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.
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.
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.
1 whole boneless turkey breast (about 3 pounds)
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup Madeira wine
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 ounces dried mushrooms, such as Porcini, soaked in 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with with 2 tablespoons cold water
Take turkey breast out of wrapping and netting, and rinse under cold water; pat dry. Place turkey breast in slow cooker/Crock Pot; add onion, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper, wine, honey, and mushrooms with soaking liquid. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. During the last 30 minutes pour liquid into a container to skim excess fat, if desired, and return broth to pot. Stir cornstarch mixture in and continue cooking until smooth and thickened.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, lightly chopped
2 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/8 inch thick (about 5 potatoes)
6 ounces grated Gruyere cheese (about 2 cups)
Kosher salt and freshly grated black pepper
Rub the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker very lightly with the butter on the bottom and 2 inches up the sides.
Whisk together the cream, broth, flour and thyme in a 2-cup measuring cup.
Arrange 1/3 of the sliced potatoes in an even and slightly overlapping layer on the bottom of the slow cooker insert. Sprinkle 1/3 of the Gruyere over the potatoes, and add 3/4 teaspoon salt and an even grating of black pepper. Drizzle 1/3 of the cream mixture evenly over the layer. Repeat with 2 more layers of potatoes, Gruyere, salt, pepper and cream mixture.
Press the potatoes down firmly to make sure they are submerged. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on high until the potatoes are tender and the liquid has thickened, 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Remove the lid, and let the potatoes rest for 15 minutes. (The sauce may seem thin at first, but it will thicken as it sits.)