This is a quick and easy dish that can be served with rice or beans or to use when making tacos! I served this with a side of black beans.
1 jar salsa
Juice of 1 lime
1 bunch cilantro
1 package taco seasoning of your choice
Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
1 can black beans
1/2 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1 teaspoon oil
Cilantro to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste (I used about 1/4)
Add 1 teaspoon oil to small pot and cook garlic and onions until soft and fragrant. Add beans and cayenne pepper and cook until heated through. Add cilantro to taste.
I was inspired by this dish by beef bourguignon. The beef was melt-in-your mouth good. And with no added starches this is a paleo friendly recipe. Hope you enjoy. I’m not usually good at posting pictures with each step of a recipe; but I actually remembered to take pics this time, ha!
All natural beef stew meat cubed
1 onion chopped
1 package sliced mushrooms
1 16oz package carrots, peeled and chopped
1 turnip peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
2 bay leaves
2-3 rosemary sprigs or 1/2 table-spoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 cups all natural beef broth
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 table spoons Gluten fear flour
Season beef stew meat generously with salt and pepper on each side
Add olive oil to pan and brown on both sides; browning in batches so the pan is not over-crowded
Once meat is browned move to a bowl to collect all of the juices from the meat
Add onions and garlic and saute until softened about 5-6 minutes
Add red wine vinegar, broth, and Dijon mustard and bring to a simmer
Once brought to a simmer combine meat into pan and stir until combined
Add carrots, parsnip, and mushrooms to a slow cooker and top with all contents from pain
Cook on low for 8 hours
Once done add 1/2 cup water with about 2 tablespoons of flour into a separate bowl and mix until combined and there are no lumps
Add this mixture to the slow cooker and cook another 15 minutes until sauce is thickened
I was craving something Asian without all the calories in take-out. I hope you enjoy this dish.
- Chicken Breast
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- About 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sriracha or more to taste (I used 2 teaspoons)
- 3-4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon water
- Black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons flour or cornstartch
- Scallions and sesame Seeds
Season chicken breast with black pepper to taste and add to slow cooker. In a small bowl combine honey, tomato paste, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, sesame oil, onion powder, sriracha, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of water and mix until combined. Pour over chicken breasts and cook on low 3-4 hours.
After 3-4 hours remove chicken and shred with fork. Mix flour or cornstarch with about 1/4 cup water until combined (no lumps) and add to slow cooker and cook another 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
Potato Soup – Recipe Follows
- About 6 cups chopped peeled potatoes
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots
- 4-5 cups of water
- 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
- 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- 4-6 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
- Minced fresh chives to taste
Combine all ingredients to slow cooker EXCEPT milk, parsley and chives. Cook on high for 7 hours, then add milk and cook another 30-60 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with chives and parsley and enjoy!
Ground Turkey Chili – Slow Cooker
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 medium onion chopped
- about 1/2 cup chopped celery and green pepper (optional)
- 1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce
- 16 oz can chili beans
- 16 oz can pinto beans
- 16 oz can kidney beans
- 1.5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- About 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
In a large pan cook ground turkey, onion, celery and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess fluid from the pan and add the mixture to a 5 quart slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT pinto and kidney beans and turn slow cooker on low for 6 hours.
Add pinto and kidney beans and cook on low for another 30 minutes.
Top with cheese or sour cream. (optional)
To keep it healthy I usually add weight watchers shredded cheese and plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Plain yogurt adds the same tartness as sour cream and is a much healthier option.