Nice and Slow-Cooked: Easy Crockpot Ideas
There's nothing more comforting than having dinner prepared by lunchtime. While it may sound extremely ambitious, it's actually the work of the oh-so-convenient slow cooker. Anybody who owns a crockpot can attest to the convenience of having the slow cooker do all of the hard work for you. We've got so many recipes that can be made in so little time. From pulled chicken to chunky chili, the possibilities are endless. Here are just a few family-favorite fixes that are sure to satisfy those huge appetites. Southwestern Steak: Layer a chopped onion, 3 minced cloves of garlic, and 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak. Combine one jar of chunky salsa, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a small bowl. Pour mixture over steak. Top with two cans of black beans, drained and rinsed. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Remove meat from slow cooker and slice or use a fork to shred. Add 1 sliced red pepper and 1 sliced yellow pepper and return meat to crockpot. Cook for 30 minutes and serve over rice.