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Category: Recipes

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork


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I have a delicious recipe that is absolutely perfect for harvest season. I love this meal because it’s easy, inexpensive, and perfect to bring to the field. This is my go-to lazy meal. I get the perks of making a home cooked meal without all of the work.

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 pound pork shoulder or butt roast (mine was a little on the heavy side, but still turned out perfect.)

  • 1 can of root beer (12 ounce)

  • 1 bottle barbeque sauce (18 ounce) We used brown sugar barbeque sauce

  • 8 hamburger Buns

Instructions:

  1. Place defrosted pork roast in slow cooker

  2. Pour in can of root beer

  3. Cover and let cook for 6 hours on low or until meat shreds easily 

  4. Once cooked, drain the root beer

  5. Shred meat with a fork

  6. Pour in barbeque sauce and stir together

  7. Serve on bun (Yep, we use the cheap ones too)

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Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing


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I have another recipe for you today! This is one of my favorite meals because I LOVE stuffing. We eat a lot of red meat so this gives my household some variety. Like all of the recipes I’ve posted so far, it’s extremely easy to make.

Servings: About 6

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Chicken Breasts (defrosted*)

  • 1 cup of sour cream

  • 2 boxes of stuffing mix (chicken)

  • 1 large can of cream of chicken soup (22.6 OZ)

  • 1 small package of frozen green beans

Instructions:

  1. Spray crockpot with nonstick spray

  2. Place chicken breasts in crockpot

  3. Add stuffing on top of chicken breasts

  4. Mix sour cream and cream of chicken soup together

  5. Spread mixture over top of stuffing

  6. Add green beans for the top layer

  7. Pour one cup of water on top of the mix (add less if you like your stuffing dry)

  8. Let cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours

    Note: fluff the stuffing half way through with a fork

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Goulash


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Today I have a recipe post for you! The weather is getting chilly and it’s time to stock up on some comfort food recipes. This is actually my grandma’s recipe that she so kindly gave me. I have loved her goulash since I was little and still do to this day. It’s one of those foods that is amazing left-over, which is perfect for harvest season. Honestly, it’s almost better the second day. To top it all off, it’s super easy to make and on budget.

Servings:

  • I would say about 6

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 box of Large Elbow Macaroni

  • 1 can of Tomato Soup (10 3/4 oz)

  • 1 can of Stewed Tomatoes (14.5 oz)

  • 1 pound of ground beef

  • Ketchup

  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Place water and noodles into pot, turn burner on high, and let heat until boiling (continually stir the noodles throughout this process so the noodles don’t stick)

  2. Put thawed out ground beef into skillet and begin to brown.

  3. Drain the fat during the browning process or after

  4. After fat has been drained and meat has been browned, turn skillet onto low setting

  5. Stir stewed tomatoes and tomato soup into skillet for 3-5 minutes

  6. Once water has boiled and noodles are cooked to your liking, drain the water

  7. Stir in the meat, tomato soup, and stewed tomatoes with the noodles in the pot.

  8. Add ketchup (your preference of how much) and stir it into the pot

  9. Sprinkle salt and pepper for taste

Note: I’m not a fan of how large stewed tomatoes are so I cut them up into smaller pieces


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Crockpot Creamy Chicken

Hello friends!

This is one of my favorite meals to make. It is super easy and tastes delicious.

Ingrediants:

  • 1 lb of boneless chicken breasts (thawed out)
  • 2 packets of chicken gravy
  • 22.6 oz cream of chicken (family size)
  • 1 3/4 cups of water
  • salt & pepper for taste

Instructions:

  1. combine chicken gravy, cream of chicken, and water in crockpot
  2. mix together (may be a little clumpy but that’s okay!)
  3. add in chicken (cover chicken completely with mixture)
  4. sprinkle salt and pepper on top
  5. Turn crockpot on low for 8 hours or 4 hours on high
  6. When time is up, shred chicken (I use two forks to do this)
  7. Serve over biscuits or mashed potatoes

 

Lesson Learned Crockpot Chili

Hey friends!

To start off, all of my recipes are super EASY. Many of them make great meals for people learning to live on their own, or they are just something simple to make.

Second, majority are not striving to be healthy meals that’ll help you drop weight. They’re just easy and taste great.

Third, I suck at cooking and I can even make this. If I can, anyone can.

Crockpot Chili:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground Beef (browned)
  • 1 (15 oz) can of dark kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 oz) can of chili beans
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 packet mild chili seasoning
  • 2 cups of water
  • chili powder
  • Optional: Cheese and/or brown sugar.

Directions:

  1. Brown the ground beef
  2. Drain the beans
  3. Combine and stir the ground beef, kidney beans, chili beans, seasoning, tomatoes, tomato sauce and water in a crockpot
  4. Sprinkle in brown sugar and/or chili powder if desired
  5. Set crockpot on low for 8 hours
  6. After 8 hours you may add cheese while serving.

I never heard of putting brown sugar in chili until Wade came along, makes it a little sweeter.

I should tell ya’ll a story about my first time making chili…It was about a year ago and I found a “simple” recipe on Pinterest for crockpot chili. I was really excited to use it, even though I didn’t know what half the ingredients even were.  I never cooked before moving on my own. Majority of our meals the first year consisted of frozen pizza and take out.

So there I was with my little shopping cart being a boss in the supermarket, throwing things in like I knew what I was doing. I had absolutely no idea and just guessed what things were.

I got home and attempted to follow the directions. Eh, so I was a little off. Whatever. Dumped the ingredients in the crock pot and wished for the best of luck… about an hour later I come into the kitchen smelling cookies.

I’m not making cookies btw, it’s the chili. Apparently I screwed up on the seasoning..I figured I could fix it by dumping garlic salt in?? Yeah idk, just go with it.

So I did a little taste test to see if the garlic helped and oh god it was awful. I waited for Wade to get home to try it….maybe my taste buds are just out a whack.

He walks in the door and asks if I’m baking cookies…I was in tears, not sure whether to cry or laugh my ass off. So I proceeded to force a spoonful down his throat and he spit it out. Needless to say, the dog wouldn’t even eat it… and I didn’t attempt to make chili for about 6 months out of fear.

Moral of the story here….USE RECIPES YOU CAN UNDERSTAND! Lesson learned and I now use the recipe above…doesn’t taste like cookies 😉