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Old 10-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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ISO "super-simple" Crock-Pot recipes

I just got a new Crock Pot. What is your favorite "super simple" Crock Pot recipes or tips ?

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Old 10-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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What do you like to eat? We need more info.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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I like meat like Chicken, Ham, Pork, Steak also Pasta & chocolate deserts
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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I like meat like Chicken, Ham, Pork, Steak also Pasta & chocolate deserts
None of those things cook well in a crock pot, except for pork shoulder.
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Google is your friend. There are literally thousands of good crockpot recipes.
Here is a good place to start: Betty Crocker Slow Cooker Recipes
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None of those things cook well in a crock pot, except for pork shoulder.
She could go southern with ham hocks and lima beans.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #7
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None of those things cook well in a crock pot, except for pork shoulder.
I respectfully disagree - they can all be done in a crock pot.

In addition they can all be a part of a recipe that is not just a hunk of meat.

Hoot's suggestion is a very good one.

Do you have a round crock pot or an oval?

With an oval you actually have more options for doing whole chickens, roasts, lasagna etc.

Meat and vegies and some broth make for a great stew or soup.

Addie suggested ham hocks and lima beans - another great idea.

Crock pots are awesome for many types of bean dishes.

I have used crock pots for many years and right now I have 3 of them - a regular tall round, an oval and a mini and they all get used regularly.
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Chicken thighs are ok in a slow cooker but that's about it. Ham hocks for sure but that's about it. Steak and pasta will be pretty much ruined in a slow cooker.

I'd suggest stews using pork shoulder or beef chuck. Beans.
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This is a what not to do for slow cookery from the folks at Bon Appetit.

"We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: it’s now slow-cooked food season. While we usually tend toward our Dutch ovens for things like chili, braised chicken, and pulled pork, we totally understand the “set it and forget it” appeal of a plugged-in slow cooker. But people often take that mentality too literally and screw up what could be a deliciously low-and-slow-cooked meal. We asked senior food editor Dawn Perry how to make the absolute worst crock pot dish ever—i.e., how to avoid making mistakes and instead produce tender, delicious meat and absolutely no mushy vegetables."

How to Make the Worst Crock-Pot Meal Ever - Bon Appétit
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I gotta say I like "rubbery, chewy, gelatinous chicken skin" but then I also love me some tripe.
Mrs Hoot makes me take the skin off the chicken anyway when using the crock pot.
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