2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
2 cups of chopped onions
1 cup of chopped celery
1 cup of chopped bell pepper.
1 pound smoked sausage, each link quartered length-wise then cut 1/2″ thick
10 cups water (low setting) or 6 cups water (high setting)
1 (1-pound) package Red Kidney Beans
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
Hot sauce to taste
Salt and black pepper to taste
6 cups cooked white or brown rice
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.
2 pounds pork
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups apple cider
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup flour
Cube boneless pork, slice onion and carrot, quarter potato, chop apple. Combine 3 tbls flour, salt, thyme and pepper, toss with meat. Put carrots, potatoes, onion and apple in cooker. Top with meat cubes. Combine apple cider and vinegar, pour over meat. Cover, cook on low for 10-12 hours. Turn cooker to high. Blend 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup cold water, blend well. Stir into liquid in Crock Pot. Cover, cook 15 minutes or until thickened. Season to taste.
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 lbs lamb shoulder or leg, trimed, cubed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp tarragon
1/4 cup butter
1/8 tsp caraway seeds
2 tbls beef broth
2 tsp white wine
1 cup sour cream
Mix the flour, salt, pepper thyme and tarragon in a small bowl. Coat the lamb cubes in the flour mix and brown in the butter in a saute pan. In the stoneware, mix the caraway seeds, beef broth, onion, lemon juice and wine. Add the lamb. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours. Add the sour cream during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
1 small chicken, about 4lbs
2 slices onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
chicken broth (optional)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon seasoning salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon parsley
½ teaspoon thyme
Combine all seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.
Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry. Brush chicken with olive oil and rub seasoning into chicken.
Roll up balls of foil and place in the bottom of the slow cooker with 2 thick slices of onion. Place chicken on foil, breast side up so it is slightly lifted off the bottom of the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. (165 degrees internal temp)
Remove chicken and place on a small pan. Broil 3-4 minutes to crisp skin (optional). Rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Remove foil and onion from slow cooker and turn onto high. If required, add broth to create about 2 cups of liquid.
In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons cornstarch with 4 tablespoons water to create a slurry.
Whisk about ⅔ of the cornstarch into the drippings/broth and let cook on high. Depending on the amount of liquid you may need to add more of the cornstarch slurry to reach desired consistency. Let cook at least 5 minutes before serving.
Taste and season with salt & pepper.