We made it through an entire week of Crock Pot cooking! I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes. Try one, try them all. Send me a comment and let me know what you thought of them.
Here’s a recap of this past week:
And now for Day 7’s delight. I found this recipe on the LiveStrong.com website. That website is full of so many useful tips on cooking, healthy living and even green cleaning. I haven’t even scratched the surface of all it has to offer.
This recipe is only 200 calories per serving, so no guilt…unless you eat the whole batch.
- Cooking spray
- Parchment paper
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup trans fat-free margarine or butter substitute (I didn’t have this, so I used regular butter. I’m sure it added a few more calories, but it worked just fine.)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (may substitute dark chocolate chips)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Spray the Crock Pot with cooking spray, coating it thoroughly. Line the bottom of the Crock Pot with parchment paper, then spray the parchment with cooking spray.
- Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl and blend well.
- Combine evaporated milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Gently fold in the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts, if desired.
- Pour mixture into your Crock Pot, cover and cook on the low setting for 2 to 3 hours. Check the brownies after 2 hours by inserting a toothpick into the center. If toothpick comes out clean, turn off the Crock Pot and allow brownies to cool for 15 minutes.
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Today is Day 6 of my Crock Pot cooking week. I have loved it so far! Since it’s Saturday and the start of a holiday weekend, today’s recipe will feed quite a few people. I got this recipe from food.com.
Time is short, so let’s jump right in!
- 3-4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1 sweet onion, sliced however you like
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- Place chicken, onions and pepper in slow-cooker. Sprinkle spices over all. Add lime juice and stir well.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours. If chicken is frozen, cooking time may be longer.
- Serve with warm tortillas, cheese, sour cream or your favorite toppings.
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Wow! Day 5 already?! I am so excited about sharing today’s recipe with you!! My family LOVES this one. The first time I made it, my husband said he could eat it everyday and die a happy man. My son, who isn’t too crazy about meat, couldn’t get enough of it. And it’s so low-maintenance and delicious, so therefore I love to fix it! Win-win-win if you ask me.
I’ve made a few additions to the original recipe from food.com, but nothing too crazy.
So, now you’re dying to know what “it” is. Well…it’s…
- 1 (4-5 lb) beef roast, any kind
- 1 (1 1/4 oz.) package brown gravy mix, dry
- 1/2 package of dried Italian salad dressing mix (original recipe called for the whole package, but I found it too salty)
- 1 (1 1/4 oz.) package ranch dressing mix, dry
- 1/2 cup water
- 2-3 potatoes, any kind (I just use scrubbed Russet potatoes, skin and all.)
- 1/2 lb. carrots
- 1 small onion
- Place beef in crock pot.
- Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.
- Cut up potatoes, onion and carrots into bite-size portions and place around the beef.
- Pour the water around the roast.
- Cook on low for 7-9 hours.
Your house will smell amazing while this is cooking! The beef is so tender, and don’t get me started on how tasty the gravy is…OMG!! I personally think brown gravy can make anything taste good. This one is a MUST TRY & happy crock pot cooking!
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