There are few things better than the mouthwatering smell of dinner wafting to your nose as you drag yourself into your house after a long, hard day at work! That’s the beauty of crockpot recipes! And the simpler, the better!
My daughter-in-law shared this easy crockpot recipe with me that she found in a Taste of Home magazine…
2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into one inch cubes
1 can cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 medium onion chopped (optional, as the onion soup mix also has onion in it)
1 jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup sour cream
Hot cooked Noodles (or whole grain rice)
In a 3 qt. slow cooker, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Stir in sour cream. Serve over noodles or rice.
To reduce the fat, use reduced fat soups and sour cream. It is such an easy recipe but the end result tastes like you slaved for hours over a stove!!
And what about that southern tradition of pinto beans with fatback or ham? I didn’t want to give those up when I started eating healthier, so I started searching for a better way to season my pintos. And I found it! I now use Lisy Pinto Bean Seasoning. It contains zero calories and zero fat! Here is my new way to cook pinto beans…
3 cups dry beans
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Pinto Bean Seasoning
Add beans to 3 qt. crockpot and cover with water. Let soak overnight. Drain in the morning and rinse. Add the beans back into the crockpot. Add 10 cups of water, the salt and pinto bean seasoning. Cook on low 8 – 10 hours.
The result is truly as delicious as beans cooked with ham. In fact, my husband has told me that he prefers his beans cooked this way! Serve it up with onions or chow chow and it’s a meal that’s hard to beat as far as we southerners are concerned!!
Please visit my Pinterest page for more healthy crockpot recipes. I will continue to add more as I discover them or as you share your favorites with me. If you have a healthy recipe that your family loves or some great tips on how to cook or eat healthier, I would love to hear about it so that I can add them to my collection of recipes and tips, as well as share them in my blog posts so others can benefit.