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It’s fall and before we know it, the holidays will be in full swing and guests will be knocking on your door. You’ll want an easy way to get a delicious breakfast on the table for your guests after a busy holiday dinner party, but you won’t want to spend a lot of time and you definitely won’t want to do a lot of dishes. This overnight oatmeal gets cooked in the slow cooker while you sleep, so you don’t have much to do in the morning besides scoop it out, serve and enjoy!

Overnight Oatmeal from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Overnight Cranberry Apple Steel-Cut Oatmeal
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
8 cups water
2 cups steel-cut oats
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup coarsely chopped apples
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
Topping suggestions: fresh fruit, chopped nuts, toasted coconut or brown sugar
Instructions
Place all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours or overnight.
Stir and serve with milk and toppings as desired.
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Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

Tomato soup is one of those foods that immediately conjures memories of my childhood. My parents would heat up canned tomato soup and serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich made of white bread and American cheese. It wasn’t particularly fancy, but it was good, old-fashioned “kid food” and my brothers and I loved it. As I got older, I realized I wanted something more than the basics, something that offered more flavor and more texture, but it was hard to find. This is the closest I’ve come in a long time to tasting a tomato soup that offers a sophisticated balance of flavors and textures, while still summoning those great childhood memories. Everyone in the family is sure to love it, and the slow cooker makes it that much easier to put an incredible meal on the table tonight.

 

Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

The grilled cheese was upgraded, too, with some of our favorite foods. Try making your next grilled cheese on a panini grill with avocado and bacon, and I know you’ll agree this is the best fall meal you’ve had this year. Enjoy!

Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

 


Tomato Basil Soup
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
​2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 cans (28 ounce each) crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Instructions
​Heat olive oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook 2 minutes; stir in tomatoes and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt, red pepper and black pepper to cookware. Stir until well blended. Place in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours. Stir in heavy cream before serving.
Notes
If using a slow cooker with ceramic crock, cook vegetables in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer ingredients to slow cooker crock and cook as directed.
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Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Three Cheese Avocado Bacon Panini
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
4 (1/2-inch) slices hearty bread
2 slices Cheddar cheese
4 strips cooked bacon
2 slices avocado
2 slices Jarlsberg cheese
2 slices mozzarella cheese
Instructions
Preheat panini press.
Stir mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard in a small bowl.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread and mayonnaise mixture on the other side.
Place 2 slices of bread, butter side down, on the panini press.
Layer Cheddar, bacon, avocado, Jarlsberg and mozzarella on each slice of bread.
Cover with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter side up.
Close panini press.
Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired brownness.
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We know you’ve been enjoying October’s slow cooker theme as much as we have. We are giving away the last slow cooker gift basket today and it’s filled with Spanish goodies for a perfect paella feast. Click here to see our other slow cooker posts from October’s Slow Cooker Takeover and check back next week for more seasonal slow cooker recipes.

Enter our giveaway on Facebook, too!

October Slow Cooker Takeover with @HamiltonBeach

This week’s winner of a 3 Quart Swirl Slow Cooker (33234) filled with Spanish-themed prizes, including a cookbook, pepper corer, saffron and much more is…

Elizabeth Langston!

Congratulations to Elizabeth, who had this to say, “OMG! That Pumpkin Bread Pudding looks delish! I’d love to make this in my new slow cooker.” We hope you enjoy your gift basket, and of course, your new slow cooker. Congratulations!

Don’t forget to come back next week as October Slow Cooker Takeover continues with more great recipes!

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Even if you aren’t familiar with Indian food, you’re sure to love Chicken Tikka Masala, and making it in the slow cooker couldn’t be any easier. This often spicy dish has chunks of chicken in a creamy orange sauce. It’s somewhat similar to butter chicken and is popular all over the world, especially in the UK. This cross-cultural main course is usually served with basmati rice and naan, a popular Indian flatbread. First, the chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices before being braised with a masala sauce, a spicy tomato-based sauce, until it’s fall-apart tender. The overnight marinade and unique ingredients might take some time, but chances are you have most of the ingredients in the pantry already. You may want to have extra naan around for dipping and scooping up any extra sauce left on the plate.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Tikka Masala
SERVES: 6

To make prep work easiest, use a stovetop safe slow cooker for this recipe.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons garam masala
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon minced ginger
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/3 cup heavy cream
Sliced cucumbers
Chopped cilantro
Cooked rice
Instructions
Combine yogurt, turmeric, coriander, cumin, garam masala, cloves, ginger, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large plastic zipper bag.
Add chicken to bag. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
​Heat oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper, cook until just beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and remaining 1 teaspoon salt until blended. Place in slow cooker.
Drain chicken and add to slow cooker. Stir to coat chicken.
Cover and cook for 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW. Stir in heavy cream before serving.
Serve over cooked rice with cucumbers and cilantro.
Notes
If using a slow cooker with a ceramic crock, cook vegetables in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer ingredients to slow cooker crock and cook as directed.
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Slow cookers are famous for turning out a phenomenal stew, soup or pot roast and have certainly changed the way we approach meal planning. Chili moves from the stovetop to the slow cooker, and now this game day favorite can even travel with you thanks to Hamilton Beach Stay or Go® Slow Cookers. Despite (or perhaps due to) the popularity of slow cookers in modern dinner preparation, many people are unsure how to use a slow cooker for any other purpose. We’ve heard your requests for alternate uses, so today we’re going to share our favorite alternate uses for slow cookers.