Thaw bird. Place in slow cooker. Cover with boiling water. Add some vegtables, herbs, and spices. I like celery, carrots, and bay leaf as a minimum, but use what you like.
After the bird cooks all day, remove it from the cooker and bake in a hot oven 10 to 15 minutes to crisp up the skin.
You can skip the last step, but I really like it that way. You can either serve the broth with the birds or save it for the next day.
Start them the night before. I always add some tomatos. Fresh, or canned. Leftover salsa is great too. I usually add a good portion of chili powder.
Whenever we have chicken, we put the bones in the Crock-Pot and cook them overnight with bay leaf. The next day we remove the bones and add veggies. It really helps to have a large strainer or collander and a big steel mixing bowl that you can pour the broth into.
2 or more pounds Stew beef (Trimmed & cut up)
1 package of Lipton Onion Soup (dry)
1 can French Onion soup
1 can mushrooms
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup. (If you have a lot of meat, add more cans of this soup.)
Put meat in crockpot, add dry soup, mushrooms, & other soups.
Cook all day on low.
I serve this over noodles.
You can simmer this dish on the stove top or put it in a crock pot.
1 envelope of your favorite taco mix
1 Lb. of ground beef
½ onion chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 cans of kidney beans (drained)
1 can whole kernel corn (drained) Canned Mexican corn works well too
1 can of Mexican stewed tomatoes (do not drain)
1 small can sliced black olives (drained)
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
In a large frying pan, brown beef cooking onion at the same time. When the meat is fully cooked, drain off grease. Add envelope of Taco mix or your favorite taco seasonings, stir well. Add corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans and olives.
Simmer mixture for about 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with corn bread!
Some times I mix all this up in the morning and then throw it into a crock-pot and we eat it in the evening. Like most chili dishes, this is almost better the second time around!
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