Sunday, May 25, 2008

Crock Pot Beef & Noodles


2 lbs stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large can mushrooms
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried marjoram leaves
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 c. beef broth
1/3 c. dry sherry
1 (8-oz) container sour cream
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. water

4 c. hot cooked noodles


Brown beef in skillet. Discard fat. Mix beef, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt, oregano, pepper, marjoram and bay leaf in slow cooker. Pour in beef broth and sherry. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Stir sour cream, flour and water in small bowl. Stir about 1 cup liquid from slow cooker into sour cream mixture. Return mixture to slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with noodles. Serves 8.

Maple-Flavored Barbecue Chicken

1 c. ketchup
1/2 c. maple flavored syrup
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
4 boneless, skinned chicken breasts

Place all ingredients in slow cooker/Crock Pot and cook on low for about 7 to 8 hours or until chicken is done. Remove meat, shred and return to sauce. Place on buns for sandwiches or serve over hot rice. Serves 4 to 6.

Cantonese Pork Crock Pot Recipe

1-1/2 lb pork steak ½" thick cut into strips
2 tbsp. oil
1 onion large, sliced
3 sliced green onion
1 green pepper small cut into strips
1 can sliced waterchestnuts
1 4 oz mushroom, drained
1 8 oz tomato sauce can
3 tblsp. brown sugar
1-1/2 tbsp. vinegar
1-1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Bean Sprouts

Brown pork in oil in skillet. Drain on double paper towel. Place pork strips and all remaining ingredients, except bean sprouts into the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (high 4 hr) Add bean sprouts about 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Serve over hot rice.

Marinated Ham Sandwiches


1/2 c packed light brown sugar
3/4 Tbsp dry mustard
1.5 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1.5 Tbsp. jar horseradish
6 ounces grapfruit juice
2 lbs shaved ham
10 sandwich buns

Combine the brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, horseradish and grapefruit juice in a slow cooker. Add the ham and cook on Low for 4 hours. Serve on sandwich buns. Serves 10

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Calypso Coleslaw

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, corn, onion, cheese and olives. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Crockpot Garlic Chicken Spaghetti

I got this recipe from Annie and it is yummy!
Garlic Chicken
chicken breasts (I use frozen
boneless skinless)
several cloves of
Italian spices (tone's spicy
spaghetti seasoning)
ragu roasted garlic spaghetti
whole wheat pasta (I use
olive oil
fresh parmesan cheese
I lay the chicken breasts in the bottom of my crockpot, add a few pinches of kosher salt, press several cloves of garlic, then add a spice called spice for spaghetti that I buy in a big container at Sams wholesale club (you could use basil and oregano and a little red pepper flakes too though), pour the sauce over the top... I use one jar for just us and two if we have guests. I let this cook on low all day and then prepare the whole wheat pasta, drain it and put a drizzle of olive oil and a clove of garlic pressed into it and stirred while hot, I serve the chicken over the garlic pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top.

chicken Paprikash

Crockpot Chicken Paprikash

1 serving cooking spray, or enough to coat skillet
2 c. mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small sweet red pepper, diced
1 tsp. paprika
3/4 tsp. table salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. canned chicken broth
1 lb. uncooked chicken breast, boneless, and skinless
1 T. flour
1/2 c. fat-free sour cream

Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray, and heat.

Add mushrooms, onion, garlic and pepper. Saute 5 mins.

Stir in paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook 30 secs more.

Spoon mixture into a 4-5 qt. crockpot. Add broth.

Cut each chicken breast into 4 long strips, and add to slow cooker.

Cover, and cook on low setting for 5-6 hrs.

Stir together flour and sour cream in a cup.

Stir into chicken mixture.

Cover, and cook on low, until the mixture is thick and hot, about 10
mins. more.

Makes about 2 c. per serving.

Serving = 4 Points
Makes 4 servings

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
Stir in the chili sauce, brown sugar, pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until flavors are combined. Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture onto
each bun. Yield: 8 servings.