Mind-Blowing Comfort Food in A Pot Recipes.
A mouthful but, a delicious one indeed.
For me, there was nothing like coming home to the aroma of my Mom’s pot on the stove. Taking a deep breath, I would envision what goodness she had cooking for us. We grew up eating hearty foods and often times, in fact, most times–they were cooked in a pot. This month, I want to share with you guys comfort foods that can be made in a pot or crock pot. Whether they are entrees or desserts!
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes?
I chose this recipe from Real Talk Moms because really, how amazing is that you can make them in the crock pot? It’s a classic and staple side dish that can be partnered with your favorite protein. Or topped with it!
According to Real Talk Moms, this recipe is perfect for those times when you need your oven free for other items. The potatoes come out perfect and delicious. You may even start making your potatoes in your slow cooker every time! Start making your baked potatoes with the recipe, here.
Well, we aren’t Irish. But, my mama makes a delicious and hearty stew that reminds me of this. It was warm, hearty and I get nostalgic just thinking of it. The only difference in our Spanish version is that we add a bit of a tomato base but, this one with Irish Soda bread is out of this world.
Better in Bulk explains her rendition of Irish Stew, “My untraditional addition to the traditional Irish stew was pure perfection…but the real star of this dinner was the Irish soda bread. If you’ve ever made Irish soda bread, you’ll know that it isn’t pretty. It’s far from being pretty, but it makes up for it’s looks in the way it tastes. I don’t know if I will ever eat a stew without a nice chunk of soda bread on the side for dipping.” Try the recipe, here.
Whenever you need comfort, a feeling of well-being and heartiness–you turn to a great chicken or turkey soup. It is totally feel-good and this chunky version does not disappoint. I loved drinking my Mom’s version with a spritz of lemon, it added that extra zing! Randa explains her version of this delicious healing soup below.
The best thing about turkey vegetable soup recipes is that it’s versatile. I can appreciate that nothing goes to waste when it comes to making turkey vegetable soup, even the turkey carcass. Boiling the bones, fat, and skin make the deepest and richest broth possible. The longest you let it simmer, the better. The best broth I have ever made was when I boiled the bones for 12 hours, I had to add more water every once in a while but all the nutrients were incredibly concentrated in the turkey stock. Get the Healing Soup recipe, here.
A Spanish-Asian Fusion.
This is my Carne Deshilashada, it’s a traditional meat that you can find in many Central American homes. It is a slow-cooked, tender beef that is infused with asian and latin flavors. You’ll taste the sweetness of teriyaki, the umami of soy sauce and the zing of lime! We often pair it with rice and a basic salad.
Which foods that you love come from a pot?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.