Monday, October 20, 2014

Crock Pot Picadillo Stuffed Peppers from Skinnytaste

Crock Pot Picadillo Stuffed Peppers from Skinnytaste featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Gina takes delicious Crock Pot Picadillo and turns it into stuffed peppers! (Photos from Skinnytaste.)

Doesn't everyone love the idea of taking delicious leftovers and turning them into another great meal?  That's what my friend Gina did in this recipe for Crock Pot Picadillo Stuffed Peppers  from Skinnytaste, and I love the sound of Picadillo Beef used in a stuffed pepper mixture.  And this is made entirely from leftovers, so it's quick to get into the slow cooker!

Ingredients for this Crock Pot Recipe:
Red bell peppers, leftover cooked brown rice, crock pot picadillo, water, reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thirty+ Amazing From Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Thirty+ Amazing From Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Chicken Curry featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Thirty+ Recipes for every type of chicken curry, all made in the slow cooker!

Next to my computer I have a little notebook where I write down blog ideas, and months ago I wrote "Slow Cooker Chicken Curry round-up" and then promptly forgot about it.  But when I found that note again and started looking for slow cooker chicken curry ideas, I was amazed at how many good ones I found, including a few that I'd already featured on Slow Cooker from Scratch.  That's why this posted ended up being Thirty+ Amazing From Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Chicken Curry; I just could not cut it down to twenty!  And I'm keeping my options open by saying "30+" so I'll be adding new chicken curry ideas when I see them.

All photos are copyrighted to the original blog mentioned; click the recipe title to see the complete recipe on the blog where I found it.  Enjoy! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Slow Cooker Copycat Recipe for Cafe Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Copycat Recipe for Cafe Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
 A delicious slow cooker version of Cafe Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup!  (Photos from 365 Days of Slow Cooking.)

If you're never had Cafe Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, you've missed out on a real treat.  But now if you don't live in Utah, Arizona, or Nevada where Cafe Zupas is located, you can make Slow Cooker Copycat Cafe Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking at home.  Karen says after she tried this creamy, cheesy cauliflower soup at the urging of her sister-in-law, she just had to make it herself, and I'm really glad she did.  I love the soups at Cafe Zupas, so this just went to the top of my must-try list!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Onion, butter, cauliflower, water, chicken bouillon, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, heavy cream, pepper jack cheese, sharp cheddar cheese.  Toppings as desired: crumbled bacon, croutons, green onion, grated cheddar.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Slow Cooker Meatballs from Cook the Story

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs, made in the slow cooker!  (Photos from Cook the Story.)
I'm guessing this recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Slow Cooker Meatballs from Cook the Story is going to be a winner for everyone who loves bacon cheeseburgers, and if you consider how many burger places there are in America, that's quite a few people.  The recipe features from-scratch meatballs with lean ground beef and bacon that are wrapped around a hunk of cheese and then cook in the slow cooker in a from-scratch tomato sauce. Christine says she had originally planned to serve the meatballs on a bun, but her husband asked for pasta, so take your choice on that. 

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Lean ground beef, bacon, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, egg, ketchup, yellow mustard, salt, tomato sauce, petite dice tomatoes, cheddar cheese.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Carribean Salsa from Skinnytaste

Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Carribean Salsa from Skinnytaste featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Marinated Pork cooks all day until it's falling-apart tender and then it's served over rice with a salsa of fresh mango, avocado, and cilantro.  (Photo from Skinnytaste.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this Slow Cooker Jerk Pork with Carribean Salsa from Skinnytaste sounds like a delicious family-friendly slow cooker meal.)

There's a lot to love about this recipe for Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Carribean Salsa from Skinnytaste, and for some of you who need things that can cook all day while you're at work the 9-hour cooking time on low might be enough to get you to try the recipe.  But even without that nice bonus, I love the sound of this pork that's marinated overnight in citrus, garlic, and jerk seasoning, cooked all day until it's falling-apart tender, and then served over rice with a fresh-sounding Carribean salsa.  Gina recommends a jerk rub that she likes, but if you don't want to buy a special ingredient for one dish, Google a recipe and make your own.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Boneless pork shoulder blade roast, garlic, Jerk seasoning, salt, lime, orange juice.  For the Carribean Salsa: Avocado, mangos, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.

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