Monday, March 1, 2010

The long awaited Crock Pot Recipes

**Please see bottom for a hint**

Friday's Soup:

I call it this, because a friend, we'll call her Friend Friday, gave me this recipe!!

1 Can of Cream Corn
1 Can Regular Corn
2 Cans of green beans
1 Can of Okra and Tomatoes
1 Can of Sliced or Diced Potatoes
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
1 Can of Lima Beans
1 Can of BBQ Pork
1 Can of BBQ Beef

I usually add a little salt and pepper....but just dashes of each.

**I rarely use the canned meat, because I do not love it, so I either use nothing or fresh beef chunks.

Dump it all in the crock pot and either cook it on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 or really anywhere in basically just needs to heat.

This will feed a family of four for at least three good meals, if not more. Corn bread is really good with this!

Taco Soup/Chili

This recipe comes to me from "Sister Click" and not sure where it originally came from.

2 lbs ground beef browned
4 cans beans (you can use any beans) I used 1 Kidney, 1 Pinto, 1 Black beans & 1 Great Northern Bean
3 Cans Shoepeg Corn (little Sweet Corn)
2 Cans Mild Rotel (can use a spicier one if you want to)
1 Lg can crushed tomatoes
1 pkg taco seasonings
1 pkg dry ranch dressing
Put in the crockpot and cook for a few hours. If you don't have a crock pot I think that you could put it over the stove in a big pot and just stir it more often.

Also makes several meals.

Chicken Parmesan

This comes from one of my favorite websites, Here is the link:

**I add about half a box of frozen spinach to mine about an hour before it is finished!


This recipe comes from McCormick's website. Here is the link:

We always add frozen corn and about a 1/4 to 1/2 of a green pepper.

BBQ Pulled Beef

Also from McCormick's website.

Beef Stew

Mexican Chicken Mix

This is just a concoction that I made that is easy to have for lots of mexican dishes including tacos, nachos, burritos, etc.

2 or 3 chicken breasts
2 Cans of rotel
2 T of cumin
2 T of chili powder
1 Cup of frozen corn
1 Can of black beans
1 green pepper

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4--chicken does NOT have to be cooked ahead of time, just put it in.

Add this mixture to your favorite mexican sides and it freezes great

Hint: As long as you have the space, you can double EVERY one of these, triple them even.....they all freeze great and frozen meals make easy meals down the road. The more you cook at once, the less work later, and the cheaper it is in the long run!!