This chicken, green bean, and potato plate should be your go-to on your busy weeknights out. It carries just nine percent of the day’s recommended fat, which isn’t too shabby for a fast-food cheat meal! If you’re worried this combo won’t pack big enough flavor, ask your server for a side of their tangy, fat-free Poultry Gravy.
The heart of this dish is the subtle and delicate taste of mild Italian sausage that is pre-cooked before being put into the slow cooker. This is combined with the fennel mixture. Sweet anise-flavored fennel bulb, plus a hint of fennel seed, is paired here with cannellini beans and bitter radicchio for a hearty fall dish. Cooked slowly over the course of an afternoon or evening all of the delicate flavors of these ingredients come together in a mixture of balance and bite.
The true challenge with this dish is that it takes eight to ten hours of slowly cooking on low to become its fork-tender best, but your patience will be rewarded with a coffee-and-beer braised and basted delight surrounded by a bed of fantastic vegetables.
It takes 20 minutes of preparation and eight hours of patience to fully enjoy this slow-cooker delight. And, that 20 minutes spent in the kitchen is all for prepping this gorgeous, hearty sauce, spicy with crushed red pepper and piquant with just a touch of white wine. Once the sauce simmers in the cooker, all that's left to do is cook a pound of pasta, and serve.
Start this recipe with an eye-of-round roast. You will love how this cut develops in the slow cooker over the course of several hours. By the time it is ready, it will be fork-tender and you will be able to shred it inside the cooker. This will let it marinate in the delicious juice, meaning it will be even more savory and tasty. One you pile it on a bun, you will want to take your first bite immediately. Put on a few dill pickle slices, and dig in.
The first step in making these amazing chimichangas is preparing your slow-cooker black beans. That will take five to eight hours, but you’ll savor the aroma of these spicy black beans as they cook. Cumin, pepper, garlic, and ham will all be simmering away with the beans, getting ready to be rolled into a tortilla and taste amazing.