Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

Hubby went back for thirds!  I think lentils are a great way to bulk up a dish without adding WW points.  Good fiber.

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Taco Lentil Soup

garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 c. diced onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 lb ground beef, 90% fat free
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c. lentils, rinsed

1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes

10 oz can tomatoes with green chilies

14 oz can veggie broth

15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 TB chili powder

1 TB cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 c. roasted corn

Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray. Over med-high heat cook peppers and onion. Add ground beef and garlic powder. Transfer to 5 quart slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and water to desired thickness. Cook on low 7-8 hours.

Yield: 5 servings

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Italian Pulled Pork

This makes a ton!

 

Italian Pulled Pork

9 lb shoulder butt roast

3 8 oz tomato sauce w/garlic, oregano and basil

1/2 c sliced pepperoncini peppers

1 TB Italian Dressing mix

Place roast in 5 quart slow cooker and top with 8 oz tomato sauce and peppers. Cook on high 10-12 hours. Remove from crock and place in large bowl. Shred meat and add remaining tomato sauces and seasoning.

 

Shrimp Chowder

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Shrimp and Corn Chowder

1 tablespoons unsalted butter

1  lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, reserving shells

¼ c.  chopped white onion

3  teaspoons finely chopped garlic

14.5 oz fat free chicken broth

¼ c. roasted green chilies, diced

1/2  teaspoon ground cumin

3/4  pound new potatoes, diced

15 oz can corn, drained

1  cup fat free half-and-half

Fresh lime juice, to taste, plus wedges for garnish

1/4  cup chopped cilantro

 

Add butter, onion, garlic, broth, green chilies, cumin, potatoes and corn in 5 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 3-4 hours. Add shrimp, half and half; heat through. Add lime juice and cilantro before serving.

Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 270 Calories; 4g Fat (14.4% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 144mg Cholesterol; 540mg Sodium.

Hominy and Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Hominy and Jalapeno Chicken Soup

1 1/2 c. diced roasted chicken

2 cans fat free chicken broth

2 TB diced tamed jalapeno

1 can hominy, drained

1 tsp chili powder

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker and cook desired length of time. Everything is already cooked so you can heat through or let it simmer all day.

Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 196 Calories; 5g Fat (21.1% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 44mg Cholesterol; 678mg Sodium.

Cowboy Tacos

It makes a nice sauce. You could eat it as a stew.

Cowboy Tacos

1 lb pork stew meat

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 c. chunky salsa

16 oz can chili beans

1/3 c. sugar free apricot preserves

Combine ingredients in 2 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for  3 to 4 hours.  Serve with taco shells or tortillas.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 121 Calories; 5g Fat (32.9% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 38mg Cholesterol; 261mg Sodium.

Yummy Artichoke Dip

OMG! This IS yummy!

Yummy Artichoke Dip

14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained

½ cup light mayo

1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese

½ c. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 8z pkg greek cream cheese, softened

4 oz roasted chopped green chilis

Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart crock and cook on high 2 hours. Stir half way through to combine.

Yield: 4 cups. Per ¼ cup serving= 81 Calories; 4g Fat (49.0% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 175mg Sodium.

 

Slow Cooker Spaghetti

If you like mushrooms you could add those. If I’d had zucchini I would have added a little. You might want to add more water than I did.  I like the pasta sticky.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti

8 oz 93% fat free ground turkey

5 oz Smart Taste Spaghetti

24 oz Del Monte spaghetti sauce

1/2 c. water

Brown turkey and add to 2 quart slow cooker. Add spaghetti (break in half) ,  spaghetti sauce, and water. Cook on high 2-3 hours.

Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 296 Calories; 6g Fat (17.3% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 41mg Cholesterol; 710mg Sodium