Friday, July 18, 2014
I made Sweet Potato Chili last night, and it was really good! It's a good way to sneak some healthy veggies in, but it still tastes like chili.
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup vegetable broth
2 cups water
2 zucchini, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
Optional: 1 pound of cooked ground turkey or beef
Toppings: Cheese, sour cream
Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 6-8 hours. When ready to serve, take a potato masher and lightly mash the sweet potatoes so they are not quite so chunky.
You could also cook this on the stove top if you were in a hurry.
Recipe adapted from here.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
It is so nice to come home to a fully cooked meal. Last night, I put some food in the crock pot before bed, and we came home to a fresh pot of vegetable soup after church today.
Put some cornbread in the oven, and everyone is happy!
Crockpot Vegetable Soup
- 4 Cups Vegetable Broth (chicken broth would work as well)
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
- 1 Cup Frozen Peas
- 1 Cup Frozen Corn
- 1 Cup Chopped Carrots (frozen would work too)
- 1 Can Kidney Beans
- 3 Red Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
- 1/2 tsp. garlic
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- Add 1 lb of cooked ground turkey or beef
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
Place vegetable broth, water, tomato sauce, veggies, beans, and potatoes in crock pot. Cook on low 8-12 hours or high 4-6 hours. The ground beef or turkey can be added at this time too, but I like to add it in during the last hour of cook time if possible. Scoop into bowls and top with sour cream and cheese.