Monday, February 1, 2010

Tailgating and slow cooking

Even as big a fan of slow cooking as I am, I have to say that I was amazed to know that they have made a crock pot that you can plug into your lighter plug in your car! How amazing is that? Now you can crock pot while you tailgate...I love it...I might just crock pot while I Christmas shop this year or on my next road trip..

The RaodPro is only 1.5 quarts, so no full meat and potatoes kind of meals, but you can make soups, chili, barbecued beans or meatballs for meatball great is this?

So just for the RoadPro, (and the Super Bowl), I thought I would post some recipes that would work for a tailgating partying...

First, frozen meatballs and your favorite barbecue sauce in the crock pot on LOW for 4 hours, then you can dip the meatballs out and put them on sub buns and put some mozzarella cheese on them...quick and easy...

Second, Baked Beans

2 1/2 cups Dried Great Northern Beans
4 cups Water
1 (15 oz) can Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Small onion, chopped small
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt to taste

The night before - Rinse and drain the dry beans. Put rinsed beans in crock pot and pour the 4 cups of water over beans. Cook on LOW over night (at least 8 hours).

The next morning - stir in all other ingredients, cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

If you are doing the tailgating...cook beans the night before and then you can mix everything in the morning and start cooking 6 hours before the game by plugging that RoadPro into your truck...

Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy and Hugs!

1 comment:

Bish Denham said...

Cool! I think crock potting while you drive would definitely be safer than texting or talking on the phone while you drive!