Brant County Federation of Agriculture
FOR BRANT NEWS
The Brant County Federation of Agriculture is pleased to introduce you to our next “celebrity chef,” Tammy Allardyce.
Tammy is a busy mom of three children, Collin, Serena and Nolan, who range in age from 12 to 17. She has graciously offered to share her recipe for “slow cooker pizza,” a recipe her children brought home from the 4-H Slow Cooker Club.
This is our second slow cooker recipe in a row. Both recipes were picked by our chefs without prompting, which should not come as a surprise, as the slow cooker is easy to use and quite versatile.
Tammy’s two older children, Collin and Serena, participated in the 4-H Slow Cooker Club, where they learned the dos and don’ts of using a slow cooker. Slow cooker pizza was their favourite recipe and is a dish that Tammy now often takes to family gatherings.
Tammy likes to use tried and true recipes to make the best use of her time during meal preparation. She looks for recipes that she knows will appeal to her family. When she wants to spice it up, she will add a twist to a family favourite.
Tammy’s husband, Glenn, also helps with cooking. His specialty is pasta.
Tammy is the vice president of Brant County 4-H. In 2012, there were 26 4-H clubs offered in Brant and more than 100 participants. The cost to join is $85 per year. Children can participate in just one club or in numerous clubs – the cost is the same. To find out more about Brant County 4-H, check out www.brant4-h.ca.
Below is Tammy’s recipe for slow cooker pizza. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Pizza
- 1 package of wide egg noodles
- 1 lb of ground beef
- 1 lb of ground pork
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
- 6 to 8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 package of sliced pepperoni, halved
- 1 pepper, chopped
- 4 cups of shredded cheese
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the meat, onion and mushrooms over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain.
- Stir in the spaghetti sauce and seasoning.
- Drain the noodles.
- In your slow cooker (coated with cooking spray), spread half of the meat sauce. Cover with half the pepper and pepperoni slices. Cover with half the noodles and half the cheese. Repeat these steps.
- Cover and cook on low for three to four hours or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Celebrity Chef is presented by the Brant County Federation of Agriculture.