Sunday, June 20, 2010

Guest Recipe - Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Here's another great recipe from Sunflower Sue....

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings for 8


4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 onion, finely diced
2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces

1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.

2. Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cajun Baked Beans



Cajun may be stretching it a bit, but I had to name this dish something!  And, I did promise to use andouille sausage again.  Try this dish the next time you’re going to a potluck and it will be a big hit.  If you can’t find andouille sausage, try using beef brats.

Cajun Baked Beans

2 cans pork & beans (16 oz)

2 andouille sausage links, sliced

2 tablespoons bacon bits

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

2 tablespoons chopped onion

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a medium casserole dish.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pork Loin & Gravy


Simple Cookery Pork Loin and Gravey

This is a simple dish that will have everyone thinking you’ve slaved for hours.  I usually cook pork loin in the oven, but decided to try my Crockpot this time.  The whole house smelled wonderful and I didn’t have to heat up the kitchen.

Crockpot Pork Loin & Gravy

2-3 pound pork loin

1 cup water

salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash original seasoning

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 tablespoon Worcestershire  sauce

1 tablespoon flour (added at end of cooking)

Heat oil over medium-high heat in large sauce pan.  Sprinkle loin with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Sear in pan on all sides, turning quickly until browned.  Place in Crockpot.  Add water and Worcestershire sauce to pan drippings.  Stir well and pour over loin.  Sprinkle with Mrs.. Dash.  Cook on high for 2 hours.  Reduce heat to low for an additional 4-6 hours or until ready to serve.  Just before serving, mix 1 tablespoon flour with some of the liquid in the Crockpot.  Stir well and pour back into the pot.  Stir until gravy is slightly thickened. 

Take a look at more great recipes at this weeks The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap.