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Crock Pot Cooking

Deciding on what to have for dinner is always a challenge, but finding the time to make it is yet a bigger one. Let’s face it! After a long day of work who has time to cook? These days it is becoming much easier to swing by the nearest fast food chain to pick up a quick meal, but overtime, this shortcut will cost you many hours at the gym. That is why I love my crock pot! Crock pot cooking is a simple and healthy choice for today’s busy lifestyle. In the morning, I quickly add a few ingredients to my crock pot…set the timer and Presto! A hot and delicious meal is awaiting my return.

A friend recommended a great website for crock pot recipes The recipes are posted by The Crock Pot Girl, she also has a Facebook page.

I would like to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It is Crock Pot Pumpkin Chili. Enjoy!

• 2 lbs. ground beef
• 32 oz. kidney beans, canned, drained
• 12 oz. can crushed tomato sauce
• 2 c. V8 juice
• 29 oz. pumpkin, canned
• Yellow & red peppers cut up
• 1 onion, chopped
• dash of cloves
• 1 tsp. cinnamon
• 1 tsp. nutmeg
• 1/3 c. sugar
• Dash salt
• Dash of favorite hot sauce
Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain and then set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients along with the prepared ground beef in the crock pot and mix. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share?