Cowboy Beans & Combo Locos - HEB/ConAgra Back to School Meal Maker Challenge

02 August 2010

The past week was a great time to try out fast and easy meal solutions. This mama got sick and ran a fever of 102 for nearly a week, so cooking was not high on my priority list. Unfortunately, my family seems to think I'm the only one capable of making meals, so I had to get creative. Thankfully, HEB had some great Combo Loco deals that made life a little easier.

The HEB Fully Cooked Burgers Combo Loco in the weekly ad was a real lifesaver. You buy the fully cooked burger patties and get soda, chips, dip, cheese, and buns free. This was fabulous as it provided a quick lunch for the kiddos and hubby while I was sick. They could prepare it on their own, which was great the few days I literally couldn't get out of bed. I'm so glad I picked up this awesome Combo Loco.

The Banquet Family Serve Entree online Combo Loco came in handy too. You buy one Banquet Family Size entree and get two of the new Banquet Fruit Pies free. This made for a great dinner that even hubby could cook. We had the entree, frozen veggies, bagged salad, and a delicious dessert. It took about 20 minutes to prepare, everyone loved it, and it was super simple. I love fast, easy, and good!

I did actually do some cooking during the week too. Being sick, I was craving comfort food. When you feel awful, spending all day in the kitchen isn't at all appealing. So, I pulled out one of my favorite time saving appliances, my crockpot, and put together a pot of Cowboy Beans.

Cowboy Beans:

1 (12oz) package Hebrew National Franks, sliced

3 (15oz) cans VanCamp's Pork & Beans

1/2 cup Hunt's Ketchup

1/4 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup molasses

2 teaspoons Gulden's Spicy Mustard

Mix all ingredients in a 3 quart crockpot, cook on low three to four hours.

Gulden's Spicy Mustard has an in store coupon (good from July 14 to Aug. 1o) to save $1 when you buy any two 12oz bottles. There is an in store coupon (good Aug. 4 to aug. 31) for a free 24oz Hunt's Ketchup when you buy two. And when you buy a 12oz package of Hebrew National Franks, you can get a free 6oz am for grilling spray with in store coupon (good July 28 to Aug. 31). These coupons let you stock up on ConAgra products at a great price. Plus, if you take advantage of these deals, you will have quite a few of the ingredients on hand to make this yummy meal. It was delicious and just what this sick mama was craving.

**Disclaimer: As part of the Meal Maker Challenge, I received compensation, ConAgra products, and H-E-B promotional items from H-E-B and ConAgra for myself and my readers.**


1 comment:

lynette355 said...

dear hubby loves franks and beans but this name is the way to get to a kids heart too