My friends over at Red Gold Tomatoes contacted me a few weeks ago offering me an opportunity to test several of their products and help them promote their 2 a Day Crock-Pot giveaway featured right now on their Facebook page. Being a lover of crock-pot recipes myself, of course I said yes!
*Disclaimer- This is a sponsored post. Red Gold Tomatoes graciously provided me with a package of products to try out and review on my blog. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.
I’ve never used Red Gold products until now. I’m not entirely sure why. I’ve seen their products on the shelf at the grocery store and have been tempted a time or two to purchase them, but I am a creature of habit and have religiously stuck to what I’ve always used. So I was giddy when I opened my box of Red Gold products and eager to put them to the test.
The first recipe I am sharing with you is a long-time family favorite. It’s quick and easy, full of flavor, and the most delicious taco soup on the planet! I substituted Red Gold tomatoes for Rotel and Hunt’s tomato sauce and I will not go back. It was 1,000 times better with the Red Gold products. Like, slap your mama good. My mouth is watering just typing this post. So. Good. I want to make another batch. Like, now.
I thought Hayden was going to fall out of his chair during dinner. He was bouncing around like he had tacks on his seat cushion, shouting, “It’s SOOOOO awesome!!!” It kinda reminded me of Agnes from Despicable Me when she encountered the fluffy unicorn at the fair. It was hilarious.
The next recipe is another all-time favorite in the Card household. Texas Chili. You can’t live in Texas and not like chili. You just can’t.
Once again, I substituted my usual Rotel for Red Gold, this time using their Petite Diced tomatoes with green chilies. Mmmm…. it was so. good. y’all. So. Good. I think the next time I make it I will also include a can of their lime and cilantro diced tomatoes. Just for fun.
If you’ve never made queso in a crock-pot, you’re missing out. It’s the best thing, ever, and my family gobbles it up faster than a pack of ravenous wolves. This recipe is courtesy of Red Gold. I usually just combine a package of Velveeta cheese into my crock-pot, add a can or two of Rotel (sorry Rotel, I think you may have lost your spot in my grocery cart) and about a pound of ground beef (already seasoned and cooked), stirring occasionally until the Velveeta is melted. I really like the recipe below. It has a few more steps, but it’s packed full of flavor.
1 can of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Lim Juice and Cilantro, drained.
1 can of Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
1/2 pound of ground beef (I used 1 lb.)
12 American processed cheese singles (I used 1 pkg of Velveeta, cut into cubes)
1 clove of garlic, mined
3 Tbsps whipping cream
salt and pepper to taste
Combine ingredients into a crock-pot and cook for about 20 minutes on high. Serve with Frito Lay Tostitos scoops.
I cannot claim the rights to this next slow cooker favorite. I found it on Pinterest and it was mind-blowing. Definitely worth checking out. For sure!
I don’t have any pictures of this next fall favorite because it was stored on my previous cell phone and I lost all of it’s content when it went to cell phone heaven last week. So you’ll just have to use your imaginations and trust me when I say that this pot roast is to die for. Trust me. Just do it.
1 3- lb chuck roast
1 pkg dry Ranch seasoning mix
1 pkg dry au jus gravy mix
1 pkg McCormick pot roast seasoning
1 12 oz bottle of Samuel Adam’s Boston Lager
6 tbsp of butter
Pour half of the Boston Lager at the bottom of your crock-pot and then place the chuck roast on top.
Next, add the dry Ranch mix, dry au jus gravy mix, and pot roast seasoning on top of the roast. Add the remaining Boston Lager and place the pepperoncini along the side of the roast. Top with butter.
Cook on low for 8 hours, shred, and ta-da! You now have the best pot roast in all the land.
I like to serve my pot roast with creamy mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, and a dinner roll. It’s the bomb.
So what do you think?! These recipes are ah-maz-ing, right?!
Again, special thanks to my friends at Red Gold Tomatoes for providing the delicious tomatoes and an excuse to make some of my favorite fall slow cooker meals even though it currently feels nothing like fall in Texas. The struggle is real, y’all.
Be sure to head over to their Facebook page and enter to win a brand new crock-pot! They are generously giving away 2 crock-pots every day until October 8th. I mean, who doesn’t like a chance to win free stuff?
And speaking of free stuff, have you entered my current Facebook giveaway? I’m giving one fan a chance to win a customer necklace from The Vintage Pearl. Check it out!