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Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

October is coming to a close, and thanks to daylight savings time, it will soon be dark when we get home from work. Tomorrow is Halloween, and our kids are anxiously awaiting the trick-or-treating extravaganza while parents give up feeding kids anything of nutritional value (for one evening).  

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Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall weather also brings more fall recipes: hearty dinners like stews, pot roasts and mashed potatoes. This recipe is a new twist on these classic comfort foods, featuring succulent short ribs and creamy polenta.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

For those who aren’t familiar, beef short ribs are large and have more meat than their pork counterpart, spare ribs. Short ribs are one of the most flavorful cuts of meat around, and hours of low and slow cooking make them extremely tender and juicy. Luckily, a slow cooker makes this braising method easy and hands-off.  

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

While adding coffee to the braising liquid may not seem intuitive, give it a try. You’ll be surprised at the nuance it brings to meaty short ribs, and the flavors will allow for a break from standard gravies and red wine sauces. Served over polenta, you’ll have a rich and satisfying meal with almost no effort. (But look at the photos and trust us, it looks like you labored over this meal all day.)

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Creamy polenta is the perfect accompaniment to this dish, as it acts a base for absorbing savory sauces and adds its own sweet and subtle corn flavor. Again, it’s similar to the classic mashed potato, easier to prepare and saves you from falling into a starchy rut. Look for instant polenta at your grocery store, as it’s specially designed to cook in just one minute, making it a quick and comforting part of any meal.

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Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Marinating the ribs ahead of time really adds flavor to the finished dish. Feel free to use that last cup of leftover coffee. Once the ribs marinate several hours or overnight, all you have to do is pour them into the slow cooker. The slow cooker does all the work, so it’s perfect for an impressive Sunday dinner for guests, but also easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Marinate, pour and cook – that’s it. When you come home from work your kitchen will have the most delicious aroma.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon dried thyme
5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
Polenta
Thyme leaves
Instructions
In a glass 13x9-inch baking dish, combine coffee, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic, jalapeño, bay leaves, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme. Add short ribs, turn to coat with marinade.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to marinate several hours or overnight.
Place short rib mixture in slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 ½ to 6 hours or LOW for 11 to 12 hours.
Let mixture cool and remove layer of fat off the top of mixture.
Reheat short ribs before serving.
Serve over polenta and garnish with fresh thyme.
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Fall is the perfect season for pot roast, so grab your slow cooker and buy a beef roast (or two). Try one of our 5 top slow cooker pot roast recipes for an effortless, hearty meal the whole family will love. Join the slow cooking community by sharing your favorites on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #slowcookermeals. We look forward to hearing from you!

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

There’s nothing like fresh, homemade sloppy joes to make the family come running to the dinner table. This flavorful recipe requires very little effort, uses your slow cooker and makes a  satisfying meal. The beef and sloppy joe sauce cook simultaneously, so it is hot and ready to serve before you know it.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The beauty of the slow cooker is you can get a hot, fresh meal on the table but spend virtually no time in the kitchen. This sloppy joe recipe is no exception. Whether you throw it in the crock before work or on a Sunday morning, it will be ready to eat when you are. Even better, you can get creative with this shredded beef. Not only is it great on a bun, but it also goes well on a tortilla or pita for a unique twist on this barbecue classic.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
3 1/2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
1 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
Sandwich buns
Instructions
Cut beef into 4-inch chunks. Place in crock.
Combine remaining ingredients and pour over beef. Stir to thoroughly coat beef chunks. Cover. Cook on LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 to 5 hours.
Remove beef and shred meat. Discard any fat. Place the remaining sauce from crock into blender and puree. Use caution when blending hot liquids.
Serve meat on hamburger buns and spoon on extra sauce as desired.
Notes
Try wrapping this meat in tortillas or putting it into pita pockets for a different barbecue twist!
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For the cook who is busy all day but wants a home-cooked dinner at night, a slow cooker is the answer. And with the Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker, technology takes a big leap forward from the outdated slow cookers found in yesterday’s kitchens.



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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.

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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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