KRAFT Recipe Makers Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Beef, a Very Culinary Video, and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway

KRAFT Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Beef | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on September 11, 2013 · 128 comments

When do/did your kids go back to school? My kids started up again a couple of weeks ago…and it’s already nutty. Haley begged me last dance season to let her do two classes this year and Trevor has been asking about soccer forever. I’ve resisted both, because of the time commitment. But I caved. I’m such a sucker for organized sports! 

So there you have it – 2 nights a week Haley has dance, and 2 nights a week, Trevor has soccer; sometimes falling on the same days. And that’s after school and homework. Those days are super fun. Not.

I try to cook homemade meals from scratch as much as possible, but with this crazy schedule, I’m in desperate need of some quick and/or easy dinners; preferably recipes I can set and forget about, so they’re ready when we get home so late. But I also don’t want to throw all nutrition out the window.

Kraft recently launched Kraft Recipe Makers which is a new product line of meal starters. Each box comes with 2 savory sauces and recipe suggestions – all you do is supply the fresh ingredients. There are 9 varieties to choose from, with 3 different ways to prepare each one (in a slow cooker, skillet or oven), supplying you with 27 different dinners!

As you know, I tried their Verde Chicken Enchiladas, which was a big hit. Now, I made their Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Beef, which was a winner also!

And it does not get any easier, friends. Put a 2 1/2 pound beef chuck roast in the slow cooker, pour their simmer sauce over the top, cover and cook on low for 8 hours, let cool slightly, shred the meat, mix in the finishing sauce, and place on some buns with your favorite coleslaw – done! And most importantly, it was delicious! Don’t want to use beef? Try ground turkey. Want to sneak in a veggie? Add some bell peppers. The sauces are versatile enough that you can customize it to your families’ needs.

KRAFT Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Beef Sandwiches | Very Culinary

Watch our Very Culinary how-to video and see how easy and delicious your next dinner can be!

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Mihaela Day October 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I’d make the chicken alfredo w/roasted veggies :)


Marcy Strahan October 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I could make my crawfish noodle casserole using the cheesy chicken Florentine sauce & cream cheese & green onions!


CharityS October 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm
CharityS October 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I would use it in my 3 cheese pasta bake.


Chelsea A October 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Loving all these recipes I’m seeing … looks really easy and yummy …

I think I’d make sweet and sour tofu! This’d make the sauce and flavor so easy! So good! Excited to try these! Thanks for the post and the chance to win!


Chelsea A October 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm
susan smoaks October 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm

i would make the Shrimp Puttanesca recipe it would be really good
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Sand October 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I would like to try the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita and make it into a lasagna.


angie lilly October 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm
angie lilly October 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I am all about easy and fast and these look to be both! I would love to try a vegetarianized version of the Shrimp Puttanesca recipe! There are a few fake shrimp items on the market now that I have yet to try!


Betty C October 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Meals than can be started in the slow cooker make mealtimes so much easier. Hickory BBQ Beef would be awesome in sandwiches or a pasta dish.


Betty C October 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Please delete this duplicate comment. So sorry!


Betty C October 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Betty C October 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I’d like to use the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita sauces to make a beef and pasta casserole. I might even make a southwest flavor lasagna.


Buddy Garrett October 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

I would use the sweet and sour chicken to make meatballs and spaghetti.


jennifer October 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

Yummmm that looks delicious, thanks for the recipe ideas definitely ting to make the hickorybbq in the slow cookery soon!


BusyWorkingMama October 27, 2013 at 7:32 am

I’d make a pasta bake with fall veggies.


tracey byram October 27, 2013 at 2:21 am

I’d make baked teriyaki fish


Gianna October 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I would make the Chicken Cacciatore and add mushrooms.


s riches October 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

A chicken taco salad recipe would be improved with these sauces.


Deb moretti October 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm
Deb moretti October 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I made exactly what you made with the Hickory BBF beef. I used pork roast. It was the bomb!!!!


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Michelle H October 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I’d use these sauces to jazz up our weeknight pasta aoli.


Kayla October 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I’d make chicken cacciatore!


chickie brewer October 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

chicken pizza is something I would like to make.


gina October 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I would make a chicken pizza for my husband.


Betty October 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm

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