Showing posts with label Crockpot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crockpot. Show all posts

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches


4-5 pound rump roast
1 C. beef broth or water
1 packet (0.7 oz.) dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
2 t. Italian seasoning
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. garlic powder
10-12 crusty rolls
10-12 slices Provolone cheese
Cooked onions, roasted peppers, sliced pepperoncini (optional)


  1. Place the beef in a slow cooker. 
  2. Add the broth or water over the top. 
  3. Sprinkle the dry Italian-style salad dressing mix, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the top of the roast. 
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 10-11 hours or on HIGH for 5-6 hours or until the beef shreds easily.
  5. Remove the beef from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. 
  6. Place meat in the rolls and top with a slice of cheese. 
  7. Place the sandwiches on baking sheets and broil 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. If desired, strain the juices in the slow cooker and serve as a sandwich dip or drizzle juice over the sandwich. 
  9. Top with onions, roasted peppers, and/or sliced pepperoncini, if desired. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup


1 lb. boneless chicken breast
10 oz. can fat-free cream of chicken soup
4 C. low-sodium chicken broth
16 oz, frozen bag peas, carrots, corn, and green beans
1 C. potato, peeled and diced
1/2 C. onion, diced
1 t. thyme
1 t. pepper
1 bay leaf
2 T. cornstarch
2 T. water


  1. Place the chicken in a slow cooker, followed by the remaining ingredients except for the cornstarch and water. 
  2. Stir to combine. 
  3. Cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 7-9 hours.
  4. Just before serving the soup, add the cornstarch and water to a small bowl, and mix until the cornstarch is dissolved. 
  5. Add the cornstarch mixture to the soup and constantly whisk together until the soup has thickened, just a few minutes.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Cheesy Kielbasa Hashbrown Casserole


1 32-oz. bag of hashbrowns defrosted
18 oz. kielbasa thawed and cut into small pieces
1 small onion, diced
1/2 C. butter, melted
2 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
1 C. whole milk
1/2 C. heavy cream
1 t. black pepper
1/2 t. onion powder


  1. Combine hash browns, seasonings, kielbasa, onion, and 2 cups of the cheese in a greased crock pot.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, butter, cream and milk. 
  3. Pour over hash brown mix.
  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
  5. Cook on high for 3 hours.
Tip:  Great recipe to use up those homemade hashbrowns.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Crockpot Beefy Potato Taco Casserole



1 lb. ground beef
2 cloves garlic minced
1 oz. packet taco seasoning
10.5 oz. cheddar cheese soup
4 C. potatoes sliced
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 C. beef broth


  1. Brown your ground beef with garlic and drain.
  2. Place your potato slices in the bottom of a slightly greased 4-quart crock pot.
  3. Spread your ground beef evenly on top of your potatoes.
  4. Sprinkle your taco seasoning on top of everything.
  5. Spoon your soup evenly on top.
  6. Sprinkle your cheese evenly across the top of everything.
  7. Gently pour your beef broth evenly around your crockpot.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-2.5 hours.
  9. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Crockpot Pork and Sauerkraut

To bring good luck in the new year, it was always a tradition in our house when growing up, that we ate pork and sauerkraut on New Years Day.  This is a very easy recipe and the family enjoyed it!


3 lbs. pork loin trimmed of excess fat
salt and pepper, to taste
1 T. oil
16 oz. sauerkraut drained
1 t. minced garlic
1 onion sliced
1 C. apple juice


  1. Liberally season the pork loin with salt and pepper on all sides. 
  2. Heat oil in large skillet or dutch oven. 
  3. Sear pork loin on all sides, 2-3 minutes per side. 
  4. Add seared pork into a slow cooker. 
  5. Pour in apple juice*. 
  6. Place onions, apples, and garlic around the pork loin. 
  7. Top with sauerkraut. 
  8. Place lid on the slow cooker and cook for 4-5 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. 
  9. Remove pork and slice or shred and serve with cooking liquids.

Note:  If you don't have apple juice, use chicken stock with 2 T. brown sugar as a substitute.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Crockpot Beef Roast


3 to 4 lbs. roast beef or round steak
salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
1 C. water
1/2 C. ketchup
2 t. dijon mustard
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 c. red wine (optional)


  1. Place meat in slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over meat.
  4. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Potato and Canadian Bacon Slow Cooker Chowder

2 C. potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large carrot, diced
1 C. leek, chopped, white part only
1 medium garlic clove, minced
4 C. fat free chicken broth
½ C. pearl barley
¼ t. dried thyme, crushed
¼ t. black pepper
4 oz. Canadian-style bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
bay leaf
½ C. fat free evaporated milk
2 fl oz fat free creamer,  such as fat-free half-and-half

  1. In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, chicken broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and Canadian bacon. 
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables and barley are tender.
  3. Stir in evaporated milk and half-and-half and heat through uncovered, about 10 minutes. 

Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

Friday, June 26, 2020

CrockPot Chicken & Noodles

24 oz. package frozen egg noodles
2 - 14.7 oz cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. butter (1 stick) cut into pieces
32 oz. chicken broth
mixed vegetables (optional)
chicken bouillon to taste (optional)
6 small or 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Salt and pepper chicken breasts and place in the bottom of crock pot.
  2. Spoon soup over the chicken.
  3. Cut butter into several pats and place pieces evenly over soup.
  4. If using bouillon, whisk with the broth and pour over the soup.
  5. Place lid on crock and turn to low.
  6. Cook for 6 hours.
  7. Remove chicken and tear into pieces.  Add back to pot.
  8. Add noodles and if adding veggies, add those as now.
  9. Cook for another 2 hours or until noodles are desired tenderness.  Stir a few times during the last 2 hours.
  10. Salt and pepper if needed.
  11. Serve

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chicken Tortilla Soup - Crockpot Recipe

1 (16-oz.) jar Pace Picante Sauce
2 cans Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1.5 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 (16-oz.) bag frozen whole kernel corn
1 (15-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 soup cans of water
2 teaspoons ground cumin
6 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into thin strips
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 C, fresh cilantro, chopped
Additional shredded cheddar cheese for topping (optional)
Sour cream for topping (optional)
  1. Stir together picante sauce, soup, chicken, corn, beans, water and cumin in a 5-qt. or larger slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2.5 hours, until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Stir the tortillas and cheese into the soup and cook for an additional 15 minutes. 
  4. Stir in cilantro right before serving.
  5. Serve with additional shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream for topping.