I got this recipe from my mom and it’s so easy.
I put a pot roast in the crock pot with the following.
1 packet of onion soup mix
4 celery stalks(diced)
4 red potatoes(sliced in quarters)
Cover everything with water and put on low for 6-8 hours.
5 Minute Dinner “Salsa Chicken”
Literally, 5 minutes.
Original Recipe is found here.
4 Chicken breasts(I use skinless & boneless)
1 cup salsa
1/2 c sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 packet taco seasoning
I also added….b/c we like it spicy in our house.
1 can of chipotle peppers dash of cayenne pepper
Season the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning. Put in
the crockpot along with the salsa, sour cream and cream of
chicken soup. Shred the chicken so it all absorbs the flavor.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours and viola! I used frozen chicken
breasts, for 8 hours and they turned out fine. I shredded the
meat about 6 hours in. I served over brown rice and it was
BBQ Pulled Pork!
I sort of winged it/went off the McCormick recipe but here’s mine.
6 lb pork shoulder
1/2 C Brown Sugar
2 packets of McCormick BBQ pulled pork spices
1/2 C. Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 C. White distilled Vinegar
1/2 C. Ketchup
Put everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
High for 4-6. I cooked it over night and let it sit on warm all day.
It’s amazing. Seriously. Enjoy!
First I browned some ground turkey.
Then in the crock pot I added…
1 can of whole kernel corn(undrained)
1 can of whole tomatoes(undrained)
1 can of tomato paste
1 can of pinto beans(undrained)
1 can of black beans(undrained)
1 small can of mushrooms
1/2 C of fresh chopped cilantro
1 ea. chopped red, green, yellow and orange bell peppers
Then I added the meat. Stirred everything together and added
the spices. Now when it comes to spices, I know how we like
things(spicy and lots of flavor) so I go off the taste but here
are my approximate measurements.
1 tbsp Adobo salt
2 tbsp taco seasoning
2 tbsp Chili powder
1 tbsp of ground cayenne pepper
1 tbsp of black pepper
Cook in crock pot on low for 8-10 hours then switch to warm.
Or high for 6 hours. My theory is as long as you know your
audience, you can pretty much throw anything together. Start
off with a little bit of spices then as it cooks, take a taste. A little
bland? Add a bit more. It’s all about your personal taste and
Jar of generic meat sauce
1 lb of ground beef(browned)
1 bag of pepperonis(chopped)
Now, spices are approximate, I recommend using them to taste.
1 Tbsp basil
1 tbsp Oregano
1 Tbsp Cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp Chili powder
1/2 Tbsp sea salt
1 Tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 white onion(minced)
1/4 C of low fat cream cheese to make it creamy
I browned the ground beef then threw everything in the crockpot,
put it on low for 4 hours then warm until dinner. It was amazing
and it got the husbands seal of approval(which is huge b/c he has
no taste buds/sense of smell).
Those of you who come from a background similar to mine
know that it’s deer season. And it’s this time of year that you
switch from the usual ground beef, pot roasts and steaks to
ground deer burger, venison, and deer roast. Deer can be a bit
tricky to cook since it tastes a little more game-y than regular
beef. Easily fixed as long as you know what to do with it. It’s
not like burger you can just throw on a grill or a steak you broil.
It needs to be seasoned and/or mixed with other meats because
it is very lean. So I made my first crock pot of deer chili and
here’s the recipe I used.
1 lb of ground deer
1 packet chili mix
3 tbsp of chili powder
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 small white onion
1 tbsp of garlic
1 tbsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp os sea salt and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.