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What are your favorite Crock Pot recipes?

Asked by essieness (7693points) June 3rd, 2009

Inspired by a side discussion on this thread. I was getting some good responses and thought some of the rest of you might have something to add :)

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jbfletcherfan's avatar

Put a whole chicken in your crockpot. Mix together 1 C. Catalina dressing, 1 C, apricot preserves, 1 C. water & a package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Pour it over the chicken & let it cook all day on low. Yummy.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Lamb plov:

chopped sauteed lamb with minced fresh dill on the bottom
finely sliced onion layer #2
toothpick sized sliced carrot layer #3
longrain rice tumbled with caraway seeds layer #4
add enough water to cover the rice about two inces
cook an hour or until rice is fluffy then turn the whole upside down onto a platter

chyna's avatar

I keep it simple. 4 pork chops, 1 bottle of BBQ sauce, cook for 8 hours on low.
For a different taste I call this my Zesty pork chops: 4 pork chops, 1 jar of sausa, cook for 8 hours on low. It doesn’t get much easier.

Harrow185's avatar

Chille-beans and hamburger meat

Darwin's avatar

Beer Braised Chicken


* 4 chicken leg quarters
* 1 can (12 ounces) beer
* 1 cup chili sauce
* 4 to 6 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut in 2-inch chunks
* 2 stalks of celery, sliced
* 4 carrots, peeled & sliced
* 1 medium onion, sliced
* 1/4 cup flour, mixed with a little cold water to make a smooth paste

Combine all ingredients except flour mixture in crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours, until chicken is cooked through but still moist. Add flour and water paste to the sauce during the last 30 to 45 minutes. Continue cooking, covered, until sauce is thickened. Arrange vegetables and meat on large serving platter. Serve sauce separately. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Serves 4 to 6.

Note: this is also good with chunks of stew beef or a pot roast, and with pork ribs. You can also add a bay leaf and substitute wine for beer. You can replace the chili sauce with broth also.

Barbacoa (actually fake barbacoa because you don’t use a cow head)


*4-pound chuck roast
*water to cover

Put roast in the crock pot. Put in enough water to cover the meat just barely. Cook on LOW overnight. Use a large fork to separate the meat into chunks, add salt to taste, and serve with flour tortillas and either pico de gallo or your favorite salsa. Tastes just like the real thing.

YARNLADY's avatar

Rinse a chicken inside and out, and pat dry. Rub with crushed garlic and herbs. Slice an onion, cut up three or four carrots, and an equal amount of celery, place vegetables in a the crock pot, and 1/2 cup of wine or apple juice, then the chicken.

After it has cooked, take out the chicken and vegetables. Save 1 1/2 cup of liquid, and use to make Stove Top stuffing. Serve with scalloped potatoes.

augustlan's avatar

Always a favorite at parties, and super easy: (I know this sounds weird, but trust me… people love these things!)

1 1/2 cup of Chili Sauce
1 cup Grape Jelly
I bag of Mama Lucia’s frozen Italian Meatballs

Stir together the chili sauce and jelly in the crockpot while it’s heating up, add meatballs. My crockpot has an ‘auto’ setting that cooks on HI for 2 hours then switches to low. I set it on that early in the day, and keep it on the low setting throughout the party. I usually double this recipe.

Garebo's avatar

Put a live 2 lb lobster in 32 oz of mushroom soup (preferably homemade), 4 oz of sherry and turn heat to low four 12 hours. Then, remove, segregate meat and other goodies from carapace, rejoin for another hour after adding an additional 6 oz of vegetable broth. Last half hour, add tarragon and 3 TB of ghee- Geat with a nice German Riesling.

essieness's avatar

@Garebo Live lobster?! I couldn’t!

Garebo's avatar

Just like the lobster scene in Annie Hall.

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