A slow cooker is a busy cook’s best friend. Throw your ingredients together when you wake up and let it go slow and low all day for a meal that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. Who doesn’t love that? It almost feels like cheating. Then there are the days where two 0′clock hits and you have no idea what to make for dinner. Using your slow cooker probably wouldn’t seem like an option, but it should be. The trick to using your slow cooker in the afternoon is pre-cooked ingredients and high heat. Your meal will be just as delicious with a fraction of the cooking time.
Food Blogger Sara Croft created this great northern beans with smoked turkey recipe for us. You can read her cooking adventures on her blog, Solid Gold Eats. Her blog is full of recipes, restaurant reviews and her dogs.
Slow Cooker Great Northern Beans with Smoked Turkey Legs
1 jar of Randall Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
2 tsp onion powder
1 box of chicken stock
2 fully-cooked smoked turkey legs
In your slow cooker, add the great northern beans. Arrange the smoked turkey legs on top and pour the chicken stock over them. Add the onion powder and give it a quick stir. Turn the slow cooker on to HIGH for 2 ½ hours. Take out the turkey legs and place them on a plate. Shred the meat and discard any skin, bones or noticeable fat. Add the meat back to the beans. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper if necessary. Stir and serve.