What do you like to cook in your Crock Pot?

@koalatbs (2230)
United States
June 29, 2010 3:30pm CST
Cooking Stuffed Peppers in the crock pot for dinner tonight! Hope they turn out ok... I kinda winged it with the spices for the sauce. Well, we'll see in a few hours now, won't we?!
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I don't eat peppers, they bother me because of my allergies. We make chicken and beef soup and have even roasted a chicken and a spaghetti squash. We also cook beans in it. Let us know how those peppers come out...
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I'll be sure to let everyone know how the peppers turn out. I do not make soups from scratch but I have wanted to for a long time. I need to find myself a good recipe to try.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
The stuffed peppers turned out realllyyyy good. YUMMY! :)
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• United States
30 Jun 10
And you didn't save any of us any Koalatbs? :0( j/k
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I like to cook a roast though my husband likes it better in the oven for some reason..With some soy sauce and vegetables, yummy..Making me mouth water now..
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I would think that cooking it in the oven would brown it more. That sounds really good... I'm getting hungry! Could be that I haven't had breakfast or lunch yet, just a light snack.
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• United States
30 Jun 10
When I cook it in the oven, there was only one time it turned out good..Any other time it was always too dry, plus I had to keep watch on it..I don't know why, but I never got the hang of making a roast in the oven, which is probably why I make it in the crock pot, because I love roast..
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
29 Jun 10
i dont really use mine that often. i really should use it more. all i tend to do is a roast and potatoes in it.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I don't really use mine too much either. I mainly cook beef stew in it about once a month. I tried to make a lasagna in it once but it only came out ok.
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@AmbiePam (48118)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I really want a crock pot. I thought I had one. I saved up my points for over a year on a survey site I belong to. One of the prizes was a crock pot. When I finally "cashed" in, I was so excited. The crock pot arrived in a really big box. I opened it up, and there was a very small box inside. I opened that up, and there was my crockpot. My two inch deep crock pot. It looks like a Fisher Price toy crock pot. I can't make anything in it.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
LoL! That is hilarious! Well, it sounds hilarious from my end but I'm sure you weren't laughing when you opened your box! Maybe one day you'll get a BIG one!
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• United States
30 Jun 10
Are your serious???? That's only good for what maybe a hot dip if that. How disappointing. You can find inexpensive ones for about $20-25 most anywhere and they do pay for themselves.
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@AmbiePam (48118)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I wish I had a digital camera. You guys would get a kick out of it.
@much2say (38704)
• United States
29 Jun 10
My favorite crock pot recipe is for a beef roast with veggies. It always comes out perfectly and we like to eat it with rice. Yum! What did you stuff your peppers with - I've never had that before. I know I should be experimenting more with the crock pot . . . just haven't had the time - even though the crock pot is supposed to save you time - ha ha!! Hope your meal turns out well!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
29 Jun 10
I usually make beef stew with veggies. I guess that is the one thing I make the most often in my crock pot. I usually put in carrots, potatoes, celery and onions. Although, sometimes I do not add the onions because my son hates them. Occasionally I will add mushrooms too but, of course, that is another thing my son doesn't like.
@much2say (38704)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Yum!! I put in the same veggies for the beef roast (I guess it's like a stew but with a chunk of meat instead of pieces). We've got to have onion in ours . . . I think it adds to the the taste (my daughter will only eat them if they're not big pieces of onion). If I have mushrooms, I will add them too . . . I love mushrooms!!
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I try to hide mushrooms and onions in dishes I make for my son sometimes! lol He usually finds them unfortunately. Guess I can just keep trying. :)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Last night I cooked turkey chili in my crock pot. I took two logs of ground turkey, dry pinto beans, a seasoning packet, and water, and plopped it on low heat over night and pesto, several nights eats. I live out of three crock pots and a microwave oven, rarely using the stove top as that eats electricity like no one's business.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Turkey chili in the crock pot sounds really good. I've made that a few times before. But, it doesn't sound very appealing right now since it is so hot outside and has been for a couple of weeks. Maybe I'll make it again once it cools done a bit... like in October! lol
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• United States
1 Jul 10
Crockpots don't expel a lot of heat. They depend on the lid to help cook the food, especially if you cook on low. The metal parts are merely hot to the touch when cooking, the glass lid keeps that heat in the food. If you cook with it at night, you won't note much heat. - I note stove top cooking, even shorter duration, heats the house quite a bit more.
• Canada
29 Jun 10
I thought it would be such a great idea when I bought mine but having the smell of food in the house all day long sort of turned me off to it. I did make a pork roast in it and it tasted good but I couldnt eat it on the same day because I had to smell it cooking all day long!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
29 Jun 10
You are right MagicBubbles, sometimes having the smell of whatever you are cooking in your house all day long can be a turn off.
• United States
18 Jul 10
I think the only time the smell of food cooking turned me off was when I was pregnant w/ my first. The smell of meat & it cooking made me queasy!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I prefer a good roast beef or a pork loin. At Christmas I did ribs in it and they turned out so good the meat fell off the bone....they were wonderful.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Those ribs sound scrumptious!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Hi, koalatbs. I would love to cook stew beef and a roast in a crock pot. I would love to smell the aroma of the onions and seasoning in it while it is simmering. I hope that your stuffed peppers turns out delicious.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
The stuffed peppers turned out very good cream97! I agree with you, beef stew & roast is very good in a crock pot too.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 10
koalaths oh stuffed peppers for dinner sounds delicious, I love stuffed peppers. Hope they turn out okay, they should . I have never used a crock pot and now I am stuck here in this dull retirement center where I cannot cook anything.Dinner here is served in about forty minutes. I doubt it will be stuffed peppers tonight but maybe stuffed cabbage which is also pretty good here. When my son gets money ahead maybe we can get back into an apartment and I can cook again. Good luck on your stuffed peppers. they 'whuld be just fine in a crock pot.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I hope you got something good delivered for your dinner Hatley! I also hope you are able to cook for yourself again soon. Take care. Hope you have a great evening.
@Browisn (782)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Crock pot cooking is my kind of cooking. It's about the only cooking I haven't ruined yet. I always wanted to try cookng and now that I am retired I have been trying to learn. But I can't seem to get anything to come out right, lol! (except in a crock pot) My wife just puts a few things together and it tastes great. But, with the crok pot I can get it done. I usualy make a beef stew with potatoes, carrots and onions and maybe a can of soup on top. I have great respect for anyone who can cook a tasty meal.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Yes, it's kinda hard to go wrong with cooking a meal in a crock pot. Cooking definitely isn't easy... at least for some of us. lol
@dragon54u (31608)
• United States
29 Jun 10
My favorite crock pot meal is turkey kielbasa cut into bite-sized chunks with applesauce, diced apples and chopped sweet Vidalia onions. It's good on a bed of noodles or even rice with a side of green beans. Yummy!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
29 Jun 10
That sounds pretty interesting dragon54u! Never heard of anything quite like that before though. It also sounds good and healthy. :)
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@drannhh (15049)
• United States
11 Jul 10
You have hit on my favorite crock pot food. Those and cabbage rolls, which I usually make together. Winging it should be fine. I like mine quite spicy!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 10
Hi koalatbs, we usually call crock pot as slow cooker. I like preparing food using this appliance if I couldn't find considerable time to prepare meal. It's really convenient and easy as well to cook with crock pot. Most of the time I have my homemade chicken herbal soup cooked in this wonderful device. I like it as I don't have to take care of it every now and then. After several hours when the chicken and the ingredients in it are well cooked. I then shift the button to "keep warm" to keep the delicious soup warm until the meal is served We like to take red bean or green bean soup during scorching sunny. It's not convenient if prepare this soup on gas stove as we have to take care of it all the time. If not the soup would be dried or even turned into char if we engross in certain work and forget about it totally. But this won't happen to crock pot and I'm happy to prepare either of the said soup before going to bed. It's really awesome that we can enjoy having the yummy soup the following morning after getting up Happy posting!
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I like cooking bacon, potatoes with fresh green beans let them cook all day man they are good I would be in trouble without my crock pot I use it alot now stuff pepper i never tried in one I guess I will have to try that one day
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
1 Jul 10
We don't eat bacon or any other pork products because my husband is muslim but that does sound pretty darn good! :)
@ynalane (105)
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
I like your being respectfull koalatbs, keep it up,It is hard to keep your self away for what you want. but you still make it, congrats.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
2 Jul 10
well maybe you can use something else besides bacon anytype of meat will work just experiment thats what I do an I respect your convictions
@karen1969 (1788)
1 Jul 10
I cook stews in the crock pot when it is cooler weather. I am vegetarian so I usually cook lentils with fresh vegetables like potatoes, carrots, leeks, parsnips, swede, turnips, onions, etc. and lots of herbs. Or I cook fresh tomato or vegetable soup from scratch with fresh vegetables and herbs, maybe adding a passata to thicken it up.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
1 Jul 10
That sounds really good karen1969! We're you actually born in 1969? Just asking, because I was. :) I used to be a vegetarian way back when I was in college. I went back to be a vegetarian all last year but have been eating meat again since I got pregnant in February. Lost the baby at 12 weeks along though. I've been seriously considering going back to being a vegetarian but it is just soooo hard having to cook a separate meal for me.
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@karen1969 (1788)
1 Jul 10
Yes, I was born in 1969, I'll be 41 in October, eek! Really sorry to hear about your baby. My husband eats meat, but me and the kids don't. I cook all vegetarian meals, so Hubby just eats veggie with us. He will eat meat in his sandwiches though or if we eat out or something, but I never cook meat.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Good for you karen for not cooking meat... hold on, spider on my desk!!! Greattt... disappeared into my huge pile of papers! I'll never find it now. UGH! I'll be 41 in August. I know what you mean... eek! I approved your friend request a few minutes ago on myLot.
@celticeagle (117154)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jun 10
Interesting choice for the crock pot.My granddaughter cooks a salsa chicken that is really good. I usually cook my beans in it. Turns out pretty good too. Spices and herbs are important. Hope yours turns out good. I would be curious as to how they turned out. Did they stay firm for serving or fall a apart?
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I used a green pepper, an orange one, yellow & one red pepper too. The green one seemed to stay firmer than the others. They turned out really good though.
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@celticeagle (117154)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jul 10
Well, that is good. How did the cat thing turn out? Did you figure out what it is?
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Oreo in the box - This is a photo of my kitten, Oreo, in the box we kept him in for awhile when we first got him. After about a week he was able to escape so that containment didn't last long.
Thanks for asking about my kitten celticeagle. I think he is a blue lynx mitted ragdoll. You can see mine below and then compare his pic to those in this link... http://ragdollcat.org/blue.html The forth photo down on that website look a lot like my kitten, Oreo.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Jul 10
hope they turned out good. we can cook almost every thing we want to in the crock pot but tacos or birritos
@ynalane (105)
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
Tacos? sounds good,just like it taste, I want it also. i eat a lot of tacos everytime my sister in law doing it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Jul 10
THey are about the ony thing I cant cook in a crock pot but I lopve them have some fixed up already to eat today!
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
30 Jun 10
I do turkey,or chicken, or beef,or pork, it always depends how I feel an dit always turns out great!!!, cd
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I need to be more experimental with my crock pot or at least look up some new recipes.
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• Canada
30 Jun 10
Try the internet under Canadian living recipes they have allot there for crock pot, cd
• United States
30 Jun 10
Hi Koalatbs Your dinner sounds simply delicious. I used my slow cooker a lot. I have made chili.soups,stews,pot roast,potatoes and ham,. The reason is that I love in a one room apt and so if I want a home cooked meal then I ether use my slow cooker, roaster, or microwave. Take care Snow
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Hi snowqueen - The stuffed peppers in our crock pot turned out really really good! I have one left over that I will probably heat up for lunch today. "Is it lunchtime yet?!" lol
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• United States
30 Jun 10
hi koalatbs - Yes, it's lunch time, and it just two bad that you don't have two. One For Me Thanks for responding back to be. Take care Snow HAPPY MYLOTTING