Busy lives! Aren't we all busy, busy, busy? Bring out the crockpot or slow cooker and you can
make some tasty, economical meals for your family and cut down your kitchen time too. For these recipes, all you have to do is add a salad, perhaps a bread, and you've got dinner. Dessert can be elaborate or as simple as sugar-free cookies or a bowl of sugar-free ice cream.
PORK ROAST WITH ONIONS AND POTATOESThis recipe requires a 4-quart slowcooker for best results.
Approximately 3 lb boneless pork loin roast, trim off fat1 large garlic clove, sliced
5 medium potatoes, washed, cubed, unpeeled1 large onion, sliced
3/4 cup water (or tomato juice, if desired)1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch1 tbsp cold water
Make slits in roast in insert slices of garlic. Place roast under broiler to brown. Put potatoes in slow cooker. Add 1/2 the onion slices. Place roast atop vegetables and cover with remaining onions. Combine water or juice with soy sauce and pour over roast. Place lid on slowcooker and cook on low about 8 hours. When ready to serve, remove roast and vegetables from cooker. Combine cornstarch and cold water. Add to the liquid in the slow cooker. Turn cooker to high until liquid is thickened. Slice meat and serve thickened liquid over the meat and vegetables.This recipe has a few more protein grams than carbs so it is excellent for diabetics who want to enjoy some good old "meat and potatoes".
COWBOY CASSEROLE1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/4 lbs 90% lean ground beef6 medium potatoes, unpeeled, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced16 oz can kidney beans
15 oz can diced tomatoes2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper
In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, rinse with hot water and drain. Mix flour into diced tomatoes, stir until flour is smooth.Layer into slow cooker in the following order; onion, beef, potatoes, garlic and beans. Pour tomatoes over all and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until potatoes are tender.
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About the Author:
A grandmother with diabetes along with other autoimmune diseases, Linda likes to share with others what she has learned about dealing with her health issues. For more of her writings and recipes, go to her website at http://diabeticenjoyingfood.squarespace.com