I love to make things like this. Just put everything in the pot and let it cook. It is so simple and just delicious. I had a ham bone leftover with quite a bit of ham on it, so I used it instead of ham hocks. This cooks for 4 to 4 1/2 hrs.
2 lbs. fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 large onion, chopped
3 ham hocks
1 1/2 lbs. new potatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
Halve beans if they are large, place in a slow cooker with water to barely cover, and add onion and ham hocks. Cover and cook on high until simmering. Reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 to 3 hours, or until beans are crisp but not done.
Add potatoes, and cook for another 45 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, remove ham hocks from slow cooker, and remove meat from bones. Chop or shred meat, and return to slow cooker. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, and bouillon. Cook until potatoes are done, then adjust seasoning to taste.
To serve, use a slotted spoon to put beans, potatoes, and ham into a serving dish with a little broth.
“When we put our cares into His hands, He puts His peace into our hearts.”
The story behind this dish is that once you eat it, you end up craving it. It works as a main dish or a side dish. And you can make it in the slow cooker or make on the stove. This is also a pantry meal, as most of the ingredients will already be in your pantry. And if you cook it on the stove, it only takes 30 minutes.
1 can (16 oz.) red kidney beans, undrained
1 can (16 – 28 oz.) baked beans, undrained (I use vegetarian)
1 can (16 oz.) butter beans, undrained
4 to 6 hot dogs, sliced into small rounds
2 tablespoons dried chopped onion
1 heaping tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker or Dutch oven.
If using a slow cooker: Cover and seal the pot and cook until thick and bubbly, 7 to 8 hours on low, 3 to 4 hours on high.
If using a Dutch oven: Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture begins to bubble. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until thick, about 30 minutes.
Serves 4 to 6.
“The promise of Christ’s return calls us to persevere in faith.”
This is a slow cooker soup that is very easy, hearty and delicious!
1 onion, chopped
1 (16-oz.) can chili beans
1 (16-oz.) can black beans
1 (16-oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (12 fluid oz.) can or bottle beer
2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 (1.25-oz.) pkg. taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Shredded Cheddar cheese (opt.)
Sour cream (opt.)
Crushed tortilla chips (opt.)
Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Shred the chicken with two forks and then return it to the slow cooker and continue to cook for 2 hours.
Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream or tortilla chips.
“The God who created a way for our salvation can certainly see us through our daily trials.”
With these very chilly spring days we are having, I thought soup would taste good. This is a hearty, creamy soup that is so easy to make. My daughter thought it was the best I have ever made!
This is a slow cooker recipe, but I just made mine on the stove on low heat until potatoes were done.
1 lb. bacon, chopped
4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
2 c. chopped onion
1/2 cup water
2 (10 3.4-oz.) cans cream of chicken soup
2 (15 1/4_oz) cans corn, drained
16-oz. container sour cream
2 1/2 cups milk
In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon for 5 minutes; drain off fat. Add potatoes, onion and water to skillet. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker, if using. (I didn’t). Combine remaining ingredients; add to slow cooker and stir to blend. Cover and cook on low setting for 2 hours.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
“Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy.”