This time of the year I use the crock pot for a lot of my cooking. It allows me to prepare a decent meal while carrying a busy work schedule. This meal began a couple of days in advance. I had cooked some beef in the crock pot all day. (I used T bone steaks. It’s not a crime to use T bone’s in the crock pot. :). I put the T bone’s whole in the crook pot with 1/2 of a large onion and Bentley’s Batch 5 Sweet Barbecue Sauce, half a jar or about 1 1/2 cups. (check the sauce out at this link, http://bentleysbatch5.com/products/sweet/).
The meat was tender and had a great barbecue flavor. It had been cooked in advance and saved in the refrigerator along with the cooked juices and sauce.
Now it was time for a quick soup dinner on our first cold evening of the year.
I chopped up 1/2 of large white onion, red bell pepper and1 cup of chopped carrots put in a large soup pan with some oil and let them saute’. While this was cooking I added 1 teaspoon of Red Steak Seasoning.
Once the veggies were a bit soft I added 4 cups of beef stock and two cups of water. I added two bay leaves and 1 14.5oz can of Diced tomatoes. I added the meat and the juices and another 1/2 cup of Barbecue sauce.
Then I let all of this simmer on the stove top for about one hour till all of the flavors came together. While I was waiting I made a batch of cornbread.
We were delighted with the warm sweet flavor of this Barbecue soup.
Added a special addition of Jalapeno Honey on the side.