Meatballs & Gravy I

Meatballs & Gravy I
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This recipe is going to make use of another recipe for Italian meatballs, party size or dinner size is up to you. If you are in a pinch for time or like the convenience, go with store bought frozen meatballs. This is a Slow Cooker recipe. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
12-24 hours
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Prep Time
12-24 hours
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Meatballs & Gravy I
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This recipe is going to make use of another recipe for Italian meatballs, party size or dinner size is up to you. If you are in a pinch for time or like the convenience, go with store bought frozen meatballs. This is a Slow Cooker recipe. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
12-24 hours
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Prep Time
12-24 hours
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. You need 2 to 2 1/2 kilos of cooked Italian meatballs, these can be party size (gold ball size) or larger dinner size. You have several options to do this. 1. You can use what ever meatball recipe you are familiar with. 2. Use the meatball recipe on this site, which can be made on the day you are making this recipe, or from frozen as it is a general make ahead type recipe, link is in Recipe Notes section. 3. Last resort, you can use store bought frozen meatballs. If using frozen meatballs, thaw them, if using fresh made AND cooked meatballs, they need to be cooled to room temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the soup (if using homemade from the short, it needs to be room temperature), sour cream, and water. Mix, then add the meatballs and mix those in to ensure all are coated well.
  3. Refrigerate the meatballs and mixture overnight. this allows the meatballs to absorb the flavors.
  4. The next day, pour the meatballs and mixture into your slow cooker and set to Low setting until the mixture is hot and the meatballs heated through.
  5. If the meatballs did not soak overnight, heat on Low setting for a longer time, 3-5 hours so they can absorb the flavor and have a better taste to them.
  6. For party size meatballs, serve as appetizers. For dinner size meatballs, I would serve over cooked pasta along with the sauce.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 500 Baht/2 1/2 kilos of beef. Source it locally and you may get it for less. This recipe makes a lot so I will just state now Low cost until I make these and verify serving sizes.

Shortcuts: Italian Meatballs, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sour Cream.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Drunken Garlic Slow Cooker Roast

Drunken Garlic Slow Cooker Roast
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Sounds good. On my too cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-8 hours
Drunken Garlic Slow Cooker Roast
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Sounds good. On my too cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large heavy pan, when hot, brown the roast on both sides while seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove the roast to a plate and set aside.
  2. Same pan add the remaining oil and add the onions and cook until they just start to soften and wilt then add the garlic and cook a few more minutes until the onions are translucent.
  3. In a measuring cup, add the hot water and the bullion cubes and mix to dissolve, then pour that into the pan, also to the pan, add the beer, brown sugar, vinegar, and stir to mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture, carefully, into your slow cooker insert, place the roast on top of that mixture. Switch the slow cooker to Low setting for 7-8 hours. Check for tenderness at 7 hours. If needed, continue to cook until the roast is tender to your liking.
  5. When the roast is tender, remove from the slow cooker and place on a platter. Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil.
  6. While the liquid is heating, mix together a slurry of 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2-3 tablespoons of cold water, stir into the liquid until the gravy is thickened to your liking.
  7. Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta, spoon gravy over slices of roast and potatoes.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 300 Baht/1 kilo of beef. For 4 servings, this is about $2.20 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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5-Ingredient Crock Pot Pot Roast

5-Ingredient Crock Pot Pot Roast
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This comes from a good friend and chef and there is even a shortcut for the soup mix. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
5-Ingredient Crock Pot Pot Roast
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This comes from a good friend and chef and there is even a shortcut for the soup mix. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Lightly butter your slow cooker insert, place the vegetables in the bottom. Sprinkle with one packet of onion soup mix.
  2. Place the beef on the vegetables, sprinkle with the second packet of soup mix. Pour in the broth around the outside. Really just takes a cup of broth, gets the steam going.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8-10 hours. Check at 8 hours for tenderness. If fork tender, remove and serve, if not tender, continue cooking and checking each hour until tender, for local Thai beef, trust me, 9-10 hours and you will be happy with the results.
  4. If you would like to make an Au Jus dipping sauce, say for roast beef sandwiches, remove the beef and vegetables from the slow cooker and add a touch less than 1/4 cup Worcestershire and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder to the slow cooker juices, mix well and serve in small bowls for dipping.
Recipe Notes

The beef would cost about 300 Baht for 1 1/2 kilo. For 6 servings, this is about $1.47 per serving.

Shortcut: Beefy Onion Soup Mix.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Meatloaf
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This does sound like a good way to prepare this, and a lot less heat in the kitchen as well. I will make this and report my findings. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Slow Cooker Meatloaf
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This does sound like a good way to prepare this, and a lot less heat in the kitchen as well. I will make this and report my findings. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
For the Glaze
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the Glaze ingredients, set aside.
  2. Grease your slow cooker insert with butter.
  3. In the slow cooker insert, mix together the eggs, milk, breadcrumbs, onion, and sage. Add the beef and mix well, use your hands for this. Once mixed, shape into loaf in the center of the insert, with about a 1 finger width of space on the sides of the insert. There, wasn't that easy, and no mixing bowl to wash.
  4. Spoon the glaze over the top of the loaf.
  5. Cook on Low setting for 6 hours.
  6. Slice and serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable for a complete meal. Think meatloaf sandwiches for leftovers.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 200 Baht for the beef. For 6 servings this is about 98 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
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I cannot vouch for this being Italian in any fashion except for maybe the use of the red wine, sounds good though, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
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I cannot vouch for this being Italian in any fashion except for maybe the use of the red wine, sounds good though, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Let the roast come to room temp by sitting it on the counter for 30 minutes. Heat a large non stick pan on medium high heat and add the olive oil. Sprinkle the roast all over with 3 teaspoons of the kosher salt and the black pepper.
  2. Add the roast to the pan and sear on all sides, rotating the roast every 3 or 4 minutes to brown all sides of the roast. When the roast is browned, remove and place in your slow cooker.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the parsley. Cook on Low setting for 8 hours.
  4. To serve, remove the roast from the slow cooker and let rest 10 minutes. Slice across the grain, mashed potatoes, the veggies from the pot and gravy over the potatoes, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, sounds perfect.
Recipe Notes

For the beef, figure about 300 Baht/1 1/2 kilo roast. For 8 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Bacon Ranch Meatloaf

Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
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This sounds tasty indeed! Definitely on my to cook list! You need a large slow cooker for this. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
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This sounds tasty indeed! Definitely on my to cook list! You need a large slow cooker for this. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, torn bread, salt, and pepper, and let sit for 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes, add the ketchup, onion, and ranch dressing, and mix together. Then add the beef and mix well, use your hands for this.
  3. Place in your slow cooker and pack down and smooth out, add ketchup to the top to your liking.
  4. Cover and cook on High setting for 15 minutes, then switch to Low setting for 7 hours.
  5. Top with crumbled bacon and serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 300 Baht for 1 1/2 kilos of beef. For 8 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving, very reasonable.

Shortcut: Ranch Dressing Mix.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper

Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper
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This sounds absolutely delicious. On my to cook list. Basic, easily available ingredients as well.
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper
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This sounds absolutely delicious. On my to cook list. Basic, easily available ingredients as well.
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with sliced onion. For even better flavor, sauté onion in skillet until golden brown, then add it to the slow cooker. Top with cut up bell pepper. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Mix the broth with Sriracha, pour over the peppers and beef. Cook on Low setting for 7-8 hours or High setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  3. Mix the 1/2 cup water and corn starch. Add 1 cup of liquid from the meat & pepper mixture and cook on medium heat until boiling, then cook 2 minutes past boil to remove the cornstarch flavor. Add this mixture back to the meat and bell peppers. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and stir.
  4. Serve hot over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

The beef will cost about 200 Baht/kilo, if you can source from a local village market, you may get it for less. For 4 servings, this is about $1.47 per serving.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and Let the Baking Begin and the link to this recipe is here.
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Beef & Noodles III

Beef & Noodles III
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I am so looking forward to making this, this is true comfort food right here. Several shortcuts to make as well for additional savings. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Beef & Noodles III
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I am so looking forward to making this, this is true comfort food right here. Several shortcuts to make as well for additional savings. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Oil or butter your slow cooker insert. From the author of this recipe: "Trust me, don't skip this step...you'll hate yourself later if you don't." I think this step is quite important.
  2. Add the beef to the slow cooker. In a large bowl, mix together the canned soup, gravy mix, and soup mix with 4 cups of water, pour soup mixture over the beef.
  3. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours, looking for very tender beef.
  4. About 30 to 90 minutes before serving, turn the slow cooker to High setting, add the mushrooms and egg noodles.
  5. For the egg noodles, if you have frozen egg noodles, add them as is, frozen, with the mushrooms. If you only have dried egg noodles, cook those in a pot of boiling water until just before tender, drain, and add those.
  6. Stir and squish down the noodles so they are covered with the liquid. Cover and continue to cook on High setting for 30-90 minutes to either cook the frozen noodles or heat through the cooked noodles.
  7. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The beef will cost about 200 Baht, if you can source this locally in a village market, you may get it cheaper. For 8 servings, this is about 74 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Au Jus Mix, Onion Soup Mix.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

Slow Cooker Beef on Rice
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This sounds really good! On my to cook list for sure. Minimal ingredients as well makes for an easy to put together meal. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Slow Cooker Beef on Rice
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This sounds really good! On my to cook list for sure. Minimal ingredients as well makes for an easy to put together meal. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
For the Beef
To Make the Gravy
To Serve
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the beef, broth, onion to your slow cooker, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the Italian seasoning. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.
  2. About 15 minutes before serving, transfer the contents of the slow cooker into a large pot on your stove and bring it to a boil. Whisk together the corn starch and water, add to the pot and stir in until thickened.
  3. Serve over rice and garnish fresh chopped parsley if desired.
Recipe Notes

The beef will cost about 200 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about $1.47 per serving.

Shortcut: Italian Seasoning.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and Creme de la Crumb and the link to this recipe is here.
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Roast Beef & Gravy

Roast Beef & Gravy
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Sounds good, only four ingredients, and two can be made with shortcuts. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Roast Beef & Gravy
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Sounds good, only four ingredients, and two can be made with shortcuts. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cut roast in half or several large pieces, place in your slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and pour over beef.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until beef is tender.
  3. Serve with mashed potatoes, and the gravy, and a vegetable or salad would be nice as well.
Recipe Notes

The beef would cost about 300 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about $1.11 per serving.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Onion Soup Mix.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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