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kerplunk
01-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Noticed we need moar recipe threads here and I got into a slow cooker recently and realized I can make cheap meat delicious! For a college student, this is a total win as I can get something like short ribs for instance and make them for ~$7.00 and have a ton of protein, potatoes, you name it, with little effort.

So currently, as I mentioned, I have some short ribs in the slow cooker that I coated in flour, browned in a pan, and then put in the slow cooker with onions, chicken stock and a little white wine. 6 hours on high, will have lunch for a few days now.

Post your slow cooker treats in here!

sdfan13
01-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Noticed we need moar recipe threads here and I got into a slow cooker recently and realized I can make cheap meat delicious! For a college student, this is a total win as I can get something like short ribs for instance and make them for ~$7.00 and have a ton of protein, potatoes, you name it, with little effort.

So currently, as I mentioned, I have some short ribs in the slow cooker that I coated in flour, browned in a pan, and then put in the slow cooker with onions, chicken stock and a little white wine. 6 hours on high, will have lunch for a few days now.

Post your slow cooker treats in here!

Love this thread idea!

I've got a really good, hearty chili recipe that i'll post up in a bit :D

boomchalk
01-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Love this thread idea!

I've got a really good, hearty chili recipe that i'll post up in a bit :D

Waiting to hear your recipe!

Credz
01-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Great idea! Can't wait to see the goodness! :D

Spawp
01-01-2013, 04:17 PM
In on this.

Fajita Chicken

Macros: ~612 43c/98p/6f


1 cup Salsa
1.5 lb Chicken breast
2 tbs Fajita seasoning (I just use a generic fajita seasoning that comes in a packet)
2 tbs Lime juice
3 Bell peppers (color of choice)
1 medium Onion


1. Cut up peppers and onions.
2. Cut chicken into strips
3. Layer everything in the crockpot, starting with the salsa, chicken breasts, seasoning, lime juice, peppers, and onion.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the peppers are soft and the chicken is cooked through.
5. Serve.

I use this for burritos and wraps and tacos and the like, but it's also pretty bomb for salads.

kerplunk
01-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Mexican Flank Steak I made the other day:

A big flank steak, dry rubbed with cumin, paprika, chili powder
An onion diced
1 cup of water
Put all into slow cooker, low setting for 8 hours, shred with two forks, put back in juices, and heat for one more hour.

KingJames2012
01-01-2013, 06:46 PM
A bunch of my recent slow cooker creations:

Lean Beef Stew
http://varungera.com/slow/slow1.jpg

Cornish Hen
http://varungera.com/slow/slow2.jpg

Pulled Pork
http://varungera.com/slow/slow3.jpg

lefizzet
01-01-2013, 06:51 PM
In and subbed

gbullock32
01-01-2013, 07:03 PM
A good thread Idea, I love making pork tenderloins in the crock pot, amongst other things.

lefizzet
01-01-2013, 07:50 PM
A bunch of my recent slow cooker creations:

Lean Beef Stew
http://varunge ra.com/slow/slow1.jpg

Cornish Hen
http://var ungera.com/slow/slow2.jpg

Pulled Pork
http://varungera.co m/slow/slow3.jpg

Recipes for these? reps 4 life they look amazing

kerplunk
01-01-2013, 08:26 PM
A bunch of my recent slow cooker creations:

Lean Beef Stew
http://varungera.com/slow/slow1.jpg

Cornish Hen
http://varungera.com/slow/slow2.jpg

Pulled Pork
http://varungera.com/slow/slow3.jpgThe beef stew looks great.

kerplunk
01-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Just tasted the short ribs, delicious.

Definitely recommend a recipe from Chow Ciao, its short ribs + a stout beer and beef broth slow cooked on high for 6 hours on a bed of onions.

Other protein friendly recipes I will be trying will be a shrimp, sausage and chicken jambalaya, and meat balls, etc etc.

CatFoodbrah
01-02-2013, 02:05 AM
in on this, I've got a slow cooker and a bunch of slow cook beef that i need to use.
will do it tomorrow.

KingJames2012
01-02-2013, 07:26 AM
Recipes for these? reps 4 life they look amazing

Beef Stew:
1. Buy whatever beef you prefer. I bought already cubed beef at Trader Joes - Lean Stew Beef @ 140 cals/serving and I had about 1.5 pounds.
2. Pat beef dry with paper towels and spice to your liking. I used salt, pepper, paprika, a little cayenne pepper, and minced garlic (garlic powder is OK).
3. Sprinkle half a tbsp of flour onto the beef, rub on all pieces. Add half a TBSP of olive oil to beef and rub in.
4. I buy already cleaned carrots to save time but basically you now put all your veggies in the slow cooker. I get the smallest potatoes I can find and cut them in half.
5. Now you can either place everything in the slow cooker but I like to brown my meat before I put in the cooker. So I brown my meat, place it in the cooker, then add a half a cup of beef broth to the pan to warm it up.
6. If you skip browning, just put in a half a cup of beef broth or water into the cooker with all the ingredients.
7. Finally, add fresh or dried rosemary and thyme. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. The longer you cook it on slow, the more tender the beef will be - especially when using really lean beef. If you are around and want to stir everything in 7 hours then do so but don't take the lid off before then. At this point, you can add frozen peas to pot if you want.
8. When cooking time has elapsed, take half a tbsp of flour and dissolve in warm water. I like to move everything to a pot to boil over and slowly add my flour mixture to thicken on high heat with constant stirring. Use any thickener you please. The point is to make it to your liking and consistency. Adjust salt and spices to taste. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy.

Cornish Hen:
1. Buy hen so it fits in your slow cooker. Marinade hen with minced garlic (or garlic powder), salt, pepper, and 1-2 tsp of olive oil depending on the size of your hen. I also stuffed my hen with fresh rosemary, thyme, and few whole garlic cloves. I marinaded for 24 hours but try to do it for at least 8.
2. I seared the hen in a frying pan to brown all the sides but you could skip this if you want.
3. Add whatever vegetables you want to the pot, half a cup of chicken stock or water, fresh herbs, seasoning to your taste.
4. Cook breast side up on low for 8 hours. Again, I love using low temperatures to ensure moist meat.
5. After 8 hours, remove hen and thicken vegetable sauce mix if desired.
6. I made the rice and peas on the side when I got home from work.

Pulled Pork:

1. I used pork tenderloin because it's 130/140 cals per serving. Usually, pork shoulder or butt is used. Experiment and find out what you like. Again I love Trader Joes for meat even though it's expensive. They have all their calories listed and have a ton of lean meat. I will try this out with chicken breast too and see what happens.
2. Cover meat with garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, chill powder, and cayenne pepper. I used half a cup of diet root beer for my liquid. I have used diet Dr. Pepper as well. I am sure water would be fine too. Add pork, sliced onions, and liquid to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
3. At 8 hours, strain liquid to a pot and take out pork and place on plate. Take two forks and pull pork out to desired pieces.
4. I like to boil the left over liquid and onions down to about a third of what was there and add whatever bbq sauce I have and mix it up. Then I put the shredded pork back in the cooker, add the sauce, and mix well.
5. If you want to make things easier, after you strain the liquid, just add a third a cup of the liquid back to the cooker and the cooked onions, add your favorite sauce, and mix in shredded pork. Stir well.
6. Cook on high for an hour and then stir before eating.

Chicken Salsa:
1. Pat dry chicken breast and add to slow cooker.
2. Add your favorite salsa and two servings of your favorite beans to the slow cooker.
3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
4. After 8 hours, take two forks and shred meat.
5. Add in frozen corn, stir well, add salt/spice to taste.
6. Cook on low for another hour. Serve.

Ryanator
01-02-2013, 12:02 PM
Just tasted the short ribs, delicious.

Definitely recommend a recipe from Chow Ciao, its short ribs + a stout beer and beef broth slow cooked on high for 6 hours on a bed of onions.

Other protein friendly recipes I will be trying will be a shrimp, sausage and chicken jambalaya, and meat balls, etc etc.

which would you say is the cheapest to make, they all look fkin delicious

MIYO
01-02-2013, 04:19 PM
I get the cheapest beef available, carrots, red potatoes, onions, broth and let the crock pot do the rest. Do you guys season your beef, or just use broth?

KingJames2012
01-02-2013, 04:44 PM
I get the cheapest beef available, carrots, red potatoes, onions, broth and let the crock pot do the rest. Do you guys season your beef, or just use broth?

Season the beef, coat in a little flour. Add broth. See directions above.

sdfan13
01-02-2013, 09:24 PM
Love this thread idea!

I've got a really good, hearty chili recipe that i'll post up in a bit :D


Waiting to hear your recipe!

2.5 pounds grass fed ground beef or bison
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese

A spicy and hearty chili. Full of protein and fiber :)

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv277/Joshcallahan/879210_zpsdc3455b8.jpg

Empy3
01-03-2013, 01:37 PM
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Got fed up with the terrible grocery store rolled tacos, and decided to make my own to go with my home made guac. Super easy and tastes amazing

snorkelman
01-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Beef Stew:
...I like to brown my meat before I put in the cooker.

I also do this ^^.

Here is what I do.

Find stew meat (or even chicken breast) and if it is not properly cut, then take a knife to it prior to cooking, potatoes (whatever variety you like), celery, mushrooms, bag of frozen peppers and onions and packet of Lipton's recipe secrets soup)

http://www.csumeats.com/images/Stew%20Meat.jpg

You can just dump the meat in the crockpot or else you can pan fry it so there is no question about killing pathogens with adequate heat.

Then you can find some potatoes you like (whatever variety you like). I usually get a mix of a sweet potato and either some red potatoes or idaho potatoes. Another option is to just find these in the freezer section and dump it 1/3 of the bag.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51arppc-yeL.01._SR280,280_.jpg

Then add in whatever veggies you like such as celery, mushrooms, onion, etc.

I personally just grab a frozen bag of something like this:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iokxVPbLDY8/TLBui0hmUuI/AAAAAAAAGOU/riZk2P7272U/s1600/Birds+Eye+-+frozen+Pepper+Stir+Fry.jpg

or

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/45/00/50/0001450050703_500X500.jpg

and packet of Lipton's recipe secrets soup

http://i53.tinypic.com/2dr6gkl.jpg

and you get this:

http://i47.tinypic.com/8vyg42.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2wgx5cw.jpg

If you decide on using any of the frozen veggies, I suggest you let them soak in cold water for 5 minutes and dump and soak in fresh cold water again for 5 more minutes, then dump and then add to the crock pot as this will thaw the veggies out before they are added to the crock pot. I personally add my Lipton soup mix in first with a bit of water and then the meat and then the veggies, and cook on high for an hour or so and then turn it down and stir it once and go to bed.

MITCHAPAL00ZA
01-03-2013, 11:07 PM
repped Kingjames, on spread Snorkelman. solid posts.

The Running Man
01-03-2013, 11:44 PM
Whole chicken, breast side down, 6 hours.

kerplunk
01-07-2013, 10:00 PM
going to try a shrimp and chicken jambalaya soon

womanoid
01-08-2013, 09:47 AM
Cooking Light has out a slow cooker recipe issue on stands right now. It has some really great recipes, but I think you can find a lot on their website.

Here is the Chicken Korma I made a couple weeks ago, and there is 104 other recipes there

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-recipes/slow-cooker-favorites-00400000038588/page33.html

KingJames2012
01-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Cooking Light has out a slow cooker recipe issue on stands right now. It has some really great recipes, but I think you can find a lot on their website.

Here is the Chicken Korma I made a couple weeks ago, and there is 104 other recipes there

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-recipes/slow-cooker-favorites-00400000038588/page33.html

I am going to make a few new dishes this weekend, including an Indian beef dish. Will be back with recipes and pictures.

devilbones
01-08-2013, 10:34 AM
I will be posting some of my slow cooker recipes when I get home.

skselan
01-08-2013, 10:43 AM
big ol' Boston Butt Rubbed with
-plain yellow mustard
-teriyaki sauce (just for tenderness, DOES NOT make it taste like teriyaki)
-Sirachi(a)? the red spicey cock sauce
-cut up raw potatoes
-cut up 2-3 bell peppers
-cut up 2-3 onions

Cook on low for 14-16hours. Not only will make the best pulled pork ever, will make your house smell like a food wet dream for a week

deebee83
01-08-2013, 12:25 PM
In and subbed. Will post pics/macros of some creation soon. Been looking to get my crockpot going.

boomchalk
01-08-2013, 08:46 PM
2.5 pounds grass fed ground beef or bison
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese

A spicy and hearty chili. Full of protein and fiber :)



http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv277/Joshcallahan/879210_zpsdc3455b8.jpg

I actually made this! was delicious! different than how I usually make my chili.

berriesrock
01-09-2013, 08:40 AM
Slow cookers are awesome. Chuck steak is beautiful when slow cooked. And it is only $8 a kg here in Australia.

apfitz
01-09-2013, 10:14 AM
How do you guys know how many calories you're eating from these crockpot dishes since you can't really weight it like you would a grilled chicken breast or ground beef?

fldhkybnva
01-09-2013, 10:15 AM
How do you guys know how many calories you're eating from these crockpot dishes since you can't really weight it like you would a grilled chicken breast or ground beef?

Calculate the total calories/macros you put into the crockpot and then divide by x number of servings. I usually make a big crockpot dish and then divide it into 8 or 12 servings so just take the total number of calories in the entire dish and divide.

Vendetta52
01-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Pork Butt/Shoulder

1. Rub pork butt/shoulder with preferred spices.
2. Put in crockpot with 1 cup of chicken broth or ACV.
3. Set it on low and come back in 8-10 hours for delicious meals for a couple days (depending on how much your cut of meat weighs)

So simple and tasty, can't go wrong.

KingJames2012
01-11-2013, 10:28 AM
How do you guys know how many calories you're eating from these crockpot dishes since you can't really weight it like you would a grilled chicken breast or ground beef?

Add up macros before adding to the crockpot. Weigh all of the meal after cooking when transferring to storage containers. Divide weight by a suitable serving size. Profit?

KingJames2012
01-12-2013, 09:20 AM
Curry Beef:

1. Put an onion, 4-5 cloves of garlic, and some ginger in a food processor
2. Throw 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan and add onion mix when hot
3. Add red pepper, curry powder, tumeric, salt, pepper, ground cardamom, and garam masala (use a little of everything 1/2 tsp or so)
4. Brown mixture for 10 minutes
5. Add a pound or more of lean beef, brown on all sides
6. Add 2-3 TBSP Tomato Paste to warm water and mix in 1/2 cup - 1 cup water depending on amount of beef
6. Add tomato and water base to pan
7. Bring to a boil and then transfer to slow cooker - cook on low for 8 hours. Stir after 6

Shortcut:

1. Heat spices in 1/2 tbsp of olive oil on a pan
2. Create onion, garlic, and ginger mix in processor
3. Add heated mixture to processor and pulse a few times
4. Combine beef, onion mixture, and 1/2-1 cup water in slow cooker and stir well
5. Cook on low for 8 hours, stir after 6

http://varungera.com/slow/slow4.JPG

Tupperwolf
01-12-2013, 09:37 AM
In on thread. My favorite recipe is pretty simple. 2 cans of mushroom soup, 2.5 lbs of chicken breast, diced veggies (carrot, celery, mushrooms, onions, garlic, whatever you like), hot sauce, cup of rice and a cup of water. Cook on low for 6 hours.

vismal
01-12-2013, 09:49 AM
Brb running to walmart to buy a crockpot! Great recipe ideas already! In4sure!

foodandfitness
01-12-2013, 09:50 AM
Allrecipes.com has an entire slow-cooker section. You can also search by nutrition with the premium membership. http://allrecipes.com/recipes/everyday-cooking/sensational-slow-cooking/main.aspx?prop24=PN_2.4.8_SN.Slow-Cooker

Try the cilantro lime chicken. Very tasty and high protein.

kmplex
01-14-2013, 01:24 PM
In on this thread. :)

vismal
01-16-2013, 02:55 PM
My go with the chili. It's freaking delicious. I added in 8 jalapenos and some super hot hot sauce!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LsderU63Qzo/UPcvfq2SXTI/AAAAAAAAA4A/36S5tN_wNms/s937/IMG_20130116_135847.jpg

Probably will do the beef stew after I go through this chili! A+ thread. Lets keep it going!

fldhkybnva
01-16-2013, 04:02 PM
My go with the chili. It's freaking delicious. I added in 8 jalapenos and some super hot hot sauce!

Probably will do the beef stew after I go through this chili! A+ thread. Lets keep it going!

Nice, I planned to pull out the crock pot just for this recipe. Did you eat it alone or with rice or something? I like a thicker chili, do you think a longer time in the crock help absorb some of the water?

vismal
01-16-2013, 05:19 PM
Nice, I planned to pull out the crock pot just for this recipe. Did you eat it alone or with rice or something? I like a thicker chili, do you think a longer time in the crock help absorb some of the water?

I didnt drain anything including the beef (i figure im counting the fat so I might as well eat it). If you drained the tomatoes and beans and cooked it uncovered for a bit I'm sure it would be thicker.

nbedoya
01-17-2013, 06:19 AM
here are two recipes that you can use, using your crockpot

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Vibrio
01-17-2013, 09:34 PM
I want to nom nom this entire thread

1212man1212
01-21-2013, 10:47 AM
could someone help me here, its my first time knowing about slow cookers.
say you prep the food, how do you know how long will it take to be fully cooked?
how long can the food last in the pot(talking about going bad)
can you slow cook a chicken and keep eating off the pot every day in one week?

thanks

vismal
01-21-2013, 10:52 AM
When something is "done" in a crock pot is a more a matter of preference. Most dishes are done in a sense that the food has reached a safe internal temperature for consumption after a few hours. Leaving things in the pot for longer tender to make meats more tender. Things generally do not burn in the crock pot while it's on the slow/low setting. After about 8-10 most things are as good as they are going to get. At that point you eat the portion you want to eat then put the leftovers in the fridge. Don't leave a dish cooking all week and keep eating from the pot. Something like chili or beef stew would probably be OK in the fridge for several days. I wouldn't know for certain because I eat most the things I make in 2-3 days.

KingJames2012
01-25-2013, 10:14 AM
Easy Beef Dinner:
http://varungera.com/slow/slow5.jpg

-Combine beef of choice (I used the cheapest I could find at the store) with potatoes onions and other vegetables of your choice to slow cooker
-Add 1 cup of beef broth
-Add minced garlic or garlic powder, salt, pepper, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and a TBSP of Worcestershire sauce
-Cook on low for 10 hours
-Add fresh parsley before eating if desired

Marcus2213
01-27-2013, 11:05 PM
I just put a load of lean stewing steak in with chopped onion, carrots, mushrooms, red potatoes and seasoning.

Covered with beef stock and let cook on low for 8 hours, stirred at 6hours.

Came up nice and tender, will be trying chicken breasts cooked in some sort of soup later on :)

Any other chicken breast recipes?

lilkhmerkid4u
02-08-2013, 10:56 PM
yummy

handcannon77
02-08-2013, 11:18 PM
anybody recommend a good crockpot at a good price?
Not sure how much ill use one exactly so not going to drop a ton of money on one.

MetilHed
02-08-2013, 11:37 PM
anybody recommend a good crockpot at a good price?
Not sure how much ill use one exactly so not going to drop a ton of money on one.

The Crock Pot brand or Hamilton Beach are fine. A 3 or 4 quart one should be fine, and around $20-25.

handcannon77
02-08-2013, 11:46 PM
The Crock Pot brand or Hamilton Beach are fine. A 3 or 4 quart one should be fine, and around $20-25.
thanks bout to get my crock on during prep

kerplunk
02-10-2013, 02:11 PM
anybody recommend a good crockpot at a good price?
Not sure how much ill use one exactly so not going to drop a ton of money on one.I got my hamilton beach for $12.50 at the supermarket.

ThePelican
04-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Bumping this thread.

How much water do you need to add to slowcooker recipes?

Godyssey
09-12-2013, 08:49 AM
IN for more chicken recipes!!

ironwill2008
09-12-2013, 10:48 AM
IN for more chicken recipes!!


Not really a 'recipe;' more of a 'how-to' for kitchen beginners:



Spray a little pam (or wipe with a paper towel with a little olive oil on it) in the bottom of your crock pot to make cleanup effortless. Then rough-chop two stalks of celery, two carrots, and half a medium onion (none of this is critical, btw).
http://i.imgur.com/Qur8qsG.jpg





Place your chicken breasts on the veg (I usually cut large ones up into 4-oz portions).
http://i.imgur.com/uusvp5y.jpg





Here's a 'sure-fire' seasoning blend that will work well with just about anything; salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and parsley.
http://i.imgur.com/PpzvBrf.jpg






Seasoned-up, and ready to roll.
http://i.imgur.com/jzZSpsY.jpg





Cooking times will vary a bit between various crock pot manufacturers; consult your owner's manual. Generally though, for the pictured portions, 'high' for 2-3 hours or 'low' for 5-6 hours should be plenty as long as the lid is kept in place for the duration of the cooking time. If in doubt, take out one of the pieces, and cut into the center of it. If there's no pink, it's done.

While the vegetables can be eaten, they're usually pretty tasteless after the long cook time; they're in there simply to provide some flavor to the chicken, and can be discarded after cooking the chicken.



Note also that the pot is sitting on the stove top simply because that was the best-lighted location for the pics. DO NOT attempt to use such a pot in anything other than the Crock Pot base it came with.







On a plate, for dinner.
http://i.imgur.com/VNQkNak.jpg

jubjubrsx
09-12-2013, 11:08 AM
lentils are great in the crock pot....

thought i'd throw this up for everyone...CHEERS!
http://www.2shared.com/document/wKvY3Jj9/The_150_Healthiest_Slow_Cooker.html

one of my favorite recipes
2 cups lentils
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 cans (4 cups) chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon corriander
Dash of cayenne pepper to taste
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
4 cups fresh spinach
4 chicken thighs (I perfer chicken breasts)
Fresh cilantro
directions: throw in the crockpot..DUR!

another favorite
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Godyssey
09-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Not really a 'recipe;' more of a 'how-to' for kitchen beginners:



awesomeeeeee. you seem to know what the hell youre talking about..give me some more ideas if you dont mind! dont even have to be chicken or as "in detail" as this post was. anything would help!

ironwill2008
09-12-2013, 01:06 PM
awesomeeeeee. you seem to know what the hell youre talking about..give me some more ideas if you dont mind! dont even have to be chicken or as "in detail" as this post was. anything would help!

Do a pot roast the same way the chicken was cooked. No need to cut it up though; cook it as-purchased. A turkey breast cooks great the same way also.

Consult the owner's manual for recommended cooking times.

Burtle1
09-18-2013, 11:02 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/2v8sozs.jpg



brisket in the crock pot for 12 hours or so...hngggg

Tupperwolf
09-18-2013, 11:09 PM
Love me some crock pot. I do chicken with salsa and rice at least once a week because it's so simple and always good. My mom got me a slow cooker book with a million recipes but I'm very slow to branch out. The great thing about the slow cooker is that even simple recipes turn out delicious.

Burtle1
09-18-2013, 11:11 PM
Love me some crock pot. I do chicken with salsa and rice at least once a week because it's so simple and always good. My mom got me a slow cooker book with a million recipes but I'm very slow to branch out. The great thing about the slow cooker is that even simple recipes turn out delicious.


I've done BBQ chicken a few times. Might do that Monday. May even toss some rice in with it

tonyflo04
09-19-2013, 01:53 AM
I did a nice Pot Roast a couple of days ago in my Crick pot, I usually reserve using it for winter times, but I had a hankering for pot roast that can stay within my macros. (and its simple as pie)

1 - 3.5 lbs chuck roast
2c - chopped Celery Hearts
1 - Coarse Choped onion
2c - chopped Green Bell Pepper
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 pouches of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 to 1-1/2 cups of water
Pepper
Montreal Steak Sesoning
Hearty Appetite

Chop Veggies and layer them at the bottom of the crock pot
Put raw roast on top
mix water and soup mix in measuring cup (use a fork or whisk to mix)
pour soup mix/water from measuring cup on roast and around the contents
Season with your preferred spices (I like cracked pepper and McCormick Chicago or Montreal steak seasoning)
Cook for 8-10 hours

it should be fork tender after 8hrs, i usually cook it for 8 hours

enjoy

niceusername
02-07-2014, 04:43 PM
In on this thread to keep it alive and subbed. I just bought a crockpot and am preparing my first meal...

biggquis
04-08-2014, 12:56 AM
Bump... just purchased my cooker tonight. Will try chicken breast/sweet potatoes tomorrow

asucrew
07-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Made this for lunches last week, it's great! Use quality BBQ sauce and not cheap stuff or you'll be sorry.

Throw the chicken breasts in frozen.


Ingredients
6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.
Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

markprivinius
02-16-2015, 08:20 AM
I make 10 lbs of shredded chicken a week about. I literally trim the chicken and put in 4 qt crockpot with 1 cube of chicken bullion and 1/4 of water. 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high and you got some tastey shredded chicken. I usually pull it out and put some salt/pepper/garlic power on it then portion into 4oz and 8 oz baggies.

When I eat it, is when i change it up a bit rather than limited myself to the dish cooked originally.
1. Plain
2. Low Sugar Ketchup (Heinz has one that's 5 calories per tablespoon)
3. Pasta sauce (range from 35 calories to 100 calories per 1/2 )
4. Salsa + Light Sour Cream + 1/4 cup cheese

asucrew
02-19-2015, 04:01 AM
This stuff is amazing and simple....

Roast
Large onion
Carrots
Small red potatoes
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
1 packet brown gravy mix
1/2 cup water

Put roast on top of cut up onion in crockpot. Add potatoes and carrots (I use the baby carrots so no need to cut). You can put other veggies in if you prefer. Pour packets on top of it all and then pour 1/2 cup water over it all. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.

Roast with some marbling get most tender but there are very lean cuts you can get too. I would cook the lean cuts a bit longer.

Make it and amaze your friends....

lilkhmerkid4u
12-12-2015, 06:07 PM
yeahh

adamci1
12-13-2015, 12:50 PM
in for more recipes... just got 2 slow cookers

workinithard
01-09-2016, 10:43 AM
Bumping this up, I just moved out on my own. Have a crockpot, will be busy with school/working/volunteering now so I need recipies ideas. I would like any information you guys/gals have. I want to keep in under roughly $50-$60 a week. Left overs would be amazing since I could freeze it or eat it for lunch the next day. I am also trying to lose roughly 70lbs and eat a lot heealtier to get my blood pressure, sodium and sugar crap under control. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

looking for
-Recipes
-Websites
-Books
-etc

BeaGrade
12-27-2016, 10:32 PM
Slow cooker recommends safety cooking. You can set the temperature high or low to maintain its tender. I think clear cover is suggestible.

Hope to find some sources here, because I plan to by one just for a wedding gift for a very close friend.

biggquis
01-02-2017, 06:59 PM
Bump. Any new recipes/ideas?