Slow Cooker Potato Soup II

Slow Cooker Potato Soup II
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Sounds really good, simple and common ingredients, and cooked in a slow cooker, bonus. On my to cook list. 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
Slow Cooker Potato Soup II
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Sounds really good, simple and common ingredients, and cooked in a slow cooker, bonus. On my to cook list. 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. Add everything to your slow cooker crock, stir to mix together. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours. or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Mash the potatoes while they are in the slow cooker to the cooker to the consistency you prefer.
  3. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost. With some planning, plan on a chicken dish that uses boiled shredded chicken, then you can make the stock for this by simply adding trinity when boiling the chicken, and use several tablespoons of the chopped chicken to make the soup with a shortcut.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Wendy’s Chili

Wendy's Chili
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Chili always a great meal and this sounds very good. This can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. The beans can be cooked from dry beans the day before, or you can use canned beans in the standard size can. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-4 hours
Wendy's Chili
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Chili always a great meal and this sounds very good. This can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. The beans can be cooked from dry beans the day before, or you can use canned beans in the standard size can. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the garlic. Drain off most of the fat, not all.
  2. Put the beef and the remaining ingredients in a large pot, cover, and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
  3. You can also cook this in a slow cooker on Low setting for 3-4 hours.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 200 Baht/1 kilo of beef. For 6 servings this is about 98 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Tomato Juice, Tomato Puree.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili II

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili II
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Sounds good, on my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili II
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Sounds good, on my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the beans, you can cook yourself the day before, or you can use canned beans that are rinsed and drained before use.
  2. Combine beans, salsa, tomato sauce, and chili powder in slow cooker. Top with chicken, onions, and corn. Do not stir. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir and serve topped with cheese if desired.
Recipe Notes

Chicken will cost about 60 Baht/750 grams. The cheese if used will cost about 90 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 55 cents per serving if you prepare the beans from dry beans. If using canned beans, this is about 98 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Bean & Bacon Soup

Bean & Bacon Soup
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I love a good bean soup, and a bean soup with bacon, even better. I have modified this to use a slow cooker.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Bean & Bacon Soup
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I love a good bean soup, and a bean soup with bacon, even better. I have modified this to use a slow cooker.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Sort the beans and discard bad beans or debris, rinse and place in a large bowl that has a lid, cover with water by about 2 inches, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Next day, drain the beans, quick rinse and place in the slow cooker. And the chicken stock and set the slow cooker to High setting.
  3. Fry the bacon in a pan until just crispy, remove from the pan, briefly drain on a paper towel, then add to the slow cooker. You can reserve some of the bacon to garnish the top of each bowl if desired. This photo shows I am using 1/2 package of store bought Thai brand bacon, and 4 slices of thick cut German smoked bacon.
  4. Pour the bacon fat into a jar for use in later, like frying eggs, potatoes, etc but do not wipe out the pan, now add the veggies to the pan and cook those for 4-5 minutes or until starting to soften, then stir in the tomato paste, cook for another minute or two, then add this mixture to the slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and stir to mix everything together. Cover.
  5. Continue to cook on High for a total of 3 hours, then switch to Low setting for 3 hours. Perfect consistency.
  6. Remove the bay leaves, stir in some dried parsley and serve. Top with the reserved bacon for garnish if desired and sprinkle some dried parsley on as well.
Recipe Notes

Only item expensive here would be the smoked bacon, a good brand is TGM, this would be about 130 Baht/200 gram package, 2 packages would be 260 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 95 cents per serving, good value!

Variant: Prior to serving, add 2-3 chopped plum tomatoes and stir those in. Add macaroni for kind of pasta fagioli to get more meals from this.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Adding pasta inspired by good friend, Edward Coleman.
Philippines.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew II

Slow Cooker Beef Stew II
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Another good sounding stew recipe, this one uses caraway seed as well. 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 Beef Stew II
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Another good sounding stew recipe, this one uses caraway seed as well. 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. Toss the beef with the paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Coat in flour and shake off any excess. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on all sides. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the beef to your slow cooker and add the potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and onions and stir to combine.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the tomato paste and stir until the oil begins to turn brick-red, about 1 minute. Add the flour and wine and whisk until thick, some lumps are ok. Add the beef broth, thyme, caraway, salt and pepper to your liking and bring to a simmer, whisking, continue simmering and whisking until the gravy is smooth and thick, just a few minutes.
  3. Pour the gravy into the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. The meat and vegetables should be tender. Season with salt and pepper as needed and stir in the parsley. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Estimate about 200 Baht/kilo for beef, this vary greatly. For 8 servings this is about 74 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
United States.

Best Ever Beef Stew

Best Ever Beef Stew
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Love a good beef stew, and this sounds pretty good. I cannot vouch for this being 'best ever' but it does sound good.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Best Ever Beef Stew
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Love a good beef stew, and this sounds pretty good. I cannot vouch for this being 'best ever' but it does sound good.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Shake the beef in a resealable plastic bag with the flour, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until evenly coated. Heat a splash of olive oil in a skillet then add the floured beef to the pan and brown on all sides. Remove using a slotted spoon or tongs and place into the bottom of your slow cooker. Season with pepper as desired.
  2. Saute the diced onion in the same hot skillet for 2 minutes. Don't worry about cleaning it out in between, that's added flavor! Transfer the onions into the slow cooker as well.
  3. Pour the Worcestershire sauce, water, beef stock powder into the same skillet and whisk until mixed. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Add the diced potatoes, carrots, celery, bay leaves to the slow cooker. Now, pour the mixture from the skillet into the slow cooker. Cover, cook on Low setting for 8 hours. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
Recipe Notes

The beef would cost about 200 Baht/kilo. For 6 servings, this is about 98 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Poor Man’s Stew

Poor Man's Stew
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Sounds good and tasty. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-7 hours
Poor Man's Stew
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Sounds good and tasty. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-7 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic to a large slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, and oregano. Pour this mixture over everything in the slow cooker. Stir.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6-7 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time. Serve with buttered bread.
Recipe Notes

The beef will run about 100 Baht/500 grams. For 4 servings, this is about 75 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Kapusta – Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup

Kapusta - Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup
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Sounds great! Common ingredients as well. This is a slow cooker recipe but the sausage will be browned a little before going into the slow cooker. Servings is an estimate until I make this.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Kapusta - Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup
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Sounds great! Common ingredients as well. This is a slow cooker recipe but the sausage will be browned a little before going into the slow cooker. Servings is an estimate until I make this.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a hot skillet cook the sausage to brown it up a little, no need to cook it through. Then slice in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces, drain any fat and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and give it a quick mix. Cook on Low setting for 10-12 hours or High setting for 5-6 hours. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Only thing pricey is the sausage, for 600 grams, I will estimate 150 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Cheesy Brat Stew

Cheesy Brat Stew
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This sounds like a great recipe as an alternative to grilling brats (which I love by the way) so I will have to test this one out. The time stated for this was odd at best, so if you make this before me, check the potatoes at 4 hours, but you may need to cook until 6-8 hours, on low.Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Cheesy Brat Stew
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This sounds like a great recipe as an alternative to grilling brats (which I love by the way) so I will have to test this one out. The time stated for this was odd at best, so if you make this before me, check the potatoes at 4 hours, but you may need to cook until 6-8 hours, on low.Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place everything in a slow cooker and mix and cook on Low setting for 4-8 hours or until the potatoes are tender. You may need go to the 7 or 8 hours. You can add the long beans about an hour before the end.
Recipe Notes

For pricing, go with about 180 Baht for 5 Brats. For 6 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

White Bean & Ham Soup

White Bean & Ham Soup
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This, sounds wonderful! You can use canned beans or dry beans that you cook the day before. You can use an immersion blender, a regular, or just a potato masher if like a chunkier soup. On my to cook list for sure! If using dry beans, you need to plan ahead to cook the beans the day before. It may seem odd to slow cook cooked beans but it is the blend the flavors.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
White Bean & Ham Soup
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This, sounds wonderful! You can use canned beans or dry beans that you cook the day before. You can use an immersion blender, a regular, or just a potato masher if like a chunkier soup. On my to cook list for sure! If using dry beans, you need to plan ahead to cook the beans the day before. It may seem odd to slow cook cooked beans but it is the blend the flavors.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a non stick skillet over medium heat with the olive oil, add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook until tender, then add the garlic and diced ham and cook for about 1 minute, the pour this into your slow cooker. Then add 1/2 of the beans, chicken stock, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste to the slow cooker. Mix this, cover and cook on Low setting for 4 hours.
  2. At 4 hours, remove the bay leaf and you can do one of three things, immersion blend, use a mixer to blend, or just use a potato masher to mash the beans in the slow cooker. My vote is potato masher but I will see when I make this. Add the remaining beans, cover, and cook for another 1-2 hours. Serve.
Recipe Notes

This is low cost and less than $1 per serving, either using a ham bone, or using thick cut ham slices from Makro (that is what I will be doing).

Provided by Barefeet in the Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
United States.