Slow Cookin’ Monday

One of the fun things about cooking is experimenting.

The more comfortable you get in your kitchen, and with your kitchen tools, the more likely you are to get really creative.

I’m fairly comfortable with my slow cooker.  So, I mess about sometimes.

My, what large gnocchi you have.

On December 1st I cooked another turkey.  We’re “tentatively” calling it December Firsties. *it’s similar to Thanksgiving, but on December 1st* 

So, I’ve got left-over turkey (again).

I started out thinking White bean Turkey Chili.  I ended up with something more like a goulash.

Soup-ish stew-ey goulash....also known as kitchen sink soup-ey stew-ish something.....


  • 1 pound of pre-soaked Navy beans
  • 6 cups of turkey stock
  • 2 cups of shredded turkey meat
  • 1 can of green chillies
  • 2 TBSP garlic
  • 1 cup of diced onion
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 2 TBSP cumin
  • 2 TBSP dried (or freshly chopped) oregano
  • 3 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp of tarragon
  • 1 can (or package of frozen) corn
  • 1 package of potato gnocchi

What to do:

  • Place the pre-soaked beans into your slow cooker.
  • Add the turkey stock
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except the carrots, corn and gnocchi)
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Add the carrots and corn, cook for 2 more hours
  • reduce the heat to the low setting and add the gnocchi, cook on low for 1-1 1/2 hours.

Serve with corn bread, biscuits, or crusty bread.

Make sure to pop on over to Allie’s Blog and check out her slow cooker meal.

If you’ve got a recipe to share, please link up with us!  Follow the link below to add your post to our slow cooker link-up.



  1. That looks SO good! I really need to get better at using my crockpot.

    • Love my slow cookers. Great for making so many things.

  2. I’d make it more liquidly, besides that; beautiful 🙂

    • It would have been more liquid-ey without the gnocchi. Just increase the stock by 1 cup for more liquid.

      Thanks for the comment.

  3. I cook a lot on the woodstove in winter, as you know, which is ideal for slow cooking in the dutch oven, so i am actively looking for slow cook recipes. i have no turkey though. Maybe i shall check Allies blog.. thank you.. c

    • You could use chicken. Or go meatless.

  4. I´ve missed your slow cooker recipes…this looks so warm and hearty I could eat me a bowl full right now 🙂

    • It was very tasty. It also makes a lot of soup-ey stew-ish yumminess. I’m planning to freeze some of it.

  5. I love tarragon and navy beans. This looks great.

  6. All those Navy beans look delicious in this stew!

  7. Sounds so very comforting!!

  8. I’m a fan of slow cookers, turkey, and goulash, so it works for me!

  9. Experimenting is half the fun! Looks like you created something very delicious. 🙂 x

  10. Experimenting can be fun – even in the kitchen!


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