Some dishes at P.F. Chang’s can climb as high as 3,840 mg sodium. That’s almost two days worth of sodium in one sitting! Save your heart by ordering the lowest sodium content item on the menu: Buddha’s Feast Steamed. This steamed dish is loaded with baked tofu, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, broccoli and carrots, and tossed in soy sauce.
This slow-cooker version of the fan favorite King Ranch Chicken Casserole is sure to please the whole family. It is simple to make—just stir the ingredients together, then layer the mixture with corn tortillas in a slow cooker. This version of the recipe lets you prepare everything, then leave it to cook for the afternoon or evening. In a few hours it will be ready, and the only step you need to be aware of once it goes into the slow cooker is to take uncover it 30 minutes before it is ready to serve. You’ll love the delicious smells as the dish simmers.
In the South it is hard to beat the tastes of classic cafeteria-style goodness, and Uncle Jack’s Mac-and-Cheese certainly captures the taste in every single bite. Cooking this macaroni and cheese in a slow cooker is going to give it just the right baked-crust goodness that everyone loves. It is rich, creamy, and delicious, and gooey with the tangy taste of extra-sharp Cheddar cheese. This recipe yields enough to serve as a side dish for a crowd, or it could be the perfect dinner for a family of four.
Beef tips are a classic Southern meat-and-three dish—that’s a lunch cafeteria where you get one meat dish, and three vegetable dishes. Here we take that taste and turn it into a slow-cooker feast, letting the beef sirloin, mushrooms, and red wine all blend together for four hours until they’ve combined into mouthfuls of pure delight. You’ll want to stir this occasionally, so it works well if you can stay close by.
You’ll feel like you’re at home on the range and that your meals are being served right out of the chuck wagon when you dig into a plate of this Slow-Cooked Cowboy Brisket and Beans. This dish will be making your kitchen smell great for seven or eight hours until it is fork-tender and the meat literally falls apart.
Spaghetti is great any way you cook it, but a great spaghetti bake or spaghetti casserole takes all that goodness and kicks it up a notch. All your favorite ingredients are featured in this easy slow-cooker version of Spaghetti Casserole. When you layer the ingredients, then let them cook for a few hours, you get a great combination of flavors that truly have time to blend together. Here, you will really appreciate the subtle, smoky flavors of the fire-roasted tomatoes and the aromas of the basil and the Italian seasoning.