Friday, July 23, 2010

Santa Fe Chicken Burritos

These burritos were ridiculously easy and were a big hit with the whole family.

Add the following to crock-pot and set to LOW:

2 cans black beans, drained
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
2 cups of thick & chunky salsa (a 1 lb. jar)
6-8 chicken breasts or thighs, chopped

Cook for 3 hours. Then add:

8 oz. cream cheese

Cook on LOW for 1 more hour.

Serve in warmed flour tortillas.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kielbasa Sauerkraut Stew

2-1/2 lbs. red potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1-1/2 lbs. kielbasa, sliced
2 cans sauerkraut, drained & rinsed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut crosswise into rings
3 cups chicken stock
1/2 tsp caraway seed

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Place potatoes and onions in crock-pot and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Place remaining ingredients (except cheese) in crock-pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Serve sprinkled with cheese.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hawaiian Chicken

  • 6 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large cans pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 1/2 bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

Place chicken breasts, drained pineapple, and frozen broccoli in crock pot . Whisk pineapple juice, lemon juice, cornstarch, ginger, and brown sugar. Pour over chicken mixture. Cover and cook 4-5 hours on LOW.

Cook as much rice as needed for your servings. Serve over rice.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cincinnati Chili

Add the following to crock-pot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours:

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 cup chicken stock
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans, drained
1 1/2 tsp. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. cumin
1 Tbs. cocoa
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves

You will also need:

1 pkg. thin spaghetti
1 pkg. oyster crackers
cheddar cheese

Cook spaghetti in salted water until al dente. Ladle chili over spaghetti. Top with cheddar cheese and oyster crackers. Enjoy!