Slow Cooker Recipes

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Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

Postby Norma » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:55 pm

This was adapted from a recipe I found years ago in Quick Cooking magazine.

1/2 lb. burger and 2 or 3 Italian sweet sausages browned with 1 med. chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic
Place in crock pot with :
2 14 1/2 oz. diced tomatos
1-8 oz. tomato sauce
1-6 oz. tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 T brown sugar
2 t. basil
2 t. oregano
1 t. thyme
1 t. salt

Cook in crock pot on low for at least 8 hrs.

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Re: Slow Cooker Recipes

Postby Cowinkie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli
12-14 servings

2 lbs ground beef
1 0nion chopped
3 carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 (28 once) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (16 ounce) cans white kidney beans, drained
3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock
3 tsps oregano
2 tsps pepper
5 tsps parsley
1 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
8 ounces pasta

Brown beef in a skillet.
Drain fat from beef and add to crockpot with everything except pasta.
Cook, on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta.

I cook my pasta separately ...either a head of time and reheat, or just before I serve the soup.
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Re: Slow Cooker Recipes

Postby FelineFriend » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:17 am

Beer Stew A complimentary beer biscuit recipe follows this one. We make them the same day. :D

2 - 2 1/2 Lbs. of 1-inch stew meat, floured and browned in oil
1 package of stew seasoning mix
15 & 1/4-oz. can of diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic in it
1 1/2 cup of small peeled carrots, cut into 3 pieces (or you can add a bag of washed/peeled baby carrots from the produce section of the grocery store)
1 cup of celery cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup chopped parsley
3 Tablespoons Minute Tapioca
2 slices of bread, torn into cubes (used as thickener)
1 - 1 1/2 cans beer, depending upon the size of your particular slow cooker

Mix ingredients in a slow cooker, cook on high 6 - 7 hours, stirring every hour

OPTION: You can cook this inside a regular over at 300* for 5 - 6 hours, stirring it occasionally.


For every cup of Bisquick you use, add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Mix with beer, to the right consistency, fold it in roughly 30 times on a bread board.

Roll dough 1 1/2" - 2" thick on a floured board. Cut into circles with a glass' top or a biscuit-cutter.

Raise on a baking sheet for 10 - 15 minutes.

Bake at 450* for approximately 10 - 12 minutes.

This makes a great meal for winter and for a hungry family. The beer biscuits compliment this meal. :D
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