Easy Crockpot Cornbread Dressing

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter
8 ounces ground pork sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 package (16 ounces) seasoned cornbread dressing crumbs
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, optional
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Directions

Butter a slow cooker or spray with nonstick baking spray.
In a large skillet melt butter and add sausage, cooking and breaking up, until sausage is lightly browned. Add onion and celery and continue cooking until vegetables are tender. Add parsley poultry seasoning, and sage, if using.

In a large bowl, combine the sausage and vegetable mixture with the crumbs. Stir until blended; add chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste and blend well. Blend in the lightly beaten egg and stir in the cranberries or raisins. Spoon into the prepared slow cooker; do not pack. Cover and cook on HIGH for 45 minutes. Reduce heat to LOW and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours longer.

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Spicy Beef and Potatoes

Ingredients

2 lb. stew beef
1 – 14 1/2 oz. can of italian stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup red wine
1 – 2lb. bag of baby potatoes
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp each of oregano, cumin and chili powder
1/2 c. bbq sauce
1/4 c. salsa
2 c. frozen corn
l tsp. salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tb. flour or cornstarch

Directions

Mix salt/pepper/flour with beef and brown beef in 1 Tbsp. of oil in skillet. When browned on all sides, remove from pan and set aside. Place baby potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker/Crock Pot. Combine all ingredients except corn and cook on low for 7 hours, high for 4 hours, Add corn during the last hour, If it is too thin, thicken with cornstarch and water mixture.

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Slow Cooker Acorn Squash

Ingredients

3 squash, cut in half and seeded
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup water
6 tbs butter
2 tbs brown sugar
3 slices bacon, diced

Directions

Season squash with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with other ingredients. Pour water into cooker. Add squash, alternating so they do not rest directly on top of each other. Cook on high 1 hour. Reduce to low and cook for 5 to 6 additional hours. Serves 6.

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