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Steamed Black Bean Spare Ribs

23 Mar

One of my favorite things to make for dinner is Steamed Black Bean Spare Ribs.  This is a quick and easy recipe that can be thrown together in an instant.  To steam:  boil your water in a pot, add your dish with marinated spare ribs into the pot, cover and forget for the next 30-40 minutes.  You can always leave your spare ribs cooking longer if you desire a more tender bite into your meat.

Breakdown Costs:

1 pound of cut spare ribs- $2.50
estimated combined sauces- $1.50
Total cost of this dish is $4.00

Add generously to your raw spare ribs:  Black bean sauce, garlic, garlic rib sauce, soy sauce.  You can also add finely chopped ginger in here, but at that time, I didn't have any in the fridge.

Add generously to your raw spare ribs depending on your taste: Black bean sauce, garlic, garlic rib sauce, soy sauce. You can also add finely chopped ginger in here, but at that time, I didn’t have any in the fridge.

After it has been steamed for a good 30 minutes, the juices will form and will give extra flavor if you pour it over your rice.

After it has been steamed for a good 30 minutes, the juices will form and will give extra flavor if you pour it over your rice.

 

 

Lazy Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

7 Mar

This morning, I woke up 30 minutes earlier to throw a bunch of ingredients together into my slow cooker crock pot.  I found a recipe online where I had most of the ingredients at home.  The only thing I didn’t have was a potato, so I substitute it with a tomato instead.

Season the chicken broth with salt and dried thyme, then add seasoning salt, paprika, garlic powder to the chicken thigh.  Throw in all the veggies first then pour the broth over it before adding the chicken thighs on top.  A quick easy and cheap meal that will feed two adults:

3 chicken thighs- $1.562
carrots- $0.76
1 tomato- $0.63
quarter onion- $0.25
1 can chicken broth- $0.69
1 cup of rice- $0.26
Total Meal $4.15

Chicken Thigh Cooking in Crock Pot

This is what it looked like when I got home from work! All I have to do is cook my rice, then it’s time to eat!

All plated ready to eat!

Voila, here is what it looks like before I gobbled it down. The chicken was a bit dry, maybe it’s a slow cooker thing. I did leave it in for a good 8 hours when recipe only indicated 6 hours.