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Old 05-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #461
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what i REALLY love about this is i can find a recipe to use without having to go to the store. saves me a headache! thanks, mamas, for coming up with super-easy and hastle free foods!

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #463
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Re: What's your fav. crock pot recipe?

I definitely don't use my crockpot as much as I should - thanks for the great ideas! One thing I've made a few times that is super easy is pulled pork. I cook the meat in root beer and then drain it and add BBQ sauce at the end.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #464
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Chicken Tikka Masala in twenty minutes of prep!
I threw 5 large onions in the food processor and started frying them in olive oil. Ginger (3 thumbs worth) and garlic (7 heads) then were peeled, processed, and added to the browned onion mush, adding spices:
tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp paprika
Tsp pepper
4 tsp salt
8 tsp garam masala
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp turmeric

Then I processed (smooth) 8 large tomatoes & opened up 3 containers of crushed tomatoes (approx 1 liter), & put two pounds of chicken filets in the slow cooker and put it on high. I added all the tomatoes to the chicken in the pot, then the onion/garlic/ginger/spice mush, and stirred lightly/shallow, whilst leaving the chicken undisturbed at the bottom. It was totally full.
I left it on high for three hours and put it on low for another five hours.
Then I added almost a cup of heavy cream, stirred a bit, still leaving most of the chicken at the bottom. I then took out some glass jars and filled them up with half the sauce, to be refrigerated for a couple weeks.

I tried the lasagne posted early on in this thread and it was okay, but not great. I think making your own spaghetti sauce separately in the crock pot the day before, and using that, will taste MUCH better.

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Greek Chicken
I love this recipe because it starts with things I almost always have on hand...and then if I need to run to the store before it's done for the rest (if I haven't planned)...I have plenty of time to do so.

olive oil spray for crockpot
6.5 lbs boneless/skinless ck breasts (frozen ones from sam's club are great!)
3 TBSP lemon juice
dried oregano (sprinkle evenly over all the chicken pieces)
dried red pepper flakes (lightly sprinkle over all the chicken)
2-3 tsp minced fresh garlic (depending on how much you like garlic)
1/2 tsp ck bouillon stirred into about 1 1/2 cups of hot water
S & P to taste
drizzle olive oil over all of the chicken (a good amount)
fresh baby spinach (i don't know the exact measurement, i used about 2 full ziplock gallon bags)
1/4 cup FRESH parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup FRESH dill (chopped)
crumbled greek feta cheese
cooked white rice

add:
defrosted chicken, lemon juice, oregano, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, s & p, olive oil, & water/bouillon mixture in to the sprayed crockpot.

cook the rice in a rice cooker.

cook on low for about 6-7 hours (or watch the chicken to see when it reaches 170 degrees)

after chicken is cooked,

add fresh baby spinach, fresh dill & fresh parsley. (you'll have to add the spinach in stages - it "melts" down if you pour the hot broth over it & leave it covered for a few minutes).

close he lid again & give it some time to soften up a bit (maybe 10 or 15 minutes?)

serve w/ feta crumbled on top & over white rice.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #466
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Greek Chicken
I love this recipe because it starts with things I almost always have on hand...and then if I need to run to the store before it's done for the rest (if I haven't planned)...I have plenty of time to do so.

olive oil spray for crockpot
6.5 lbs boneless/skinless ck breasts (frozen ones from sam's club are great!)
3 TBSP lemon juice
dried oregano (sprinkle evenly over all the chicken pieces)
dried red pepper flakes (lightly sprinkle over all the chicken)
2-3 tsp minced fresh garlic (depending on how much you like garlic)
1/2 tsp ck bouillon stirred into about 1 1/2 cups of hot water
S & P to taste
drizzle olive oil over all of the chicken (a good amount)
fresh baby spinach (i don't know the exact measurement, i used about 2 full ziplock gallon bags)
1/4 cup FRESH parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup FRESH dill (chopped)
crumbled greek feta cheese
cooked white rice

add:
defrosted chicken, lemon juice, oregano, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, s & p, olive oil, & water/bouillon mixture in to the sprayed crockpot.

cook the rice in a rice cooker.

cook on low for about 6-7 hours (or watch the chicken to see when it reaches 170 degrees)

after chicken is cooked,

add fresh baby spinach, fresh dill & fresh parsley. (you'll have to add the spinach in stages - it "melts" down if you pour the hot broth over it & leave it covered for a few minutes).

close he lid again & give it some time to soften up a bit (maybe 10 or 15 minutes?)

serve w/ feta crumbled on top & over white rice.
Trying this!
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #467
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I have a bunch. here are a few:

Teriyaki meatballs

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 egg
1/2 c bread crumbs
1/2 bottle teriyaki sauce
1/2 - 2 bottle of BBQ sauce
1 shake Adobo sauce

combine all ingredients except bbq sauce in the bottom of the crock pot. Shape mixture into meatballs. Add to crock pot and cook on low for about 4-5 hours.

I LOVE THESE!

Slow Cooker Sunday Chicken

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 envie dry onion soup mix
1 cup sour cream

place chicken in greased slow cooker
mix reamining ingredients except sour cream and pour over chicken.
cover and cook on high 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
One hour before serving stir in sour cream

Slow Cooker Lasagna

12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1 tsp italian dressing
1 jar (28 oz) spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup water
16 oz cottage cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

break noodles in half. place half of the boofles in the bottom of a greased 4 qt slow cooker. stir italian seasoning into meat and spread half over the noodles in the slow cooker. over the beek, later half the sauce and water, half the cottage cheese and half the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. cover and cook on low heat 5-5 hours. do not cook more that 5 hours.

I have more, just tired of typing
Trying this one, too!
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #468
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Re: What's your fav. crock pot recipe?

Sorry if this has been posted already, but it is one of my favorites.

Chicken Taco Chili from Skinny Taste -

Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
1 16-oz can black beans
1 16-oz can kidney beans
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
10 oz package frozen corn kernels
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
1 packet taco seasoning
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
24 oz (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
chili peppers, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream (extra points).
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Re: What's your fav. crock pot recipe?

I just found an AMAZING recipe for steak tips in the crock pot.

About 1.5 lbs of stew meat or steak tips
1 pkg of mushrooms ( I prefer baby portabellas)
1 can beef broth
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup.


put beef in crock pot. cut mushrooms into quarters and add to crock pot. in a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients then pour over items in crock pot. cook on low. Mine was perfectly ready in about 5 hours.

I served with mashed potatoes and OMG was it amazing.... sooooooo good! Pretty cheap too! and because of the onion soup mix... it required absolutely no additional seasoning, it was perfect.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #470
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love love love this thread! going shopping today and trying the beef tips
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