Crock pot recipes, I just got a crock pot?

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  1. averill94

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    We just had:
    boneless skinless chicken thighs
    carrots cut up
    onion cut up
    sclied mushroom
    THen I make a packet of roast chicken gravy pour it over.
    6-7 hours later make the egg noodles and voila!

    I hadn't made it in years but now that I am working longer hours that crock pot is making its comeback!
     
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  3. dizkids

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    Love this thread!
     
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  5. mrspaha

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    This thread inspires me to bring out my crock pot again -- but I have a question for those recipes using beef roasts (pot roast or italian beef) or pork roasts. Do you brown the meat before putting it in the pot, or just put it in raw? Any advantages or disadvantages to browning it first?
     
  6. riley2008

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    For those of us that have the high-heat even on low, crock-pots, get a digital timer. I picked one up at Lowe's for about $5.00 I can set the exact stop and start time (unless you have a crock-pot with a timer.)
     
  7. jtslykin

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    4 chicken breasts
    1/2 package of taco seasoning
    12 oz jar of salsa
    1 can cream of mushroom

    cook all day
    pull the chichen apart- like pulled pork

    I searve this in burritos with regular taco items
    or-serve over rice
    or serve on a bed of lettece,tomato,olives,avacodos and top with crushed tortilla chips

    you can also add sourcream at the end of the cooking, if you don't mind the extra calories.

    my whole family loves this
     
  8. Shmily1

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    No, you can just drop it in raw. No need to brown a roast of any kind.
     
  9. mjantz

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    I know some people brown it for extra flavor or just because. I don't because I'm lazy. :rotfl2: I do make sure it is thawed.
     
  10. ShannShann

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    Love these!!!! Keep em coming!
     
  11. tmkinney

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    Not sure if this has been posted already - if so I apologize!

    Taco Soup

    1 pound hamburger
    1 ranch dressing mix
    1 taco seasoning
    2 cans kidney beans
    1 can black beans
    2 cans tomato sauce

    Cook on low 6 to 8 hours and service with tortilla chips and cheddar cheese. This is also actually a WW recipe so low fat as long as you don't overdo it on chips and cheese (Like I tend too! :rotfl: )
     
  12. MazdaUK

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    My DH was very sceptical about roast chicken - how will it cook, how will it brow, surely it won't taste like "real" roast chicken:rolleyes1 Well guess what? NOW he won't do it any other way, because its a whole lot easier cleanig a crockpot than a roaster:rotfl2: (No need to ask who has to skin the fizzer though :headache: ) What does everyone do with all the liquid? I've been disposing of it like grease, but should I separate it out and extract any "dripping"?
     
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    I cant believe I havent found this thread before!!
    I got a eye of round getting happy right now in the croc pot..:thumbsup2
    Love the recipese,got to try some of them!!
     
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    I've never made chicken and dumplings before and would like to try. This recipe sounds good and easy, just the kind I like. Plus not too many ingredients.

    How small is small when you cut up the biscuits? And about how many people will this recipe feed?
     
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    It seems a lot of biscuits in relation to chicken - maybe its supposed to be more of a soup?:confused3
     
  17. tonilea

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    Chicken 'n Dumplings should be pretty thick.... like a thick stew.
     
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    I did this yesterday - I added sliced red peppers and half an onion (sliced). I pulled apart the chicken and fished out the veg with a slotted spoon and used it to make enchiladas, pouring the cooking sauce over and topping with cheese. It was super yummy and much easier than frying off the meat separately:thumbsup2
     
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    Bumping this to add a French Onion Soup. Have tried many recipes, but this is a nice basic version that tastes great without tweaking. I cheated & used Beef "Better Than Boullion" as stock. Good as is, but adding the dry sherry to the bowl (I used less than recommended) makes it a knockout. Note: Recipe fills a 6 qt. slowcooker and freezes well.

    Now if only I could find a fast way of carmelizing onions! ;)

    http://www.food.com/recipe/slow-cooker-french-onion-soup-268870
     
  21. Cyclokitty

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    Recently made pulled pork in my slowcooker (crock pot):

    3 lb pork shoulder (skin removed) -- can use pretty much any pork roast, with bones, no bones, or even 3 lbs worth of pork chops

    1 can of root beer (your favourite kind)

    2 tablespoons of chili powder

    1 tablespoon each of garlic powder and paprika

    1/2 tablespoon each of dried oregano and ground cumin

    1 teaspoon of cayenne powder (or more or less or none depending on taste)

    Juice of one lime or 2 tablespoons of vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)

    Put all ingredients in slow cooker. If root beer doesn't cover the meat then add a bit more liquid like more root beer or even a bit of water. The meat should be submerged but just under the surface.

    Plug it in. Go out. Come home. Pause while you take in the heady aromas of delicious simmering pork. Take off lid and carefully remove pork from the pot. Using a couple of forks, pull apart the pork. If you like, you can pour the liquid from the crock pot into a regular stove top pot and reduce the liquid and make a tasty dipping sauce. You may need to thicken the sauce with corn starch.

    Enjoy!

    The leftovers are incredible the next day and my preference is stuffed taco shells with warmed pulled pork.
     

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