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Old 01-19-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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we just got a crockpot and are looking for some novel recipes to try.
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We use ours a lot. You can dump a whole chicken in there and close the lid.

If you put some beef stew or pork chops in (brown first, if desired), plus some sauteed onion and cream of mushroom soup, you'll have an easy stroganoff type dish.
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We use ours a lot. You can dump a whole chicken in there and close the lid.
Al, when you do that do you put any water or anything else in? Does it come out basically roasted?
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No, nothing but the chicken. It's a little like a roast chicken, but not crunchy on the outside. The meat pretty much falls off the bones. Roast chicken is a bit better, but this can be quite good. You can, of course add spices, etc.
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No, nothing but the chicken. It's a little like a roast chicken, but not crunchy on the outside. The meat pretty much falls off the bones. Roast chicken is a bit better, but this can be quite good. You can, of course add spices, etc.
How long does it take? I could easily see that with a marinade injected...
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Throw in some raw rice/wheat berries/rye berries, chop up a lot of vegetables and throw in, pour in a can of diced tomatoes and a can full of water, throw in some sprigs of fresh herbs, place some cheap cuts of mammal/bird (necks/feet/hocks) on top and place on low for 7 or 8 hours.

Do not put pasta in except at end.
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i misread the subject line as "crackpot ideas" ... thought this was going to be a Kiyosucki discussion ...
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Red Swiss Steak

Round steak cut into 4 or 5 pieces, canned tomatos, fresh onions, mushrooms, green peppers (or medium hot banana peppers), fresh garlic to taste, touch of cayenne, 1 tsp dry beef boullion & black pepper. Cook on medium 8 to 10 hours and serve over rice, noodles or with crusty bread!

Cream Style Swiss Steak

Round steak cut into 4 or 5 pieces, lots of fresh onions, mushrooms, celery and carrots with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Cook on medium 8 to 10 hours and serve over rice, noodles or with crusty bread!


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One of the last things we crocked was a deer roast that our neighbor gave use! Marinated it overnight in a big zip-loc bag using a bottle of Sprite....sounds weird, but it was excellent. After it soaked all night, we took it out and drained it, then poked holes in the roast and stuck cloves of garlic in them.....LOTS of cloves (I LOVE garlic ).....salt, pepper,etc to taste...then let it cook for 2 hours on 'high' then another 3 1/2 to 4 hours on low. It comes out ALMOST falling apart.

We use the same recipe on beef roasts too.

A friend at w*rk tried this method last week, and loved it!
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Barbequed Beef

3 # boneless chuck roast
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Dijon-style mustard
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
sandwich buns

Place chuck roast in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl. Pour barbecue sauce mixture over chuck roast. Cover and cook on Low 8 to 10 hours or 4 to 5 hours on High. (note, crockpot cooking times vary). Remove chuck roast from cooker; shred meat with fork. Place shredded meat back in slow cooker. Stir meat to evenly coat with sauce. Serve on buns.
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i misread the subject line as "crackpot ideas" ... thought this was going to be a Kiyosucki discussion ...

Maybe someone should start that thread.
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Whoops! I thought this was a thread looking for crackpot ideas!

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edit: Looks like I wasn't the only one!
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Since I'm Irish
Corned Beef ,small amount of water, potatoes layered over corned beef and then cabbage wedges on top .
St.Patrick's Day dinner
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From my Pennsylvania/German roots: Cut up 6 or more potatoes, put in the bottom. Put in a bunch of fresh or canned green beans on top of the potatoes. Dice up about 2 pounds of ham, put on top. Add a cup or so of water. Cook slowly for about 8 hours, or until the potatoes are cooked. Lovingly known by Grandma as "ham, green beans and potatoes". We grew up on it, and I still cook it regularly today. It's one of my comfort foods.

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of course we don't need a dedicated thread to find such ideas
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In your opinion what is the best crockpot on the market for a party of two.
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In your opinion what is the best crook pot on the market for a party of two.
Enron, although that pot was much larger than two...

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Everytime I scan through the unread posts list I misread this topic as "crackpot ideas". I guess thats because there are many of those posted here too.

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i use my crockpot whenever i need to tenderize a tough piece of tofu. though, now that i'm reading all this and substituting non-meat ingredients i wonder if i did a vegie stew if it wouldn't retain more vitamins & flavor cooked in a crockpot.

tzimmes just might be making a comeback in my house. i used to make this for mom who only knew how to make reservations. she loved it so much. this dish is typically served on rosh hashanah, the sweetness celebrating the new year. happens mom died during sunset of rosh hashanah this year. so now my tzimmes will be sad and sweet.

this is recipe from faye levy's international jewish cookbook. serves 4 to 6 recipe is for a dutch oven but i think it would take well to a crockpot.

1 tablesp vegie oil (or, yikes, chicken fat)
2 lbs boneless chuck (tofu) or stew meat (tofu) cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
2 large onions chopped (i use small onions--1 per person--and leave them whole)
5 large carrots, peeled & cut into 1 inch chunks (i just cut in half length-wise)
1/2 teasp salt
3-4 cups water
2 large potatoes
2 yams or sweet potatoes
1/2 to 1/3 cup honey
1/2 teasp ground cinnamon (i increase this, love the stuff)
pinch pepper
1/2 lb pitted prunes (mom's favorite part)
1 tablesp flour (optional)
1 table chopped parsley (also optional)

heat oil in dutch oven over med heat. add meat (tofu) and brown well all sides, avoiding crowding. remove from pan, add onions and saute to brown. return meat (tofu) to pan & add carrots, salt & enough water to cover. bring to boil & skim occasionally. then cover & simmer over low heat for 1 hour.

peal & dice potatoes (i cut as one chunk per person). add potatoes, honey, cinnamon & pepper to pan & mix. bring to boil then simmer 30 minutes.

remove prunes from liquid, reserving liquid to later thicken stew. add to pan. uncover & simmer 30 minutes until meat (tofu) is tender. let stand 1 hour or more before serving. use flour or prune juices to thicken or thin as desired.

ok, well, that was the very lab*r intensive version. i'm pretty sure you could just brown the meat (tofu), brown the onions and then put everything into the crockpot. dish done. eat in good health. l'chei-im!
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Chicken, any kind in any shape or form.
Large can of mandarin oranges.
Bottle of heinz 57 sauce.

Cook until chicken is done.

This works in the oven too. Put the chicken in a baking dish and cook until done. Mix the oranges with juice plus the heinz 57 in a pan and heat until just bubbling. Pour over chicken and bake another 15 minutes.
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