Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe

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This is a great recipe that is sure to warm up a cold winter’s night. I served this dish with pasta which reminded a lot of chicken and spaghetti, and because it is cooked in the slow cooker, it freed up a lot of time so I could get some early Christmas shopping done.

This Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe is simple and requires very little prep time.

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Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 5 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms (8 ounces – sliced)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • ¼ cup Merlot
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • You choice of cooked pasta (I used spaghetti)
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker and then place the chicken thighs on top.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the tomato paste, Merlot, tapioca, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over the chicken, cover, and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Serve over pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Note: ¼ cup chicken broth can be used in place of the Merlot.

 

Slow Cooker Tasty Pork Ribs Recipe

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Tender and delicious these Slow Cooker Tasty Pork Ribs are the perfect solution to free up some time if you have a busy day coming up. They take 7 – 8 hours to cook on low or 4 – 5 hours on high. The original recipe calls for bone in ribs but the local market had boneless on sale so I went that route. In short use whatever you have available.

Slow Cooker Tasty Pork Ribs Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 8 country style pork ribs
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients except for the ribs in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the ribs in the slow cooker and roll in the sauce to coat.
  2. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 or until ribs are fork tender.
  3. Remove ribs to a serving platter and serve topped with the sauce. Can also serve sauce over rice or noodles.

Adapted from tasteofhome cookbook.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

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This slow cooker pork chops recipe requires very little prep time and takes long enough to cook so you can get some things done instead of spending a lot of time preparing supper. The original recipe calls for garlic and chili paste but I used chili garlic sauce in place of those ingredients.

If you want to free up some time give this one a try; the pork chops are so tender you can cut them with a fork: Enjoy

Slow Cooker Pork Chops
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce – or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 – 3 pounds boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • (Cooked rice or hash browns – optional)
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In the slow cooker mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic sauce, pepper, and salt until well combined.
  2. Place the chops in the slow cooker and roll them in the mixture to coat.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or until fork tender. (4 -5 hours on high)
  4. Mix together the cornstarch and water, remove chops to a serving platter and lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.
  5. Serve sauce over chops with rice or hash browns.

To see the original recipe go to Blogchef.net

Slow-Cooker Santa Fe Country Ribs

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This Slow-Cooker Santa Fe Country Ribs is a great dish to serve over rice and because it is prepared in the slow cooker the pork ribs are super tender. If you like Mexican cuisine give this ribs recipe a try. This is a simple recipe that requires almost no prep time and takes care of it self once the slow cooker is turned on; Enjoy

Slow-Cooker Santa Fe Country Ribs
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs ( I used bone – in because that is what I had on hand)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup thick and chunky salsa
  • ¾ cup chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • rice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients together in the slow cooker except for the ribs.
  2. Work ribs into the salsa mixture in the slow cooker, cover, and cook for 8 – 9 hours on low or 4 – 5 hours on high or until ribs are tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker, spoon off any excess fat, and serve sauce over over the ribs and rice.

 

 

Adapted from BettyCrocker.com

Slow Cooker Chuck Steak with Mushrooms and Onion For Two

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They had chuck steak on sale at the local market so I decided to put this slow Cooker Chuck Steak with Mushrooms and Onion For Two on tonight’s super menu. This is a simple recipe that requires very little prep time, and the gravy is delicious server over mashed potatoes.

You can free up your day by cooking this recipe on low which takes it about 6-7 hours to cook, or if you want to speed things up a little bit 4-5 hours on high.

Slow Cooker Chuck Steak with Mushrooms and Onion For Two
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion (cut in half and sliced about ½ inch thick)
  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms (sliced thin)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons instant tapioca
  • 2 chuck steaks (¾ to 1inch thick about 1 pound total)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large microwavable bowl mix together the onion, mushrooms, oil, sugar, garlic, and thyme. Microwave for 5 minutes or until vegetables or softened.
  2. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the onion mixture in the slow cooker and mix in the beef broth and soy sauce. Salt and pepper the steaks and work them into the onion mixture.
  3. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4-5 or until steak is tender.
  4. Remove steaks and spoon off any excess fat from the gravy. Serve gravy over steaks and mashed potatoes.

Adapted from Cooks Country Cooking for 2

 

Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs

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This Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs recipe is very easy to put together requiring almost no prep time, but 7-8 hours in the slow cooker freeing up a lot of time to enjoy a your day. I added 2 teaspoons of instant tapioca to the recipe to thicken the sauce.

Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds country style pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons instant tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Spray slow cooker lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all the spices, onion and tapioca together in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the ribs in the slow cooker and turn to coat.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until ribs are melt in your mouth tender.

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Adapted from Allrecipies.com

Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with Smoked Turkey Sausage

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This is a great one dish recipe if you want to free up some time. There is very little prep time and once it’s in the slow cooker it will take care of itself until supper time.

This recipe uses salsa as one of the ingredients, I used mild, but if you want to turn up the heat a little bit use medium or hot.

Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with Smoked Turkey Sausage
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 package smoked turkey sausage (12-16 ounces cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 can kidney beans (16 ounces drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can black beans (16 ounces drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can great northern beans (16 ounces drained and rinsed)
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • 1 ½ cups salsa
  • 1 large green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Teaspoon ground cumin
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are done and sausage is cooked through.
  2. Serve hot.

Adapted from tasteofhome Slow Cooker cookbook

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe for Two

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This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe for Two has very little prep time and doesn’t require many ingredients.

You can have the pork in the slow cooker , ready to cook, in a matter of minutes.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe for Two
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound boneless county style ribs
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour the broth into the slow cooker and add the bacon.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Rub the seasoning mixture into the ribs and arrange them into the broth in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook until pork is tender. 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  5. Remove pork from the slow cooker, let cool slightly, and pull apart into bite size pieces using a fork.
  6. Pour broth into a fat separator and reserve ½ cup of the broth. Mix together the broth and the BBQ sauce. Place the pork back into the slow cooker and gradually mix in the BBQ sauce mixture to desired consistency. (I used all the sauce with a little over a pound of pork)

Adapted from Cooks Country Cooking for Two Cookbook.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili for Two

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If you’re cooking for two, and in the mood for chili, but you want to get away from the red meat give this Slow Cooker Turkey Chili for Two recipe a try.

By slow cooking the turkey on low the turkey burger stays nice and moist and the flavors blend perfectly.  If you are cooking for more people just double the recipe.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili for Two
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey (not ground turkey breast)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 can pinto beans (15 ounces drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle in adobo sauce
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the turkey, chili powder, tomato paste, garlic, and cumin in a large skillet over medium high heat stirring and breaking the turkey into chunks as it cooks; cook until no longer pink inside.
  2. Place the burger mix into a slow cooker lightly sprayed with cooking spray and mix in the beans, tomato sauce, chipotle chili, and tomatoes. Season with ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Cook covered 4 hours on low. (cooking on low keeps the turkey moist)
  4. Serve hot garnished with the cheese.

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Adapted from Cooks Country Cooking for Two

Slow Cooker Sirloin Steak Tip Stew for Two

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Sirloin steak makes an almost perfect stew meat. This Sirloin Steak Tip Stew is a delicious combination of flavors and is very simple to put together. There is very little prep time so you can have it in the slow cooker quickly, and go about your business for the day.

Slow Cooker Sirloin Steak Tip Stew for Two
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 ounces small red potatoes (skin on cut into about 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 carrots (cut into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon instant tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound sirloin steak tips (cut into 1 ½ inch pieces)
  • ⅔ cup frozen peas (I forgot to put the peas in the dish when I prepared it, and it was still super good, so I will list the peas as optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the oil, tomato paste, garlic, and thyme. Microwave for about 1 minute stirring occasionally; pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
  3. Mix in the beef broth, potatoes, carrots, tapioca, soy sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Mix the meat into the mixture, cover, and cook on low for 6 – 7 hours or until meat is tender. (4 – 5 hours on high)
  5. Using a large spoon scoop any excess fat off the top. Add the peas and let sit for about 5 minutes for peas to get heated through.
  6. Serve hot.

Adapted from Cooks Country Cooking for Two Cookbook