Category: Main Dishes

CrockPot Lasagna

Posted by: Lacy   May 8th, 2012 · 0 Comments Facebook Pin It
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All the ingredients, except the sauce!

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Cooked noodles, but if you use white noodles you could get away with not cooking them first if you increase the sauce by 2 cups

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First layer of noodles and mother pasta sauce (click to see the recipe)

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1/2 of the cream cheese mixture

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Topped with Cheddar

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After bubbling away for three hours, this is yum!

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Looks good enough to eat

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This is one meal you will make over and over again!  If you make the Mother Pasta Sauce, ahead of time, this will be a quick put together recipe for you! Next time I would probably use a sling, created with aluminum foil for easy removal. You can add, change or omit what ever cheeses your family prefers. This is one meal you can make all your own!  If you want try and use a crockpot sling for this recipe that would be okay and help the lasagna stay together upon removal!

CrockPot Lasagna
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Recipe type: Main
Author: Lacy Engels
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 15 mins
Serves: 8
Try this comfort meal in your slow cooker. Put it together and let it go!
Ingredients
  • One package of whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 6 cups of Mother Pasta Sauce
  • 2 cups of 2% Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 8oz package of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook lasagna noodles accordng to package directions
  2. Place a small amount of sauce on the bottom of crock
  3. Layer in noodles followed by sauce
  4. Puree the cottage cheese and cream cheese together
  5. Place 1/2 the cream cheese mixture on top of the sauce
  6. Repeat above process
  7. Add the cheddar cheese on top

 

CrockPot Pasta Sauce

Posted by: Lacy   May 4th, 2012 · 0 Comments Facebook Pin It
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CrockPot Pasta Sauce
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Recipe type: Main Meal
Author: Lacy Engels
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 hours
Total time: 5 hours 5 mins
Serves: 10
This versatile sauce can be used in spaghetti, lasagna, and even pizza! The possibilities are endless.
Ingredients
  • 8 15oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 jars of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 tbs of dried oregano
  • 2 tbs of dried basil
  • 1tbs of thyme
  • 1 tbs of onion powder
  • 1 tbs of dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1lb of ground beef
  • 1 pound of light life veggie crumbles
  • 1 cup of frozen onions
  • 1 cup of frozen green peppers
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 packages of mushrooms
  • 1 squash
  • 1 tbs of oil
  • 1 tbs of salt halved
Instructions
  1. Turn crockpot on High
  2. Empty all cans and jars of sauce into crock
  3. Add in seasonings
  4. Press or mince garlic and add it in
  5. Stir to combine
  6. Add in brown sugar and stir
  7. Lastly add in salt
  8. Let mixture cook for 4-6 hrs on high
  9. Stir occasionally and depending on your crock you may need to adjust the temp to low for the last two hours.
  10. In a food processor, or you can leave them chunky add in squash, zucchini and mushrooms, Using the shredding disk shred all the veggies
  11. Add in onions and peppers and all veggies with oil
  12. Saute until soft and add in meat and veggie crumbles
  13. Cook until ground beef is completely cooked through
  14. Add meat into the sauce.

The tomatoes

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Adding in the spices

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Shredded veggies

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Softened veggies and cooked meat, perfect way to get your husband and kids to eat veggies!

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I had to remove 2 cups of sauce to add in meat. (reserve sauce for pizza later)

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Mmmmm Spaghetti

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Freeze leftovers for quick lunches!

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Store in freezer once frozen.

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This sauce is so versatile! You can do anything you want with it, I would make this over and over again. This was probably the best sauce i have ever made, it was so darn good!

 

CrockPot Mongolian Beef

Posted by: Lacy   May 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments Facebook Pin It
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CrockPot Mongolian Beef
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Recipe type: Main
Author: Lacy Engels
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 20 mins
Serves: 4
Mmmm, Mongolian Beef, succulent pieces of beef that melt in your mouth, yes this recipe will do just that.
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½-1 cup soy sauce (1/2 cup per pound)
  • ½-1 cup water (1/2 cup per pound)
  • ¾-1 cup dark brown sugar (3/4 cup for 1/2 pound or 1 cup for 2)
  • 1-2 lb of stir fry ready beef
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 large green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Coat your flank steak with cornstarch and let rest
  2. Take the back of your knife and peel your piece of ginger and mince
  3. Turn Crock on High
  4. Mince Garlic and add into crock along with chopped green onion and ginger ( I used more garlic, than stated, use as much or as little as you want)
  5. Add in soy sauce, water, sugar, and oil
  6. Stir to combine
  7. Add in stir fry beef
  8. Let cook on high for 2-3 hours or until tender.

A look at all the ingredients

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Beef covered in cornstarch

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Green onion and ginger minced add chopped

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Yummy and tender and ready to eat!

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Looks good enough to eat to me!

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This recipe was definitely a family favorite that we will be doing again. It is a great way to get a great take meal done at home for 1/2 the cost for the whole family!

CrockPot Bean Burritos

Posted by: Lacy   April 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment Facebook Pin It
 

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CrockPot Bean Burrito
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Recipe type: Main
Author: Lacy Engels
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 15 mins
Serves: 8
Delicious Bean that are so versatile! You can make them into vegetarian burritos, or bake up some delicious corn bread and have a real southern treat.
Ingredients
  • 4 cans of beans, your choice (red, kidney, black, etc) drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans of hot chili beans
  • 1 tbs of chili powder
  • 2 tbs of ancho chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 vegetarian bullion cube
  • 1/2 cup of water or 1 cup if you want soupier beans
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 can of rotel tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse all beans except chili beans.
  2. Turn CrockPot on high.
  3. Place all beans into pot, and add spices, and one can of rotel tomatoes. Thinly slice onions, and peppers and set aside.
  4. Mince garlic, or press into beans.
  5. Cook for three hours on High.
  6. Halfway through add in sliced veggies.
  7. Put your favorite toppings on and wrap in your fav tortilla.

Ingredients

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Drained and rinsed beans

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Adding in the bullion cube

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all the spices and the addition of chili beans

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After three hours of cooking

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All wrapped up

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Taco Pork Chops

Posted by: Lacy   April 27th, 2012 · 0 Comments Facebook Pin It
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Taco Pork Chops
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Recipe type: Main Meal
Author: Lacy Engels
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 15 mins
Serves: 4
An all in one meal, with sides included.
Ingredients
  • 5-6 pork chops
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 potato per person
  • 1 corn on the cob per person
Instructions
  1. Place porkchops in bottom of crock.
  2. Coat the pork chops in taco seasoning
  3. Add in 1/2 cup of water
  4. Chop broccoli into florets
  5. Make a packet of foil for broccoli
  6. Wrap potatoes in foil
  7. Break corn in half and wrap in foil
  8. Place wrapped corn on top of chops
  9. Followed by potatoes and topped with packet of broccoli
  10. Cook on high for 3-4 hrs or until veggies are tender and meat is cooked

Ingredients

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Florets

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Corn in foil

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Seasoning on chops

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Potatoes in foil

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Everything in crock

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It’s Done!

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Dinner is served!

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Yummy!

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