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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Recipe Type: Slow Cooker
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Serves: 8
“This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup with a Mexican flair. Teenagers love it. Serve topped with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Make sure you adjust the amount of chile peppers if you’re sensitive about spicy foods.”
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, choppedv
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Place the ground beef, onion, chili beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers and taco seasoning mix in a slow cooker. Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.

 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Recipe Type: Slow Cooker
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Serves: 8 servings
“You can call this soup or chili, but either way it is wonderful! This recipe is also very adaptable to your personal taste. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if you like. I hope you enjoy!”
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • crushed tortilla chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
  2. Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.

 

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Sandra's Chili Con Carne

Author: Sandra Trumpfheller
This was the perfect treat for a cold winter’s day!
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • Garlic Clove (or powder to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Cans Tomato Sauce **
  • 2 Cans Chopped Tomatoes **
  • ** or any combination
  • 2 Cans Beef Broth*
  • * if too runny, can thicken with instant potatoes or corn meal
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Cans beans, drained (kidney, black, etc — whatever you favor)
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and onions, add all ingredients into pot, boil and then bring to simmer.
  2. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and fresh bread.

 

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Sloppy Joes Sandwiches

Author: Greg Trumpfheller
One of my favorite quick meals, goes with anything!!!
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Water**
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons prepare mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • hamburger buns
  • **For a more tangier taste, I use some vinegar instead of water; but not the whole 1/4 cups worth
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Serve on buns.

 

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Crock Pot Pork Chops

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First attempt at Crock Pot Pork Chops with potatoes and green beans.   Used Italian dressing on the chops,  salt and pepper on the potatoes,  and butter and salt on the green beans.   Tasted really really delicious.   Learning points:  thicker chops,  more vegetables,  maybe a touch more marinade.

Sandra liked it too!!!

See recipe below. ….

Complete Pork Chop Dinner in a Crockpot
Recipe Type: Slow Cooker
Author: Multiple Sources (but Greg pieced them together!)
Awesome flavor, meet just feel of the bone and melted in my mouth. Delicious!!
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 bottle of BBQ or Seasoning Sauce (I used Italian Salad Dressing)
  • 8-10 baby gold or small red potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • butter
  • salt
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place pork chops into the bottom of your crockpot.
  2. Pour 3/4 to 1 cup of your sauce over pork chops (I will use more next time!)
  3. Take a sheet of foil and top over the pork chops.
  4. Spritz the top with either cooking oil or Pam.
  5. Place a layer of potatoes on the foil and season to taste.
  6. Add another layer of foil and cover the potatoes tightly to form a seal (this will allow the potatoes to steam).
  7. Place the vegetables on top of the foil, add butter and seasoning, and then place the lid on tight.
  8. Do not open the lid.
  9. Cook for 6-7 hours on low.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

 

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17:02, 20 Sep 2017
A slight chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

17:02, 20 Sep 2017
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

17:02, 20 Sep 2017
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light northeast wind.