Tavern Soup

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I’m guessing this is called Tavern Soup because there is beer in it.  It’s a very simple soup that you make in your crockpot.  You can drink it from a mug so it’s great on really cold day.

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Tavern Soup

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (12 ounce) can light beer, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Combine celery, carrot, green pepper and onion in a slow cooker. Add broth, beer, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours.

After 5 or 6 hours, remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and process in a blender or food processor in batches until pureed and return to cooker with broth (I just use a stick blender and blend in the crock and it works great). Turn control to HIGH. Dissolve cornstarch in water; stir into pureed mixture. Add cheese gradually, stirring until blended. Cover and cook on HIGH 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Happy Cooking!

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Chipotle Roast (Crock Pot)

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Gosh, I love chipotles.  I just love that smoky flavor.  This roast is easy to throw in your crockpot and use for wraps, tacos, sandwiches, etc.  If you don’t like alot of heat, slice open the chipotles and scrape out the seeds.  Conversely, if you like heat, leave them in.  I usually leave them in one and take them out of the other two.  DH pours on the hot sauce since he loves his food HOT.

Chipotle Roast (Crock Pot)

3 lbs. chuck roast, trimmed of visible fat
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsps chili powder
2 tsps cumin
3 chipotles in adobo, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can green chilies (I use fire roasted chilies)
1 (7 ounce) can/jar of salsa verde
1 large onion, sliced
3 tsps minced garlic
1 cup beef broth

Place roast in large crockpot and sprinkle with the salt and pepper, chili powder and cumin. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or on LOW for 7-8 hours.

When cooked, shred the meat with a fork and continue cooking in crockpot for 15 minutes.

Use in enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, wraps, etc.

Happy Cooking!

BBQ Beef Sandwiches (Crockpot)

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There are loads of these recipes on the internet but I like this one because you make the barbecue sauce instead of using store bought.  It’s still easy to make.  This would be great for a party, potluck or tailgating.  I usually serve with my easy cole slaw and chips.

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

3 to 4 lb. beef chuck roast
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 (1 ounce) pkg. onion soup mix
1 tbsp. chili powder
3 tbsps vinegar (I use red wine vinegar)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsps. prepared mustard
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Kaiser rolls
Cheese slices, your choice (I use monterey jack)

Trim fat from beef and place in crockpot.

Stir together all remaining ingredients together ~ except rolls and cheese ~ and pour over meat in crockpot.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or until fork tender.

Skim off fat. Remove meat from crockpot and shred. Return meat to sauce in crockpot.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of meat on bottom of each roll and top with cheese. Place under broiler to melt cheese if desired.

Makes 6-8 sandwiches.

Happy Cooking!