Slow Cooker Ham

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 8 lb ham

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Directions:

  1. Spread about 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar on the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Place the ham flat side down into the slow cooker – you might have to trim it a little to make it fit. Use your hands to rub the remaining brown sugar onto the ham. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 hours.
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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onions, chopped

  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 pound ground beef or sirloin or turkey

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar or 2 tablespoons carrot juice

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions and Italian sausage until the sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage and onions to a slow cooker. In the same skillet, cook and stir the ground beef and  1 teaspoon of garlic powder, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the ground beef into the slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano, and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
  3. Set the cooker on Low, and cook the sauce for 8 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the sugar or carrot juice.
  4. Serve hot with some garlic bread

**If you are a household of 2 like me, you can keep the left overs and seal with your foodsaver and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 🙂

Maple Salmon

Miso Maple-Glazed Salmon

Original recipe makes 4 servings
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound salmon

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture.
  3. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 4 Hrs
Ready In: 4 Hrs 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Place sliced potatoes in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix together shredded cheese, onion and ham. Mix with potatoes in slow cooker. Using the same bowl, mix together condensed soup and water. Season to taste with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the potato mixture.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours.

Garlic Parmasean Chicken

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 35 Min
Ready In: 55 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Warm the garlic and olive oil to blend the flavors. In a separate dish, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken breasts in the olive oil and garlic mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Grilled Chicken Burgers

Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 15 Min
Ready In: 45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay ™ Seasoning
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Lightly spray a saute pan with cooking or oil spray over medium heat. Saute the onion with the garlic first, then the bell pepper, then the mushrooms, tomatoes and carrots, all to desired tenderness. Set aside and allow all vegetables to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chicken and vegetables. Add the egg, bread crumbs and seasonings to taste. Mix all together well and form into 8 patties.
  4. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.