Sunday, July 12, 2009

BBQ Beef and Beans: Which way is better?

I got this from a site of a woman who cooked something every day for a whole year in her crockpot, A Year of Crockpotting, and now has written her own cookbook based on her personal challenge! Definitely not something I would have ever thought of, or plan on doing, but she got reallllly creative!
This recipe is for crockpot barbecue beef and beans. I decided I wanted to see whether oven baked or crockpot turned out a better result, so I did half in the crockpot and half in the oven. Here's the recipe:

BBQ Beef and Beans

3 lb chuck roast
1 yellow onion, sliced in rings (optional)
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 can (16.5 oz) barbecue baked beans
2 T water
1/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
cheese, optional
jalapeno slices, optional

Cut meat so it fits in your baking dish (if it fits whole, you can leave it whole, but up the baking time; mine was in about 4x4 inch chunks). Add the onion and garlic, then the beans and water. Top with barbecue sauce and cover pan with foil. (or in crockpot, cover with lid)

Bake in 250 oven for 3 hours OR cook on low for 8-12 hours in crockpot.

Serve on rolls, buns, rice cakes, or over rice if you like. Add slices of your favorite cheese and sliced jalapenos.

Turned out we liked it just a little bit better in the oven. Considering how easy it is to put something in the crockpot for the whole day while you're at work, though, I will definitely use this recipe crockpot style again. We have plenty more roasts from our cow!!
And no, there is not a picture. Well, there is, but even worse than the last few! You know what bbq beef looks like right?:)