Here at Fix-It and Forget-It, we have an ongoing debate about sweet potatoes. Some prefer them dessert-like, mixed up with brown sugar and spices and topped with gooey marshmallows. Others like them savory, perhaps coated with a sesame-soy sauce-ginger glaze. Continue Reading...
You can go nuts fast worrying about what dish to take to your next holiday or football play-off get-together. I mean to be sympathetic and sensitive to all the concerns, but sometimes when I agonize, I can get a little cynical. That’s a confession and a warning. Continue Reading...
1. The new shoes I hated.
2. Sweet potato croquettes.
The First “Shoebox” Trigger
My parents and I didn’t have many wars. But there was one that still turns my face pink. Continue Reading...
When the Thanksgiving turkey platter is passed to me, I always root around looking for the dark meat. Early on, I must have hit a piece of white meat that behaved like sawdust in my mouth—and no amount of gravy could rescue it. Continue Reading...
The slow cooker really comes into its own when less tender cuts of meat are involved. There’s probably a great oven method for producing melt-in-your-mouth tender brisket, but we don’t know what it is. When faced with brisket, we go for the slow cooker every time. Continue Reading...
We like efficiency as much as any working woman or busy dad. That’s why we love Fruity Sweet Potatoes – the dish that provides both fruit and vegetables all in one sweet-tasting serving. Try it with Give-Me-More Barbecued Ribs. The sweet and spicy combination of this meal will have your kids beggin’ for more veggies!
This recipe smells delicious as it cooks. So good, in fact, that when we made it the other day in the office, our co-workers kept stopping by to see what we had slow cooking. The smoky barbeque stew tastes as fantastic as it smells. Even our co-workers who don’t like sweet potatoes had a bite and liked it!
Barbecued Black Beans with Sweet Potatoes
Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook, pg. 219
Makes 6-8 servings
Prep. Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 2-4 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 3-qt.
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 8 chunks each
15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium onion, diced
2 ribs celery, sliced
9 oz. Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
1. Place sweet potatoes in slow cooker.
2. Stir in additional ingredients.
3. Cover. Cook on High 2-3 hours, or on Low 4 hours.