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Old 01-19-2009, 04:57 AM   #31
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I use the slow cooker for stews, curries and the most of all, for pot roasts. I am going to cook roast beef today. I will seal the joint in a frying pan first in some oil then transfer the beef into the slow cooker to cook slowly.
it is hussle free way of cooking and the meat is tender too.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:32 AM   #32
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Favorite in the Crock Pot

fahriye....that is what I like to cook too. Tim, I printed your baked bean recipe. Would like to try it. I raise pole beans in my garden and let a bunch stay on the vine to dry. These beans are now ready to be dried and used for baked beans. They are now sitting in my pantry in a glass jar.

Thanks for the recipe. Am going to try. One direction I am not sure....open the slow cooker? I always thought this should NOT be done?
You disturb the cooking process. Who knows? I am going to try your recipe and NOT open the pot. Will keep you posted on the outcome. Aria
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:35 AM   #33
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One direction I am not sure....open the slow cooker? I always thought this should NOT be done?
You disturb the cooking process. Who knows?
This is generally true, but it is not a hard and fast rule. Recipes can be written were opening the lid is taken into account.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:58 PM   #34
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Crockpot Chocolate Fudge Cake

If you have two crockpots, while your main dish is cooking, prepare dessert in your other crockpot.

Crockpot Chocolate Fudge Cake

1 Chocolate Fudge Cake mix
1 small box chocolate fudge pudding
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/3 cup oil
1 3/4 cup very hot water

Grease sides of Crockpot, turn on low heat. In separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients; pour this into the Crockpot. Mix oil and water and carefully pour over cake mixture. Do not stir. Bake for 4 hours on low. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:00 PM   #35
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This is one of my all-time favorites. Lamb and Lentil Soup Recipe - Lentil Soup Recipe with Lamb Shanks for Crockpot or Slow Cooker

I use 4 lamb shanks, a bag of lentils and one large bunch of Swiss chard. Verrrrrrry hearty stew!

Babe, your bean soup sounds fantastic! I love all you put in it! I think I'll try that with a bag of assorted dry beans and the bone from my smoked shoulder. Do you put raw or cooked barley in?


Lee

not sure if i answered this or not, i put the barley in raw. it absorbs the flavor of ham and they broth. only use one half of a cup, it really puffs a lot.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:01 AM   #36
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Chili Verde. I just made this for the first time and it came out great. I found boneless pork shoulder roasts on sale for .99/lb and bought one that was about 3 lbs. I cut most of the fat off, and rendered it in a big skillet. While the fat was rendering, I cut the pork into bite size pieces. Then I browned the pork in the rendered fat and put it into the slow cooker. I poured a large can of chili verde sauce over the pork, put the lid on and cooked it on low for about 8 hours. I made a slurry of corn starch and cold water and added it to thicken the sauce. You can serve it in a bowl like a stew, or in flour tortillas with sour cream, salsa, green onions and grated jack cheese for burritos, or use corn tortillas and make enchiladas. It was easy and delicious.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:52 AM   #37
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Slow cooked Moroccan lamb shanks- to die for!
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #38
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Slowcooker Mean Black Bean Soup

Love the original from the back of a Rotel can. So quick and easy. This time I threw all the ingredients into the crockpot without sauteeing the carrots, onion, and celery and tweaked the recipe a bit.

2 cans Rotel (I used Habanero and Cilantro lime), undrained
1 big can black beans, undrained
1/2 C. each chopped carrots, celery, onion
1 C. frozen corn
1 tsp.Chicken boullion (I used Better Than Boullion)
Small piece of ham, chopped (can omit)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 or 2 C. water
Chopped cilantro to taste

Throw everything but cilantro into slow cooker on high for a couple hours, then low for awhile, till vegs are tender. Stir in cilantro. Serve garnished with shredded cheddar, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips. This freezes well. About 8 servings.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:25 PM   #39
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I don't really like a crock pot, but I do use it for this recipe I posted a while back...

Crock Pot Kalua Pig
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:49 PM   #40
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I use my crockpot for stews and soups.

My favorite stew is a traditional beef stew that I've tweaked about a dozen times.

My favorite soup is my chicken-noodle soup.
I know this was posted a long time ago but I was wondering if you would share your recipe for your beef stew?
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