With the Super Bowl only a few days away and my beloved Eagles playing for their first win, chili is a must to eat while we watch them play. Add my must have chili with my new Instant Pot with all its cool features and I had to try out a new function to make my recipe. With this recipe, I used the sauté and slow cooker functions!
Notes on the recipe: I prefer using ground turkey but any other ground meat will work. Also, I typically add diced peppers to my chili but you will notice in my photos that I omitted the peppers because my husband doesn’t like peppers and I had to feed him.
Instant Pot Chili Recipe
A delicious winter meal to share with friends.
- 2 pounds ground meat
- 1/2 diced onion
- 1 diced pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 clove diced garlic or 1 tablespoon diced garlic from jar
- 1 (14.5) ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 1 (14.5) ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1 bag of kidney beans soaked and cleaned or 2 cans of beans
- 3 tablespoons of chili powder
- garnish of your choice (I like cheese and sour cream)
- On saute setting, add the oil and brown the ground meat with the onions, peppers and garlic. Drain if preferred.
- Add the tomatoes, sauce, beans and chili powder.
- Change the Instant Pot setting to slow cooker (4 hours) and stir when needed (this setting doesn’t seal the pot closed).
- Enjoy with the garnishes of your choice!
This is one of the easiest crockpot recipes you will come across because all you do is put all the ingredients in the crockpot and go! We prefer to pair it with pair but egg noodles is a nice alternative as well. The only thing that we do different then the recipe is our cream of chicken soup is actually cream of chicken and mushroom soup because we like mushrooms.
Creamy Chicken and Brocoli Crockpot Recipe
Super Easy Crockpot meal for families on the Go.
- 1-2 pounds of boneless chicken tenderloin or breasts
- 8 ounce can of Cream of Chicken Soup
- 14 ounce can of Chicken Broth
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons of sour cream
- 1 bag of frozen broccoli
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-Heat the crockpot on high then add the soups. Whisk until the soup and broth are mixed. Add the chicken, onion and garlic. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
- About a half hour before serving, add the cheese and sour cream and mix well to blend it in. Then add the broccoli.
- Make your rice or noodles.
- Serve your delicious, easy dinner!
I just love fall and all the flavors that come with it. This baby is loving apple everything so I decided to make some pork chops with apples but wanted to add something else to it. Why not try some cranberries? Plus, I needed to make an easy recipe because Wednesday nights are dance nights which means it is crockpot night.
This recipe is super super simple with pork chops (I chose boneless but you can you bone-in), slices of apples, cranberries, apple cider, balsamic vinager, brown sugar and onions. This is how I made it…. I placed a layer of cranberries, then the pork chops, sprinkled Tastefully Simples Onion Onion (I am not a fan of chopping onions and making my hands smell), added the vinegar and cider and let it sit for 4 hours. About an hour before serving, I added the sliced apples and brown sugar. I served this with egg noodles and wow the pork chops were so moist and just pulled apart! The only thing that I am changing for the recipe is less balsamic vinegar and more brown sugar because the fresh cranberries were still quite tart when I bit into them but still very yummy!
The ingredients before the apples and brown sugar!
The finished recipe!
Cranberry Apple Pork Chops Crockpot Recipe
An easy crockpot recipe full of Fall flavors.
- 2 pounds pork chops (boneless or bone-in)
- 1 pound fresh cranberries (whole cranberries in a can work as well)
- 5-6 apples (I used Golden apples because they were on sale)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (or more if you like a sweeter dish)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- Place the crockpot on low and spray with non-stick spray (Easier clean up).
- Place a layer of onions, then cranberries, then pork chops.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and apple cider.
- One hour before you are ready to serve, add the brown sugar and apples. Mix the ingredients.
- When you are ready to serve, serve with noodles or rice and enjoy!
This past Sunday was my brother’s annual memorial cookout and the big Eagles/Giants game! Since most of us were going to be inside watching the game and yelling at the tv like the players can hear us from an hour away… yes I am one of those crazy Eagles fans that think they can hear me from my couch, I decided to contribute wings to the food lineup of the day. I am not one to eat hot wings so I had to consult my boyfriend on what kinda hot sauce to get and was told ONLY FRANKS! So it was buffalo wings and barbeque wings for the win!
The way I make my wings is a step process but worth it because the meat just falls off the bone, super moist and just delicious. I received rave reviews for my wings and the hot wings were gone very fast! I start off by frying the wings in just a little oil, enough to crisp the skin. Then, I bake them for 10 minutes before setting them in my crockpot for 3 hours or an hour until I am ready to serve them up. At the hour to go mark, I take the wings out, place them on a pan, brush them with butter and bake for another 10-15 minutes. This is the key part to create the delicious skin. Then back into the crockpot they go to soak up the sauce and become the wings everyone wants!
Can I just say thank goodness for my toaster convection oven! Again my stove decided to stop working part way through this process so there I was baking the wings in my little toaster convection oven but an oven is oven and worked amazingly!
Crockpot Buffalo and BBQ Wings
- 4 pound bag of wings
- 1 bottle of Frank’s Buffalo Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- oil for frying
- 4 pound bag of wings
- 1 bottle of barbecue sauce (18 oz or larger)
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- oil for frying
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the crockpot add the sauce. (For the Buffalo wings add the teaspoons of garlic and onion powders and mix well.) Set the crockpot on high and stir occasionally while you work on the wings.
- Fry the wing pieces in the oil until just browned.
- Bake the wing pieces for 10 minutes.
- Add the wings to the crockpot and mix until the pieces are coated with the sauce.
- Cook for 3 hours or until an hour before you are ready to serve.
- At the hour to go mark, take the wings out of the crockpot, place them on baking sheets, brush with the melted butter and bake for 10-15 minutes or until skin is crispy.
- Place the wings back into the crockpot, place the crockpot on low and get ready to serve! You can garnish with celery, blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.
It is that time of year…. time for Apples and Pumpkins! I love the smell of baking or cooking apples in my house. It just makes me feel so warm and comfy in the crisp fall weather. On a whim, Danyella and I stopped by one of the local fresh farm stands, Piazza Farms, on our way home from dance last weekend. On Sunday, I debated what I wanted to make with the apples plus what I wanted to make for dinner. I found pork chops in my freezer and the rest was history…. I needed homemade applesauce to go with my pork chops!
When you make this, you can adjust the recipe to make more and can the applesauce for future enjoyment! I made notes on how to add some of the ingredients to increase the recipe. Enjoy!
Homemade Crockpot Applesauce
A delicious fall homemade applesauce recipe that you can easily make in your crockpot and enjoy the apple scent.
- 5-6 apples, I prefer Gala or Jonagold
- 1/2 cup of sugar per 5-6 apples
- 1/2 cup water per 5-6 apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Peel, slice and dice your apples. I love my apple peeler, corer, slicer for this
- Add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
- Add the apples and sugar mix to the crockpot and mix so the apples are well coated with the sugar mixture.
- Add the water.
- Put the crockpot on high, cover and cook for 4 hours.
- Keep mixing the apples. If the applesauce feels to watery, leave the crockpot lid off for a while.
- I prefer to mash the apples down as they cook so you get some chunks and some creamy applesauce.
- Enjoy with a meal or on its own!