Post # 1
Another bee just posted about her coworkers telling her that using a Crock Pot was “cheating”, and I think we can all agree that’s a load of BS! So ladies, let’s show your favorite crock pot recipes!!!!
Here is one of my new favorites from http://www.paleopot.com
Hungry Man Sweet Potato Casserole
What you need:
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef (other ground animals will work too)
- 1/2 pound of bacon
- 8 eggs
- 3 large sweet potatoes (get 4 just in case)
- 1 large white onion
- 1 large red onion
- Spices: Cayenne, paprika, garlic, black pepper, oregano
- 1 large deep rimmed skillet or pan
- Coconut Oil to grease your slow cooker
- Peel your sweet potatoes and microwave them for 2-3 minutes to soften them slightly
- Slice your sweet potatoes into 1/8″ slices, or thin like in the picture
- Dice your bacon finely and brown it in a pan into crisp pieces
- Remove your bacon from the pan and set it aside for later
- Dice your onions into large chunks and add to your pan along with your ground beef. Make sure you use a deep skillet or pan big enough to brown 2 pounds of beef and 2 onions.
- Season your beef as you wish. I used a generous amount of cayenne, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and oregano.
- Make sure your beef is fully browned and onions are translucent.
- Beat your 8 eggs in a bowl, blender, or food processor. I use my trusty magic bullet. Add some cayenne and paprika to your egg mixture if you wish.
- Grease your slow cooker with some coconut oil.
- Line the bottom of your slow cooker with slices of sweet potato. Just enough so that you cover the bottom.
- Spoon in a layer of your seasoned beef onto the sweet potatoes.
- Sprinkle some of your crisped bacon pieces on top of the beef.
- The goal here is to keep layering evenly until you use up your supplies. If you end up with some extra sweet potatoes, I’m sure you can think of a few ways to eat them later.
- Once you have finished layering, pour your egg mixture over the top. Trust me on this. The eggs will fall into place and make the magic happen.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Allow pot to cool. If your ceramic crock is removable, throw it in the fridge overnight. This will allow the dish to congeal and set nice. You can then slice the casserole into pretty pieces like in the picture.
- Thank me after you WOD faster or lift heavier things after eating this amazing stuff.
Post # 3
I love crockpot cooking! Here’s one of my husband’s favorites–crockpot ropa vieja (I originally got it from paleomg.com, but that site won’t open for me right now and this one is pretty similar):
3 lbs of chuck roast, trim off excess fat
2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce
2 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoon dried oregano
4 or more garlic cloves, peeled and minced (the more the merrier)
salt and pepper, to taste
Place the cut up onions and peppers on bottom of crockpot.
- Lay the meat on top of the onions and peppers.
- Add all your dry spices and minced garlic on the meat and rub it into the meat if you wish.
- Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
- Place on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 6-7 hours
Post # 4
@shesho: Whaaat! That sounds amazing!!!! I actually don’t think I have ever tried cooking with chuck roast. I will have to give this a shot!
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Post # 6
I love this idea, I need more recipes!!!
My favorite recipe is probably taking chicken and sausage and making a homemade pasta sauce and throwing it all in the crockpot with lots of veggies. I also love a good crockpot chili!
Post # 7
@Brideonabudgetlauren: It’s super yummy, I found the recipe with another recipe for cauliflower rice, but growing up in a Persian household with real rice…the cauliflower version just didn’t do it for me. On the side of this, I like having some regular rice or couscous and some steamed cauliflowers.
But yeah, super easy and tasty!
Post # 8
this is one of our favorite meals. it’s so easy and delicous and most of the ingredients are things everyone always has onhand.
honey sauced chicken:
3/4 pound chicken (of your choice)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion flakes)
1/8 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken.
Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours.
Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.
To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal:
Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8×8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
we usually serve this over jasmin rice and have broccoli on the side. so yummy!
Post # 9
I make an awesome Italian sandwich and its really easy.
1lb chuck roast
1 can sliced pepperoncinis
Dash of basil, oregano, parsley
Put the chuck roast in first, then dump the whole jar, liquid too, of pepperoncinis on top, then add all of the seasonings. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Then I put the meat on a roll and top with provlone cheese.
Post # 11
Mine is super simple. 4 frozen chicken beasts and a jar of salsa. Shred chicken after about 6 hours. So juicy and perfect for tacos. I love slow cookers!
Post # 12
@lilchicana: Ohhh I love honey chicken!
@Kjeff760: I’ve never thought of making sandwich meat in the crock pot! That sounds awesome!
Post # 13
its at home ill have to add later 🙂 but need to coment to follow
Post # 16
Slow cooker berry cobbler: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/slow-berry-cobbler-recipe/index.html
We call it racist cobbler now (it’s a Paula Deen recipe). Thanks for reminding me, I’m afraid they’ll take it off the website so I’ve been meaning to save it. Soooo good, and insanely easy. I can’t make it until after the wedding because I cannot control myself…