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.

 


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Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff Recipe

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This recipe is a long time family favorite!  I love it, too, because I can dump everything into the slow cooker and it does all of the “work” for me!

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Here’s the recipe:

Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff Recipe
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Serves: 8
 

Ingredients
  • 2T flour
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1¾ lb. boneless round steak
  • 2 cans 10¾ oz cream of mushroom soup (I use 98% FF)
  • 2 c. water (or 1 can 100% FF beef broth for more flavor)
  • 1 envelope beef stew mix
  • 4 oz can mushrooms, sliced and drained
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • 1 T minced parsley

Instructions
  1. Combine flour, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika in slow cooker.
  2. Cut meat into 1½ inch strips. Place in flour mixture and toss until meat is well coated.
  3. Add soup, water, and stew mix. Stir until well blended.
  4. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.
  5. Stir in mushrooms, sour cream, and parsley and then cook on high 10-15 minutes until heated through. (Depending on the consistency of the sauce, you may need to add cornstarch to thicken or add more water/broth to thin)
  6. Serve over egg noodles.

 

Slow Cooker Mondays: Creamy chicken noodle soup!

slow-cooker-chicken-noodle-soupWhenever one of my kids gets sick, this is one of their top picks.  I have to admit that I love it when I’m sick, too!  It’s great because you can throw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker for the day and it basically cooks itself!  The last thing you want to do when you’re sick is have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so this is the perfect comfort food!

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Creamy chicken noodle soup!
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Serves: 6-8
 

An easy, creamy slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe!
Ingredients
  • 3 cans chicken broth
  • 3 cans cream of chicken soup (I use 98% fat free)
  • 3-4 frozen chicken breasts
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2-3 celery stalks, diced
  • parsley, to taste
  • onion powder (you could also use “real” onions, but I don’t like them, so we use the powder for flavor instead)
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • egg noodles (1/2 bag)

Instructions
  1. Place the frozen chicken breasts on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Add the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and seasonings.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. About 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat, shred the chicken. You can either cook the noodles separately and then drain and add them to the slow cooker or you can add them to the slow cooker and cook everything on high for 20-30 minutes.

 

 

Slow Cooker Cube Steak and Gravy Recipe

I’ve had a few different recipes for cube steak pinned on Pinterest for awhile and I’ve been wanting to try them.  It brings back memories of a recipe that my mom used to make when I was a kid using mushroom gravy and hamburger patties.  This recipe was a hit with my kids and with my husband, but I will say that the meat did dry out some after being in the slow cooker for so long (about 12 hours), so this is a recipe that I would say shouldn’t be left for more than 6-8 hours.

Slow Cooker Cube Steak and Gravy Recipe
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Serves: 5
 

A super easy recipe for cube steak that you can make in your slow cooker!
Ingredients
  • Cube Steak (we used a package with 4)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet Beef Stew seasoning
  • 1 small can sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup skim milk

Instructions
  1. Place cube steak in the bottom of a greased slow cooker.
  2. Mix mushroom soup, beef stew mix, mushrooms and milk together and pour over the steak in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. You’ll have a nice gravy for your meat and your mashed potatoes!

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

I first discovered baked potato soup when I was in college and one of my roommates made it for us.  I figured out a way to adapt her recipe so that I could make it in the slow cooker, and Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup used to be a regular part of our menu rotation.  I realized as I was meal planning last month that it had been quite awhile since we had eaten it.  It’s easy to make an budget friendly, so I decided it was time to have it again!

Here’s the recipe:

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
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Serves: 8
 

Super easy and filling baked potato soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months!
Ingredients
  • 5 lb of potatoes, peeled, raw, and diced
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (we use the 98% fat free)
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • ½ pound cooked bacon (I use real bacon piece to save time)
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • Garlic Powder (1 tsp)
  • Onion Powder (1 tsp)
  • Pepper (1 tsp)

Instructions
  1. Grease slow cooker. Place diced potatoes on bottom.
  2. Cube the cream cheese and place the pieces on top of the potatoes.
  3. Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and the bacon over the top of the potatos.
  4. Add the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth and stir everything to mix it.
  5. Cook for 7-8 hours in crock pot on low.
  6. Before serving, I take a potato masher and mash the potatoes somewhat. We serve with a spoonful of sour cream and shredded cheese!

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