Sweet Potato Chili (Crock Pot)

Combine the following ingredients in the crock pot: 1 medium/large red onion, chopped 1 bag frozen Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready Tri-Color Pepper and Onion blend (or 1 chopped red bell pepper and 1 chopped green pepper) 2 to 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced (or 1 heaping…

Thai Vegetable Stew, Crock Pot

This is very similar to another Thai Soup that I have posted, so I called this one a ‘stew’ instead.  Eric and Hannah both prefer this version to the other version which uses a box of Thai-Ginger vegetarian stock. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. red curry paste (we like Thai Kitchen brand) 2 12-oz cans of coconut…

Morning Star Chili

Crock Pot Recipe – for 3.5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Ingredients: 1 package (12 oz) Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tsp minced garlic 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 and 1/2 cup frozen corn 2-3 celery stalks,…

Spinach and Mushroom Rigatoni

Ingredients: 28 oz can whole tomatoes 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped (~ 2 tsp) 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta 1 red onion 1 pound mushrooms, sliced (portabella) 2 10-oz packages frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid 15-oz ricotta cheese (part-skim) 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper…

Hearty Chicken & Dumplings

I love using my crock pot, but I find that it is easy to dry out chicken dishes.  This one requires a couple steps throughout the process to ensure your chicken doesn’t get dry, so I like to do this one on a day that my husband or I will be home to tend to…

Beef Stew with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Makes 6 servings. Ingredients: 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) 1.5 lb beef stew meat 12 medium new potatoes (1.5 lb), cut in half 1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 1 bag (8 oz) baby-cut carrots (about 30) 2 cups water 1.5 tsp. seasoned salt 1 bay leaf 1/4 cup cold water 2 Tbsp…

Vegetable-Beef Barley Soup

Makes 10 servings. Ingredients: 1.5 lb beef stew meat 1 small bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup) 3/4 cup 1-inch green beans 3/4 cup chopped onion 2/3 cup uncooked barley 2/3 cup fresh (or frozen) whole kernel corn 1.5 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves 1/4 tsp…

New England Pot Roast

Serves 8 Ingredients: 3 to 3.5 pound beef boneless chuck roast 1 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil 8 small potatoes, cut in half 3 cups baby-cut carrots 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup) 1 jar (5 oz) prepared horseradish 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 cup water Directions: Trim excess fat from beef. …

Turkey Chili – Crock Pot

Crock Pot Recipe – for 3.5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Ingredients: 1 to 2 pounds ground turkey (normally we get 1.25 lb of the lean turkey) 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tsp minced garlic 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 and 1/2…

Slow-Cooked Herbed Turkey Breast

Slow-Cooked Herbed Turkey – 15 minutes plus marinade overnight then 3.5 + hours cook, 14-16 servings 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Chicken Broth 1 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup minced fresh sage (3 tsp dried) 1/2 cup minced fresh thyme (3 tsp dried) 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup cider…

Jambalaya

Jambalaya (Crock Pot) – 15 minutes prep, 3.5 hours cook on low, serves 4 1 large sweet onion, chopped (~ 1 cup) 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (~ 1 cup) 3-4 medium stalks celery, chopped (~ 1 cup) 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (~ 3 tsp.) 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 2…