Friday, January 04, 2008

Slow Cook Pork Roast

My mom gave me a new slow cooker cook book for Christmas. This recipe is loosely based on a pork chop recipe from that book.

1 3-4 pound pork roast
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 big tablespoons spicy mustard
1 pouch onion soup mix
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger root.


Place roast in slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over roast. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4-6 hours. Slice roast and serve with the yummy gravy in the pot.

So simple, and so delicious!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Slow Cook Sloppy Joes.

I freeze this for times when I need a meal and am too lazy to cook. It is great on toast, buns or poured into a pie crust with cheese on top. You could also pour it into a pie dish and top it with biscuits and bake.

Crock Pot Sloppy Joes:
4lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1-28 oz can tomato sauce
2 cans condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Cook beef in large skillet over med-high heat until no longer pink, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat. Add onion and green pepper and cook, stirring frequently, 5-10 minutes or until onion becomes translucent and mixture becomes fragrant. (I don't ususally add the pepper until the last minute so it won't totally turn to mush by the end of cooking)

Transfer meat mixture to slow cooker and add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.

Cook on LOW 4-6 hours.

makes 20-25 servings. I divide it into four 4-cup containers for freezing.