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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day Crockpot Recipe

Since we're on our third snow day in a row, I figured I'd share one of my favorite cold weather recipes with you all.

Nothing says cold weather like a good, hearty crockpot meal! This recipe is delish and it freezes really well too. I usually double this recipe and freeze half of it. It's adapted from a recipe in Simple 1-2-3 Slow Cooker Recipes by Rival.

Here's what you will need:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can (14 ounces) beef broth
1 small green bell pepper (diced)
1 jar (mine comes in 5.75 ounces) pimento-stuffed green olives (diced) with juice
1/2 medium onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 Teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme

1) Brown beef in skillet and drain.
2) While beef is browning, I put all of my veggies in a food processor and dice them up.
3) Place everything in the Crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Here's what it looked like before I added the liquid.

And here's how it looked after cooking for about 4 hours.

We serve ours over rice (because we eat rice with everything!) but the original recipe serves it over couscous. You definitely need something to absorb the liquid so I think either choice is a good one.


I LOVE the crockpot. It makes dinnertime prep so easy! What's your favorite crockpot recipe?

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  1. Sounds like a perfect wintery recipe. Thanks!

  2. I love just about anything cooked in the crock pot. I think one of my favorite things to cook s a roast. But, for the superbowl, today I am throwing in come chicken and Stubbs BBQ sauce so we can have pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches!


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