Slow cooker recipes for friends

Lena’s Chicken (serves 6)
3lbs chicken boneless and skinless thighs
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped garlic
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white vermouth
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup pitted green olives
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup capers

1. Toss chicken with olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl and marinate overnight.
2. Put it in the slowcooker either on high for 5 hours or low for 7. My wife often does high for 4 and 3 on low.

Beef stew with sun-dried tomatoes and Rosemary (serves 6)
2 lbs boneless stew meat, fat trimmed, cut into 1.5 inch chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup red wine
14.5 ounces of chicken broth
1 large onion, cut in half and sliced in moons
4 garlic cloves sliced thin
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes cut into strips
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1. Brown the meat and onions if you want.
2. Put everything except the tomatoes, rosemary and vinegar in the slow cooker.
3. Cook on high 5 to 6 hours.
4. Stir in tomatoes, rosemary and vinegar.

Brisket (serves 6 to 8)
3 ounces tomato paste
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
3 pressed garlic cloves
4 lbs brisket, trimmed of fat
salt, pepper, and paprika
1 tablespoon of oil
2 to 3 yellow onions, cut in half and sliced into half moons

1. In a bowl, stir together tomato paste, vinegar, worcestershire, mustard and garlic.
2. Season brisket with salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
3. Brown brisket on high heat…3 min a side or so. Toss in the onions and brown those, too.
4. Put everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours.

Easier brisket
4lbs brisket, trimmed of fat
3 yellow onions, cut in half and sliced into half moons
12 oz bottle of beer
1/2 cup of chicken broth
salt and pepper

1. Put it all in the slow cooker on low for 7 hours.

Slow roasted pork (serves about 5)
2 lbs boneless pork (shoulder or butt)
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon ginger (diced or grated)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1.5 cups chicken broth

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for about 8 hours.

Abe’s beef stew
2lbs of beef stew meat, trimmed of fat and cut in to 1.5 inch chunks
6 carrots, chopped
6 celery, chopped
1/2 lb of bacon
1/2 bottle of red wine
salt and pepper
2 yellow onions, sliced in half moons or chopped

1. In a skillet, cut the bacon into small pieces and cook it.
2. When the bacon is close to done, throw in the onions.
3. When the bacon and onions are done, put them in the slow cooker.
3. Combine ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 6 hours.

Gringo chili
2 lbs ground sirloin
2 yellow onions, chopped
1 green, yellow, or red bell pepper seeded and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans of diced tomatoes with the juice
8 ounce can of tomato paste
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons chile powder
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano and ground cumin each

1. In a large skillet, cook the meat, pepper, onion, and garlic until the meat is no longer pink.
2. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

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