Monday, November 12, 2012

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Slow-Cooker Casserole

Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. This includes having a variety of veggies on hand, and a little bit of meat, and not wanting the veggies to go bad before you have the chance to use them. That was the case when I was blessed with my Winder Farms delivery the other day, and had so much in the fridge and in the delivery that I got creative. And guess what? It was good, too!

2 medium zucchini, sliced and halved
4 Roma tomatoes, cut into chunks
1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced 
 1 red and 1 green pepper, roughly chopped
3 tomatillos (peeled and cut into small pieces) - optional
1/2 -3/4 c pearl barley
2 breasts boneless  chicken, cut into cubes
2 c boiling water mixed with 2 chicken bouillion cubes (enough to almost cover veggies)
2 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp celery flakes
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tbsp dried parsley)
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1/4 c light golden sugar
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Spray slow cooker with 'Pam' cooking spray. Set on high. Place all ingredients in slow cooker, making sure the liquid covers the vegetables and meat. Cook on 'high' for approximately 4 hours, until everything is cooking and vegetables are softening. Cook an additional 2 hours on 'low' or 'medium', until fully cooked. Keep on 'warm' until ready to serve. May be served with rice, pasta or potatoes. The amount of pearl barley you use will determine the thickness or density of the casserole.

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