Veggie Joe’s

This is just as good as the original, but vegan and healthy. Serve with buns or over brown rice.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups lentils

2 cups brown rice

8-10 cups water

1 red onion, diced

2 packets dry sloppy joe seasoning mix

2 tsp garlic powder

1 can tomato paste

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tbsp mustard

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions :

Add the water, lentils, brown rice, onion, and seasoning mix to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or until the lentils and rice are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Then add the garlic powder, tomato paste, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and cook for another hour.

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Tamale Pie

Ingredients:

¾ cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup beef broth

1 lb. ground turkey

1 tsp. chili powder

½ tsp. ground cumin

15 oz jar chunky salsa (I use mild)

16 oz. can whole-kernel corn

¼ cup sliced black olives

1/2 cup shredded cheese

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, mix cornmeal and broth and let stand 5 minutes . Stir in the beef, chili powder, cumin, salsa, corn and olives. Pour into a greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 7 hours or until set. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Oatmeal

Ingredients :

2 cups rolled oats

6 cups water

1 cup almond milk

3 tablespoons cacao powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

10 ounces cherries, frozen

 Directions:

Place all ingredients in the lined slowcooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

Cranberry Stuffed Apples

Ingredients:

5 medium apples

1/3 cup of frozen cranberries, thawed and chopped

¼ cup of packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons of walnuts, chopped

¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

 

Directions:

Core the apples, but leave the bottoms intact. Peel the top third of each apple, and place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Spoon the mixture into each of the apples. Cover, and cook for 4 to 5 hours.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Ingredients:

· 1 1/2 cups milk

· 1 1/2 cups water

· 1 cup steel cut oats

· 1/2 cup maple syrup

· 3/4 cup pumpkin puree

· 1 1/2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

· 1/2 cup applesauce

· 1 tsp vanilla

· 1/4 tsp salt

· 1 cup toasted pecans

Directions :

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with non-stick spray or use a liner.

Mix all of the ingredients except the toasted pecans and pour into your slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Stir the oatmeal and leave uncovered for 30 minutes to allow it to thicken.

Sprinkle the toasted pecans on top before serving.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is the perfect drink for parties because it can be made ahead of time and it stays warm in the crockpot.

Ingredients:

3 cups milk

3 cups strongly brewed coffee

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/3 cup vanilla coffee creamer

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Pour all ingredients in the slowcooker and heat for one hour or until ready to serve.

Bloody Mary Chicken

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts

1 bottle Bloody Mary mix

Directions:

Remove fat and skin from chicken breasts and place it in a slow cooker. Pour Bloody Mary mix over the chicken breasts and cook it on low heat for 8 hours.