Slow Cooker Hobo Stew

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I’ve been looking for new slow cooker recipes to try and found a recipe for Hobo Stew on Pinterest.   The original recipe called had a more tangy sauce (made with ketchup and vinegar) and I wanted something more hearty, so I made some substitutions.  The original recipe can be found here–> Hobo Stew

We served this with biscuits.  It was a hit with the whole family and one that will definitely be a “keeper” in your menu rotation!

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew

Here’s my recipe including the changes that I made:

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew
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Serves: 4
 

This is a nice twist on your traditional beef stew and perfect for fall and winter!
Ingredients
  • 1 bag frozen meatballs (you could make them from scratch, but I’m all about convenience)
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (I use the Yukon potatoes)
  • 1 can Golden Mushrooom soup
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 bag frozen peas

Instructions
  1. Place diced carrots and potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place frozen meatballs on top.
  3. Pour Golden Mushroom soup and beef broth over the top.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Add frozen peas 30 minutes before you are ready to serve.
  6. NOTE: This will be relatively thick if you use one can of beef broth. If you want a more “soupy” consistency, use two cans of beef broth.

 


See more slow cooker recipes here–> Slow cooker recipes

See my weekly menu plan and get meal planning inspiration here–> Menu Plan Monday

Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

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If you’re looking for a tasty, low calorie dessert idea, check out this recipe for Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake!  You only need TWO ingredients!  I have seen variations of this recipe multiple times online and I have to admit that in spite of the success of so many others, I was a bit skeptical!  I can’t believe how EASY this is to make and it was yummy, too!

Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Serves: 6-8
 

Easy, low calorie Pineapple Angel Food Cake recipe. You only need two ingredients!
Ingredients
  • Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Can of crushed pineapple
  • Optional: fruit to drizzle over the top and Cool Whip

Instructions
  1. Add the contents of the Angel Food Cake Mix to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add a can of crushed pineapple (do not drain).
  3. Stir until both ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray (I used a bundt pan). The Angel Food Cake Box says that you do not need to grease the pan, but from my experience, if you’re using a bundt pan, it’s much easier to get the cake out if you spray it.
  5. Bake according to the directions on the box.
  6. Serve with fruit topping and/or Cool Whip (it’s also yummy without).

 

EASY Cheesy Pepperoni Bread!

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My family LOVES monkey bread and they love pizza, so I figured this would be the best of both worlds! This Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Bread was so easy to make (and the kids can help cook, too!) and everyone LOVED it! We will definitely be making it again!  This is a recipe you want to serve basically straight from the oven (give it a few minutes to cool so little fingers don’t get burned).  I’m hungry just thinking about it.

Here are a few more recipes your family might enjoy:

Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Bread

 

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EASY Cheesy Pepperoni Bread!
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Easy Cheesy Pepperoni bread – kid friendly!
Ingredients
  • 2 cans biscuits (I used Grands)
  • 1 package pepperoni (I used Turkey Pepperoni)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup Olive Oil

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut biscuits into quarters and cut pepperoni pieces in half.
  3. Mix biscuits, pepperoni slices, and olive oil together.
  4. Spray a bundt pan and layer the biscuits/pepperoni mixture with the cheese. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over each layer.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes (until the top is golden brown)
  6. Remove from oven and place on a serving dish.
  7. Serve with dipping sauces such as pizza/marinara sauce or ranch dressing.

 

 

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

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I LOVE Spinach Artichoke Dip!  It’s my favorite appetizer when we go out to eat, but I have never made it myself.  I figured it would take a lot of time to make.  I was completely wrong!  I had no idea that you can make Spinach Artichoke Dip in the slow cooker!  I’ve made this twice now for my family and it’s been a huge hit every time!  I love how easy it is to pull together!

Looking for other great dip recipes?  We are also fans of this one–> Loaded Baked Potato Dip Recipe

 

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
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Easy slow cooker spinach artichoke dip recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichokes (rinsed, drained, and chopped)
  • 10 ounce bag baby spinach, fresh or frozen (I used fresh)
  • 8 ounces sour cream (I use the “light” version)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (I use the ⅓ less fat version and cube it before adding)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (I use the light version)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir. I only add ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese at this point.
  2. Cook on high for 2.5 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir again and move to serving dish or serve from slow cooker. Before serving, I sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of Parmesan cheese over the top and let it melt.

 

Easy Cashew Chicken

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My family LOVES Chinese take-out, but I don’t love the prices, especially right now when we’re really focusing on sticking within our budget.  One night of take-out would blow half of our eating out budget for the month!  I tested out this recipe for Easy Cashew Chicken last night, and it was a HIT with my entire family.  My daughter commented that it tasted just like take-out, which made my night!  We’ll definitely be making this one again!

Easy Cashew Chicken

 

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Serves: 4
 

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe – tastes just like take-out!
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into pieces)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 8 ounces snow peas (trimmed)

Instructions
  1. Place chicken, flour, and pepper in a large Ziploc bag. Shake to coat.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and brown.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Mix well.
  4. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add the sauce mixture and cashews. Then place the snow peas over the top.
  5. Cover and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.