Friday, October 12, 2012


I'm linking up to Kelly's Korner for her Crockpotalooza 2! If you are here from her link up, welcome!

Oh my crockpot. I wish I didn't abandon you so much. However, there are a few things that I love to make in my crockpot.

1: I love to cook a whole chicken in the crockpot to use in soups, Chicken and Dumplings (yum), flautas, tacos, etc. Then the broth is super delicious also!

I usually buy a whole cut up chicken (with the skin on) because it fits in the crockpot better. Then I place the whole chicken, a whole onion, a couple of cloves of garlic, salt, and pepper and fill it up with water. Turn it on low and let it cook for 6 hours. When you get home it will be super easy to debone and shred or cut up. Strain the broth and use it for dinner or freeze it for later.

2: Crockpot meatballs are my other favorite.

Ingrediants: 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
                    1 1/4 cups italian seasoned bread crumbs
                    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
                    2 cloves garlic, minced
                    1 medium yellow onion, chopped
                    1 egg, beaten
                    1 28 oz jar spaghetti sauce
                    1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
                    1 14.25 oz can tomato puree

1-In large bowl mix ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, garlic and onion. Shape into 1- 1 1/2 inch balls.
2- In crockpot mix spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes and tomato puree.
3- Place meatballs in sauce, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.
4- serve over spaghetti noodles.

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