Jelly blog: it’s often the simplest recipes that are the most delicious!
The temperature here was in the high eighties, in fact. People are still loving to cook and eat outdoors in October!
While it’s true that every season is barbecue season, it’s also true that the vest of all possible barbecue sauces made on Planet Earth is Craig’s BBQ Sauce! There are some good bbq sauces out there, sure, but the best of them still can’t compete with Craig’s BBQ Sauce for perfection.
Craig’s BBQ Sauce has a sweet southern barbecue taste that will tickle your taste buds and make your whole body laugh out loud with delight! Just a little bit of a kick, added to the smoothness and sweetness, combines to make Craig’s BBQ Sauce the best of the best!
Craig’s BBQ sauce is excellent with every kind of meat you’ll ever want to throw on your grill, too. Chicken, pork, beef, lamb. . . all meats are better with Craig’s BBQ Sauce brushed on the top. And the sides. And the bottoms, too. Oh, heck, put a cup of Craig’s BBQ Sauce on the table for dippin’ purposes, too. They’ll ask for it so you might as well beat ’em to the punch.
You can choose between a regular bottle of Craig’s BBQ Sauce or our giant gallon bottle. You might as well order the big one to save yourself some time later on down the road. They’ll want more. They’ll ask for more. You’d better have more!
Hey – Labor Day will be upon us before we know it, and in the meantime, there are still weeks and weeks of outdoor grilling weather before that! (And even more afterwards!)
Last week, we recommended that you buy our very own Craig’s BBQ Sauce by the gallon, and this week, we are recommending that you buy our Texas Rib Candy by the case.
Unlike most companies that sell food by the case, you aren’t limited to OUR preferences when it comes to choosing flavors. No sirree, at Texas Pepper Jelly, YOU choose the flavors.
That’s what I said. When you buy a case of any of our fine products, YOU are the one who gets to choose the flavors.
Select one of each. Select two of one flavor and two of another. Choose one flavor and get the whole case in that one. Your purchase, your choice, all the way.
I highly recommend Texas Pepper Jelly’s delicious Texas Rib Candy. It’s a finishing sauce that can be used in a multitude of ways. Use it as a marinade. Baste with it. Pour it in a bowl and let your hungry diners dip whatever they want into it. Pour it over ice cream or cake or cheesecake or pudding.
I said it was versatile and I meant it. No sauce was ever as versatile as Texas Rib Candy.
When it’s time to buy more BBQ sauce, why bother buying those little bottles from the grocery store? We all know those don’t last very long, especially in the summer when grilling is at its peak!
My advice to all of you is to buy your barbecue sauce by the gallon, and what better place – and what better barbecue sauce – than right here at Texas Pepper Jelly.
Buying barbecue sauce by the gallon means you’ll have enough sauce for several cookouts, not just one or two, because everybody knows that a good cookout requires not only BBQ sauce on the cooking meats but also BBQ sauce on the table so people can add more. And people always want to add more.
Chicken, pork, beef, lamb. . . whatever kind of meat you put on your grill, Craig’s BBQ Sauce will enhance it and make it more delicious than it already was.
Are you grilling vegetables, too? Craig’s BBQ Sauce is delicious on veggies, too.
Texas Pepper Jelly offers Craig’s BBQ Sauce in several sizes, so pick the size that is most convenient to you. However, if you do a lot of grilling out, BBQ by the gallon might be your best bet!
Besides, where else can you buy a GALLON of BBQ Sauce?