Friday, April 17, 2015

Slow Cooker Southwestern Beef Brisket from The Perfect Pantry

Southwestern Beef Brisket made in the slow cooker and perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Slow Cooker Southwestern Beef Brisket from The Perfect Pantry featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
  (Photos from The Perfect Pantry)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and here's a delicious Slow Cooker Southwestern Beef Brisket that would make a great menu option for  Cindo de Mayo!)

I promised a few ideas for Slow Cooker Cinco de Mayo recipes, and I found this delicious-looking Slow Cooker Southwestern Beef Brisket on my friend Lydia's blog The Perfect Pantry.  Lydia says if she's had any wine in the house she might have made her grandmother's famous brisket recipes, but instead she had to improvise and came up with this slightly-sweet-and-spicy brisket recipes that turned out to be a winner!  No matter what else is on your Cinco de Mayo Menu, I bet this would be a hit.

Ingredients for this recipe: 
  • Beef brisket
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • garlic cloves
  • red onions
  • chili powder
  • ground coriander
  • ground cumin
  • cider vinegar
  • chopped tomatoes
  • water
  • whole Chipotle peppers in Adobo
  • bay leaves
  • molasses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crockpot Healthy Taco Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet

Crockpot Healthy Taco Casserole is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, and there's a generous amount of collard greens to make this a healthy family dinner!

Crockpot Healthy Taco Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from Crockpot Gourmet.)

Since we were talking about the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker in the last post, I thought it would be fun to share another recipe using this crock-pot that's shaped like a casserole dish. This Crockpot Healthy Taco Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, and there's a generous amount of collard greens to make this a healthy family dinner!

Jennifer from Crockpot Gourmet says she has a daughter that usually turns her nose up at green vegetables, but not only did all her family eat this delicious healthy taco casserole, they loved it!

Of course, just like the Shredded Beef Enchiladas that Karen made in the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker you can certainly make this in a large oval slow cooker if that's what you have. 

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • extra lean ground beef
  • yellow onion
  • red bell pepper
  • yellow orange bell pepper
  • shredded collard greens
  • beef broth
  • cherry tomatoes
  • canned black beans
  • canned tomato sauce
  • homemade taco seasoning
  • corn tortillas
  • sharp cheddar cheese

Monday, April 13, 2015

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas with Green Enchilada Sauce from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Green Chile Shredded Beef Enchiladas cooked in the new Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker sound absolutely delicious!

Shredded Beef Enchiladas with Green Enchilada Sauce from 365 Days of Slow Cooking found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from 365 Days of Slow Cooking.)

Not long ago I bought the new Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, and since then I've been on the lookout for good ideas to use it.  The casserole crock is a slow cooker where the crockery part is in the shape of a casserole dish, so it's perfect for certain recipes, like these Shredded Beef Enchiladas with Green Enchilada Sauce from 365 Days of Slow Cooking. 

But you certainly don't have to buy one of these new slow cookers to make these delicious-sounding shredded beef enchiladas.  Just use a large oval slow cooker and although the enchiladas might not look quite the same, they will still taste fantastic. You can also cook these delicious beef enchiladas in the oven if you prefer. This post from Karen also has a link to her recipe for slow cooker shredded beef, and don't miss the video of her adorable daughter and husband  making the beef.

And Cinco de Mayo is coming!  I'm going to try to share plenty of ideas for Mexican food in the slow cooker the rest of this month, and this sounds like a perfect Cinco de Mayo dinner to me.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • tomatillos
  • jalapeno
  • garlic clove
  • red onion
  • kosher salt
  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • cream cheese
  • mozzarella
  • cooked shredded beef
  • tortillas

Friday, April 10, 2015

Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew from My Colombian Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef stew with Cuban flavors, served over rice to catch the delicious sauce!

Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew from My Colombian Recipes featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photo from My Colombian Recipes.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew sounds perfect for one of those cool spring evenings. Green olives, yum!)

I always have a big collection of recipes saved to feature here, and when the weather is switching from one season to the next, I try to focus on the recipes you need to make right away, before it's too hot (or cold) to enjoy that dish.  I'm guessing there are only a few weeks of beef stew weather left before hot weather gets here, so this Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew from My Colombian Recipes just got added to that Make-Right-Now category!

Ingredients for this recipe:
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • beef stew meat
  • garlic
  • ground cumin
  • ground oregano
  • bay leaves
  • onion
  • green bell pepper
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • white wine
  • stuffed Spanish olives
  • raisins

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Slow Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork from Foodie with Family

Slow Cooker Koran Style Barbecue Pork is delicious served over rice, inside lettuce wraps, or on a sandwich roll.

Slow Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork from Foodie with Family found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com

The popularity of food trucks in big cities on the west coast has propelled Korean food to almost cult status in the U.S. and the sweet-spicy combination of Korean barbecue is perfectly executed in this Slow Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork from Foodie with Family.  Look at the beautiful color of the sauce in this dish.

However, you'll need to plan ahead a little to get that authentic Korean flavor.  The recipe requires overnight refrigerating of the pork once it's been studded with garlic and rubbed with the combination of Gochujang, brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and Soju.  Then after the pork cooks all day on low you'll need to strain and reduce the sauce to get that mahogany-colored richness you see above.  

Personally I think this looks like a wonderful dinner idea, and Rebecca says her food blogger kids loved this meal.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • boneless center cut pork loin
  • garlic cloves
  • Gochujang (Korean chili paste) or chili garlic sauce
  • brown sugar
  • toasted sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • Soju (Korean rice liquor), sake, or dry white wine

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