Cranberry Meatballs

Great sauce!

Cranberry Meatballs

2 egg whites
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 96/4
1 (16 ounce) can cranberry sauce
½ c. chili sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda

In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, bread crumbs, and onion. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, ketchup, and Splenda; mix well. Pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high 4 hours; until meat is no longer pink.

Yield: 24 meatballs. Per 2 meatballs= 124 Calories; 2g Fat (16.5% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 33mg Cholesterol; 82mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Salsa Dip

This was great! I kept wanting that cheesy flavor in the Rotel and Velveeta Light dip but Velveeta Light just wasn’t giving it.  Now, combined with the light cream cheese, it’s back!

Salsa Dip

8 oz light cream cheese
4 oz Velveeta Light
2 c. salsa
1 TB taco seasoning

Combine all ingredients in 1.5 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 3 hours.

Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 180 Calories; 11g Fat (49.2% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 32mg Cholesterol; 996mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

This is really good!  Your family will beg for this veggie dish!

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Cooking spray
4 (15 oz) cans green beans, drained
10 ¾ oz can cheddar cheese soup
1 TB dried onion flakes
1 slice bacon, cooked and diced

Spray 3 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour green beans into prepared slow cooker. Top with cheese soup; sprinkle with onion flakes and bacon. Cook on high 2-3 hours.

Yield: 7 servings. Per serving= 98 Calories; 3g Fat (25.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 989mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

Fruited Wild Rice

I thought this was tasty!

Fruited Wild Rice

Cooking spray
6 oz pkg Uncle Ben’s long grain and wild rice
1 ½ c. water
5 oz Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 TB frozen orange juice concentrate
2 TB chopped onions

Spray 2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine rice, water, apple , orange juice and onions in prepared slow cooker. Cook on high 2- 2 ½ hours. Yield: 5 servings. Per serving (about 2/3 cup)= 154 Calories; 2g Fat (13.4% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 378mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat.

Sausage Bites

I think these will be the first to be devoured at your next party!

Sausage Bites

28 ounces turkey smoked sausage
20 ounces pineapple chunks in juice
1/3 cup sugar free apricot preserves
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
dash allspice

Cut sausage into one ounce pieces. Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 2 hours.

Yield: 14 servings. Per serving (2 oz each)= 114 Calories; 3g Fat (21.2% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 25mg Cholesterol; 535mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Ranch & Bacon Hashbrowns

These were really good! 

Ranch & Bacon Hashbrowns

26 oz frozen shredded potatoes
3 oz light cream cheese
1 pkg ranch dressing powder
2 slices bacon, cooked, drained & chopped

Spray 3 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour half the hashbrown potatoes in slow cooker; sprinkle with half the ranch dressing powder and top with cream cheese. Add remaining potatoes; top with remaining ranch powder. Sprinkle chopped bacon over top. Cook on high 2 to 3 hours or on low 5-6 hours.

Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 191 Calories; 5g Fat (24.2% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 596mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Bean Dip

Just trying a few more recipes to finish out my new crock pot cookbook…
This is a nice addition to any party.

Bean Dip

15 oz fat free refried beans
1 c. thick and chunky salsa
3 oz light cream cheese
½ c. reduced fat shredded cheese
1 TB chili powder
1 tsp cumin

Spray 2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in crock and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 98 Calories; 4g Fat (32.4% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 465mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.