Category Archives: SLOW COOKER RECIPES

Lentil-Sausage Soup

Lentil-Sausage Soup is an easy, delicious and hearty recipe for a slow cooker soup. Ingredients include: Spicy chicken sausage links, onion, carrots, lentils, garlic and celery. Just cut up the vegetables and throw everything in the slow cooker. NOTE: {This recipe requires a (4 or 5 quart) slow cooker}. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Lentil-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.lentil-sausage-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 (3 oz each) fully cooked,
spicy chicken sausage links, sliced (1/2″ thick)

1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 medium-size carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Meatless Sloppy Joes

Meatless Sloppy Joes (Requires a 6-Quart Slow Cooker) and is a delicious recipe for a large holiday or event crowd. This would be ideal for 4th of July, game day TV crowds, or a family reunion. Main Ingredients include: Pinto Beans, bell peppers, onion, zucchini and corn with a delicious sauce and well spiced. This is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low fat, low carbohydrates, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (10) sandwiches. Meatless Sloppy Joes will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.meatless-sloppy-joes

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-1/2 to 9-1/2 Hours + Bean Soak Time.
Equipment Required: 6 Quart Slow Cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium-size carrots, sliced
1 large white onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup dry pinto beans, soaked*,
(see soaking tip below directions)

1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 (8 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
2 Tbsp tomato paste
4 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
1 medium-size zucchini, chopped
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
3 Tbsp honey mustard
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
10 Whole Wheat hamburger buns

Beef Brisket Meal

Beef Brisket Meal is a delicious, braised beef meal recipe. This is also a Slow-Cooker recipe that includes carrots and mashed potatoes and onions with cooking juices. {You will need a 5 to 6 Quart-size slow cooker for this recipe}. It takes about (30) minutes to prepare and then cooks for (4-1/2 to 5-1/2 Hours) on HIGH or (9-11 Hours) on Low. This is a great option for any time of year and would work well for large families, guests and holidays. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) generous-size servings. Beef Brisket Meal will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.beef-brisket-meal

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-11 Hours.
Equipment Needed: a (5-6 Quart) Slow Cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (3 lb) beef brisket
6 medium-size carrots, bias-sliced in 2″ lengths (3 cups)
1 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup dry red wine or low-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup no-salt tomato paste
4 tsp quick-cooking tapioca
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups hot cooked mashed potatoes

Roast Beef Meal

Roast Beef Meal is a delicious and easy to prepare slow cooker recipe for a hearty, week night dinner. It takes only 20 minutes to prepare and (5 to 8 hours) in the slow cooker. Ingredients include: Beef, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, garlic and Italian dressing mix. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Roast Beef Meal will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.roast-beef-meal

Prep Time: 20-25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 large onions, cut into 8 wedges each
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tsp Italian salad dressing mix
(2 lb) boneless beef chuck roast
2 medium-size red bell peppers, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cold water, divided
2 medium-size zucchini, sliced 1/4″ thick
2-1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

Crockpot Italian Bread

Crockpot Italian Bread is an easy and delicious recipe for a large crowd, event or any holiday. Key Ingredients: Italian seasoning, Oregano, Rosemary and whole-wheat flour with NO-EGGS. It takes only (20) minutes to prepare and (2) hours to cook. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Crockpot Italian Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.crockpot-italian-bread

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup warm water, about 110° to 115° F.
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 (1/4 oz) package active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/8 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour