Are you ‘crock-potting’ ?! I can’t wait to get going, maybe this rainy weekend!
Now is the chance to show off your slow cooker chops!
The brand new Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes blend affordability, accessibility, and convenience in one pot. To celebrate the launch of this cabinet-must-have and give slow cooker lovers a chance to flex their creative muscles, Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes is launching the “Crockin’ in the USA” competition. Inviting slow cooker enthusiasts and fans everywhere to submit their own unique slow cooker recipes using one of the new mixes, Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes will offer a slew of fantastic prizes for winners and entrants alike.
With the “Crockin’ in the USA” competition, Crock-Pot aficionados are encouraged to submit their one-of-a-kind recipes through posts and photos on a dedicated tab at the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Facebook fan page. With three classic varieties - Hearty Beef Stew, Savory Pot Roast and BBQ Pulled Pork - the possibilities for creating mouth-watering dishes are endless!
The contest starts November 1st, entries go through November 25th, and the winner will be announced December 17th.
After submitting, participants can enlist their fans and friends to vote for their recipe on the Facebook tab. Each voter also has the chance to win, with daily prizes and giveaways from Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes. The winning recipe, determined by Facebook voting and Crock-Pot Judge, will win a grand prize of groceries for their entire family for a year, and have his or her own page on the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes webpage with exclusive content.
Try these recipes and let me know how it goes! I will post mine as well.
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs and Smashed Potatoes
1 onion, sliced
3-4 pounds beef short ribs
1 cup red wine
½ cup ketchup
1 pkg. Crock Pot Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix
1 pound small red potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Place onions in bottom of slow cooker and then add the short ribs. In a measuring cup, mix the wine, ketchup and Crock Pot Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix. Pour over the meats. Add the potatoes on top of meat. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Remove the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and smash with a potato masher or fork. Season to taste. Meanwhile remove excess fat from the sauce by pouring into a fat separator or skimming fat from surface using a large spoon. Serve the ribs and sauce over the smashed potatoes.
BBQ Apple Pork Chops
1 onion, sliced
3 apples, cored and cut into wedges
4 thick-cut pork chops
1 ½ cups apple juice
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup stone-ground mustard
1 pkg. Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix
Place onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the apple wedges and then the pork chops. In a measuring cup, combine the apple juice, vinegar, mustard and Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix. Pour over the meat and apples. Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Remove excess fat from sauce by pouring into a fat separator or skimming fat from surface using a large spoon.
Classic Beef Stroganoff
1 cup onion, diced
2 pounds beef top round steak or eye round, cut into 2” inch by ½ ”inch pieces
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 pkg. Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
1 1/3 cups water
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 cup light sour cream
½ cup parsley, chopped
Place diced onions in bottom of the slow cooker. Add the cut meat and mushrooms. In a measuring cup, mix Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix with water and pour over the beef and mushrooms. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Uncover and transfer contents into a large skillet or soup pot. Reserve 1 cup of the sauce. Cook over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, whisk a cup of the sauce with the cornstarch and pour back into the pot. Heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken and reduce a bit. Fold in the sour cream and stir until well incorporated. Toss in the parsley and serve.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.