Monday, July 27, 2015

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl from Kalyn's Kitchen

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is served over cauliflower rice for a low-carb meal in a bowl that's healthy and delicious.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl from Kalyn's Kitchen featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

I mentioned that on Kalyn's Kitchen I've been a little obsessed with slow cooker buffalo chicken lately, and I absolutely loved this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl. We enjoyed it served with some crumbled blue cheese over the top, but a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt would also be delicious to cool down the heat from the buffalo chicken.

I made the buffalo chicken mixture for this recipe nice and saucy, so the juice will run down a bit a flavor the cauliflower rice, for a delicious and healthy low-carb meal. And if cauliflower rice doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, go ahead and eat this delicious chicken over regular rice. Either way, I would love this for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • chicken breasts
  • homemade chicken stock or canned chicken broth
  • poultry seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  •  Franks Red Hot Sauce or Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Green Tabasco sauce or hot sauce of your choice
  • sweetener of your choice
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • garlic cloves
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • thickly sliced green onion
  • crumbled blue cheese

Friday, July 24, 2015

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pita Pockets from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Cook the meat for these Greek Chicken Pita Pockets in the slow cooker, and keep the house cool!

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pita Pockets from Mel's Kitchen Cafe found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.)

(For Friday Favorites we feature past recipes you may have missed, and I love everything about these Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pita Pockets from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.)

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Greek food, so when I spotted these Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pita Pockets from Mel's Kitchen Cafe on Pinterest, I knew I had to feature them here.  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook with Greek seasonings on low until the chicken is fall-apart tender; then the chicken is shredded apart and served in pita pockets with yogurt, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red bell pepper.  Doesn't that sound like a perfect Slow Cooker Summer Dinner?

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Onion
  • garlic
  • boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • lemon pepper
  • dried oregano
  • Allspice
  • For serving: Pita pocket breads, plain yogurt, tomato, cucumber, red bell pepper.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po' Boy Sandwiches from The Kitchn

These Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po' Boy Sandwiches are just perfect for a summer dinner!

low Cooker Roast Beef Po' Boy Sandwiches from The Kitchn featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com.

If you've been to New Orleans you must have eaten a Po' Boy (Poor Boy) Sandwich of some type. If you have, you'll understand what I mean when I say that these Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po' Boy Sandwiches from the Kitchn are not just ordinary sandwiches.  

Every element of this from-scratch recipe is designed to create maximum flavor, first browning the beef and onions in bacon fat before they go in the slow cooker, then making a flavorful roux for gravy to mix with the shredded beef, and finally serving the meat on small baguettes with plenty of mayo, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomatoes. You can add cheese too if desired.

All those flavor-building steps make this a delicious-sounding a Po' Boy Roast Beef Sandwich, and I think it sounds perfect for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe
  • beef top round or chuck roast
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • thick cut bacon
  • chopped onion
  • red wine
  • low sodium beef, veal, or chicken stock, or a mix
  • garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • unsalted butter
  • flour
  • small French baguettes or hoagie rolls for serving
  • shredded lettuce for serving
  • sliced tomatoes for serving
  • mayonnaise for serving
  • Provolone cheese for serving (optional)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Pork with Couscous from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Pork is delicious served over couscous, or eat it over salad or inside pita for a summer meal.

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Pork with Couscous from Mel's Kitchen Cafe featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.)

If you're reading this blog you probably already know how pork gets tender and juicy in the slow cooker, and this Slow Cooker Mediterranean Pork with Couscous from Mel's Kitchen Cafe sounds like a delicious slow cooker meal any time of year.  

But right now it's hot outside and I'm fixated on Slow Cooker Summer Dinners, and as soon as I read the ingredients for this Slow Cooker Mediterranean Pork, I was imagining it inside pita bread, maybe with some Tzatziki Sauce served over the meat.  I'd also love Mel's Mediterranean pork served over salad with Feta cheese, cucumbers, and olives.  

And cooking the pork in the slow cooker will keep your kitchen cool.  Hope you try this one for a summer meal from the slow cooker!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • boneless pork loin
  • olive oil
  • chicken broth
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • dried sage
  • dried rosemary
  • dried marjoram
  • dried thyme
  • oregano
  • basil
  • couscous (for serving)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas from Bev Cooks

Flank steak gets spicy and tender in the slow cooker; then it's made into Chipotle Steak Quesadillas and served with cool avocado on the side.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas from Bev Cooks found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from Bev Cooks.)

(For Friday Favorites we feature past recipes you may have missed, and these Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas sound delicious and perfect for a summer dinner from the crockpot!)

It's hot outside, but luckily the flank steak for these Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas from Bev Cooks can cook entirely in the slow cooker, keeping the house cool and infusing the meat with wonderful flavors while it gets nice and tender.  Then make that delicious meat into quesadillas with cheese, red peppers, and cilantro and serve with a generous amount of cooling avocado for a perfect Slow Cooker Summer Dinner!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Flank steak
  • canned Chipotle peppers
  • Adobo sauce (from the canned peppers)
  • scallions
  • cilantro
  • lime
  • salsa
  • red bell pepper
  • Mexi-blend cheese
  • multigrain tortillas
  • avocado 
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper.

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