crock pot recipes

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  1. kpa1b2

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    My favorite crock pot recipe is a roast. Doesn't matter if it's beef or pork. I brown the meat, season it, add about 1/2 c. water and a chopped onion & let it cook for 3 or 4 hours. I usually do this on a weekend. If it's a large enough roast then we have leftovers for lunches.

    I also use a timer to start my roast when I want it to start cooking.

    Any one else have any good recipes?
     
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  3. Mable

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    I usually have luck with rice, chicken and mushroom soup. It tastes great on a cool evening after a hard day at work.

    I also love the crock pot meals in the frozen food section.
     
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    I do a whole chicken, thawed or frozen (doesn't matter), with a can of chicken broth, onions, and whatever seasoning I have on hand.
     
  5. Ghost

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    I throw in a roast, a can of French onion soup, some presliced mushrooms and pepper and let it go to town. Serve it over noodles or mashed potatoes---yum!
     
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    I like food .... but putting crack or pot in you food yuck!
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    OOOOOOH you mean the appliance ........ never mind
     
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    A short time ago there was a woman on Rachael Ray who had embarked ona a year of using her crockpot on a daily basis. Her website has many many recipes:

    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
     
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    Crock pot food is just against the man code ! not fast enough.

    here is my recipe
    Rice (1 part), chicken broth (2 parts), pinto beans (1 can), Tarragon, Bay Leaves, one red onion, & apx. 1/4 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
    Cook on low in Crock pot
    Serve with Parmesan cheese

    Variation: exchange pinto beans with browned boneless chicken breast cut in bite size pieces
    if not cooked in a Crock pot half the broth and bake
     
  9. KDS

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    IrishDave...ya crack me up....and thats the pot calling the kettle black...or slow.....
    ok..thats all i have!
    Actually, I made a great one just yesterday:
    Cut up pieces of Chicken with bone in (its what i had)
    one can chicken broth
    one can stewed tomato
    bay leafs (2 i think)
    clove garlic
    half small onion
    herb and garlic seasoning

    throw in pot...cook on low for 8-10 hrs...i did on high in about 4.5 hours

    tasty and easy...meat fell off bone
     
  10. time2teach

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    She has some amazing recipes! I've been following her blog. I have 2 crockpots one 5.5 qt SmartPot (turns itself to low when done) and a small maybe 2 1/2-3 qt one. Great size for hubby and I. I have them both packed up to take on vacation with us. (camping).

    The other day I made Italian beef.

    3-5 lb roast (rump, pot roast whatever) boneless
    1-2 onions sliced
    1/4 - 1/2 jar pepperoncinis cut up (the recipe I had called for 2 whole jars! I used 1 jar and it was still way too hot, so I had to rinse the beef to get rid of some of the heat)

    Put it in, let it cook 8-10 hrs on low. Take roast out and pull apart w/ forks. Put it back into the juices and cook another hr.

    Serve on hoagie rolls (toasted) w/ provolone cheese.
    This makes ALOT.
     
  11. MsJen

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    I've seen those in the frozen foods sections, but have been adamant to try them. Any suggestions or favorites, Mable??
     
  12. Ghost

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    Try the stroganoff--it's the best of the frozen crock pot meals.
     
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    I have been on a major crockpot kick recently.

    Today, I made BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches for tonight's dinner.
    Buy a pork butt roast, season with salt and pepper, and stick it in the crockpot with a 1/4 c of water on high for 1 hr, then low for 7-9 hrs.
    Next, take the roast out and shred meat. Put shredded meat back in crockpot for 1 hour with however much BBQ sauce you want.

    Sooo yummy!!!
     
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    Is there something that can cook longer for 10-12 hours? I will be leaving at 6:40 am and not getting home until around 9:30 pm :(

    2 jobs...ugh

    my crok pot isn't one of those that can switch from cook to warming :(
     
  15. Ghost

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    I always add a little extra water, juice etc. Sometimes it's 10 hours for me too.
     

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