Appetizers, Beef, Recipes, Simi Homemade, Slow Cooker

General Tso Meatballs (Slow Cooker)


10This is an excellent recipe. It is full of flavor and fun. This can be served as an appetizer, or as a main dish. I have now served it both ways. This recipe makes an excellent pot luck recipe too.


  • 1 – 26oz bag frozen meatballs
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. ginger, minced or grated
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (More or less)
  • 1 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tsp. sesame seeds
  • Garnish with 4 green thinly sliced green onions


  1. Add one bag of frozen meatballs to a lined slow cooker (for easy clean up)
  2. In a bowl add remaining ingredients except, green onions and sesame seeds. Mix well
  3. Add sauce ingredients to the slow cooker and mix well. Covering all the meatballs.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. The time will vary.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
  6. Serve over rice or on their own.

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Beef, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Beef and Potato Hash (Slow Cooker)


This is a very ugly dish, but what it lacks in beauty it makes up in flavor. It’s creamy and delicious comfort food that is super easy. This makes a very good Sunday dinner that just about anyone will love. This is another recipe I do not know who to give credit to. If this is your recipe please let me know so that I can give you credit.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 envelope beefy onion soup
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2-10.75 oz. cans cream of mushroom soup,do not add water
  • 1.5 lbs. russet potatoes (about 5 cups diced)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheese, divided
  • 6 quart dish


  1. Brown the beef and onion together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain the fat.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Cut them into cubes, leave the skin on. Add the potatoes to the slow cooker. Pour over the meat and onion into the slow cooker. Add the soup, salt, pepper, garlic powder, corn and half of the cheese. Stir. Spread out the hash into a flat layer.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time. Let me stress… DO NOT open the lid or the potatoes will not get cooked
  4. Add the remaining shredded cheese evenly over the hash. Cover and let the cheese melt for about 10 minutes.
Chicken, Mexican Flair, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Queso Chicken (Slow Cooker)


This recipe is pure comfort food. It is a low calorie option full or flavor and easy on the budget. You can make it ahead of time and it will be just as good the next day. We do not add it to tortillas but you certain can. We like it as a main dish just the way it is.


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 10 ounces can of tomatoes with green chilies (your heat level)
  • 1 can mild diced green chills
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup jarred queso


  1. Place chicken into a lined slow cooked (for easy clean up)
  2. Sprinkled taco seasoning onto the chicken
  3. Dump in the tomatoes with green chilies, broth, and green chilies and mix well
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or high 4 hours. Time may vary depending on your slow cooker. Chicken should cook to 165 degrees
  5. After your chicken is cooked drain liquid but leave in the tomatoes and chilies
  6. Shred chicken and add in queso.
  7. Serve as tacos or as a main dish

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Low Calorie, Pork, Recipe, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowls


My coworker brought this for lunch one day and it was delicious. I am not much of a pork eater (I don’t come from pork country), but I really enjoyed it. We ended up reheating it in the slow cooker for a few hours and it was excellent.

This would make a great pot luck recipe if you need one. First on the stove top then to the slow cooker. I think if you brown the meat you could do the remaining steps in the slow cooker also.


Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or less as desired
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or less as desired
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • Ground Turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 large carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 green onions diced, for garnish


  1. Mix soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, red wine vinegar, sugars, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons warm water and cornstarch until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  3. Heat sauce over medium high heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch mixture and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook until soft.
  5. Crumble ground turkey and garlic into the pan and cook until turkey is about half cooked. Add grated carrots and chopped carrots and continue to cook until turkey is no longer pink.
  6. Pour teriyaki sauce over cooked turkey and vegetable mixture and stir. Simmer for about five minutes to combine the flavors.

Spoon meat over rice or noodles. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

**I am not sure where this recipe is from. If I owe you credit please let me know.**

Chicken, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Sweet Heat Pineapple Chicken (Slow Cooker)


This is one of my favorite recipes. I think the red pepper flakes make it. It has a very sweet heat flavor. I have made it without the pepper flakes and the recipe felt lacking. I would post where I got the recipe, but in all honesty I took several recipes and revamped them. None of the recipes I found were exactly what I was looking for.

This is a great recipe full of flavor and easy to make. I think it is better than most take out versions on similar recipes.


  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks (drain but reserve juice)
  • 1-1/2 pounds raw boneless chicken chunks (your choice of chicken)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Onion cut in 1-inch chunks
  • White rice (optional)


  • Reserved pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Thickening:
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (More of less)


  1. Place chicken in a lined slow cooker (for easy clean up)
  2. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours
  3. Add the pineapple chunks and the bell peppers and cook an additional 2 hours on low, 1 hour on high
  4. To thicken the sauce mix cornstarch in 4 tbsp of water the stir in slow cooker
  5. Cook an additional 10 minutes on high until thicken
  6. Serve over white rice