Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe

This Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe has a good blend of flavors and like most slow cooker recipes there is not much prep time involved. One of the things I like about making soup in the slow cooker is that it is almost impossible to overcook it. If you get tied up on something and can’t get back to the slow cooker on time, the soup just gets better. This is a mildly seasoned recipe with a little bit of a bite from the cayenne pepper. Thyme is the dominant spice in this recipe, so if you don’t care for that seasoning, you may want to decrease the amount a little bit. I prepared the recipe as written and enjoyed a good hot bowl of soup on a winter’s night.

If you want to warm up your night a little bit get this Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe into the slow cooker in the morning, and by night time, you will have hot soup ready to go on the table. Enjoy

Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main-Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1-2 inch pieces)
  • 1 package frozen okra (10 ounces-thawed)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups reduced sodium tomato juice
Instructions
  1. In a slow-cooker, combine the chicken and all remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

 

This Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe has a good blend of flavors and like most slow cooker recipes there not much prep time involved. One of the things I like about making soup in the slow cooker is that it is almost impossible to overcook it. If you get tied up on something and can’t get back to the slow cooker on time, the soup just gets better. This is a mildly seasoned recipe with a little bit of a bite from the cayenne pepper. Thyme is the dominant spice in this recipe, so if you don’t care for that seasoning, you may want to decrease the amount a little bit. I prepared the recipe as written and enjoyed a good hot bowl of soup on a winter’s night. If you want to warm up your night a little bit get this Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe into the slow cooker in the morning, and by night time, you will have hot soup ready to go on the table. Enjoy Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe

Quick Chili Recipe

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Quick Chili Recipe

Here in Upper Michigan the temperatures our just terrible this week. We have single digits for daytime highs that are barely above zero and wind chills going in to the 30-40 below zero range. This put the family in the mood for chili real fast.

There is no doubt that the best way to make chili is by allowing it to simmer for a long period of time; but sometimes, time does not allow for that. This Quick Chili Recipe is pretty basic and seasoned almost perfectly for my taste. I don’t like a lot of heat in my chili and this recipe does not have cayenne pepper as one of the ingredients so it’s pretty mild. If you like your chili on the hot side add some cayenne pepper to taste.

The next time you are in the mood for chili and don’t have the time to spend hours cooking it give this Quick Chili Recipe a try. It’s really good.

Quick Chili Recipe
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried Oregano Leaves
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans (15 ounces drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14½ ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped-optional)
  • Shredded cheddar for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet brown the burger, and onion, until burger is no longer pink inside. Drain if needed.
  2. In a large kettle or Dutch oven mix together the burger, green pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce and all the seasoning.
  3. Bring the chili to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the green pepper is tender.
  4. Garnish with Shredded cheddar

 

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe

I didn’t know it was soup month until after I decided to cook and post this recipe; just thought I would mention it. I just love the taste of barley in beef vegetable soup. It thickens the soup up and has a great taste and the beef  is so tender it just melts in your mouth. Prepare this Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe before you head out in the cold in the morning and you will come home to a hardy and hot bowl of Beef Barley Soup. Enjoy

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon canola
  • 1 14-1/2 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2\3 cups medium pearl barley
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1\2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1\2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
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  2. Brown meat in the oil over medium heat.
  3. In a 5 quart slow cooker combine all the ingredients and stir in the meat.
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  5. Cook 8 to 10 hours on low or until meat is tender.

 

 

Beef Stew Recipe

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 Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is one of my Family’s favorites this time of the year. This Beef Stew recipe is a little time consuming but well worth it. It cooks slow witch blends the flavors very well. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth. On the next cold winter day give this recipe a try. It will quickly become one of your favorites.

Beef Stew Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb cubed beef stew meat
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 carrot, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery, with a few minced leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • 3½ cups beef broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 large onions, diced
Instructions
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  2. Put flour, salt and pepper in a large Ziploc bag.
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  4. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven.
  5. Place meat in bag with the flour and shake until well coated.
  6. Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil and stir until slightly
  7. browned, Add remaining flour from the bag and the finely chopped onion.
  8. Stir until well browned.
  9. Add finely chopped carrot, finely chopped celery, dried parsley, thyme and beef broth
  10. Cover and cook over low heat for 1½ hours (stirring every 15 minutes).
  11. Add diced potatoes, carrots, and onions, cook for another 45 minutes or until vegetables are done.

 

 

Crock Pot Chili Recipe

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It amazes me how much the supermarket charges for Chili seasoning mix. Don’t pay the price, make your own for a fraction of the cost.
Cooler weather closed in on us here so the whole family was in the mood for chili. This recipe is on the mild side if you follow the directions. If you want to turn up the heat just add more cayenne pepper. This is a simple Crock Pot Chili recipe and makes a great supper on a cold day. Just store the extra seasoning for the next time you make Chili. Enjoy
Crock Pot Chili Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooking
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • Seasoning Mix
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Ingredients for Chili
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion- sliced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans
  • 2 Tablespoons seasoning mix- or to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix together seasoning mix.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  3. In a skillet, brown the ground beef and drain.
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  5. In Crock-Pot, add onion and 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix. add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and kidney beans.
  6. Stir together.
  7. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
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