Sunday, August 23, 2009

Caribbean Sweet Potato and Bean Stew

This one is really good! It's super easy. If you're feeding more than 3 boys aged 22, then double the recipe. It served a perfect amount for the three of us!

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (1 inch cubes)
2 cups cut green beans
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) vegetable or chicken broth
1 small onion, sliced
2 tsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup slivered almonds (optional)

Put it all in the crock pop (except almonds) and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Garnish with almonds. Easy as that!

French Dip Sandwiches

We love this recipie at our house and have it often! It's easy and fast and makes the house smell sooo good!

CATEGORY: Sandwich
METHOD: Slow Cooker
TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed
2 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
3 to 4 whole peppercorns
8 French rolls, split
Place trimmed roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the water, soy sauce and seasonings. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until beef is tender. Remove meat from broth; shred with forks and keep warm. Strain broth; skim of fat. (If you trim it you shouldn't have to do this.) Pour broth into small cups for dipping. Serve beef on rolls.
Yield: 8 servings.