Wanted crockpot recipes

@Debs_place (10524)
United States
January 23, 2007 11:38pm CST
I have a 6 quart crockpot, and with any luck after 1 1/2 years of unemployment, I think tomorrow I am getting a job offer. What we like to do is fill up the crockpot and cook, then we freeze 1/2 and make something else. Then we just pick what we want from the freezer. I have chicken, turkey soup, chili and spaghetti sauce. Need other crockpot recipes, one caveat though the other 1/2 is a diabetic who needs to lose about 60 pounds, so healthy recipes would be great. I definitely want beef & barley soup, if anyone has that. Thanks!
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Beef and Barley Soup - Crockpot Style . INGREDIENTS: 1 pound lean stew beef, cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 ribs celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, diced 3/4 cup barley 1 bay leaf 6 cups beef broth 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste pepper, to taste PREPARATION: In crockpot, combine stew beef with onion, celery, carrots, barley, bay leaf, and beef broth. Cook beef and barley soup on LOW in crockpot for 6 to 8 hours. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Thank you. My SO is a diabetic and we have found that barley seems to work very well for keeping his sugar down. Again Thanks.
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thanks for best response! Good eating!
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
25 Jan 07
how about stew with cut up some roast beef or use hambuger. Then add any vegetables you like carrots, celery, parsnips, potaotes Keep them few, cabbage, tomatoes. The thing about stew is that you can pick and chose the vegetables you like or want to put in.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
28 Jan 07
RIBS AND RICE 2 lbs. lean spare ribs 1 can condensed beef bouillon 1/2 c. water 2 tbsp. maple syrup 2 tbsp. honey 3 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. barbecue sauce 1/2 tsp. dry mustard Bake ribs at 350 degrees for 1 hour (1/2 hour per side) or broil for 15 to 20 minutes to remove fat. Cut into single servings. Combine ingredients in crock pot, stir to mix. Add ribs. Cover and cook overnight or on low for 8 hours. Serve over rice.
@scitrus (131)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Head on over to this website: http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm?terms=1400+crockpot%20Recipes I found this website while just surfing cooking and yummy recipes in general. It has 1400 crockpot recipes. I got a crockpot soon after and I've had a great time going through and trying out some new things. The Apricot Glazed Chicken is my favorite so far. (The site is categorized, with Chicken recipes, Beef, sides, Stews, etc.) I've also had luck with several dips and the Beef-n-Brew recipes.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
5 Feb 07
What i do in the crock pot is like a pot roast, it kinda ends up like a stew afterwards though, it is a chuck roast, with potatos and carrots, and i use golden mushroom soup two cans, and a package of dry onion soup and just one can of the water. Let it cook on low setting for about 5 or 6 hours.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Mmm- mushrooms, would want to add in some extra mushrooms, but the onion soup idea sounds great, would definitely add flavor.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Feb 07
yes it really does
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
3 Feb 07
My husband and I stumbled upon our favorite crock recipe by surprise. In the packaged mix aisle of your grocer, (the things like gravy mix, chili mix etc) Look for a McCormick pulled pork BBQ mix. You get a pork roast and lay it in the crock pot. The mix and two ingredients (vinegar and ketchup) go in. It is only 1/4 cup of ketchup I belive and 1/4 cup of vinegar. Let it cook all day. When ready to serve, take a fork and shred it. It is sooo tender and delicious! It makes a very large amount...we always freeze half. Everyone to whom we have served it has raved over it! Great on toasted hamburger buns!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Feb 07
That does sound good, I just went into drool mood and considering my stomach the past few days, it is not a good idea. How big a pork roast? I have a 6 quart crockpot and pork tenderloin is $2 a pound at Sam's. Been gassy all week, simethicone not doing it. Any suggestions crazy nurse?
@talisman (1308)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I just saw that the other day and am planning on getting it! Lol! How ironic! I've always wanted to make BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and seeing that mix reminded me of that. I was planning on making it in the next week or so, since our crock pot is just gathering dust at the moment. It's nice to hear from someone else that it's good.
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I make a beef stew in my crock pot that is delicious! I just use stew meat, then add a bag of mixed veggies, some chunks of potatoes, then fill the crock full with water with a bullion cube dissolved in it. I cook it on low all day and when I come home, the whole house smells wonderful! I do similar with chicken noodle soup. I cook the noodles separately, then add them to the crock pot about 1/2 before we're ready to eat. HTH!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I like yours, the quick and dirty method, pre-chopped veggies. I know, that is one reason why I love the crockpot. It kills me, sometimes I will start things before i go to bed and wake up with a wet, droolly pillow. It smells so good.
• United States
5 Feb 07
Beef Stew 2 lbs stew meat 1/4 Cup flour 1/2 tsp pepper 1 1/2 Cup Water 2 beef boullion cube 1 tsp worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf 1 tsp paprika 4 carrots 3 potatos 1 onions 2 celery Put water in crock pot and mix in flour. Add the rest of the ingredients. cook on low for10-12 hours. High for 5-6 hours.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Sounds good. My son is coming home today. He loves stew. Will have to try all of the recipes.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Black bean soup is a healthy vegetarian (almost)dish. I use a bag of dried black beans (soaked for at least eight hours). Add a can of chicken broth (low-sodium if you need, I use regular). Dice up a couple of stalks of celery, a small to medium onion and a couple of cloves of garlic. Cook the beans for at least an hour before adding the vegetables. Add salt to taste and if you like, a little olive oil. You can spice it up with some black or red pepper. Sometimes I puree it in a blender after cooking, depending on my mood.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Feb 07
It sounds very healthy and high in fiber. I assume it will stick to the ribs quite well. Thanks.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
28 Jan 07
The best crockpot recipe I have ever eaten came from a co-worker. Every time we have covered dish dinner at work she would cook a ham. It was always so delicious. Now I am thinking cooking a ham is no easy task so why would she always do the ham. So, I asked her one day why she always brought the hardest dish. She told me it ws the easiest dish ever. She puts a ham and a can cole in the crock and lets it cook all night, then when she brings it to the office it is still nice and warm. I have tried this a few times and it taste better than any ham I have ever cooked in the oven with all the spices I put on mine.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Is can cole a can of cola? That sounds nice an easy. I love 2 ingredient recipes.
@atticus (1380)
• Italy
28 Jan 07
slightly tired,i think about it..
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@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
2 Aug 07
I love to prepare this sweet and sour chicken dish in my crockpot. You will need 1 chicken, cut up (about 3 pounds), 1/2 cup apricot or peach preserves,1/2 cup French dressing (Catalina),1 package dry onion soup mix Combine the preserves, dressing and soup mix. Place the chicken in a Crock Pot and pour mixture over. Cover and cook on low for eight to 10 hours. Great with rice or egg noodles.
@aweins (4203)
• India
31 May 07
try this one my friend, i hope you will find this recipe eay to make and good to eat. there is garlic in it and it has many medicinal proprties it, you will enjoy this recipe. 5-6 lbs beef chuck roast , cut into small chunks 1/4 cup mustard 1 cup water 8-10 garlic cloves , sliced combine all ingredients in your slow cooker . cover and cook for 6-8 hiurs. In variation you can add 1 cup of BBQ sauce or onecup of soy sauce.
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
The Best Slow Cooker Cream Corn SUBMITTED BY: mamamelton "This is the best, easiest slow cooker cream corn. It's very rich, not diet food, but is always such a big hit I have to tell everyone how to make it! You may want to half this recipe for a smaller family, but this is excellent leftover a day or even two." INGREDIENTS * 4 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels * 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed * 1 cup butter, cut into pieces * 1/2 cup white sugar * 6 slices American cheese * 1/2 cup whole milk DIRECTIONS 1. In a 6 quart slow cooker, combine the corn, cream cheese, butter, sugar, American cheese and milk. Cover and set to Low. Cook for about 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cheese and milk burn easily, so I would not recommend cutting the time and using the High setting. Fall French Onion Soup SUBMITTED BY: Aenor "This is an awesome autumn twist on the traditional French Onion soup. Apple cider and brandy make it a cozy dish for those chilly fall afternoons. INGREDIENTS * 4 large onions, thinly sliced * 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped * 1/2 cup butter, divided * 2 tablespoons olive oil * 4 cups chicken broth * 1 1/2 cups apple cider * 2 tablespoons brandy (optional) * 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon * 1 tablespoon white sugar * 1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese * 6 (1 inch thick) slices French bread DIRECTIONS 1. Set a slow cooker on Low, and put in half of the butter to melt. Add the onions and apples; cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. 2. After the cooking time is up and apples and onions are soft, pour in the brandy, chicken broth and apple cider. Set the slow cooker to High and cook for 1 to 2 hours, until simmering. 3. Preheat the oven broiler. Mix together the cinnamon, sugar and remaining butter. Spread onto one side of each slice of bread. Place bread cinnamon side up on a baking sheet, and broil until toasted, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the slices over so the cinnamon is on the bottom. Sprinkle Gouda cheese on the top and return to the broiler until the cheese is melted. 4. Ladle soup into serving bowls and top with slices of toast, cheese side up to serve. Slower Cooker Meatloaf SUBMITTED BY: cinnamon "A really easy recipe for meatloaf that anyone could pull off. For a spicier meatloaf, use chili sauce or even salsa in place of the ketchup. NGREDIENTS * 2 pounds lean ground beef * 2 eggs, beaten * 3 tablespoons ketchup * 3 tablespoons dry onion soup mix * 3 tablespoons steak seasoning * 3 tablespoons ketchup DIRECTIONS 1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, 3 tablespoons ketchup, onion soup mix and steak seasoning using your hands. Pat lightly into the bottom of a slow cooker. Spread remaining ketchup over the top. Cover, and cook for 6 to 8 hours on Low, or 4 hours on High.
• United Arab Emirates
12 Feb 07
Cooking with a crock pot allows for meal preparation to occur simultaneously with work, chores, or family fun. Many things in life can be done in similar two-for-one fashion. Use drive time for listening to inspirational or educational tapes. Use chores as an opportunity to interact with other family members.
@forjosie (1547)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
try this: Refried Beans Without the Refry INGREDIENTS * 1 onion, peeled and halved * 3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed * 1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped * 2 tablespoons minced garlic * 5 teaspoons salt * 1 3/4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper * 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, optional * 9 cups water DIRECTIONS 1. Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high. 2. Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I really love using the crockpot and enjoy crockpot recipes too. I work and it makes it real nice to come home to a nice dinner already cooked I sometimes cook other meals ahead so they can just be popped in the oven and warmed up.