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What are your top 10 (or 5??) things to make in the slow cooker?



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Apr. 26th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
oxtail stew, mince porcupines, lamb and barley braise, beef stew, irish stew, apricot chicken curry, lambs fry with bacon, red wine, tomatoes & herbs, pot roast, pork/lamb/beef roast.
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Apr. 26th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Um no. Meatballs with rice, onion, S&P cooked in tomato soup. The rice points outward when it's done-- hence 'porcupine'.
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Ooooh! Porcupine meatball! I've not had those since I was a kid! Any chance you could post the recipe here?

*insert hopeful begging here*
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
It's really simple.

500g(I think about a pound) of mince
1/2 C (+ a tablespoon for US cups) uncooked rice
1 finely chopped onion
S&P to taste
1 x 432g tin tomato soup (don't know the US equivalent)
1 C (+ a tablespoon for US cups) water

Combine the first four ingredients and roll into meatballs. Put them in the crock and cover with the soup and water. I'm not sure how long it takes because I've never paid close attention plus we use brown rice anyway. You can tell when they're done, though, because the rice swells up until it's very soft.

For the crockpot, I generally double all the ingredients save the water and cook until done.
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
Oh and I cook this for my boys. Definitely a favourite of kids, especially with mashed potatoes. :-)
Apr. 26th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
In no particular order:

1. chili
2. beef stew
3. pork roast
4. corn chowder
5. creamy chicken and rice soup
6. spaghetti sauce
7. Swedish meatballs
8. This chickeny stuff made with chicken and country gravy mix and chicken breasts served over mashed potatoes. It doesn't have a name.
9. sweet and sour pork
10. beef stroganoff
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Sweet & sour pork sounds really good. Mind sharing a recipe?
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Apr. 26th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I cant wait to try it!
Apr. 26th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Your chickeny stuff with no name sounds good too. Would you mind sharing that recipe also?
Apr. 26th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I just posted it, so it should be up soon.
Apr. 26th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you. I can't wait to give it a try.
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
I've always loved Swedish meatballs! Would you mind sharing the recipe?
Apr. 26th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
1) Chili
2) Taco Chili
3) Herbed Chicken and Wild Rice
4) Herbed Round Steak
5) Holiday Wassail
Apr. 26th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
1. Spaghetti sauce
2. Any soup - pumpkin/vegetable, split pea, lentil and bacon
3. Dried beans (ie. I cook them in the slow cooker and then freeze them in small batches for later use)
4. Beans in pumpkin sauce (a delicious vegetarian recipe)
5. Dahl
I can't think of any more off hand.

(I'm in Australia - pumpkin here = winter squash in the US).
Apr. 26th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
My corned beef
Roast Beef
Apr. 26th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
1. Oxtail stew
2. Lamb shanks
3. Osso Bucco
4. Chicken stewp
5. Guinness stew (beef)
Apr. 26th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
Chili, spaghetti sauce, pot roast, vegetable beef soup, beef stew, ham 'n lima beans, pork roast, and I can't think of anymore because it's 3:22 in the morning and my brain is dead. LOL
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Stuffed Peppers
Pulled Pork
Corned Beef
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Black Beans
Chicken and Rice
Hot and Sour Soup
Boiled Peanuts
Vegetable Curries
Chicken Pot "Pie" (biscuits on top)
Lima beans and Ham

Something I would love to add but can't make work without a mess yet- Macaroni and Cheese. Has anyone tired adapting the NY Times cottage cheese mac and cheese recipe?

Apr. 26th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds great! Do you have a recipe for Hot & Sour Soup? What do you mean by yogurt??
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
The hot and sour soup recipe I use is http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/01/crockpot-hot-and-sour-soup-recipe.html and I also figured out how to make yogurt in the crock from the same website, basically you just heat the milk for an hour, let it cool for an hour stir in some yogurt and wrap it in a towel overnight.
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
I used this macaroni and cheese recipe and it was really, really good. A tip that I did not follow, don't get antsy and turn it to high. lol, the edges get too brown. Otherwise it was so easy and delicious. I would reccommend leaving your noodles uncooked, they get mushy if you cook them first. enjoy!

Apr. 26th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
BBQ Beef.
Chicken Stock.
I make soup for myself in my mini crock. I just got a big crock again, so I havent been using it all that much. I have chili in it now :)
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
The infamous "To Die For" pot roast.

Also, red beans and rice.

Also, my mother's beef stew. Nothing like coming in the house on a cold winter day and smelling that heavenly stew cooking in the crockpot.
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Red beans and rice sounds good. Recipe, please?
Apr. 28th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Red Beans & Rice

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 pounds small red beans -- soaked overnight
2 cups onions -- coarsely chopped
1/2 cup green pepper -- coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh garlic -- chopped
2 tablespoons dried parsley -- to taste
1 pound baked ham, NOT smoked -- cubed (optional)
1 pound beef smoked sausage -- sliced (can use 2 lbs if not using ham)
1 ham bone -- optional
1 tablespoon salt -- to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne -- to taste
2 bay leaves -- torn in half
1/2 teaspoon thyme -- to taste
1/8 teaspoon sweet basil -- to taste
water -- to soak beans and to cover
long-grain white rice -- cooked

Rinse and pick over beans the night before. Soak in plenty of water overnight.

The next day, drain beans well and rinse them in several waters. Place beans in large crockpot. Add enough water to cover beans by a few inches (can always add more).

Turn crockpot on HIGH and let cook until the beans are soft. This will take hours.

When the beans have cooked for hours and are soft and tender, add the rest of the ingredients. Let cook. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve with long-grain white rice and/or cornbread if desired.
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
in no particular order...
1. Split Pea Soup
2. Chili
3. Chicken & Black bean taco filling
4. Pot Roast
5. Corned beef
6. Cheesy chicken & vegetables

That's pretty much all I make in mine, actually.
Apr. 26th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
minestrone soup
chicken noodle soup
Chicken & Black bean taco filling
root beer ham
BBQ chicken
Apr. 26th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Could you share the BBQ chicken recipe?
Apr. 27th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Apr. 26th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
In no particular order
saurkraut and brats
bean soup
taco soup
chicken and dumplings
bbq pork
mock pot pie
apple cider
Italian chicken soup
Apr. 26th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: In no particular order
Apple cider? That sounds so good!
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: In no particular order
I second the apple cider. Could you share the Italian Chicken Soup recipe, please?
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re: In no particular order
I got the recipe from here
...but if I want a crock pot version, I brown the chicken first, then add the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low about 4 hours, or until the carrots are tender.
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: In no particular order
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Re: In no particular order
Apr. 26th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
In no order:

Chocolate chip cookie
Beef Daube Provençal
Tortilla soup
Thai-Style Pork Stew***

***Just made this last week. SO GOOD!
Apr. 26th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
BBQ pork or chicken
beef stew (I have several different recipes I use)
various Indian or Thai-style curries
Apr. 26th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
My five
Whole chicken
Chicken stock
Refried beans (no actual refrying required)
Apple butter
Guinness corned beef
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Re: My five
Refried beans without refrying? How do you do that?
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: My five

Basically, you're cooking pinto beans with plenty of flavor-imparting ingredients, and mash them up when they're done. Taste just as good as the fat-free canned refried beans I'd normally buy, if not better.
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
whole chicken
chile verde
pork roast w/ saurkraut
spicy pork roast for tacos/enchiladas/tamales (would work with beef too)
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
This is a great question! I'm not particularly skilled in the crock pot yet but I'm working on it. From the little I've tried, so far:

Beef, goat, or chicken stews (or curries)
beef stroganoff
creamy chicken and rice
Chicken & veggies
Apr. 27th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
My favorites are: mac and cheese
chicken w/salsa
bbq pork
pot roast
pinto beans
Apr. 27th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
mostly basics, tried and true recipes
1. chili
2. salsa chicken
3. pot roast
4. corned beef & cabbage
5. pulled pork
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