Crockpot Beef Enchilada Filling

Crockpot Beef Enchilada Filling

This is a very easy enchilada filling and it tastes great.  It took about 15 minutes to put together.  Cook on high for 3 hours.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn kernels, frozen or canned
1 cup Tostitos Chunky Salsa
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
1.2 dry package of taco seasoning (I used Ortega because that’s what I had)
1 (19-ounce) can Old El Paso enchilada sauce, half set aside*
4 9-inch flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 avocado, diced, for serving
1 Roma tomato, diced, for serving
chopped fresh cilantro leaves
sour cream
** Using a 19-oz can of enchilada sauce leaves enough left over to pour over the bottom of your baking dish before placing tortilla on top and enough to drizzle over the top of the enchiladas.

Instructions

In a large pot, brown ground beef and drain any excess fat.  Remove from heat.  Add to crockpot.
Add to crockpot: drained black beans, corn.
Add salsa, green chilies, taco seasoning and enchilada sauce, reserving about 1/2 cup.
Cook on high heat for about 3 hours.
When ready, you can serve it up in enchilada shells or taco shells.
Topping ideas: sour cream, chopped avocado, tomatoes, grated cheese, chopped cilantro, etc.

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Filling

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Filling

Cook on high for 3 hours.

Ingredients:

  • Place 3 thawed chicken breasts on the bottom of your greased crock pot.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of chicken bouillon over chicken.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1/2 cup Instant Rice

Mix together:

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 4-oz can chopped green chilies
  • 1-2 cups grated Monterrey Jack cheese

Add mixture to the top of the chicken and cook on high for 3 hours or until chicken is cooked.  Shred chicken and then add 1 cup instant rice to the crock pot.  Cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until rice is done.  Serve in enchilada shells.

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Crockpot cheesy spaghetti

“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.” –Dallin H. Oaks

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. dry spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 lb. Velveeta Light (2%)Cheese  (I found that half a pound is plenty)
  • 12.5 oz canned chicken breast, drained & flaked
  • 1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
  • 10 oz. can diced tomatoes & green chilies
  • 4 oz can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 med. green pepper, diced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to mix well. Cook on LOW for 1 to 2 hours, until done.  Stir again just before serving.

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (32 oz.) bag frozen hash browns
  • 1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish
  • 3/4 cup crumbled bacon, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine hash browns, cheddar cheese, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, bacon bits and cream cheese in slow cooker.Season with salt and pepper, then use a spoon to break up cream cheese and mix things together.  Place lid on slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring occasionally, or until potatoes are tender.  Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Garnish with rosemary and/or more cheddar cheese and bacon bits.

Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg and Hashbrowns

Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg and Hashbrown Casserole

Original recipe site: https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/slow-cooker-bacon-egg-hash-brown-casserole/

Ingredients

  • 20 ounce bag frozen, shredded hash browns
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 green onions, sliced thin
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking oil (to lightly coat slow cooker)

Directions

Lightly grease your slow cooker with cooking oil. Layer half of the hash browns into the bottom of crock pot and top it with half the bacon, half the cheese, and one-third of the green onions. Set aside some bacon and green onion for garnish and then repeat with a second layer of hash brown, bacon, cheese and onion.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper and slowly pour over top. Cook until eggs are set, approximately 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low. Sprinkle remaining bacon and onions on top and serve immediately, with or without hot sauce.

 

Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. –Martha Washington

 Recipe Source, click here
Makes 8 servings
 
· 3 lbs. russet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cubed
· 1½ cups water
· 2 garlic cloves, peeled
· 1 bay leaf
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 3 tablespoons butter
· ½ cup warmed buttermilk
· 2 tablespoons fresh or freeze-dried chives
· Salt and pepper to taste
1. Place potatoes, water, garlic, bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon salt in slow-cooker.
2. Cover and cook on LOW for 4–6 hours, or until potatoes are tender.
3. Drain potatoes and discard the bay leaf and garlic cloves.
4. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the potatoes. Stir in the butter and buttermilk.
5. Stir in the chives and salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

Recipe source, click here – ldsliving.com

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• Salt and pepper
• 1 cup honey
• ½ cup soy sauce
• ½ cup diced onion
• ¼ cup ketchup
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
• 4 teaspoons cornstarch
• 6 tablespoons water
• Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken breasts lightly with salt and pepper; place in slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic, and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low 3 to 4 hours or on high 1½ to 2½ hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken from slow cooker, leaving sauce in ceramic insert. Dissolve cornstarch in water and pour into slow cooker. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high 10 more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

This is the chili I made for the gender reveal get together.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans undrained
  • 2 (15.5 oz) can kidney beans undrained
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15.5 oz) corn, drained
  • 2 (10 oz) cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chili peppers
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream

Combine the above ingredients and then add the chicken.  Press chicken down into the ingredients until it is covered.

Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in.

Top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, grated cheese or whatever else you like.

Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake

I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. — P. G. Wodehouse

This isn’t a gourmet recipe but it does have it’s charms.  I got this Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake recipe today from a friend.  This recipe takes 2 to 2 1/2 hours to cook in your slow cooker.

I’m sure you could substitute cherries or peaches with a yellow cake mix.

Ingredients:

Two 20-ounce cans of apple pie filling

1 box of spice cake mix

2 sticks of butter (each stick is 4 ounces)

Directions:

Empty the canned filling into your slow cooker.  Spread the cake mix over the pie filling. Place the two sticks of butter on top of the cake mix.  Place the lid onto your slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  Scoop the pie mixture out into a bowl and top it with vanilla ice-cream.  Mm.

Here’s the video link:

Crock Pot Potatoes

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Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
–C.S. Lewis

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • aluminum foil
  • Topping ideas: sour cream, fresh chives, bacon bits, broccoli, cheese
Directions:

Wash and scrub potatoes until clean. Dry thoroughly. When dry, pierce the potatoes with a fork and then wrap them in aluminum foil.

Can cook potatoes on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.