Lamb shanks are not very tender and require slow braising. The crockpot is the perfect choice to tenderize tough meat.
Guinness beef stew has become a classic favorite for many families, and it couldn’t be easier to make in the crockpot. The stout beer adds a richness to gravy and enhances the flavor of the beef. Serve it over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles for a hearty meal. The gravy is to die for, but you won’t taste any beer flavor.
Beef tips are a richly-flavored entree that goes perfectly with mashed potatoes, rice or buttered noodles. When made with sirloin steak, they are called “sirloin tips.” Duh! However, I much prefer them made with chuck roast rather than sirloin, and here’s why. Sirloin is a lean cut of meat. It […]
Spaghetti sauce (or tomato gravy to my Italian friends) is a staple in most households. Rather than watching over the pot for a long, slow-cooked version on the stove, it’s just as easy to toss it all in the crockpot. You won’t need to worry about stirring or boilovers, and […]
Chili purists will argue that adding beans is a definite no-no, and I actually prefer mine sans beans. However, adding beans not only helps stretch the meat, it also adds vegetable protein and fiber to the dish. Although I’ve used kidney and pinto beans here, feel free to use your […]
Luscious butternut squash soup has become a favorite on upscale menus these days, and it couldn’t be easier to make. This version adds apples for a touch of sweetness and melted Swiss cheese for a bit of tang. It’s the perfect starter to a winter harvest meal. The crockpot does […]
Classic risotto requires a lot of stirring and painstaking attention. Give your arm a rest with this crockpot version. There’s no lack of flavor thanks to leeks, Parmesan cheese, wine, and garlic. It’s the perfect side dish with meats, poultry, and fish, yet easy as pie to make. The Author […]
If you need something quick and easy for your next party or gathering, you can’t go wrong with spinach artichoke dip. This version is made in the crockpot and goes together in a snap. It’s hassle-free and guaranteed leftover-free. Your guests will scarf it up in a flash! The Author […]