Slow cooker Archive

What a Crock of Chicken!

I keep a fairly busy schedule, as most of us do these days, so I love an easy recipe that comes out delicious and healthy. I also tend to cook ahead or at least prep ahead when I can. This is a recipe that allows you the convenience of both. The other ...Read More

Crock Pot Potato Soup

Here is a “souper” easy recipe for your crock pot that also makes a great freezer meal for planning ahead.   Crock Pot Potato Soup Cook time 6 hours Total time 6 hours   Author: Arlene Miller II Recipe type: Crockpot, Make-ahead Serves: 6 Ingredients 20 – 30 oz bag frozen hash ...Read More

Soup Season!

Now that the weather is finally leaning toward the colder months ahead, it’s time to break out the crock pot. Soups, sauces, chili and stew are some fantastic choices. Plus it’s super easy to crock pot a big batch at once and have leftovers for easy, healthy lunches. Here’s how to make a ...Read More

Heart Healthy: Black Beans

Mild, tender black beans are packed with heart-healthy nutrients including folate, antioxidants, magnesium for lowering blood pressure, and fiber — which helps control both cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Black beans are also an excellent food for making ahead of time. You can get a bag of beans for a little over ...Read More

Buffalo Chicken Breakfast Burrito

For Chicken: Put 4 large chicken breasts in your crock pot.  In a separate bowl mix 1 package dry salsa mix and 2/3 bottle of your favorite buffalo wing sauce. I use Moore’s because it’s got excellent flavor and the ingredients list is only about 6 items (that I can pronounce). Let your chicken ...Read More

Slow Cooker Italian Sausages and Peppers

Ingredients 1 package turkey Italian sausages, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup chopped sweet onion 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (2 teaspoons) 2 medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce 4 1/2 cups uncooked rotini ...Read More

French Onion Soup

Ingredients 3 large onions, sliced (3 cups) 3 tablespoons margarine or butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve beef broth Mix onions and margarine in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat ...Read More

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients 2 pounds beef stew meat 1 cup chopped onion 1 can condensed cream of golden mushroom soup 1 can condensed cream of onion soup 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream 6 cups hot cooked ...Read More

Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Ingredients: 3 cups pieces (1 inch) peeled dark-orange sweet potatoes 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups ready-to-eat baby carrots 3/4 cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger ...Read More

The Trick Is Planning Ahead

A lot of the questions I get asked are about portion sizes, cooking for smaller groups like 2 or 3, and time involved in making/preparing foods. For all of these things, I offer a single answer… Planning Ahead! I have found that eating healthy (without it costing an arm or a leg), ...Read More