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Slow Cooker Chili

Post  justmecookin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:56 pm

Slow Cooker Chili

2 pounds ground beef
4 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 to 5 teaspoons chili powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Makes 12 servings.

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Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Post  justmecookin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:57 pm

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas
Hot cooked rice

In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes; drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, soy sauce and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, sweet-and-sour sauce, water and ginger until smooth. Stir into the slow cooker. Add onions and pineapple; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Add peas; cook 5 minutes longer. Serve with rice. Makes 5 servings.

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Citrus Turkey Roast

Post  justmecookin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:57 pm

Citrus Turkey Roast

1 frozen boneless turkey roast (3 pounds), thawed
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup chicken broth, divided
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cut roast in half. Combine the garlic powder, paprika, oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; rub over turkey. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the garlic, 1/2 cup broth, water, wine or additional broth, orange juice and lemon juice. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.

Remove turkey and keep warm. Discard garlic cloves. For gravy, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Slice turkey; serve with gravy. Makes 12 servings.

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Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Post  justmecookin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:58 pm

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

1/2 pound reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 celery rib with leaves, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a nonstick skillet, cook kielbasa over medium heat until lightly browned. Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until vegetable are tender.

Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours. Makes 5 servings.

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Barbecued Beef Brisket

Post  justmecookin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:19 pm

Barbecued Beef Brisket

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 fresh beef brisket (2-1/2 pounds), trimmed

Sauce:
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub over brisket. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Pour half over the brisket; set the remaining sauce aside. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with the reserved sauce. Makes 8 servings.

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Chili in Bread Bowls

Post  justmecookin on Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:45 pm

Chili in Bread Bowls

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound lean beef stew meat, cut into cubes
1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1/2 pound boneless pork, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped*
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
9 large hard rolls
Sour cream, chopped green onions and sweet red pepper, optional

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add meat in batches; toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil in batches. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker with a slotted spoon. Stir in onion, peppers, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the meat is tender.

Cut tops off rolls; carefully hollow out bottom halves. Spoon about 1 cup of chili into each roll. Garnish with sour cream, onions and red pepper if desired. Makes 9 servings.

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Apple-Dijon Pork Roast

Post  justmecookin on Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:40 pm

Apple-Dijon Pork Roast

1 boneless whole pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons cold water

Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the broth, apple juice and mustard; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.

Remove roast and keep warm. For gravy, strain cooking juices and skim fat. Pour juices into a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Makes 8 servings.

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Slow-Cooked Rump Roast

Post  justmecookin on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:12 am

Slow-Cooked Rump Roast

1 boneless beef rump roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 small onions, sliced
1/2 cup water
6 to 8 tablespoons horseradish sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons celery salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water

Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown meat on all sides in oil over medium-high heat; drain. Place carrots and potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Top with meat and onions. Combine the water, horseradish sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and celery salt.

Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Makes 6-8 servings.

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Meatball Stew

Post  justmecookin on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:37 am

Meatball Stew

3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 package (16 ounces) fresh baby carrots, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, sliced
1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked meatballs
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) beef gravy
1 cup water
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

Place the potatoes, carrots, onion, celery and meatballs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.

Pour over meatball mixture. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Makes 6 servings.

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Smoky Bean Stew

Post  justmecookin on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:38 am

Smoky Bean Stew

1 package (16 ounces) miniature smoked sausage links
1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
2 cups frozen cut green beans
2 cups frozen lima beans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard

In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6-8 servings.

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Italian Roast with Alfredo Potatoes

Post  justmecookin on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:39 am

Italian Roast with Alfredo Potatoes

1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1/2 cup water
1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup chopped green pepper
2/3 cup chopped onion
8 medium red potatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
3/4 cup refrigerated Alfredo sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon minced chives

Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the gravy mix, dressing mix and water; pour over roast. Top with peppers and onion. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.

Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, remove roast and cut a portion of the meat into cubes, measuring 3 cups; cover and refrigerate for another use. Slice the remaining beef and keep warm.

Skim fat from cooking juices if necessary; pour into a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Drain potatoes; mash with Alfredo sauce, butter and pepper. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with sliced beef and gravy. Makes 4 servings

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Asian-Style Round Steak

Post  justmecookin on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:40 am

Asian-Style Round Steak

2 pounds boneless beef top round steak, cut into 3-inch strips
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 celery ribs, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 medium green peppers, julienned
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
Hot cooked rice

In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer meat and drippings to a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Combine the onion, celery, soy sauce, sugar, salt, garlic, ginger and pepper; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.

Add the green peppers, tomato sauce, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and mushrooms; cover and cook on low 1 hour longer.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Serve with rice. Makes 8 servings.

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Slow-Cooked Sirloin

Post  justmecookin on Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:28 pm

Slow-Cooked Sirloin

1 boneless beef sirloin steak (1-1/2 pounds)
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

In a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, brown beef on both sides. Place onion and green pepper in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with beef.

Combine the broth, Worcestershire sauce, dill, thyme, pepper and pepper flakes; pour over beef. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness and vegetables are crisp-tender.

Remove beef and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices.

Cover and cook about 30 minutes longer or until slightly thickened. Return beef to the slow cooker; heat through. Makes 6 servings.

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Barbecued Chicken

Post  justmecookin on Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:25 pm

Barbecued Chicken

1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 broiler/fryer chicken (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut up and skin removed
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

In a small saucepan, combine the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Place the chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

Remove chicken to a serving platter and keep warm. Strain cooking juices and skim fat; transfer to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices.

Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken and serve the remaining sauce on the side. Makes 4 servings.

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Cajun-Style Pot Roast

Post  justmecookin on Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:47 pm

Cajun-Style Pot Roast

1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 to 3 pounds)
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1-1/2 cups chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
Hot cooked rice

Cut roast in half; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Combine the tomatoes, red pepper, celery, onion, tapioca, garlic and salt; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Slice and serve with rice. Makes 6 servings.

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Slow-Cooked Taco Meat Loaf

Post  justmecookin on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:20 am

Slow-Cooked Taco Meat Loaf

1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup taco sauce
1 cup coarsely crushed corn chips
1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
2 pounds lean ground beef
Additional taco sauce or salsa

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a round loaf; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve with taco sauce or salsa. Makes 8 servings.

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Post  justmecookin on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:24 am

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (16 ounces) pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 flour tortillas (6 inches)

In a skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper until beef is browned and vegetables are tender; drain. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Combine cheeses. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer about 3/4 cup beef mixture, one tortilla and about 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until heated through. Makes 4 servings.

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Slow Cooker Fajitas

Post  justmecookin on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:27 am

Slow Cooker Fajitas

1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steaks, cut into thin strips
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro

Place peppers and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with beef. Combine the water, vinegar, lime juice and seasonings; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until tender.

Using a slotted spoon, place about 3/4 cup meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top with 1 tablespoon salsa, 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 teaspoon cilantro; roll up. Makes 8 servings.

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Pork Chili Verde

Post  justmecookin on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:29 am

Pork Chili Verde

1 boneless pork sirloin roast (3 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup minced fresh cilantro
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Hot cooked rice
Flour tortillas, warmed

In a large skillet, saute the pork, carrots, onion, cilantro and garlic in oil in batches until pork is browned. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the enchilada sauce and jalapenos. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is tender.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice and tortillas. Makes 8 servings.

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Mushroom Salsa Chili

Post  justmecookin on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:30 am

Mushroom Salsa Chili

1 pound ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 jar (24 ounces) chunky salsa
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1/2 cup each chopped green pepper, sweet red and yellow pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and thinly sliced green onions, optional

In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Stir in the beans, salsa, tomatoes, onion, tomato sauce, mushrooms, peppers and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until flavors are blended. Garnish with cheese, sour cream and green onions if desired. Makes 8 servings.

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Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos

Post  justmecookin on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:36 am

Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos

1 boneless pork sirloin roast (2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
1-1/2 cups salsa verde
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Dash hot pepper sauce
10 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
Sour cream, thinly sliced green onions, cubed avocado, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped tomato, optional

In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 11 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until meat is very tender.

Shred pork with two forks. Place about 1/2 cup pork mixture down the center of each tortilla. Serve with toppings if desired. Makes 10 tacos.

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Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:47 pm

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
3 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 1/2 cups cubed peeled baking potato
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup light coconut milk
6 lemon wedges

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, sugar, ginger, garlic, and chile; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Place onion mixture in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and next 8 ingredients (through broth). Cover and cook on HIGH 6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and coconut milk; stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 6 servings

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Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket with Beer

Post  justmecookin on Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:06 pm

Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket with Beer

1 (3-pound) beef brisket, trimmed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
1/4 cup water
2 cups vertically sliced onion (about 1 large)
1 1/2 cups chopped parsnip (about 2)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 (12-ounce) bottle light beer

Rub brisket with salt and pepper. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add brisket to pan; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove brisket from the pan. Add 1/4 cup water to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits. Add onion and parsnip; sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Place onion mixture, vinegar, bay leaf, and beer in a large electric slow cooker. Place brisket on top of onion mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Cut brisket diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce. Makes 12 servings

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Mediterranean Roast Turkey

Post  justmecookin on Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:09 pm

Mediterranean Roast Turkey

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 bottled 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 cup chicken broth, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Combine first 9 ingredients in an electric slow cooker. Add 1/4 cup chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.

Combine remaining 1/4 cup broth and flour in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth. Add broth mixture to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes. Cut turkey into slices. Makes 8 servings

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Peasant Stew

Post  justmecookin on Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:12 pm

Peasant Stew

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
1 cup chopped onion
1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeño peppers and spices, undrained
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup sour cream

Combine cumin, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over chicken. Place chicken in an electric slow cooker; stir in onion, tomatoes, and chiles. Cover with lid; cook on high-heat setting for 3 hours. Stir in beans. Cover; cook on high-heat setting 1 hour.

Place 1 chicken thigh in each of 6 soup bowls; ladle 1 1/4 cups stew into each bowl. Top each serving with 2 teaspoons cilantro and 2 teaspoons sour cream. Makes 6 servings

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