Make a home-style pot of pinto beans seasoned with ham in your slow cooker. Thisvideo is part of Paula’s Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen . SHOW DESCRIPTION :Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network’s resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that’s both uncomplicated and comforting.
Slow Cooker Ham, Potatoes, Carrots and Onions
Here we have a healthy meal combining slow cooker ham, potato, carrots and onions. Simple to make, as are a lot of slow cooked meals. Set your slow cooker on low and this hearty meal is ready in just 2 to 3 hours.
2lb sliced potato
2lb sliced carrots
2lb chopped ham
1 lb chopped white onion
1/2 cup olive oil
Pour the oil into your slow cooker (or use a cooker bag) to stop the food from sticking.
Add half of the potatoes, carrots, ham and onions in layers. Start with the potato on the bottom.
Then continue to layer the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker.
Add salt and black pepper, to taste.
Cook for 3 hrs on low.
You might like to try adding some grated cheese for the last hour of cooking. If you want to spice it up slightly, then sprinkle some Paprika on the cheese. Even better, smoked Paprika.
Serve your slow cooker ham and veg meal with a green salad.
Low Fat Turkey Chili
If you’re looking for a low fat alternative to the traditional red meat chili, then go try this delicious version of turkey chili using ground turket meat. Ground turkey is readily available as a healthy, beef substitute.
Use the white meat because it has a lower fat content than turkey brown meat.
If you can get it, try wild turkey. It has a different taste to farmed turkey. You’ll find that most of the meat is dark with a distinct intense flavour. Depending on when you get a wild bird and where it has been feeding, there will be a difference in the taste of the meat. Birds that have predominently fed on grass and grains will have a milder flavour that those that fed on insects in the late summer. This will produce a more gamey flavour in your turkey chili.
Turkey Breast Meat
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 436 kJ (104 kcal)
Carbohydrates 4.21 g
Sugars 3.51 g
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
Fat 1.66 g
Protein 17.07 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.130 mg (10%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.320 mg (21%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.110 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.166 mg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.128 mg (10%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 4 μg (1%)
Vitamin C 5.7 mg (10%)
Calcium 8 mg (1%)
Iron 1.44 mg (12%)
Magnesium 21 mg (6%)
Phosphorus 162 mg (23%)
Potassium 302 mg (6%)
Zinc 1.33 mg (13%)
My husband always wanted to try some food from a slow cooker. So I recently bought a small one to make meals just for the two of us. It didn’t have any recipes with it, so could you share your best slow cooker recipes with me?
Pot roast, what is it?
Well it’s certainly cooked in a pot, but it’s not a roast. Pot roast is actually a braised beef dish.
It’s called pot roast simply because we used a roast size piece of beef. It’s slow cooked by braising and that allows you to use a less expensive piece of beef. This is normally tougher meet that is not suitable for roasting. The typical cut of beef for pot roast is Chuck or shoulder.
Braising comes from the French word brazier. It’s a combination of cooking techniques. First the meat is seared at a high temperature to brown it and then slow cooked, usually with vegetables, to create a moist dish that is infused with the flavours of the ingredients. By braising in a slow cooker the pot roast will fall apart on the plate when served.
You can watch Betty of the Betty’s kitchen as she makes her version of pot roast in a slow cooker. It certainly looks very tasty when it has been laid out on the serving plates, and you could almost smell the gravy made from the cooking juices.
I like Betty’s pot roast recipe because it’s very simple, easy to make and the beef broth and beef comsomme add a nice depth to the flavour.