Post # 1
Hello lovely bees,
I am so excited to annouce…I finally have a crockpot!! 😀 (gosh I love this bridal shower idea!)
I’ve been Pinning crockpot recipes for awhile without actually having one, and now I can finally test some out!
However, I would love to get some good input of some easy/healthy recipes to try out from actual people and not just from ‘opinions’ on Pintrest.
So I must request of you experienced crockpot lovers; What is your favorite go-to recipe that is healthy/somewhat easy? Or just plain favorite recipe?
Post # 3
My absolute favorite is chicken tacos! Three chicken breasts, half a packet of taco seasoning and a jar of salsa. Throw it all in the crock pot for 7 hours on low. It shreds so easily and tastes amazing!
Post # 4
@navybride0428: i love making soup in my crockpot. i use the leftover ham bone or turkey bones and let it simmer for hours. it makes a great stock and then i add whatever i want. i also make small roasts (pork or beef) in it. it’s great for less expensive cuts of meat. always moist and flavourful.
(great wedding date btw)
Post # 5
@Birdee106: I will try this tomorrow, thanks!
Post # 6
Green Chiles Pork
3-5 lbs of pork (butt or shoulder not roast) (boneless is easier and I trim the fat)
1 jar of green salsa
1 onion, chopped
1 can of green chilies (optional)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (optional)
Put the onions, cilantro and chiiles in the crockpot, put the pork on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. When done, I take the pork out to shred/chop. i also take the sauce and boil it on the stove to reduce down. Serve with tortillas, black beans, cheese and sour cream.
It makes so much I freeze it. In fact, I’m pulling out a serving for dinner tonight!
Post # 7
This is my favorite!
Crockpot Beef and Broccoli:
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef consumme
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cooled sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired)
Hot cooked rice
1. Place beef in a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, combine consomme, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine. (If your sauce is not thickening, try bringing your sauce to a boil on the stovetop with the corn starch mixture. Boil until your desired consistency is reached).
4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.
**I usually add extra veggies to this – peppers and onions are what I usually do, but I’m sure most veggies would work great!
Post # 8
@mypinkshoes: I’ll have to try this! I’m a big fan of doing everything from scratch 🙂
And I must say, great minds really do think alike 😉 Happy anniversary (soon)!
Post # 9
This is one of my favorite recipies to make in the crockpot. My FI goes absolutely crazy over it.
This blog has a lot of great, healthy crock pot recipies
Post # 10
@KoiKove: Oooh this does sound yummy! I love spicy foods, but my FI…not so much lol. He doesn’t even like the salsa that comes with the chips at Mexican restaurants!
Post # 11
@navybride0428: I have been using my crock pot a lot more in the past few months – I like it.
Our favorite recipes (they happen to come from Pinterest too lol):
http://www.food.com/recipe/kielbasa-cabbage-and-onions-low-carb-slow-cooker-crock-pot-323548 – we actually tried this one for the first time yesterday and it was yummy. Warm & filling… good for a cold day.
Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
I’ve tried several Pinterest crockpot recipes. Most of them were just ok… take it or leave it.. but the above 3 I’d make again (or have made more than once).
Post # 12
The first crock pot recipe I tried was a Flemish beef stew (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/flemish_beef_stew.html), and it’s still one of my go-to recipes. It’s especially great in the fall and winter.
Post # 13
@Birdee106: +1 I make this all the time & everyone loves it!! I usually add a can of corn & can of kidney beans & then we just eat it as a stew..
Post # 14
So this totally is not healthy. But it is easy and delicious. I love me some crock pot pulled pork!
Take a pork tenderloin, put it in the crock pot with a can of rootbeer, and cook on low for 8 hours. The take forks and pull it apart, add some BBQ sauce and cook for another 30 min to an hour. Voila! Pulled pork!
Post # 15
I love my crockpot, so I’m commenting so I can come back later for healthier recipes!
The main dishes I usually make in it are either a pork roast or beef roast with cream of mushroom, onions, carrots and potatoes…not entirely healthy with all the cream of mushroom I think! lol
Post # 16
Here are a couple of my favs, though I would never call them healthy haha:
Crockpot Korean Ribs:
-I also add garlic of some sort (cloves or garlic powder). My Korean husband says this recipe tastes EXACTLY like his mom’s Korean ribs, just doesn’t take nearly the effort! 🙂
Crockpot Swedish Meatballs:
-1 bag of frozen meatballs (~38oz)
-2cans cream of mushroom soup (can also use golden mushroom, cream of chicken, etc)
-8oz sour cream
-1 tsp Season Salt
-1 tsp Soy Sauce or Worcestershire sauce
-sprinkle nutmeg to taste
Add it all to the crockpot and cook on low ~5 hrs