In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.
Add the trinity, stir well, and cook until vegetables start to soften, about 3-5 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure that the vegetables don’t stick.
Add the smoked sausage, stir well, and continue to cook until sausage is browned and vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes. Continue to stir occasionally to make sure trinity and sausage aren’t sticking.
Once done, remove the skillet from heat and transfer the contents to a slow cooker.
Add the water and red beans along with garlic powder, onion powder, bay leaves, and dried thyme. Stir well and place cover on the slow cooker.
Set the slow cooker on low for 10 hours (or 4 hours on high setting). Stir occasionally.
Before serving, stir in thinly sliced green onions and the desired amounts of salt and black pepper. Serve over rice and with hot sauce.
1 med onion, chopped
1tbl butter or margarine
2 c milk
1 c ranch salad dressing
1 lb boneless trout fillets, skin removed
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
1 c cubed or shredded cheddar cheese
1 c cubed or shredded monterey jack cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
In a skillet, saute onion in butter till tender. Transfer to slow cooker; add milk, salad dressing, fish, broccoli, cheeses and garlic powder. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours, or until soup is bubbly and fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
4 lb boneless beef chuck pot roast
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 green bell peppers, sliced
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 12 oz jar sliced pepperoncini (plus more for serving)
10 crusty sandwich rolls, split and toasted
20 slices Provolone cheese
Spray the insert of a 6 or 7 qt slow cooker with cooking spray.
Drain the pepperoncini reserving three tablespoons of the liquid.
Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in small bowl. Trim the fat from the roast and season each side with roughly one-third of the seasonings. Place the roast in the slow cooker. Pour the tomato sauce over the roast. Top with the green bell peppers, onions, and pepperoncini. Sprinkle the remaining third of the seasonings on top as well as the reserved pepperoncini liquid.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours. Use two forks to shred the meat. It should be so tender that it basically just falls apart.
Using a pair of tongs or a slotted spoon, place the shredded beef mixture along with onions and peppers on the bottom half of the rolls. Make sure you let most of the liquid drain away so your sandwiches don’t get soggy.
Top the shredded beef mixture with additional pepperoncinis if desired, and two (or more) slices of Provolone cheese. Place in oven just until cheese melts. Serve immediately.