Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


1 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, pared and sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 can (28-oz) whole tomatoes
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 small bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Grated mozzarella or Parmesan cheese for serving

Combine all ingredients except the cheese in a crock pot or slow cooker; mix together completely.  Add enough water to cover all the ingredients.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 8 to 12 hours or on high 3 to 5 hours.  Stir well before ladling up to serve.

Ladle into serving bowls and top with the cheese.

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