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Title: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: AdminCM on August 18, 2011, 10:11:11 AM
from the FAS-hyperboards thread:

Crock-Pot Recipes: Post your favorite tried and true recipes for all
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: yellow on December 18, 2011, 05:43:24 PM
Bumping this up since it is chilly out and we use the crock pot more. Any suggestions for dairy, egg and pn free concoctions?
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on December 18, 2011, 08:36:08 PM
Do you eat pork?  See crock pot kalua pork a little farther down in this topic.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: SilverLining on January 03, 2012, 10:41:20 AM
I had attempted to use my crock pot to make a scalloped potato.  The taste was great, but the texture was all wrong.

The way I make it, is layers of potato, onion, ground beef or ham, salt & pepper, repeat, ending with a layer of potato.  Then I pour in milk.  In the crock pot in became like a potato soup.

I'm guessing next time I should use less milk.

I know a lot of people put flour in their scallopped potatoes, and my recipes does say to use it, but I find the flour becomes gooey and I don't like it that way.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: CookingMom on January 03, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
Definitely use less liquid in crockpot recipes.  I prefer to use part broth (chicken/vegetable/beef--whatever works for the taste of the dish) with the milk.  I don't use meat in scalloped potatoes but if you do, be sure you cook it first so it doesn't give off liquid, too.  If you use meat and wish the dish to be thicker, coat the meat with flour (about 2 T. per lb. of meat) after cooking it before you toss it into the crockpot.  The result should not be gooey but a bit thicker sauce, especially if you use part broth.  HTH.  :)
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: SilverLining on January 03, 2012, 08:44:34 PM
Funny....I was thinking about you while I was cooking dinner tonight.  I was using my kitchenaid and actually enjoying the whole cooking experience.  And that made me thnk of you.   :)

Anyway, regarding the scalloped potatoes, I do always cook the meat first (it's often leftovers that I use).  But I think this is a meal I will continue making in the convential oven.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: CookingMom on January 04, 2012, 05:00:20 AM
...actually enjoying the whole cooking experience...   :)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on May 18, 2012, 09:18:40 AM
I never pulled my crock out once all winter.  Then yesterday I remembered seeing an interesting recipe in a FAAN newsletter, and I was going to be home late.  It was fantastic!

Chicken Fricasee

Chicken legs and thighs (I used a whole chicken cut in 1/8's, since it was what I had on hand)
1/2 green pepper chopped
1 onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 potatoes cut into chunks
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 tsps. cumin
1 leaf fresh sage (I couldn't find any locally, so I omitted this)
salt/pepper to taste

Place chicken parts in the bottom of the crock.

Place chopped pepper, onion and garlic on top.

Place potato pieces on top of that.

Combine the rest of the ingredients, and pour over.

Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.

 Even the white meat came out great - I removed the skin from the dark meat, but left it on the breasts so they wouldn't dry out.    Also, since I was using a kosher chicken which is already quite salty, I just added a dash of salt.

It was a big hit with everyone, and the sauce is divine.  I can't wait to have some for lunch.  Next time I'm going to experiment and substitute some Goya Adobo for the cumin.  How bad could it be?

Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on May 19, 2012, 12:14:02 PM
Quote
1 leaf fresh sage (I couldn't find any locally, so I omitted this)


Where I was last week (home, West Texas, taking care of my mom), I could pull over the side of the road in town and pick some. Grows wild there.  I'm allergic to sage, so although I love the way it looks--all silvery green with lovely purple blooms--I dare not touch it or eat it. 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on May 19, 2012, 04:48:59 PM
Yet another strange thing to be allergic to!

Usually sage is quite plentiful in grocery stores here - if not on the side of the road, LOL.  I don't know where it was all hiding yesterday.

I have some sauce from this dish left over.  Think I'll put it over some black beans and corn.  Yummy!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on October 07, 2012, 01:54:17 PM
Trying this today:  Crockpot chicken coconut curry.  Using thighs, not breasts. 

http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/main-courses/slow-cooker-coconut-chicken-curry/

I added freshly grated ginger, some green onions and half a red onion(I had stuff to use in the fridge).  Also subbed a red sweet pepper as it was what I had on hand(I prefer them).  Think I am pretty true to the method and recipe otherwise.  Using lower fat coconut milk, not fat free. 

The curries i used are some older Penzy's blends(maharaja and tandoori) and added ground red pepper for heat as I had no fresh hot chilis). 

Will be back later to give my review, lol.  I am hoping my spices have enough punch.  They can get bland when old.  I used a bit more than called for in the recipe. 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: CookingMom on October 08, 2012, 05:15:04 AM
becca...thanks for posting.  This does look good.  I love curries but DH doesn't and DS won't try.  However, DH will eat anything I put in on his plate so I may give it a whirl when I have chicken on hand.  ;D
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on October 08, 2012, 11:57:59 AM
It was pretty good.  My spices were def not as fresh as they could be, so it was a bit flat, for lack of a better word.  Not bland, but the spices were not a bright as they should be.  Def. recommend thighs over white chicken, and reviews of the recipe said the same.  breast meat came out dry for some.  It makes alot of sauce by the time th emeat cooked down.  Dh and I were thinking potatoes or some other veggies could work in it too.  But for me(I eat lower carb for diabetes) that gets too carby with rice. 

I told a neighbor I made curry(we had a fire outside and neighbors came around).  They are Indian, and turns out a relative is in wholesale spices and she gets loads from India.  She said she will give me some one day(when they get a stash).  I had asked where she likes ot buy hers locally.  So, later, she rang my bell, and shared some of her leftover dinner!  Certainly much better seasoning than mine, lol.  Corn curry with panner(and I think tofu) and a lentil porridge(not dahl, it was brown lentils), and some poori. 

Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 08, 2012, 03:48:49 PM
thought I'd share a family favorite.

The recipe said to put chicken breast in the crockpot and top with a jar of salsa - that was it ~)

So I season my chicken with pepper, cayenne, cumin and garlic

Chop an onion and a bell pepper and place on the bottom of pot.
Put Chicken on top of that
Top with a can of corn and a can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
Top with a jar of salsa (your brand/spiciness choice)
If I have cilantro I add that in at the end as well :)

Cook on low for 6 hours...shred chicken in pot, add a block of cream cheese (this is optional) and then turn to high for about 30 minutes (only do this extra 30 min if adding the cheese)

Serve over brown rice.

We serve leftovers wrapped in tortillas
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Jessica on October 08, 2012, 09:05:17 PM
I use this recipe for stew (just made some today) and our whole family loves it. I leave out the celery since no one here really likes it cooked.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-beef-stew-i/
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: ajasfolks2 on March 19, 2013, 07:07:50 PM
I toyed with posting this as a guest.

Then I laughed and found my reading glasses and copied the link to post here.

From AARP.  Enjoy!

 ;D   :smooch:

http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/19/use-your-slow-cooker-and-save-year-round/?sf10640311=1
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on March 19, 2013, 07:14:18 PM
I use this recipe for stew (just made some today) and our whole family loves it. I leave out the celery since no one here really likes it cooked.

[url]http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-beef-stew-i/[/url]
i just made this the other day, and substituted beer for 1/2 of the broth.  It was superb!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on October 19, 2013, 08:51:02 PM
Re-raising since my new work schedule starts next week, and I have no idea how I'm going to get dinner on the table every night.

I'd love to  find some recipes that don't use much meat, and don't rely too heavily on tomato sauce - my GERD doesn't like it.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: jschwab on November 04, 2013, 11:03:58 PM
We started cutting out tomato - just does not agree with all of us and my daughter gets a painful rash around her mouth from it. We've been making Italian sausage with onions instead of tomato sauce, for example. I'm working on a crockpot tomato free baked bean dish - still thinking through that one for replacing the tomato.

Another thing I make is potatoes in the slow cooker. Dice potatoes into small cubes, throw in slow cooker with salt and some fat (we use certified casein-free ghee but olive oil would be fine). Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 8. Make a whole bag of potatoes and fry the leftovers in a pan for the next meal.

For a veggie dish, I bet you could make a good squash soup in the crockpot with onions and seasoning and vegetable broth. Blend with a hand blender when done and add coconut milk (if that is on your safe list).
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on November 05, 2013, 06:12:56 AM
Those sound delicious!  GGA, how I love potatoes.  I wish the rest of the family shared my enthusiasm for them. 

Then again, maybe better that they don't, LOL.   ;D
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on November 05, 2013, 08:14:21 AM
I made the most amazing thing last week. I will look for the recipe. It does involve tomatoes, but others may enjoy it.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on November 05, 2013, 11:26:28 AM
Oh yes, please share. Even if I can't eat it,  the menfolk can.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on January 25, 2014, 08:52:48 PM
Vegetarian crock pot recipes:

Freezer to Crock Pot Meals
http://momsneedtoknow.com/freezer-to-crockpot-cooking-vegetarian-recipes-and-instructions/
http://www.pinterest.com/alien_sunset/vegetarian-freezer-meals-oamc/
http://whatvegankidseat.blogspot.com/2013/01/vegan-crock-pot-freezer-meals.html


http://www.wisebread.com/35-slow-cooker-recipes-for-busy-or-lazy-vegetarians
http://ohmyveggies.com/50-vegetarian-slow-cooker-recipes/
http://www.bhg.com/recipes/vegetarian/ideas/10-slow-cooker-vegetarian-favorites/
http://www.thekitchn.com/10-awesome-vegan-recipes-for-the-slow-cooker-196492
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Mookie86 on January 26, 2014, 12:09:08 AM
Awesome resource, Mac!  I will have to look through those recipes and try some out.  DH bought me a crockpot for Chanukah to make life easier when shuttling the kids around prevents making dinner on time.  I haven't been sure what to do with the crockpot, though.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on January 26, 2014, 06:45:39 PM
Some of these look really great!

BFFs DH made a yummy chick pea curry with a pressure cooker. I don't see why it couldn't be adapted for either traditional stovetop cooking or a crock.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on January 27, 2014, 08:12:32 AM
I make my Cowboy Stew in a crock. It's vegetarian.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on January 30, 2014, 02:41:31 PM
http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-style-loaded-baked-potato-soup-301754

always a hit here!

I am going to do beef stew on Monday, my first day back to work should be a crockpot night, I think!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on March 02, 2014, 04:23:41 PM
dinner tonight
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cuban-ropa-vieja/

I tweaked it - I always do...but the house smells DELICIOUS!!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on March 02, 2014, 05:02:37 PM
Wow, let me know how it comes out.  Looks amazing, but I'd think flank steak is too lean for the crock.

I can practically smell it!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Janelle205 on March 03, 2014, 06:24:58 PM
The turkey, spinach and white bean soup I made today went over very well with both DH and DSD.

I'm pretty sure this would be good made vegetarian if you added an extra can of beans or so and used veggie broth.


I'm not great at writing recipes, since I improvise a lot to use up leftovers, but here goes.

Add to slow cooker:
6 cups broth (chicken, turkey, veggie)
1 red onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
handful of baby carrots, chopped
1 can of white beans, rinsed and drained
2-3 cups cooked chopped turkey or chicken
herbs and spices as you wish (I used black pepper, chervil, ground savory, tiny bit of cayenne and two bay leaves)

Cook on low until veggies are soft and cooked through.  About 2-3 hours before serving, add roughly chopped fresh spinach - I used about half a bag that I had leftover.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on March 08, 2014, 04:49:33 PM
the ropa vieja was a huge hit...probably could've used a fattier meat but it was fine...served it with brown rice, black beans and avocado

here's what I did different -  (two steaks, large onion and pepper)
15 oz can of tomato sauce and I rinsed the can with a little water and added the water (no beef broth or oil)
coated the meat with garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and a little cayenne
no cilantro (because I didn't have any :-/)
added two peppers from a can of chipoltes in adobo sauce - sliced thin and some of the adobo sauce
probably about 1/4 of vinegar
cooked 6 hours....
I didn't pre-brown it but it would've been good if it had hit the grill for a searing before the crock-pot
I layered the onion and peppers and steak, mixed everything else together and poured it over all
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on November 01, 2014, 10:13:12 AM

I made this earlier this week:

I made it Vegetarian of course.

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on September 13, 2015, 04:21:01 PM
Vegetarian crock pot recipes:

Freezer to Crock Pot Meals
[url]http://momsneedtoknow.com/freezer-to-crockpot-cooking-vegetarian-recipes-and-instructions/[/url]
[url]http://www.pinterest.com/alien_sunset/vegetarian-freezer-meals-oamc/[/url]
[url]http://whatvegankidseat.blogspot.com/2013/01/vegan-crock-pot-freezer-meals.html[/url]


[url]http://www.wisebread.com/35-slow-cooker-recipes-for-busy-or-lazy-vegetarians[/url]
[url]http://ohmyveggies.com/50-vegetarian-slow-cooker-recipes/[/url]
[url]http://www.bhg.com/recipes/vegetarian/ideas/10-slow-cooker-vegetarian-favorites/[/url]
[url]http://www.thekitchn.com/10-awesome-vegan-recipes-for-the-slow-cooker-196492[/url]



http://www.thekitchn.com/15-vegetarian-freezer-meals-for-easy-weeknight-dinners-recipes-from-the-kitchn-205039


Needing this resource right now. Getting dinner on the table is tough business with this commute. 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on October 04, 2015, 11:48:46 AM
Cross posting

http://www.eatliverun.com/crock-pot-chickpea-butternut-squash-and-red-lentil-stew/
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on May 07, 2016, 08:53:25 AM
http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-mac-and-cheese-in-the-slow-cooker-226813

This got raves and was the most popular Mac and cheese out of nine crocks of Mac and cheese--among fifty high schoolers recently.

I Precooked the pasta. One of the shredded cheese I used was a four state cheddar package. 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on October 31, 2016, 11:52:37 AM
Does anyone have a tried and true crock pot mashed potato recipe?  Looking to free up some oven space for keeping things warm for thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on November 03, 2016, 11:47:38 AM
Can you make them the regular way and then put them into the crock to keep them warm? 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: PurpleCat on November 03, 2016, 01:34:03 PM
I've done both, tried cooking and tried to keep warm.  Cooked was the wrong texture.  Nasty, don't recommend it.

Keeping them warmed in the crock pot for less than one hour is good, more than that and I have dried them and turned the color a bit.
If I make them a day ahead, I heat in the microwave and add more liquid if needed, then transfer to crock pot.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 06, 2016, 06:20:16 AM
Good to know!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Janelle205 on November 06, 2016, 11:42:09 AM
Last year I cooked a lot of the stuff at home and then transported to the in-laws house.  I kept a lot of the casserole dishes (corn casserole, green bean casserole, spaghetti squash gratin, etc) in a large cooler lined with towels and a few bricks that I stuck in the oven for a while and then wrapped in towels.  When I took them out of the cooler 2-3 hours later they were still steaming.  Mashed potatoes are about the same texture as the corn casserole that I make, so I am guessing you could do the same successfully with those and clear out some oven space.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on November 06, 2016, 05:37:52 PM
How did you handle the bricks to wrap towels around them?
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Janelle205 on November 06, 2016, 06:23:07 PM
How did you handle the bricks to wrap towels around them?

Oven mitts and pot holders. I put the towel on the counter next to the oven, take it out with pot holders and put it on top and then wrap up. I just used two of the regular red bricks at the bottom of the cooler. I put one folded towel in first, then the wrapped bricks.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 07, 2016, 05:38:11 AM
We've done something similar when DH cooks pulled pork on the smoker...it definitely works. 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on November 07, 2016, 05:40:57 AM
That is brilliant!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Macabre on September 01, 2017, 06:54:12 PM
[url]http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-mac-and-cheese-in-the-slow-cooker-226813[/url]

This got raves and was the most popular Mac and cheese out of nine crocks of Mac and cheese--among fifty high schoolers recently.

I Precooked the pasta. One of the shredded cheese I used was a four state cheddar package. 


Bump
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on September 14, 2017, 08:23:16 AM
Cook book recommendation...  My nephew has graduated from college, is working long hours at his new job and is living in an apartment with 2 other guys.  My sister sat in B&N and read through lots of crock pot cookbooks looking for one that was simple but also had relatively healthy dishes.  She just read me lots of the recipes and they sounded pretty good.

Get Crocked Slow Cooker 5 Ingredient Favorites: Simple & Delicious Meals by Jenn Bare

looks like she has a soups and stews crock pot book as well
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on September 14, 2017, 09:49:49 PM
Get him the new little Instant Pot!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on September 15, 2017, 06:20:49 AM
I thought of that but between the 3 guys who work all different hours I think being able to turn on the crockpot in the morning and having food ready when they walk in at night is the goal.  Plus, who knows if they will really use it.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Janelle205 on September 15, 2017, 05:09:19 PM
Hezz, I'd mention to him, since you said long hours, that there are some things that just don't do well in a crock pot for a long time, even if you have one that switches to warm after a certain period of time.  Chicken breast and pork loin will generally end up pretty dried out if they are cooked all day.  Meat wise, you'll have better luck with things with a higher amount of fat like chicken/turkey thighs or legs, pork butt (shoulder), fattier cuts of beef.  I do whole chickens in mine with good results - leave the skin on to help keep it moist during cooking and then remove afterward.  Soups and stews generally do well for long periods of time as long as they don't have pasta or rice - but rice or smaller pasta can be thrown in for about half and hour when you get home and they will get soft.  Recipes with dairy will sometimes curdle if you leave them for long periods of time as well - cheese and 'cream of' soups usually hold pretty well, but if you are adding regular milk, cream, or sour cream it is better to do it at the end.

If they want to do something that requires watching a little bit more to keep stuff from drying out or going wonky, they could do it on the weekend and then pack up meals for the week.  I will sometimes do a bigger piece of meat on Monday (shredded beef, pulled pork, whole chicken, turkey breast) and then use the leftovers to make meals for the rest of the week - sandwiches, quesadillas, pulled pork pizza, soups, etc.

I made a LOT of slow cooker meals when I worked late so that DH and DSD would have dinner ready when he picked her up.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: gargano on October 01, 2017, 10:55:55 AM
I never pulled my crock out once all winter.  Then yesterday I remembered seeing an interesting recipe in a FAAN newsletter, and I was going to be home late.  It was fantastic!

Chicken Fricasee

Chicken legs and thighs (I used a whole chicken cut in 1/8's, since it was what I had on hand)
1/2 green pepper chopped
1 onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 potatoes cut into chunks
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 tsps. cumin
1 leaf fresh sage (I couldn't find any locally, so I omitted this)
salt/pepper to taste

Place chicken parts in the bottom of the crock.

Place chopped pepper, onion and garlic on top.

Place potato pieces on top of that.

Combine the rest of the ingredients, and pour over.

Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.

 Even the white meat came out great - I removed the skin from the dark meat, but left it on the breasts so they wouldn't dry out.    Also, since I was using a kosher chicken which is already quite salty, I just added a dash of salt.

It was a big hit with everyone, and the sauce is divine.  I can't wait to have some for lunch.  Next time I'm going to experiment and substitute some Goya Adobo for the cumin.  How bad could it be?

Awesome recipe I tried it and love it thanks
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on October 18, 2017, 12:38:21 PM
Making Hawaiian BBQ pulled chicken in the crock pot to be ready when we get home from swim team.  Will report back if good.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 13, 2017, 03:54:50 PM
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-slow-cooker-chicken-stew/

This looks good
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on November 13, 2017, 05:38:21 PM
That looks fantastic, though I might substitute thighs since breasts can dry out and get rubbery.

OF course, in order to try it I'll replace my crock since DH dropped it a few weeks ago.  But that's OK, because it gives me an excuse to get a fancy one that I can program to stop cooking after 8 hours, and not come home to over-cooked food.  :evil:
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on November 13, 2017, 06:16:05 PM
That does look good.  I see zucchini in the photos of the ingredients and of the soup/stew but not in the actual recipe.  Would be a good addition.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 14, 2017, 12:57:18 PM
So this is in the crock pot now...hoping it cooks in time, but now that our schedule changed it can have another hour to cook.  I subbed in sweet potatoes instead of red ones which ended up being a little more than it called for, same with the chicken so I used two cans of tomatoes and a more stock.  Hope it's edible because there's a lot of it.  Was temped to throw in some kale too, but want DS to eat it so skipped it this time.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on November 14, 2017, 04:21:03 PM
It's got to be edible!  Lots of great ingredients!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 14, 2017, 06:38:26 PM
No flavor, overcooked veggies...so I fished out the rest of the chicken and pureed the liquid and veggies...now I just need to come up with some soup to make with it.

Was thinking turkey sausage, kale and garbanzo beans...

Anyone have any good ideas?
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on November 14, 2017, 07:53:59 PM
I actually make veggie soup with turkey sausage and kale or cabbage.  I think with the sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, you could do turkey sausage.  Maybe even a spicy sausage. Cannellini beans are good in it.  I go heavy on garli and onion in my soups. 
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on February 04, 2018, 08:12:51 AM
Crock pot question...if I make a double batch of chili on the stove, then throw it in the fridge overnight, can I warm it up and serve it from the crockpot? Suggestions as to what to put it on and for how long?
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: SilverLining on February 04, 2018, 08:20:52 AM
Crock pot question...if I make a double batch of chili on the stove, then throw it in the fridge overnight, can I warm it up and serve it from the crockpot? Suggestions as to what to put it on and for how long?

No. Reheat/warm up on stove. You can then put in slow cooker to keep warm.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on February 04, 2018, 10:44:13 AM
I won't have access to a stove.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: becca on February 04, 2018, 11:10:52 AM
I pull things like sauce and meatballs out and heat in, and serve from the crockpot.  Doing it tonight.  I imagine chili is the same.  But, itís not quick.  Probably an hour or two on high, of cold from fridge.  Iíve microwaved the sauce in the crock, then placed in the pot with heating element to save time.  How long do you need to travel with it before plugging in at your destination?
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on February 04, 2018, 12:26:38 PM
It's for that swim meet, but I just found a crock pot chili that cooks in 4 hrs on high.  I could just brown the meat the night before.  So if I get it started at 8 am then it will be ready at noon, except I probably need a double batch so not sure how that changes anything.  I guess I should make it for the kids this week to see how full the crock pot is.

https://www.mccormick.com/recipes/main-dishes/slow-cooker-chili#
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: Janelle205 on February 04, 2018, 04:36:59 PM
Hezz, would you be able to stir it?  It would probably ok to reheat in the crock if:

You don't store it in the crock - cold crock will take too long to heat up, and sometimes they will crack if you put it in straight from the refrigerator.

You don't have an 'older' crock pot - ones from the 1980s heat slower and to a lower temperature.

You put it on high and you or someone can stir it every 30 minutes or so.

Under those conditions, I can heat up things relatively quickly in one of my 'newer' slow cookers.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 14, 2018, 08:25:51 AM
https://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-santa-fe-chicken-425-pts/

This is in the crock pot for dinner tonight
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: GoingNuts on November 14, 2018, 10:00:18 AM
That looks yummy!
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on November 14, 2018, 06:28:54 PM
It was pretty good over rice.  I would make it again.  It could easily be doubled without doubling the liquid.  If I wasn't doubling it, then I might cut the chicken broth by 1/2.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on June 06, 2019, 06:42:11 PM
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/barbacoa-recipe/

This is a keeper.  It was quite spicy but that's because I used the whole can of chipotle peppers in adobo, didn't want to waste them.  I also couldn't find a 3 lb chuck roast so used a 4.5 lb Top Round roast, it was probably a little tougher to shred but not bad and there was plenty of sauce for that size roast.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: BensMom on June 06, 2019, 07:24:39 PM
That sounds good! I have a pork barbacoa recipe that's similar, but not quite the same. Maybe I'll try this one sometime.
Title: Re: Crock-Pot Recipes
Post by: hezzier on October 20, 2019, 05:27:52 PM
https://mycrazygoodlife.com/crock-pot-stuffed-pepper-soup-recipe/

I made this tonight, it wasn't bad, but it needs a major boost in flavor.