Jamaican Me Crazy Ribs

With a sweet and spicy sauce, these ribs are a hit!  You’ll need just 10 minutes to get these BBQ Pork Ribs into the crock pot for slow all-day cooking.

Jamaican Me Crazy Ribs

 

Jamaican Me Crazy Ribs
 
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 racks of pork ribs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
  • 2 bottles Kraft Honey BBQ Sauce ( 18 oz. each)
  • 4 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons honey
Instructions
  1. Cut the ribs into serving size pieces. ( I use kitchen scissors)
  2. Drizzle with oil and rub with the jerk seasoning.
  3. Place ribs in 5 or 6 quart slow cooker.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the ribs.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender.

Jamaican Me Crazy Rib Ingredients

Use kitchen scissors to cut the ribs into serving size pieces.

Cut Ribs With Scissors

 

Drizzle with olive oil and rub with the jerk seasoning.

Coat Ribs With Olive Oil and Jerk Seasoning

Place in a 5 or 6 quart crock pot.  Combine the remaining ingredients for the sauce.

Mix Sauce

Pour the sauce over the ribs.

Pour Sauce Over Ribs

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender.

Here you see the ribs paired with a wine from Velvet Palate.

Serve Ribs with Wine

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

Crock Pot Roasted Veggies

Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables

 

I love oven roasted vegetables and now I’m going to show you how to make “Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables”.  The secret ingredient is one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix.  

Crock Pot Roasted Veggies
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh vegetables ( broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, etc)
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Spray the crock pot with cooking spray. (I used my 2 quart insert)
  2. Wash and trim the vegetables and put them into the crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle with the dry ranch salad dressing mix
  4. sprinkle with the water.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 2½ to 3 hours.

You can watch my Video Tutorial for this recipe here:

 

Ingredients…

Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables Ingredients

 

You can use any combination of fresh vegetables that you like..

Fresh Vegetables for Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables

Add all of the vegetables to the crock pot.  Sprinkle with the dry mix.  Sprinkle the water over all.  Stir, cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Add Ingredients to Crock Pot

Remember, “Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

 

 

Video: Crock Pot Roasted Veggies


Crock Pot Roasted Veggies are quick, easy and healthy!


Crock Pot Green Beans Easy Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Green Beans in Bowl 1

 

Are you looking for ideas for side dishes?   How about some easy crock pot recipes?  This recipe cooks on low all day in  the crock pot and it is full of  home style goodness.

Every cook needs some easy crock pot recipes for those busy days we all have!  This Crock Pot Green Bean recipe will round out any meal and your crock pot does all of the work!  Not only does the crock pot do all of the work, but this recipe only has 5 main ingredients ( potatoes, fresh green beans, onion, ham cubes and chicken broth) so it’s quick and easy to assemble and economical to make.

We are heading into fresh green bean season which means the grocery store and framers markets will have an abundance of them.  My local grocery store carries fresh green beans all year long so I try to cook fresh green at least once a week.  Easy crock pot recipes like this allow even the busiest person to cook wholesome and nutritious foods.  

Crock Pot Green Beans
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 small red potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 16 oz fresh green beans, washed and snapped
  • 1 large onion, cut into eight wedges
  • 16 oz fully cooked ham cubes
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

Crock Pot Green Beans Ingredients

 

Clean the green beans and snip the ends.  Note:  Check out my Success Secret for How to Quickly Snip Fresh Green Beans.

Snip Green Beans\

Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low for 8 to 10  hours.

Add Potatoes to Crock Pot

Add Green Beans to Crock Pot

Add Ham to Crock Pot

Add Broth

 

Remember, ” Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

Crock Pot Green Beans in Bowl 

Tender chunks of ham, chopped onion and fresh green beans cooked to perfection!

Provencal Beef Stew

Provencal Beef Stew in Bread Bowl

 

My Provencal Beef Stew goes together in a snap and your crock pot does the rest of the work!  This stew is full of hearty beef chunks, bacon, potatoes, baby carrots, whole pearl onions and mushrooms and cooks up in a tomato and brown gravy sauce.  This is sure to warm you up on a cold winter day!   Here, I’ve served Provencal Beef Stew in my “Homemade” Bread Bowls that are made with frozen bread dough.  Check out that recipe too!

Provencal Beef Stew
 
Prep time
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 4 bacon slices, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 2 12 oz jars brown gravy
  • 14.5 oz can diced peeled tomatoes with the juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh whole baby carrots
  • 8 new red potatoes, quartered
  • 10 oz bag pearl onions OR 2 small onions, cut into eights
  • 8 oz whole fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup red wine ( optional - but I always add it)
Instructions
  1. In medium skillet, cook the bacon ( I use kitchen scissors to cut it up quickly) and the beef stew meat until browned. Do not drain.
  2. Combine the beef stew meat, bacon and liquid in the crock pot along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Ingredients..( The only thing I added was the optional 1 cup of red wine.  I really like the depth of flavor the wine adds to this stew)

Provencal Beef Stew Ingredients

 

Use kitchen scissors to cut the bacon into pieces.  Brown the bacon and stew meat in a skillet.

Provencal Beef Stew Cut Bacon with Kitchen Scissors

Add the browned meat along with the liquid from the skillet to a sprayed crock pot.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Note:  If you are using the pearl onions, boil them separately for about 3 minutes, cut off the ends and the skins should slide right off.  The other option is to use 2 small onions and cut them into eights , but I really like the look of the pearl onions best.

Adding Carrots to Provencal Beef Stew

Adding Tomatoes to Provencal Beef Stew

Adding Beef and Bacon to Provencal Beef Stew

Now just set the crock pot on low and let it simmer away for 8 to 10 hours.  You won’t believe the aroma that will fill your kitchen as this stew cooks!  If you don’t have 8 to 10 hours to let this cook on low…no worries!  You can let it cook on high for 3 hours and then turn it to low for another 3 hours and that will work just fine.  

Here you see the finished stew in the crock pot…

Provencal Beef Stew in Crockpot  

I made my EASY “Homemade” Bread Bowls to serve this stew in.  Velvet Palate also paired this with a great bottle of red wine. 

Provencal Beef Stew Paired with Wine

 

Remember….Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

Crock Pot Seasoning Mix: Hearty Beef Stew

Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes are new in grocery stores and they are a great time saver for busy cooks.  There are currently three mixes available:

These were recently featured in Family Circle Magazine as a “Big Hit”….and I agree!

I reviewed the BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning mix under a separate post:  BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix Review .  I really loved the BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix and was just as pleased with the Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix.  The mix produced a stew with a deep and hearty flavor that simmered in the crock pot all day.

I followed the directions on the packet for the beef stew.  It only took a few minutes to assemble the stew and then the crock pot did the rest of the work!

The stew cooked on low for 8 hours and the flavor was really amazing!  If you are in a hurry, you can cook it on high for only 4 hours. 

In addition to beef stew, this seasoning packet can be used to make several other recipes in the crock pot.  The Crock Pot Seasoning Mix  website has several delicious recipes I want to try.  I want to make the Beef Burgundy next — it looks so easy and good!

    I also want to try the Slow Cooked Pepper Steak recipe.    

I love the versatility of the Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes.  The Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix can be used to make beef stew or a variety of other great dishes such as the two I’ve shown above. 

My next review will be on the Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix.  I have decided to make Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Smashed Potatoes with the Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix.  This recipe is on the Crock Pot Seasoning Mix website. 

I received a packet of the Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix for this review.  No compensation was received.  These are my honest and true opinions.  

 

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