Crispy Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

Slowcooker Ham and Potatoes

Crispy Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

 

4 medium Potatoes

2 Cups cubed GF Ham

1 Teaspoon additive free Season Salt

1 Teaspoon additive free Garlic Powder

1 Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Line Slow Cooker with tin foil, oil sides and bottom before filling with ham and potatoes.

Wash potatoes very well, leaving the skins on, being sure to remove any bad spots. Then slice each potato into 1 inch thick rounds all the way across the potato. Place potatoes into the bottom of the lined slow cooker. Sprinkle evenly with season salt and garlic powder. Place ham on top of potatoes distributing evenly. Set slow cooker on low for 6 – 8 hours.

When potatoes are soft lift foil filled potatoes and ham from cooker. Using tongs lift each potato round to the top letting ham chunks fall to the bottom, then place foil packet under hot broiler in the oven for 1-2 minutes or until potatoes are crisp. Top with grated cheese, and place back under broiler until cheese melts for a few seconds. Remove and serve. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Duck

Maple Glazed Duck

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Wild Duck

6-8 Frozen Wild Duck Breasts ( my Crockpot will hold 8)

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1 Cup Pure (additive free) Maple Syrup

Line crockpot or slow cooker with parchment paper up to the rim. Place each cleaned and frozen duck breast with the skin side down into the bottom of the parchment lined crockpot, only one layer deep. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkling evenly over meat. Using only ¾ cup of maple syrup, drizzle over duck breast. Completely coating each. Cover and set cooker on low for 6-8 hours. When done, lift parchment paper, duck breasts and juices to a shallow baking pan. Cover each duck breast with remaining syrup, then place entire pan under oven broiler. Let breasts crisp for 1 ½ – 2 minutes per side. Remove from oven and ladle meat juices over each duck breast before serving. I like to let them rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Note: The frozen meat keeps it from cooking too fast and drying out.

 

Jan’s Gluten Free Taco Soup

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Jan’s Gluten Free Taco Soup

I know you would think that this recipe would be naturally Gluten Free, and it should be. But as I have discussed before, food companies add so many additives to our foods that contain gluten, you have to read the labels carefully! That is the reason I name most of the brands I use, but please still read the labels, as companies do change ingredients from time to time.

Taco Soup

1 Pound Pure Ground Beef

1 Cup diced onion (about 1 small onion)

1- 1.25 oz. Package McCormick Gluten Free Taco Seasoning

2 Cups Gluten Free Salsa, Mild, Medium, or Hot your preference ( I make my own salsa, so I haven’t bought any in a while)

1 – 14oz. can of Bush’s Kidney Beans, with liquid

1 – 11 oz. can of Green Giant Mexicorn, with liquid

2  Cups water

In medium skillet, or large pot add diced onion, and ground beef. ( you can make this in a large stew pot or slow cooker.) On medium heat brown ground beef and onion, stirring and chopping up ground beef into small pieces. When beef is starting to turn brown add taco seasoning, and continue to stir until beef is browned.  Turn heat to low, and start filling pot or slow cooker with salsa, beans, corn, and water. If you use the slow cooker method, be sure to turn heat off of skillet so beef does not over brown, until you add it to the beans, corn and other liquids. If you cook this on top of the stove turn up heat and stir occasionally. Heat to boiling and serve while warm. In the slow cooker set on low for 6 – 8 hours. Serve with GF corn chips, tortillas, or G F corn bread, and top with your favorite cheese. I like to crumble the GF queso cheese on top of mine.