Post # 17
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’ll share one of our favorite crockpot recipes. I use my crockpot at least twice a week to cook dinner.
Serves 4 to 6
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 pound smoked or andouille sausage, cut into 1-inch-thick pieces
- 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus additional for seasoning
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1 bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (I put in more)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco or hot sauce, or to taste
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 cups hot cooked rice or 1 large baguette
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sausage, season to taste with salt and black pepper, and cook, turning once, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken and sausage to a slow cooker, reserving the oil in the pan.
Add the celery, bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the vegetables are softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Transfer the vegetables to the slow cooker. Add the broth, crushed tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 4 to 6 hours.
Once the jambalaya is cooked, turn off the slow cooker and skim away any excess oil on the surface. Add the shrimp and stir until pink, 3 to 5 minutes. (The residual heat from the slow cooker will suffice to cook the shrimp.) If desired, add more salt, black pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Serve the jambalaya over hot cooked rice or with bread.
Post # 18
@navybride0428: My SO loves beef stroganoff, but I’m not much of a fan…until I made this recipe…it is SOOO good! Just throw everything in for 4 hours on high! Serve over egg noodles.
1.5 lbs cubed beef
2 cans golden mushroom soup (make sure it’s the golden kind!)
1 packet onion soup mix
1 beef bouillon cube
1 cup water
1/2 chopped onion
1 tbsp. worchestershire sauce
2 tbsp. minced garlic
4 oz. cream cheese
Post # 19
@Birdee106: i do this too! but i switch out the salsa for a packet of dry ranch dressing mix and half a cup of water. so so yummy.
i use my crockpots all the time. i have three of them… in different sizes (:
i get 90% of my crockpot recipes from pinterest. here’s my crockpot board: http://pinterest.com/designergirl616/yum-crock-pot-freezer-meal-recipes/
Post # 20
@Utopia4us: I do this too! But usually with Dr. Pepper instead of root beer 🙂
Post # 21
im making pot roast right now! you can never go wrong with gravy and broth!
Post # 22
@canarydiamond: Oh! My Fiance would LOVE that orange chicken recipe. It’s one of his favorite things EVER, besides pizza lol.
Post # 23
Love this thread! I have a crock pot that I want to start using more, especially given how late I work nowadays. I don’t have any recipies, but I want to follow along 🙂
Post # 24
Hmm…curious how this would be with REAL beer! Like a beer butt chicken minus the butt? Lol
Post # 25
@navybride0428: thanks. time flies. less than 3 weeks for you.
Post # 26
@mypinkshoes: yup! Fingers crossed that I have a groom in time (FI deployed right now) lol
Post # 27
Love this thread! We have crockpot pork ribs waiting for us after work today – yum.
Post # 28
Homemade chicken or turkey noodle soup!
Either one large turkey drumstick or a few chicken drumsticks (sometimes add a turkey breast in for extra meat). Fill crockpot half full with water, add a couple bay leaves, some onion, and salt. Leave it sit for a few hours then in the afternoon I add lots of chopped veggies (carrots, celery, celery leaves, more onion if you want, sometimes bok choy), you can also add barley pearls, rice. Leave it sit for another couple hours or turn on high until the veggies are tender. Make some noodles and serve!
Post # 29
@Sunfire: i was just googling crock pot ribs with a dry rub and no bbq sauce (my dh doesn’t like sauces). have you ever tried dry rub ribs in the crocknpot?
Post # 30
@mypinkshoes: No, but it sounds good, I wonder if that would work? What we’re having tonight is the easy way – add sauce (like KC Masterpiece) and slice an onion in with the ribs, sometimes I add bacon. But since your Darling Husband doesn’t like sauces the dry rub might be worth a shot. Maybe add a little water to it since crockpots cook using moisture (not sure if the meat would have enough).
Post # 31
@Sunfire: i have made ribs many times with the sauce like you are making. if i try it with the dry rub, i will have to let you know how it turns out. i am a bit afraid of them being too dry. maybe i will put some chopped up apples and onions in the bottom for more moisture too.