Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Crock Pot- Tortillas, Steak and Pound Cake

One of the most enjoyable parts of writing a cooking blog is receiving feedback from readers.  I often receive requests, questions and comments.  Friends of Frugalhomekeeping have contacted me through my Facebook page, the Frugalhomekeeping Facebook page or even my email. Most recently, I had a request for an electronic copy of the original Rival Crock Pot pamphlet (from the 60's) that I had featured in a previous post .  While I would love to fill that request, I am unable to.  I will happily share some recipes from it, though.  Enjoy!

Chicken Tortillas
(Rival Crock Pot pamphlet)

1 fryer, cooked and boned
6 to 8 tortillas, broken into pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 10 oz. can cream of chicken soup
1/2 can (1/2 cup) chopped tomatoes and chilies
2 TBSP quick-cooking tapioca
2 C grated cheddar cheese

Cook and cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Mix well with soup, tomatoes, chilies and tapioca.  Line bottom of Crock Pot with tortillas.  Add 1/3 of chicken and soup mixture;  sprinkle with onion and cheese.  Repeat layers of tortillas, chicken soup mixture, onions and cheese.  Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.  (HIGH:  3 hours)  Recipe may be doubled if desired.

Smothered Steak

1 1/2 lbs. chuck or round steak, cut into strips
1/3 C flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 large onion, sliced
1-2 green peppers, sliced
1 lb. can tomatoes
1 4 oz. can mushrooms, drained
2 TBSP molasses (optional)
3 TBSP soy sauce
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen green beans, French style (optional)

Put steak strips, flour, salt and pepper in Crock Pot.  Stir well to coat steak.  Add all remaining ingredients.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, then turn to LOW for 8 hours.  (HIGH:  5 hours).  Serve with rice.

Golden Lemon Pound Cake

1 pkg. yellow cake mix (2 layer)
1 pkg lemon jello
4 eggs
1/2 C oil
1 C water

Beat all ingredients 2 minutes in large mixing bowl.  Pour into greased and floured 3-pound coffee can.  Place in Crock Pot;  cover top of can with 4-6 paper towels.  Put lid on Crock Pot and cook on HIGH 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  DO NOT PEEK until last hour.  Note:  Bake 4-5 1/2 hours in 4 1/2 qt. Crock Pot.

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  1. Hi Marcia,
    What a great collection of recipes, they all look so delicious! I will really enjoy trying these recipes. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Your pound cake recipes sounds delicious. Never thought to bake a cake in a crock pot. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm stopping by for a visit from Comfy in the Kitchen today.
    This gal is always on the lookout for delicious recipes.
    I have never tried making a cake in the crock pot. Sounds like a wonderful idea instead of heating the oven.
    Have a terrific week!