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Old 03-01-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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okay, gimme some tasty feedback on what to make with a crockpot! :D i just got one as a moving in present and i wanna use it!!!

i'll probably do beef stew. is there anything i can use a crockpot for if i have....ground beef?


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Old 03-01-2007, 01:13 AM   #2
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how about chili, or meat loaf, pasta sauce with ground beef, mushroom beef stew,a pasta fagioli which uses ground beef,..Enjoy your new treasure.


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Old 03-01-2007, 02:34 AM   #3
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Actually, you might Scallops, They only cook in an instant or hours, maybe something different than your friends and maybe good. I have heard, no experience.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:49 AM   #4
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I don't think it is scallops that cook in an instant or in hours. It is calamari. Scallops cooked for hours would be indescrible.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:32 AM   #5
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You can also "Google" - crockpot recipes, you see many good ones. I do a pot roast in mine for beef sanwiches or beef and noodles, also with potatoes and carrots. Enjoy
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:42 AM   #6
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I was about to suggest that.

A luscious juicy tender pot roast with some veggies and gravy! I've even made Boston Baked Beans in mine several times!!

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Old 03-01-2007, 08:25 AM   #7
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Here's a recipe I use quite frequently that you might like, just keep in mind that I have a 6-qt crockpot so my recipe has changed from the original:

Ground Beef Stroganoff for Crockpot (Tripled)

6 lbs. ground beef
4 med. onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
3 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 (10-oz.) cans beef consomme
2 (6-oz.) cans tomato paste
32 oz. container Sour cream mixed with
10 TBSP flour

Brown ground beef in a large skillet, add onions, garlic, and mushrooms (I usually do this in stages 2 lbs ground beef, 2 cloves garlic, 1/3 of onions and mushrooms. Cook them up, drain the excess grease/fat and stick in the crockpot and then start over with another batch). Saute until onion is golden brown. Put in crockpot with all other ingredients except for sour cream/flour mixture. Stir thoroughly and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in sour cream/flour mixture one (1) hour before serving.

Serve over hot buttered noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Don't knock the mashed potatoes until you try it. My father recently got new dentures and refuses to take them back to get fitted right, so Mom found this solution for him. It makes it 'mushy' enough for him to 'gum-so to speak' without hurting his mouth. And he actually likes it better this way, and in some instances so do I.

Hope you like it. This will give you a few days worth of leftovers that you can play around with.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:31 AM   #8
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My favorite is a pork dish called Carnitas... like beef pot roast, but with no veggies and lots of Cilantro.

Or go for the pot roast, or
Do a pork sholder- pulled pork BBQ

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Old 03-01-2007, 08:32 AM   #9
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I did the Stroganoff recipe many times, and it IS so luscious!!

Only difference is, I use tomato ketchup in place of tomato paste, and I mix the noodles in with everything to make it like a casserole, and I leave out the flour.

A slow-cooked pork shoulder is LOVELY and DELICIOUS!!
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:33 AM   #10
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Here's one that is so off the wall - but it's great for when we're traveling and kids & grandkids love it!!


4 frozen burritos, beef or bean & cheese
2-4 boneless chicken breasts
14 1/2 can Enchilada sauce
Cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, onions and sour cream, and a little more grated cheddar cheese

On the bottom of a slow cooker, place the frozen burritos.
Lay the chicken breasts on top and cover all with the enchilada sauce.
Cook on low 5-8 hours - it's very forgiving - the last few minutes sprinkle some grated cheese over.
When ready to serve, shred the chicken and serve with the above toppers.

"This recipe is so off the wall, I just had to try it - and if frozen burritos are one of your favorite junk foods (it's mine!), you'll love this!!"

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