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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simple Slow Cooker Main Dish Recipes


Time to get Dinner back on the table with a simple Slow Cooker meals your family will enjoy

Cranberry Pork Roast

From www.cdkitchen.com

3 lbs. lean boneless pork roast
1 can whole berry cranberries (I used Ocean Spray, much better than store brand I feel)
1 bottle Catalina dressing-can use non-fat (I used Kraft)

Place roast in crock pot. Blend together cranberries and dressing. Salt and pepper, if desired. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hrs, until pork is tender and registers 170F on meat thermometer

BBQ Chicken
1 bottle Kraft Honey BBQ sauce
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast.
Cook on low 8-10 hrs.
Doesn't get easier than that.



BBQ Pork

Adapted from www.Foodreference.com

3 pound boneless pork loin roast
garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
2 cups hot water
sauce:
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
12 to 16 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Cooking Directions
Sprinkle pork roast generously with garlic salt. Place roast in slow cooker. Dissolve bouillon granules in hot water, pour over roast. Cook on low 8-10 hrs. or until you can break the roast apart with a fork. Carefully remove most of the juices from the crock pot, pour through a strainer into a measuring cup to get 1 cup of juice.

For Sauce, combine the reserved 1 cup pan juices, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, honey, dried minced onion and Worcestershire sauce in small saucepan. Heat and stir until bubbly. Use 2 forks to shred pork. Return to crock and pour sauce over pork, stir to coat. Heat in crock until warm again. Serve on hamburger buns or rolls.


Presidential Chili
From Make it Fast, Cook it slow by Stephanie O’Dea

1 pound lean ground meat (I used ground chicken)
5-6 medium tomatoes, chopped, (include seeds and all)
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 rein bell pepper, chopped
1 (15ounce) can kidney beans (and goop)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1-2 tsp. chili powder (starts with 1, add more to taste before serving)
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

Directions: Use a 6 qt. slow cooker. I used ground chicken and opted not brown the meat. If you use a fattier type of meat, or enjoy browning meat, go ahead and do so. Otherwise, crumble the meat directly into your stoneware, add the tomatoes, garlic, onion, and bell pepper, and add the beans. Stir in all of the herbs and spices, the salt, and the red wine vinegar. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hrs, Or on high for 4-5 hrs. Season to taste with a bit more salt and chili powder, if desired. President Obama serves his chili over rice.

Country Baked Bean Soup
From Country Baked Hams

Rinse 2 cups beans- I use Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup Mix
Soak overnight. Drain. Put in Crock Pot
Add 2 ½ Qts. Water
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cans stewed or crushed tomatoes. (My kids prefer crushed, they don’t like the chunks)
Chopped celery and carrots, as much as desired
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 lb. ham pieces
1 ham bone
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook on low 10-12 hrs.

Crock Pot Ravioli
From www.Myvintagekitchen.com
Ingredients
1 (25 ounce) bag cheese ravioli
3-4 cups pasta sauce
1 cup water
1-2 handfuls of shredded mozzarella cheese

Pour about half of the pasta sauce in the bottom of slow cooker. Add frozen ravioli. Pour additional pasta sauce, and water over ravioli. Sprinkle cheese on top. Turn slow cooker on low and cook for four to five hours.

I like to serve this with either Texas Toast of garlic bread sticks.


Crock Pot Chili
From www.thesimpledollar.com

1 large can tomato sauce
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cans beans (kidney beans are fine, but you can use whatever you like)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 cup diced onion (or onion salt)
Combine all of this into a crock pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn it on low and walk away for eight hours. Add a quarter of a cup of water for every additional two hours you intend to cook it.
Simple Pot Roast
From www.thesimpledollar.com

1 2 to 2.5 lb. roast
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped potatoes
1 cup chopped celery
3 cups beef broth or beef stock
Combine all of this into a crock pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn it on low and walk away for eight hours. Add a quarter of a cup of water for every additional two hours you intend to cook it.

Ham and Potato Casserole
From www.thesimpledollar.com

4 red potatoes, sliced
2 red onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds cubed ham
1 can condensed cream of celery soup, diluted according to can directions
2 tablespoons flour
Combine all of this into a crock pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn it on low and walk away for eight hours. Add a quarter of a cup of water for every additional two hours you intend to cook it.
(This one is very good with cheese on top just before you serve it.)

Shredded Beef Sandwiches
From www.thesimpledollar.com

2 pounds beef brisket
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 cups beef broth or beef stock
2 cloves minced garlic
1 chopped red onion
Combine all of this into a crock pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn it on low and walk away for eight hours. Add a quarter of a cup of water for every additional two hours you intend to cook it.
(Serve this on buns – magnificent!)

From 365 days cook book

4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
1 onion, sliced in rings
2 cups ketchup (this is the contents of a 24-ounce bottle)
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp. gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Directions
Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Trim the meat, and place it into the stoneware. Add the onion rings. Squeeze in the ketchup, and then pour the 1/2 cup warm water into the ketchup bottle and shake. Pour the ketchup-y water into your crock. Add the vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and salt. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork. Serve over rice, or make sandwiches on rolls or sliced bread.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Night Owl Mama said...

great recipes thank u

October 27, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

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