Happy Tuesday Ya’ll!
So after all of the copious amounts of ham and turkey we’ve been consuming over these past few days, my husband asked me this morning if I could make a pot roast. Of course I agreed, and ran to the store to pick up what I needed. Pot roasts are one of my favorite dinners. They are simple yet so full of flavor. Here’s my recipe along with some homemade gravy made from the left juices in the slow cooker!
• 1 Pound Red Potatoes
• 1 Cup Fresh Baby Carrots
• 1 Boneless Beef Chuck Roast (3-4lbs)
• 1/4 Cups Dijon Mustard
• 2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary, Crushed
• 1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
• 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
• 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
• 1/3 Cup Chopped Onion
• 1 1/2 Cups Beef Broth
Start by dicing the potatoes. Add the potatoes and carrots to the slow cooker.
In a small bowl combine the dijon mustard, rosemary, garlic salt, thyme, and pepper until mixed thoroughly.
Cut the chuck roast in half and rub the mixture completely on the roast and lay in the slow cooker. Add the chopped onion and beef broth on top and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Once completely cooked, set the roast and the vegetables aside and strain the extra juices from the bottom into a stovetop pan. Bring the juices to a boil and slowly mix in COLD water and cornstarch as needed until the consistency of the gravy is slightly thicker.
Pour overtop of your roast and veggies and enjoy!
I hope you love it! Have a great Tuesday!
Happy Tuesday Ya’ll!
It’s that time of the week again where I share another slow cooker recipe! This week is taquitos! I guess we can call it Taquito Tuesday ;). My son’s favorite food is tacos so I tried to mix it up a little and give him something different, but still with taco flavor. It’s another simple recipe so it doesn’t take much time to prep at all. I doubled the recipe since I have a hungry husband and growing boy to feed so it can always be cut in half. Enjoy!
4 Uncooked Boneless Chicken Breasts
2 Packets of Taco Seasoning
12oz Cream Cheese, Cubed
1/2 Cup Water
3 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
12-16 Taco Sized Flour Tortillas
To start lay the chicken in the slow cooker and cover with both packets of Taco seasoning. Add in the cream cheese cubes and water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-6 hours. (I chose the low option)
Once cooked unplug the crock pot and shred the chicken with two forks. Add the cheddar cheese and stir evenly to coat the chicken.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spoon the shredded chicken into the center of the flour tortillas and roll tightly (The kids can even help with this step). Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and coat the tortillas with olive oil.
Cook in the preheated over for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and serve with cilantro ranch dressing or salsa.
It was Chinese night in the Cunningham household and our go to is always General Tso’s Chicken when we order out, so why not make it, slow cooker style! This is also a healthier alternative then ordering from a restaurant. I always make sure the recipe is extra saucy because the cornstarch does soak up a lot of it, plus that’s the way I like it! Enjoy!
- 3 Chicken Breasts
- 1 Green Onion
- 1 Cup Hoisin Sauce
- 4 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
- Sesame Seeds
- 4 tbsp Seasoned Rice Vinegar
- 2 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Rice (optional, I used Jasmine)
- Broccoli florets (optional)
- Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Start off by cutting the chicken breast’s into bite size cubes and toss them in a large ziplock bag with the cornstarch.
Pan fry the coated chicken with the vegetable oil until each side is golden brown and then add to the slow cooker. (The Chicken should not be fully cooked, and that’s okay!)
Add the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and brown sugar into a bowl and whisk until it’s all combined. I added in some red pepper flakes to add a little heat, which is optional! (I had a helper stir it for me)
Pour the mixture over top the chicken and stir to coat the chicken. Cook the chicken on low for 2-3 hours.
Steam up your broccoli and rice, and served the chicken on top, with greens onions and sesame seeds (If desired, this is optional)
Dig in & enjoy! Super delicious and super simple!