Grilled Brats or Kielbasa on Buns
Corn on the Cob
I don't have recipes for this easy meal, but wanted to mention that in our area sausage and Kielbasa has been on sale almost every week which is unusual. I try to buy the fresh variety, often made at our local grocery stores. It seems to be less fatty, and tastes better than prepackaged smoked sausage.
Italian Style Beef Sandwiches
3-4 pound beef roast, any cut
ground black pepper
Italian seasoning or Italian dressing
Medium Sweet onion
Fresh mushrooms, 12 ounce package
Green pepper, optional
Package sliced Provolone cheese
8 Buns, sub style
Place the roast into a crock pot in the morning, or at least before noon. Season with garlic powder, pepper and Italian seasoning or you can use bottled Italian dressing as well. Cook at least 5-6 hours on high until the meat is falling apart. Pull the meat with a fork to shred.
Slice the mushrooms, onion and green pepper. Drizzle a small amount of oil into a skillet, heat on medium and add the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until they are soft. Remove from heat.
Open the buns, place on a slice of cheese and microwave for 25-30 seconds to melt the cheese and warm bun (optional). Place beef on the bun, then top with sauteed vegetables and close. Serve warm.
Notes: We serve these with onion rings, or chips and a salad.
BBQ Pork Sandwiches
5-6 pound pork roast
ground black pepper
1 bottle of BBQ Sauce
In the morning place the roast in the crock pot and season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook all day, at least 6 hours on high. When the roast is falling apart remove it with a slotted spoon to a bowl or platter. (do not turn off the crock pot) Discard all but maybe a 1/4 cup of the liquid/fat from the crock pot. Using a fork, pick out the fat and shred the pork. Place it back into the crock pot, and add the BBQ sauce. Stir to coat the meat and heat for about 1/2 hour on high again.
To serve, spoon the pork onto buns. We usually have Baked Beans and/or chips with this.