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Beef Stew with Bacon, Onion & Sweet Potatoes

1 pound lean beef stew meat(1 inch chunks)
1 can (14 oz) beef broth
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 2 inch chunks
1 large onion (chopped)
2 slices thick cut bacon (diced)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbls corn starch

Hint: If you prefer, substitute carrots or white potatoes
instead of sweet potatoes

Coat slow-cooker with cooking spray
combine all ingredients, except corn starch, in slow-cooker
mix well
cover and cook 7-8 hrs on low or 4-5 hrs on high or until
meat and vegetables are tender
with slotted spoon, transfer beef and vegetables to
serving bowl
turn slow-cooker to high
combine corn starch with 2 tbls of water, mix well
stir into juices
cover and cook 15 minutes or until thickened
spoon sauce over beef and vegetables and serve.

This is a new recipe.
It's really really YUMMY!!!
Barbecue Beef

3 pounds of boneless chuck roast
1 1/2 cups ketchup
2 tbls Dijon style mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbls Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Place roast in crock pot
combine remaining ingredients in mixing bowl
pour sauce mixture over roast
cover and cook on low 8-10 hrs
remove roast from crock pot and shred meat
place shredded meat back in crock pot
stir to evenly coat with sauce
serve on sandwich buns

This one is Autumn's very most favorite!
Beef Hash

2-3 cups cooked beef (I use stew meat)
2 packages, 10 oz each, frozen hash brown potatoes
1 onion finely chopped
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
1 cup of gravy or beef broth
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in crock pot
cover and cook on low for 6-8 hrs or high 2-3 hrs
double this recipe for a bigger crock pot

Terri asked for this one alot...LOL..she asked me to
marry her when she tasted it!
Asparagus Casserole

2 packages, 10 oz each, frozen Asparagus spears
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups crushed saltine crackers
1 cup cubed processed American cheese
1 egg

In large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well
pour into lightly greased crock pot
cover and cook on high for 3-3 1/2 hrs
(cooking time is exact!)
after cooking, dish may be held on low for up to 2 hrs

Paula's daughter Hailey, just loves this one!
Cheesecake Cream Dip

1 package 8 oz cream cheese softened
1 jar 7 oz marshmallow cream

Mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream until well blended
Refrigerate for an hour or until chilled
Serve with fruit, poundcake or cookies
(we use strawberries or cantaloupe)

My friends call this the fruit-dip.
It is asked for a lot in the summer!
Recipe Creations part three the bear!!
Fire Roasted Slow Cooker Chili
(Serve this at your next Fiesta)

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
2- 15 oz cans black beans (drained)
2- 14 1/2 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 cup Chipotle sauce or salsa
1 tbls chili powder
2 tbls chopped fresh cilantro

Place ground beef and onions in 10 inch skillet
cook over medium-high heat
stirring occasionally until beef is brown(7-10 minutes)
drain off liquid
place in slow-cooker
add all remaining chili ingredients
cover and cook on low heat setting 6-8 hrs
high-heat setting 3-4 hrs.

To serve spoon chili into individual serving bowls, top
with sour cream and shredded cheese if desired.

Donna asked for this one and it's a favorite on a chilly day.
Best Baked Beans

5 slices of bacon, crisply fried and crumbled
2 cans, 16 oz each, baked beans(drained)
1 small green pepper (seeded & chopped)
small onion (chopped)
1 1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup hickory smoked barbecue sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix all ingredients in crock pot
cover and cook on low 8-12 hrs or on high 3-4 hrs

Yum! Yum!..If I were you, I would throw in some Jalepenos for kick.
Southern Banana Pudding
(my friend, Belle, should like this one!)

1 1/3 cups sugar
pinch of salt
3 1/2 tbls of all purpose flour
3 eggs separated
3 cups milk
12 oz package Vanilla Wafers
3-4 bananas
1/4 plus 2 tbls of sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend sugar, salt and flour in heavy sauce pan
Beat egg yolks, combine egg yolks with milk, mixing well
stir into dry ingredients
cook over medium heat
(stirring constantly until smooth and thick)
remove from heat
stir in 1 tsp vanilla
layer 1/3 wafers in 3 quart baking dish
slice bananas and layer over wafers
pour a third of custard over bananas
repeat the layers twice.

Beat egg whites with electric mixer until foamy
gradually add 1/4 cup plus 2 tbls sugar
one tbls at a time, beating until stiff peaks form
add 1 tsp vanilla and beat until blended
Spread meringue over custard, sealing to edge of dish
Bake in 325 oven for 25-30 minutes until meringue is
golden brown

This one is a must around my house during the
never let me cheat and use box
Pumpkin Gooey Buttercake

1 package butter cake mix
1 egg
8 tsp butter(melted)

1 -8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
8 tbls butter (melted)
1 - 16 oz box powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350

To make the Cake:
combine all the ingredients and mix well with electric mixture
Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 inch baking pan

To make the Filling:
in a large bowl beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth
add the eggs, vanilla and butter and beat together
add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well
spread mixture over cake batter and bake for 40-50 minutes
make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey
Serve with fresh whipped cream

These are Paula's comments:
After you make the crust, there is no need for another bowl, just use
the same one.This is a yummy recipe and I don't even like Pumpkin Pie.

Rachel's comments:
Paula brings this every holiday, I eat too much of it and I don't even like
Pumpkin Pie either!