I just bought a slow cooker!

United States
November 28, 2008 8:33pm CST
So, I got myself a slow cooker today. It's a small 2 quart one because I only have 1-2 people to cook for. Now, I need some great recipes!! any ideas??
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@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
1 Dec 08
You are going to be so happy to have such an appliance in your kitchen. I just started a roast in mine which will cook overnght on low. The slow-cooker is a busy womans best friend. You can make so many different dishes without even being at home. I know you will enjoy this fine appliance. If you want a few tasty but healthy slow-cooker recipes I have some on my blog you can try. Almost any recipe can be adapted to be cooked in this appliance. Even lasagna, pie, puddings and more. My blog link is http://squidoo.com/low-carb-recipes
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Sorry wrong link here is the correct one. [b] http://www.squidoo.com/low_carb_recipes[/b]
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Gee that one isn't working either. http://squidoo.com/low_carb_recipes Hope this one does...if it does you will have to go down a bit to find the slow-cooker recipes.
• United States
3 Dec 08
Slow cookers are great. I use mine at least once a week during the other seasons, but 2-3 times a week during the Winter since my family enjoys a lot of soup. One of my favorite things to make is Buffalo Chicken Noodle Soup. It's just spicy enough, but not too spicy to burn my mouth. I'll see if I can find it when I get home and post it.
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hmmm... pot roast! I got my first slow cooker about a year ago, and I'm just starting to branch out with it. It's amazing how tender meat gets in there, if you do pot roast, make it on low heat for longer time, the meat will practically fall apart, its so tender!
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 08
Hi, a slow cooker is one of my favorite cooking tools, as it is so convenient and easy to use. I use it to cook soups and stews. I would add in meat (or bones), diced/sliced vegetables (radish, carrot, potatoes) and let it cook for 4 hours plus - the meat will be tender and the soup really tasty!
• United States
29 Nov 08
go to cambells.com or recipezar.com they have lots of good slow cooker recipes.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
29 Nov 08
I have 2 slow cookers. I do not use them all that often. I really should use it more often. It really is a handy kitchen item. I like to make BBQ Pulled Pork Fajitas in mine. I got the recipe online and it is really good. I make it about once a month. Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled-Pork Fajitas 1 pork boneless loin roast, (2 1/2 pounds), trimmed on fat 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 cups barbecue sauce 3/4 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 bag (1 pound) frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions 1/2 teaspoon salt 18 flour tortillas (8 to 10 inches in diameter) Shredded cheese, if desired Guacamole, if desired Sour cream, if desired 1. Place pork in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Place onion on top. Mix barbecue sauce, salsa, chili powder and cumin in small bowl; pour over pork and onion. 2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours. 3. Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred pork, using 2 forks. Return pork to cooker and mix well. Stir in stir-fry vegetables and salt. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook 30 minutes or until mixture is hot and vegetables are tender. 4. Using slotted spoon to remove pork mixture from cooker, fill each tortilla with 1/2 cup pork mixture. Fold one end of tortilla up about 1 inch over filling; fold right and left sides over folded end, overlapping. Fold remaining end down. Serve with cheese, guacamole and sour cream.
@KoiFish (68)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Actually, we just got one ourselves! I've never had one before, but I used it to cook some chili in the other day and it turned out absolutely amazing (of course, I cooked the hamburger meat on the stove then put it in, but regardless, still slow cooked it for hours!) They're awesome things, I've got to try to find some recipes myself to try though! Good luck!
@hanasays (212)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Allrecipes.com is my favorite recipe website, and I find almost all of my recipes there... I know they've got a bunch of slow-cooker and crockpot recipes, and there's a rating system. Anything with at least 25 ratings with an average of 4-5 stars is almost guaranteed to be a great recipe. My friends think I'm a good cook, but it's really because I get all of my recipes from there ;-)
• Germany
29 Nov 08
Hi, my friend. We always use the slow cooker to make the poridge, soup (vegetable and meat), red or green bean soup, and any kind of dessert soup. :-) This is what chinese do, i have no ideas what kind of recipe for foreigners that can be made by slow cooker.