Here Is How To Make Your Entire Thanksgiving Meal in a Crock Pot.
Thanksgiving is coming soon, and it will be time to eat a lot! For such an occasion, you want to put a great smile on the face of your guests just by looking at the table. We first eat with our eyes and then with our stomach.
So let’s be totally objective, nothing can replace traditional Turkey in the middle of the table and all the side dishes that come with it. It’s so aesthetic.
But when it comes to the taste, putting turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts all in the slow cooker makes it even more delicious than the traditional way.
Depending on how many people you have at the table and how much time you have to prepare the meal, it may be an alternative you want to consider.
1. First, make the stuffing layer. Start with a crusty, unsliced loaf of bread
and cut it into 1- to 1½-inch cubes.
If you can only find a sliced loaf, that works too, but the stuffing layer will be mushier.
2. Next, chop the celery and onion.
3. Stir the onion, celery, bread, and melted butter together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Now, the Brussels sprouts: Trim the stem
and then halve them through the stem.
5. Peel the potatoes and then halve them or cut them into large chunks.
6. Peel the sweet potatoes and then cut them into large chunks.
7. Last but not least, cut the turkey into 2-inch chunks. Do this last so that your cutting board doesn’t have turkey juice all over it.
How to Layer Thanksgiving Dinner Ingredients in Slow Cooker
8. Whisk flour and chicken stock together in the bottom of the slow cooker.
9. Stir in the turkey and season with salt and pepper.
10. Top the turkey with the Brussels sprouts and then the stuffing mixture.
Press the stuffing down so it’s snug.
11. Now add the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Arrange them on opposite sides so it’s easier to take them out later.
12. Put the lid on, set the slow cooker to cook on high for five hours. Now relax and enjoy this Thanksgiving day.
13. Check the potatoes at four hours with a fork to see if they’re tender. If they’re not, give them another 30 minutes to 1 hour to cook through.
14. When they’re tender, take the sweet potatoes and white potatoes out and mash them with half a stick of butter each.
15. Spread the sweet potatoes and then the regular potatoes on top of the stuffing.
16. Sprinkle with the fried onions.
17. Take a scoop out and respect the layers.
18. READY, wasn’t it easy?
Don’t forget to open a can of cranberry sauce. (Oh yes I know, some of you will say it wasn’t a full dinner, we have to open the cranberry sauce can :-))… And where are the desserts?
Mmmmm…. There’s such a great smell in the kitchen!