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 Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Corned beef and cabbage is about as classic a St. Patrick’s Day dish as you can make. Corned beef is slow cooked and served alongside cabbage with optional ingredients like potatoes, carrots and onions. Though corned beef and cabbage is Irish at heart, it’s not something the Irish ate often back in the day. Instead, during the 18th century, the beef-producing country exported the expensive meat to neighboring countries and dined on pork, veggies and dairy instead. Who knew?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Today, most Irish don’t consider corned beef a native dish. And believe me, we asked our resident Irishman. Rather, the salt-cured meat as we know it now is an Irish-American and New York delicatessen fusion. It’s become a St. Paddy’s favorite as part of Irish-American culture, since corned beef was a cheaper substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish bacon and cabbage. (Wikipedia)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Regardless of its origins or authenticity, we’re big fans of corned beef – both in sandwiches and this corned beef and cabbage dish – so we’re happy to make it at home once a year each March. To keep things as quick and simple as possible, we make our recipe in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions go in the crock with some pickling spices and water until everything is cooked through but still vibrant. It smells amazing as it cooks, so you’ll be hungry all day. When the table is set, the meat and veggies get drained and served for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There’s only one pot to clean up and the leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious reuben sandwich. Serve the corned beef and cabbage with a good Irish beer. We’re not into the green beer, but prefer a nice stout to go with the theme: a deliciously hearty St. Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup pickling spices
Water
1 small head cabbage, quartered
6 thin carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
12 small fingerling potatoes, halved
1 bag (8 oz.) pearl onions, peeled
Spicy brown mustard, optional
Instructions
Rinse corned beef and place in 5-6 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle pickling spices over meat and cover with water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
Add cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions to slow cooker with corned beef and cook on HIGH for an additional hour. If using LOW, switch to HIGH.
Notes
To serve, cut corned beef across the grain and plate over cabbage.
Serve with spicy brown mustard or horseradish, if desired.
Pickling spices can be found in the spice isle of major grocery stores.
For variety, try yellow or purple potatoes.
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The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker comes with five unique wrap sets, and Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker Extra Wraps let you add additional designs like these shamrock and pumpkin wraps perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween festivities. Additional patterns available online include holidays, birthdays, seasons, sports, bridal and baby shower.



Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Healthy and hearty slow cooker soups keep us feeling satisfied and sunny, no matter what news the weatherman delivers – and this lentil soup fits the bill perfectly.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

It’s a little bit spicy, quite a bit healthy and a whole lot hearty. It’s incredibly filling and flavorful for a vegetable and lentil soup, so vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love this slow cooker masterpiece. Top it with a little dollop of Greek yogurt, lemon and cilantro, and you’ll forget all about the chill in the air. This slow cooker lentil soup is as nutritious as it is delicious, so you’ll have plenty of spring in your step.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

TEST KITCHEN TIP: 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.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 bag (1 lb.) dried lentils, rinsed and drained
5 cans (14.5 oz. each) vegetable broth
1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
Instructions
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes. Add carrots and celery for additional 3 minutes.
Add onion mixture, lentils, broth, diced tomatoes, salt, cumin, coriander, crushed red pepper and black pepper to slow cooker crock.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

If you’re like most people, an occasional last-minute party will pop up or you’re too busy to make a big dinner every night. Don’t worry, the Hamilton Beach® Programmable Stay or Go® 6 Quart Slow Cooker can easily adapt. You simply add ingredients in the morning and let the slow cooker finish the cooking automatically. Once the cooking time is up, it automatically switches to warm.

 

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach



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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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.

 



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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slow cookerFor 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.

 



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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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.