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I need crock pot recipes!!! - SacraCor714 - 02-21-2018

I don't get home until late from my job and I like to leave my trusty crock pot cooking all day so I have a hot meal when I get back with minimum fuss. Any suggestions for simple recipes would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

RE: I need crock pot recipes!!! - jovan66102 - 02-21-2018

Here you go, direct from the makers of Crock-Pot, a searchable recipe page!

RE: I need crock pot recipes!!! - austenbosten - 02-21-2018

Get an instant pot or similar electric pressure cooker. It is by far the greatest gift, fourth only to life, Christian-Catholicish upbringing, sacrifices for me, that my mother gave me!

This thing is a time-machine for food. I can make hot homemade soup in 20 mins. I have Vietnamese pho gai in a half-hour. I can have cooked chicken and rice dinner in 12 mins!!! Bangers and mash...done! hard-boiled eggs in 5 mins with no fuss!!

It sautees, pressure cooks, steams, slow cooks, even warms.

Instant Pot

I have something similar to this

RE: I need crock pot recipes!!! - Jeeter - 02-24-2018

We have a "FE easy recipes thread" around here somewhere that has quite a few great suggestions.  Chili in the crockpot is super easy, as is borscht, gumbo, and bbq chicken, brisket, or bbq ribs.

RE: I need crock pot recipes!!! - jovan66102 - 02-24-2018

Here's a specific recipe that I can personally vouch for as delicious. Unfortunately, with my heart condition, if the soup didn't kill me, my cardiologist would! :LOL:

Crock Pot Cheese Soup

And a recipe for vegetable curry.

***ETA*** And here are some links to lots of recipes:

1 Hour, 10 Meals… 

A Year of Slow Cooking
A Year of Slow Cooking

RE: I need crock pot recipes!!! - dahveed - 02-24-2018

May I  recommend a place I've pilfered lots of crock pot recipes from? A Year of Slow Cooking, found here. Given that I work in another city, and that my wife's work hours are rather contrary, we often employ the crock pot. The recipes at the site have a brief review from the site's author and her family, and they're organized neatly. Also, in case anyone aside us cares, all the recipes are gluten free, and important concern for us, with most of us celiacs.

An example:

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe
Thursday, June 25, 2015

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[ originally posted 9/16/09 -- steph ]

This is an easy copy-cat (or sort of copy-cat) of Julia Child's famous Beef Bourguignon. I cut the butter completely, and simplified the spices, but the flavor is all there.

And, I have STILL not seen the Julie and Julia movie. I was all set to go with a group of friends, but then got another wave of all-day-I don't-know-why-they-call-it-morning-sickness and found myself glued to the couch on our planned night out. And then school started, and soccer started, and PTA started, and life got a bit complicated.

I will see it, though. I promise.

[ updated June 2015: I've seen the movie a BUNCH of times now! ;-)  ]

The Ingredients.
serves 6
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3 pounds beef roast, or beef stew meat (I used a chuck roast I had in the freezer)
6 slices bacon--no need to cook (I used turkey)
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, sliced in rings
1 cup carrots (chopped or baby, your choice)
4 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 tablespoon herbs de provence (here's a recipe to make your own)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste (not pictured, oops!)
2 cups red wine (you can use non-alcoholic if you wish)

The Directions.

Use a 6 quart slow cooker. In the bottom of your stoneware, smear around the olive oil. Then lay down 3 slices of bacon. Add sliced onion and garlic. Put the meat into the pot on top of the onion and garlic, and sprinkle on dried spices and herbs. Toss the meat to distribute the spices to all sides. Add tomato paste. Lay the other 3 slices of bacon on top of the meat, and throw in the carrots. Pour wine over the whole thing.

Cover and let cook on low for 8-9 hours, high for 4-5, or until meat has reached desired tenderness. If you are using a roast, you may want to flip the meat about an hour before serving so more liquid is absorbed into the meat. You can also cut the meat into chunks and return to the pot, if you would like more moisture to absorb.

Serve with whipped mashed potatoes, and a ladle full of crock juices.


The Verdict.

We all really liked this a lot. The kids weren't crazy about the carrots, because they took on the wine flavor and were a bit tart, but Adam and I loved them like that. The meat had lots of flavor, and I was quite pleased with the amount of juice left in the slow cooker---it made an excellent gravy. I didn't try to thicken it up on the stove top with cornstarch or flour, but if you enjoy making gravy, I'd imagine it would be wonderful.

This is a company-worthy meal.

RE: I need crock pot recipes!!! - Jeeter - 02-25-2018

Here's one of my favorites.

And Natasha's Kitchen always has great ideas.  Many of these (stews especially) easily transfer to a crock pot.