Crock pot recipes!! HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@eecuadrado:  It should be fine. Just make sure you add a little more water or broth to whatever you are cooking so it doesn’t dry out.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it’ll probably overcook. does your crockpot have a timer? if so, you can set it to turn on at the right time.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The crockpot will automatically go to keep warm once it’s finished cooking.  I have found though that chicken tends to dry out if it’s kept warm for too long.  I’ve been cooking my chicken for 6.5 hours or so, then it goes to keep warm for 3 hours and it’s definitely much drier than if I had taken it out at 6.5.  Luckily, DH works from home, so now I’m just going to prepare everything for him ahead of time and have him throw it in mid day.

A few quick and easy recipes I like to use:

-chicken, veggies and marinara sauce, throw in some italian sausage if you want.

-lemon chicken – chicken, veggies, throw some fresh squeezed lemon juice, garlic and italian seasoning on it

-Zesty BBQ Chicken – chicken, veggies, and make a mixture of BBQ sauce, italian dressing, brown sugar and worstershire sauce.

-I also love making chili and jambalaya – tons of recipes out there 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@eecuadrado:  I often let my crockpot run for 11 or 12 hours, I’ve only had it backfire once when I was doing something that wasn’t very saucy. If you’re doing some kind of roast or soup extra cooking won’t hurt it at all. Here’s some links to some of my recipies that I got published in a magazine

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/recipes/r-penzeysPulledPork.html

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/recipes/r-penzeysHamAndBeanSoup.html

These I found on pintrest

http://crockingirls.com/recipes/nicoles-corn-chowder/

http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/2012/09/12/take-out-fake-out-beef-broccoli-crockpot/

These should all be fine if run for 11-12 hours

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@colorofmyheart:  Oh I didn’t even think of this when I was registering for my slow cooker – I don’t think mine has a timer. May be worth the investment, though!

 

ETA – quick google search shows that slow cookers aren’t equipped with delayed start timers due to the safety risk of having food sitting out too long. Boo!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MrsWBS:  Not every crock-pot is that fancy. Mine has 3 settings low, high, and off.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsWBS:  @Eckle: you can also use a timer like what you’d use for a light- just plug it into the timer and it’ll work that way.

it isn’t good to do a delayed start, but you can have it turn off after 9.5 hours. (and extra hour and a half won’t do much) the food will stay warm for the 1.5 hours between then and when you’ll be home.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We got Slow Cooker Revolution from America’s Test Kitchen, and every recipe I’ve made out of it is great.

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