I am looking for some of your quick and easy everyday recipes for the crock pot. I never use it, and it's about time I started.
By Sherri from Alberta
Here are some that were just posted today, I plan to try them. There were also some good ones archived there.
Here is ThriftyFun's Crockpot section, all of these have been suggested by our members so should be good ones. Let us know which ones you try and how they turned out.
Good luck. (01/20/2010)
I love beans and ham cooked in the crockpot. Just add water to the presoaked beans and cut up ham and cook all day on high with the lid on it and until the beans are tender. Stir a few times.
You can cook a roast in the crockpot adding a cup or two of water and when meat is done, clean off the fat and bones. Pull the meat and add barbecue sauce or your favorite homemade recipe to the meat and you've got great tasting sandwiches.
Make your own vegetable soup in your crockpot and add precooked ground beef or pulled roast meat with the vegetables of your choice with one or two large cans of tomato juice or V8. Cook on high until raw vegetables are tender and stir a few times. You can also freeze any left overs. (01/20/2010)
Place bay leaf in the bottom of the crockpot. Place pork skin or fatty side up. Pour the 2 cans of French Onion soup over the pork. If pork is in two pieces, place one in crockpot, pour one can over, then place other piece of pork and top with one can of soup. Sprinkle pork with garlic powder as desired.
Cover pot and cook on "high" for 2 hours. Set to "low" and cook 4 to 6 hours more.
Discard any skin or fat. Remove any bones.
Remove pork from pot with slotted spoons and place in a large bowl. Use two forks to pull the pork into shreds. Add one cup of the liquid from the pot to the pork and blend well.
Serve pork as is, or with a vinegar/brown sugar and spice sauce.
Serve with Dilly Slaw. Recipe follows:
Serve as a side or place pork on buns and top with slaw. Buns are best if heated for a few moments.
Place extra pork in baggies and freeze for future use. (01/20/2010)
RecipeLion.com, BetterRecipes.com are both good sites for slowcooker recipes. (01/20/2010)
By Mary Lou
Just my 2 cents. thriftyfun.com (01/20/2010)
I love my crockpot and cook at least one meal a week in it. You can do almost anything in it. Be careful of your meat though, don't let it get too done because it can dry out. Use any meat you want to cook, add a liquid and add spices. Maybe add some veggies if you like. If you can find it at your local library get "Fix it and Forget it Crockpot Recipes". Great source for you.
I like a pork roast. I put a packet of dry ranch dressing or dry Italian dressing, a packet of beef gravy and a cup of water or stock. Makes wonderful meat.
Here's a great chicken one.
Cheesy Crock-Pot Chicken
Rinse chicken and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Mix undiluted soup and pour over chicken in crock pot. Cook
on low 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or noodles.
I like this over homemade mashed potatoes.
Here is a family favorite, have to take it to every cookout.
Put hash browns in crock pot. Mix soups and sour cream together. Pour over hash browns. Cut up margarine and stir into hash browns. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. I add bacon bits, or small cubes of ham to this after it's almost done.
Crockpot Pepper Steak
Brown steak strips; put into crockpot. Combine the next 7 ingredients and pour over beef strips. Start out on "high" for the first hour, then switch to "low". Cook on "low" for 5 to 6 hours. Add tomatoes and pepper. Cook for one more hour on "high". Combine the water and the cornstarch; stir into crockpot and cook on "high" until thickened (about 20 minutes). Serve over rice. (01/21/2010)
Oh, one other suggestion: The cookbook that came with my new crockpot has many recipes that look great. My basic cookbook (the checkerboard Better Homes and Gardens one) also has slow cooker versions of many of its recipes. (01/21/2010)
Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Makes a good mild pork chili.
Serve with rice. (01/21/2010)
Brush the browning sauce on the meat, place in crock pot, sprinkle the spices on and pour the wine in.
Cook on high 4-5 hours.
Serve with potatoes.
Or add some sour cream when done and serve with noodles. (01/22/2010)
You need a bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts, tenders, or thighs and 1 bottle of Italian dressing.
Place chicken in crock pot, pour dressing over all.
Cook on high for 4 hours.
Serve with rice. I like to serve with rice because I cook it quick in my rice cooker. (01/22/2010)
This makes the best BBQ sandwiches. Cook a pork arm roast in the oven for 2 or 3 hours and drain off the liquid. Then put it in the slow cooker with a bottle of BBQ sauce. Cook it until it falls apart and serve it on buns. The pork arm roast I bought had a bone in it and it fell off the bone when I cooked it. I just took out the bone. Pork arm roast is very inexpensive. (01/22/2010)
Someone sent me this site. I hope you can find something in it to your liking. http://www.50plusfriends.com/cookbook/crockpot.html (01/22/2010)
By Karen Kwaak
I buy the cheapest roasts available sometimes in the marked down section of meat counter. I add one packet of french onion soup and one packet of brown gravy and 1/2 cup water, or add one packet of brown gravy, one can of mushroom soup, one small can of mushroom pieces, add some water. Enjoy (01/22/2010)
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