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Crock pot / slow cooker dishes

Beef Bruschetta Buddha Bowl

Beef Bruschetta Buddha Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinnerinabowl #recipe

Beef (or venison) slow cooked in juices until fall-apart tender, served on a bed of spinach with a bruschetta tomato mixture, farro, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzled with bacon ranch dressing on at the end for even more flavor, this pretty buddha bowl is full of colors, flavors, protein and, as any good buddha bowl […]


Long Live the Modern Taco Salad!

My favorite salad of all time … shredded slow-cooked bourbon chipotle pork, crispy Romaine lettuce, shredded  Mexican cheese, chopped sweet peppers and avocado, black beans, corn and Nacho cheese Doritos with cashew cilantro salsa and Sriracha Ranch dressing. (salsa and dressing not pictured) This recipe is a takeoff copycat recipe from a favorite restaurant that […]


Better than Rotisserie Crockpot Chicken

Better than Rotisserie Crockpot Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crockpot #rotisserie #chicken #recipe

Adapted slightly from Cooking on the Ranch who got the recipe from The Unorthodox Epicure (I am sad that I cannot locate his version of the recipe!) The other day, when Cooking on the Ranch posted this recipe, I immediately wanted to try it. My daughter is a chicken fanatic and rotisserie chicken is something she often requests when […]


Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pulledpork #crockpot #recipe

I’m doing the food for a food and wine tasting event this week and we decided the theme this month is spring salads. I gave my wine store friend a selection of salads to choose from and one of the salads he chose was my BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad. Good choice! That salad is hearty, full of […]


Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew

Slow Cooker Drunken Irish Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Guinness #Irish #Stew #Recipe

I made this stew by request … I was discussing with my friend Seth at The Little Cellar Wine Company what recipes to feature in March for our monthly “wine and food tasting” event and he strongly suggested an Irish Stew. I could see the twinkle in his eye … that this was something he really […]


Crockpot Chicken Shawarma

Crockpot Chicken Shawarma ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #shawarma #recipe #avengers

I’ve been wanting to try Chicken Shawarma since I saw the movie The Avengers … yeah, I know it’s been a while since The Avengers was popular, but it’s been haunting me all this time. Did you see it in the theater? Did you stay until the end of the credits? There was a scene at […]


Crockpot Za’atar Pot Roast

Crockpot Za'atar Pot Roast ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #slowcooker #easy #beef or #venison #roast #recipe

I made this super simple roast for dinner for me and my two almost-adult-like children one day to go with our pillow biscuits. It’s a versatile recipe that you can use for the main course of a dinner, for the meat and au jus for a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, or for a delicious meaty addition […]


Crockpot Creamy Christmas Posole

Crockpot Creamy Christmas Posole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #posole #soup #recipe

If you’ve ever been to New Mexico at Christmastime, you have probably experienced Posole.  It’s that magical pork-hominy stew that everyone serves during this season, along with tamales and luminarias (candles in paper bags that they line the streets and walkways with). Christmas in New Mexico is enchanting, and the posole is a bowl of […]


Crock Pot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Crockpot Pepperoni Pizza Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

Adapted from Real Housemoms This dip has been calling me! When I laid my eyes on this Crockpot Pizza Dip from Real Housemoms, I knew it was time for me to graduate from meats and stews and try my crockpot out for something DIFFERENT. I made a few modifications to the recipe … I lightened it […]


Super Simple Cheesy Chicken Artichoke Dip

Super Simple Cheesy Chicken Artichoke Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dip #recipe

There are times when you need a little simplicity. I’ve been having that sort of life for the past several weeks as we try to squeeze in appointments, last-minute summer vacations, and work in the midst of getting the kids ready for high school and college. This dip was one of those … I found […]


Beef, Bean, Barley & Sweet Pepper Soup

Beef, Bean, Barley, & Sweet Pepper Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beef #soup #recipe

A good hearty colorful winter soup that’s healthy, full of flavor, fiber, protein and antioxidants. It cheers your soul with the colors, your tastebuds with the comforting flavors, and your body with all the wonderful healthy fiber and nutrients. With all the good broth resulting from my Outta the Park Crockpot BBQ Beef Sandwiches I made […]


Outta the Park Crockpot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Outa the Park Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #BBQ #Beef #Recipe

When Beth from Outta the Park Barbecue Sauce contacted me and asked if she could send me some samples of her barbecue sauce to try, I have to admit I was a little worried. You might think that is an odd reaction, but my kids are the main barbecue sauce consumers at my house and […]


Smoky Red Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

Red Fire Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

Moist and tender shredded chicken enchiladas drenched in a fire-roasted smoky red enchilada sauce. The chicken is simply cooked in the crockpot, then tossed with sauteed onions, peppers, tomatoes and spices, while the vegetables for the sauce are fire roasted on a grill to give the sauce a nice smoky taste. Usually I prefer green […]


Fire Roasted 7-Bean Crockpot Chili

Fire-Roasted 7-Bean Crockpot Chili

A smoky tasting meat chili with fire roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, serranos and the rich depth of seven different beans. You see, after mom brought me all those ripe tomatoes from her garden and I fire roasted multiple batches of them, I made some of them into salsa, and some of them into enchilada sauce, […]


Crock Pot Garden Marinara Sauce

Garden Marinara Sauce in the Crockpot

I am guest posting over at Stacy Makes Cents! Stacy contacted me back in June to ask if I would do a guest post for her in August … something made in the crockpot. The only things she asked were: Not a recipe already on the site Submitted a week in advance of your date Only […]


Cinnamon Kissed Green Chile Pork Stew

Cinnamon Kissed Green Chile and Pork Stew

Sometimes you make a wish and send it out into the world and just trust that the world will take care of it. I try to be very careful with my wishes, because I have seen wishes gone awry. I have wished for things in my past that have come true, but not in the […]


Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pork Sliders {Guest Post from Kitchen Psycho}

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pork Sliders

I am travelling this week, so I asked my foodie friends if they would help me out, and I was just amazed, within minutes, three of my sweet friends had volunteered to help me out. Jennifer from Kitchen Psycho was the first to send me a post. I really really love what she says in […]


Annz Philly Cheesesteak French Dipz

I think I always want French Dips in the fall. But a French Dip isn’t entirely what I want –what I REALLY want is a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich with the onions and peppers piled high and lots of melted cheese oozing all over AND I want that tasty au jus for dipping my cheesesteak sandwich. Most […]


Lentil and Eggplant Stew Mole

It’s September and stew is on my mind. Usually when people think of stew, I think they think of meat, but I have found I don’t need meat to make a good hearty stew. If you throw a few beans in with some vegies and spices, you end up with something that is not only […]


Mahogany “Beef” Stew with Red Wine & Purple Potatoes

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Purple Potatoes

Is it starting to feel more like fall for you yet? I notice it in the air here … chillier evenings, brisk mornings, a few leaves are falling already. And in the fall, I think of stews and soups and hearty warm dishes … so I know it’s still August, but the weather is telling […]

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