Friday, October 16, 2009

slow cooker pot roast

Easy Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Prep Time:

15 min

Total Time:

9 hr 30 min


4 servings, about 1-2/3 cups each

What You Need!

1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth

1/4 cup Light Zesty Italian Dressing

1/4 cup Barbecue Sauce

1 tsp. dried oregano leaves

1 lb. boneless beef chuck for stew, cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes

1 lb. red potatoes, quartered

4 large carrots, cut into 1-inch-thick slices

1 large onion, cut into chunks

2 slices Bacon, chopped

3 Tbsp. flour

3 Tbsp. water

Make It!

MIX broth, dressing, barbecue sauce and oregano in slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients except flour and water; toss to coat. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours (or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours).

TRANSFER meat and vegetables to serving bowl with slotted spoon; cover with foil. Set aside.

MIX flour and water until well blended. Stir into juices in slow cooker; cover. Cook on HIGH for 15 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened. Spoon over meat and vegetables.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Mac

Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Mac

Prep Time:

15 min

Total Time:

25 min


4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

What You Need

1 pkg. Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables

1/4 cup fat-free milk

2 tsp. butter

1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chopped (about 1 cup)

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Make It

COOK Macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, adding the vegetables to the boiling water along with the macaroni. Drain; return to pan.

ADD Cheese Sauce Mix and remaining ingredients; mix well. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 to 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday October 14th

Bruschetta Minute Steaks

What You Need!

1 Tbsp. oil

6 thin boneless beef steaks (1/4 to 1/2-inch thick, 1-1/2 lb.)

2 large tomatoes, chopped (about 2 cups)

1 yellow pepper, finely chopped

1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressing

1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stuffing Mix for Chicken, prepared as directed on package

1 cup Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Make It!

HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add steaks; cook 1 min. on each side or until lightly browned on both sides.

MEANWHILE, mix tomatoes, peppers and dressing; spoon over steaks. Top with prepared stuffing; sprinkle with cheese.

REDUCE heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 3 to 5 min. or until cheese is melted and steak is cooked to medium doneness (160°F.)

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