Recipe Friday: One Pot

This dish is like a fraternal twin to Chili. It’s made the same way, tastes as good, and is just as versatile.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled, and is even better when you eat it as left-overs.
Serve this in a big bowl with sides of a salad and crusty bread or corn bread.
Or, spoon into a casserole dish and top with biscuits, corn bread, or tater tots. Bake at 350° until the topping is cooked and brown (20 minutes or so if biscuits and corn bread start as dough).
Optional ingredients:

  • black olives
  • green/red/yellow/orange peppers
  • macaroni
  • rice or quinoa
  • a mixture of brown sugar and vinegar.

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min + simmering

Ingredients:

1 pound                    ground meat (can be beef, venison, buffalo, etc)

1                                large onion

1 tablespoon           minced garlic

1 (15-ounce) can    diced tomatoes with juice

1 (15-ounce) can    tomato sauce

1 (15-ounce) can    black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15-ounce) can    pinto beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons         Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon           liquid smoke

1/4 cup                     barbecue sauce

Directions:

In a medium-large pot, over medium-high heat, brown the ground meat and onions. In the last minute of browning, add the garlic. Stir and cook.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black and pinto beans, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and barbeque sauce.
Stir well. Bring to boiling.
Allow to simmer on low heat for at least 20 minutes.
Alternatively, this can be put into the oven (covered or uncovered, depending on how thick you want it) at 250° for several hours.

15 thoughts on “Recipe Friday: One Pot

    1. It comes in a small bottle, and is usually in the ketchup / barbeque sauce aisle. It adds a smoky taste like barbeque sauce, but without the added tomato and sugar. It’s usually a clear liquid. The last brand we bought, Wright’s Liquid Smoke, came without a drop regulator (like Worcestershire sauce has, so it doesn’t just pour out too quickly). The taste is good, but it does pour too quickly, and dribbles down the side.

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    1. Hi Jeanette! 😁
      It depends on how watery your One Pot is. If you want to thicken it up, go ahead and add uncooked or partially-cooked macaroni. If your One Pot is sufficiently thick, add cooked macaroni. (If you find out that the uncooked macaroni thickened it up too much, you can always add more tomato sauce or diced tomatoes.)

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