I’ve teamed up with Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ and Sverve to bring you this Smoky Halloween Monster Bash. I was compensated, but all opinions are 100% mine.
October always kicks off a busy holiday party season around here. Just looking at all the upcoming commitments can make me tired! But I’ve found some shortcuts that save time in the kitchen, yet looks like I’ve been cooking all day long!
I mean, really, who has time to cook on Halloween? Not me! That’s where Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ meals come to the rescue! They have an entirely new line of multi-serve meals at Walmart, featuring all natural, hand-pulled meat with no preservatives! And doesn’t the fall season just scream for barbecue? It does at my house!
Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ
The Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ meals include:
Pulled Beef Brisket in a Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce
Pulled Pork BBQ
Double Rubbed Dry Smoked Pork
Double Rubbed Dry Smoked Chicken
Decisions, decisions! My favorites are the pulled beef brisket and the double rubbed dry smoked pork. This will be the main events for my kid-friendly Smoky Halloween Monster Bash meal! Who doesn’t love to munch on a monster this time of year?
The Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ comes precooked. You just unwrap it, place the tray on a baking sheet and bake according to the directions on the package. If you’re really short on time, just follow the microwave instructions.
Smoky Halloween Monster Bash
My little monsters are so simple to make. You will need:
- Hawaiian rolls for the body
- Whole green olives with pimentos for the eyes (attach with toothpicks)
Spoon a big mound of pulled beef brisket into the “mouth” of the monster so that it looks like his mouth is open! Gross, I know, but kids love it! I promise!
Helpful Hint: I used 1/2 of the beef brisket for the little monsters and the other half for my special recipe below.
I also served the hand-pulled double rubbed dry smoked pork. I added my own barbecue sauce and pickles and they were good to go. Talking about quick, delicious, and easy! Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ is the way to go when you’re short on time, but need a nutritious, all natural, high-protein meal.
If you know me, I can’t just stop at one thing. The little monsters may be the main attraction, but the star of the show is a recipe I created using Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ pulled beef brisket.
Let me introduce you to my #SmokehouseBBQ Beef and Spinach Nachos!
- 1 package Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ Pulled Beef Brisket
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Frozen spinach, defrosted, with excess water squeezed out (9 Oz)
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Tortilla Chips
- Chives and extra cheese to garnish, if desired
- Prepare the Farm Rich Pulled Beef Brisket according to directions on the package.
- About 5-7 minutes before the beef is done, melt butter on medium heat. Stir in minced garlic and stir for about a minute.
- Add spinach and heavy cream and increase heat to med. high. When the mixture begins to boil around the edges, add cheeses and stir until melted.
- Mix 1/2 package of beef brisket into spinach mixture.
- Layer tortilla chips in a cast iron skillet and pour spinach/beef mixture into the middle.
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
You could also use the double rubbed pork or the pulled beef brisket to top pizzas or tacos. The possibilities for a quick and healthy dinner are endless!
A layered pound cake dessert and orange soda are added to my Smoky Halloween Monster Bash.
Easy DIY Bats
You can attach “bats” to the orange and black straws. Make the eyes by dotting the knotted black ribbon with white chalk.
What did the family think about my pulled beef brisket monsters? The kids and the adults scarfed them down.
Were my recipes a hit? Absolutely! My family gave the pulled beef brisket and the double rubbed dry smoked pork 5 stars! My 3-year-old grandson couldn’t stop eating my Smokehouse Beef and Spinach Nachos!
Will I buy it again? Of course! I have more of the double rubbed dry smoked pork hanging out in my freezer right this minute. And I’m thinking how handy these meals will be as the busy holiday season continues.
I’m not planning on spending Halloween in the kitchen. What about you?