Easy Crock Pot Dinners

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Did you know that a tomato is truly a fruit? Generally, they are now considered to be a vegetable. Tomatoes are a staple in households and in thousands of recipes. This superfood is an exceptional source of lycopene, an antioxidant known for its many health benefits that include reduced risk of cancer and heart disease. It is also packed with vitamin C and K, folate, potassium and many other essential nutrients. If you are a fan of its sour and somewhat sweet flavor, here are some tomato-based crock pot recipes to try:

Slow Cooked Beefy Tomato Stew

What you need:

1 kilogram beef chuck, fat trimmed then sliced into 1-inch bits
3 carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
3 stalks celery, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1 large onion, diced
4 cups cooked brown rice
3 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
6 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then cook celery, carrots and onion for 2 to 10 minutes or until softened. Transfer vegetables to a crock pot then add garlic, Cape Canaveral Rat Removal, beef, brown rice, tomatoes and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine ingredients well. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours. Transfer to serving bowls, drizzle with yogurt then garnish with parsley before serving.

What you need:

1 kilogram boneless and skinless chicken breasts
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups fresh spinach
3 1/2 cups diced tomatoes with liquid
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Salt and black pepper to taste
Season chicken with salt and pepper then place at the bottom of a crock pot. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and Italian seasoning into the pot. Stir until ingredients are well-combined. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours, including the spinach half an hour before the dish is cooked. Serve warm.

The Best Crock Pot Tomato Soup

What you need:

1/2 onion, minced
1 bay leaf
7 cups diced tomatoes
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup whole milk
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp peppermint
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
In a slow cooker, mix together onion, bay leaf, tomatoes, vegetable stock, carrots, milk, butter, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours on low. When prepared, puree mixture in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

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