R Sauce's Sharon Stein Makes Dinner Quick and Easy

Barbeque sauce and grilled meat go together like Tiger Woods and cocktail waitresses, it seems like you hardly ever find one without the other.  

Sharon Stein says that customers of her locally made barbeque sauce, R Sauce, often mention how much they love the sauce, but don't always have time to grill.  Sharon understands completely, as we mentioned in yesterday's post, she and her son Adam are working six days week at their family based business and with her busy schedule, Sharon doesn't have time to slave over a flame. 

Luckily, she came up with several quick and easy ways to use her sauce without having to fire up the Weber.  The recipes call for R sauce, Sharon's own secret recipe that she says has a unique sweet barbeque flavor, though really these could be made with any of your favorite sauces.

The first recipe is for the pulled chicken that she often uses to sample her sauce at market.  Though the chicken is served in tender shredded layers, surprisingly it isn't grilled.  The chicken is slow cooked in a crockpot and preparation couldn't be more simple.  

Place six chicken breasts in the crockpot, pour an entire bottle of sauce over the top and then set the pot to cook on low for ten hours.  Later, the chicken will fall apart on its own, use two forks to pull it.  Serve on a bun with potato salad and cole slaw sides. Couldn't be easier!

The second option is a tasty meatloaf.  Sharon mixes 2 lbs of ground beef, with 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, she likes Panko, and 1/4 cup of R Sauce.  Shape into a loaf and bake at 350 degrees, covered for 45 minutes.  Remove the cover, add another 1/4 cup of sauce to glaze, and continue cooking for 15 minutes. 

The results aren't blazing any culinary trails, but the dish is family friendly and the meatloaf is moist and tasty. Sharon recommends serving with mashed potatoes and a vegetable.  

Sure, we all love the thrill of the grill, but a busy Thursday night seems like the perfect excuse to hit the sauce.  Check for these and other easy options using R sauce.

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