Thursday, July 29, 2010

Country Bob's Review & Giveaway...

I am a completely average cook.  I have a short list of menu items that are nourishing, mostly healthy and completely average.  If I really put my mind to it I could probably get better at the whole Betty Crocker thing but, quite frankly, I don't love to cook enough to put too much more energy into it.  Now, I do feel guilty for not being a bang up cook who tantalizes the taste buds of her adoring family but, alas, I am simply average.  Except on Corn Pone Pie night.  Yes, Corn Pone Pie, and I have Country Bob to thank for this one!

Country Bob (AKA Bob Edson) created an All Purpose Sauce back in 1968 which he began to sell in 1977 and will still today absolutely knock your socks off.  It is similar to a steak sauce and can be used as such but it is so much more than that.  It can be used on french fries, for grilling, as a marinate and in a slew of different recipes.  When I received my bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce it came with this handy recipe collection pamphlet.  There were several recipes that sounded delicious but the Corn Pone Pie is what really caught my eye.  I decided to try it out on my family on a recent evening and my husband swooned.  He said it was one of the very best things I have ever made and my three year old sons christened it delicious.  Thank you Country Bob!  The recipe itself was easy and nothing fancy at all but the secret dear readers is in the sauce.  The sauce had just the perfect blend of flavorings to make this meal an all star in my otherwise ho-hum track record.  I felt like a culinary rock star!  I am reprinting this recipe here (with permission of course) so you too can have Country Bob to thank for major kitchen raves with very little elbow grease!

Corn Pone Pie
1 lb ground beef                                                                2 T. chili powder
1/3 C. chopped onion                                                       3/4 tsp salt
1 T. shortening                                                                  1 (16 oz) can kidney beans
1 C. stewed tomatoes                                                       1 (6 oz) pkg corn bread mix
1 C. Country Bob's AP Sauce
 
Brown the beef in a skillet with the onion and shortening until brown and crumbly and then drain.  Stir in tomatoes, Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce, chili powder and salt.  Simmer, covered for 15 minutes.  Drain 1/2 of the liquid from the kidney beans and then add the beans w/ the remaining liquid to the skillet.  Pour the mixture into a greased casserole.  Prepare the corn bread batter according to package directions and then pour the batter over the ground beef mixture.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Yield: 6 servings.
 
That is it...not fancy and not complicated but guaranteed to make you very popular at dinner time!  Grab some Country Bob's and make this recipe...you can thank me later!
 
Buy Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce here.   You can buy 6 bottles for $19 which includes shipping...a steal!
 
Country Bob's is awarding two lucky Reviewed By Mom Readers two bottles (each!) of their All Purpose Sauce.  Here is how to enter...
 
Mandatory Entry: Visit Country Bob's and tell me what recipe you might like to try with their All Purpose Sauce.

For Extra Entries:

1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Like Country Bob's on Facebook = 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry
5.  Follow Country Bob's on Twitter= 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on August 9th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on August 10th and also here on Reviewed By Mom.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with 2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce for review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

80 comments:

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I'd like to try Beef Stroganoff Meatloaf and Country Chicken Kabobs.

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Bessie said...

turns out that I want to try this recipe..the corn pone pie. and yes I would love to win your contest. I follow Country Bobs and follow this blog. Thanks in advance
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Bessie said...

I think too that the 24 hour chili recipe and the meatloaf and the meatball recipes... just so many to try. I'm a fan and a follower of CB and this blog. BessieLburnsed@aol.com