Mark Watney Would Love the Sweet Korean BBQ Beef I Made in My Crock-Pot

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Sweet Korean BBQMark Watney would’ve loved a Crock-Pot. Yep, I’m sure of it.

The poor soul of an astronaut who was stranded on Mars for hundreds of days in the current hit movie The Martian would’ve been so much happier if he had himself a slow cooker and one of Campbell’s Sauces.

Yeah, I finally got to see The Martian this weekend. I absolutely loved the book and have been waiting patiently (i.e. foaming at the mouth) for the film to hit theaters so I could take Allie and the kids. It’s funny, though, when you’re stuck on Mars all by your lonesome, you have a lot of time to yourself. Like, a LOT of time.

Yet Watney would heat up his food in a jiffy with a microwave. He most definitely had time to spend cooking and prepping if he wanted to.

Me, on the other hand, I’m normally slammed for time. Yet thanks to Campbell’s sauces and  my trusty Crock-Pot, time is no longer the enemy for me. In fact, I’ve pretty much mastered time at this point.

You may recall I used a Crock-Pot for the first time recently when I made some scrumptious Apple Bourbon Chicken. There’s actually six different Campbell’s Sauces available these days: Tavern Style Pot RoastApple Bourbon Pulled PorkBeef StewSouthern BBQSweet Korean BBQ, and Hawaiian Pork.

Saturday was a pretty busy day around the house with me catching up on a lot of writing, the kids doing lots of homework and Allie doing a ton of studying for her classes. I somehow blinked and it was already 2 pm. We were busy all day Sunday so I knew I had a very short window to go see The Martian. And that’s where my Crock-Pot came to the rescue!

I figured I’d take a whole five minutes to prep dinner and then we could head out to the theater for some space travel. And that’s exactly what we did!

Slow Cooker

First I got myself a good hunk of meat! That’s roughly 2.5 lbs. of boneless chuck roast.

Crock Pot

I put the meat in the Crock-Pot and then poured on the Campbell’s Sweet Korean BBQ Slow-Cooker Sauce.


I put the lid on and set the knob to HIGH. That’s it!

We did a bit more work and then it was off to the movies. (Spoiler Alert: The Martian is an awesome film!!!). By the time we came home, the house smelled amazing!

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It also looked amazing too! I couldn’t wait to dive in! So I didn’t.

Sweet Korean BBQ

Since Allie and I are cutting down on carbs, we didn’t make ourselves any rice or potatoes, but they would’ve gone perfectly. Instead, we cut up some red and green peppers, and also added a broccoli slaw salad. It all went perfectly.

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Look how tender and flaky the meat gets! I think even my own mom would be proud! As for the taste, I really love the sweet BBQ style. There’s a tiny Asian twang to it, mixed with a sweet BBQ flavor. Definitely a big thumbs up from me.

I’m really becoming a big fan of these Campbell’s Sauces. They’re just so easy to use, whether I’m running out to the movies or having the guys over for a Game Day get-together.

I’m also getting a lot more comfortable with my slow cooker. Now, if I ever get a phone call from NASA, well, the first thing I’m packing is my Crock-Pot for sure!


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4 thoughts on “Mark Watney Would Love the Sweet Korean BBQ Beef I Made in My Crock-Pot”

  1. That looks terrific. Crock pots rock and I mean it.I use mine all the time! I wear them out I use them so much. Set it forget it-wait thats Ronco 🙂 But the best stuff comes out of a crockpot for sure!

  2. That is one tasty piece of meat, and the sauce makes it even better!! I have to look for those Campbell sauces in the stores.

  3. I haven’t heard of these sauces yet! We often have busy evenings with two kids doing different sports/activities. I’m going to look for these at the store this weekend. Not sure if my family would love all the flavors but several of them might be a hit!


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