Anyone got any yummy recipes to try in my slow cooker???

@rosie230 (1674)
June 28, 2010 12:55pm CST
After my first attempt of cooking my joint of pork in my slow cooker today, I was so pleased with the result, it was delicious, and fell apart, I can't remember the last time I had such juicy tender pork! Anyway... Now I am thinking what else I could try out in the slow cooker. I have only tried casseroles and stews so far, so if you cook using your slow cooker, what recipes would you recommend, to feed a family of 4 (well having a picky 9 year old I say a family of 3 and 1/2 lol)
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8 responses
• Canada
28 Jun 10
I find the best thing to do is go to somewhere like allrecipes.com or one of the many groups on facebook and look through the recipes. If you have an iphone allrecipes.com has a great app you can use where you can easily mark favs you want to try.
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@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
OOOO... Thanks, I have an iphone I shall have a look later, sounds like a plan I think!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
28 Jun 10
Try ham with potatoes and cheddar cheese. Just cut up the potatoes first and let them cook til tender then add diced ham and allow it all to cook for a few hours. You might add any other ingredients your family likes. The uses of a slow cooker are numerous ! Just pop in some hamburger and just whatever and add some water and go shopping ! You meal will be ready when you get home except for a desert.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I forgot add the cheese LOL, just add it about an hour before eating....shred about two cups and put on top and stir............great !
@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
That sounds quite nice too, we love ham! I did make a rice pudding in it last year, and that turned out pretty good, better than I expected it to anyway!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I think you can look on the internet and get ideas on uses of a slow cooker. Just type it in. I am glad you like my idea. I hope you get lots of good ones and looks like you have by the responses.
• United States
28 Jun 10
I am not sure what kind of meats your family eats, but you can also do pot roast, boneless chicken and when I want mexican I like to cook the meat in the slow cooker as the flavors seem to blend in with the meat better. I have heard of people making meatloaf in a slow cooker and saying that it is much better tasting than the traditional oven way. They say they actually enjoyed the meatloaf more.
@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
Thanks... well I was impressed with how the meat tasted, it was lovely... I can't believe it has taken me this long to work out that I can actually cook a joint of pork in the slow cooker! I have heard from another friend here and she said that she has cooked a roast chicken in hers, I really love that idea, as chicken is amazing when cooked for a long time, I love juicy chicken! Thanks for the response!
• United States
28 Jun 10
I am with you there, Rosie. I love chicken and eat it more than anything else. But a good juicy chicken, like you said, is so mouth watering. You just made me hungry now. See how you are, -smiles-
@oldchem1 (8144)
29 Jun 10
And here is a nice one for a joint of brisket BARBECUED POT ROAST Serves 4 - 6 1 tsp salt 2lb lean brisket of beef 2Tablespoons tomato puree 24 peppercorns 1 small onion, chopped 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce Sprinkle salt over the roast and place in slow cooker. Spread tomato paste over meat; imbed peppercorns into paste; top with onions and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and cook on LOW 8-10 hrs. Serve meat with accumulated gravy
@rosie230 (1674)
5 Jul 10
I have an idea for you Sue!! I am loving your recipe ideas... have made a note of them... I think that you should write yourself up a recipe book and get it published... and let me be the first buyer of your book... of course I would like a signed copy!! Not joking either about that, I think you should write a recipe book, I think it would be a great idea!
@oldchem1 (8144)
29 Jun 10
This is a good chicken one BAKED CAJUN CHICKEN Serves 4 4 Chicken portions non-stick spray coating 2 tablespoons skimmed milk 2 tablespoons onion powder 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1/4 tsp. white pepper 1/4 tsp. black pepper Remove skin from chicken. Rinse chicken, pat dry. Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick coating. Arrange the chicken, meaty side up. Brush with milk. In small bowl mix onion powder, thyme, garlic salt, white pepper and black pepper. Sprinkle over chicken. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours (high 4 to 5 hours) until the chicken is tender and no longer pink.
@oldchem1 (8144)
29 Jun 10
I love this one and it is so easy, use cheap cuts of steak. GARLIC BEEF Serves 4 500g steak cut into small chunks 1 tablespoon mustard 250ml beef stock 5 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tablespoons soy sauce Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours
@mhatt024 (12)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I'll suggest a very easy dish, Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Apples Ingredients: 1 pc. pork Tenderloin 1 cup Evaporated milk 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper Caramelized Apples 1 pc. apples, quartered 2 tbsp. butter 1/4 cup apple juice 2 tbsp. sugar 1/4 tsp. thyme 1/8 tsp. black pepper salt and pepper thick balsamic vinegar as garnish Directions: 1. Place pork tenderloin and evap in a dish. Allow to marinate for 15 mins. 2. Make the caramelized apples. melt butter in a sautepan. Add the apples and allow to cook over high heat. 3. Add the apple juice, sugar and thyme. Let it simmer until apples are tender and translucent. 4. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside. 5. In a separate saute pan, heat pan to high. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper. 6.Sear pork until all sides are caramelized and cooked through. Slice pork into medallions. 7. To serve, place caramelized apples on the center of a serving plate. Place medallions around, about 3 medallions per plate. 8. Drizzle plate with thick balsamic vinegar before serving.
@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I literally cook anything in my slow cooker. I love to make pot roast in it as well as piccadillo for my nachoes. I'll use either my crock pot or my rice cooker...they both work for just about anything you want to cook. I hardly ever use my range anymore. The only thing I can't cook in my crock pot is anything that requires the water to be boiling or anything fried. If you can cook it in a pan on the stove, and sometimes in the oven, you can cook it in your slow cooker.