What’s for Dinner: Beef Stroganoff a la Crock Pot

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Hi all!  I have been craving beef stroganoff for a while now so I thought I’d use slow-cooker Sunday to satisfy my cravings.  It was insanely good.  Here’s how I made it:

Ingredients:

onion (diced)

mushrooms- I used an 8 oz container but would use two next time (I had two too!)

two cans cream of mushroom soup- I used low-fat

2.5 lbs “Beef stew beef” (cut in chunks)

about 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce- i dumped a bit more in for good measure

garlic powder (a few dumps – great measure, huh? hehe)

Pasta or choice carb

1.  Combine onion, mushrooms, worcestershire sauce, and mushroom soup in crock pot.

2.  Stir together.

3.  Add meat.

4.  Simmer on low for 8 hours

5. Add cooking cream cheese

6.  Stir

7. Cook another 10 minutes

8.  Serve over desired pasta, mashed potato, carb of your fancy

It was SOOOOOO good.  Seriously.  The meat was SO tender and the sauce was SUPER tasty!  Try this!

PS:  I had mine with Bisquick cheesy biscuits. NOM!

Noodle-less Lasagna A La Crock Pot

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You know that I LOVE a good Slow Cooker Sunday, so here is an oldie but goodie adopted from this recipe. (excuse the yellow-tinted pics- the phone camera was doing wonky stuff)

INGREDIENTS

Spinach, Mushrooms, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant, Mozzarella slices, Ricotta (one container), tomato sauce, parmesan to top

KITCHEN HELP

haha!  look at the Equal packet!Slice squash, zucchini and eggplant THIN (these will be your “noodles”) with a mandolin:

A note of caution: BE CAREFUL! I have SLICED my thumb on this before and it is NOT fun!

Slice mushrooms as well

In crock pot, pour a bit of sauce on the bottom, then layer the eggplant, squash and zucchin (as noodles).  Smear a third of the container of ricotta on top (I usually do this in thirds)

Then pile on a third of the spinach and mushrooms.  Layer some sliced cheese on top (I only use a bit as I feel this gets SUPER cheesy, but the amount is up to you).

Pile on some more sauce.

Layer the rest of the ingredients in the same manner.

Cook in crockpot for about 8 hours on LOW so the veggies become the texture of noodles.  YUM!  I LOVE this stuff!  And it is sooo healthy!  Very easy to get in your daily veggie requirements!  I like to put garlic sauce and parmesan on top.  .  I also like to serve with garlic bread (made on whole wheat baguette)  ENJOY!