Category Archives: crock pot

Magnificent Meatballs – gluten and top 8 allergen free!


This is a wonderful addition to any pot luck, and no one will be able to tell that these delicious treats are gluten free and allergy friendly!!! Both methods taste delicious, but I prefer the texture of conventional-oven-made meatballs.

These are soooooo good, and they will make your house smell like you are making supreme pizza!

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground turkey
1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 medium diced green bell pepper, stems and seeds removed
1 medium diced red bell pepper, stems and seeds removed
2 T green onions, chopped
1 tsp dried garlic
½ cup crushed original Chex*
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp salt
4 oz tomato paste
1 T flax meal**
1 T water**

*if you don’t have gluten, wheat or soy sensitivities, you can use saltines
**if you don’t have an egg allergy, you can use an egg and omit the water and flax meal

Preparations:

Crock Pot Method:Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form into golf-ball sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes in a conventional. Remove from cookie sheet and place in a crock pot cook on the high setting for 3-4 hours. Serve over rice or noodles for a delicious meal, or add them to your favorite red sauce.

Conventional Oven Method:
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form into golf-ball sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes until done. Serve over hot rice or noodles for a delicious meal, or add them to your favorite red sauce.

Hamburger Potato Casserole – a hearty "man meal"

I made this for dinner tonight, and my husband LOVED it and called it a “hearty man meal.” He ate so much of it, he lay on the floor for a few minutes to recuperate!

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼” slices
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ¼” rounds
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup dry white rice
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
½ tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 pinches dried rosemary leaves
½ tsp thyme
1 cup allergy friendly spaghetti sauce
1 cup fresh peas (or thawed frozen)

Preparations:
Brown the hamburger and half of the onion with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, cayenne, and garlic in a skillet and drain off the grease. Combine all ingredients (except peas) in crock pot and stir well. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Add peas in the last hour.

This recipe was adapted from M. Kaeter’s, “Dinner-a-Day Slow Cooker” cookbook (p.182).

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