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Share your favorite crockpot recipes, please

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Dr. Slots, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Dr. Slots

    Dr. Slots

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    Looking for something new to try. Would like to have something that I can mix together the night before, refrigerate, then put in the cooker when I get up.

    Have tried some of the cookbooks, but nothing really sounded too appealing. Just looking for some dishes that are simple, healthy, and hearty.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. S2nd

    S2nd One happy cat

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    Stew. Yummy yummy stew:

    Heat oil in a wok or pan. When it starts to bubble, throw on about two pounds of cubed beef and keep stirring, sprinkling about a tablespoon of salt and pepper. When there's just a bit of pink left, throw on a diced onion, and continue stirring. When the onions brown, throw the contents into the crockpot and... (the secret ingredient that you will only pass on to the worthy) add a can of beer. Simmer for an hour. Add a can of tomato sauce, 2 cloves of garlic, diced potatoes, carrots, celery, and any other seasoning/vegetables you like, then simmer for another six hours.

    Lazy *** variation: Don't pan fry the beef or onions, and just throw them into the pot with the beer for an hour before adding everything else.


    Enjoy!
     

  3. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Take a cheapie English Roast and season it with meat tenderizer and pepper.

    Put two cans cream of mushroom soup & a package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, at least a can (maybe as much as a can and 1/2) of water, and mushrooms. Put the lid on and let it slow cook until done.

    The gravy is awesome over mashed potatos or rice.
     
  4. MrsKitty

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    Take a pack of cube steak. Roll the slices in flour with salt & pepper. Fry in hot oil.

    Take two packs (or more if it is a big pack of meat) of Pioneer brown gravy mix. Make gravy according to directions but add an additional 1/2 cup of water per pack--the breading on the fried meat will thicken it more.

    Add hot gravy, meat and some mushrooms to crockpot. Cook on low all day long.

    Sometimes I fry the meat out a day before then just make the gravy in the morning. If you do this, add the meat cold but still use hot gravy.

    When you get home, make mashed 'taters or rice.

    Yummy!
     
  5. Miss Maggie

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    Crock Pot Soup

    Leftover stew beef along with the broth. (Or if that's not available use fried out hamburger and canned beef broth.)
    An onion and some diced potatoes.
    Canned corn, peas, or mixed vegetables to taste.
    Enough canned tomatoes to make the mixture look right.


    Toss it all in the pot and simmer.
     
  6. KG4IDA

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    How about meatloaf!

    Just make up your favorite meatloaf and cook it in the crockpot.
    Put it either on a rack or half a potato and put it on that.
    Just cook on low for 8-10 hours.

    Another good one is boneless turkey breast and cream of mushroom soup. Two boneless breasts will fit in a 3.5 qt. crockpot. Just add the soup mixed with a little (half can) water and season with black pepper. Cook on low for 12 hours. I made this for Christmas.
     
  7. VictorLouis

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    Whatever the cut, trim the excess fat as best you can. Put it in the pot with the fat side up. Sprinkle on powdered garlic, pepper, and liberal amounts of ......rosemary. Salt is your choice, but you'd be amazed at how well it comes out with no added salt.

    Now, this one is salty, LOL.:)

    Treat the cut the same way. Just pile on a bag of deli sauerkraut from the refrigerated section(preferred), or a jar of quality kraut from off the shelf. Don't use canned, or it won't taste as good.;)

    Cook 7-10hrs on low, either way.
     
  8. PirateShot

    PirateShot CalmerThanYou

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    We cooked a giant piece of pork on the bone in the crock pot for 9 hours today and it just fell off the bone when you touched it. We just pour some Carolina Treet brand BBQ cooking sauce and season all on it, it dosen't get much better on a bun with cole slaw or by itself.
     
  9. Str8shootr

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    I buy a chuck or english roast. I always brown my meat on the stove before it goes into the crockpot. Chicken, port, beef, it doesn't matter. Then I put the brown meat in the crock pot and throw some water in the browning pan and boil and scrape that and throw it in the crockpot, with a can of beef stock, lightly salt and pepper it. Cut an onion up and add your veggies. I do this in the morning and its ready by 5 pm.

    Yum, better than Mom's.
     
  10. noway

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    squirrel and cream of soup

    5-8 medium size squirrels cut and quarter. Debone the legs and cut the meat around the spine

    salt and pepper and brown in hot cooking oil.

    4ea of the campbell's mushroom cream

    3ea kernels of lg sweet corn , slice the corn from the kernel longways after chucking it

    1ea crush clove of garlic
    2 strips of smoked ham cube or bacon for seasoning.

    salt & pepper to your taste


    Fill crock pot with cream of mushroom and equal parts of warm water, add squirrel bits along with garlic and corn & bacon.

    turn on high and stir ocassionaly for the 1st hr and then on low and cook out till meat is soft and falls off bone along with corn tender.
     
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    another favorite that's simple and tastfull,

    half bottle of arbol chile sauce
    2-3 sausage hot pork/beef sausages links, sliced into circular pcs
    2 jalapeno slice with stems removed but kept the seeds
    1 cup of dried pinto beans


    add all ingredients along with 3 cups of water, turn on low and walkaway, check ocassionaly and stir and make sure the water doesn't boil out. You can also add alittle bit of brown chili meat or brisket trimings if the sausages aren't enough.

    very good and simple.
     
  12. grenadier

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    3 lb of a beef roast (bottom round, rump roast, top round, eye round)
    1 package of Good Seasons Italian dressing (dry)
    1 jar of pepperocinis
    1 can of beef broth

    Dump everything into a crock pot, and allow it to cook overnight. Next morning, take the cooked beef out, and shred with a fork, and throw shredded beef back into the crock pot.

    Get some good crusty hoagie rolls, and start making some very tasty sandwiches.

    The liquid remaining makes for an excellent dipping / au jus mixture.
     
  13. Kyglock22

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    This is what we make all the time....

    2 cans of Campbells Beef Broth
    1 to 2 Lbs. of a "Good" grade of stew meat
    1/2 head of Cabbage
    Fresh Cut Carrots
    Potatos cut up (3-4 feeds us the 3 of us)
    Frozen Corn ( about a quater to half a bag )
    Frozen Green Beans ( about a quarter to half a bag )
    Frozen Peas ( about a quarter to half a bag )
    2-3 Beef Bouillon Cubes
    Place all of the above in a Crock Pot, and fill up with
    Purified water ( Just because we have it ) until all
    contents are under liquid.
    We Cook it on Low for 8-9 Hours...and then when we get home,
    we kick it up to High for 2-3 hours.... it just depends
    on how well you like your Veggies and potatos done.

    We serve with crackers or bread.... we just can't seem
    to find anywhere that even comes close to how ours tastes.
    If anything, just experiment..... you really can't go
    wrong with the crock pot! :)

    Good Luck!
     
  14. Dr. Slots

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    Thanks for all the replies! Look's like I've some new dinner options. Appreciate the input.;c

    Mike
     
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    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    14 ounces spaghetti sauce
    4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
    6 ounces pepperoni, sliced
    1 onion, chopped
    4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
    1 12-ounce package noodles
    1 14-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
    Mushrooms, chopped
    Green bell pepper, chopped


    Brown meat and onion. Drain grease. Add sauce. Simmer. Boil noodles until tender; drain. In crock pot, put a layer of sauce, noodles, meat/sauce mixture, cheeses, pepperoni and as much green peppers and mushrooms as you want. Repeat layers one more time, (you can do this a few times more if you like). Cook on HIGH for 45 minutes and then on LOW for 1 hour, or until the cheeses melt.
     
  16. Dr. Slots

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    Pizza in a crockpot? This sounds interesting. This I will have to try this weekend. Sounds good.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  17. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    Whole chicken
    salt and pepper
    one can of budweiser.
    One whole onion and 3 garlic cloves, diced


    Cook low, 2 hours, or until leg bone turns in hip socket easily.

    Done.

    serve over white rice or with potatoes.

    Simple, fast, tastes great.

    ;?