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Old 08-30-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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First time cooking with a slow cooker

Finally took it out of the box lol. so ive never used one but my friend raves about it. i wanna make something for my girlfriend. its around 3:30pm here so if we could eat in like 5-6 hours that would be cool. any idea what i can make? ive got meat store right outside so its all good.

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Old 08-30-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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This reply may be too late to help you. Anyway, your slow cooker probably came with a manual that included several recipes. Find a recipe that you like, closely follow the instructions and see what happens. Another suggestion is to look at all the recipes on this forum and try one.

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Old 08-30-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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another one that's too late, but how about bbq pork chops? nothing could be easier.

just brown the chops in a frying pan in oil very quickly over high heat, toss some whole garlic cloves in for the last 30 seconds or so. layer some sliced onions on the bottom of the crock pot, then put chops and garlic on top. add a half bottle of bbq sauce, cover, and cook until falling apart.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:33 PM   #4
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i found that chicken would melt in there but stuffed cabbage turned out well
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For future reference...chicken pieces only take about 4 hours. Take a look around this sub forum. Chicken pieces, whole chicken, doesn't "melt" - just don't overcook it. One of my favorite things to do is cook a whole chicken, remove the meat, add back to the crockpot and add some good BBQ sauce in there. Heat again and use as you would pulled pork. It makes the BEST sandwiches!

Once you start using it on a regular basis you will get the hang of how long things take and why.
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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How long should you cook boneless chicken breasts in Crockpot say on Low......and also on High.? I'v cooked it on High for 7 hours and it was very tender but it stuck in your throat.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:11 PM   #7
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Finally took it out of the box lol. so ive never used one but my friend raves about it. i wanna make something for my girlfriend. its around 3:30pm here so if we could eat in like 5-6 hours that would be cool. any idea what i can make? ive got meat store right outside so its all good.
Sorry I'm late to the CP meat/beef thread. A dish I like is Beef Bourgignon. Here's an easy TNT recipe:

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And, Bavarian Pot Roast with apples & ginger. I make spaetzle or broad egg noodles with parsley & butter on the side.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #8
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4 hours is not a lot of cooking time, Kitchen Elf. if you're a working mom it's not easier to use the crockpot for chicken, then. i'm sure i would set it up by 8 and eat dinner after 6.
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4 hours is not a lot of cooking time, Kitchen Elf. if you're a working mom it's not easier to use the crockpot for chicken, then. i'm sure i would set it up by 8 and eat dinner after 6.
The term "Working Mom's" was not mentioned by the OP - - - nor, really, was chicken...only recipes that cooked in the amount of time he had to work with i.e, 5 - 6 hours, yesterday afternoon. Chicken pieces (especially thighs) fit into that time slot.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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that's true. i just know form, when i had the crockpot, that it wasn't for a 4 hour meal.
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