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Cube Steaks with Gravy

Slow Cooker Cube Steaks with GravySLOW COOKER CUBE STEAKS WITH GRAVY


1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
6 (about 4 oz. each) beef cube steaks
1 Tbsp. canola oil
3 c. water, divided
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 envelope mushroom gravy mix
1 envelope onion gravy mix
Hot mashed potatoes, cooked rice or cooked noodles


Spray the inside of a 3-5 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the sliced onions in the slow cooker.

Combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag.
Add steaks, a few at a time; shake until completely coated.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the steaks, a few at a time, and cook until lightly browned on each side.
Place the browned steaks on top of the onions in the slow cooker.
Pour 2 c. water over all. Cover; cook on Low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.

In a bowl, whisk together the 3 gravy mixes with remaining 1 c. water.
Add to slow cooker; cover and cook on Low for 30 minutes longer.

Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles. 6 servings.

April 12, 2016Cat Lady No Comments »
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Smothered Pork Chops with Gravy

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops with GravySmothered Pork Chops with Gravy
Slow Cooker


4 bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch thick seasoned with salt and pepper on each side
4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
1/4 cup water plus
2 tablespoons water, divided
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried parsley


Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels,
then season both sides with salt and pepper.
Cook bacon over medium high heat until crispy.
Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain,
then store it in the fridge until later.
There should be about 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in the pan, just eyeball it.
If it doesn’t look like there’s enough, add a little canola or vegetable oil and increase the heat to high.
If there’s more than 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in the pan, drain some off until you’re left with 2 tablespoons.
Add the pork chops to the pan and cook for two to three minutes per side, until they are nicely browned.
Transfer the browned pork chops to the slow cooker.
Add a small amount of oil to the pan if there is no remaining fat/oil, about a teaspoon.
Add the onions, a pinch of salt, and 1/4 cup water and cook until the onions are translucent.
Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits of pork chop on the bottom of the pan.
Add in garlic and cook for another minute. Pour this mixture over the pork chops.
To the skillet combine chicken stock, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and bring to a boil.
Pour over pork chops. Add bay leave to the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the pork chops are tender.
Discard the bay leaves and carefully remove the pork chops from the slow cooker and transfer to a plate.
Cover with foil to keep warm while you make the sauce.
Pour the liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan.
Place the solids in a blender, and add in 1 cup of the liquid from the saucepan.
Blend on high until smooth. Pour this mixture back into the saucepan and heat to medium high heat.
In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon corn starch.
Pour this mixture into the sauce pan cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and is bubbly.
Stir in the vinegar, add in the bacon, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve: Place a pork chop atop fluffy cooked rice or egg noodles,
spoon gravy over the pork chop and sprinkle with parsley.

April 12, 2016Cat Lady No Comments »
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Chicken Philly Cheese Steak

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Cheese SteakChicken Philly Cheese Steak
(Slow Cooker Recipe)


2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chicken broth (I used a bouillon cube and a cup of water)
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 large bell peppers, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
Hoagie Roll
salt and pepper to season the bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms


Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker, add 1 cup of broth and seasonings.
Save the vegetables to add later.
Cover then cook on low for 6 hours or until the chicken pulls apart easily.
After the chicken has cooked, layer the veggies on top of the cooked chicken.
Cover and cook for another hour. Shred the chicken using 2 forks.
Drain as much liquid from the chicken and veggies as possible before placing on the roll.
Top with cheese, place open faced under the broiler to toast. Enjoy!!

Low Carb Options – use low carb roll or flat bread.
Also tastes wonderful served on a plate with no bread.

April 12, 2016Cat Lady No Comments »
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Oh So Tender Porkloin Crock Pot

Oh So Tender Pork Loin Crock Pot


2 1 lb pork tenderloins or a larger one cut into 2 1 lb pieces
10¾ oz can golden mushroom soup
1 tsp soy sauce
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp black pepper
10¾ oz can French onion soup


Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
Place pork tenderloin in the bottom of the crock pot
Mix together your soups, soy sauce, pepper and garlic and pour over the tenderloins
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours (when pork is tender, it is done). Do not over cook!!
Mine normally is done by the 4-4 and a half hour mark or so.

February 24, 2016Cat Lady No Comments »
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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

September 15, 2015Cat Lady No Comments »
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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken


Serve over pasta or eat just the way it is !! Save the leftovers to use in wraps, YUM!


1 pound boneless skinless chicken..
1 yellow pepper cut into chunks
1 red pepper cut into chunks
1 onion chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp sea salt (optional)
1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes


Place chicken in bottom of crockpot
Place peppers and onions and garlic on top
Sprinkle the basil, oregano, thyme and sea salt
Pour stewed tomatoes with juice over all
Cook on low for 6 hours

September 15, 2015Cat Lady No Comments »
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Crock Pot Pork Chops and Mushrooms

Crock Pot Pork Chops and MushroomsCrock Pot Pork Chops and Mushrooms


4 boneless pork chops, 1/2-inch thick
2 medium onions, sliced
1 (4 ounce) cans mushrooms, sliced, drained
1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelopes dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup water or 1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup


Place meat in greased 3 1/2 to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker.
Top with onions and mushrooms.
In a separate bowl, combine soup mix, water, and soup.
Pour over mushrooms and pork chops.
Cover and cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours.

September 9, 2015Cat Lady No Comments »
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Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Crock Pot Lemon Garlic ChickenCrock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken


3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3rds
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
salt & pepper
1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth


Cut chicken breasts into thirds.

Note: You can certainly leave your chicken breasts whole for this.
Just adjust cooking time accordingly.
Coat chicken breast pieces lightly in flour, shaking off excess, and place on a plate.
Heat 2 tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
When butter is melted, add in half the chicken pieces and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side).
Season chicken with a bit of salt and pepper while it’s in the pan.
Take those pieces out, add in another 2 tbsp. butter, let it melt and brown last batch of chicken.
You aren’t cooking the chicken all the way through.
We just want to give it a nice color, which will also add to the overall flavor of the chicken.

Then put browned chicken into the crock pot.
Sprinkle chicken with dry Italian dressing mix.
Add minced garlic, then add the lemon juice and chicken broth.
Cover with lid and cook on low for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
The chicken will be very tender so take care when pulling it out of the crock pot.
Just spoon a bit of the sauce right on top of the chicken before serving.

September 9, 2015Cat Lady No Comments »
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Crock Pot Lasagna

Crock Pot LasagneCrock Pot Lasagna

LOW TEMP – 4-5 hours or until noodles are soft

1 pound Ground Beef
Lasagna noodles
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Brown ground beef and drain.
Spoon 1 C. spaghetti sauce in bottom of 4 quart crock pot.
Mix remaining sauce with beef. Place 2 uncooked lasagna noodles on sauce in crock pot.
Spread 1/3 meat mixture on top of noodles. Spread 3/4 C. cottage cheese over meat.
Sprinkle 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese over cottage cheese.
Add another layer of uncooked noodles, 1/3 meat mixture, the remaining cottage cheese and 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese.
Place another layer of uncooked noodles, meat mixture

September 9, 2015Cat Lady No Comments »
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Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Crock Pot French Dip SandwichesCrockpot french dip sandwiches

1 can french onion soup (10.5 oz)
1 can beef broth (10.5 oz)
1 can or bottle of beer (12 oz)
1-3 lbs of pork tenderloin or some kind of roast
french rolls or something similar
swiss or provolone cheese slices


Pour beef broth, french onion soup, and beer into crockpot
Put tenderloin or roast in crockpot as a whole
Cook on low for 7 hours
About 30 minutes before time is up, shred the meat with a fork
Re cover and continue cooking for the remaining 30 minutes
Slice open bread and put swiss cheese slices inside
Put in oven at 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until toasty
Remove from oven and fill em up with meat.

September 9, 2015Cat Lady No Comments »
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