Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Slow and Easy Cooking Tortellini Stew

The joy of a slow cooker can not be put into words. Jason's mom gave us one that she had and boy, oh boy, it makes delicious meals with no effort by me! And coming home to the fabulous smell of a cooking dinner makes any day a little bit sweeter. 


(Please note that I'm really improving in my food photo taking abilities!)

Ingredients: 
  • One package hot Italian sausage
  • One bag of frozen, cut green beans 
  • One jar of crushed tomatoes with Italian spices (it's bigger than the regular soup jar) 
  • One package of cheese tortellini (it depends how much you like tortellini, but I get the big pack!) 
  • Italian seasoning
  • Oregano (Fresh or the spice... My market was out of fresh so I used the spice and it worked just fine) 
Directions:
  1. Remove the contents of the Italian sausage from its casing into the slow cooker. 
  2. Add the green beans and a dash of both the Italian seasoning and oregano (it's up to you how much you like!) 
  3. In the bottom of the slow cooker, mix the meat, beans, and seasoning together with your hands (or a wooden spoon if you don't want to be quite that involved with your dinner)
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes. 
  5. Stir this together a little bit and set the slow cooker. (3 hours on high, 6 hours on low - you choose!) 
  6. Let sit until you return! 
  7. Add the tortellini and a cup of water twenty minutes before the cook time is over. 
  8. Let this cook for the remaining time, then ENJOY! 

    1 comment:

    1. ◘ This sounds like simplicity itself. Open a few packs and a jar of ingredients and tip them all into a crock pot and forget about it for the day. Then you have this delicious meal. My kinda cookin'!

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