(NWR) A carefree, Friday, food thread: Crockpot edition!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3568 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We just got a crockpot, and we’ve been wanting it forever!  So much so, that it’s been sitting on our kitchen floor in its box for the past few weeks.  I need some recipe-motivation.

I want all the recipes. Give me the recipes!  Favorites, preferably 😉

Post # 4
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is perfectly timed, as I am trying to decide how best to maximize crock pot efficiency for DH’s upcoming promotion ceremony! He has made a huge new rank, and so his promotion ceremony is next week and he expects ~50 people to be there. We want to bring in good food, but don’t want to spend a ton of money and also don’t want to end up with the usual Costco sandwich platter. So I said maybe I could make something in the crock pots (I have one huge one and one regular one) and then we could supplement with costco shite rather than having costco shite be the main attraction. So I’m hoping this thread gives me some good ideas for things I could make that would go far and make people happy!

As for great crock pot recipes, I cook in the crock pots every single weekend without fail so I have a ton of recipes that are f***ing FABULOUS.

Faves include … pepper steak (like Chinese style): buy cheap thin steaks; roll them up and cut them into strips; brown the strips in a pan and then put them in the crock pot with ginger, onion, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic (sorry, I don’t really use recipes so I don’t know quantities) and cook for 8 hours on low. In the final half hour, add a fuckton of sliced green pepper. The steak ends up so tender and delicious. This is one of my favorite things ever.

I also love making my own pulled pork. I use loin, because it’s a lot leaner than the usual pork butt. Rub it with whatever makes your heart happy — pepper, ginger, paprika, chili peppers, salt, etc. … and then slow cook on low for AT LEAST 8 hours with a 50/50 mix of Stubbs regular BBQ sauce and Stubbs Spicy BBQ sauce. Personally, I think that the result tastes every bit as good as super high fat pulled pork, but it’s guilt free since the loin is so lean. I make it quite often and DH and I go nuts over it! Just use GOOD barbecue sauce, not silly store brand stuff. Whatever you think tastes best, go with. OMG now my mouth is watering for it again.

Post # 7
45000 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You do have to be careful with crock pot cooking. If you are using recipes that contain Cream of blech soup, refrigerated biscuits, prepared sauces, etc  the fat and sodium content of the recipe is going to be high. The meat sits in the stuff all day and soaks it up then you shred it and serve it with all that sauce.


Post # 13
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

BurlapnLace:  Speaking of stanky crockpot meals, I once made shredded thai green curry chicken in the crock pot, and for whatever reason, it smelled like feet. Like, walked in the house and was like “WTF, WHO HAS LEFT THEIR FOOT IN MY HOME?”

But it tasted awesome! Still don’t know why it smelled like feet. Tis a mystery we shall never solve.

Also, I made shredded chicken breasts every single week without fail. It’s awesome to put on salads, and it’s much easier than chopping baked chicken breast! So if you’re a lazy mofo, having a big container full of pre-cooked shredded chicken that tastes good hot or cold is a lifesaver!

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