Hamilton Beach is a reputed brand when it comes to cooking appliances. They have a whole range of appliances to go over, ranging from blenders, processors and food makers to ovens, grills, and slow cookers. Some of their slow cookers are really great appliances, and with the right cooking techniques and ingredients, you can make truly savory meals for a huge number of people. You can also use them to make a variety of food types, ranging from simple appetizers to wholesome one-pot meals, and even a limited but available selection of desserts. The best part is you really don’t have to do much of the cooking yourself! So with that said, let’s go over some of the best Hamilton Beach slow cooker recipes.
Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread Casserole
The combination of chili and cornbread truly is a savory feast. What makes it even better is that it isn’t all that difficult to prepare. To begin, you will need 2 pounds of lean ground beef, 2 ounces of rinsed and drained dark red kidney beans, 29 ounces of diced tomatoes, onions and green pepper, 20 ounces of diced tomatoes and green chili, 3 ounces of chili seasoning mix, quarter cup of tomato paste, 17 ounces of corn muffin mix and 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. You could also grab some sour cream, sliced jalapenos, and sliced green onions.
First, you need to start by cooking the ground beef in a sizable skillet to the point where it changes colors from red to brown. Once the browning is done, you drain the residue oil and pour it onto the slow cooker. Now that the meat is inside the slow cooker, start adding the kidney beans, tomatoes, chili seasoning mix, and tomato paste. Mix the entire thing until it blends properly, and then evenly pour the chili mix onto the cooker.
In a separate bowl, prepare the corn muffin mix by following the directions on the box, and then slowly pour it down on the cooker using a spoon. Now that the entire mixture is done, choose how you want to cook it. Cover the slow cooker, and either set it to high heat for 3-3.5 hours or set it to low and cook for 5-5.5 hours. Once the time elapses, reduce heat to warm and then put in the cheese on top. After 15 minutes of waiting, add the sour cream, jalapeno and green onion slices.
Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken
It is really difficult to get it wrong when it comes to chicken. It is also very easy to get it right! For the most part, if the chicken is cooked right, the chicken turns out to be really delicious. For this next recipe, well it doesn’t get any easier. You will basically only need 3 cups of barbecue sauce, 1 and a quarter ounce of chili seasoning mix, and around 5 pounds of skinned, boneless chicken thighs and bone-in drumsticks.
To start off with this recipe, put both the barbecue sauce and the chili seasoning mix in the slow cooker. Let the mixture gel together properly and sit. After that is done, you can add the pieces of chicken thighs and drumsticks. Make sure to turn the chicken in the mixture so that all of it is thoroughly mixed in with the sauce and seasoning mixture.
Use the lid or a piece of foil on top of the cooker. You can then choose whether to heat it at a high or low temperature. At a high temperature, you need to cook it for 3 to 4 hours. For low temperature, you need to keep it cooking for around 5 to 6 hours. If you aren’t sure about the time, you can open the lid and poke on the chicken from time to time to check whether the chicken is tender enough or to your liking.
Once it is ready, plate in by taking chicken pieces onto the plate and then pour some of the liquid mixtures on top of it. You will absolutely love it!
Slow Cooker Fresh Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is a tasty and healthy appetizer to begin the meals with. It has a mild sour taste, and with this particular recipe, you also get a tomato soup that is creamy and minty as well. Let’s start with the ingredients: 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 chopped medium onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 4 pounds of extremely ripe tomatoes, 1 cup of vegetable broth, 1 tablespoon of sugar, a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of coarse black pepper, fresh goat cheese and chopped fresh basil.
First of all, you need a large skillet to get the onion and garlic cooking. Turn the skillet up to medium-high heat, put in the oil with onion and garlic and cook it for 2 minutes. Once they start changing color, pour the ingredients on to a slow cooker. Follow this up by pouring in the tomatoes, broth, sugar and the seasoning.
Put the lid on the slow cooker and either cook the soup for 3 hours at high heat or set it to low heat and keep it heating for 6 hours. You can make sure it has cooked well by making sure the tomatoes have softened enough. Once they are softened, cool it, and then put the mixture in the blender in several batches.
Now that you have the soup prepared, just put in the goat cheese and the chopped fresh basil on to the soup for a finishing touch.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Finally, let’s get to a simple but effective sweet beverage. Hot chocolate is there to warm your cockles and your insides while filling you up with the sweetness of chocolate. You can have it by itself, or even at the end of a great dinner as dessert.
To get started, you will need a bit of stuff. Make sure to have 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa, half a cup of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, 2 quarts of whole milk divided, 2 cups of half and half (half milk half cream), 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, and a handful of sweeteners such as marshmallows, chocolate and toffee chips, peppermint sticks, etc.
First, take a small bowl and put the cocoa, sugar, salt and a cup of milk in and mix it together. Pour the remaining milk, half and half, and vanilla extract with chocolates in the slow cooker, and whisk it all together. Once the mixture has blended, cover the slow cooker and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours in high heat, or 5 to 5.5 hours in low heat. Serve the drink into mugs, with the cream forming the top layer of the drink.
That’s a Wrap!
Slow cooker recipes make your life easier when you need to make a great meal. As a result, when you use them along with the Hamilton Beach appliances, you can make an incredible meal. You can also make a slow cooker food for any kind of meal, including appetizers, soups, the main course, and dessert too. So regardless of what kind of meal you need to make, or the kind of occasion, you can pretty much slow cook all of it. Plus, it is essentially putting in a whole bunch of ingredients into the cooker and letting it do the work!