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Pandora Spocks

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Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Easy Turkey Gravy
I've made this recipe for the last three Thanksgivings that I've cooked, and it was great every time. The turkey stock that is created from the turkey I roast (with root veggies, herbs, and seasonings) is wonderfully seasoned, so no salt or other seasonings were required. Just the stock, soup, flour and milk, prepared as described, and it was perfect. Thanks for this terrific recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2014
Beef Tips
I tried to do this in the crockpot with not so great results. I adjusted the recipe for 3 pounds of stew meat, since that's what I had, and I did sub red wine for part of the soy and Worcestershire as recommended by some other reviews. I also used frozen chopped onions instead of fresh and added a large can of sliced mushrooms, drained. I followed the rest of the recipe from there, except the last cup of water (2 cups with the adjusted recipe), which I left out since you need less liquid when cooking with the slow cooker. Unfortunately, there was still too much liquid. Even after adding 2 packages of gravy mix and a cornstarch slurry, the sauce never thickened up. But, the good thing was it still tasted really great! My husband gave it a 4 as it was and I would give it a 4 for flavor myself. I do want to try this again on the stove so I can see how the gravy thickens up the right way before I give this one official stars. But if it tastes as good on the cook top as it did in the crockpot, plus it has real gravy, I'm betting it'll be a 5 star recipe. Thanks so much!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2011
Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions
I didn't think I would like this as much as I did but it was a hit for me and my husband. I used bacon grease instead of butter, 2 bags of Kroger brand frozen sliced 3 pepper mix (red, green, yellow) with onions, 1 smallish fresh red onion sliced, 3 drained 4 oz. cans of sliced mushrooms, and the rest of the ingredients as listed. I used spicy Italian sausage that I cooked on my indoor electric grill first and then sliced and added to the sauteed vegetables. The sausage was dry, but I don't know if that was because of the brand of sausage, the grilling, or if the cooking twice was the issue (grilled then skillet). I used a fresh sausage from the butcher at Sprouts that may have just been too lean. I'll use my favorite Italian sausage next time and see if I get a better result. Otherwise, the taste was sweet and spicy and very flavorful. The wine is such a nice touch. My husband who usually avoids green peppers went back for thirds. We will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2011

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