Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My chili recipe
Note: I have a 5 quart crockpot, you may need to halve this
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, seeds and membranes removed, chopped
1 can black beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can great northern beans
1 packet regular chili seasoning
1 packet hot chili seasoning
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 large can diced tomatoes, liquid drained

Brown the meat in a skillet, remove and place in crock pot.
Saute onion and pepper in remaining grease until soft, place in crock pot
Rinse beans and add to crockpot
Add seasoning packets and tomatoes and stir.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until your husband starts whining "is the chili almost done"
Sprinkle wiht shredded cheese if it so pleases you and cornbread.
My favorite is Mexican Chicken

2-3 Chicken Breast (they can be frozen)
1 can black beans(drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 jar salsa (small jar) even if you aren't a "spicy" person at least use a medium salsa..it gives it more flavor.

Cook for 4 hours on low in crockpot

Add one block of cream cheese

Cook for one more hour

I like to make rice and mix it into the dip and eat it with Doritos but you are supposed to put them in tortillas and eat them like a taco.
Crock Pot Ribs (my DH calls them "little pieces of heaven")
1-1 1/2 lbs. of lean ribs, cut to fit in the crock pot1 can of Coke (Coke Zero works too)1 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar1 tsp of black pepper
2 cups of BBQ Sauce - I suggest Sweet Baby Rays... The best!
Cut the ribs into segments so that they fit in the crock pot. Rub the ribs with the brown sugar and black pepper and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
After cooking drain the Coke out of the Crock Pot (ribs stay in crock pot). Brush ribs with BBQ Sauce and cook on high for 1 hour. I usually serve them with homemade potato chips or cornbread. Enjoy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

My DH looooves this!
CROCK-POT TURKEY1 large frozen turkey breast with bone2 cans of whole cranberry sauce2 envelopes Lipton Onion soup1 cup orange juice, no pulpPlace the frozen turkey breast in a crock-pot. Pour dry onion soup mix, cranberries and orange juice over the turkey breast. Cook on low heat for 8 hours. (Sometimes there is a gravy packet inside the breast and it can be difficult to remove it. I usually run water over the packet and work it loose)This recipe is very moist and it just falls off the bones. Slice the turkey breast and pour some dripping all over the turkey. Discard the juice when you are done. Save a little for leftovers if there are any left. Goes great with mashed potatoes!
Pulled BBQ Chicken
2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken (breasts, thighs...whatever you like)
Chicken Rub:
2 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
1 t. paprika
1 t. Chili Powder
3/4 t. cumin
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. ground ginger
Mix Rub and rub it all over the chicken.
Put chicken in crock pot.
SAUCE: Mix as below OR just pour a bunch of your favorite BBQ sauce over chicken :)
2 t. canola oil
1/2 Cup finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. ground allspice
1/8 t. ground red pepper
1 Cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp molassess
Pour sauce over chicken making sure all pieces are well coated with sauce. Cook on low for 5 hours or until chicken is tender. Shred chicken using 2 forks. Can be eaten on it's own or on a sandwich.
Easy Beef Stew: This is a huge recipe so you might need to half it!!
2-3 lbs. beef, cubed
16-oz. pkg frozen green beans or mixed vegetables
16-oz. pkg frozen corn
16-oz. pkg frozen peas
21bs. carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
10 3/4 oz. can tomato soup
10 3/4 oz. celery soup (I used cream of celery, that is all I could find)
10 3/4 oz. can of mushroom soup
bell pepper chopped, optional
1) Combine all ingredients in 2, 4 quart slow cookers.
2) Cover. Cook on low 10-11 hours.
Note - I did not use cream of mushroom soup or any onion or peppers since I hate them. I fed a lot of people with this and it was a hit with everyone!!
Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned
4-5 cups spaghetti sauce, depending on how firm or juicy you want the finished lasagna
24-oz. cottage cheese
1 egg
8-10 lasagna noodles, uncooked
2-3 cups mozzarella cheese
1) Combine ground beef and spaghetti sauce.
2) Combine egg and cottage cheese.
3) Layer half of the ground beef mixture, the dry noodles, the cottage cheese mixture, and the mozzarella cheese in the slow cooker. Repeat layers.
4) Cover. Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 6-8 hours.
Note- I made this with ground turkey and it was fabulous!
(I Found this recipe on the Ash is Fit blog that I follow link in siggy, we tried it this week and it is now my favorite and it could not be easier!!!)
BBQ Chicken
2 Chicken breasts
1 Cup of chicken stock
2 cups of BBQ sauce ( I used KC masterpiece)
Combine chicken, Stock, and 1/2 bbq sauce in crock pot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours
remove chicken, shred, and cover with remaining cup of bbq sauce.
I served it with hamburger buns that I toasted in a skillet sprayed with Pam.
Sweet BBQ Meatballs - SUPER EASY!!
this is my mom's recipe, no idea where she got it.
Mix ground beef/turkey/venison with 1 egg per pound of meat, add desired seasoning and 1 package of dry onion soup mix. Form into small meatballs and bake until cooked through (I cook at about 375).
While meatballs are baking, mix one regular bottle of plain barbecue sauce (we use Open Pit) and 2/3 jar of grape jelly. Whisk until clumps break up. Pour the meat balls in the mixture and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Can be cooked in crockpot more or less, depending on when needed since meat is already cooked. These are super easy and always a huge hit at parties and such.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 pound andouille sausage, diced 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning 1 teaspoon hot sauce 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 pound frozen peeled and cooked shrimp, thawed 2 cups cooked rice
DirectionsIn a slow cooker, combine chicken, sausage, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, celery, and chicken broth. Stir in oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, bay leaves, and thyme.
Cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours. Stir in the thawed shrimp, cover and cook until the shrimp is heated through, about 5 minutes. Discard bay leaves and spoon mixture over cooked rice.
Crock Pot Baked Apples
1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 cup walnuts, chopped2 tablespoons trans-fat free margarine1 teaspoon cinnamon6 Gala or Macintosh apples, cored1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider2 tablespoons orange liquor (optional)
Preheat a large crock-pot on high heat and preset it for 3 hours. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts, margarine, and cinnamon. Fill the apples with the filling and place them in the crock-pot. Pour in the apple juice or cider and the liquor, if using. Cover and cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high heat until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of tomato soup
1/2 lb of ground beef
chili powder
Cook it all day on low!