Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Carnitas
Instructions
  1. Diced the onion. Peel the garlic cloves and minced.
  2. In a small bowl, mixed the seasonings together. Cut the meat into fourths and sprinkle the seasonings on the meat. Put the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Put the diced onion, minced garlic cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the meat.
  4. Cook it on slow for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender and falls apart. Enjoy!
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Slow cooker carnitas are delicious! The recipe calls for orange juice and cinnamon sticks. I thought it was a weird combination, but don’t be scare. It’s not sweet, but taste amazing and very flavorful.

By slow cooking the meat, it makes the meat more juicy and tender. Not to mention that it makes my house smells good as well. If there are extra or leftovers, you can store it in the freezer for another meal.

Ingredients:
  • 3 lb Pork Butt Roast or Pork Shoulder
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Oranges
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:

Diced the onion. Peel the garlic cloves and minced.

In a small bowl, mixed the seasonings together. Cut the meat into fourths and sprinkle the seasonings on the meat. Put the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Put the diced onion, minced garlic cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the meat.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Cook it on slow for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender and falls apart.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

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Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Instructions
  1. Rinse the brussel sprouts then cut them in half or fourth. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the shrimp, take off the tail, and drain. In a medium bowl, put a paper towel in. Pour the shrimp into the bowl. This will help soak the liquid from the shrimp. Set aside.
  3. Cut the bacon into bite size. In a pan, cook the bacon until it's cook. Place a paper towel on a plate and scoop up the bacon bites onto it.
  4. In a large pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Pour in the brussel sprouts and cook until tender.
  5. Stir in the shrimp and bacon. Add the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Serve with rice. Enjoy!
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Brussel sprouts with shrimp and bacon is a healthy and low calorie dish. It is simple and quick, yet taste amazing! Also very flavorful. It’s one of our family favorite meal.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of Brussel sprouts
  • 1 pack Bacon
  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 2 tsp Lemon pepper with garlic & onion
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Olive oil



Directions:

Rinse the brussel sprouts then cut them in half or fourth. Set aside.

Brussel sprouts

Rinse the shrimp, take off the tail, and drain. In a medium bowl, put a paper towel in. Pour the shrimp into the bowl. This will help soak the liquid from the shrimp. I’m using cooked shrimp, but raw shrimp works too. Set aside.

Shrimp

Cut the bacon into bite size. In a pan, cook the bacon until it’s cook. Place a paper towel on a plate and scoop up the bacon bites onto it.

Bacon Bacon

In a large pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Pour in the brussel sprouts and cook until tender.

Brussel Sprouts

Stir in the shrimp and bacon. Add the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and black pepper.

brussel sprouts with shrimp Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

Serve with rice. Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti

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Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cheese, and eggs. Stir in the ground beef. Shape it into 1 1/2 inch balls and put it in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs. Make more meatballs and put it in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, dried basil, oregano, parsley, and salt into the slow cooker.
  4. Slow cook it on low for 5-6 hours. Add in the cornstarch until the liquid is thick.
  5. Serve with cooked spaghetti. Enjoy!
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I always buy spaghetti sauce at the store until I decided to make my own. This slow cooker meatballs and spaghetti is delicious! I used to bake my meatballs, but not anymore. Slow cook meatballs taste way better than bake meatballs.

Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Sauce

  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 cans Tomato sauce
  • 2 can Diced Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooked Spaghetti



Directions:

In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cheese, and eggs. Stir in the ground beef. Shape it into 1 1/2 inch balls and put it in the slow cooker.

slow cooker meatballs

Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs.

slow cooker meatballs

Make more meatballs and put it in the slow cooker.

slow cooker meatballs

Pour the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, dried basil, oregano, parsley, and salt into the slow cooker.

slow cooker meatballs

Slow cook it on low for 5-6 hours. Add in the cornstarch until the liquid is thick.

slow cooker meatballs

Serve with cooked spaghetti. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti

Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti

 

 

Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon)

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Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon)
Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon)
Cuisine Asian
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Asian
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon)
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, bring 8-10 cups of water to boil. Put the noodles in and stir occasionally to prevent the noodles from sticking to the bottom.
  2. After the noodles are cook, drain the water and stir in cold water; draining several times until cool to touch.
  3. Grab a bunch of noodles using the thumb and index finger, smoothing out any stray noodles. Put the bunch noodles in a strainer. If you just put the noodles in without making sections, then it will be stuck together when the noodles are dry.
  4. In another medium pot filled with 6 cup of water and bring to boil. While waiting for the water to boil, clean the chicken. Put the chicken into the pot. Scoop out the foams and toss it away.
  5. When the chicken is cook, let it cool and set aside.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a medium pot and sauté the garlic. Stir in the curry pastes and curry gravy until mixed.
  7. Once mixed stir in coconut milk, crab paste, and paprika.
  8. Filled a large pot with 12-14 cups of water. Pour the curry mix into a bigger pot and stir in 2 tbsp of chicken bouillon.
  9. Cut the bamboo shoots into thin strips and shred the chicken. Put them into the pot.
  10. Serve warm and top with condiments. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Condiments:
  • Green Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Limes
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Meatballs
  • Asian pork Viet-Hung or Gio-Bi
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Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon) is a Lao dish. Khaub poob or Khao Poon is pronounced as “Ka Poon.” This dish has spread to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, and US. There are various versions of this dish.

This is one of my favorite comfort food. I grew up eating khaub poob and it always taste good. We would make enough to eat for lunch and dinner. I love the spicy and sour flavor of the curry. It looks delicious when the liquid is more red, but orange is alright too. I wouldn’t mind eating this for days.

Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon)

Recent studies have claimed that curry is one of the cures to attack the common cold and flu. Hot spices are a high source of vitamin C. This can help prevent and fight the common cold. I definitely agree. I always feel better after eating this curry soup when I have a cold.

This recipe is spicy so if you don’t like spicy, reduce the amount of Mae Ploy Curry Paste.

Ingredients:
  • 10-12 cups of water
  • 1 whole chicken or 4 thighs
  • 1 can of Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Mae Ploy Red Curry Paste (determine the spiciness of the curry)
  • 4 oz Maesri Red Curry Paste
  • 1-2 cans (5.6 oz each) Curry Gravy
  • 1/4 cup Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Bamboo shoots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Bouillon
  • Salt, to taste
  • 32 oz Vermicelli Rice Noodles
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 can Quail Eggs
  • 8 Boiled Eggs (Instead of Quail eggs)
  • 2 tbsp Asian Paprika (Make the liquid red, Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ground Chili Oil (Spicy, make the liquid red, Optional)
  • 1 tsp Crab Paste with bean oil (Make the liquid red, Optional)
  • 2-3 Ginger slices (Optional)
  • Sugar, to taste (Optional)
Condiments:
  • Green Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Limes
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Meatballs
  • Asian pork Viet-Hung or Gio-Bi



Directions:

In a medium pot, bring 8-10 cups of water to boil. Put the noodles in and stir occasionally to prevent the noodles from sticking to the bottom.

Vermicelli noodles

After the noodles are cook, drain the water and stir in cold water; draining several times until cool to touch.

Vermicelli Noodles

Grab a bunch of noodles using the thumb and index finger, smoothing out any stray noodles. Put the bunch noodles in a strainer. Some people like to put them in circles. My mom taught me how to put the noodles in by starting in the center and laying in a spiral. It is easier to grab the noodles when they are dry. If you just put the noodles in without making sections, then it will be stuck together when the noodles are dry.

Vermicelli Noodles

In another medium pot filled with 6 cup of water and bring to boil. While waiting for the water to boil, clean the chicken. Put the chicken into the pot. Scoop out the foams and toss it away.

Boiled chicken

When the chicken is cook, let it cool and set aside.

Khaub Poob or Khao Poob sauses

These are the curry paste and sauces that I will be using to make the curry sauce.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a medium pot and sauté the garlic. Stir in the curry pastes and curry gravy until mixed.

saute garlicCurry sauce

Once mixed stir in coconut milk, crab paste, and paprika.

Curry sauce

Filled a large pot with 12-14 cups of water. Pour the curry mix into a bigger pot and stir in 2 tbsp of chicken bouillon.

Curry Sauce

Cut the bamboo shoots into thin strips and shred the chicken. Put them into the pot.

Chicken and bamboo

bamboos in curry

Serve warm and top with condiments.

condiments lettuce Red Curry Noodle Soup (Khaub Poob or Khao Poon)

You can find these sauces at any Asian grocery stores. If you don’t live near an Asian store (like myself) then you can find here. Use this coupon code to get 5% off.

coupon code: 380q

Or you can buy it on Amazon.



Slow Cooker Chicken Taco

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco
Instructions
  1. Put the chicken at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add all the seasonings in and pour the salsa over the chicken.
  3. Cook it on slow for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  4. Enjoy!
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Woke up this morning to the smell of Slow cooker chicken taco! It makes the house smells good. Perfect dish for Sunday mornings before starting my day.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco

I love this chicken taco. It is low calorie and full of flavors. So easy, simple, and quick to make. Super delicious!

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken breast and chicken thighs
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 16 oz Jar Salsa
  • 15 oz can Black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Corn, drained
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 3 Green Onion, sliced
  • Cilantro (Optional)
  • Rice
Directions:

Put the chicken at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Add all the seasonings in and pour the salsa over the chicken.

Cook it on slow for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco