Tag Archives: crockpot

TAY-co Soup (Taco Soup)

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Delicious. Has a tasty spiciness. Just throw it into the pot, and call it a day!

1 lb Frozen Chicken Breasts, cooked
1/2lb Chorizo, cooked
1 can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Black Beans in Jalapeno with Lime, slight drain
1c Mild Salsa
5c + 1/4c Water
5 Chicken Broth Cubes
1.5c Onions
1/2 can Corn with Peppers, drained
2c, packed, Fresh Spinach
1/2T fresh Garlic

1T Chili Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
2tsp Cumin
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Course Black Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder

1 small Corn Tortilla SHELL, blended (Last hour)

Add all to crock pot. Cook on low for about 6 hours.
NOTE: Corn Tortilla Shell, NOT HARD SHELL!

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Chili Cheese Dog Chili

(Sorry. Devoured before we remembered a Photo)

12-16oz. Cheddar Brats, cut up
1/2c Water
1 can Chili WITHOUT Beans
1can S&W Chili Beans, undrained
1can Light Red Kidney Beans, drained
1can S&W Pinto Beans WITH Jalapeno, drained
1 8oz. can Tomato Sauce
1 14.5oz. can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, undrained
1T Ketchup
1.5c Onions
1/2: Green Pepper, Red Pepper
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Course Black Pepper

OPTIONAL: 1c Queso Cheese Sauce (I skip)

Add all to Crock Pot. Cook on low for about 5 hours, or so.

Apple Ale Pork Stew

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An altered, and liquored up, version of our Apple Cider Stew. Apple Ale Pork Stew served with tTt Mashed Potatoes and Parmesan Bread Balls.

Pork Roast (I used Shoulder)
1 Redd’s Apple Ale / Beer
1c Water
1 Beef Broth Cube
1 Brown Gravy PACKET
1 Onion Soup PACKET
2tsp Worcestershire
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
1T McCormick’s Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (DON’T SKIP!)
2tsp Dried Parsley
2c: Carrots, Potatoes
1.5c: Mushrooms, Onions
1c Celery
1/2c – 1c Frozen Peas (Add Peas last hour)

Add all, except Peas, to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock. Cook on High 1st hour, then, low til all’s cooked (Potatoes are soft). I did high for 5 hours. Cut up meat, add in Peas.
Serve with Mashed Potatoes (Try tTt’s Mashed Taters!!!) and Parmesan Bread Balls.
Notes: As ALWAYS, I forgot Peas! And, I realized I didn’t have Baby Carrots, that I wanted to use. So, used 1.5c Carrot Sticks.

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Parmesan Bread Balls  (Tweeked from Air Fryer Recipes)
Frozen Bread Loaf, thawed and risen
1/3c Olive Oil
1/8-1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4-1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4-1/2tsp Onion Powder
1tsp Dried Parsley
1tsp Parmesan Cheese (Plus, more for sprinkling)

Premix Oil, Salt, Parsley, Garlic, Onion, Parm. Cheese. Set aside for 1 hour.
Break off dough into few by few inch pieces. Lay onto plate. Mix, well, Oil Mixture. Brush onto balls. Sprinkle with MORE Parmesan. Flip. Brush other side. Sprinkle with more Parm. Add to Air Fryer. Fry 350 for 8min. Flip. Fry for few more minutes.

tTt’s Delicious MASHED TATERS
7-10 Potatoes (Reserve juice from cooking potatoes)
1T Parsley
Garlic Powder
3-4T Butter
4-5 Chicken Broth Cubes (For Boiling Potatoes)
1.5c Sour Cream

Boil potatoes in pan with enough water to barely cover potatoes WITH chicken broth cubes. LEAVE THE SKINS ON! Why… Why do yous hate the skins so much? Remove potatoes when tender. RESERVE JUICE they were cooked in. Mash Potatoes, add rest of ingredients. Adding in 3/4c water/broth (That potatoes were cooked in), or add til desired consistency. Mash and Blend.

 

Ham and Bacon Potato Soup

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1/3T Butter
6c Water
4 Chicken Broth Cubes
1 Vegi Cube (2c worth!)
4.5c Potatoes, diced small
1c of Ham (I used smoked Ham Steak)
1/2c Carrot Sticks
1 Celery
3/4 of an Onion
1.5tsp Fresh Garlic, minced
1-2T Parm Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1tsp Dijon Mustard
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Celery Salt
1/4tsp Cajun Seasoning
1/2T Fresh Parsley
2tsp Chives, minced
1/4tsp pepper

Last Hour:
2-3 Large Bacon Slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2c Evaporated Milk (Or, Sour Cream. I used Evap. Milk!)
1/2c Shredd. Cheddar Cheese (Or, Velveeta. I used Shredd. Cheese)

Optional (I skipped): Peas and/or Broccoli.

Dice up Potatoes, I dice smaller. Add all, except Bacon, Evaporated Milk, and Shredd. Cheese. Last hour, Remove most Potatoes with some juice. Blend well. Add back to crock, adding in Bacon, Evaporated Milk, and Shredd. Cheese. Make sure to only cook on Low last hour.

Pork N Beans Chili Soup with side of Cilantro Lime Rice

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Crock Pot… Just throw it in, and forget about it! Delicious never came so easy! 

2 bone in Pork Chops
1 Beef Broth Cube
1c + 1/2c Water
1 15oz. can Tomato Sauce
1 can Tomatoes (I wanna say I used w/chiles), undrained
1 can Black Beans WITH Jalapeno in Lime, slight drain
1 can S&W Onion, Garlic, Jalapeno White Chili Beans, undrained
1 can Light Red Kidney Beans, drained
1T Soy Sauce
1/2 lrg. Onion
1/2c frozen Corn (Opt., I forgot!)
1 Swt. Red Pepper
1 fresh Garlic Clove, minced
3/4-1T Cumin
1/2T Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Course Black Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt
2 Dried Bay Leaves

Add all to crock, cook on high 4 hours, or low 6-8 hours. Serve in bowl with Rice off to side of it.

Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice:
2 1/2c Instant Rice
2 1/2c Water
1 Beef Broth Cube, crushed
Splash of Lime
Good Shake of Dried Cilantro

Mix all. Microwave, covered, according to directions, stirring.

Fall Time Apple Roast Stew

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2-3 lb Large Cut Roast (I used Bone In Pork)
1/4tsp Sea Salt (Optional Step. See Options)
1/4tsp Ground Pepper (Optional Step. See Options)
1T Flour (Optional Step. See Options)
1.5T Butter (Optional Step. See Options)

1c Apple Cider (I used Essential Value)
1 + 1/2 Beef Broth Cubes
1 + 1/2c Water
1 Brown Gravy PACKET
1 Onion Soup PACKET
2tsp Worcestershire
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Dried Parsley
1/2tsp Allspice (Cinnamon may work)
2c: Carrots, Potatoes, Onions
1c: Celery, Mushrooms (1-2c), Frozen Peas (Add Peas Last Hour)

Directions:
Cube Meat (Keep Bones, if any.). Mix Flour, Salt, Pepper, and Meat. Add Butter or Oil to Pan. LIGHTLY Brown the meat. Add Meat to Crock. Add rest of ingredients to Crock. Cook on High 1 Hour, then Low for 4-6 Hours.

OPTIONS (READ!!!):
MEAT OPTION: You can SKIP Flour/Salt/Peppering/Browning the Meat. Just BUTTER Crock and add all to Crock, don’t cut up. Also, if you DO cut up, if your large cut contains Bone… ADD IT, for additional Awesome Flavoring!
Instead of Cinnamon or All Spice, Try Jamaican Seasoning to give this a Twist. If using Jamaican, try substituting Potatoes for Sweet Potatoes!
VEGI Options are Optional.
– I used 2c Water+2Cubes and 1+1/2c Apple Cider. Family loved it, but, I thought it could be tastier with a little less fluids. So, this recipe, I scaled back. Other option was to just add 1 more Broth Cube.

Chipotle Chili

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About 3/4 lb. Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Links, cut to chunks
 –  Or, 1/2-1 lb. Ground Pork Sausage (I did the Sweet Italian)
1/2 can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
1 14.5 oz STEWED Garlic Basil Oregano Tomatoes, entire can
1 8 oz can Tomato Sauce
2T Tomato Paste
1/2c cup Beef Broth
1 15 oz can Black Beans with Jalapeno in Lime, semi drain
1 can Chili Beans WITH Cumin, entire can
1c Onion, chopped
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2T Paprika
1/2T Cumin
1/4tsp ground Black Pepper, to taste
Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, and SEA SALT & LIME Tortilla Chips (Don’t Skip)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Cut up Italian Turkey Sausage, optional to cook in skillet, or just throw in (Better texture if PRE cooked!). If using Ground Pork Sausage, cook. Add all to crock pot. Cook on LOW about 4-6hours.
(Optional to add a can of DRAINED Kidney or Cannellini Beans).

More Chili Recipes Here:

 

Tay’s Fall Pork-wiches served with (Optional) Mustard Sauce

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Great Fall Time Man-wich! Get your Eat On!

1.5 lb PORK Roast (Or More)

2c Apple Cider (Essential Everyday 100% Juice-Apple CIDER)
2 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
1/4tsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
1.5-2tsp Brown Sugar (I did 2)
1tsp Cinnamon Powder (Don’t Skip!)
1/2tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4 Med. Onion
1/2T Garlic Cloves, minced

1/3c Reserved Crock Juices (After Cooking), or more to taste
1/4-1/3c HONEY BBQ Sauce (Later adding)

Buns of Choice
Tay’s Mustard Sauce (Recipe below. Great Flavor Combo, try it!)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add, and stir, Apple Cider, Broth Cubes, Smoke, Sugar, Cinnamon, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onions, and minced Garlic in Crock. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Shred Meat. Reserve 1/3c Cooked Juices. Toss rest of Juice (OR SAVE for serving time sandwich DIPPING!).
Mix together 1/3c Reserved Juices with the Honey BBQ Sauce. Add Shredded Meat to Crock. Stir in BBQ Mixture. Cook on Warm or Low for 15-20 minutes. Serve on Buns with a drizzle of Tay’s Mustard Sauce (Recipe right below).
Leftovers are great on Soft Shell with: Tay’s Mustard Sauce, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Cheese.

Tay’s MUSTARD SAUCE Recipe:
1/4c Regular Mustard
3T Mayo
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/2T White Vinegar
1tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt

 – CHECK OUT OUR Other Post: Get the Most of Your Roast- HERE

Chipotle Rasberry Pork-wiches

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1.5 lb Pork Roast
1c Beef Broth (I used Water + Crushed Broth Cubes)
2-3T can Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, minced, or more to taste
1/2T Garlic, minced
1/2tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
(Optional, I SKIPPED, for Xtra Sweetness: 1/2tsp Brown Sugar)

Sauce (Later adding. Optional to double up on Sauce):
4T Reserved Juice from Crock (After cooking)
1/3c HONEY BBQ
1tsp Chipotle in Adobo, minced
2T Raspberry Preserve

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add, and mix, Beef Broth, Chipotle in Adobo, Garlic, Cumin, Onion Powder, Pepper to Crock. Add in Meat. Cook on low 8 hours, turning around in juices. Shred up. Reserve 4T of Juices. Discard rest.  Mix Sauce. Add to shredded Meat. Keep on Warm or Low for about 15-20minutes. Serve on Buns of Choice.
 – CHECK OUT OUR Other Post: Get the Most of Your Roast- HERE

Tay’s Rocky Mountain Chili


rockychiliphotosA Great Chili Recipe. I’m using some leftovers tonight for Smoothered Burritos ANNND Smoothered Sweet Potato Fries! Check Back Soon!

1/2 – 1 lb. Bacon ENDS (1/2pkg.)
1/2-1 lb Pork Sausage (I used 1 lb.)
2tsp Jalapeno, deseed, minced
2c Med Onions
A lil shy 1c Celery
1T Fresh Garlic Cloves, minced
1T Butter (Plus, some to rub Crock)

1c Beef Broth
1c Chicken Broth
1 can diced Tomatoes (Garlic Basil Oregano), undrained
1 can diced Tomatoes WITH Green Chiles, undrained

1 can Cannellini Beans, drained
1/2T Cumin
1/2tsp Coriander
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper

3T White Corn Shells (Not the hard/cooked ones), blended
Serve with: Tay’s Bread Balls

Add 1T Butter to skillet. Add in Bacon and Pork Sausage, cook. Adding in Garlic, Onions, Celery, Jalapenos. Cook down Juices. Add in Broths, cook down “Some”. Add in Tomatoes. Cook some. Butter Crock Pot. Pour in. Add in Seasons. ADD BEANS. Cook on Low 6 hours. 30 minutes before Serving, in a blender, blend shells to almost a powder. Stir 3T into Crock. Allow to set 20-30minutes. Eat!

Optional: More Chiles or 1/2tsp Green Chile Powder. I used Water + Broth Cubes to make Broth… If that matters.

Leftovers (EXACT RECIPES COMING SOON! Check Back.): I’m debating on blending Chili to smooth (That’s Optional). Using the other 1/2 pkg. of Bacon Ends, I may cook it with Pinto Beans and make Smoothered Burritos: Blend Chili, mix with Cheese, top over Bean Burritos.
I have enough for 2 meals, so then, I will use the leftover of the leftovers (Chili) for Sweet Potato Fries: Double Fry Sweet Potatoes (Or baked). Bake/Heat Cheese over tops til melted. Serve Fries with Blended Chili, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, and other toppings of chioce (Olives, Jalapenos, Onions, Beans, Shredded Lettuce, etc.).

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER CHILI RECIPES: HERE

Vacation Meal Plan of Attack 2016

Here’s our Plan of Attack for 2016 (2014, 2015 Vacay Meal Prep):

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TIP: LOOK OUT FOR SALES-Prep few months in advance:
Frozen Burger Patties
Pkgs. Hot Dogs (Freeze)
Chicken Legs
Other Meats (Ground Meats, Bacon, Roast, Chicken, whatever)
Buns (Buy close to, but Keep Eye Out for Coupons, etc. For Purchase)
Cheese Bricks
Miracle Whip (Sandwiches/Tuna or Bacon Salad)
Canned Items (Tomatoes, Corn, Beans, etc.)
DON’T FREEZE MEATS that have been Frozen then already Thawed!
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 A few BREAKFAST / LUNCH Ideas:
– Lunch Meat Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Canned Food, whatever…

Chicken Bacon Fiesta-Wiches
 – CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES
2 Frozen Chicken Breast (Boiled in water with few CRUSHED Chicken Broth Cubes)
3T-4T canned Southwestern Corn (Peppers/Onions kind)*
2T REAL Bacon Bits
Sauce:
1 TO 1.5T Mayo
1 TO 1.5T Miracle Whip
3/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge kind)

For Serving: A lil swipe Miracle Whip, Buns/Wraps

Boil in water with few CRUSHED chicken broth cubes. Remove chicken, shred. In bowl mix Sauce ingredients. Mix in rest. Place in tightly sealed container. KKEP COLD! Eat within week.

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 – Frozen Burritos (Any works, ours are tTt’s Sausage, Egg, Taters):
Potatoes, cubed small
Olive Oil + shake of Seasonal Salt
add to pan, add Potatoes, season with:
Dried Oregano, Basil, Pepper

1 lb Ground Pork Sausage, cooked with:
1/2 pkg. Frozen Sweet Bell Pepper/Onion Mix
4 Mushrooms, sliced or chopped

Scrambled Eggs+ Basil Oregano

Soft Shells
Mayo
Shredd. Cheese

PreCooking: Cube Potatoes. Mix Olive Oil with Seasoned Salt. Add to pan, add Potatoes. Cook and Season with Oregano, Basil, Pepper. In sep. pan cook Sausage with Pepper Mix and Mushrooms. On Soft Shell add All (Including Mayo, Shredd. Cheese). Butter Flavor Cooking Spray skillet. Brown all sides. Freeze single layer on plate sprayed with cooking spray (Don’t allow to touch, may stick). Wrap in Foil if using Crockpot Cooking Method (May need to Butter Cooking Spray Foils before wrapping!).
Cooking: Rub with wet finger. Microwave. Bake: Butter spray pan and tops. Bake. Or, place pre-prepped Burritos in foil that was SPRAYED WITH BUTTER FLAVOR COOKING SPRAY. Wrap. Freeze. Add to Crock and Cook on Low/Warm til warmed through. Rotate if needed.
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Using Leftover Potatoes (From Burger Foils) and having Frozen Pork Sausage at home, we made some tasty Breakfasts. Here’s one:
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Potatoes fried in Crisco (What we had for Fish fry, if we caught any), seasoned with Pepper, Basil, Oregano, and a lil Salt. Side Aside and top with Sandwich Cheese Slices and Onions (Onions Optional). Cover to melt.
Give light wipe of Pan with Paper Towel. Cook Sausage. In same pan, in Sausage Grease, fry up some Eggs.
Pork Sausage served under Eggs. Look at those about to Burst Yolks!
Toast on Side

********* MAIN (Supper) MEALS: *********

– Frozen premade store bought Burgers/Hot Dogs
Simple… You know how to cook.


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– CHILI DOGS
Hot Dogs/Brats (Keep Frozen til use)
Hormel Chili (Or Favorite)
Shredd. Chedd. Cheese
Buns, Ketchup, Mayo (Optional)
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– CHICKEN LEGS / TUNA (Or BACON) SALAD (Forgot Tuna, so made BACON Salad)

 – BBQ Chicken:
Family Size Pkg. Chicken Legs, skin removed
3T White Vinegar
1-1.5T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1.5-2T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning

Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce (Optional, some liked it plain, too)

PrePrep:
Buy Chicken NON FROZEN!!! REMOVE SKIN! Place Chicken and Vinegar into ziploc bag. Mix Around. Add in McCormick’s Seasonings. Toss evenly. Lay Flat, Freeze!
Cooking: Thaw, cook on Grill. Near end, brush with BBQ (Optional. Tasty plain, too).

 – BACON SALAD 
(Was gonna be  Tuna Salad, but forgot Tuna!):
Space Saver– I bought Miracle Whip. I kept a lil over 1/2 the jar. Rest I placed into separate container (For sandwiches on vacation). Then, I used Miracle Whip Jar to store the Salad SAUCE. In jar, I did:

I kept a lil more than 1/2 jar Miracle Whip (Leave in jar!)
1+1/4tsp Lawry’s Seasonal Salt
1/4-1/2tsp Paprika
1.5T Dill Pickle Juice from Pickle Container (USE A TASTY Dill Pickle!)
1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  -MIX ABOVE INGREDIENTS IN Miracle Whip container.
-Then, add to jar, on top of Sauce (Don’t mix in):

1.5c Shredd. Cheddar Cheese
1c Frozen Peas
  -Place on lid.
-1 hour Prior to Serving:

About 2c uncooked Macaroni Noodles, cooked
Baked Bacon, cut up (Kept in pkg. Cooked day of making)

PrePrep: I premade sauce morning of trip. For leak reinforcement: I placed some plastic over top of Miracle Whip jar (I used ripped sandwich bag. Reinforced seal), twisted on top. Keep cold til serving.
About 1 hour prior to serving: Cook Bacon. Cook noodles (I add pinch of Salt and a lil Oil to keep from sticking). Mix Sauce and Bacon together. Add Noodles into Sauce, to consistency desired. Toss rest. I always have it a little saucy, as it’ll sit and absorb some. Keep cold til serving.
OPTIONAL to top with Cherry Tomatoes for Serving. You can also keep the Miracle Whip unopened, and place pickle juice and Seasoning in a small container and place into Noodle Box, place in fridge on arrival. Mix as needed. Your choice.
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– HAMBURGER FOILS:
Frozen Burger Patties, 1 per foil
1 Potato per foil, diced
1 bag Baby Carrots, split up (1 bag lasted 6 foils)
Chopped Onions (We used 2 small for 4 people)
1 Onion Season Pkt. (A small sprinkle per foil. It goes a LONG way!)
1-2T Butter per packet, we forgot, and a smidge of Crisco worked well!

Prep: We buy a pkg. of Frozen Burger Patties, and KEEP FROZEN til use. Doubles as ice for cooler.
Cooking: I cut vegis at cooking. Dice potatoes and cut onions. Give each person foil. Kids love making their own! Add in desired vegis. Top with butter or crisco. Add one frozen burger to top. A small sprinkle of onion pkt. seasoning. Double or triple wrap. Add to hot fire pit coals. Ours cooked in about 45 minutes (Time varies). Rotate, we didn’t flip!
Rest of burgers we had for supper another night. We also ate leftover Tuna Salad with this meal.
Healthier options: Turkey Burger. Butter Spray/Olive Oil/Coconut Oil

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– FRITO TACO SALAD, a ritual for a while now.
1.5-2lb Beef
2 GOOD Taco Season Pkt.
1/2c Water
1/2 can Diced Tomatoes, undrained
3/4c Salsa
1/2can Refried Beans*
1 small onion, chopped (Added right before freezing)

Serving: Serve with tomatoes (Canned works), fritos, sour cream, shredd. cheese, lettuce, whatever other toppings of choice.

PreCooking: Cook beef. Add in taco seasons, beans, salsa, tomatoes with juice, shakes of: Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Onion Powder.
Allow to cool. Place in freezer bag (I double bag), lay flat.
Cooking: Throw into crock. (I kept on warm, flipping.) Serve with toppings of choice.
*(If using, rest of cans we used for tacos, the night I premade meals) These are also optional. Point is, just premake and freeze.)

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 – SICILIAN DELUXE MEATBALL SUBS:
Sauce:
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb. Turkey Sweet Italian Sausage Links, remove from casings
2T Balsamic Vinegar
1.5T Red Wine Vinegar
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2c canned whole Olives, halved
1/2c Onions (I believe I did Sweet Red)
4T jarred whole Pepperoncini, minced
1/2c Sweet Mini Bell Peppers (Optional)

1 jar Tomato Onion Garlic Spaghetti Sauce
1 can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained
1 can Tomato Paste
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4 Dried Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary

1lb. Meatballs (LATER ADDING-Keep frozen)
Provolone Brick (Later Adding-Freeze)
Hot Dog Buns (For Serving)

I cut my links into chunks (Can remove casings and cook as ground). Cook in Oil with Onions. Add in Garlic and Vinegars. Cook down some. Add Olives, Peppers, and Pepperoncinis. Cook down juices. Once juices are mostly gone, add in rest of ingredients. Simmer a lil bit.
ONCE COOLED… Add to Ziploc Bag, on it’s side. FREEZE. Cooking: Add Regular Beef Meatballs to Crock with Sauce. Cook on Low. Top with Cheese last 30min-1hour. Serve on Buns/Wraps/Hoagies with Cheese… We used Hot Dog Buns. Mayo/Miracle Whip is Optional.

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 – SLOPPIES
1.5lb – 2lb Ground Pork or Beef
Brown Meat, season with few good shakes of:
Basil
Oregano
Garlic Powder
1 can diced Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained
1 can Manwich Sloppy Joe Mix
1 sm. Onion
Celery, minced

Cook all above. Once cooled. Add to ziploc bag, lay on it’s side, for flat storage. Freeze. Cooking: Add to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock… Cook on Low or Warm til thawed and heated through. Eat on Bread or Buns.

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 – EASY PHILLY (Stems from This Recipe and This One) 
1-1.5 lb. Chili Style Ground Beef or Pork (I used 1/2lb. Beef 1lb. Turkey-What I had)
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2T Soy Sauce
1tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Dried Oregano
1 Beef or Chicken Broth Cube, crushed
1/2T Grated Parmesan Cheese
1c (Packed) Kale or Spinach Mix
Up To 1/2c Green Peppers, sliced (Don’t Add, Yet)
1/4-1/2c Onions, to taste (Don’t Add, Yet!)

Provolone Cheese Brick (Freeze)

Cook in skillet all above, EXCEPT Peppers, Onions, and Provolone. Once cooled, add to ziploc bag. ADD IN Peppers and Onions. Lay on side (I folded mine in half). Freeze. Cooking: Cook on Low or Warm til heated through. Top with Cheese. Once Melted, serve on Buns of Choice with Miracle Whip/Mayo. Or try packing away a small container of Tay’s Balsamic Garlic Sauce.

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 – CARNE ASADA CHILI (Stems from This Recipe):
1.5-2 lb. Chuck Roast or Chicken Marinade:
1/2 Taco Pkt. (I used Fiesta Style)
2 1/2T White Vinegar
1/4c Soy Sauce
1T Cumin
1/2T Garlic Powder
1/2T Onion Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika

1/2 pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Pepper Mix (Orange Red Yellow)
Onions
Mushrooms (Optional)
1 Sweet Potatoes, diced
1 can (Mild) Black Beans with Jalapeno in LIME JUICE, drained
1 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper/Onion kind), drained

RICE:
2c Rice (Instant)
2c Water
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed

Add NON FROZEN Meat to Bag. Add in Marinade Ingredients. Mix Around. Lay as Flat as you can. Freeze. Cook Rice in Water with Broth Cubes (I cook in Microwave). Once Cooled to handle, place in Freezer Bag. I flattened and Folded. Freeze.
In A SEPARATE Freezer Bag, Add in Vegis. Lay flat and Freeze.
Cooking: Add all to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock Pot. Cook on Low til all’s done. Shred up Meat. Last hour, I wrapped Rice in Foil and place RIGHT ON TOP of Chili to cook. Serve each bowl of Chili with a lil Rice, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Fritos/Tortillas.
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OTHER OPTIONS
Roast Wiches (Don’t Pre Cook. Add ingredients to freezer bag, MINUS Water that the Broth Cubes call for (Takes up too much room!). Write on Freezer Bag the amount of Water needed during cooking.
Black Bean Salad Tacos
– Root Beer Barbacoa
Tay’s Easy Chili
Soups
tTt’s Trailer Trash Legs (Buffalo)
*** Vacation Meals 2014
*** Vacation Meals 2015

 

Chicken Ranchinade N Vegis

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This is an AMAZING Low Calorie Meal. That’s not only BENEFICIAL with Beans and Sweet Potato, BUT, AMAZING in Flavor. Great Chicken Marinade. EASY TO MAKE! This can be cooked Many A Ways! Even on Hot Camp Fire Coals! Eat as is. Or, topped with Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, and FRITOS. Or, on Shells for Tacos! Just Check Below for more options.

Chicken Marinade:
Ranch Packet (I used Hidden Valley)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1T Jalapeno, deseed, minced

About 3/4can Black Beans, drained
Sweet Potato, diced
1/2Pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
3/4 Large White Onions
1 RIPE Avocado, diced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or Butter Spray)
Dried Oregano

Rice: 2c Rice, 2c Water, 1-2 Vegetable Broth Cubes (1-2c worth)

Marinade Chicken, in ziploc bag, about 4-6 hours (I believe I did 5hr).
Place Vegis into Foil. Drizzle about 1/2tsp-1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil over them. Season, WELL, with Oregano. Wrap Tightly. Place on grill a little before Chicken.
Grill Chicken SEPARATELY, right on grate.
Cook Rice in Broth (I do in Microwave, covered. Stirring half way).
Eat as is. On Shells… Optional to serve topped with SHREDDED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM, and SALSA, (EVEN Frito Chips). Most liked mixing Chicken, Rice, and Vegis together. A few liked it separate.

Cooking Option: Can be Baked! Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Lay in Vegis. Top with Chicken. Cook Rice in Microwave or Stove Top (Can even stir Rice, Water, Crushed Broth Cube(s) in with Vegis for Baking). Cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done. Serve over Rice.
TRY IN FOILS on Hot Camp Fire Coals for EASY CAMPING MEAL!

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Tay’s Curried Sausage, Potatoes, and Chickpeas over Rice

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Amazing! Eat Over Rice, with Pita, endless options! 

1 lb Smoked Sausage Link
1 can Chickpeas, drained
1 can Stewed Tomatoes (I used Hunts)
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
1/2c Peas (Last hour. Optional. I skipped)
1c Fresh Carrots, sliced
2.5c-3c Potatoes, diced (Russet, Golden, Fingerling)
1/2T Soy Sauce
1/4tsp Cumin Powder
1/2tsp Curry Powder
1/4tsp Paprika Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 sm. Dried Bay Leaf

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add all, cook on low about 5-8 hours.
Rice: 1c Instant Rice, 1c Water, 1 crushed Vegetable Broth Cube. Add all to Microwave Safe Bowl. Cook, covered, according to directions. Stir half way through. Serve Curry over Rice.

Loaded Roast over Mashed Taters

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1 Large Cut (Pork or Beef)
2-4c Beef Broth (I used Water+Cubes)
1 can Cream of Celery
1 Pkt. Brown Gravy
2T Soy Sauce
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Pepper
1T Dried Parsley
1T Dried Oregano
1tsp-1/2T Dried Basil (Optional)
1 Pkg. Baby Bella Mushrooms
3 med. Onions
1 Pkg. Baby Carrots
1c Celery
Optional (I did): 1/2-1 sm. can Tomato Paste, 1-2c Potatoes (Sweet or Reg.), 2T Mole

Favorite Mashed Potatoes (MADE THICK) add Green Onions… Try this version of tTt’s Mashed Taters.

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add all. Serve over Thick Mashed Potatoes (Thick to hold consistency from Roast N Vegis).


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Not another Cabbage Soup! Cabbage and Beans

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1 Beef Shank
1/4-1/2 lb Turkey Kielbasa
1 lb Dried Kindey Bean
8c Water
6 Vegetable Broth Cubes (6c worth. Or, more to taste)
Head Cabbage
1 can Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
1/2 sm can Tomato Paste
1c Carrots
2 Celery Stalks
1 sm./med. Onion
1/4c Green Onions (Optional)
1tsp Paprika
2 Dried Bay Leaves
1tsp Tony’s Creole
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Dried Thyme
1/4tsp Pepper

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add all. Cook on low til Beans are done (I cook on HIGH first 1-2 hours, then, LOW.) Be sure to remove bones before eating.

Not a Cabbage Person? Kale, Spinach, etc.Optional to up the Broth Cubes, or use 1/2 Beef Cubes 1/2 Vegi Cubes. Endless Ideas for this Beneficial Dish!

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Holy Mole Chili (Mole Chili) – (Options below on using this to Make a Stew!)

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About 1-1.5 lb. Frozen Chicken (Large cut/Roast/Pork/Beef, works)
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Black Beans, drained
1 can Kidney Beans, drained
2 can Chili Beans, undrained (I used 1 S&W Chili Seasoned White Beans & 1 S&W Chili Seasoned Pinto Beans)
1-3T Mole Sauce (I did 2T)
1c Beef Broth (I did 1 Cube + 1c Water)
1 Brown Gravy Pkt.
1/4c Water
1 Onion
2 Celery, halved long way, cut
1tsp Cumin Powder
1tsp Dried Oregano

Toppings (Opt.): Pico/Salsa, Sour Cream, Tortillas, Shredd. Cheese, Crackers

Add all to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock. Cook on Low 5-6 hours. Eat Alone. With Rice (Cooked in Broth + Splash of Lime + Shake of Cilantro).

 *** Notes ***: I was even thinking of MAKING a STEW. Roast, Carrots, Onions, Peas, Celery, etc. 1c Beef Broth. 1/4c Water. 1 Brown Gravy Pkt. 1can Beans (Cannellini Beans), 1-3T Mole, 1tsp Oregano, 1tsp Cumin. 1/4tsp Pepper. (Debating 1-2T Tomato Paste).
But, Chili won. Maybe, I will make Stew soon.

St. Patty’s Day is NEAR – Get Your Irish On!

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Choose Between these AMAZING Recipes. Good Luck Trying to Choose!!!

 – Ye Fluthered Pot O’ Cattle (Irish Corned Beef N Cabbage):
Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef WITH Season Packet included, season top
1T Butter
1 head of Cabbage, cut into 8 chunks
3 to 4c Water (I use 4)
3 Beef Broth Cubes (Or to taste)
Few Splashes Worcestershire (1/2T about)
3/4c Beer (Pilsner-Lite… And if you’re the cook, enjoy the rest!)
4-5 Red Potatoes
2c Baby Carrots (Not cut, whole)
1/2c Pearl Onions (Or large onion, cut big)
1/4c Fresh Parsley
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Coarse Pepper, freshly cracked
Pinch of Sea Salt

LATE, THE NIGHT BEFORE, Butter Cooking Spray (Or Butter) Crock. Add 4c Water, 1/2T Worcestershire, and Beef (Add packet later, not yet). Allow to sit overnight on OFF. In morning, turn crock to LOW. Add rest of ingredients (Beer, potatoes, carrots, onions, parsley, garlic, pepper, sea salt, beef cubes, butter, seasoning packet, cabbage). Cook on low 8-12 hours (I did 9-10hrs.).
Or Butter Crockpot. Add all to crock pot. Cook on low 9-12 hours.* Longer, the tastier! Vegis can be added a little later. 

Serve Beef with side of:
 – Horseradish Sauce:
2 Very good size Tablespoons of Horseradish Sauce
3T Light Mayo
1t Ground Mustard
Couple grinds of Black Pepper
Good shake of Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Sugar
Pinch Sea Salt
1.5 to 2T Red Wine Vinegar
1/4c Sour Cream (I had none so used 1/8c Milk)
Premake and place in fridge.


  – Tay’s Irish Lamb Stew – The Pot O Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Little Bo Peep has Lost her Sheep… And, now we know why…!
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Lamb’s an excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Zinc, and Selenium. A good source of Iron and Riboflavin. Lamb has over 5.5x more omega 3 than Tilapia. 40% of the fat in lean Lamb is monounsaturated fat, which improves Blood Cholesterol Levels and decreases your Risk of Heart Disease.

Large Cut of Lamb
(Salt, Pepper, 1T Flour, 2T Oil for frying)
3T Real Bacon Pieces
3.5c Water
3c Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
1T Worcestershire
1 Pkt. McCormick’s Garlic Peppercorn Marinade/Season *SEE NOTES
1/2 6oz. can Tomato Paste
2c Fresh Mushrooms, halved
2 med./lrg. Potatoes
2c Fresh Onions
2c Fresh Carrots
1c Fresh Celery
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1tsp Dried Thyme
1/2tsp Dried Marjoram
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Caraway Seeds
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/2c Frozen Peas (Optional. Added last hour)
1/2c Rice (Not Instant. Added last hour.)

LIGHTLY sprinkle Lamb, all over, with Sea Salt and Pepper. Use about 1T of All-Purpose Flour to sprinkle/rub ALL around Lamb. Heat Oil, to sizzle, in skillet. Cook each side of Lamb for about 2-3minutes. Add Lamb to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed crock. Add rest of ingredients, adding Frozen Peas last hour. Cook on Low 8-10 hours. Serve with Croissants. Over Mashed Potatoes. Over Noodles. Over/Under Au Gratins or Scalloped Potatoes. However you’d like.
NOTES: Optional to use McCormick’s Garlic/Peppercorn Pkt. If skipping, cut back Water TO 3c.


 – Serve with Beer and Cheddar Biscuits
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Make biscuits (Boxed kind, I used Bisquick) accordingly, use beer instead of water/milk. Mix in a handful, or so, of cheddar cheese. Add 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder. Bake accordingly. Brush melted butter on. Serve.

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Parmesan Crock Pot Chicken – Serve over Mashed Taters N Vegis, Rice N Vegis, or Noodles. Many uses!

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Use with Chicken Breasts (As I did), Wings, Legs, Steaks, Pork, Turkey, etc.

4-6 Frozen Chicken Breasts (From 3lb bag)
1/2c Alfredo Sauce
1/3c grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1 Chicken (Or Beef) Broth Cube
1/2c Water
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Black Pepper
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2T Greek Seasoning (McCormick’s Gourmet)
Optional: 1/3T Butter (I skip)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add all. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Optional to cut up Chicken. I turn my to warm for about 5-10minutes to thicken some.
Can also Butter Flavor Cooking Spray/Butter Baking Pan. Mix rest, together. Pour over Chicken. Bake.
Serve Alone, or, over/with:
-Shred up. Top with Cheese of Choice (Mont. Jack, Moz., Swiss), melt. Use for Sandwiches, on Gyros, etc.
-Vegis (Sautee/Steam/Cook)Onions, Broccoli, Carrots, Peas
-Rice (Cooked in Broth) mixed w/ Vegis: Carrots, Peas, Broccoli (Photo)
-Noodles (Cooked in Broth)
-Mashed Potatoes mixed w/ Vegis: Carrots, Peas, Broccoli, Chives (opt.)

Tay’s Wasa-Pea Soup (Tay’s Wasabi Split Pea Soup)

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With already having 2 other twists on Our Split Pea Soup (Links below)… We added another! Wasabi!

6c Broth (I did 6c Water + 4 Chicken Broth Cubes + 2 Beef Broth Cubes)
2c Water + 2c worth Vegetable Broth Cubes
1/2 – 1 lb. bag Dried Split Peas (I did 1/2pkg. to cut Cal.)
1/2 lb. Turkey Kielbasa/Sausage Link
2 Potatoes, diced
1c Celery
2c Fresh Carrots, sliced
1 lrg. Onion, chopped
1T Jalapeno, minced
1 large Garlic Clove, minced
1/2tsp Black Pepper
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Dried Oregano
1tsp Dried Parsley (1 TBSP if fresh)
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1.5T Soy Sauce
1/4c Prepared Kikkoman’s Wasabi Sauce (Last hour) + More for serving

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all, EXCEPT Wasabi Sauce. Cook on low til Peas are done (About 5-8hours). Last 30min.-1hr. add in Wasabi Sauce (I turn my heat to warm at this point). Serve each Bowl with a lil more Wasabi Sauce (Optional).
Notes: Up Wasabi amount, to taste. But, give it time before adding more, as it’ll spread a lil. Wasabi Paste can be used, but, have yet to try. May need to alter Paste amount.

*** Try our other SPLIT PEA SOUPS:

*** Try our other SPLIT PEA SOUPS:
Tay’s LETS SPLIT! Pea Soup (Good Ol Split Pea Soup)
Tay’s So Fresh and so CoConuty (Coconut Mint N Rosemary Split Pea Soup)

Simple Crock Pot Ham and Vegis

Now, this is probably a given, with doing for years. (One of the many ways to eat Ham, the simplest, too!) Long lines of others who have done this. But, will throw it on here… Well… Just because!
We love having our Loaded Salad nights. For the Ham, we cook in Crock, with Vegis. Then, kiddos eat Ham and Vegis that night. Leftover Vegis make for great side dishes, upcoming dinners. And, Ham, gets cut up, and placed in fridge for our Salads! Or, Sandwiches or Dishes.

Large Ham Cut
1/3c Water
Few good splashes of Worcestershire
A good shake of Mustard Powder
2c Potatoes, or so
1-2c Onions, or so
1c Celery, or so
2c Carrots, sliced, or so
Optional: Mushrooms, Cabbage, I’ve even amped with 1/2can DRAINED Sauerkraut!, Green Beans, Canned Beans (Drained), endless options…

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Cover and cook on Low all day. Serve up. Or, separate and eat vegis as side dish for dinners. And, cut up Ham for Salads, Sandwiches, etc.

Tay’s Bread Bowl Tacos (Tacos in a Delicious Fried Bowl)

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Bowls also great for: Soups, Chilis, Stews!


Tay’s Crock Pot Lil Sweet Lil Spicy Chicken Recipe
(Or Taco Meat)
Frozen Bread Loaf Dough
Dried Oregano
Cumin
Garlic Powder
Deep Frying Supplies (Oil, Fryer, etc.) 
Toppings:
Canned Refried Beans
Tay’s Guaca-HOLY MOLY! Sauce Recipe USE THIS!!!
Salsa
Shredded Cheese
Shredded Lettuce

We used our leftover Tay’s Crock Pot Sweet n Spicy Chicken Recipe (Any Taco Meat will work).
Bread Bowls: I use freezer Bread Dough. I place in bowl (Earlier in day – To thaw), on a Warmer. Once thawed enough to handle, Sprinkle with Cumin and Oregano, Fold, Sprinkle again, fold… Keep doing til nicely seasoned, WELL! Cover, allowing to rise.
Heat Oil. Break off large piece. I had to improvise with a metal measuring cup. I dipped into oil to oil it (Helps with sticking) spread dough around it. Using tongs, deep fry to shape into a bowl form. Brown both side. Lay onto paper towels. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder.
Top bowls with Refried Beans, Taco Meat, Tay’s Guaca-HOLY MOLY! Sauce, Salsa, Shredded Cheese, Shredded Lettuce. Eat!
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HEALTHIER OPTION: Don’t Fry Dough. Season and Bake around Muffin Pan creating bowls, sprinkle cooked Bowls with Garlic Powder.
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Crock Pot Lil Sweet Lil Spicy Chicken

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About 3 lb. Chicken or Roast/Large Cut of Choice (Pork/Beef)

Pick ONE of Two Options (Both give very different, YET, AMAZING flavor):
Option 1: Fontera Red Chile Enchilada Sauce w/ Roasted Tomato & Garlic
Option 2 (I did): Stubb’s Chiles, Lime, and Ginger Marinade
Then, add:
1 Taco Season Pkt.
1/2c Root Beer
Brown Sugar (1/2tsp if using Stubb’s. 1tsp if Enchilada)
1/4tsp McCormick’s Garam Masala
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder (Optional)
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2tsp Dry Mustard
1/2T Cumin
1/2tsp Pepper
Add Heat (Optional. I skipped): Red Pepper Flakes or minced Spicy Chiles

Add all to Crock Pot. Cook on low 8, or so, hours. Add to Shells/Bun of choice. Top with Taco Toppings of Choice. We used Tay’s Jalapeno White Sauce along with tTt’s Pico de Gallo, Shredd. Cheese, and Lettuce.
***LEFTOVERS***: Use for Tay’s Bread Bowl Tacos! YES TRY THESE!!!
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Little Bo Peep has Lost her Sheep… And, now we know why…! – Tay’s Irish Lamb Stew – The Pot O Gold at the End of the Rainbow

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Lamb’s an excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Zinc, and Selenium. A good source of Iron and Riboflavin. Lamb has over 5.5x more omega 3 than Tilapia. 40% of the fat in lean Lamb is monounsaturated fat, which improves Blood Cholesterol Levels and decreases your Risk of Heart Disease.

Large Cut of Lamb
(Salt, Pepper, 1T Flour, 2T Oil for frying)
3T Real Bacon Pieces
3.5c Water
3c Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
1T Worcestershire
1 Pkt. McCormick’s Garlic Peppercorn Marinade/Season *SEE NOTES
1/2 6oz. can Tomato Paste
2c Fresh Mushrooms, halved
2 med./lrg. Potatoes
2c Fresh Onions
2c Fresh Carrots
1c Fresh Celery
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1tsp Dried Thyme
1/2tsp Dried Marjoram
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Caraway Seeds
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/2c Frozen Peas (Optional. Added last hour)
1/2c Rice (Not Instant. Added last hour.)

LIGHTLY sprinkle Lamb, all over, with Sea Salt and Pepper. Use about 1T of All-Purpose Flour to sprinkle/rub ALL around Lamb. Heat Oil, to sizzle, in skillet. Cook each side of Lamb for about 2-3minutes. Add Lamb to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed crock. Add rest of ingredients, adding Frozen Peas last hour. Cook on Low 8-10 hours. Serve with Croissants. Over Mashed Potatoes. Over Noodles. Over/Under Au Gratins or Scalloped Potatoes. However you’d like.
NOTES: Optional to use McCormick’s Garlic/Peppercorn Pkt. If skipping, cut back Water TO 3c.
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Corny Chicken (Mexican Corn N Chicken)

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DELICIOUS! And, many uses! Serve Alone. Stuffed in Croissants. Over Rice. Some liked on Soft Shells. Even use this to pour over Enchiladas stuffed with Cheese and Peppers! Your Choice!

About 1.5 lb Chicken (I used Frozen)
2 cans Southwestern Corn, drained (Bell Pepper Kind)
3/4c canned Queso Blanco
1 can Cream of Chicken
1c canned Black Beans in Lime W/ JALAPENO, drained
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika (Not sure if I added…)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Pepper
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1T Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
2T REAL Bacon Pieces

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add Frozen Chicken. Cook on High 1 hour (If using Frozen). Then, add Rest. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Remove Chicken, cut up, add back to crock.
Serve Alone. Stuffed in Croissants. Over Rice. Some even liked it on Soft Shells. Your Choice. Even use this to pour over Enchiladas stuffed with Cheese and Peppers!
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Tay’s Crocko’s Tacos with a DELICIOUS Jalapeno White Sauce

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About 2.5lb., or so, Roast or Chicken (I did Frozen Chicken)
Fontera Red Chile Sauce with Roasted Tomato & Garlic (OR Old El Paso Red Chile and Roasted Garlic Mexican Cooking Sauce! If you can find it!!!)
1 Fiesta Taco Pkt. (Reg. works)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Dry Mustard Powder
1tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2T Jalapeno, deseeded, minced
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Saute Vegis:
1 Pkg. Frozen Sweet Bell Peppers/Onions Mix
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2tsp Dried Oregano

Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1T-2T Fresh Jalapeno, minced (I did 1T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Dill Weed (Optional, I believe I skipped..?)
1tsp Wishbone Ranch Dressing PACKET

Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes

Premix Sauce. Set in fridge til use. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add first 10 Ingredients. Cook on low til Chicken is cooked. Shred, add back to crock. Allow to cook about 20 more minutes. Saute Vegis on skillet. Top Hard Shells or Soft Shells with Chicken Mix, Vegis, Sauce, Shredd. Cheese, Lettuce, and Tomatoes.
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Gara-Mama’s-ala Chili (Tay’s Garam Masala Chili)

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1/2 lb. Turkey Kielbasa, sliced
1 lb. Chicken Breast
1c Sweet Onions
1 Pkg. Frozen Bell Peppers/Onion Mix
1 Celery, cut long way, minced
1 can Light Red Kidney Beans, drained
1 can Chili Beans, undrained
1 can Chickpeas, drained
3T Ketchup
1T Soy Sauce
2tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
3/4tsp McCormick’s Garam Masala (More to taste)
1/4tsp Paprika
2 cans Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, undrained or drained (I did UN)
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Lightly Butter Flavor Cooking Spray crock pot. Add all. Cook on LOW 8 hours. Serve with Flatbread.
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Cheesy Juh-La-Peeno Baconed Beans (Cheesy Jalapeno Baconed Beans)

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1 lb. Dried Pinto Beans
6c Water
4 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed
5T Jalapeno, deseed, minced (Save 1/4tsp Seeds)
1/4tsp Jalapeno Seeds
1c Onion
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Dried Cilantro
2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp + 1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1 can Fire Roasted/Peeled Green Chiles, undrained
1c Pico De Gallo (tTt’s Recipe) (Last hour)

2c Shredded Cheese (Mexican Mont. Jack/Cheddar kind)
1/2c canned Queso Blanco (Monterey Jack Cheese Sauce)
2.8 oz. REAL Bacon Pieces

Crock Pot Beans. Cook on Low about 9 hours.
Last hour: Smash beans, mix well. Mix in 1c tTt’s Pico de Gallo
Sprinkle top with 1/2c Shredded Cheese. In bowl, Mix 1c Shredded Cheese AND 1/2c Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce. Spoon, evenly on top. Then, sprinkle 1/2c more
Shredd. Cheese. Top with REAL Bacon PIECES. Cook remainder hour.
Top with Pico de Gallo (tTt’s Recipe) and Sour Cream. Leftovers, have Burritos!
Served with Black Eyed Pea Quesadillas.
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Tay’s Steak Soup (A Steak Soup that Actually… TASTES LIKE STEAK!)

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sirloin Steak (I threw mine in frozen)
4 Beef Broth Cubes
2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Pkts. (Or use 2 more Beef Cubes) *SEE NOTES
6c Water (1c per 1Broth)
1T Soy Sauce
1/2T Worcestershire
About 1/8tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1.5c Mushrooms, sliced
1 nice sized CUP Onion
1 Celery, halved long way, sliced
1/4c thawed Frozen Peas (Last 30min.) *Optional, I forgot

2c uncooked Egg Noodles (Last 30 minutes, about)

LIGHTLY/BARELY brush Crock Pot with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (A LITTLE)-Yes, do! Add all, except Peas and Egg Noodles. Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Last 30minutes, add in THAWED Peas and Egg Noodles. Once Noodles are soft. Eat. OPTIONAL to add 1tsp of Horseradish Topping to each Bowl Served (Recipe Below). House was split on that.
Being Lazy and forgetting to thaw, I just threw a Frozen Slab of Sirloin into the Crock. Once thawed, I cut into cubes, and added back to crock. Tasted just fine. 
* NOTES: In an attempt to cut “Some” Salt, I used 2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Packets in place of 2 Beef Broth Cubes. Herb Ox is a NO SODIUM Broth. You can VERY WELL use Beef Broth Cubes in it’s place. So, 6 Beef Broth Cubes, if skipping Herb Ox.

Optional Soup Topper (1tsp, or more, per Bowl Served) 
1T Prepared Horseradish Sauce
4T Sour Cream
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Red Wine Vinegar

Mix Soup Topper Ingredients, well. Top a tsp, or more, onto bowl of Soup served.
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TAYsty Black Bean Soup

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1 lb. Dried Black Beans
1/2 Frozen Pkg. Sweet Bell Peppers and Onions
8c Water
5 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed *SEE NOTES!
2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Packets (Or 2 more Beef Broth Cubes) SEE NOTES!
1can Tomatoes w/ Chiles
2tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/8tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1 Onion
1 Carrot, grated
1 Celery
Just shy of 1T Fresh Garlic, minced
1tsp Cumin
1tsp (Lightly packed) Cocoa Powder (DON’T SKIP)
1 Dried Bay Leaf
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4c Sour Cream (Last Hour)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Cook on High first 1-2 hours. Then, Low for 3-4 more hours. Last 30minutes Scoop Out “About” half the Black Beans with some Liquid. Blend til smooth. Add back to Crock. Add in Sour Cream. Stir. You can eat right away, or wait 20-30 minutes. Top with Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

* Notes: For Broth, I wanted to cut “Some” Salt. So, I DID:
5 Beef Broth Cubes + 2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Packets (Herb Ox is a No Sodium Broth Packet). 7 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed, can be used instead.
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Rootn’ Tootn’ Beans (FANTASTIC Root Beer Kidney Beans)

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1 lb Polska Kielbasa (All I had at time, was tasty. Your Choice)
1-1.5T Organic Coldpressed COCONUT OIL
1 nice size Onion

1 lb Dried Light Red Kidney Beans
5-6c Water *SEE NOTES
4 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
2c A&W Root Beer *SEE NOTES
1 15oz. can plain Tomatoes, drained
1 Red Pepper (Optional, I skipped- Forgot…)
1tsp packed Brown Sugar
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Mustard powder
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4tsp + 1/8tsp McCormick Garam Masala (DON’T SKIP)
1/4tsp Paprika

Add Water, Beef Cubes, Root Beer, Tomatoes, Seasons to Crock Pot. Stir, lightly, add in Dried Beans.
In skillet, Saute Onions and Kielbasa in COCONUT OIL (Has to be Coconut Oil! It adds to this dish!). Add Kielbasa, Onions, and all it’s Juices, to the Crock Pot. Cook on High, first 2 hour. Then Low for 6, or so, hours. LIGHT Stir, occasionally.

*NOTES: I did 6c Water, but, came out liquidy- Slightly Soupy. Next time, I will alter Liquid or Beans. House still loved it, especially the next day! So, will post now, edit later. Was thinking of either: Adding more Dried Beans … or … Changing Liquids, using 5c Water + 2c Root Beer (Keep it 4 Broth Cubes) … or … 5.5c Water and 1.5c Root Beer (Keep it 4 Broth Cubes) … We’ll see…
Leftovers? Line Large Bell Pepper (Ready for stuffing) with 2-4 slices Bacon. Add in Beans. Top with Cheese. Bake.

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Mexacini Chicken (Crock Pot Mexican Pepperoncini Chicken)

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A Mexican Twist on Pepperoncini Chicken. Turned out FANTASTIC!

3 Fresh Thawed Chicken Breasts
Rub Crock with 1/2tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Chicken Broth Cube 1/3c Water
1 16 oz. jar Pepperoncini (NOT JUICE), cut tips, halve long way
1tsp Juice from Pepperoncini jar, discard rest of juice
1 can Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, drained
1/2c Salsa
1/4tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1/2 Red Onion
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Cumin Powder
1/2tsp packed Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder, or more to taste (Wait a while before adding more)
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Black Pepper
1/8tsp Cinnamon Powder

Rub about 1/2tsp Olive Oil in around Crock. (Pepperoncinis-Remove from jar. Destem. Halve long way. Add to crock, with 1 tsp Pepperoncini Juice from Jar.) Add everything, except Chicken. Stir. Then, top with Chicken. Cook on low 6 hours.
Serve on Soft Shells with: Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, etc. Or, on Bun of choices. Or, over Rice.
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Easy Pesto Pot Pie

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3-4 Chicken Breast, thawed (From 3lb bag)
OPTIONAL TO ADD 1/2 lb Turkey Kielbasa, sliced (I skipped)
1/8 – 1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper

1.5c fresh Carrots, sliced
2c Fingerling Potatoes, halved
1c Onion
1c Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
1/2c Peas (Add Last hour)
1-2 cans Cream of Mushroom (I used 1)
1 can Artichokes, drained
1/3 Pesto
2 sm. Dried Bay Leaves

Canned Biscuits (I used flaky)
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add Vegis, then rest. Cook on Low 4-6 hours. Sprinkle Biscuits, well, with Grated Parmesan Cheese. Bake according to instructions. Serve Biscuit in bowl topped with Pesto Pot Pie.

OPTIONAL to skip Potatoes in Pot Pie, and SERVE OVER MASHED POTATOES… OR EVEN Oven Baked Seasoned Cubed Potatoes (Try tTt’s Potatoes or tTt’s Mashed Taters).
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Spicy LOADED Tortellini Soup

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1/2 lb. Ground Chorizo Meat, browned
4c + 1/4c Water
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 minutes, or so, add in Dried Cheese Tortellini. Cook til nice and soft.
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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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