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Old 03-09-2008, 08:37 AM   #201
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Re: What's your fav. crock pot recipe?

lovin this thread- I am trying a couple this week - I will post with the results

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Old 03-09-2008, 01:59 PM   #202
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This was a good one - spicy! It was in the most recent issue of Parents' magazine - I don't always like what I find in there but this recipe was a winner for us! I am not copying it verbatim from the magazine, this is from memory.... If you don't like things too spicy, you could probably substitute plain tomatoes for the mexican ones.

Also, it 's the only mexican dishes I LOVE which is dairy-free! I didn't even notice that until the second time I made it - you don't miss it at all.

Pork Pozole (could also be Chicken Pozole)

1 can (15 oz) white or golden hominy (I used Goya)
1 can (14.5 oz) mexican-seasoned tomatoes (I used a Rotel chile and lime one)
1 can (10 oz) mild green chile enchilada sauce (I used Ortega 8oz. bottle plus 2 oz. water.)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced/chopped
2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 lbs. pork loin (I have also used 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs which was also very good.) Trim any fat from meat before cooking to make chopping easier later.
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. lime juice (juice of about 1/2 of a lime)
1 avocado, chopped
tortilla chips to serve with it (about 5-10 per person)

Combine hominy, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, garlic and cumin in the crock pot. Add meat and spoon mixture over meat to cover it somewhat. Cook this on high in the crock pot for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. (Perfect to throw this together in about 15 minutes during naptime to have ready in time for dinner!)

When done cooking, remove the meat from the crockpot to a cutting board and chop it up into bite-size pieces. Return it to the crockpot along with the cilantro and lime juice, and stir.

Serve in bowls, topped with the chopped avocado, with tortilla chips (whole - you can dip them in, or crumbled them over the top)

If you have never had hominy before, it is mild and likeable - kind of like extra-big kernels of corn, without a tough outer layer though. My ds gobbles it up!

This makes enough for 2 adults and 1 toddler to have it for dinner for two nights. I love leftovers! Also, I think a double recipe of it could easily fit in my crockpot, but I haven't tried that yet.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:01 PM   #203
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Crockpots are the best! There's quite a few ingredients in this one, but it's super easy. It's mostly spices.
Curry Chicken with Peaches and Raisins (Excellent!)
4 skinless chicken thighs (or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts)
2 peaches, sliced into in slices (or 1 can peaches)
1/3 c raisins
1 shallot, thinly sliced
4 slices (1/16 in thick each) fresh gingerroot (or powdered ginger)
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
tsp curry
1 tsp cumin
tsp whole cloves
c chicken stock
1 T cider vinegar
tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tsp cornstarch (optional)
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)
Hot cooked rice
Put everything in crockpot except cornstarch, cilantro, and rice. Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 1/2 hours. Add cornstarch to thicken, if desired. Serve over rice.
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crockpot chicken

Ingredients
1 Whole chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 stick Butter

Preparation
Wash chicken and remove giblets from inside. Dry chicken and rub with butter on all sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Be sure to get some salt and pepper on inside.

Put in crock pot in early morning (about 8:00 a.m.). Turn crock pot to low - let cook all day. When returning home from work about 4:00 or 5:00 you will have a delicious baked chicken. Remove from crock pot with spatula to keep from falling apart. You will have about 2 cups of chicken broth in pot. Use for gravy over rice or mix with Stove Top stuffing instead of water.
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Crock Pot Dumplings

3 cups of chicken stock
7-8 globs of Bisquick dumplings, pre-made (add 1 tbsp of fresh chopped dill)
1 onion chopped
2-3 tbsp of flour
salt and pepper
1 tsp of parsley, chopped
1 tsp of garlic salt
Directions:

Set the dumpling mix aside and simmer the remaining ingredients in a crockpot until the gravy thickens.
Add the dumpling globs and simmer them for 2 hours or until the dumplings are cooked.

I made this last night and it actually was really good!

Im trying the crockpot lasagna tonight, but with macaroni noodles instead since we have a major surplus of macaroni.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #206
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I found this website through a friend the other day and thought I'd share it with all of you crockpot lovin mamas!! This woman has decided to use her crockpot every day for a year and she shares her recipes, there are even dessert recipes!! www.crockpot365.blogspot.com
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To Die for Crock Pot Roast

1 beef roast, any kind
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried brown gravy mix
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup water

1. Place beef roast in crock pot.
2. Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.
3. Pour the water around the roast.
4. Cook on low for 7-9 hours.
This recipe was awesome, we had it for supper tonight. Thanks for sharing
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I found this website through a friend the other day and thought I'd share it with all of you crockpot lovin mamas!! This woman has decided to use her crockpot every day for a year and she shares her recipes, there are even dessert recipes!! www.crockpot365.blogspot.com
This is a great site. Her recipes are outstanding. I have yet to find one my family did not like. Thanks you for posting, Elizabeth!
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My new favorite, its a spin off of one posted earlier, but a veggie version. It requires about 30 minutes of prepping, but its so worth it!

1 tub of Firm Tofu
1-2T of light olive oil
1 can or equivalent of beans (pinto, black, BEP all work well)
1 medium jar of Southwest style mild or medium salsa (I've also tried the mango peach one with good results)

Drain and blot the tofu.
Cut into 1 inch thick triangles (about 8).
Fry the cubes in the olive oil until they are browned, and nice and firm.
Place in crockpot, pour over the beans and salsa.
Cook on low for about 6 hours.
Serve over rice

This recipe can be easily doubled. And it is great the next day in a tortilla with a little sour cream, guacamole, or whatever fixins you like
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this one is easy

1 pork butt
6 tablespoons of salt
1 tablespoon of liquid smoke

cook for 18-20 hours and this will make a hawaiian dish called kalua pig. We usually add one head of cabbage the last 30 minutes.. serve over rice it sounds wierd but its soooooooo yummy i swear! and hubby and friend rave about this everytime i make it
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