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« on: December 11, 2007 07:32:14 AM »

A few weeks ago I bought a crock pot for those days when I am really too lazy to cook. I like the fact that I can just toss everything in even when frozen and have a meal at the end of the day with very little work and and even less dirty pots and pans.  Wink I have made chili, chicken stew, and BBQ Beef in it so far but thats is as far as my ideas go.  Huh So what do you put in your crock pot?

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007 09:55:51 AM »

pot roast!  there's a recipie in my family thats the best crockpot roast i've ever had!  it's soooooooooo good!  i'm craving it now in fact...

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007 04:41:01 PM »

depending on if you like fish or seafood(i dont eat meat)

    * 2 pounds frozen fish filets (catfish, haddock, etc.)
    * 1 medium onion, chopped
    * 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
    * 2 cups water
    * 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    * 1/4 tsp. pepper
    * 2 cups milk

Thaw frozen fish in refrigerator. Cut into bite-sized pieces. In skillet, saute the onion until the onion is golden. Drain and put into Crock Pot with the fish pieces.

Add potatoes, water, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 8 hours. Add  milk during last hour.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2007 04:43:28 PM by mizz.blondes » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007 08:31:46 PM »

I made the best crockpot lasagna today (actually last night - i got it all put together and stashed it in the fridge overnight). It's not as easy as most crockpot recipes, but for a mid-week lasagna fix, it's worth it.

1 lb ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
29 oz can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
1 cup water
6 oz tomato paste
1 t. salt
1 t. dried oregano (i added way more, plus basil)
8 oz package regular lasagna noodles not cooked (and not the no-cook kind)
4 cups (I used 2) shredded mozzarella
12 oz cottage cheese (lowfat works fine)
1/2 grated parmesan

cook beef, onion and garlic until browned. Drain. Stir in crushed tomatoes, water, tomato paste, salt and spices, mix well. Spread one-fourth of the meat sauce in the crockpot. Arrange one third of the noodles over the sauce. Combine the cheeses and spread one third of that ove rthe noodles. repeat layers two times. Top with remaining sauce. Cook on low 5-6 hours.

Another favorite of mine:

Savory Slow Cooker Chicken

2.5 lbs skinned chicken pieces
15 oz can stewed tomatoes (in the summer use 1 lb fresh tomatoes)
2 T White wine
1 bay leaf
1/4 t pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 chopped onion
1/2 c chicken broth
1 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 t salt

Throw it all in the crockpot and cook on low 8 - 10 hours. Serve over rice

Oh, and then there's:

Cajun Sausage

One package turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into slices
1 15 oz can tomatoes
1 chopped onion
1/2 c chopped bell pepper
2 stalks chopped celery
a little chicken broth
thyme and oregano to taste
a few drops tabasco

cook 6-8 hours in crockpot

and I made this chicken for BBQ chicken sandwiches recently:

6 chicken thighs (skinned)
1 1/2 c BBQ sauce
1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c apple cider vinegar

Mix all together in crockpot, cook 8 -10 hours.
When done, shred chicken and serve with sauce on buns. I usually dump the sauce into a pan and boil down for about 5 minutes to make it a tiny bit thicker.

I use my crockpot at least 3 days a week, so I have about a gazillion recipes. Let me know if you are looking for something specific.  Grin

I would recommend the Fix It and Forget About It cookbooks - they have 3 or 4 out now and all are pretty good.

Oh, and one more thing - I always get my crockpot ready the night before (i am SO not a morning person) and leave it in the fridge. In the morning I just get the crock out, stick it in the base, turn it on low, and off I go. Almost everything you make can be done the night before and it'll be fine. This post was really long-winded, sorry.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007 03:12:11 AM »

Just made this last night and it was pretty good.

Crock Pot Fajitas
To your crock pot add:

1 package of chicken ( I just tossed it in frozen)
1 green pepper cut into strips
1 red pepper cut into strips
1 yellow pepper cut into strips
1 onion sliced
2 TBS wine vinegar
1TBS lime juice
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper

Put the lid on and turn it on. When its done you will be able to shred the chicken. Heat up some tortillas and chow down.

NOTE: We liked this but next time I will add some jalapenos to give it some heat. If you don't like spicy then leave it as it is. Maybe next time I will try with beef for beef fajitas.

« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007 02:03:56 PM »

I love crock pot cooking, it can't get any easier. Here's one of my favorite recipes:

Beef tips in gravy (aka College Favorite in a Crock Pot)
1 package beef stew meat (about 1 pound or so)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of mushroom and garlic soup (or just another can of regular C.O.M)
1 packet of onion soup mix

In the crockpot stir together the two cans of soup and the onion soup mix. Stir in the beef until it's coated in the sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours. I serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could use noodles. You could throw in some frozen peas or mixed vegetables if you want to get some veggies in there.

I use http://www.recipezaar.com to find most of my recipes, and they have a large crock pot section on there.

« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007 12:24:37 PM »

There is many site on line with some great recipes. Do a search  Crockpot recipes and  you will be floored what you find.  I use to use my cockpot all the time. There was a ginger limon chicken recipes made with limon/lime soda. It was really good.
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007 02:14:17 PM »

A word of warning, you shouldn't put frozen food in the Crock pot.  The thremal shock can break the ceramic insert.  Some frozen peas in a soup is fine, but a big frozen slab of meat or a whole frozen chicken is a bad idea.

Cheesy Crock pot chicken

Chicken breast, cut up
Cream of mushroom soup
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder
Cheddar, grated

Rinse and season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Place chicken in cooker.  Pour soup over chicken.  Cook 6-8 hours.  Mix in cheddar and serve when cheese is melted.

Chicken curry

Chicken meat
cayenne or red pepper  (a little for mild curry, more if you like it spicy)
curry powder (up to 1 tbsp or so)
1/2 cup onion (I use green onions)
garlic (as much as you like)
1 cup chicken broth
vegetables (carrots, mushrooms, greens, whatever you like or have on hand)

Put everything in the cooker except the cornstarch and mix well.  Cook 6-8 hours, or until the chicken looks cooked and is falling apart.  Spoon out some liquid, and mix with enough cornstarch to thicken it.  Add back to cooker and mix well.  Serve over rice

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007 07:44:31 PM »

agean beef

1 lb stew meat, cubed
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 onion diced
1 cloves garlic, crushed
1tsp thyme
1tsp oregano

combine ingrediants in slow cooker 7 hours on low 4-5 hours on high
this is good with fluffy mashed potatoes.

i have a few more but i can't find my notes so i'll post them later.

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007 03:56:22 PM »

Here is a REALLY easy one:

Chicken Tortilla Soup

3 large boneless chicken breasts (I buy the frozen ones in a bag and micro them until mostly thawed)
2 cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can corn
1 cup green chili (the kind that goes over burritos, etc. I like 505 brand)

Mix all up in crockpot and cook on low all day. Take out the chicken and shred (it just falls apart), then stir it back in. Serve with tortillas.
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