Posts Tagged ‘slow cooker’

Crustless Lemon Cheesecake

Posted: April 23, 2018 in Recipes
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lemon_cheesecakeCheesecake bakes perfectly in the slow cooker. In this recipe, the slow cooker is lined with parchment paper, which makes for a very easy cleanup!

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutes

Total: 7 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

16 oz. cream cheese, softened
⅔ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions

Step 1

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.

Step 2

Beat in eggs, and continue beating with a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Beat in remaining ingredients and continue beating for about 1 minute.

Step 4

Line a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with parchment paper. Pour batter onto the parchment paper.

Step 5

Cover and cook on high for 2½–3 hours or until cheesecake is set. Remove slow cooker insert and let it cool to room temperature. Then

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Texas Firehouse Chili

Posted: March 27, 2018 in Recipes
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chilliThis no-bean chili is similar to dishes entered into firehouse chili cook-offs all over Texas.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutes

Total: 8 hours 15 minutes
Serves: 4

 

 

Ingredients
1 lb. cubed lean beef
2 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. Mexican-style chili powder
1 Tbsp. paprika
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp. ground white pepper
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. ground chipotle pepper
8 oz. tomato sauce
½ cup chopped cilantro
4 lime wedges

Directions

Step 1

Quickly brown the beef in a nonstick skillet. Drain off any excess grease.

Step 2

Add the meat and all of the remaining ingredients to a 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on low up to 10 hours. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with a lime wedge.

Slowcooker Pork Posole

Posted: January 20, 2018 in Recipes
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slowwcookerporkposolePosole is a spicy Mexican stew made from pork and hominy. This version is made in a slow cooker. For a milder version, use plain diced tomatoes instead of tomatoes with green chilies. Try serving it with shredded cheese, diced avocados, sliced black olives, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños, or sour cream.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutes

Total: 8 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients
2 lbs. lean cubed pork
2 cans (14.5 oz.) white or yellow hominy, drained and rinsed
1 can (10 oz.) cubed potatoes, drained and rinsed
2 cans (15 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chilies, not drained
2 cups warm water
1 cup chopped carrots
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. dried oregano

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a greased 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Slow cooker no-knead bread

Posted: February 28, 2017 in Recipes
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slow_cooker_breadFreshly baked bread is undeniably wonderful. The steam as it pours out of the first slice, the warmth gently melting butter into its nooks and crannies, the soft texture as you bite into it… but who has the time?
Well, now, you do. This easy no-knead slow cooker bread recipe is perfect for bread lovers with busy schedules. No need to plan a day ahead. Start this bread earlier in the day and have a warm freshly baked loaf ready by dinner.

 

6 15 minutes (does not include rising time) 2 hours 5 hours, 45 minutes (including rising time)

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more
1/2 teaspoon quick rising yeast
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups very warm (but not boiling) filtered water (about 100° F)

Directions

Into a large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast and salt. Pour in the hot water and combine well using a rubber spatula. You can use cold water, but it will take longer to rise. Using filtered water also helps with the rising process. The dough will be sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature for 3 hours, or until the dough has risen. It will have bubbles and still look a little soft and wet.
Place dough on a well-floured surface. You will need to use a spatula to separate it from the bowl, as the dough will still be very sticky. Sprinkle a little more flour on the top of the dough just enough to keep it from sticking to your fingers. Give the dough a few folds, forming it into a ball. 
Place the formed dough ball onto a piece of parchment paper. Do NOT use wax paper for this. Lift the parchment paper and dough and place into a 4-quart slow cooker. A taller slow cooker will result in a taller bread because slow cooked breads do not rise in the same way as they would in an oven.
Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until the internal temperature reads 190° – 200° F. Check the temperature after 90 minutes if this is the first time you are making bread in your slow cooker. You will soon learn how long it takes your slow cooker to bake the perfect loaf.
Slow cooker bread makes a soft outer layer. For a browned crust, simply toss it into the broiler for a few minutes. Remove when the crust is lightly browned to your liking.
Let bread cool before slicing.