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!!
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
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.
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!