It takes about five minutes to throw all this stuff in the crock pot. Doesn't get much better than that!
Barbecue Beef and Beans
1.5 pounds boneless beef round, cut into 1-inch cubes.
2 15 ounce cans butter beans, drained
2 15 ounce cans cannelini beans, drained
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, finely grated
1.5 cups hickory smoke barbecue sauce**
1/3 cup water
several dashes hot sauce (optional)
Put everything in the crock pot, except about 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. About half an hour before serving, stir in the rest of the barbecue sauce and some freshly ground pepper.
Fill up a baked potato with it or serve it with some hot cornbread and a big side salad (just to satisfy your girly side, of course). My husband loved it, and my two year old gobbled it right up. You don't have to tell them how easy it was.
** Almost every bottle of barbecue sauce on the shelves contains high fructose corn syrup. Despite the ads on tv, it's really, really not good for you. Read the labels and look for one without.