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amazing meatball sandwich, red potato salad, picnic food, easy to make, DIY, #amazingmeatballsandwich, #picnicfood, #DIYMy Grandmother makes Amazing Meatballs!
I love to eat them in Hot Dog Buns.
Perfect for picnics.
Eat them cold in a bun for Easter Weekend lunch-
Eat them warm for a game day appetizer!
I love to eat potato salad as a side.
Such comfort food!
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MeatBalls
1½ pounds of ground beef
¾ cup of milk
1 cup of quick oats
½ cup of chopped onion
1 egg
1 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of chili powder
¼ teaspoon of pepper
¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

Mix meat ball ingredients all together.
Form meat into the size of golf balls, and place on a cookie sheet and for 30 minutes at 350°.
While the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce.
amazing meatball sandwich sauce, crockpot cooking, #amazing meatball sandwich sauceSauce
2 cups of ketchup
¾ cup of brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of Liquid Smoke
½ cup of chopped onion
½ teaspoon of garlic powder

Mix the sauce ingredients together in the crockpot while the meatballs are cooking.
Add the meatballs from the oven to the crockpot and coat with the sauce.
Simmer on low for 1 hour.
Serve in a hotdog bun or individually

HINT
They are better the next day!

amazing meatball sandwich red potato salad, #amazingmeatballsandwichredpotatosaladRed Potato Salad
3 red potatoes per person
1 egg per person
and a stalk of celery per person
mayonnaise

Cut the red potatoes in quarters and put into a pot.
Cover potatoes with water and boil until the potatoes are tender.
Make hard boiled eggs, peel and slice.
Chop celery into slices. (My children do not like pickles, yet I love the crunch celery adds, and the color)
Once the potatoes are tender.  Drain the water.  Put the potatoes in a bowl.
Add the eggs, celery, and mayonnaise.  Mayonnaise is up to your liking.  I like a lot.
The mayonnaise absorbs into the potatoes when they are warm, so it takes a bit more.
Stir together.
Refrigerate, or serve warm!

This is a perfect meal to take on a picnic!

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CrockPot recipe Pepper and Basalmic Pork Chops, Pork chop recipe for the crockpot #PorkChops

Pepper and Balsamic Pork Chops ~ Crock Pot Recipe

I like this recipe because it taste good… BUT it looks good too. When you cook meat in the crock pot it often come out pale and “boil” looking.  With this recipe the meat comes out with great color and nice and tender.  It looks like it has been baked or cooked on the stove top.  This is a perfect recipe to toss in the crock pot on a busy day and  have dinner ready without the stress.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Pork Chops (medium- thick cut)
  • Black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Lay the pork chops in the bottom of the crock pot, sprinkle black pepper on the top of them. How much is your digression, I just pepper them like I would if I was going to grill them.  In a small mixing bowl, mix together the garlic, brown sugar, balsamic, oil, ginger powder, dry mustard and ginger.  Whisk together and pour over the pork chops. Put the lid on, cook over medium heat for 4-5 hours.  Or you can cook them over high heat for 3 hours.

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Chicken Fajitas Crock Pot Recipe, Quick ans easy way to get dinner on the table without lots of prep, Crock Pot chicken fajitas a must try recipe #CrockPotRecipe #SlowCookerRecipe #Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas Crock Pot Recipe ~ Quick and Easy Dinner Idea

This recipe is full of flavor and easy to make, perfect for a family that wants a great meal without lots of prep time.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 -2 lbs chicken breast (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup salsa ( I used Pace)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Fajita Dry Seasoning Packet (1.4 oz)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Fajitas Crock Pot Recipe, Quick ans easy way to get dinner on the table without lots of prep, Crock Pot chicken fajitas a must try recipe #CrockPotRecipe #SlowCookerRecipe #Fajitas

Cooking tip: You can add all the ingredients into the crock from from the beginning and cook them all for the 3-4 hours cooking time…. But my family prefers the onions and bell peppers to still have a little firmness.  So we like the recipe best adding them at the end.

In a crock pot add chicken breast, water, pour salsa over the top then sprinkle fajita seasoning on top.  Cover with a lid, cook on high for 2 hours if chicken is fresh, or cook on high for 3 hours if chicken is frozen. Once chicken is cooked take out of the crock pot and set aside so you can shred it.

Add bell pepper and onion (sliced) to the bottom of the crock pot. Shred the cooked chicken with a fork and put it back into the crock pot, on top of the vegetables.  Cover with a lid and cook an additional 30- 60 mins (depends on how well you like your veggies cooked).  Stir them together, once or twice during cooking process  to coat the chicken with the sauce that forms in the bottom of the crock pot.   Serve on flour or corn tortillas with cheese and sour cream.  Other topping options lettuce, tomatoes,

 

 

 

Chicken Fajitas Crock Pot Recipe, Quick ans easy way to get dinner on the table without lots of prep, Crock Pot chicken fajitas a must try recipe #CrockPotRecipe #SlowCookerRecipe #FajitasIf you like this recipe you might also like to try
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RICH AND HEARTY FETTUCCINE PASTA AND MEATBALLS SLOW COOKER RECIPE

ORANGE CHICKEN RECIPE FOR THE SLOW COOKER ~ DINNER MADE EASY

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Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe

Cooking time 4-5 hours in a slow cooker or crockpot

Start with the meatballs:

1/2 lb ground beef 97% lean
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper (pinch)
1/2 cup diced onionRich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

In a mixing bowl mix together ground beef, sausage, seasoning and garlic.  Form into one inch balls, and place in the bottom of your crock pot. I like to form my balls with a small scoop makes them all the same size and quick and easy.  Once you have all the balls on the bottom of the slowcooker, sprinkle diced onions on top.  Cover with a lid and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.  They will be cooked through at this point and hold their shape till the end of the cooking process. Next step is to add the pasta and sauce.Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

On top of the cooked meatballs add, 1 16 oz box of dry fettuccine pasta.  You can leave the pasta long but I break mine up so it fits easier.  Pour in 4 cups hot water,  and 1 24oz jar of spaghetti sauce.  Make sure all the noodles are under the liquid. Place lid back on top of crock pot and cook for 1 – 2  hours.  It depends on how well you like your pasta done.   The longer it cooks the less sauce there will be and the softer the noodles.  Check it every half hour or so, give it a little stir and watch the magic of crock pot pasta happen.  It is so good your family will be asking for seconds.  Top with Italian cheese and enjoy.Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

TIP ~ If you were to use a thinner pasta like spaghetti or angle hair your cooking time would be MUCH shorter, like 30- hour instead.

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Orange Chicken made in the crockpot, Slow cooker Orange Chicen recipe. Quick Easy and taste great

Orange Chicken Recipe for the slow cooker

This recipe is great for days that you are busy and need an easy meal idea that does not need a lot of prep work.  Put it in, leave it and come back to a warm home cooked meal.

In the slow cooker or crock-pot add :

2 lbs cubed  chicken breast ( you can use whole breasts bur might need to increase cooking time)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or a fresh clover of garlic minced)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon dry grated orange peel (found in the spice section)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

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Cook with lid on, on high heat for 3 hours.  (If you wanted to let it cook longer, you could cook it over medium heat for 5 hours). After 3 hours of cooking stir in the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange marmalade 
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Pour in, stir till well coated then cover with lid again, cook over medium heat an additional 30 mins.  If your family doe snot like spicy food leave the red pepper flakes out.  Serve over white or brown rice, enjoy!

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Cheesey Chicken and Bean Chowder, made in the slow cooker with dry Hurst Ham Been  Beans. jpgSlow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Bean Chowder Recipe ~ Made With Dry Beans

Recipe yields 13 cups

For this recipe you will need

15 minutes before serving add

  • 2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican style blend)
  • 1- 7 oz can Salsa Verde (found in the Mexican food section of the grocery store)
  • 1- 15 oz can of whole kernel sweet corn (drained)
  • dash of hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste (it might need a little more salt than a normal dish, but do not add it till the end to prevent the beans for getting hard)

Sort  and rinse your beans to make sure there are no stones. In your Slow Cooker add your dry HamBeens Bacon and Beans, onions, garlic, cumin, frozen chicken, water and bouillon.

Put lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or low for 8-9 hours).  About 15-30 minutes before you serve it take the chicken out and shred it, and put back into the crock pot.  Add the Salsa Verde, sweet corn dash of hot sauce, chopped cilantro, green onions, salt and pepper to taste.

Please note I only used half a bag of beans, to double this recipe you could make the whole bag.  But half the bag was plenty for my families needs.  Made 11 cups of soup.Cheesey Chicken and Bean Chowder, made in the slow cooker with dry Hurst Ham Been  Beans, quick and easy. jpg

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