cooking with a slow cooker??

Bianca - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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my father in law just bought me a crock pot and a skillet any recipes?

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Here are a few easy but good crock pot recipes that my family loves:

BEEF STROGANOFF

4 cups beef cubes (stew meat is fine)
1 10.75 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup frozen peas or broccoli
1 cup sour cream

Place beef in slow cooker. Cover with mushroom soup.
Cover. Cook on low 8hrs, or high 4-5hrs. Add frozen veggies about 1/2 hour before ready to serve.
Before serving stir in sour cream. You can also add mushrooms if you like.

Serve over cooked rice or pasta.

CHICKEN & CORN CHILI

* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or other cuts of chicken work fine)
* 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 teaspoon chili powder
* salt to taste
* ground black pepper to taste
* 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn (drained), or I like to use frozen bagged corn with peppers and onions.
* 1 (15 ounce) can pinto or black beans

Directions:
1. Place chicken, salsa, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper in slow cooker. Cook 5 to 6 hours on low setting. If using frozen chicken cook 7 to 8 hours on low.
2. About 1/2 hour to 1 hour before serving, take chicken out and shred using 2 forks. Place back into slow cooker.
3. Stir the corn and the beans into the slow cooker. Simmer until ready to serve.
4. Garnish with cheese of your choice and sour cream, if desired! Great with corn bread.

CHEDDAR CHEESE POTATOES & HAM

5 lbs of potatoes ( or however much fills up your crock pot)
1 steak ham (any ham cut up in bite size pieces)
1 large onion
2 cans of cheddar cheese soup
1 to 1/2 cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 tesp of Parsley

Directions:
Cut up potatoes (Slice), onions and cut up ham in bite size pieces.
Layer potatoes, onions and ham in crock pot until fill. ending with ham.
In a med pot heat the soup, milk, salt and pepper and parsley. bring to a gentle boil. ( do not let stick) Pour over the potatoes, onions and ham. Cook on low for 10 hrs.

Preparation Time: I cut up the potatoes, onions and ham the night before. Saves a lot of time in the morning.

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Erin - posted on 03/27/2011

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I call it Grandmas soup as i dont know the name of it
Lamb neck bones (as many as you need for family)
beef stock (I use the liquid ready to go mix) you need to fill the pot
any vegies you like
Put your Lamb neck bones into slow cooker with stock and cook on high all day turn off over night in the morning there should be a layer of fat on top remove and add vegies and turn back on and leave when dinner comes around you have a soup everyone will enjoy its the only soup I can get my parnter to eat it does take a while but its worth it in the end

Erin - posted on 03/27/2011

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I love my slow cooker and in the winter we could live off it having at least 2 -5 meals a week as its so easy i do stirfry's in it but my family fav is massaman beef its so easy
a jar of massaman curry paste
400ml coconut milk (or cream)
500g beef
onion
potatos
sugar (2 tablespoons)
fish sauce (1 teaspoon)
I add all ingredients to slow cooker and turn on with the masaman curry paste you should only need 4 tablespoons but the recipe should be on the side of the jar, with the potato's use as many as you need and cut into quaters or half's
in the back of your insturction book there should be some recipes

Karen - posted on 03/24/2011

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3 lbs. beef (roast, steaks, stew meat), with excess fat trimmed
1 envelope dry Italian salad dressing mix (Good Seasons)
2 TBS basil
2 TBS oregano
2 TBS garlic powder
2 TBS dried parsley
1 TBS onion powder

2 cans (approx. 15 oz.) beef broth
1 can of water (use empty can from broth)
7-8 diced pepperoncini peppers (optional)
1/2 cup pepperoncini pepper juice (optional)

french rolls
butter
provolone cheese
optional veggies for sandwich (bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc.)
In a medium saucepan, combine all seasonings, italian dressing mix, beef broth, water (and if desired, pepperoncinis and juice). Bring to a boil.
Place meat in crockpot. Pour hot liquid over it. Cover and cook for about 4-5 hours on high, 8-9 hours on low.

When done, the beef will shred easily.
Butter split french rolls, and toast under the broiler. When brown, top with meat, add provolone cheese and any veggies that you may eat on your sandwich. (I like grilled bell peppers and onions)

Tiffany - posted on 05/25/2010

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we go to the butcher and have them shave steak into slices, then we stick them in the crockpot with a can or two of salsa for about 6-8 hours and make steak fajitas! Easiest thing ever

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Breakfast Crock Pot Egg Casserole



• 32 ounce bag frozen hash brown potatoes

• 1 pound cooked ham, cubed

• 1 onion, chopped

• 1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional)

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

• 12 eggs

• 1 cup whole milk

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small skillet, cook onion and green pepper in olive oil until crisp tender. Let cool about 10 minutes. Place one third of the frozen hash brown potatoes in the slow cooker. Add one third of the ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings until well mixed. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-10 hours on low or until casserole is set and eggs are thoroughly cooked.

Yield - 12 Servings



Fresh Raspberry Breakfast Bread Pudding



•5 to 6 cups coarsely crumbled or diced stale French bread, or rich white bread, crusts removed

• 1/2 pint container fresh raspberries

• 2 cups heavy cream

• 2 cups whole milk

• 1-1/4 cups sugar

• 6 large eggs

• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

• Whipped cream for serving

Coat the slow cooker with butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray.

Layer half of the crumbled bread in the slow cooker, and sprinkle with half of the berries. Repeat the layers, ending with the berries on top. In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into the cooker over the bread cubes and berries, and gently push down the bread to evenly moisten.

Cover and cook on HIGH until puffed and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 2-1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 190 degrees F. Remove the lid and cook on HIGH for another 15 minutes.

Cover, turn off the cooker, and let the pudding stand to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream, if desired. Serves 6-8.

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BBQ Chicken Drumsticks


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours,
Ingredients:
• 3 lbs. chicken drumsticks, thawed if frozen
• 1-1/4 cups barbecue sauce
• 2 Tbsp. chili sauce
• 1/4 cup honey
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• dash pepper
Preparation:
Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with a paper towel and place on broiler pan. Broil 5-6 inches from the heat for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until chicken is browned. Place in 3-4 quart crockpot.
Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over drumsticks. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours. These can be held for 1 hour after the cooking time on LOW.



Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

6 boneless chicken breasts
1 (12 ounce) container sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package dry onion soup mix

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve over cooked noodles or rice.



Easy Crock Pot Chicken Stew

1 large can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large can low fat cream of mushroom soup
1 large can low fat cream of celery soup
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup low fat milk
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the cans of soup and the milk in a slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, spices and chicken and stir. Add the vegetables and stir. Cook on low heat 5 hours until the chicken is cooked

Victoria - posted on 05/24/2010

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go to Betty Crocker.com, Kraft foods.com and pull up slow cooker meals cheap and easy...

Victoria - posted on 05/24/2010

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My family loves this mac n cheese recipe!!

INGREDIENTS:

1 (16 oz.) pkg. macaroni 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon salt 4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup melted butter

DIRECTIONS:

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water, following package directions. Drain well. Grease bottom and sides of 3 1/2 to 5-quart crockpot. Toss hot macaroni in slow cooker with the vegetable oil then add all remaining ingredients.Stir gently to combine then cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally.



This ones a good recipe for holidays and guests. Its very big. but it makes good sandwiches, ham and green beans, and omelets afterwards.



CROCK POT EASTER HAM



7-8 pound bone-in spiral-cut ham



1 cup dark brown sugar



1/2 cup all natural maple syrup



2 cups pineapple juice







The Directions.





Use a 6-7 quart slow cooker. Unwrap the ham, and discard flavor packet. Place it into your stoneware, flat-side down. Rub brown sugar on all sides. Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. If possible, baste ham with collected juice from the bottom of the crock an hour or so before serving. When cooking is done, remove carefully and let it rest on a cutting board for 15-20 minutes before carving.





This ones a huge hit wen u don wanna make a large meal...



Crock pot hamburger bbq

1 lb hamburger

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp light brown sugar

ketchup to taste

Jessica - posted on 05/22/2010

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I use my crock pot all the time!!

First of all, a word about liners. They add approx $0.50 to a recipe, but they make clean up a snap (and they're made of plastic so they're not terribly eco-responsible...but again I say they make clean up a snap).

Here's a few of my fav recipes:

Easy Roast

-However much roast will fit in your crock pot
-1 packet of lipton onion soup mix
-a few dashes each of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper
-cook on low for 6-8 hours


Yummy pork roast

-however much pork roast will fit in your crock pot
-pour marinade over it, cook on low for 6-8 hours

Marinade:
2 tbspn honey dijon mustard
2 tbspn apricot preserves
1 cup stock (your choice. water works too, but stock adds flavor)
Dashes of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper


Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana

3 links of sweet italian sausage
1/2 an onion
2 cans of sliced potatoes OR 4 russet potatoes, washed & sliced
1 pint of heavy cream
1/8 cup red pepper flakes
handful of washed kale, stems removed
2 handfuls of bacon bits/pieces
1/2 stick butter
salt, pepper
1/2 tsp garlic
parmesean cheese

Slip the skins on the sausage. Cook sausage in skillet with butter, add onions to deglaze pan when sausage is cooked. Put in crock pot, add potatoes, and enough water (or stock) to just cover. Add in spices, everything except cream and kale. Cook on low until potatoes are done, or if you used canned potatoes, for as long as you want until it's hot. 10 min before serving add in cream and kale. Stir, sprinkle with parmesean cheese, serve.

Breanne - posted on 05/22/2010

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** I made this tonight and it was awesome. I just cut it up and then spooned some juices from the bottom onto the plate on the pork and it was yummy. I served it up with steamed veg and brown rice with sliced grapes.

This is a delicious slow cooker pork roast with a sweet and lightly spiced glaze. Serve this pork loin roast with mashed potatoes and your favorite side dish vegetables.
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours
Ingredients:

* 1 boneless pork loin roast, 4 to 6 pounds
* 1 clove garlic, halved
* salt and pepper
* 1 1/3 cups brown sugar, divided
* 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
* 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation:
Wash pork roast, trim excess fat, pat dry, and rub with garlic halves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then prick the roast all over with a fork or skewer.

In a cup or bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, the mustard, and vinegar. Rub all over the roast.

Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Pour off the excess juices.

combine the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar with cinnamon; Spread the mixture over the top of the roast. Cover and continue cooking on LOW for 1 hour longer.

Serves 6 to 8.

Alison - posted on 05/21/2010

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The easiest recipe ever (I think I got it from this website...)

Put any chicken pieces (skinless is best)
1 can crushed pineapple
1-2 cups mesquite bbq sauce

cook 4 hours on high or 6 on low!

Vette - posted on 05/21/2010

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I wrap up a ham in aluminum foil and "bake" it in the crock pot. About 6-8 hours on low. It is very good. I also put in whole chickens or cornish hens, just add a little chicken broth to the bottom of pot to keep the skin from sticking. Add and herbs or spices you like.

Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2010

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We have Crock Pot night every friday!! My most recent, really tasty recipe was for:

Sweet-n-Sour Pork Chops (Excellent)

8 oz Crushed Pineapple
1 cup Honey BBQ Sauce
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 TBSP Chili Sauce
4 Boneless (thick cut) Pork Chops

Mix first 4 ingredients in bowl. Place chops in CP, pour pineapple sauce over chops, turn to coat. Cook on low for 4 hours.

You can also do this recipe in a skillet. I just cut the chops into 1 inch cubes added pineapple mixture and cooked on stovetop for 20 minutes on medium heat.

This meal is soooo easy and has tons of flavor. Make up some rice and dinner is served!! I hope you enjoy it!!
Jen

Winde - posted on 05/19/2010

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I love my crock pot! I use it at least once a week! There is a great cook book that uses five ingredients! Call "fix it and forget it with only 5 ingredients" The best cookbook once you get the hang of it it will be easy... just remember not to take off the lid while it is cooking.. that adds 20 mins to the cooking time! Good Luck let us know what you try!

Charlene - posted on 05/19/2010

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There are so many things you can do. I usually do baked beans or a chili. Most recent recipes were chicken wings.

Line a broiler pan with foil and place chicken wings. Broil for 10 minutes, turn and broil another 10 minutes (mmm crunchy wings) In a crockpot set (low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours) Mix 1 1/2 cups your favorite bbq sauce(I use Dianna sauce) and 1/2 cup water. Add wings and mix to coat. Cover & cook.



Also have done pork ribs. Boil ribs for 15 minutes. Put in crockpot with bbq sauce and water. low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours or until meat is tender. Now I'm hungry lol.

Chris - posted on 05/19/2010

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Hi Bianca,



Here's a great skillet recipe from the Pampered Chef. . .

Zesty Ravioli Skillet



1/3 cup (75 mL) heavy whipping cream (I cheap out and use milk)

4 cups (1 L) loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves

6 oz (175 g) provolone cheese, grated

1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil

1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded

3 garlic cloves, pressed

2 cans (14.5 oz/398 mL each) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained

1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarsely ground black pepper

1 pkg (24 oz/700 g) small frozen cheese ravioli (about 65)

Halved grape tomatoes (optional)



Measure cream using Easy Read Measuring Cup. Wash spinach in large Stainless Mesh Colander; drain. Grate cheese using Ultimate Mandoline fitted with grating blade. Set aside cream, spinach and cheese.



Add oil to (12-in./30-cm) Skillet; heat over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Finely chop jalapeño with Food Chopper. Add jalapeño to Skillet; cook and stir 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Press garlic into Skillet with Garlic Press; cook and stir 15-20 seconds or until fragrant.



Add tomatoes, salt and black pepper to Skillet; cook and stir with Bamboo Spatula 1-2 minutes or until simmering. Add ravioli; stir to coat. Cook, uncovered, 4-5 minutes or until tender. Stir cream into Skillet. Cook, uncovered, 1-2 minutes or until simmering. Sprinkle spinach over ravioli; cook, covered, 1 minute or until spinach starts to wilt.



Remove Skillet from heat. Top with cheese; cover Skillet and let stand 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with grape tomatoes, if desired.

Tarryn - posted on 05/19/2010

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i love my slow cooker, my sister got me hooked.
you can do all sorts and get creative.
i chop my veg the night before and i like to brown my meat before i put it in the cooker, it's not a must, you can brown your meat on low overnight from frozen and then put in veg in the morning. i cook on the shift mode all day.
i love the packet soups, they add great flavour to stews.
we make Oxtail, beef stews, lamb stews, bolognaise sauce, chicken ala king, loads of meals.

Kelsey - posted on 05/18/2010

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I'm not so great with a slow cooker, but I've done a couple of the recipes on the food network website and they've all turned out great!

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