Can anyone share their crock pot recipes?

Jackie - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )

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I just got a crock-pot for christmas from my mother and i LOVE it. I need a lot of recipes, ones kids will like, good leftovers and easy! Share please!

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Sandy - posted on 01/26/2010

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I like this one because there is no chopping - just dumping jars of stuff into the crock pot!

Sweet & Sour Chicken
6-8 chicken breast
8 oz Catalina Dressing
10 oz apricot preserves
1 envelope onion soup mix

Put chicken in bottom of crock pot. Pour remaining ingredients over chicken. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

Ta da!

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2010

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A very simple and yummy recipe that my boys and hubby can't get enough of:
2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts ( I actually use chicken strips)
Sprinkle with dried rosemary, little salt and pepper to taste.
Add 3/4 cups of water
Cook on low for about 6 hours or until done. Take chicken out and shred it.
Pour in one bottle of Jack Daniels Honey Hickory BBQ sauce, stir up and let cook another half hour to hour.

I do this a lot and there is Never any left over and it is so quick and easy!

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2010

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my kids loved this

lentil stew with butternut squash

3 celery stalks, chopped
1 lg onion, chopped
1 lg butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 bag brown lentils
5 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning

cook on high 4 hours OR low 8 hours

Katie - posted on 01/27/2010

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I LOVE my crock-pot - especially since I found the website below. This lady knows how to slow cook and shares all of it. You won't believe all of the things you can make in a crock (yogurt, apple butter, brownies, not to mention soups, casseroles, roasting veggies, ... the list goes on and on.) I subscribed to her email list and am updated with each new post. Totally worth the time to check it out. Good luck and good eats!
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com

Ellie - posted on 01/26/2010

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hi there i love my crockpot. Do you eat chicken? I have the easiest receipe for this.

4 chicken breasts. You can cut them into bite size pieces or leave whole.
1 can of campbells chedder cheese soup in a can condesed
1 can of campbells cream of chicken soup.
a dash or two of garlic powder.
1 onion small diced or sliced.

put the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. then add all the other ingredients.
let cook on low 4-6 hours.

Great served on top of a baked potatoe.

I have more receipes if needed.

Ellie

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Ruth - posted on 07/23/2011

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If you like homemade chicken broth, and you've made a roast chicken recently (or had chicken with bones for dinner recently, and kept the bones), you can put the carcass stripped of most of the meat in the crockpot, cover it with water, and let it cook on low for about 24 hrs, and you get a really really good chicken stock. You can can add a quartered onion (leave the papery skin on) and a bay leaf for flavor, if you like. I usually do this the week after Thanksgiving, once we've eaten most of the meat off the bird.

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2011

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You can do just about anything in a crockpot. Some of my favorites are:
Pulled Pork: so easy, all you do is put a boston butt in there, pour a can of coke ( I usually use diet coke or even pepsi, whatever is in the house) & a bottle of liquid smoke. Let it cook all day on low. It makes the house smell so good. The meat is tender & delicious. Cut it up. You can eat just the meat with sides or serve it on buns. It makes a good bit. We usually eat on it the rest of the week. Makes a great sandwich.
Also I do roast often. Stick it in there. Salt & pepper it, a little season salt. Throw some chopped onions in & a little water. You can also put in chopped carrots & potatoes. Cook all day on low.
Stews are always great. I make chilli, taco soup, vegetable soup all the time in the crockpot during the winter. The longer it cooks the better.

Donna - posted on 07/13/2011

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches....OMG so good....
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
5 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder
2 cups barbecue sauce (homemade or store bought)
10 to 12 soft hamburger-style buns

Directions

In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne, if using. Rub the spice mixture on all sides of the pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Place pork in a slow cooker. Set on low heat and cook for 10 hours. Transfer from the slow cooker to a roasting pan and shred with two forks, removing any large pieces of fat. Pour the broth into a heatproof pitcher or large fat separator, and skim off the fat. Put the pork back into the slow cooker. Combine the barbecue sauce and 3 cups of the skimmed broth. Stir into the pork and cook 2 hours. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pork from the slow cooker. Place the meat on a serving platter or on individual buns. Serve the remaining sauce alongside.

Jessica - posted on 02/05/2010

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My family absolutely Loves my Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Pudding

1 (15 oz) can solid pack pumkin
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. Bisquick mix
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp vanilla
whipped topping

In large bowl mix first 8 ingredients. Coat crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer batter to the prepared crockpot; cover & cook on low for 6-7 hours. Serve in bowls with whipped topping. Good warm or cold.

Azizi - posted on 02/05/2010

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If you want something a bit "gourmet" just take a either roast beef, beef brisket, lamb shoulder or lamb shanks. Whatever large joint beef or lamb you like. Put it in the pot with a few beef bouilon cubes or beef broth and red wine (don't worry the alcohol evaporates) rosemary thyme or your favorite herbs chunks of carrots celery potatoes onions or leeks and either cranberry sauce or some kind of chutney. Cook 8 hours. If at the end you want it creamy add single cream when its at around 7.5 hours done.

Rachel - posted on 02/04/2010

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some of the ingredients might seem weird but it is really good!

Slow Cooker Chili

2 lbs. ground beef
1 can(15 oz.) dark red kidney beans
1 can(15 oz.) light red kidney beans
jar of salsa,mild(or if you want it hotter then you could use medium or hot salsa)
1 can(16 oz.) tomato sauce
2 tbsp. chili powder(could add more if you wanted it hotter)
1 purple onion
1 cup frozen corn,thawed,drained( i use the bag of frozen corn and use the whole bag)
shredded cheese(your choice of kind)

Brown meat,drain. Add to slow cooker with remaining ingredients except cheese,stir. Cover with lid,cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Stir just before serving. Serve topped with shredded cheese and other toppings you choose.

Hope you like it! My husband and dad love it, and my dad is pretty picky! My husband will eat anything! if he doesnt then you know its nasty! :)

Christina - posted on 02/03/2010

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Place a whole chicken with broth & oinion mix

You can shred it when it is done cooking (8 Hours)

Then make just about anything from it.

We make BBQ chicken sandwiches or enchiladas

Sophie - posted on 02/02/2010

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Hi everyone... I'm always adding new step-by-step recipes on my blog if anyone is interested - I've posted photos to make it easier and much more interesting! Come visit... www.simplysoph.com -

Lanette - posted on 02/01/2010

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allrecipes.com has some great recipes there about 500 or so. Also slowandsimple.com has recipes there also ratings and reviews listed. Might check out these two websites.

Carol - posted on 01/31/2010

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Jackie, I have lots of crock pot recipes if I had you address I could forward them to you

Darcie - posted on 01/29/2010

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McCormick has some great slow cooker recipe packs! The pulled pork and beef stew packets have become staples in my house!

Ann Marie - posted on 01/29/2010

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Crockpots are so wonderful. I make shredded chicken burritos, roast etc.. I always look for new recipes. I made one last week that I got from a co-worker. (Green Chile) Cook a pork roast in the oven or crockpot for 5 hours or so depending on the pounds. Once done shred the meat, add diced green chiles, green enchilada sauce and diced onions. Then cook in all Crockpot for about 2 hours or so. Eat over white rice, burrito style in a flour tortilla or over tortilla chips. So yummy, made 10 lbs and it was gone same night. Enjoy

Jamie - posted on 01/29/2010

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Oh and pulled pork sandwhichs are super easy. Just put a Boston Butt in the crockpot with water and whatever seasoning you like. I just do salt and pepper. Cook it on low for 10-11 hours. (I do it overnight). Then Drain the water, shred the pork and add your favorite BBQ sauce. I use Sweet Baby Ray's. Enjoy!!

Jamie - posted on 01/29/2010

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I love my crockpot. I'll make Stuffed Peppers ahead of time and freeze them. Then when it's time to cook them, I just stick them in the crock pot with some sauce and let it cook on low. They taste like they were made fresh!

Amy - posted on 01/28/2010

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Yesterday I made some boneless barbeque ribs in my crock pot and they were delicious. I took a half a bottle of barbeque sauce, filled it with water right above them label, then added some southern comfort till it reached the bottom of the neck of the bottle...I shook the bottle till it was all mixed up and then poured it on to the ribs. I cooked them for about 5 hours. They were so tender. Afterwards I got to thinking they would have been really good with some pineapple juice also. Just a suggestion.

Brandy - posted on 01/28/2010

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I have a really good french dip receipe. and its really easy. just take a roast. frozen, thawed or seared, doesn't matter. put it in the crock pot. add one packet of french onion soup mix, one packet of au jus, add desired amount of garlic (chopped or powder), pepper, (no salt, au jus is salty), and simmer all day until the meat falls apart. serve on sandwich rolls (i noticed that sour dough isn't the greatest) toasted with parasan cheese. yummy, this is one of my husbands favorites

Sarah - posted on 01/28/2010

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I make roasts (pork or beef) or tenderloins in my crock pot once a week or so. We like our food seasoned! When I throw a roast in, I pour some tomato juice or V8 Veggie Juice over the meat (I don't know about a cup maybe) then sprinkle some Lawry's Season Salt and some garlic powder over the top. Cook about 8 hours until the meat falls apart when you try to pick it up!! I make a veggie and homemade mashed potatoes and gravy with it. Use the juices in the crock pot to make homemade gravy, pour the juices in a small sauce pan, bring it to a boil and thicken it with corn startch! (Add about a tablespoon or 2 of cornstartch to 1/4 cup or so cold water, add that to the boiling juices to avoid lumpy gravy!)



Then shread the extra meat, add the gravy to it for delicious leftovers! Lunch tomorrow, Hot Beef/Pork sandwiches!! Yummy! (I think I like the sanwiches better! hehe) If we are having company (football game get together or whatever) I cook the roast this way and shread it up the day before, put it back in the crock pot in the fridge over night, then the morning people are coming over, put it back on high heat for a while to get it going, then turn it on low to keep it hot!

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I make bbq ribs...I use country style ribs, slice some onions and a big bottle of bbq sauce...cook on low or high depending on when dinner is

Jackie - posted on 01/26/2010

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You can't go wrong with pot roast in a slow cooker . Just make sure you have enough water in the pot so the meat doesn't dry out. It's great ! I love my crock pot . I put vegetables in with the meat with some seasonings . It always comes out really good.

Sandy - posted on 01/26/2010

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Here's another easy one.

Chicken Chili
6-8 chicken breasts
3 cans Navy Beans (or Northern Beans)
1 large jar of Pace Picante Sauce (or whatever salsa you like)
1 lg block of Pepper Jack cheese (or just Monterey Jack, for the kids)

Place raw chicken breasts in bottome of crock pot. Cover with beans & salsa. Cook on low for 8 hours. During last hour of cooking, open pot and stir chicken until it breaks up in little pieces. Add cheese and melt (this process takes a few minutes - you have to melt an entire block of cheese!)

There is a little spice to this from the salsa, even if you get the mildest one. If your kids don't like ANY spice, this may not work for you. It sure is yummy, though. Not exactly a low cal food.... :)

Christy - posted on 01/25/2010

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Pot Roast

*Potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into fourths
*1 pound bag of baby carrots
*7-bone or boneless chuck roast
*onion, sliced
*salt and pepper
*garlic powder
*parsley

Place potatoes on bottom of slow cooker, carrots next, meat on top. Season meat with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper (just sprinkle over the top). Layer onion slices across top of meat. Add 1-2 cups of water in bottom of slow cooker and cook on low all day (8+ hours).

Mellanie - posted on 01/25/2010

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i use the website called cooks.com for alot of new and different recipes! tons of recipes!!

Piyhda - posted on 01/24/2010

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Beef and Barley Stew! Yummy!
I tried this recipe a few weeks ago and we loved it! Mia loved it too :-) Enjoy!
Serve it with some crusty rolls, even better! This will serve 6-8 people.

Ingredients:
•4 slices bacon, diced
•1 tablespoon olive oil
•1 1/2 pounds stew beef, lean, cut into small pieces
•3 tablespoons flour
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•8 ounces sliced mushrooms
•1 cup sliced celery
•1 1/2 cups chopped onion
•6 cups beef broth
•1 bay leaf
•1/3 cup pearled barley
•2 cups sliced carrot
•2 cups diced turnip
•1 large baking potato, cut in cubes
•1 cup green peas, frozen, thawed
•2 tablespoons flour blended with 2 tablespoons cold water, optional
Preparation:
Cook bacon over medium-low heat in a large stockpot or Dutch oven until almost crisp.
Toss stew beef pieces with the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add to the bacon mixture. Add olive oil. Add mushrooms, celery, and onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is browned and onion is tender. Add beef broth and bay leaf. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes. Add barley, carrots, and turnip. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Add potatoes and simmer for about 25 minutes longer, or until vegetables and meat are tender. Add peas and cook for 10 minutes longer.

If desired, stir in the flour and water mixture. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.

Shawn - posted on 01/24/2010

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Here is a meal for two days.
Start off with a Decent sized pork roast
1 cup water.
A pork rub any kind works.
put roast an water in crock put
place washed potatos on top unpeeled
then 1 lb bag washed baby carrots.
Quarter onions to your desire

Cook on high for 4-6 hours and then turn down to warm
Until dinner.
There is no need to add more water due to the fattiness of pork it will make enough of it's own juices in the bottom.

For the next night you take the leftover pork and pull it apart place in crock pot. Puree leftover onions and carrots to a thin mixture and mix with your favorite bbq sauce and put in the pork. Fry about 1 lb of bacon and then chop it up and put in the pork mixture, chop onions and fry for about 3 minutes in a little of the left over bacon grease with a about 1/4 cup brown sugar you want to carmelize the onions. Put onions in the mixture and cook on low until dinner time,

Crystal - posted on 01/23/2010

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hi,

would you like a chilli recipe, or a pulled pork recipe?

just let me know and i will be happy to share.

~crystal

Kristen - posted on 01/23/2010

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you MUST get the canadian living slow cooker collection recipe book. i use mine atleast twice a week for mains, and 2 or 3 times for desserts and sides. here's my five-year-old's fave:
Sausage sloppy joes makes 8 servings use 3.5-5.5 quart/litre slow cooker
1 lb sweet italian sausages
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 lb lean ground beef
3 onions (we're not onion people so i use 6 shallots)
4 cloves of garlic
4 cups sliced mushrooms
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tomato paste
1 28 oz/796 ml can tomatoes (i use crushed or diced so you can skip the fork part)

Remove casings from sausages. in large skillet, heat half of the oil over med-high heat; saute sausage meat and beef, breaking up with fork until crumbly and no longer pink, about 8 mins. using slotted spoon, transfer meat to slow cooker.
drain fat from skillet; add remainign oil. saute onions, garlic mushrooms, red pepper, oregano, salt and pepper over med-high heat until veggies are softened, about 8 mins. stir in tomato paste; cook for 2 mins.
scrape onion mixture into slow cooker along with tomatoes. using fork break up tomatoes into bite sizes pieces. stir to combine.
cover and cook on low until sauce is thick enough to mound on spoon, about 4-6 hours.
serve on buns (we use whole wheat 'cause we're sneaky) with carrot and celery sticks and crunchy pickles.
enjoy!

Theresa - posted on 01/23/2010

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This is one my family loves, hope yours does too.
Cheesy Vegetable Chowder
2 chicken breasts or thighs
3½ cups chicken broth
2 celery ribs, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 onion, chopped
½ t pepper
2 cups corn

¼ cup margarine
¼ cup flour, if needed
1 cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded

Put first 8 ingredients to a crock pot. Cook on low 6 hrs. Add corn. Melt marg in small pan over low heat, add flour, whisking constantly. Gradually Wisk in milk, add to chicken mixture. Add cheese, stir till blended. Cook another 2 -4 hours.

Amanda - posted on 01/23/2010

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try soup packets they have great recipes on the back but beware you have to cut the liquid volume down as the crock uses hardly any fluid. My GF cooks lots of lentil dishes in hers and they're always yummy. Good luck.

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