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Can you share a crock pot recipe that's really GOOD, and not just tolerable?

Asked by GeorgeGee (4920points) August 24th, 2010

Something for dinner, please, that I can set up in the morning and enjoy when I get home.

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Seek's avatar

Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes.

Oh. My. God. I want corned beef now.

Frenchfry's avatar

I’d make a wonderful roast.
Carrot, potatoes, celery ond onion.
I would season it with glarlic , seasoning salt, and pepper.
I also throw a bay leaf in there. Add some nice flavor.
With the leftovers . OMG French dips.

llewis's avatar

I have a great lentil soup recipe here (go to Recipes, Linda’s Lentil Soup). The meatloaf recipe will also work in the slow-cooker – be sure to follow the slow-cooker directions. And Leanne Ely has a great veggie soup recipe – used to be available online but I couldn’t find it this morning. I’ll look again later and post the link if I find it (gotta go now).

Ooooh – @Frenchfry has a great idea, too! I make all my roasts and BBQ (pulled pork, shredded beef) in the crockpot. For roasts I just use onions and salt with a little water, sometimes potatoes in the bottom, too. For BBQ, add sliced onions on the bottom (to hold up the meat and season) and put your favorite BBQ sauce all over.

Austinlad's avatar

GA, @Seek_Kolinahr —Corned beef and cabbage. Smells up the house for days and well worth it.

Cruiser's avatar

All of the above are great and tasty. My secretary gave me this one for an super simple pulled roast beef.

Just toss a hunk of beef 3–5 lbs and a full jar of garlic dill pickles juice and all into crock pot set on low before you go to work. Come home pull the beef and chow down and a really tasty sandwich! Yum!

gailcalled's avatar

Please specify size of slow-cooker. I have a 3.5 quart one and hate it, except for steel-cut oatmeal. I would never leave the thing alone over night or when I am out.

Austinlad's avatar

@gailcalled, I felt that way when I bought my first one (I have two now) but got over it and have never had a problem leaving it on overnight or while I was at work. Living alone, I love to wake up to a cooked meal or come home to one.

Blackberry's avatar

What I don’t like about those crockpot stews is that they are all bland. If there is a way to make it spicy, or have some type of flavor, that would be cool lol.

GeorgeGee's avatar

It’s a 6 quart with low and high settings, @gailcalled

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

This is the best I can do with my crockpot. I’d own it if this was all it was good for; New Hampshire Baked Beans:

2 cups navy beans
1 cup water
½ lb bacon, coarsely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 tbs molasses
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp dry mustard powder
½ cup ketchup
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
½ cup maple syrup (Grade B preferably)
½ cup brown sugar

1. In a large pot over high heat combine beans and enough water to cover. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour.

2. Drain beans and place in crock pot. Add bacon, onion, brown sugar, maple, salt and water.

3. Mix well and cook on high setting 4–5 hours, stirring occasionally.

4. During the final hour of cooking, add the ketchup and mustard.

Serves 6–8 hungry people.

I have two pots, both are Rival. One 3.5 qt, one 6 qt. Both with low and high settings. I make this recipe in the smaller one, but often double it and use the larger.

Aster's avatar

Maybe if we would brown the meet before we put it in the crockpot it would be much tastier.

Trillian's avatar

Wow, funny you shoud ask. I just made this last night and am getting ready to dish some out. Clean some boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Drop them in. Open a couple jars of salsa. I also chopped up a white onion because I didn’t think there was enough onion in the salsa. Add some cilantro and lime juice. Cook on low all night. In the morning, use two forks to shred the chicken. It pretty much falls apart for you. Cook some more so the flavors absorb into the chicken. Serve it in burrittos, quesadillas, taquitos or anything else your fevered imagination can come up with.

Tuesdays_Child's avatar

Here is an easy Italian Beef for the crockpot.

Any beef or venison roast about 4–5 lbs
I large bottle Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
I medium sized jar pepperoncinis
I can beef broth
enough water to cover roast after all other ingredients are added

put first four ingrdients in crockpot, add the water, cover, cook for 6–8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve on hoagie buns or Italian bread.

partyparty's avatar

Put a leg of lamb in the slow cooker, add onions, cranberries and lots of red wine. Season with salt and pepper. Leave to cook all day. The aroma and taste is wonderful. Enjoy!

MissAusten's avatar

I use the crock pot to make pulled pork, and it is delicious. Take a pork roast, put it into the pot, and pour in a 12 0z bottle of root beer. Cook all day on low. Remove the pork, pour out the root beer, shred the pork, and put it back into the crockpot with a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce. Stir well and cook another half hour or so. Serve on toasted buns with cheddar cheese. The root beer is weird, I know, but you can’t actually taste it.

My husband loves “roast” chicken in the crockpot. I put some sliced onion and carrots in the bottom, put a whole chicken on top of that, and season it with salt, pepper, garlic, and whatever else I have around. Pour ½ cup of chicken broth, water, or white wine over the chicken and cool all day on low. The chicken is so moist this way, and just falls apart. If you want the skin to be nice and brown, you can put the chicken under the broiler in your oven for a few minutes and it will crisp right up.

@Seek_Kolinahr I’m totally craving corned beef now.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

1 diced onion as the bottom layer

1lb of ground meat crumbled on top of the onions

1 diced bell pepper on top of the meat

2 diced or grated carrots on top of the bell pepper

1 cup of rice browned in some oil first

1 large can of cream of mushroom soup

1 cup of water

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