Crockpot Meals

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Italian Style Meat Loaf

Shape this meat loaf the night before and refrigerate- then pop it in the cooker the next morning. Ingredients 1 8-ounce can pizza sauce 1 beaten egg ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper ⅓ cup fine dry seasoned bread crumbs ½ teaspoon garlic salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 ½ pounds lean […]

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff 1 ½ pounds of beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms ½ cup sliced green onions 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 bay leaf 1 ½ cups low […]

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Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

From: The Food Network http://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/articles/15-tips-for-slow-cooker-meals.html Choose the right cut: Chuck roasts, short ribs, pork shoulders and lamb shanks (think fatty and tougher meats) become meltingly tender with the moist, low heat of a slow cooker. Leaner cuts like pork tenderloin tend to dry out. Likewise, dark meat chicken — thighs, drumsticks, etc. — will remain […]

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Harvest Dinner

1 ½ to 2 lb boneless beef chuck pot roast 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 medium onion, sliced 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered (1 ¼ pounds) ¾ cup water 1 ½ teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules ¼ teaspoon celery seed ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons cold […]

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Spicy Chicken Stew

Ingredients 2 baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into chunks (3 1/3 cups) 1 (10-ounce) package frozen whole-kernel corn 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (1 cup) 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can of low sodium tomatoes 1 diced jalapeno 1 […]

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Mediterranean Roast Turkey

Ingredients 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large) 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives 1/2 cup julienne-cut drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning mix (such as McCormick’s) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (4-pound) boneless turkey breast, trimmed 1/2 […]

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients 4 small baking potatoes (about 6 ounces each) Cooking spray 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt 2 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup), divided 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 2 bacon slices, cooked […]

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Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups vertically sliced onion Cooking spray 2 cups baby carrots 6 small round red potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch slices 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 teaspoon paprika 6 […]

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Braised Pork with Salsa

Trim the visible fat from a 3-pound, boneless pork shoulder or butt. Cut into bite-size cubes, removing and discarding additional fat as you go. Rinse the pork pieces in cold water and place them into the slow cooker liner; turn the slow cooker to high to begin cooking the pork as you prepare the remaining […]

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Basic Vegetable Soup

Dice hard vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, winter squash and/or rutabagas), and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker insert. Cut any meat you’re adding into bite-sized bits and add it on top of the vegetables. Stick with fresh meats; processed meats like ham, corned beef and sausage can contain upwards of […]

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Basic Pot Roast Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Medium potatoes 4 Carrots Two onions 2-4 pound chuck roast Seasonings: pepper, garlic powder (not garlic salt) Sodium-free beef bouillon (low sodium beef broth) Thoroughly wash and cube four medium potatoes and place in bottom of your slow cooker. Leaving the skins on conserves vitamins. Wash and slice four carrots into even lengths […]

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Barbeque Pulled Chicken Recipe

Stir the following together in your slow cooker liner: 1 8-ounce can of low-sodium or “no salt added” tomato sauce 1 4-ounce can of chopped green chilies, drained 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar 2 tablespoons of honey 1 tablespoon of sweet or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon of tomato paste 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons […]

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White Chili

3 15-ounce cans great northern, pinto, or cannellini beans, drained 2 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken 1 cup chopped onion 1 ½ cups chopped red, green, and/or yellow sweet pepper 2 jalapeno chili peppers, stemmed and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 3 ½ […]

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Slow Cooker Corn Bread

Ingredients 4 eggs 1 package (8.5 ounce) corn muffin mix 1 can (14.75 ounce) cream-style corn 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup (1 medium) chopped red pepper 4 ounce can diced green chile pepper 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 ounces) Directions 1.Lightly coat the inside of a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker […]

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