We have seen having some cooler weather here in Gainesville, but who knows how long it will last! Some things that are are always reliable and delicious are slow cooker recipes! No mater if the weather outside is hot or cold, a tasty meal made in your slow cooker will make the holiday season easy! Here are two of our favorite slow cooker recipes from Giggle Magazine!
BLACK BEAN SOUP
Submitted by Bilinda Rountree
- One pound dried black beans, rinsed
- Two boxes liquid chicken or veggie broth
- Two Spanish diced onions
- One fresh clove of garlic, minced
- One teaspoon cumin
- One teaspoon dried cilantro
Place all ingredients in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours on high. Serve with sour cream, diced fresh tomatoes and cilantro.
Submitted by Theresa Burau Baehr
- 3⁄4 pound ground beef
- 3⁄4 cup shoestring or thinly sliced carrots
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3⁄4 cup chopped onions
- 4 cups diced and peeled potatoes
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups cubed yellow cheese
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef and put in slow cooker (or place frozen precooked ground beef in slow cooker). Melt butter in the microwave and stir in flour. Add flour mixture and remaining ingredients, except for carrots and sour cream. Cook on high for two hours, then reduce to low and cook for two more hours, putting carrots in slow cooker for the last hour. Before serving, stir in sour cream. chopped onions from the grocer’s freezer section are great.)
For a thicker sauce or gravy, dredge meat in flour before adding to your slow cooker.
Add dairy products, such as sour cream, during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Easy conversion! One hour on high equals roughly 2 hours on low.
Meats and firm vegetables should go on the bottom layer. They will cook faster and be more tender.