Category Archives: Chili, Soup, & Stews

Spicy LOADED Tortellini Soup

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1/2 lb. Ground Chorizo Meat, browned
4c + 1/2c to 5c Water (I do 4.5c)
3 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Black Beans, drained well
1 can Chili Beans, undrained
2 cans Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
3/4c Mild Chunky Salsa
1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper
1 over sized cup Sweet Potato, diced smallish
1 Onion
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1tsp Dried Parsley

1/2 – 12 oz. bag Barilla 3Cheese Dried Tortellini

Cook Meat. Add all, except Dried Noodles, to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock Pot. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Last 20-30 minutes, or so, add in Dried Cheese Tortellini. Cook til nice and soft.
Optional: Spinach.
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Sauerkraut Kielbasa Roast N Vegis over tTt’s Mashed Taters

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1 TO 1.5  (14-oz.) can Sauerkraut, undrained (I used 1 can!)
2 lb. Pork Roast (Bone In)
Few good cracks of Black Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2 TO 1 lb. Turkey Kielbasa (I used 1/2), quarter long way/slice
1.5c Carrot, sliced
2 Celery Stalks, sliced
2c Mushrooms, sliced large
1 Onion
1/4tsp Caraway Seeds
1 LARGE Dried Bay Leaf
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/2c Water
1 Beef Broth Cube

Can Large Biscuits (Fridge kind)

Butter crock pot. Lay in 1/2 Kraut. Add Roast. Add Salt and Pepper to it. Add rest. Cook on HIGH 1 hour. Then, cook on low 7 hours. (Be sure to stir in that Bay Leaf, to get flavor around). Remove Roast, shred and remove bones. Mix back in.
Now, preheat oven according to Biscuits. Top Roast N Vegis with Biscuits (I keep in my Crock, as it’s Oven Safe).  Cook, uncovered, according to Biscuits instructions (Mine goes LONGER than instructions). Serve over Mashed Taters (Recipe Below).

“Somewhat” of tTt’s Mashed Taters (Recipe Here) (Made diff. than his Reg. Mashed Taters- To hold above Roast & it’s Juices- Click Link for Original Recipe):
7-10 Potatoes, skin on
Few Beef Broth Cubes (For Boiling Potatoes)
1T Dried Parsley
Good shakes of Garlic Powder
About 1-2tsp Butter Powder
Sour Cream, to consistency desired

Boil Potatoes in Water with a few Beef Broth Cubes (Crushed). Remove Potatoes, mash. Add in Seasons. Then, Sour Cream, to consistency desired (Make thick, to hold above Roast and Juices!!!)

OPTIONS: TRY ABOVE AS IS! It’s AMAZING!!! But, for you ampers… You can:
Do 1c+1/4c Water + 1 Beef Broth Cube + One Turkey Gravy Pkt And/OR 1 can Cream of Mushroom (Undiluted).
HEALTHIER? Try CHICKEN! Hey throw a whole Chicken in!

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12 cups of Water
12 Chicken Broth Cubes
Few good shakes of Basil (About 1/2 TBSP Dried)
Few good shakes of Oregano (About 1/2 TBSP Dried)
Few good shakes of Course Ground Pepper (About 1/4 tsp)
Palm full chopped FRESH Italian Parsley (About 1/4 cup*)
4 frozen Chicken Breasts (Average size from 3lb. bag)
Cook chicken and above seasoning in broth until chicken is done.
Cut chicken into pieces, return to pot
Add in:
3 carrots
3 celery sticks
2 small/medium onions, cut to desired size
1 cup chopped Spinach *Optional
1c Mushrooms *Optional
1/2c Peas *Optional, we add same time noodles
Cook until veggies are soft.
Then add 1/2 lb. Egg Noodles, cook until done.

* For Dried/Fresh Ratio, we use half the amount dried to the full amount fresh. 
Example: 2T Fresh = 1T Dried.
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MAHALO! Chili / Stew (Hawaiian Chili / Stew)

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2 Frozen Chicken Breasts (From 3 lb bag)
1c packed diced Ham (I used uncooked REAL Ham Steak)
1 can Black Beans with Jalapeno in Lime, drained
1 can Chili Beans, undrained
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
1 – 1.5c canned Pineapple Chunks in Natural Juice, drained (Reserve Juice)
— 2T Reserved canned Pineapple Chunk Juice (Optional)
1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Onion
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1T + 1tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Coriander
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/16tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Dried McCormick’s Orange Peel

Add all to Butter Flavored Cooking Sprayed Crock. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

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Tay’s Feisty Redheaded Beans N Rice (Louisiana Style-ish Red Beans N Rice)

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It’s Brilliance in the Mouth!

1 bag Dried Kidney Beans
About 1 lb. Chicken Breast
1/2 lb. Kielbasa Link
8c Water
3 Vegetable Broth Cubes
3 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 sm./med. Celery, 1/2 long way then slice
1 Onion
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
2T Tomato Paste
3 sm./med. Dried Bay Leaf
2T Dried Parsley
1/8tsp TO 1/4tsp Sea Salt (I did 1/8tsp)
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1.5tsp Cajun Season

2c Instant Rice (That’s enough for our family)

*See NOTES for options. Lightly/BARELY Butter Crock (Butter Flavor Cooking Spraying crock, works.). Add all, EXCEPT RICE! Cook on High first 2 hours, then Low for 6 more hours. Or however you see fit.
Cook rice. I microwave. Skipping called for salt. Add 1 Chicken Broth Cube (Crushed), Rice, and Water into microwave safe bowl. Stir. Microwave per instructions, covered. Shake some Pepper onto Rice. (Chicken Broth in rice is Optional.)

Notes: 1/2 Green Pepper, chopped, is optional.  Red Pepper Flakes to kick up heat, is optional. Turkey Link works!
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Souped Up Black Bean Stew (Black Bean Stew)

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1 bag Dried Black Beans
10c Water
6 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, undrained (Optional)
1/3T Butter
1/2 lb. Cheese Sausage Link (Cheddar Brats work!)
About 1lb. Boneless Chicken Breast (Large chicken breast)
1c Bacon ENDS
1c Ham, diced (I believe I used Smoked Ham Steak. Optional, I skip sometimes.)
1 Onion (I added last hour, if it matters)
1T Chili Powder
1/2-1tsp Cumin
1/4tsp TO 1/2tsp Garlic Powder (NOT SURE ADDED. “Think” I did 1/2tsp)
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Rinse Beans. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray crock (Or, Butter). Add all to crock. Cook on High first few hours. Then, switch to low for rest of time. Cook 7-8 hours. OPTIONAL: Scoop out half the Beans, blend smooth, add back in, and stir.

Serve with Rice:
Lemon Pepper Rice:
2c Instant Rice
2c Water (Per rice instuctions)
1/2tsp + 1/2tsp Lemon Pepper
I microwave rice with 1/2tsp lemon pepper, covered. Then stir in rest of lemon pepper, when done.
Or:
Lime and Cilantro Rice (Rice cooked in Water + Crushed Broth Cubes with Dried Cilantro. Splash with a LIL Lime)
Reg. White Rice (As dish has enough flavor!)

NOTE: Black Beans DYE everything! Caught me off guard at first! Just a Heads Up…
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Easy Breezy Stewy (EASIEST Hearty Stew)

Easy Stew
Our NEW Go-To Stew Recipe. AMAZING!

About 1.5 lb Large Cut (I used Pork! Was GREAT!)
2c Water + 2 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
1 Onion Soup/Dip Packet
1.5c Potatoes, diced
1.5c Carrots, sliced
1 sm. Onion
1c Celery, cut long way, sliced
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2c Frozen Peas (Add last 30 minutes)

Rice for Serving (Optional)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add all. Cook on low about 8 hours. Stirring occasionally. Serve with a few spoons of plain Rice (Optional).
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Garlic Toast
1/2 tsp Olive Oil
2T + 1T Butter
1/2T Fresh Garlic, minced
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1T dried Parsley
2tsp grated Parmesan Romano Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/2tsp Dried Italian Season
1/8tsp Onion Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Microwace 2T butter til boils. RIGHT AWAY, add minced fresh garlic. Set a few seconds. Then, add rest of seasoning, stir. Add in last tablespoon of butter. Microwave about 25-30seconds. Allow to set, to blend. I made when I started stew. So, it sat about 8 hours prior.
Cut bread. Microwave few seconds to soften/melt spread. Brush onto bread. Bake 425 for about 10minutes, or til toasted. Flipping 1/2way.
Cheese Bread: Sprinkle with cheese (We use Moz. or Italian) after 1/2way flip.
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Silly Chili (Amazing Tomato Sauce Chili)

Silly Chili

1 TO 1.5 lb. Beef, browned
1.5c Rinaldi Original Spaghetti Sauce
1/2c Heinz Chili Sauce (Ketchup aisle)
1can Kidney Beans, DRAINED
1can Chili Beans, UNdrained
2cans Basil Oregano Tomatoes, undrained
Red Pepper
Green Pepper
Onion
1 Sm. Carrot, grated
1 Semi Packed tsp Fresh Garlic, minced
1tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Black Pepper
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Brown beef. Add in all ingredients. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours. Serve with Garlic Toast!

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The Chicken Italian Popeye (Italian Chile Chicken and Spinach Soup)

Italian Chile Chicken Spinach Soup

3 Chicken Breasts (About 1lb, or so)
6 Chicken Broth Cubes + 6c Water
Italian Dressing Packet
2 cans Green Chiles, slight drain
1 can Basil Oregano (Italian) Tomatoes, slight drain
1 Red Pepper
3-4c Spinach, chopped
2T Grated Parmesan Romano Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Add all to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock. Cook on low 8 hours.
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The Whiny Crabby Chicken Soup (White Wine Chicken N Crab Soup)

White Wine Chicken N Crab Soup
Crockin Up Some Elegance…

2 Frozen Chicken Breasts
1 pkg. Crab (Imitation or Real) Optional *SEE NOTES
5 Chicken Broth Cubes + 5c Water
2c Worth Vegetable Broth Cubes + 2c Water
1/4c White Wine (I used Movendo Moscato)

1 full Cup Sweet Onion
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1c Carrots, sliced
2 Celery Sticks, cut long way, sliced
1c Mushrooms, sliced
1c Zucchini, sliced (Added 1/2way through)
2tsp Dried Parsley
2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Dried Thyme
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1 Dried Bay Leaf

LIGHTLY/BARELY Butter Crock Pot. Add all, except zucchinis (They get mooshy easily). Half way through, add zucchini and shred chicken (Add chicken back to crock). Cook on low about 6-8 hours.

*NOTES: Crab Meat Optional. Can skip, and just use chicken.
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Cow Pie Soup (Beef Pot Pie Soup)

Beef Pot Pie Soup
A name with a DIFFERENT meaning! A Pile of Hearty Beefy Deliciousness!

1lb TO 1.5lb. Ground Beef, browned*
1 pkg. McCormick Brown Gravy
1 can Cream of Mushroom
4 Beef Broth Cubes + 4c Water
2 Vegetable Broth Cubes (2c worth) + 2c Water
1/4c Water
1c, overfilled, Onions, cut
1.5c Carrots, sliced
1 + 1/4c Potatoes, diced
2 Celery, cut long way then sliced
1/2c frozen Peas (Added last 30minutes)
1c, overfilled, Mushrooms
1tsp Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
Shredded Provolone Cheese (Top each bowl)

Butter Cooking Spray crock. Add all, except peas. Add peas last 30minutes. Cook on low, stirring frequently, for about 6-8 hours.

*Notes: I used ground Beef… You can use Ground Turkey, cooked. Or Beef Stew Meat. Or Steaks. Or Pork Chops.
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Stuffed Alfredo Wontons in a Wonderful Broth

Alfredo Stuffed Wontons in Broth
Wonton Wrappers
Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed (For boiling chicken)

Wonton Filling:
About 1.5c Chicken, cooked in chicken broth & Shredded (Reserve cooked broth)
1/2c Broccoli, chopped (More, to taste)
1T Onion, chopped
1 small Garlic Clove, minced
1/2c jarred Alfredo Sauce (Or to consistency desired)
1/4tsp Pepper

2c Reserved Broth (Used to cook chicken above)
1/4c Carrot, shredded
1/4c Celery, minced
2T TO 1/2c Water (I did 5T. Depends on strength of cooked broth!)
1c Spinach, chopped *Optional (I skipped)

Boil chicken in water with crushed broth cubes- I eyeball it on amounts used. Mince or Blend wonton filling. Spoon about 1T filling into wonton. Heat skillet to low/med. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown wontons, flipping to “Try” and get 3 sides. Once lightly browned, add in vegis and 2c reserved broth (You can use regular broth as well- Skip water, then! Or use reg. broth to make up for what you’re missing for cooked broth, to equal 2c.) Cook on simmer/low. Adding in water to desired saltiness/brothiness taste. Serve 4 in a bowl with a little broth.
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Spanish Popeye Soup (Chorizo Spinach Soup)

Chorizo Spinach N Chickpea Soup

Chorizo N Spinach Soup
2c Vegetable Broth (I used Knorr’s Cubes+Water)
2c Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed + 2c Water
2c Beef Broth Cubes, crushed + 2c Water
1/2lb Ground Chorizo, cooked
3c Spinach, chopped
1 can Chickpeas, drained
1 Sm/Med Onion
1/2c Celery, Halved long way and sliced
1 Carrot, grated
1T Dried Parsley
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Coriander
A lil shy 1/8tsp Sea Salt *Optional

Toppings: 1tsp Crema Mexicana, per bowl (YES! Don’t Skip!!!)
Optional Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Roma Tomatoes, diced (I skipped tomatoes)

Cook Chorizo. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all. Cook on low 6 hours. Serve each bowl with Crema.
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Posole / Pozole (Delicious Hominy Soup/Stew)

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1-2lb Pork, I used shoulder w/ bone
4 Chicken Broth Cubes + 4c Water
2 Beef Broth Cubes + 2c Water
1c Green Enchilada Sauce (I used Carlita)
2cans Hominy, drained
3c bagged Coleslaw Mix
1 Avocado, diced SMALL
3 Radishes, sliced thin
1 Onion
1 Poblano, chopped
2tsp packed Garlic Cloves, minced
2 Dried Bay Leaves
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Black Pepper
1/4tsp Dried Mint

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all. Cook on Low 8-10 hours. Serve with TORTILLA CHIPS! YES, Do!

*Notes: Absolutely try the recipe above, as is. But, other options are: 1/2tsp Chili Powder is optional- I skip. Replacing the Enchilada Sauce (Which is BEST) with Tomatillo Salsa (Tomatillo Salsa must contain green chiles in ingredients). 1/2c Frozen Corn, thawed is optional. Upping the salt to 1/2tsp, is also an option for my salty fans.
Remove Bay Leaves prior to serving- I leave in, just don’t eat them. Just a flavor enhancer.

Optional: Serve with Rice (Cooked in Chicken Broth) with Cilantro. We skipped!
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MexiCheese Soup (Mexican Cheese Soup)

MexiCheese Soup
1T Butter + Some to rub Crock
5c Water + 5 Chicken Broth Cubes
2T Tomato Paste
4oz can Green Chilies, drained
1c Red Onion
1 fresh Garlic Clove, minced
1T Jalapenos, deseeded, minced
1/2T Dried Chives
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4tsp Cumin Powder
1/2lb Chorizo, Browned
Last hour add:
1.5c Queso Fresco, grated/shredded
1.5c Brick Moterey Jack, grated/shredded
1c canned Evaporated Milk
1c Egg Noodles/Shell Noodles (*Optional)

Lightly Butter Crock. Add all, except cheeses and milk. Cook on low, 5-6 hours. Last 1.5-2hr, add in grated cheeses. Stir occasionally. Last 30-45minutes (Depending on noodles), add noodles. Serve with (Optional): Tortilla Chips, Garlic Toast, or Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich.

More Options: 1/2 Red Bell Pepper. Noodles are Optional. I would have used shell noodles, but didn’t have at time. Beans, Salsa… all options.
Note: We put cheeses in last 1.5hr. Cheeses didn’t melt all the way. I already added noodles and started garlic bread, so needed to eat before moosh and cold… But, it was GREAT with little chunks of cheese! Just an FYI…
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Chillin Chick N Pig (Pork N Chicken Green Salsa Chili)

Pork Chicken Green Salsa Chili


1 lb. Pork Chops (I used Bone In)
2 frozen Chicken Breasts (Of the 3lb freezer bags)
1 can Pinto Beans, drain
1 can Cannellini Beans, drained
1 can Black Beans, drained
3/4c Salsa Verde (Lime and Garlic Kind)
1c Water + 1 Chicken Broth Cube
1 can sm. Green Chilies, slight squeeze drain
1c plumply filled Red Onion
1 Green Pepper
1 Sweet Yellow Pepper
1/2 Poblano (Optional), little larger than a mince
1/2T Chili Powder
1tsp+1/4tsp Cumin Powder
1tsp dried Oregano
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Ground Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all in (I start with chicken, and end with laying pork over top- For easy bone removing later.). Cook on low 8 hours.
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Italian Roast

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2lb Roast
6 slices Bacon+ 1/2tsp Grease (Baked, blended. Reserve grease)
1.5T Olive Oil
1c Water + 1 Beef Broth Cube (Crushed)
1.5c TO 2c jarred Rinaldis Traditional Marinara Sauce
1/2c + 2T Cabaret Red Wine
3/4tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Carrot, shredded
1 Celery
1 nice size Onion
1 Green Pepper
3/4c Mushrooms, sliced
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
2tsp Dried Parsley
1.5tsp Italian Seasoning
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Ground Pepper
Other options, add in: 1can Cannellini Beans (Drained)<-I wanted to add, forgot to buy. Will add next time! 1/2c zucchini, sliced and halved.

Line pan with foil. Bake Bacon, reserving grease. Blend up bacon. Lightly Salt and Pepper Roast. Heat oil in skillet. Brown each side of roast. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add Roast to crock. In pan, you cooked roast, add in red wine. Allow to simmer a few minutes, stirring up bottom stuff that’s stuck to pan (Deglazing). Add wine to crock. Add in rest of ingredients. Cook on LOW for 8hours. Remove meat and cut up. You can choose to scoop out excess grease, at this point (Clear stuff floating at top). Add cut up meat back in. Enjoy.
I served with Garlic Toast and My Parm. Green Beans (Also uses Bacon Grease from above)
Leftovers served on taco shells!
*You can try to trim excess fat from meat, prior to browning.

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Cheesy Brat N Beans

Cheesy Brat Bean Dish


1 lb. CheddarBest Smoked Sausage Link with Cheddar Cheese, sliced
1 can Hunts Diced GARLIC Fire Roasted Tomatoes, undrained
1 can S&W CHIPOTLE Pinto Beans, undrained
1 can Cannellini Beans, drained
1 can Jalapeno Black Beans with Lime Juice, drained some
1/2tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Cumin
1/8tsp Coriander

Butter Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Cook on low about 5-6 hours.

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(Piggy’s Apple Stew) Apple Pork Loin Stew

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1.5-2 lb. Pork Loin
1-2 McCormick Turkey Gravy Packet (I used 1)
1/3 T Butter
1c Natural Apple Sauce
2c Carrots
2c Celery
2c Onion
2 Red Apples, diced (About 2c)
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Ground Pepper
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/2T Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Sea Salt

LIGHTLY butter crock. Add all above. Cook on low 8 hours.
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Chili Con CarCass (Chili Con Carne)

Chili Con Carne


1.5 UP TO 2 lb. Stew Meat/Roast
1 lb. Lean Ground Beef, browned
1 28oz can Whole Peeled Tomatoes, drained
1c Water + 1 Beef Broth Cube
1c Tomato Sauce
5T Tomato Paste
1can Kidney Beans, drained
1can Pinto Beans, drained
1.5tsp Molasses
1 Red Pepper
1 Poblano
1.25c Red Onion
1 Garlic Clove
1.5tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Cumin
1.5T Chili Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4 Ground Pepper
1T jarred Jalapenos, minced
1/4tsp + 1/8tsp Sea Salt
Rice (Separately cooked in Beef or Chicken Broth)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all, except rice. Cook on LOW 7-8 hours. Last 30min-1hr, remove roast and cut up. Add back to crock. Cook rest of time. Cook rice (Separately) in Beef or Chicken Broth. Serve 1part rice with 2parts chili. Optional (I skipped): Sour Cream, Cheese, Chips.
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One Mean-Strone (Mexi Minestrone)

Mexican Minestrone


1 Onion, chopped
1c Zucchini, sliced, halved
1c Green Beans, cut in 3s
1/2 Green Pepper
1/2 Red Pepper
1-2 Celery, halved long way, sliced
1 nice size Carrot, grated
3c fresh Baby Spinach, roughly chopped
4c Water + Equal Parts Vegetable Bouillon Cubes (Knorrs)
2c Water + 2 Chicken Broth Cubes*
1c Mild Salsa
1 can Light Red Kidney Beans, drained
1 can Black Beans with Jalapeno in Lime, DRAINED WELL! *SEE NOTES!
1 can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, entire can
2T Tomato Paste
2T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2T Dried Parsley
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/4tsp Dried Basil
1/4tsp Dried Marjoram
1c TriColored Rotini (Last 35min.)
1/2c Corn (Add last 35min.)

Add all to crock, EXCEPT Noodles and Corn. Add those last 35-45minutes. Also, not sure if this matters, but, I added black beans and zucc. halfway through… Didn’t have, at time of starting.

*Notes/Options:
-Top each bowl with 1tsp Sour Cream.
-For less spicy, use Reg. Black Beans, drained. Or a quick/slight rinse and drain of the jalapeno kind. Or just HALF can Jalapeno/Lime Black Beans, to cut extra spiciness.
-You can use 6c Vegi Broth. I used 2 chicken, it’s what I had on hand. Tastes great, so I’m sticking with it.
-Meat Option: 1/2 lb. Ground Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage (Casing removed, browned)
-Vegis: All optional.
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A Quick Fix Dinner Dish… Kid’s Hit!

1 Can Applewood Smoked Bacon Beans (KC Masterpiece)
1 can Bushes Baked Beans
1 lb. Turkey Kielbasa, halved long way, then sliced
Sm. Onion, chopped
Cornbread Mix or Canned/Mixed Biscuits

Butter baking dish. Add in ingredients. Bake covered for 35-40minutes. Add either Cornbread mix or canned/mixed Biscuits to top. Bake, uncovered, according to instructions. (Mine bakes longer.) Serve with side of corn. My kids love it when I add the corn into the dish! Up to 1/2can.
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Stewed Balls (Meatball Stew w/ Garlic Toast)

Meatball Stew w Garlic Toast


1lb. Frozen Turkey Meatballs (Regular)*
2c Potatoes, diced
2c Carrots, sliced
1c Celery, sliced
1c Mushrooms, sliced
2 Mccormick Brown Gravy Packets
2T Tomato Paste (Seasoned with basil garlic oregano kind)
1.5tsp Worstechire Sauce
2 Beef Broth Cubes + 2c Water
1 Vegi Broth Cube + 1c Water
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Sugar
1/2tsp Dried Parsley
1 Bay Leaf
1/4tsp Lawry’s Seasonal Salt or 1/8tsp Sea Salt (I used Lawrys)
1/3T Butter
1/2 Frozen Peas (Last 30minutes)
Optional: 1 can HUNTS Stewed Tomatoes***SEE NOTES

Lightly Butter Crock. Add all ingredients, except peas. Cook on low 8 hours. Remove Bay Leaf. Eat alone. Or serve with Biscuits/Texas Toast/Garlic Bread, or over rice.

NOTES: Tomatoes are optional. Kids dislike it with Tomatoes. Maybe cook 1/3 way without, test try to determine your liking. I pressed the lid down onto them, drained them to remove A LOT of juices.
*1lb Browned Ground Beef or Roast works, as well.

Easy Garlic Toast:
Bread
About 2T Butter (Microwaved til melted)
Few good shakes Garlic Powder
Few good shakes Cheese and Garlic Seasoning (Fleet Farm)

Preheat oven to 400. Melt butter, allow to cool some. Add shakes of seasons. Mix well. Brush onto bread, add to pan. Bake about 4-5 minutes on each side.
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Cajun Bean-ness! (Cajun 16 Bean Soup)

Cajun 16 Bean Soup


1 lb. 16 Dried Bean Soup Mix, season pkt. discarded
1/2lb TURKEY Kielbasa Link, halved long way, sliced
1/2lb Shrimp (Optional)
2 frozen Chicken Breasts
12c Water
10 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
1/2 Green Pepper, chopped
1/2 Red Pepper, chopped
1 Onion
1-1.5tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce (Believe I did 1)
2tsp McCormick Cajun Season
1/4tsp McCormick Lemon Pepper
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Sweet Pepper and Onion Season (From Fleet Farm)
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp dried Parsley

Butter Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Due to time restraints that day, I did on High for 3 hours, then Low for 4-5 hours. Otherwise, cook on LOW till Beans are soft.

Optional to Saute Shrimp and/or add 1/2way through cooking.
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So Fresh and So CoConuty (Coconut Mint N Rosemary Pea Soup)

Coconut Mint Split Pea Soup


A REFRESHING twist on the Good Ol’ Split Pea Soup.

4 Chicken Broth Cubes + 4c Water
4 Vegi Bouillon Cubes + 4c water
1 lb Turkey Kielbasa, sliced
1/2 TO 1 bag Split Peas (I believe I did almost 1lb)
2c Potatoes, diced
1c Celery
2c Carrots, sliced
1 Onion
1/4tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Dried Parsley
1 large Garlic Clove, minced
1 TO 1.5tsp Dried Mint (I Believe I did 1.5tsp)*
1tsp Dried Rosemary
1c canned Coconut Milk (1hr Before Serving)

LIGHTLY Butter Crock (Or Butter Cooking Spray). Add all ingredients, except coconut milk and 1/2tsp of the 1.5tsp Mint. Cook on low 6-8 hours, til vegis are soft. Last hour add coconut milk and 1/2tsp mint.

*I honestly forgot which I added. Busy day! So add 1tsp Mint. If the last hour it needs more, throw in the other 1/2tsp. Also, my split pea bag was open, not sure if any was missing. But, there was more than half, for sure!

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Lemon Peppered Chick Soup

Lemon Peppered Chick Soup


7 Chicken Broth Cubes + 7c Water
1 can Cream of Chicken
3 Frozen Chicken Breasts
1 sm. Onion
1/2c Celery
1c Carrots
1.5tsp McCormick Lemon Pepper
1/2T dried Parsley
1/2tsp dried Oregano
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Sage
1/4tsp dried Dill
1/4tsp dried Rosemary
1/2c Frozen Peas (Last hour)
1/2tsp more of McCormick Lemon Pepper (Last hour)
2c Egg Noodles (Last hour)

LIGHTLY Butter Crock (Or Butter Cooking Spray). Add all ingredients, EXCEPT 1/2tsp of the Lemon Pepper, Peas, and Noodles. Cook on LOW 5-6 hours. Last hour add in 1/2tsp Lemon Pepper, Peas, and Noodles.
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Black Bean Salad Tacos

Black Bean Salad Tacos


3/4 lb. Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage*
1 can Cuban Style Black Beans (Onions, Pepper, & Cumin), slight drain
1 can Black Beans, drained
1c Southwestern Corn (Peppers onions)
1 can Tomatoes with Green Chilies, drained
1/2c can Pineapple, drained, cut smaller (I used Heavy Syrup)
1/2 Red Pepper
1/3c Red Onion
1T Dried Cilantro
1/2T Dried Chives
2T Rice Vinegar
1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1T TO 1.5T Lime Juice (I did 1.5T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Ground Pepper
1/4tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Chili Powder

Cook sausage. Add all to crock. Cook on low 4-5hours. Serve on shells with choice toppings (Sour cream, cheese, salsa, rice (Cooked in chicken broth), etc. Roll. Fry in skillet coated with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray.
Or eat with chips, sour cream, cheese, and salsa.

*I was going to use turkey meat. But, only had the sausage.
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Tay’s Coconut Pad Thai Soup

Pad Thai Soup


3-4 Pork Chops* (Smaller, boneless), browned in 1tsp SESAME OIL
1/2lb Shrimp (Optional)
1/8tsp Sesame Oil
5c Water + 5 Chicken Broth Cubes
1 Carrot, shredded
1/2 Red Pepper + 1/2 Green Pepper, cut small
1T Radish, minced
1 lrg. Garlic Clove, crushed
1 can Bean Sprouts, drained
1.5T Fish Sauce
1.5T Soy Sauce
1tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1.5T Rice Vinegar
3T Peanut Butter
2tsp Honey
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/8tsp + 1/16tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4 Cumin
1/2T Dried Chives
1/4tsp Lemon Pepper
1.5tsp Packed Brown Sugar
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes
3/4c Coconut Milk (Add last hour)

Lightly butter crock. Brown meats in sesame oil. Add all to crock, except coconut milk. Last hour add coconut milk. (Also, Shrimp can be added later, too). Cook on low 6-8 hours.
*Chicken may work.
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Tay-Style Chicken N Sausage Mulligatawny

Tay Style Mullingatawny

2 Frozen Chicken Breast
1/2lb Sweet Italian Sausage
1T Butter + Some to rub crock
1 Red Delicious Apple, peeled, cored, diced
1/2c Raisins
5c Water + 5 Chicken Broth Cubes
1 can Cream of Chicken
3/4c Dried Green Lentils
1 can Butter Beans, drained
1 Carrot, grated
1 Celery, minced
1 sm. Onion
1/16tsp Sea Salt
1/2T Curry Powder
1/4tsp Dill
1/8tsp Thyme
1/8tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp McCormick Masala Garam Season*
1/2c canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk (Last hour)
Optional: Serve with tsp of Whip Cream (I skip, kids love)

Butter, LIGHTLY, crock. Remove sausage from casing. Cook Sausage in skillet. Add all to crock, except Coconut Milk. Cook on low 6-8 hours (Til lentils are cooked). Last hour add Coconut Milk.

*(Alternative can be: 1/4tsp Cumin, 1/8tsp Coriander, 1/8tsp Red Pepper Flakes, 1/8tsp Cinnamon (Cinnamon Optional))
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FanTAYstic Goulash (Version 2)

Goulash

KID … And DAD… APPROVED!

1 lb. Ground Beef (Pork works), browned. Season, as cooking, with:
–1/4tsp Dried Oregano
–1/4tsp Pepper
–1/4tsp Garlic Powder
–1/4tsp Dried Parsley
1c TO 1 can Tomato Sauce
1-2 cans Tomato Soup, undiluted (I do 2)
1 small can Tomato Paste
4T Ketchup
2 cans Basil Oregano Tomatoes (Drained, lightly press lid down)
1/2 small Onion
1/8tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Elbow Macaroni Noodles: 1.5c (uncooked). Cooked in 5c water with 2-3 Beef Broth Cubes for 11min. Drained.

Brown meat, season while browning. Add in onions. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add in all ingredients, except Beef Broth Cubes and Noodles. Cook on low 5 hours. Bring 5c water and 2-3 Beef Broth Cubes to a boil. Add in noodles, cook 11minutes. Drain well. Add noodles to crock. Stir.
*** CAN BE COOKED ON STOVE TOP, as well!
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Western Tater Soup (Southwestern Cheesy Potato Soup)

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1/2 lb. TO 1 lb. Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
6 Chicken Broth Cubes + 6c Water
1c Salsa Con Queso Cheese Dip
1/2lb. bag Ore Ida Cubed Potatoes with Peppers and Onions
1can Southwestern Corn, drained (Peppers kind)
1.25c Frozen Chopped Broccoli
1 Onion
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/16 Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp LAWRY’S Seasonal Salt
1/2c Shredd. Cheddar Cheese (Last Hour)
1/4c Milk (Last Hour)

Remove sausage from casings. Cook. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all, EXCEPT shredded cheese and milk. Cook on low total 8 hours, about. Last hour, remove 2/3 of chunks with some juice. Blend. Return to crock. Add in milk and cheese. Cook last hour. Serve each bowl with splash of Louisiana Hot Sauce..
Optional: Adding Peppers to above ingredients.

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Loaded Tater Soup (Loaded Baked Potato Soup)
Pig N Tater Soup (Ham N Potato Soup)
Western Tater Soup (Southwestern Cheesy Potato Soup)


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GerMAN Chili (Kielbasa N Kraut Chili)

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1lb Turkey Kielbasa, sliced
6 Baked Bacon Slices + 1T Bacon Grease
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 can Sauerkraut, well drained
1 Beef Broth Cube + 1c Water
2 cans Basil Oregano Tomatoes, entire cans
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
1tsp Paprika
1T Sugar
1/4tsp Pepper
1can Kidney Beans, drained
1 can Chili Beans, UNdrained
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Cumin
2.5T Chili Powder
1 Onion
1 Green Pepper
1c Mushrooms, chopped
1 Potato, diced

Bake bacon 425 for about 12minutes (No need to preheat oven), mince. Save 1T bacon grease. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Cook on low 6-8 hours, til potatoes are soft. Eat. Optional: Serve each bowl with 1/4 TEASPOON Prepped Horseradish Sauce (Only 1/4tsp- It goes a long way!)

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