I do my grocery shopping over the weekend, but I plan meals for the whole week. The weekly menu always includes at least one slow cooker meal, usually more than that.
My boys have their favorites: pork loin in a cheese sauce, chicken with a mushroom sauce and almost any soup I make, but I love to vary recipes and change things up on them, much to their chagrin.
However, when I discovered Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces on the aisle at Brookshire’s (they are near the marinades, not necessarily the soup), I knew I had to try them.
They can’t be any easier. Open the pouch. Pour over raw meat. Cook in the slow cooker. Done. That’s it.
They come in different flavors, like Shredded Beef Taco, Tavern Style Pot Roast, Sweet Korean BBQ, Moroccan Spiced Stew, Hawaiian Pork, Southern BBQ and Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork.
It really doesn’t get any easier, with a huge flavor impact.
Shredded Beef Panini with Cilantro Lime Spread
1 (12 oz) pouch Campbell’s® Shredded Beef Taco Slow Cooker Sauce
2 to 3 lb boneless beef chuck
2 cups warmed slow-cooked shredded beef
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbs lime juice
1 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
8 slices Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse™ Sourdough Bread
8 slices sharp cheddar cheese (thinly sliced)
8 tomato slices
8 slices bacon, cooked and drained
1 cup packed baby spinach or arugula
Pour slow cooker sauce over beef in a 6-quart slow cooker; cook on low heat setting for at least 7 hours. Shred beef.
Heat a panini maker. Drain any excess liquid from the beef. Stir the mayonnaise, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl.
Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on each bread slice. Layer 4 slices bread with 1 cheese slice, 1/2 cup beef, 2 tomato slices, 2 bacon slices and 1/4 cup spinach. Top with the remaining cheese and bread slices, mayonnaise-side down. Spray the sandwiches with vegetable cooking spray.
Add the sandwiches to the panini maker in batches, and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted.
Note: If you don’t have a panini maker, prepare and cook as if making a grilled cheese sandwich.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 895, Calories from Fat: 383, Fat: 43 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (18 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 178 mg, Sodium: 2163 mg, Potassium: 695 mg, Carbohydrates: 63 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 10 g, Protein: 62 g
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