Category Archives: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Recipes

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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.

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Recipe
Chicken Breast
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.

Bean Recipe
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.

Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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!

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Ingredients
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
Olive oil
2 table spoons Gluten fear flour

Recipe
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
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Once meat is browned move to a bowl to collect all of the juices from the meat
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Add onions and garlic and saute until softened about 5-6 minutes
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Add red wine vinegar, broth, and Dijon mustard and bring to a simmer

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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
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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

Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Sesame Sriracha Chicken

I was craving something Asian without all the calories in take-out. I hope you enjoy this dish.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Recipe

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.

Enjoy!

Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Potato Soup – Recipe Follows

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  • 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

Ground Turkey Chili – Slow Cooker

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  • 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.

Enjoy!