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post #1 of 23
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I decided since i'm awake and bored, to make a nice beef stew! I'm trying to use what we have up until I get paid and make it to the grocery store next week. Stew sounded soo yummy! I have a nice beef stew in the crock pot now- it should be ready sometime around 10:00am.

Here's what I put in it (i hope it turns out ok!):

*stew meat (beef- cut lean)
*wostershire sauce
*terriaki sauce (only a pinch!)
*fresh green bell pepper
*fresh red bell pepper
*cambell's french onion soup (1 can)
*1 can of beef broth
*1 tinsy can of tomato paste (normally i add 1 tinsy can of tomato soup- sounds weird but it makes it delish!)
*fresh scallions (green onion)
*cinnamon
*spicy season all
*chili pepper
*salt (only a tiny pinch)
*garlic salt (only a tiny pinch)
*ground peppercorn
*basil
*minced garlic
(normally I add wine or beer & fresh veggies (potato, celary, carrot) to mine, but i'm all out at the moment).

I hope it turns out ok! That's not normally what I put in my beef stew, but i was trying to use up what we have! Haha and I have no frozen strew veggies or fresh ones left, so tomorrow morning i will run out to the store and get some potatoes, celary, and carrots to add to it. I serve my stew over fresh cooked rice

Feel free to share your crock pot recipes!!! I'm always looking for new ones to try out!
post #2 of 23
I love the crock pot!! My 2rd favorite, as I have already posted my 1st favorite , is this meal I call casserole in a crock pot! It's simple.

Take 1 lb of raw cubed chicken breasts, 1 can of cream of celery soup, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 2 cans of water, a frozen bag of mixed veggies, and 2 cups of minute rice. Just throw it all in there and let it cook on low for 6-8 hours.

I usually just serve it with rolls or biscuits, and oreo pie for dessert!!

Oreo Pie

Crush 1/2 large bag of oreos
Mix the cookies with 1/2 a tub of whipped cream
and 1 quart of vanilla ice cream

Mix it very well and spoon it into an oreo pie crust, let it sit in the freezer for about two hours, top with chocolate syrup then serve!
post #3 of 23
I am so bookmarking this thread! My only crockpot recipe is for chicken stuff... Yup, that's it official name! LOL What's nice is you can alter it anyway you want and it always come out good. I evolved it from a chicken stroganoff recipe.

Take 3 frozen (yes, frozen) chicken breast (or any combination of chicken meat you want, it can even be bone in if you want.) and put them into the crock pot.

In a bowl, mix 2 cans of cream soup (I usually use 1 mushroom and one chicken but celery would be good too or what ever you like). Do NOT add any water. If you want to make it stroganoff then you can sub one can of soup for an 8oz container of french onion dip OR use 2 cans of soup and a package of dry onion soup mix.

Once it's well mixed pour it over the chicken, set the crockpot to med/low and let it go for at least 4 hours, longer won't hurt it.

I'll do this when I'm home at lunch then when I get home after work I'll add some frozen veggies, make a pot of egg noodles and tada! Crockpot chicken stuff!
post #4 of 23
Crock Pot Chicken

1 whole roaster chicken (about 3-4 lbs)
Seasoning of your choice (lately I'm hooked on "Rotissery" Seasoning)
Butter

Take chicken, rinse and pat dry.
Set in Crock Pot.
Butter top of Chicken.
Season to taste.

Turn Crock Pot on LOW.
Cook for 8 hours. Longer and it's a bit over done (the original recipe said 8-10 hours, but we've discovered more than 8 1/2 hrs is too long).

My cats and I LOVE crock pot chicken. Best served with stuffing, cranberry & baked sweet potatoes.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Everyone's recipes sound sooooooo yummy! Great answers you guys!!
post #6 of 23
I don't have a crockpot but I'm going to get one to try out those yummy sounding recipes. I love new food!
post #7 of 23
I have several, but I love doing a roast in it. No recipe really, but I'll adlib

1 roast about 1/3 of the total size of the crock that you are cooking in.

Carrots, Celery, Onion, Potatoes - cut into about 1" chunks

Add 1/2 the veggies to the bottom of the crock. Add the roast. Add the rest of the veggies.

Add 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.

Cover. Cook on "Auto". It will cook on high for about 90 minutes and then turn itself to low. Roast is ready in about 8 hours.

Do not remove cover while cooking!
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I have several, but I love doing a roast in it. No recipe really, but I'll adlib

1 roast about 1/3 of the total size of the crock that you are cooking in.

Carrots, Celery, Onion, Potatoes - cut into about 1" chunks

Add 1/2 the veggies to the bottom of the crock. Add the roast. Add the rest of the veggies.

Add 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.

Cover. Cook on "Auto". It will cook on high for about 90 minutes and then turn itself to low. Roast is ready in about 8 hours.

Do not remove cover while cooking!
do you add any other seasoning to your roast aside from salt & pepper? it sounds yummy!
post #9 of 23
I have a crock pot (inherited from my mother) but believe it or not, I have NEVER used it! Now, I have some ideas. Thanks guys...keep them coming!
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
do you add any other seasoning to your roast aside from salt & pepper? it sounds yummy!
Nope. Not when I use a slow cooker to do it. Just salt and pepper. The meat gets infused with the flavour of the veggies and vice versa. You can sprinkle in some onion or garlic powder or add whatever spices you like. I just prefer it with salt and pepper.

Now when I roast it in an oven that's an entirely different story. I have a whole different method.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
I have a crock pot (inherited from my mother) but believe it or not, I have NEVER used it! Now, I have some ideas. Thanks guys...keep them coming!
I love my slow cooker! I haven't used mine in a few years though because it's on the top of my cupboards and I'm not balanced enough to get up on a step stool to get it down and I keep forgetting to ask someone to help me with that.

It came with a recipe book that has dozens of yummy recipes in it. Apaprently you can cook not only soups/stews/roasts, but also cakes and puddings and breads in it too.

EDIT:

Another recipe that I like to make in it is Chili.

1 pound ground beef or ground turkey (cook in a frying pan until cooked and crumbly)
1 - 28 oz can whole tomatoes
1 - 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 - 14 oz can tomato sauce
1 can mushrooms (pieces and stems)
1 cup ketchup
1 small can tomato paste (see method for it below)
1 green pepper finally diced, or even minced
1 medium onion finally diced, or even minced
(I chop both the onion and green pepper in the food processor)
1 - 14 oz can red kidney beans
1 - 14 oz can white kidney beans
1 - 14 oz can pinto beans
1 - 14 oz can black beans
(no need to rinse the canned beans)
Chili Powder to taste (I usually put in a few tablespoons)
Red Pepper Flakes to taste (I usually put in 1/2 teaspoon)
2 teaspoons Worchestershire Sauce

In an ungreased nonstick frying pan brown the tomato paste by cooking over medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon so it doesn't burn. Add a teaspoon of water periodically to unstick it from the bottom but don't saturate it with water or it won't brown. Once it's brown (not burned) add about 1/2 cup of water to deglaze the pan. Pour it into the rest of the chili mixture.

Cover. Cook on Auto. It will cook for 90 minutes on high and then turn itself down to low. Chili is ready in about 10 hours.

If you want Texas style chili go ahead and add some canned corn kernals at the end, and even some cooked diced potatoes.
post #12 of 23
Chicago Style "Beef" sandwiches

(for those of us that have moved away from Chicago and can no longer find "Beef" sandwiches anywhere else in the world)

3-4 pound beef roast
1 can cheap beer
1 jar Pepperochini peppers (preferably pre-diced)

Put the above in a crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until you can shred the beef with a fork. Pull the beef out of the pot, let cool for a few minutes and shred with a fork. If the peppers were not pre-diced, pull them out of the pot, remove the stem and coursely chop. Put everything back into the pot. Optionally, add 1 sliced onion and 2 packages of Au Jus. Let this cook for another hour. Serve over crusty buns, kaiser rolls or french bread.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Chicago Style "Beef" sandwiches

(for those of us that have moved away from Chicago and can no longer find "Beef" sandwiches anywhere else in the world)

3-4 pound beef roast
1 can cheap beer
1 jar Pepperochini peppers (preferably pre-diced)

Put the above in a crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until you can shred the beef with a fork. Pull the beef out of the pot, let cool for a few minutes and shred with a fork. If the peppers were not pre-diced, pull them out of the pot, remove the stem and coursely chop. Put everything back into the pot. Optionally, add 1 sliced onion and 2 packages of Au Jus. Let this cook for another hour. Serve over crusty buns, kaiser rolls or french bread.
OHHHHHH that sounds aweosme! I LOVE beef sandwiches!!! There is a guy named Jimmy who opened up a Chicago style resturant right down the road from my house and his taste just like the real thing (he's from chicago so that's why i guess!) I went to Chicago a few yrs ago and I swear I've never had better pizza or beef sandwiches! I will definitely be trying this recipe!
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Chicago Style "Beef" sandwiches

(for those of us that have moved away from Chicago and can no longer find "Beef" sandwiches anywhere else in the world)

3-4 pound beef roast
1 can cheap beer
1 jar Pepperochini peppers (preferably pre-diced)

Put the above in a crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until you can shred the beef with a fork. Pull the beef out of the pot, let cool for a few minutes and shred with a fork. If the peppers were not pre-diced, pull them out of the pot, remove the stem and coursely chop. Put everything back into the pot. Optionally, add 1 sliced onion and 2 packages of Au Jus. Let this cook for another hour. Serve over crusty buns, kaiser rolls or french bread.
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I will definitely be trying this recipe!
That sounds SO GOOD!!!
post #15 of 23
Simple, but delicious...this is a creamy potatoe soup that you can easily customize to taste. We made it when we were staying in Tennesee last Spring. We started it in the morning, and after a day of hiking in the 30 degree weather (F) it was TOO perfect!

Ingredients

* 5 C. water
* 1/3 C. butter
* 1/2 Tbs. parsley flakes
* 1 tablespoon salt
* 6 potatoes, peeled & cubed
* 2 onions, chopped
* 1 13-ounce can evaporated milk
* 2 Tbs. fresh chives


Directions

1. Put all ingredients except evaporated milk into crockpot.
2. Cook on high 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
3. Add milk last 2 hours.
4. Ladel into bowls and garnish with chives.
post #16 of 23
Mmm...now I really want potato soup!

I'll be trying that recipe! Just have to buy myself a crock pot.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
OHHHHHH that sounds aweosme! I LOVE beef sandwiches!!! There is a guy named Jimmy who opened up a Chicago style resturant right down the road from my house and his taste just like the real thing (he's from chicago so that's why i guess!) I went to Chicago a few yrs ago and I swear I've never had better pizza or beef sandwiches! I will definitely be trying this recipe!
This is like the simplest recipe in the world. It's not exactly like Chicago Beefs as they don't shred the meat, but the peppers and beer give it the same flavor.

Oh yeah, and when you serve them, you can put sweet or hot peppers over the top, if that is how you ordered them in Chicago.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
This is like the simplest recipe in the world. It's not exactly like Chicago Beefs as they don't shred the meat, but the peppers and beer give it the same flavor.

Oh yeah, and when you serve them, you can put sweet or hot peppers over the top, if that is how you ordered them in Chicago.
I don't get hot peppers on mine (i have severe GERD- not a good idea sweet peppers may be good though! i will try that!)
post #19 of 23
Mines called Taco Soup.

You brown one pound of hamburger with about a half cup of onion. Then you put it in a crock pot with a can of kidney beans, can of pinto beans, can of stewed tomatos, can of diced tomatos with green chiles, and a can of drained corn. Put in a packet of ranch dressing seasoning and add a cup and a half water. Cook it on low for about five or six hours then eat. I like to put shredded cheddar cheese on my bowl full and eat it with tortilla chips. It's really good.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
Mines called Taco Soup.

You brown one pound of hamburger with about a half cup of onion. Then you put it in a crock pot with a can of kidney beans, can of pinto beans, can of stewed tomatos, can of diced tomatos with green chiles, and a can of drained corn. Put in a packet of ranch dressing seasoning and add a cup and a half water. Cook it on low for about five or six hours then eat. I like to put shredded cheddar cheese on my bowl full and eat it with tortilla chips. It's really good.
That sounds delicious! I make black bean soup but it's time consuming to do. I think I'll try the taco soup soon.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
...It came with a recipe book that has dozens of yummy recipes in it. Apaprently you can cook not only soups/stews/roasts, but also cakes and puddings and breads in it too....
Cakes and puddings and breads? Oh, my!

Maybe I need to get one of these devices.

And Jarvis, your potato soup sounds wonderful! My mom makes a wonderful potato soup, too -- we'll have to try doing it in a crockpot instead of standing and stirring. She puts paper-thin slices of baby carrots and some celery salt in hers... mmmmmm....
post #22 of 23
Yep! It can make all kinds of things. Check out this link:

http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm
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post #23 of 23
My chicken noodle soup recipe..
(I can't give exact measurements, this is just a basic idea from memory)

I chop up 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts into stew sized chunks.
Chopped celery, chopped carrots, chopped onion, quantity to taste.
Kluski noodles (Pennsylvania people will know what i'm talking about)or wide egg noodles
Swanson Chicken broth-the big can
I cut up the chicken the veggies & onion & brown them lightly for flavor in a skillet with "I can't believe it's not butter" with some other seasonings like onion powder or pepper then I scrape all of that into the crock pot & add the broth. I put the crock pot on high till it starts to bubble pretty vigorously, then turn it down to low for the rest of the day..Stirring occasionally.
You can add whatever suits you, sometimes I also add a chicken bouillion cube, some salt?, more pepper?..parsley?
When you feel that is ready, cook your noodles seperately in a large pot..this is out of necessity for me, being that we have a small crockpot, but it still works out well. Cook them till they are just about done, drain, & add the crock pot mixture to the pot on the stove. Carefully.
Simmer the whole mixture for a little while till the noodles are soft & everything is flavorful & ready to eat.

I hope this makes sense, it's just something that I do, not out of a recipe book.But it's simple & open for a person's personal tastes & comes out really good every time.
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