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Like most families, we go all out for the holidays. Thanks to my mom, dad and siblings, we always have more food than we can actually eat. This means we all have loads of food to take home, and that we have to get creative with the leftovers.
One thing that I’ve learned from my dad growing up is how to take different items and create a meal the entire family would enjoy. My dad was an absolute genius when it came to getting creative with holiday leftovers.
As we work to upgrade our outdoor space to make it more family friendly, we figured what better way to kick it off than by having our very own holiday cowboy meal with family and friends like we used to when we were kids! Since we had a family gathering over the weekend and as I previously noted, we had lots of food to bring home! In order to spice things up a bit, I broke out the Kingsford® Original Charcoal and decided to grill up veggies, some baked potatoes and country beef w/tomato sauce (a Christmas favorite of ours!) for my parents and the kids!
Making the holidays extra special
We love grilling during the holidays because it’s something different. As we start to carve out our own family traditions, this has been one that has (and will) definitely stick. We love getting the kids together to play and have a great time, and this is a wonderful tradition for us! Not only that, It gives me a chance to actually enjoy doing something other than staying indoors, plus who doesn’t love the smell of the grill going? That’s something that will never get old!
Kingsford® as our #1 choice
Kingsford® Original Charcoal perfectly blends the flavors of the food together. Cooking with charcoal allows the food to cook slower, which means its less of a chance for me to burn it! I also prefer grilling because there is no need for direct heat/flames on the food.
Now I am not a grilling expert, my husband does the grilling most of the time (luckily I picked up 2 bags of charcoal, but I won’t go into those details), but this is one of my favorite times to hop on the grill and show off my skills even if it’s just cooking up leftovers! Being in the south means while it’s cold (it was 55 degrees), it’s not too cold to break out the barrel and get cooking!
Want to create your own cowboy meal? Check out the recipe below! You can substitute out specific food items, but you’ll need the basics: meat and veggies! Another favorite leftover grill recipe of ours is the hobo meal! Simply take chicken, dressing, and veggies wrap in foil and pop it on the grill!
Do you grill during the holidays? If so let me know your favorite recipe in the comments below! For more fun holiday grill recipes head over here.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
- 1 large potatoes diced
- 1 cups pinto or kidney beans
- 1 1/2 lbs meat of choice
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Brown sugar optional
- Cook ingredients on grill together with meat seasoned and wrapped in foil. Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes (turning occasionally) are thoroughly cooked. Stir beans occasionally.
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Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.