I got to go to another UT game this weekend. It was so much fun. UT played New Mexico and it was a shut out game. While I was there I proceeded to eat a hot dog AND a sausage wrap. After the weekend, I noticed the scale wasn’t being too kind. I know it wasn’t just the game. I’ve been snacking more and eating nachos almost every day for the last week. My friend told me I should think about preparing my meals for the week on Sunday or Monday and then I have no excuse to not eat healthy. I usually use the excuse that I was starving by the time I got home from work, so I HAD to eat whatever was the fastest to make, aka nachos.
Since I’m really not a cook, I like to rely on my crockpot. Knowing that one of the guys on my group texts gets REALLY angry about us doing crockpot or baked fajitas, I decided that I was going to make crockpot fajitas just to annoy him. When I told him what I was making, he sent me the dictionary definition of fajitas and said I was making a roast. No matter what they technically are, I really liked what I’m calling my “crockpot chicken fajitas”!
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large white onion chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1tsp. dried oregano
1tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 can of rotel
Additional Ingredient Options:
Low carb tortillas
Anything else you like on your fajitas
Now that I have my crockpot, I had to cook something in it. My first meal had to be short ribs. I think the crockpot was probably invented just to cook short ribs. I found this recipe on Food.com. It was probably the easiest short rib recipe that I found. I prefer the recipes that involve me throwing things in a pot and leaving it. I’ll make one of those next time. I’m going to buy a crockpot cookbook on my iPad, but I’m not really sure which one is the best. If anyone has one that they like, feel free to let me know!
3 lbs short ribs
salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
10 – 12 garlic gloves, smashed
1 inch piece gingerroot, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
12 ounces good ale
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 – 1 cup hoisin sauce
Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Brown the short ribs. Remove the ribs and pour off all but a couple tablespoons of the fat.
Sauté the ginger and garlic, once it’s sautéed pour the beer over it to deglaze and then turn the flame off.
Put the browned short ribs in the crockpot
Put the sautéed garlic and ginger on the ribs
Pour beer and vinegar on the ribs until it’s covered.
Cook in the crockpot for about 2 1/2 hours.
Add Hoisin Sauce and put in the pre heated oven (300 degrees) for 30 minutes.
Put on a plate and serve with your favorite vegetables. YUM!!!
I’ve been having fun making crock pot recipes, but mine is really small. I went to amazon.com and bought a bigger one. I can’t wait to get it! Pinterest is getting expensive with me trying to cook and all! If you click on the amazon widget below, you can see which one I bought.