Have you ever made a recipe that just didn’t turn out? I’ve done it a lot of times, but one I remember well.
Jim and I were recently married and I was just learning to cook. We used to invite friends to come to dinner and I would make a new recipe. Most of our other meals during the week consisted of ramen noodles or instant potatoes. We were college students and had no money, so it was a splurge to buy ingredients for a nice meal once a week.
On this occasion, I made a dish that had chicken, Italian sausage, potatoes and tomatoes in it. The recipe called to bake it in the oven for 1 hour. Needless to say, that was not nearly a long enough cooking time for so much meat and raw potatoes. When I served it, we cut into raw chicken. Yuck!
Thankfully, the guests we had were also college students. They were easily satisfied with a bowl of cereal until the dinner had more time to cook.
I never tried making that recipe again, but I remember that when it finally cooked it did taste good. So when Frigidaire recently asked me to share a “do-over” recipe, I knew this would be the one. Except this time I made it in the slow cooker to give it a good, long cook time.
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Back to my do-over recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to try the slow cooker version, which worked out much better than the oven method I used so many years ago.
I also decided to use turkey legs instead of chicken and I made several other changes. Mostly due to the fact that I have no idea where the original recipe came from! I don’t even have a copy of it, so I was going on memory.
Turkey Legs, Italian Sausage and Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
- 2 lbs. turkey legs I used 3 legs
- 1.25 lbs. sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 6 small potatoes cut in chunks
- 1 onion sliced
- 3-4 cloves garlic whole
- 15 oz diced tomatoes with fennel and red pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in the slow cooker with the meat on bottom.
- Cook 7-8 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Frigidaire. When you share your own do-over moment at Facebook.com/Frigidaire, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s U.S. programs. Plus, Frigidaire will help cover the costs for one lucky visitor to win the ultimate do-over.