Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Spaghetti Squash

This stuff smells DIVINE.  Seriously y’all.. my kitchen is a wonderland of aroma right now and here I sit drooling at the computer putting this all online for you. Next time I make this, I’m investing in a bib to catch all this slobber. Ok slobber may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but if you make this you’ll know what I mean. I saw a few recipes of this online, but as usual, I decided to make my own version of it, because if you know me, you’ll know I can’t leave well enough alone. My version differs a little, but I think the changes are well worth it, so here we go!

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Ok so I realize I should have lined up all the ingredients and taken a shot of that, but honestly I forgot, so here’s a picture of everything already thrown in. I promise, there is a roast buried under there.

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So juicy!

Ok so I’m not a photographer.. I know. But that gives you a good idea of how it looks served.  I’ll definitely be doing this again especially with how fast my 4 year old inhaled it. Not sure she even chewed… Not that she’d really have to with how juicy and tender the meat turned out.

Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Spaghetti Squash

2-3lb beef roast
1 medium yellow onion diced4-6 cloves garlic minced
1 packet Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
1tsp garlic salt
1tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can diced tomatoes (fire roasted if you can get it)
1 can small red kidney beans (drained)
2TBSP tomato paste
1 cup beef broth

Cook the spaghetti squash in the oven once the beef is done. Cut them in half, pull out the seeds, wipe the inside with olive oil, place cut side down on a cookie sheet and cook at 400F for about 35-45 minutes.

Put your roast in the crock pot and dump everything (minus the squash) in on top of it. Cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. Crock pots are pretty forgiving so adjust as you need.  Also if yours turns out like mine did and was a little soupy, I suggest picking out the meat and then pouring the rest into a pot and cooking it down for a little bit. Only took about 25 minutes and it was thickened enough that I was happy. Serve over the squash for an extra dose of veggies.

If you don’t want to use spaghetti squash, can’t find it, or don’t like it, just serve over regular spaghetti noodles. Voila! Just as yummy. 🙂

Still a little sketchy on the spaghetti squash? Here’s a great video tutorial.

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My Recommendations for March 18th, 2015

Good morning folks! It’s a rainy icky day out there today here in DFW, and it’s supposed to stay that way for the rest of the week through the weekend. On the plus side, we’re still supposed to get up into the 70’s so there’s that. It’s almost Spring so I hope everyone is planning what they want in their garden this year. I see a ton of baby everythings being born lately and I sure miss farm life. Anyway, time to find some more great ebooks from Amazon.com.

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My Recommendations for March 13th, 2015

Good morning folks. It’s a rainy morning here in DFW. Supposed to rain off and on all day. This is actually a good thing, as Texas has been in a drought for quite some time. We’re already ahead for the year, so hopefully that trend continues. For any of you that are planning a garden this year, you’re in luck! Those of you that have to commute in this junk, eh, not so lucky. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. For now, let’s check out Amazon.com for our latest FreebieFinds.

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My Recommendations for March 4th, 2015

Good morning folks! It’s going to be another rainy icky day here in DFW. Good news is that it won’t start raining till around 11am. Bad news is, I have to take the kids to their yearly checkups today at 2pm. :/ Just my luck eh? Oh well. After the rain and possibly sleet and snow we’ll be getting today into tomorrow, we should have blue skies for at least 6 days after. That will be soooooooo nice. Also, just as a reminder, this weekend is the beginning of Day Light Savings time again, so remember to set your clocks forward! I’m not a fan, but I’ll not go into it here. On that note, let’s check out Amazon.com for great ebook inspirations.

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Please enjoy today’s selections. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page here! Now we’re on Twitter too! Join us here!

No kindle? No problem! Click here to download the reader program so you can enjoy them on your device. If you are looking for a kindle, click here to see some great deals. You can also read from your pc using the free Kindle Cloud Reader.

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My Recommendations for March 2nd, 2015

Good morning folks! Another chilly drizzly day here in DFW. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m more than ready for a sunny day. All this rain/sleet/snow is starting to get to me. I couldn’t live in an area that didn’t see the sun on a regular basis. At least in Florida they seemed to have mastered the art of raining with sunshine. Great skill. 😉 Unfortunately that’s not happening here, so reality dictates that it’s time to do some more plotting and planning with our Finds from Amazon.com.

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Head on over to Amazon for these amazing deals!
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Shop Amazon Warehouse Deals – Deep Discounts on Open-Box Security & Surveillance
Shop Amazon Home – Save over 50% on Brother’s #1-Selling Sewing Machine
Shop Amazon – Save on Chef’s Knives

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My Recommendations for January 28th, 2015

Good morning folks! It’s going to be a lovely day again here in DFW. It’s been a few nice days here, and boy do my allergies know it! Mountain cedar is the highest right now and apparently it’s kicking my butt. Guess I’ll need to check one of my books for allergy cures eh? On that note, let’s see what Amazon.com has for us today.

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