Thursday, February 17, 2011

Slow Cookin'

In response to some requests for good slow cooker recipes, here are a few of my family's favorites:
Slow Cooked Chili - cheap to make and is hands-down my favorite chili.
Crock Pot Enchiladas - wonderful recipe, used so many times, from a wonderful blog!
Wanda's Chicken and Rice Casserole - great for using up leftovers:
Combine 1 cup of uncooked rice, 3 cups water, 2 tsp chicken stock granules, one can cream of chicken soup, 1 lb bag of frozen broccoli or other veg, 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, 1/4tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion salt and 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. Cook on high for 3-4 hours. Serves 4-6 people.
Savory Chicken and Vegetables - soooo good.
Put 8 chicken thighs in slow cooker. Add 2 cups chicken broth, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 8 oz pearl onions (or dice one regular onion), 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon, 2 cloves chopped garlic, one bouquet garni (or 1 tbsp italian seasoning) and a bag of baby carrots.
Cook it on low for 8-10 hours.
Before serving, remove the bouquet garni (if using) and skim any visible fat. Stir in 1 lb button mushrooms. Mis 2 tbsp flour and 2 tbsp cold water and stir into chicken. Turn to high and cook for another 30 min.
Of course, I have been known to forget to add anything after the inital cooking and served it up as is - so you know you have options...
Let me know if anyone gets around to trying any of these and how they turn out!


Zoanna said...

Gonna have to try the enchiladas. When I do, I'll letcha know how they turn out.

Danielle said...

Thank you! Crockpot recipes often don't "sound" that good to me, so I prefer to use ones "tried and true" and recommended by others!

Will be trying some of these soon!

Mandie said...

I was just thinking I could use some more crock pot recipes, good timing :)