At the beginning of the month we asked you to enter your slow cooker recipes. The editorial team pored over all the submissions and decided which recipes to try out on our families, and out of those recipes, which would be the final two to be voted on. Our finalists are Layer Slow Cooker Kraut and Slow Cooker Taco Soup. Just click on either recipe and find the thumbs up sign and vote.
Tamar's top pick is the Layer Slow Cooker Kraut and says: This dish sounded weird to me, but I thought it was different and something fun to try and it was. I would leave the sausage out of the pot and ideally cook on a grill and serve along side the kraut. The long cooking and the tomatoes and sugar do give the kraut a nice taste even for those that don't usually like it. Serve with some potatoes as the recipe says and your meal is complete.
My top pick is the Slow Cooker Taco Soup. This dish was easy to assemble, and initially I was concerned that there was not enough liquid for it to cook the whole day in the slow cooker. I was proven wrong. This was a hearty soup, a meal in a bowl. I served it as suggested with pareve sour cream as a garnish - it finished it off beautifully. I reduced the amount of green chilis by half because some of the palates in this house are not used to heat, but there was still plenty heat. Serve this with a nice crusty bread and plenty taco chips. This is definitely going on the regular menu here in this house.
In order to vote, click on the recipe highlighted above and find the thumbs up sign and click. The recipe with the most thumbs up signs by 9 am EST Jan 30th 2012 is the winner. Click herefor original contest details and prizes.
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