Basic Kansas Style Marinade for Chicken, Pork or Beef

*This recipe uses seasoning blends found in the eCookbook, Mix it / Store it / Make it  ~ Entrees and Seasonings.  Click here to purchase and make the seasonings for your pantry!

7 tablespoons Kansas Style Dry Rub Blend (or one single use blend recipe) 
3 pounds of meat (pork, chicken or beef)
½ cup oil

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a gallon sized, sealable bag and squish to distribute the ingredients evenly.  If your meat of choice has bones, put the seasoning blend and oil in the bag first, squish to mix together and then add the meat. 
  2. At this point you have 2 choices ~ cook it today or freeze it for another day.
    • If freezing, label the bag with recipe name and date.  Refer to the following cooking instructions when ready to prepare in the future. 
    • If cooking today, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.  All day is even better.
    • SLOW COOKER:  place all of the marinated meat into a slow cooker and let cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6.  Time will depend on the cut of meat chosen.  Meal is ready when meat is fork tender.
    • BAKE:  Place marinated meat (with marinade) in a greased 9x13 baking dish.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until meat juices run clear.
    • GRILL:  Preheat grill to medium heat and lightly brush grate with oil. Grill chicken breasts or pork for 10 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink in the center. Grill steaks for 5-10 minutes or until desired level of doneness is achieved. 

Serves 6

Fill the Freezer:Dinner's In the Bag!
Fill a gallon sized freezer bag (or 2!) with the list of ingredients, remove extra air from the bag, seal and squish to combine.  Label the bag with the recipe name and date. Lay flat in freezer and store for another day. To prepare, thaw enough to remove from the bag and follow directions for slow cooker or baking.  Fill as many bags as you like!

Get the Kids Cooking:
Making frozen meals in a bag is a great time to get the kids involved.  They can fill bags, squish bags or even label bags if old enough.  Line up the supplies and let them help!

Fill up the bag with whatever meat you choose. Add a few extra chicken breasts, pork chops or tenderloins so you are sure to have leftovers to make another meal.  You won’t need extra marinade, there is enough to go around. Serve what you need for dinner tonight and reserve some extras to use in one of these suggested meal trails. 
Meal Trail Ideas:

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