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Category: Quick Dinners or Crock Pot

Sloppy Joe Pulled Pork Sliders

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pulled pork sloppy joe sliders

This recipe is so easy. I would definitely suggest this for busy parents on the run, quick Crock Pot meals…

This is also our Super Bowl feature food of the day.

You can not have a tailgate party without Pulled Pork? This recipe will easily make 12-15 sliders. Traditionally you would use Pork Butt, but not in this recipe.

pork tenderloin 1

sloppy joe can of sauce 14.5 oz.

water 1/8 cup

salt and pepper to taste

Franks Red Hot Sauce 1-2 tablespoons, depending on your like for spice.

Package of Slider Rolls. Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are great or Potato Rolls. Set it and forget it.

Place the above ingredients in Crock Pot on fast setting for 4 hours. At the 3 and 1/2 hour mark, use a fork and pull pork so it breaks up and soaks in the sauce… Yummy and so easy!

Enjoy, Jason

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Crock Pot

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This is really good and can be a complete dinner!!! Give it a try, pretty simple too.

water 10 cups

chicken bouillon cubes 6

beef bouillon cubes 4

can of Goya Chiles Chipotles 7 oz.

can of black beans 15.5 oz.

garlic bulbs 3

raw chicken breasts 2

celery 2 sticks

onion 1/2

carrot peeled 1

red bell pepper 1/2 diced fine

green bell pepper 1/2 diced fine

green onion 2 sliced both white and green

salt and pepper taste

parboiled rice 1/2 cup

cumin 1/2 teaspoon

paprika 1/2 teaspoon

chili powder 1/2 teaspoon

garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon

onion powder 1/2 teaspoon

cilantro 1 teaspoon

flour tortillas cut in half and julienned

Add water to the Crock Pot and bouillon cubes. Add 2 chicken breasts. (rinse first) Add all seasonings and set Crock Pot to fast mode for 4 hours.

In a food processor add your can of Chipotle Peppers, cut carrots, cut celery, chopped onion, garlic and process. Process fine. Example below. Add all of this to Crock Pot.

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At the 3 hour mark. Take chicken out. Add black beans, rice, diced pepper, and green onions.  Cut/Shred Chicken and add back to the Crock Pot. Let soup finish for the final hour.

Prep your tortilla strips by cutting flour tortillas. Example below. 15 minutes before soup is ready deep fry strips and lightly season with salt. You can buy them in the store already done if you want.

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When soup is finished add a dollop of sour cream and garnish with green onion and crispy tortillas. Its spicy, enjoy! Jason

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crock Pot Simple Swedish Meatballs

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floured swedish meatballs

This is not by any means an Authentic Swedish Meatball Recipe. This files under Fast Crock Pot Meals for family’s on the run during the week with there kids… 2 Parts.

Sauce:

beef broth 1 can 14.5 oz.

heavy cream 1 cup

Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon

granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon

parsley 1 teaspoon

pepper 1/2 teaspoon

In a Crock Pot add all ingredients and place warmer on fast for 3 hours.

Meatballs:

beef chop meat 1 pound (Traditionally its mixed with beef and pork, I am only using beef)

Lipton Onion Soup Mix 1 envelope

allspice 1/2 teaspoon

nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon

egg 1

bread crumbs 1/4 cup

pepper taste

granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon

flour for coating meatballs 1/4 cup

Place chop meat in a mixing bowl. Add cracked egg, envelope of Lipton Soup Mix, bread crumbs, spices, and seasonings. No salt added to both recipe’s because the Lipton Soup Mix will add plenty. Mix well by hand and form meatballs 1 inch in diameter. Coat each meatball with flour. Roll them gently on a floured plate. Example in the above picture. This flour will act as the roux and will help thicken the sauce. Every hour stir meatballs around to dissolve the flour. Serve over Egg Noodles. This Rocked the House tonight, so easy, Enjoy!

fast swedish meatballs

Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew

 

crock pot beef stew

Ok Mom’s and Dad’s on the run with work and kids in sports during the week. This recipe is so easy and as Mr. Ronco said, set it and forget it…

beef stew meat 1.5 to 2 pounds (I prefer chuck)

envelope of dry beef gravy mix

beef broth can 14.5 oz.

salt and pepper taste

water 1/2 cup

corn starch slurry 2 tablespoons corn starch mixed with warm water

potatoes peeled and diced 3-4

carrots peeled and sliced 2-3

celery sticks washed and sliced 2-3

onion 1/2 chopped rustic (large)

egg noodles optional for serving

Add cut beef to crock pot. Pour envelope of beef gravy mix on top. Season with salt and pepper for taste. Mix with a spoon coating all the beef. Add vegetables, water, and can of beef broth. Set crock pot on fast for 4 hours. Add cornstarch slurry and mix with wooden spoon. In 4 hours serve over egg noodles, optional. Enjoy!

Fast Creamy Chicken Crock Pot Meal

Chicken Crock

This is as easy as it gets… and so yummy!!!!

whole chicken raw 1.5 to 2.5 pounds

1 can condensed cream of chicken 10.5 oz.

1 can condensed cream of celery 10.5 oz.

water 2 cans

olive oil to drizzle on chicken

salt and pepper taste

parsley 1 teaspoon

season salt 1/2 teaspoon

onion powder 1/2 teaspoon

granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon

Italian seasonings 1/2 teaspoon

In an empty Crock Pot add both cans of condensed soup and 2 cans of water. Place rinsed Chicken on top. Drizzle Chicken with olive oil lightly. Season with herbs and seasonings. Cook for 6 hours on low. When Chicken is done pull Chicken breast meat off the bone. Place whole legs and thighs on your serving dish with pulled chicken. Add Chicken gravy to top and serve over rice or egg noodles. Enjoy!

Chicken Crock Pot

Fast Orange Chicken recipe…

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This recipe has been going around on the Internet lately. I’ve used the three main ingredients and put my own spin on the rest… I have never actually seen the recipe, my wife told me a friend made it, and it was only 3 ingredients. This meal was done in less than 30 minutes.

butter 2 tablespoons

garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

orange marmalade 6 oz.

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce 1/8 cup

soy sauce 1/8 cup

pepper taste (orange sauce)

raw chicken breast 1 1/2 pounds cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

salt and pepper taste

flour to coat chicken

You will need to heat your deep fryer to 350 degrees or make your own on top of the stove. Clean Chicken and season with salt and pepper. Coat well with flour. In a small pot on medium heat add butter and garlic. Before garlic burns add soy sauce. Lower heat to low. Add BBQ sauce and Orange Marmalade and mix well until sauce is made. Keep warm. Fry your chicken pieces to 165 internal degrees. Drain excess oil from cooked Chicken pieces using paper towel. Add sauce and chicken to a mixing bowl and toss. Place in a serving dish.

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Serve with sticky rice and vegetable. Enjoy!

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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

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Sports nights we need quick meals when we get home… So I’ve started an easy stuffed pepper crock pot meal for tomorrow night. I will cool it and place it in the refrigerator. Tomorrow before wrestling I will put it on low for two hours to heat it up. Dinner will be ready when we get home.

beef chop meat 1 and 1/2 pounds

onion soup mix 1 envelope

salt and pepper taste

raw rice 1/3 cup

egg 1

ketchup 1/3 cup

bread crumbs 1/3 cup

green peppers 4 sliced in half cleaned

condensed tomato soup 2 cans 10.75 oz.

water 3 cups

parsley 1 teaspoon

onion powder 1 teaspoon

Italian seasonings 1/2 teaspoon

egg noodles 8 oz.

In a crock pot add two cans of condensed tomato soup and 3 cups of water. Set on high for 4 hours. Add onion powder and parsley. Clean the peppers and take all the guts out. Cut each in half so you have 8 halves.

Add chop meat into a mixing bowl. Add raw rice, salt, pepper, onion soup mix, Italian seasonings, egg, ketchup, and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly. Stuff all peppers equally and place in crock pot. Cook 4 hours and cool before refrigerating. Before leaving the house for wrestling I will set on low in the crock pot for 2 hours. After 2 hours it will stay on keep warm. Boil half a bag of egg noodles when you get home and serve. Fast and easy. You can do everything the same day as well. Enjoy!

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Quick Meatloaf Recipe

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Fast recipes for busy family’s…

chop meat 1.5 pound

onion soup mix package 1

egg 1

ketchup 2/3 cup (1/3 of cup for the topping)

bread crumbs 1/4 cup

parmesan grated cheese 1/8 cup

salt and pepper taste

milk 1 tablespoon

BBQ sauce 1/3 cup

Add chop meat to mixing bowl. Add egg, 1/3 cup ketchup, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix by hand. Form a long log and place on sprayed baking pan.

In a small mixing bowl add left over ketchup and BBQ sauce. Whisk together. Add to top of meatloaf. Cook 35-40 on 350 degrees. Fast and delicious. Enjoy!

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Chicken Rice- Fast Family recipe for busy nights.

Easy Chicken and Rice for Busy Nights with Kids:

 

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Easy Chicken and Rice for Busy Nights

2.5 pounds raw chicken breast cut in cubes

2 cups par boiled rice

4 cups water

 

garlic minced 1 tablespoon

3 chicken bouillon cubes

 

1 beef bouillon cube

olive oil 1/8 cup

salt taste

pepper taste

garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon

onion powder 1/2 teaspoon

water 4 cups

dry parsley 1 tablespoon

yellow coloring (Badia seasonings) 1 tablespoon

prep to finish- 45 minutes

Add olive oil to large sautee pan. When hot add raw chicken breast, garlic, rice, and seasonings. Sautee before any burning. Chicken should look par cooked. Add Water and Simmer. 30 minutes or less. When rice is cooked dish is finished….

 

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