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Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

My family used to eat the popular canned version of cream of mushroom soup often. As an adult, I still love the simple soup, but it’s much more appetizing when made from scratch. The soup is creamy, and the tarragon really accentuates the earthiness of the fresh mushrooms. I love that it’s effortless to make in the slow cooker, so I don’t have to trade convenience for all that extra flavor.

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Cream of mushroom soup is a hearty, rustic dish, so we served it with a loaf of pumpernickel bread. It doesn’t get more satisfying than this when it comes to late winter comfort food.

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

If you can’t find tarragon, you can substitute thyme, and if you want to add extra depth, you can replace the vegetable broth with chicken broth. Add in some wild mushrooms (such as shiitake or portobello) and blend the soup more or less depending on how you like it. There are many ways to make this cream of mushroom soup recipe your own.

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups sliced mushrooms (about 24 oz.)
1 package (32 oz.) vegetable broth
1 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse ground pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup cornstarch
Instructions
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion and garlic. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are clear.
Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add wine and cook 2 minutes.
Transfer mixture to slow cooker crock. Add vegetable broth, tarragon, salt and pepper.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or LOW for 3 to 4 hours.
In a small bowl, whisk cream and cornstarch until smooth. During last 30 minutes, stir cream mixture into soup in crock. Stir until smooth. If using LOW heat, turn to HIGH. Cover and cook until thickened.
Remove half of soup mixture with sliced mushrooms. Transfer remaining mixture to a blender or use a hand blender to blend mixture in crock until somewhat smooth. Combine with reserved mushroom soup mixture and serve.
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.
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Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

On a cold day in the middle of winter, nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of soup. If you’re looking to change up your soup routine, this Szechuan style pork stew is remarkably easy in the slow cooker. There’s just something about the sweetness of soy and brown sugar mixed with the sour, salty and spicy flavors in the other ingredients that makes me feel warmed from the inside out.

Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

You probably have many ingredients in your pantry already. Once the ingredients go in the slow cooker, it’s hands off until serving time.

Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The broth is flavored with soy, chili sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, star anise, orange peel, chili pepper and ginger, giving it tons of flavor and intense aromatics. Then, you just add fresh vegetables like bok choy, onions and cabbage. As it cooks, the flavors meld with the pork and create a flavorful, satisfying stew no one can resist.

Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Serve the Chinese pork stew straight from the slow cooker crock. Offer up extra sriracha sauce, red pepper flakes, limes and cilantro for garnishing and an extra burst of bright flavor. This filling soup will definitely get you out of a chicken noodle rut, but won’t make you work too hard for it. The next time you need to satisfy a cold-weather craving, whip out the slow cooker and try this unique pork stew instead.

Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Stew
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 leek, trimmed, sliced
1 small onion, quartered
6 garlic cloves, minced
5 stalks bok choy, trimmed, sliced lengthwise
2 carrots, peeled, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 cup sliced Chinese cabbage
2 cans (14 1/4 ounces each) chicken broth
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup sriracha hot chili sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
4 star anise
4 pieces (1x3-inch) orange peel
2 dried chili red pepper
1 piece (1-inch) fresh ginger, peeled, grated
Sliced bok choy, if desired
Sriracha hot chili sauce, if desired
Sliced limes, if desired
Instructions
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add half of the pork. Cook until browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining pork. Place browned pork in slow cooker crock.
Stir in leeks, onion, garlic, bok choy, carrots, cabbage, chicken broth, soy sauce, sriracha hot chili sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, anise, orange peel, chili pepper and ginger to crock.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or LOW for 8 to 8 1/2 hours until meat is tender. Remove anise, orange peel and chili peppers before serving. Stir in bok choy. Serve with extra sriracha sauce and sliced limes.
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Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker, technology takes a big leap forward from the outdated slow cookers found in yesterday’s kitchens.

 



Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but for some reason, everyone in my house is working late, traveling and running from event to event. Long nights and busy weekends don’t make for good food choices and it’s tough to spend a Sunday meticulously preparing lunches for the week ahead. We’ve been ordering take out and pizza more often than I’d like to admit. But that’s going to stop – because now I have foolproof slow cooker recipes like this comforting Italian Wedding Soup.

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Instead of making poor choices so early in the year and destroying all the progress we’ve made towards our nutrition goals, this simple soup has come to our rescue. We make this hearty soup filled with healthy ingredients in the slow cooker. It takes a few minutes to prepare the meatballs, and, within a few hours, the entire house is filled with the inviting aromas of Italian ingredients, savory broth, turkey meatballs, spinach and pasta. Bring the crock to the table and add parmesan and freshly cracked pepper. Your whole family will love it and you can easily reheat leftovers during the hectic week ahead.

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey
2 large eggs, beaten
1 large onion, chopped, divided
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
2 containers (32 ounces each) chicken broth
1 cup ditalini pasta
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
Instructions
Stir turkey, eggs, 1/2 of the onion, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Roll turkey mixture into balls using 1 tablespoon per meatball.
Add meatballs and remaining ingredients, except pasta and spinach to slow cooker crock.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or LOW for 6 to 6 1/2. Add pasta, cover and continue cooking for 15 minutes until pasta is tender and meatballs are cooked through.
Stir in spinach and remaining Parmesan cheese before serving. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and coarse black pepper.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn ChowderEven if you don’t live in Maine or New Hampshire, you can still enjoy a big bowl of hearty chowder to keep you warm this weekend. This chicken and corn chowder recipe comes together in the slow cooker as a quick and easy option when you’re craving soup or stew but don’t want to do much legwork. Instead, enjoy your free time while your house fills with aromas of warm bacon and hearty vegetables. Then, gather the family around the table and enjoy this traditional New England chowder with some crusty bread for dipping.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder


Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
10 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 leek, cleaned and sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (14.5 ounce each) chicken broth
4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen corn kernels
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup cornstarch
Instructions
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain and chop bacon. Set aside.
Drain bacon grease, leaving 2 Tablespoons. Add carrots and celery, cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add onion, leeks and garlic to carrots and celery, cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chicken broth, potatoes, corn, chicken, thyme, salt, pepper and half of the bacon. Stir until well blended. Place in slow cooker cookware.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or LOW for 7 to 7 1/2 hours.
During last 30 minutes, stir half and half and cornstarch until dissolved.
Pour half and half mixture into chicken mixture, stirring until mixture thickens.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning or sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Okay, okay, we know. Pot roast is technically a beef recipe, but we couldn’t help it. We love how succulent and tender beef becomes when it’s cooked for hours in a slow cooker, so we just had to try it with chicken. It works beautifully, and in the end, you get a perfectly cooked, juicy chicken and delicious roasted veggies.

For this recipe, we recommend using a slow cooker with temperature probe, such as the Set & Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker, so you’ll be sure not to overcook the chicken.

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


Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (5 1/2 to 6 pound) whole chicken
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 medium carrots, sliced 1 1/2-inch thick
4 small red potatoes, cut in eighths
3 celery ribs, sliced 1 1/2-inch thick
fresh herbs, optional
Instructions
Place half of sliced onions on bottom of slow cooker crock.
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle all sides with seasoned salt and pepper. Place chicken on top of sliced onions in crock.
Arrange remaining onion, carrots, potatoes and celery around chicken.
Cover slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
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