(Closed) Newlywed Crockpot Recipes

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are currenly making a pot roast in the crock pot that is so easy.  Put a bag of new potatos and baby carrots in the bottom, then put in the pot roast (usually between 3-5 lbs).  Cover the meat with dried Lipton instant onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup.  Close and cook either on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 8 hours.

 Enjoy!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just found this amazing blog today and added it to my Google Reader…and her recipes look extremely simple!

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

With ground beef, you can make meatballs and cook them in the slow cooker. Use whatever meatball recipe you like (be sure to brown the meatballs first) and put them in the slow cooker with the spaghetti sauce. You can keep it on until you get home and either boil some spaghetti noodles or make meatball sandwiches. Or both! Spaghetti one night, meatball sandwiches with the leftovers the next night. My mom likes to make mostachoili in the slow cooker. I’ll have to get her recipe for you.

You can also do sloppy joes in the slow cooker. Definitely not one of my favorites, but it can be done with ground beef lol just cook the ground beef first on the stove and drain it (this actually goes for just about any ground beef going into the slow cooker. don’t throw it in raw).

Just about any chili recipe can be thrown into a crock pot instead of on the stove.

I make stuffed pepper soup, which I imagine can be done in a slow cooker.

Pepper Soup

about 2lbs ground beef

2 bell peppers

3-4tbs Worcestershire sauce (i didnt measure…)

1-2tbs soy sauceminced onion (or can use fresh onion but just dont use too much)

3 cans tomato soup+ 3 cans water

1 regular size can tomato sauce

2 beef boullion cubes

about 2 cups of cooked rice

Cook the ground beef first (throw a bit of onion in while it cookes), then add everything into the slow cooker except for the rice. When you get home, make the rice and before serving, put some rice into your bowl. Don’t add it directly to the soup because the rice will absorb all the broth and youll end up more with mush. It’s still good, but doesn’t look so tasty. This makes quite a bit. I’m not sure how big your slowcooker is, so you might want to cut it in half, especially if you don’t want left overs lol

Hubby’s favorite is beef stew. You can buy the cheap cuts of beef, throw in some carrots, potatoes, celery, beef broth (or bullion), pepper to taste, salt to taste,couple tablespoons of worchestershire sauce, minced onion, and lipton onion soup mix (and, if you want a bit of a kick, a little bit of crushed red pepper). Make sure its all covered with water, and it can cook until you get home (8 hours or so. longer is fine and it wont burn). you will need to thicken it up at the end using corn starch or flour. If you need help how to do that, let me know.

Chicken noodle soup can be made in it. Put in some chicken (I usually buy the cheap cuts of chicken thighs. make sure it still has the fat and skin on it), carrots, celery, parsely, and a salt (takes quite a bit, but it will of course depend on how much salt you like. remember you can add more later, but once it’s in, can’t take it out!). Keep that on low all day. When you get home, strain the chicken out and let it cool a bit. Start boiling the noodles on the stove. I like to use egg noodles, but you can really use anything you want. Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, pull the meat off the bones and put it back into the slow cooker. Discard the bones and skin. once the noodles are finished cooker (per package instructions), drain them and add it to the soup.

Pepper steak is another good one for the slow cooker. I don’t have an exact recipe for mine (I add the ingredients according to smell… lol) but I use two round steaks (cheap!) cut into slices, two greenbell peppers (green and yellow is nice to mix  up the colors), a can of tomato sauce, water to cover the rest, two cubes of beef bullion, soy sauce to taste (this is where the smell part comes in. i add enough soy sauce until it doesnt smell tomato-y anymore.), and about 1/2 an onion. this can cook on low until you get home, and I’d say maybe 6 hours minimum. It might need some thickening with flour or cornstarch at the end as well. serve over rice.

 

around st. patty’s day, you can buy a corned beef on sale and that can also be made in the slow cooker with some cabbage and potatoes

 

phew. ok, I’m done, promise… lol

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I just made ‘chili’ in my crockpot (some may not consider it chili)… I don’t really follow a recipe, just dump things in there til it looks good.

My basic ingredients:

-pound or so of ground beef, browned and drained

-2 small cans fire-roasted tomatoes

-1 large can other diced tomatoes

-1 can corn

-1 onion diced

-2 cloves garlic, minced

-1 can chickpeas or other beans pureed with a little water (I don’t like the texture of whole beans but this adds ‘bulk’ to the chili)

-3 tbsp chili seasoning

-1 tbsp cumin

Dump in it, mix it up, put it on high and let ‘er rip! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

(And eat your inevitable leftovers over mac ‘n cheese!)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like to make chili in the crockpot. If you can find Bush’s chili starter in your grocery store, buy that. It’s a can of chili beans with the seasonings already mixed in. Then add one large can crushed tomatoes, more beans (black beans or kidney beans) some frozen corn and Morningstar crumbles. I also add a big onion, choppecd up. If you like real meat, you might want to brown it in a skillet and drain it first, that’s up to you.

This is yummy — serve with shredded cheese and Fritos, other corn chips, or cornbread.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I post some crockpot recipes on my non-wedding blog pretty regularly, and I’m about to post another one today!

http://sociallysb.wordpress.com

I put ANYTHING and EVERYTHING into the crockpot, but ground beef is a much harder thing to work with since it falls apart b/c of the fat content. Meatballs and chili are the best.

Have you considered other inexpensive meats? Boston butt pork roasts cut up into 2″ cubes can be pulled pork bbq later or carnitas for tacos… and regardless, it only takes 8 hours in the crock pot!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I made my first crock pot meal last night and had a dinner party.. i’m kind of brave I think since I really don’t cook… but it came out awesome. I used the recipe from Allrecipes.com I love that site. I did ribs it was so so good, my hubby loved it, and it was so easy and so exciting to think I made something so tasty!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just wanted to add that I  LOVE crockpot dinners! And the crockpot 365 blog is awesome!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If you want a wifey style meal, nothing beats pot roast! It also doesn’t get a lot easier than this.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Awesome-Slow-Cooker-Pot-Roast/Detail.aspx

Read the reviews & doctor the recipe to your specifications. I’ve made this before & I seasoned and seared the meat first on the stove & added onions & carrots to the slow cooker ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve got the crock pot going right now!  It’s called “Italian style chicken.”

 

Recipe calls for Potatoes, chicken, and “spicy” italian dressing.

Layer chunks of potato and cover with a bit of the dressing.

Then add the chicken and more dressing.

 

I then also added mushrooms and onions…. so… we’ll see in about 2 hrs! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, Cook on low for 4.5 hrs

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would have to say that I LOVE BBQ from the crock-pot and so does Fiance (the notoriously picky eater). You get a mix packet from the grocery store (I think they are made by McCormick’s) for slow cooker BBQ. All you need beyond that is a little vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, pork butt roast (3-4lbs) and something else I forgot but it has an ingredient list on the back of the package. Grab some hamburger buns, some chips and other side(s) including cole slaw if you like it and you’re good to go. It’s amazing!

Also, a personal favorite – crock pot chicken. Put a whole chicken in your crock pot with some garlic, italian seasoning, half a can of chicken broth, pinch of salt, pepper and lemon slices or lemon juice (just a little bit). Let it cook for 6 – 8  hours. This is especially good with mashed potatoes or potatoes cut into little pieces, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with garlic powder and italian seasoning and baked on 375 until brown (we called them herb potatoes) and then just add a veggie and a bread if you want and you’re good to go.

These are both great meals for the fall/winter, especially if you work all day (inside or outside of the home) and/or are a student. They are things you can prepare the night before in the stoneware, put it in the fridge and pop it into the warmer in the morning and come home to a hot, home cooked meal! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy!

Bella

P.S. You might also check out the other McCormicks slow cooker seasoning packets – I bought one for beef stew that was pretty good too (I know they have others though and come out with new ones all the time).  

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I used my crock pot ALL the time.   I would recommend using the links above or buying a cookbook.  If you are pressed for time, I love these:

http://wildtree.com/Products/List.aspx?ProductCategoryID=35

My friend sells them…YUM!  On an unrelated note, we always get raves when we use their guacamole mix, too…we’re such cheaters!

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