Saturday, September 29, 2012

Slow cooker recipes by request

I have comments that people want slow cooker recipes.


1 pound ground beef,defatted
1onion, chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
2T chili sauce
1 T. W sauce
1T mustard
1 T vinegar


Combine all ingredients in the slowcooker. Cook on low 4 a 5 hours.

Good hamburger is 2.50 cents a pound ar Safeways ( net). It is buy 1, Get 1.
I will make meatloaf, taco meat, meatballs and beef crumbles. The meatloaf will be cooked in a meatloaf pan so that the fat drains as it cooks, I will defat the tacos and the crumbles. I cook meatballs on a 1/4 sheet pan with a rack above it so that the fat drains. I am already using low fat hamburger. It should be fairly healthy; defatting low far hamburger makes less than boneless skinless chicken breast.

Vinegar is about two bucks a gallon at Costco. It lasts a long time and you can use it for cleaning as well. Nasturshim vinegar is really good. It has a peppery taste.

Chili sauce is at the dollar store, I believe.

Hamburger buns are sometimes free at the bakery outlet if you buy the months bread products. Stick to the bread products, the other products often are not a bargain.

I either get ketchup at the dollar store, or when it is a dollar om sale.


2 - 15 oz cans of black beans, undrained
2 cans diced tomatoes, Mexican flavored if possible.
1cup salsa
chopped jalapeƱo peppers, chopped to taste
1 can tomato sauce ( or tomato paste and water to equal the 14 ounces.

Chicken cubes, cooked, grated cheese, tortilla chips

1) dump first five ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir. Cook on low for 8 hours.
2) turn cooker to high and add cooked chicken. Cook until chicken is warm. Do not over- stir so that your chicken gets stringy.Top with grated cheese and tortilla chips.


Roast off a chicken when you get it for a buck a pound. You should never buy a whole chicken that is less than 3 pounds. More like 4 or 5 is better. Under that you are paying for too much bone, and not enough meat.Have one " Sunday dinner" from the chicken breast. Cut off the wings, legs, and thighs for another meal.Cut chunks out of whatever is left from the breast. You can use them for chicken tetrezini, pot pie, soup, pizza, or tacos.

Tortilla chips are on sale often, or you can fry them on a little oil or brush them in oil and bake them.Check the food network for directions.

I am using pickled jalapeƱos at the moment. I am still trying to come up with chillies that are under 1.29 a four ounce can. It is one of those things that you can splurge on and make two meals out of it I suppose. For now, I am substituting until I find a solution.


2-3 pound of chuck roast or steak. Cubed.
1 pkg dry onion soup mix
1can cola

1) dump meat and mix and cola in slow cooker.
2) cook on low 8-10 hours.
3) shred meat with a fork.
4) serve on buns.

NOTE: onion soup mix recipe is on a current post.
You could also put carrots and potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker before you layer the other ingredients and use it as a stew.serve with a crusty bread.
I have been putting butter, micro-planed hard cheese and parsley on French bread and heating it wrapped in foil in the oven.

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