I love slow cooking foods especially soups now that seasons are changing. When cold weather strikes, you can’t go wrong with a slow-cooked family meal. Anyone looking to make a simple family meal should consider slow cooking.
Why Slow Cooking Is Easy Cooking
If you want to make it healthy and savory, slow cooking offers a burst of flavor on your taste buds. Especially if you slow cook a meat of your choice. The only type of protein I will advise against slow cooking is fish. When you slow cook fish in soup, it falls apart and turns into broth. The reason for this is that the meat is already tender.
Best Meat For Slow Cooking
- Ox Tale
Thanksgiving Soup: Turkey breasts & Pumpkin Soup Recipe
- Turkey Breasts Tenderloins (2 pieces)
- Baby Carrots (2 cups)
- Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups)
- Celery (2 cups)
- Pumpkin (1 medium bowl)
- Kale (2 cups)
- Sea Salt (dash)
- First, chop up turkey breasts, pumpkin, kale, and celery. It’s optional, but you can choose to cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
- Next, stack with pumpkins at the bottom followed by kale, baby carrots, sliced turkey breast meat, then celery, and cherry tomatoes on top.
- Finally, season with 3 beef bouillon cubes and fill with water.
A Healthy Family Meal: Slow Cooking Serves A Lot Of People
To make this recipe extra savory, trade in the water for turkey, beef, chicken or vegetable broth. If you want to reduce sodium intake, use fewer bouillon cubes. However, with larger pressure cookers or slow cookers, you’ll need at least 3 bouillon cubes. Even when I used only 3 beef bouillon cubes, it hardly tasted like I seasoned it and my guests chose to add sea salt to their soup for extra flavor. So, judging by how large your slow cooker determines the amount of seasoning you need.
The pressure cooker I have at home can serve a lot of people, we always have tons of leftovers. If you have a smaller family, then you can always freeze your soups to warm up at a later date. However, if you have a larger family, then slow cooking is the way to go.