Slow-Cooker Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Potato Soup3Y’all. This soup is hearty, creamy, and just plain soul-warming. The cayenne gives it a kick, so those who fear the spice, beware.Slow Cooker Potato Soup1  Slow Cooker Potato Soup5



What you need:

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 smallish onions, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly chopped
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1 bottle beer (or up the chicken broth to 3 cans)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 up all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • toppings: sour cream, cheese, bacon, saltines

What to do:

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients into crockpot. Cook on high for 3.5 hours.
  2. During last 15 minutes of cooking, add flour, milk, and sour cream. Stir until blended. Enjoy!

Crockpot Beef Carnitas Tacos

Beef Carnitas TacosFirst day of fall is this Sunday! Are y’all excited?? This past Tex-Mex Tuesday, I tried this new crockpot recipe. The best thing about crockpot recipes is how great it makes your house smell-and you could smell this before you even walked into the house! This was seriously so good and so easy you need to make this ASAP (Sam said these were a top 5 recipe!!) Ok, enough about how yummy these are. First, chop your veggies.Beef Carnitas TacosThen, make your spice rub and cover your meat generously.Beef Carnitas Tacos-it is well.Then, place your meat in the bottom of the crockpot, cover with your veggies, and cook on low for 8 hours.

Beef Carnitas Tacos

Happy weekend!


Recipe for Beef Carnitas Tacos

Adapted from Jenna at ELR

What you need:

  • 2 lbs of round or flank steak
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped

for spice rub:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

for serving:

  • flour or corn tortillas
  • avocado slices
  • cilantro
  • salsa
  • limes

What to do:

  1. Mix together all spices in small bowl. Rub spices over meat generously. Then place steak in bottom of crockpot.
  2. Cover steak with chopped onion, bell peppers and jalapeño pepper. Turn heat on LOW and cook for 8 hours. After 8 hours, shred meat with fork while in crockpot (it should shred easily). You can serve as is, or leave it in the crockpot for another hour. Serve on warm tortillas and top with yummy goodies.