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Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

It’s pretty cold in most of the country, and that means we’re dealing with the dreaded winter blues that only a bowl of hot comfort food can cure. Our favorite go-to meal this time of year is a classic beef stew made with hearty beef, mushrooms, carrots, onions and red wine – and you can’t make this delicious dinner any easier than with the convenience of a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Beef Stew
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds beef stew cubes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (14.5 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes, cut into pieces
1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
3/4 cup red wine
2 packets onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 small red potatoes
1 bag (16 oz.) carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
1 large onion, cut into eighths
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef. Toss to coat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add half of the beef. Cook until browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef.
Place browned beef in slow cooker crock. Stir in tomatoes, beef broth, wine, onion soup mix and basil until well blended.
Add potatoes, carrots, onion and mushrooms.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 12 hours until meat is tender.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning, place cookware in base. Cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We love the flavor combinations of classic meatloaf, but it can be a hassle to put together, especially on a weeknight. And despite how easy it seems, meatloaf tends to dry out when you bake it in the oven.  Believe it or not, the slow cooker is an ideal way to make meatloaf.

Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This cooking method locks in moisture so dry meatloaf will be a thing of the past. Prepare everything in advance, then place the entire crock in the fridge until morning. When you leave for the day, place the crock in the slow cooker, set the timer and come home later to a perfectly cooked meal.

Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef (90% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 cup crushed buttery crackers
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, eggs, cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Line the slow cooker crock with nonstick aluminum foil.
Shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place in foil-lined slow cooker crock.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread over top of meatloaf.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours. If using a slow cooker with a probe, cook until meatloaf reaches 160°F.
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Hamilton Beach® Slow Cookers take the convenience of slow-cooked dishes a giant step further. Several models of slow cookers, such as the Stay or Go® Slow Cooker, address one of your greatest concerns—getting your finished dish to a potluck or party without messy spills.



Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The inaugural college football championship game is coming on Monday. Like you, we’re interested to see who wins. Two great teams (Oregon and Ohio State) will battle it out, and as a nation who loves crowning a champion, we thought a few themed dishes were in order. No matter which side of the gridiron you’re rooting for, we’ve got your snack table covered. We’ve developed a delicious (and easy) slow cooker recipe for each team, based on local treats and traditions.

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Oregon is the home of the Marionberry – or the Marion blackberry – which we used in a simple barbecue sauce over turkey meatballs. The meatballs are baked first, then added to a barbecue sauce made with marionberry jam in a slow cooker. If Marionberry jam is not available (You should be able to find it at Whole Foods, specialty grocers or Amazon.com.), blackberry jam can be substituted.

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs with Marionberry Barbecue Sauce
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
2 pounds ground turkey
2 large eggs, beaten
1 large onion, chopped, divided
1/4 chopped green onions
3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
1 teaspoon ground poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper, divided
2 cups ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup Marionberry jam
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons ground Ancho Chile Pepper
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F.
Stir turkey, eggs, half of the onion, green onions, breadcrumbs, parsley, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Roll 1 Tablespoonful turkey mixture into meatballs.
Bake for 25-30 minutes on a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan until cooked through. Place baking pan on wire rack.
Stir remaining ingredients into slow cooker crock. Add meatballs, stirring until meatballs are coated.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours.
Notes
Meatballs can be made the day before. Prepare meatballs according to directions. Cool meatballs on a wire rack. Store in a airtight container overnight. Prepare sauce and add meatballs. Add 30 minutes to the cooking time.
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Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Ohio State Buckeye fans love big tailgating parties and they really love their tailgating food. You’ll find peanut butter and chocolate buckeye candies and plenty of wings and dips. For a more filling main-course option, we thought bratwursts in beer would be stadium appropriate. First, the brats are browned, then added to a slow cooker with peppers, onions and beer. We used a nice dark stout, but feel free to use whatever beer brings your team the best luck.

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Brats, Onions and Peppers in Beer
YIELDS: 10 servings

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
1 green pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
2 packages (5 links each) bratwurst
2 (12 ounce each) bottles dark beer
10 hot dog buns, split
Instructions
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion and peppers and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are clear. Set aside.
Using the same skillet, cook brats 3 minutes on each side, or until brown.
Transfer onions, peppers and brats to slow cooker crock. Add beer to cover the brats.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or LOW for 2 to 3 hours.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
GUINNESS® Extra Stout is the brand we used when testing this recipe.
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Feeling a little tired? Achy? Sneezy? Run down? Influenza season has reached epidemic levels in the United States, and many of us (or our kids) are resigned to the couch with a favorite blankie, box of tissues and cough drops. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

What you really need is a bowl of homemade chicken soup like mom used to make. This is our favorite slow cooker recipe to warm your belly as you fight the flu, common cold or winter blues. Just put all the ingredients in the crock and let it cook all day. And if you’re really feeling ill, maybe you can convince your husband, wife or neighbor to do the prep work for you. Then all you need to do is re-energize yourself with every sickness-fighting spoonful. Get well soon!


Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
8 cups low sodium chicken broth
4 large carrots, diced
3 ribs celery, sliced
1 large onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
Salt
Pepper
3 1/2 to 4 pound whole chicken
1 package (12 oz.) wide egg noodles
Instructions
Combine chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker crock.
Place whole chicken on top of vegetables in crock. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW. The best guide to chicken doneness is a meat thermometer. It should insert meat thregister 165°F in the breast or 175°F to 180°F in the thigh. To measure temperature, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast or thickest part of the inner thigh, avoiding bone.
Remove chicken and place on a cutting board to cool.
Add egg noodles to slow cooker. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
Remove skin and bones from chicken; shred meat. Add shredded chicken to mixture in slow cooker. Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
Serve immediately
Notes
Freeze soup in serving-size portions and reheat whenever the flu strikes again
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1) Warm Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

Seasonal squash pairs with quinoa, kale, radicchio and walnuts for a gorgeous winter salad that’s vibrant in both flavor and appearance.

Butternut Squash Kale Quinoa Salad from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

2) Potato Latkes

A festive dish for Hanukkah and a flavorful dish for all, these latkes use fresh potatoes shredded in a food processor.

Potato Latkes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

3) Peppered Prime Rib Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce

Prime rib is covered in a peppery rub and roasted to perfection. Wasabi cream sauce is a fresh look at the standard horseradish pairing.

Peppered Prime Rib Beef Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

4) Baked Ham with Honey Glaze

Baked hams are a Christmas classic, and this one offers a gorgeous presentation and plenty of honey baked flavor.

Baked Ham with Honey Glaze from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

5) Slow Cooker Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

These stunning short ribs are made in the slow cooker while you’re with family. Make these if you want to knock the socks off your guests without putting in the footwork.

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

6) Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries, turnips and cloves bring big holiday flavors to an otherwise classic pot roast.

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

7) Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes

Skip the boring mashed potatoes and offer a side with more excitement, like these smooth and creamy mashed root vegetables.

Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of Hamilton Beach

8) White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Don’t skip dessert. Make this snow white cheesecake featuring white chocolate curls and a thin, but powerful, layer of raspberry.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

9) Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are simple to make, so it’s the perfect recipe to make with kids. Create holiday masterpieces with our decorating ideas.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

10) Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

Want to offer your holiday guests (or Santa) a sweet snack during their visit? Bake these simple sugar cookies, and serve them decorated or wrapped in a bow.

Best-Ever Sugar Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach