Beginner Crockpot Recipe: Steak Fajitas

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Whether you are new to using a crockpot, aka slow cooker, or a seasoned pro, this recipe is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful!

Beginner Crockpot Recipe: Steak Fajitas (Freezer Meal)
 
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Whether you are new to using a crockpot, aka slow cooker, or a seasoned pro, this recipe is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful!
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Recipe type: Slow cooker
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds boneless sirloin steak
  • 1 large pepper, any color
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ¼-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Serve on warmed tortillas with salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, olives
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice your steak, onion and peeper and place in your slow cooker
  2. Add the rest of your ingredients to slow cooker
  3. Stir to mix everything together
  4. Cook on high power for 2.5 to 3 hours
  5. Serve on warmed tortillas with salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and olives
  6. FREEZER MEAL directions:
  7. Follow instructions above but do not cook and place everything in a 1 gallon freezer bag. Label and freeze. Allow to thaw prior to cooking

 

Large Family No-Knead Overnight White/Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

No knead bread

One of the easiest ways to cut the family food budget is by buying your flour in bulk and making your own bread from scratch.  As a busy, homeschooling mom of 7, I have found this super fast, overnight white/whole wheat sandwich bread a real life saver. There is no kneading, only mixing well the night before.

This recipe will fill TWO large loaf pans (11″ x 4″) and will last our family for two days.

I hope you enjoy this basic bread recipe.

Enjoy!
-Janelle

Large Family No-Knead Overnight White/Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
 
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This makes 2 large loaves (11" x 4")
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 6 cups white flour
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp salt
  • ¼ tsp instant yeast
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups room-temperature water
Instructions
  1. Day 1:
  2. In a very large bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together
  3. Add butter and water
  4. Using a dough whisk or wooden spoon, mix well until dough comes together, about five minutes
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl
  6. Drizzle top of dough with a little melted butter or oil
  7. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap
  8. Let sit on counter for 12-18 hours, depending on how cool or warm you kitchen is
  9. Day 2:
  10. Vigorously stir the dough until it deflates
  11. Grease loaf pans
  12. Divide dough evenly between the two loaf pans
  13. Cover pans with plastic wrap and let stand for 45-60 minutes or until the dough nearly reaches the top of the pan rim
  14. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  15. Gently remove plastic wrap from pans and allow bread to rise ¼" above rim of pan
  16. Bake in middle of preheated oven for 25-35 minutes
  17. Bread should be well browned and sound hollow when tapped
  18. Also bread to cool 10 minutes before removing from pan
  19. Cool on wire rack
  20. Cool completely before slicing

Southern Recipe: Sausage and Grits

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I was raised in Upstate New York and never, ever tried grits or even heard of them until the Cracker Barrel restaurant came to our area and grits were on the menu.  One of you wanted to give me the opportunity to try grits for myself and for my family.  This recipe was included in the package of grits.

Let me say that these are DELICIOUS! They got my families seal of approval and a make again!  Whether you are new to grits or have been making them for ages, you need to try this recipe.

I hope you will try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we all did.

-Janelle

Southern Recipe: Sausage and Grits
 
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This recipe is a great first timer recipe if you have never tried grits before.
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Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2lbs pork sausage (mild or spicy or a mix)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1¼ cups grits
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (I used ¼ tsp)
  • 6 eggs, beaten
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage and drain well
  2. Set aside
  3. Bring water and broth to a boil
  4. Stir in salt and grits and then return to a boil
  5. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Add cheese, milk, butter, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper
  9. Stir until cheese melts
  10. Add sausage and eggs; mix
  11. Spoon into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish
  12. Bake uncovered @ 350F for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean
  13. Let stand 15 minutes before serving