Slowcooking Recipes-All Day Cooking!

These recipes are well worth the wait. I recommend using a slow cooker or crock pot, they can then be left while you are away, stirring isn't really necessary.

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Easy Crockpot Beef Stew
Ingredients :

1-1/2 to 2 lbs. stew meat-cubed
1* 10 oz. package frozen vegetables - (corn,peas,carrots)
4 Large Potatoes-cubed
1 Bay Leaf
1-15 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1-8oz. can tomatoe sauce
2-tbls. Worchestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
*You can also use fresh sliced carrots, rather than frozen, amount 4-5, sliced thick.

Directions :
Place the stew meat on the bottom of your slow cooker
Layer over meat the potatoes and other vegetables
In a small bowl mix the salt, pepper, worchestershire sauce, and tomatoe sauce, pour over stew meat and vegetables
Add 1 can stewed tomatoes to crockpot contents, add the bay leaf and cover
Put crockpot on low for 5-6 hours and serve. Tastes great in a breadbowl!

Rob's ALL-DAY Spagetti Sauce
Ingredients :

1 jar prepared spagetti sauce (any brand)
1 small package spare ribs, cut up
1 package or 2 links, italian sausage, (sweet is best, but spicy and hot can be used, to your liking)
1 clove fresh garlic
Italian seasoning, to taste
1 can each, whole tomatoes, tomatoe paste, tomatoe sauce
Fresh mushrooms, sliced

Directions :
In frying pan, brown (lightly), cut up pieces of the sausage, place into crockpot or large cooking pot.
Cut spareribs and brown in frying pan, put in the pot. Over low/medium heat add the spagetti sauce, simmer, stirring occassionaly every hour for 2 hours.
Add clove of garlic, teaspoon of italian seasoning, stir. During stirring and simmering process you should pull meat off ribs, when really tender the meat will fall off (about 3 hours).
Add 1 can whole tomoatoes, 1 can tomatoe sauce, stir in and simmer. Now, you are continually simmering the sauce and pulling the meat off the rib bones, you can add to this either 2 pats of butter or 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil.
Keep stirring and simmering, remember this recipe is "all day". When rib meat begins to tenderize add in your cleaned and chopped mushrooms (fresh work best and TASTE best). At this time you can determine if your sauce is too thin. If it's runny, add 1 can of tomatoe paste, if thick, don't bother!
Keep cooking, the longer the better! Add more seasonsings to taste and keep the sauce simmering, stirring occassionaly.
Let the sauce simmer in the pot for most of the day. When you are ready to eat put over any type of pasta and serve!

Quick and Easy Beef Tips

1 pound package beef stew meat
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup ginger ale

In your crockpot place the beef, layer over with the mushroom soup, next, layer on the dry onion soup, pour ginger aleover the layers.
Cover, cook all day on low. Stir and serve with Bowtie Pasta or Rice.

Pork Roast

Boneless Pork Roast (size depends on family)
1/2 stick butter or margarine
3/4 cups water
1/2 tablespoon season salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper lightly to taste.
Season all sides with the above seasonsings.
In a skillet melt the butter over medium low heat being carefeul not to brown the butter.
Place roast in skillet, brown the roast, all sides, then place in crock pot. Add the drippings from the skillet and the water. Cook on low for about 6 hours or longer. Meat should be tender enough to make sandwiches or to serve with side dishes.

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