Beer Braised Pot Roast

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Chuck Roast
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 parsnips
  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 ½ oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (control heat by using less chipotle peppers)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 pint beer (preferably pilsner)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt

Beef Pot Roast with Cider Gravy and Maple Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Shoulder Roast Boneless (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup unsalted beef broth
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut crosswise into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons brandy or water

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups beer of choice Coke, Dr. Pepper or water/ beef broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder use more for a spicier pulled pork
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
After Pressure Cooking:
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 leftover cooking sauce
Serving:
  • Coleslaw
  • 6 Sesame seed buns

Crock-Pot Chicken with Black Beans & Cream Cheese

Ingredients

  • 4 -5 boneless chicken breasts, frozen
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, any kind
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

Directions

  1. Take 4-5 frozen, yes, frozen, boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot.
  2. Add 1 can of black beans, drained, 1 jar of salsa, 1 can of corn drained.
  3. Keep in crock pot on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked.
  4. Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Ingredients

  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
  • 10 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 (26 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 6 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables

Directions

  1. Combine the chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken soup, chicken bouillon, garlic salt, celery salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker; cook on High for 5 hours.
  2. Stir the frozen mixed vegetables into the slow cooker, and cook 1 hour more.

Crock Pot Whole Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons salt (per recipe reviews, 2 tsp is better)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large roasting chicken (with pop-up timer if possible)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices.
  2. Remove any giblets from chicken and clean chicken.
  3. Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
  4. Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (I usually skip this step because I’m always in a hurry).
  5. When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
  6. Add chicken. No liquid is needed, the chicken will make its own juices.
  7. Cook on low 4-8 hours.

Tips: I highly recommend a pop-up timer in the chicken because some crock pots cook faster/slower than others (my crock pot cooks this recipe in 4-5 hours).