31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Southern Beef Stew

Nothing says cold weather comfort food like a beef stew made in the slow cooker. And there are so many ways that you can make this classic meal! Today’s offering has a bit of a southern flair to it for something a little bit different. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Southern Beef Stew”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Smoked Sausage and Bean Cassoulet

A cassoulet is similar to a casserole, only it is a slow-cooked dish with meat and beans. The idea came to us from France. And I’m all about a nice filling dish with lots of protein in it. This one has a nice variety of pork products and beans in it and really is a great comfort food for the middle of winter.  Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Smoked Sausage and Bean Cassoulet”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak is one of my all-time favorite meals! I always had my mom buy it for me in those frozen dinners. (Okay, and I still get it on occasion as a frozen dinner as an adult.) I also loved it when my family would make it from scratch. Here’s a great way to make it in your slow cooker for even better flavor. You can even take advantage of sales, stock up on the beef, and make the patties ahead of time to freeze for when you’re ready to finish. I love mine on mashed potatoes, but other options are also great. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Salisbury Steak

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 packet dry au jus mix
  • 3/4 cup water

How to make Salisbury Steak

  1. Combine the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and milk in a large bow.
  2. Mix them together with your hands and form 8 patties.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet.
  4. Roll the patties in the flour and brown them in the hot skillet.
  5. Brown both sides, then move them to the slow cooker. You can stack them as needed to get all 8 in there.
  6. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over the meat.
  7. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  8. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or noodles.

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31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Slow Roasted Chicken With Vegetables

Chicken is consistently one of my favorite meals. It is such a versatile meat that complements so many flavors in dishes and can be made so many ways. I love the taste of roasted chicken and love it with vegetables. This particular recipe slow roasts the chicken all day with three of my favorite vegetables for some of my favorite flavors. If you actually have some leftover, you could use it for chicken salad or a soup the next day. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Slow Roasted Chicken With Vegetables”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Pizza

For me, the best part of the pizza is all of the toppings. I can take or leave the crust, both for taste and other reasons. So if you’re like me and want to enjoy all of that yummy, gooey pizza flavor, make this layered goodness in your slow cooker for a meal as easy as ordering out! Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Pizza”