Italian Drip Beef {Crockpot Wednesday}

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Woo- weeee Crockpot Wednesday is back! With School starting for lots of friends  (next week for us!) I love to share as many go-to recipes that make your family dinner quick and easy!!

This is a recipe that my dear friend and Crockpot Queen Jen shared with me and YOU!! ENJOY!

Italian Drip Beef

1 whole beef chuck roast

1 onion, chunked

1 can beef consommé or beef broth

3 tablespoon Italian seasoning (I used Good Seasons Salad Dressing)

salt & pepper

garlic powder

1/4 cup water, red wine or white wine

8 oz pepperoncini peppers, with juice

throw all in the cockpot cook on low all day!

Serve with: rolls and provolone cheese for a great steak sammie!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

{crockpot} Blushing Chicken

This is a super quick take on my creation Blushing Chicken. I just threw the main components in the crock pot and headed out the door!

Boneless/skinless chicken breast

1/2 c white wine

1/2 c chicken broth

1/4 c raspberry jam

Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (spice blend)

Sprinkle chicken breast with spice. Mix all other ingredients in bowl and pour over top of chicken.  Great with steamed broccoli.

xoxo, Mama Bird

Pumpkin Chili

CoolClips_vc100642 For this edition of Souper Sunday it is Halloween week and it’s all about the PUMPKIN!! I am so excited to re-share my friend Michelle’s Pumpkin Chili Recipe. It may inspire you to whip up something fun for Halloween!! It is so odd, I know, but really yummy!! Give it a try!!

1 T. canola oil

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef or turkey (I used turkey)

1  can cannellini beans

1 can black beans

2- 28 oz. chopped tomatoes (I like a ton of tomatoes)

1 can  pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!!)

7 oz. chopped green chilies

1 can chicken broth

1 T. cumin

1 T. chili powder

1 t. sugar

1 t. salt

1/2 t. cinnamon

1 t. unsweetened cocoa

Saute garlic and onion in oil. Add meat and brown. Add remaining ingredients, cover; simmer for approx. an hour- stirring occasionally. This also works great in the crock pot. Enjoy!!

trick or treat! mama bird

Harvest Pork Tenderloin {Crockpot}

I was inspired this week to do ALL new recipes! I found a yummy looking pork recipe and thought it would be great. My goal was to use meat from the freezer and groceries I had on hand so as always I had to switch up the recipe a bit. 
Layer in the crockpot:
3 sweet potatoes, sliced med-thin
1 sweet onion sliced
1 t curry powder
Pork Tenderloin
1 to 2 T Steen’s Pure Cane Syrup (molasses or maple syrup would work)
1 t curry powder/ salt to taste
4 small apples, sliced
1/2 c dried cranberries
2/3 c chicken broth
I started this after lunch and turned the pot on high for 4hrs. Normally I would do on low all day. It was great! VERY FALL!! Loved it!
xoxo, Mama Bird

Sherry Chicken {Crockpot}

Love, love, love my crockpot! It is a busy Moms lifesaver. I work late 2 days a week and the crockpot allows me the ability to make a great dinner in typically under 15mins first thing in the morning. Hubs comes home to a wonderful smelling house (always earns me some brownie points!) This morning I had frozen boneless/skinless chicken breast that I tossed in the crockpot with onion and carrots. It smells yummy!!

Boneless/skinless chicken breast

1/2 lg onion, thinly sliced

2 carrots, sliced

1 T  21 Seasoning Salute (Trader Joe’s spice mix)

1 cup water

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/4 to 1/2 cup sherry

4 oz cream cheese

Place everything EXCEPT cream cheese in slow cooker, set on low and cook all day. About a hour prior to eating stir in cream cheese. Serve over egg noodles or rice. 

xoxo, Mama Bird

{Crockpot} Curry Beef

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I really enjoy Thai flavors, the one problem is many times when I eat Thai out I get a headache, but I have found when I prepare at home I am fine! Today I used only ingredients I had in my pantry, freezer or fridge! I had stew beef in the freezer and a can of lite coconut milk in the pantry and that is where the idea was born!

1-2 lbs stew beef

1 can lite coconut milk

1 c tomato sauce

1 c chicken broth

2 t curry powder (I like to use Madras and Dean & Deluca, 1 tsp of each)

1 green pepper, cut in 1 in cubes

1 c frozen pearl onions (would have used a sweet onion, but ran out!)

2 carrots, cubed

6 plum tomatoes, cubed

1/2 c golden raisins

1 granny smith apple, cubed

Throw everything in your crockpot EXCEPT the raisins and the apple, add those apx 1 hr prior to serving. Set on low and cook apx 6 hrs. Serve with rice and a fresh salad! YUM!

xoxo, Mama Bird