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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here's some easy fall recipes and dinner ideas.

Schwan's has a new slow cooker recipe I'm so excited to try: Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Enchiladas
1 can (10.75 oz)cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 container (8 oz)sour cream
1 can (4.5 oz)green chilies, chopped
1/2 bagDiced Chicken Breast Meat (#514), thawed
2 cupsSuper Sweet Cut Corn (#773), frozen
can (10 oz)enchilada sauce
12 (6 inch)corn tortillas
2 cupsshredded cheddar cheese

1.  Stir together soup, sour cream and chilies.
2.  Fold chicken and corn into the soup and sour cream mixture.
3.  Pour half a can of enchilada sauce on bottom of a medium-sized (4-5 qt) slow cooker and arrange half of cut tortillas pieces over sauce.
4.  Spread half of chicken mixture over cut tortilla and enchilada sauce and top with half of cheese. 

5.  Repeat layer, starting with remaining enchilada sauce and cut tortillas.

6.  Cook on low setting for 4-6 hrs.
Tip: If you're a black bean fan...go ahead and add some.

Here's another fun recipe fore mini meatball subs
 I love the Pioneer Woman!
  • 1 pound Ground Chuck Or Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Panko Or Other Bread Crumbs
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 whole Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 jar (large) Marinara Sauce
  • 12 whole Dinner Rolls (or Slider Rolls)
  • 4 slices Provolone Cheese, Cut Into Four Wedges Each

Preparation Instructions

Mix meat with bread crumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and milk. Knead together with hands. Roll into heaping tablespoon-sized rolls.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for one minute. Add meatballs between the onions and brown for one minute. (You might have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet.)
Pour in jar of marinara; shake pan gently to mix. Put on lid and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
When ready to serve, cut each dinner roll in half. Place a wedge of Provolone on the top and bottom of each roll. Spoon a meatball with the sauce onto the bottom bun; top with the top bun.
Serve immediately!

I was also thinking about a fun chicken and dumpling recipe for the slow cooker. A friend of mine uses and loves AllRecipe's recipe. I really want to change it up to add some veggies and extra flavor so here goes:

1 Rotisserie Chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1/2 tub cream cheese
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
2 large carrots finely sliced
2 large celery stalks sliced
2 tbs butter

Place the chicken, soup, butter, spices, and veggies in the slow cooker and cover. Cook for 5-6 hours.
Approximately 30 minutes before serving, place the biscuit dough in around the top of the cooker until dough is fully cooked.