Tag: slow cooker

Beef, Mushroom, Root Vegetables & Barley Soup

Ingredients: 1 3/4 lb cubed sirloin 2 stalks celery, diced (greens too!) 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 parsnips, sliced 1 onion, diced 1 lb (6 caps) portobello mushrooms, cubed 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 medium rutabaga, diced 1-quart beef stock 1 cup pearl barley 1 […]

Veggie Packed Beef Chili

Ingredient: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 lb cubed sirloin stew meat 1 15-oz can jalapeño and habanero diced tomatoes 1 15-oz can chili-seasoned tomatoes 1 medium-large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch thick half-moons 1 (loose) cup matchstick carrots 2 cubanelle peppers, chopped 2 15-oz canned kidney beans, […]

Polish-y Cabbage Soup with Root Vegetables and Kielbasa

Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb kielbasa, sliced 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1 large purple top turnip, cubed 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed 2 bay leaves 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds salt freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons apple cider […]

Beef and Potato Stew with Olives and Stewed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs russet potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 lb cubed sirloin or stew beef  (can brown if desired, I didn’t bother) 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 onion, cut into quarter moon slices 1/3 cup chopped green olives with pimentos 15 oz canned stewed tomatoes (with juice!) 3 […]

Brunswick Stew (in the slow cooker)

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups leftover pulled pork 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup diced country ham 2 cups frozen (or fresh) lima beans 11 oz canned (drained) or frozen corn 28 oz canned fire-roasted tomatoes 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, diced 4 cloves […]

How-to: Caramelize Onions in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients 4 pounds sweet or yellow onions (or a combination of yellow, sweet, white and red) 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional) Directions: Peel and slice the onions in ¼-inch slices. Separate them into rings. Thinly slice the butter. Place the onions into a 4-quart slow cooker. Scatter […]

Overnight Cherry Butter

Ingredients: 6 lbs cherries, pitted 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 cup water 1 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar Place all ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker, pressing down to crush the cherries enough to be able to close the lid, if needed. Cook on high 2 hours. Mash […]