Sunday, November 23, 2008

Country style ribs

Here's another favorite crockpot recipe.

5 lbs country style pork or beef ribs (that is what the cut is called)
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c water
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs worcheshire sauce
1 Tbs soy sauce
24 oz bottle ketchup

Mix all ingredients and pour over ribs in crockpot. Cook 5-8 hours. Serve over rice. Great recipe for feeding a crowd.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Italian Pork Chops (In crock pot)

You are in luck Erika! We just made these for dinner and loved them.

Italian Pork Chops

4 to 6 (1 inch thick) lean pork chops

1 tablespoon oil

½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon parsley flakes

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 medium green peppers, cut into thin rings

Trim excess fat from pork chops. In a medium skillet, heat oil and brown chops on both sides. Drain pork chops on paper towels. Put mushrooms, onion and garlic on bottom of Crock-Pot. Arrange pork chops on top of vegetables.
In a bowl combine tomato sauce, sherry, lemon juice, salt and spices. Pour over chops. Cover; cook on low 7 to 9 hours (high: 4 to 5 hours). Before serving, turn to high and place green pepper rings on top of pork chops. Cover; cook 30 minutes. 4 to 6 servings.

You know, you can cook anything in the crock-pot that you would in the oven. I have a crock-pot recipe book and it gives this little conversion table:

Conventional Oven
Baking time

Slow Cooker
High Cooking time

Slow Cooker
Low Cooking time

15-30 mins

1.5-2 hours

4-6 hours

35-40 mins

3-4 hours

6-10 hours

50 mins-3 hours

4-6 hours

8-18 hours

I have done this with so many recipes-manicotti, chicken, etc. It works great!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Black Angus Baked Potato Soup

Here is our favorite:

4 Large potatoes
1/2 C butter
1/2 C flour
3 C milk
4 chopped gr onions
6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz sour cream

Bake potatoes then remove pulp then stir to smooth out chunks. In seperate pan, melt butter then add flour. Whisk to paste. Add milk. Stir constantly till thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add everything else. (add cheese and sour cream one-at-a-time at the end) Serve in bread bowls. (Just a sidenote...I usually end up using more milk and salt.)

See May, "Cream Cheese Chicken Soup"

My whole family loves this. I add more potatoes....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Potato Soup

8 slices bacon, chopped
1 c onion, chopped
2/3 c flour
6 c chicken broth
5 large potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked
2 c half and half
2 t minced garlic
1 1/2 t basil
1 t salt
2 t pepper
1/2 t Tabasco sauce

Cook bacon and set aside. Use some bacon grease to cook onion. Add flour and mix until dough0like ball is formed. Add broth and cook until thicker. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10 in. Add 1 c cheddar cheese before serving and mix until blended. Serve with: grated cheese, sour cream, green onion, crushed bacon (that you cooked earlier), and parsley.

*Can use southern hash-browns instead of potatoes*

Potato Soup?

Does anyone have a really great recipe for potato soup? Post it for me please!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Praline Yams

I know it's too early for these but I am so craving these yams...
check them out here: (my cousin in law's blog)