I can’t stress enough the importance of preparing a home-cooked meal for your family but I never said you could not take short cuts. Easy dinner recipes include adding short cuts likes using prepared sauces in your dishes to save you time from making marinades and rubs. Trust me these can take a good half of an hour off your cooking time. I have used Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q, BBQ sauces before but never knew they also made an amazing array of natural Marinades and rubs.
Grilling season is over, but during fall and winter, smart cooks are using a favorite grilling secret weapon to create easy, delicious easy dinner recipes and meals in the slow cooker, oven or skillet. For those who love to cook (or even those who don’t!), but just can’t make time during the week to pull together every ingredient and spice for a nutritional, flavorful and exciting meal, Stubb’s marinades offer a single-bottle solution. Home cooks can instantly bring bold, authentic flavors to any dish without adding a lot of fat, sugar, or calories (only 5-20 calories per tablespoon).
The flavors include:
· Chicken marinade: Brown sugar, onion, garlic and citrus combine for a taste that brings out the flavor of the chicken but still provides a hint of tangy, light spices.
· Beef marinade: A delicious blend of soy, lime, ginger and red pepper helps give the meat a warm, juicy and savory taste.
· Pork marinade: Red pepper, garlic, lemongrass and ginger combine to give a spicy zip to anything from pork tenderloin to salmon fillets.
· Green Chile marinade: Famous New Mexico Hatch green chiles give a kick of heat along with jalapenos, garlic, pineapple juice and lime.
Like all Stubb’s small-batch products, the marinades contain no high fructose corn syrup and carry the Gluten-Free Certification Organization’s seal.
My family really enjoyed this Slow cooker Beef Dip hoagies. I grew up calling them French Dip Sandwiches but my husband had no idea what I was talking about. Super simple just could not find the tri tip roast of beef at two grocery stores. The butcher at one suggested calling Costco to see if they carried it. He just suggested some sirloin steaks that were on sale so it was not that expensive. Three steaks equaling 3 lbs were $12 and made 4 large hoagies. Not too bad for a family of 5 dinner. Kids and I each had half of a generously filled sandwich.
I also cooked this all day since I was going to be out most of the day. The meat was not tough.
I pulled the pork about 2 hours before serving, it had been in the slow cooker since 8am and instead of cooking on low I just used the warming setting on my crock pot.
Serve some of the sauce on the side. I would recommend de-fatting it before serving if you have the time.
Add your favorite cheese slices and enjoy an easy weeknight dinner with your family.
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