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Did you know that 46 million people in the US deal with hunger issues? This is why I’ve teamed up with over 30 fellow food bloggers to publish a cookbook where all proceeds go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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Where Slow Food And Whole Food Meet: Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners From Our Kitchens To Yours is full of delicious slow cooker recipes that use healthy whole ingredients and most of the recipes cost less than $3.00 per serving to make.

 

Here’s the picture of one of my contributions to the book: Tex-Mex Scalloped Potato and Carrot Dinner. Sounds yummy, right? You can get this recipe below.

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There are so many tasty recipes in this book like Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches and Pumpkin, Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup. There’s a Chicken Burrito Bowl, Balsamic Orange Roast Beef, Chinese Beef and Broccoli, and Creamy Buffalo Chicken. And let’s not forget about Whole Tuscan Chicken and Sweet and Spicy Carnitas. The list goes on and on with enough healthy, easy slow cooker recipes to last you a month.

If you head over to my blog, I’m giving away a Set & Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid with a copy of our cookbook. Enter to win the slow cooker and be sure to use the entry options that get the word out about this great cause.

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Tex-Mex Scalloped Potato and Carrot Dinner
SERVES: 6

I love to give scalloped potatoes a twist by adding other ingredients. One time I went with Tex-Mex flavors like chili powder, tomatoes, corn and cheddar. My family liked it so much that I decided to turn it into a complete dinner by adding ground beef for protein and carrots for a larger healthy vegetable portion.
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (28 ounce) can low-sodium crushed tomatoes
1 (28 ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium black beans
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, cut in 1⁄4 inch slices
1 (16 ounce) bag crinkle-cut carrot chips
12 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 spring onions, chopped
Instructions
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Drain off any fat or juices. Transfer beef to a large bowl along with the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, black beans, bell pepper, chilli powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
Measure 1 cup of the beef and sauce mixture into a 6 quart slow cooker. Put one quarter of the potatoes in a single over-lapping scalloped layer over the sauce. Add a carrot chip in between each slice of potato. Top with 2 cups beef sauce and then 1⁄2 cup of cheese.
Add a second layer of potatoes and carrots, 2 cups more sauce and 3⁄4 cup of cheese. Repeat until you have 4 layers of potatoes total, finishing off by using all remaining sauce and cheese in the final layer.
Cook in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours. Open lid and spoon off any liquid that has risen to the top and discard it (this top liquid contains excessive grease from the cheese and meat). Let sit with the lid open for 15 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to serve. Top servings with the spring onions.
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Rosh Hashanah, a celebration of the Jewish New Year, begins tomorrow night as sunset. For those of you honoring this High Holiday, we have assembled a few of our favorite recipes to make a special evening without a lot of work.

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Roast Chicken with Honey Mustard Glaze

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Harvest Apple Cake

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Slow Cooker Rosemary Apricot Brisket



Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In our Heritage Dish series, we feature Hamilton Beach employees and their favorite family recipes. This month, we highlight Matt Harrington, Communications Manager, and one of his favorite recipes from his hometown of Buffalo, New York.

One of the first things people ask upon meeting me is, “Where are you from?” Most likely, this is because they detect the hint of the Great Lakes in my accent. Even though I’ve lived in Virginia for 14 years, the nasally a’s and hard r’s of the Western New York dialect remain. If my accent doesn’t let people know I’m from Buffalo, the Sabres t-shirt and Bills hat are a surefire giveaway.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Growing up in Western New York, I’ve eaten my share of chicken wings, and I’m skeptical when restaurants outside of the region claim they serve “authentic” Buffalo wings. For some reason, the rest of the country hasn’t figured out how to properly fry and sauce a wing yet. Normally, I make my own wings (and you can, too, with a deep fryer and your favorite hot sauce and butter mixture). But, this post isn’t about our world-famous wing. Instead, I want to introduce you to Buffalo’s best-kept secret: the Beef on Weck.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

At first glance, it may appear to be a run-of-the-mill roast beef sandwich. But trust me, Arby’s has nothing on the Beef on Weck. The building blocks of the sandwich are simple: thinly sliced, rare roast beef, horseradish and the salty kummelweck roll.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you don’t know what kummelweck is, it’s probably because a) you don’t speak German (kummelweck translates to “caraway seed roll”) or b) you don’t live in or know anyone from the City of Good Neighbors. A Beef on Weck without the “weck” is just roast beef on a roll. The food gods bestowed upon Western New York an abundance of kummelweck, available at every supermarket and bakery. If you live outside of the area, you’ll have to make your own. But don’t worry – it’s easy. You don’t even have to bust out your bread maker.

To make the buns, brush the tops of Kaiser or hard rolls with egg wash. Then, sprinkle on a mixture of coarse salt and caraway seeds (the saltier, the better). Pop them in a warmed oven or toaster oven for 3-4 minutes or until the egg wash is dry. That’s it! You’ve just turned an ordinary roll into the uniquely tasty kummelweck – the most important part of the Beef on Weck.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

For the roast beef, you can prepare the roast yourself (remembering to catch all the drippings), or you can take the easy way out and order thinly sliced roast beef from the deli counter at your grocery store. Be sure to ask for the rarest meat they have. And – this is important – don’t forget to ask for the au jus. Some delis will have the juice from the roast available for purchase. If they don’t have it, you can pick up a couple quarts of beef stock or broth. While you’re at the supermarket, grab a jar of grated horseradish (not the creamy kind).

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heat the au jus or stock in a slow cooker on high heat. Use a fork to quickly dip each slice of roast beef in the hot juice and immediately place on the roll. Pile the beef high – big flavors call for a big sandwich – and spoon a healthy dollop of sinus-clearing horseradish on top of the meat. Before completing your beefy masterpiece, dip the underside of the top bun in the juice for a little extra flavor and moisture.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Whenever I have family in town or friends over for a football or hockey game, I set up the buffet with the Beef on Weck assembly line. Not only is it delicious (even non-Buffalonians love it), but it takes very little time to prepare. It’s nice to have a little taste of home as we suffer through a season of our favorite teams not making the playoffs. Again.

 



Grilled Beef Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

It’s officially summer. (Hooray!) And that means everyone is grilling. The smells of charcoal, smoky iron grates, fire and charred beef waft through the neighborhood as though beckoning us to join in. Summer brings the rituals of marinating, searing, flipping and checking for perfect grill marks. Every kitchen and backyard has become a serious place for the pit master to showcase the barbecue he or she has been perfecting all year.

Grilled Beef Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Things are no different at the Hamilton Beach headquarters, where the technique for perfectly grilled hash marks are discussed regularly in the Test Kitchen and favorite recipes are passed around like office memos. This recipe for Smoky Grilled Short Ribs is an office favorite. We went crazy for the tender meat and flavorful crust.

Grilled Beef Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These short ribs are so great because they are simple to prepare and quick to grill. The ribs can be dressed up with classic sides like mashed potatoes and vegetables, or dressed down with corn on the cob and side salad. Whatever your presentation, we’re sure the slightly sweet and smoky short ribs will be a crowd pleaser, and the smell of these cooking on the grill will have your neighbors begging for the recipe.

Grilled Beef Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Smoky Grilled Beef Short Ribs
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon orange juice
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
6 boneless or bone-in beef short ribs (about 4 pounds)
Instructions
Stir brown sugar, oil, orange juice, paprika, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Place short ribs in glass baking dish. Rub mixture over short ribs, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat or GRILL ZONE (orange).
Grill short ribs to desired doneness, about 4 to 6 minutes on each side.
Notes
Grilling time may vary depending on the thickness of the beef short ribs.
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Easy Slow Cooker Asian Beef Sandwich @hamiltonbeach

I love recipes that can be used in many different ways, and this simple Asian-style beef is no exception. Just add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, no marinating or pre-browning required. It cooks for a few hours while I’m off doing fun summer things, like going to the pool or taking a walk in the park with my dog. When I get home, I’m usually pretty hungry and want to fix up something tasty but quick. It’s easy to toss some juicy beef onto a roll with fresh veggies like radishes, carrots and herbs for a unique summer lunch. Leftovers can be served over rice and broccoli for a quick and healthy one-dish dinner. I might even put the beef in an Asian-inspired taco or lettuce wraps – there are a ton of ways to use this recipe, so it’s okay to be creative.

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Asian Beef Roast
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3 1/4 to 3 1/2 pound sirloin tip roast, trimmed
6 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
Place roast in slow cooker crock.
Stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour over roast.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 2 1/2 hours or LOW 4 to 5 hours.
Remove roast from crock and thinly slice. Return beef to crock and toss with sauce mixture. Let stand 10 minutes.
Notes
Sliced cucumbers, carrots, radishes, cabbage and herbs can be added to create an Asian beef sandwich. The beef roast is also great served au jus over steamed broccoli and rice.
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For “one-pot” simplicity, nothing beats slow cooking. But when it comes to bringing hot meals to parties and potlucks, spills can be a concern. With the travel-friendly Set & Forget® Slow Cooker, messes aren’t an issue.