Tuesday, May 7, 2024

What's Cooking in Meat Camp?

Today I have two crockpots hard at work.

I may be retired, but I still rely (heavily) on my slowcookers.

I've heard people say they don't use/don't like crockpots because everything tastes the same.

To that, I'd have to say, "you're doing it wrong."

Today's menu - - -


Slow Cooker Flank Steak

This Slow Cooker Flank Steak is ultra tender and coated in a flavorful brown sugar chili powder rub. This easy weeknight dinner requires less than 10 ingredients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute prep, easy, slow cooker


Servings: 4 people


Calories: 511kcal


Author: Jennifer Debth



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 (1 oz) packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper omit if you don’t like spice
  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • Honey mustard for drizzling, if desired


  • Grease a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray, then pour in olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili powder, ranch mix, paprika, salt, and cayenne. This is our spice rub.
  • Rub a few spoonfuls of the spice rub onto the steak to fully coat it.
  • Place steak into the prepared crockpot, then sprinkle on remaining spice rub.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Remove steak from the crockpot and use a sharp knife to slice it into strips against the grain (this will basically shred your steak, but will prevent it from creating long and stringy pieces).
  • Serve as desired - on a bun, in a quesadilla, over mashed potatoes, on top of Mac and cheese, as nachos, etc. with a drizzle of homemade honey mustard sauce, if desired!
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1731IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 5mg



Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon and Potatoes is a delicious Southern style side dish. Tender green beans seasoned with bacon, garlic, and onion makes the best crock pot green beans recipe!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot green beans bacon potatoes recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 283 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 lbs Green Beans (fresh or frozen, ends trimmed)
  • 1 sm Sweet Onion, sliced
  • ½ lb Thick Cut Bacon* (cut in 1.5" pieces)
  • 1 lb Potatoes (new or baby potatoes, or larger ones cut)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt (or ¾ tsp table salt)
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 3 cups Chicken broth, low sodium


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the crock and stir gently.

  2. Cook on High for 3-4 hours, or Low for 6-7 hours.

  3. Serve with some buttered cornbread.

Recipe Notes

*You can use ham or smoked turkey wings or legs in place of the bacon.

And what will I be doing while dinner's cooking?

Reading  TABLE FOR TWO by Amor Towles.  Oh, how I love being retired.

Happy Reading
Bon App├ętit!

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