Monday, September 20, 2010

Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Recipes

This is the time of  year when you need to have a few 'stand-by' recipes for those days when life is really busy! These recipes are one we haven't tried YET, but we will be soon. As mom of 3 I am branching out of healthier options that take less time to prepare and are more 'bang for the buck'.

-----"No Chopping" Vegetable Soup-----
2 cups beef broth or bouillon
1 (14 oz) can of stewed tomatoes
1(16 oz) kidney beans
1(10 oz) pkg of mixed frozen veggies
1(10 oz) pkg frozen baby onions
1 lbs boneless turkey strips
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup crushed tortilla strips
In Slow Cooker combine all ingredients except chips. Cover, cook on LOW 8 or 9 hours or until veggies are tender and done. Serve in individual bowls topped with chips. Makes 7-8 servings
------Grand Slam Sloppy Joes------
1 red onion chopped
1 yellow or green bell pepper chopped
1.5 lbs finely chopped or ground turkey breast
1 cup of bottled chili sauce or ketchup
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
some salt
some pepper

6 French Rolls

Place onion bell pepper and turkey in cooker. mix chili sauce/ketchup garlic, mustard salt and pepper and pour over turkey. Mix well and cook covered  4 to 6 hours until done and tender. Split rolls and toast. Spoon mix over rolls and serve open faced style.

-----Potato Leek Soup-----
3 med taters chopped
1 carrot finely chopped
2 Leeks washed sliced crosswise
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
salt and pepper
4 cups chicken broth or bouillon

1 cup sour cream
ground nutmeg

In slow cooker combine all ingredients except sour cream nutmeg. Cover and cook on LOW 6 or 7 hours or until taters are soft. Stir in sour cream, spoon in to bowls and sprinkle with  nutmeg. Makes 8 servings.

I will post more slow cooker recipes soon. If you try any of these leave a comment and let me know how they turned out! Don't forget to serve with a fresh salad of steamed veggies to make a complete meal. Double if you need to serve more people or freeze and re-heat to make it go further.
Thanks for stopping by :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, Jessica! I will be trying these soon...and freezing for re-heating, I'm sure! Thanks!! =)


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