This spring, Good Books, our sister company, published Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly, Revised and Updated. This new book contains information that the earlier version did not. We give the ideal slow-cooker size for each recipe, plus the Prep Time and Cooking Time for each.
We’ve added 100 new recipes, too, each with nutritional analysis, so you can better manage your efforts to eat healthfully. And there is helpful new information about how to maximize using your slow cooker.
The original Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly has sold more than 1.2 million copies, so we took care not to ruin this loved and trusted cookbook as we added some enhancements to make it more useful.
Here’s a favorite that first appeared in the original book—and is a solid part of the new Fix-It and Forget-It Revised and Updated, too!
Low-Fat Slow-Cooker Barbecue
Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised and Updated, page 79
Makes 12 sandwich servings
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
2 cups small-dice celery
1 cup chopped onions
1 Tbsp. whipped butter
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. yellow prepared mustard
1 cup ketchup
2 cups water
1. Brown ground beef, celery, and onions in a nonstick skillet. Stir frequently to break up clumps.
2. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours.
4. Serve in sandwich rolls.
110 calories (45 calories from fat), 5g total fat (2g saturated, 0g trans), 15mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 8g total carbohydrate (0.5g fiber, 3g sugar), 8g protein, 6%DV vitamin A, 6%DV vitamin C, 2%DV calcium, 8%DV iron