Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crock Pot Week: Day 6

My latest crock pot adventure was a success! Last night I made Chili and 5 Minute Microwave Corn Bread.

Ya! Microwave Corn Bread! and it was pretty tasty too!

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

1 pound ground turkey
2 cans of black beans drained
2 cans Busch's chili beans drained
2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chillies with juice
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
chili powder

Brown the ground turkey. While the turkey is cooking, dump the remaining ingredients into the crock pot. Dump the turkey in and stir. Near the end of cooking season with chili powder and cinnamon to taste :). I cooked this on high for 3 hours but you could cook it on low and let it simmer all day.

5 Minute Microwave Cornbread

I saw this recipe as I was hunting for a corn bread recipe last night and didn't feel like letting one cook for 40 mins. So I was decided to try it and figured if it sucked, I'd only be 5 mins behind.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a small microwave safe pan (I used a glass pan), mix together all of the ingredients.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
That's it! It cant get much simpler than this.

Above is the original recipe but I thought it needed adjusting because everyone likes their cornbread a certain way. I thought I liked mine sweeter so I added 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of oil because I read in the reviews that the original recipe could be dry. I microwaved this an additional 30 seconds due to the added moisture. In the end I ended up thinking it needed more salt so I just sprinkled it with salt and it was good!

Overall the cornbread was good. I think with a few more trys at it it will be perfect. Definitely not as good as oven cornbread but really great to have on hand when you don't have a lot of time or simply just don't feel like it :P.


  1. Thanks for the comments on my blog!:) Your crock pot posts are really intriguing. I have a crock pot and NO clue how to use it!! Pretty sad, I know!! Hehe.

    The Crafty Military Wife

  2. Thanks Staci! you should try one I promise they are really easy and you really cant go wrong ha.