Post # 1
I am NOT creative when it comes to thinking of quick dinner ideas and with my work/school schedule these days I find myself leaning more and more on my crockpot to do the work for me while i’m gone for the day.
But to be honest I never make anything but potroast and Chili in a crockpot…So, Can I have ideas of meals that can be made in a crockpot? If you have the link to the recipe that’d be great but just a simple suggestion will do too!
Thanks for the ideas, Hive! 🙂
Post # 3
I recently rec’d a crockpot cookbook as a gift and haven’t opened it yet but I always just made chicken, chili, pork/pot roasts before, too.
I came across these ladies a while ago and it looks like they’ve stopped making videos but I did make their lasagna in a crockpot and it was pretty good (I substituted beef for ground turkey like I do on most things and didn’t notice a difference).
Bonus: low-budget production coupled with the nervous one on the left is fun to watch! 🙂
Post # 4
I’ve done lasagna in the crock pot.
1 box no boil noodles.
1 jar of sauce
mix a 16 oz container of ricotta, one egg, a jar of pesto, some minced garlic, and a good amount of grated parm cheese together. Sometimes I add some thawed frozen spinach to this mixture.
Cut up a block (not shredded!!) of mozzerella into strips.
Pour just a bit of sauce on the bottom of the crock pot
Layer noodles, ricotta mixture, cheese, noodles, ricotta, cheese, with the final layer being noodles.
Pour rest of the jar of sauce over the top, (add just a bit of water to the jar, shake it up to get the rest of the sauce out of the jar and pour this over as well, about maybe 1/4 cup)
Cook on low for 4 hrs.
Just something easy, but it sooo good!!
Post # 5
Try this website, it’s awesome and all her food is delicious!
She also has two cookbooks, I use them all the time, and now I just throw stuff in randomly and it turns out delicious!
Post # 6
I was just about to prep this for tomorrow! I’ve made this a bunch of times and its pretty good
Post # 7
@piratebride: Oooh, this looks like it’ll be a great site for me. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 8
My absolute favorite is making bbq sandwiches. I use either boneless skinless chicken breasts, or chicken thighs that I trim off the fat and skin, then pour bbq sauce (honey chipotle is my fave) on top and slow cook for like 8 hours. This way you have a leaner protein, but tons of flavor. Stir (should shredd very easily) and spoon it onto buns. YUM! Just don’t make it if you are going to be around all day, the smell is so tempting!
I also do a quick chicken and noodles recipe that is great:
add chicken breasts to pot and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour 1 can of each: cream of mushroom, cheddar cheese soup, and rotel, on top of the chicken. Cover and slow cook 8 hours, and in the last 30 minutes add some pasta and push down into sauce. Be sure to replace the lid so the steam can help cook the pasta. Stir it up to shred the chicken and serve.
Post # 9
I just did pulled pork sandwhiches yesterday for my stepdaughter-to-be’s birthday party and they were a big hit! I used the recipe here:
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can’t wait to try some of these out!
Post # 13
My SO is cooking corned beef and cabbage tonight- corned beef and potatoes in the crockpot.
Post # 14
Any combo of chicken breast + sauce is typically what we make. Or pulled pork – just a huge but of pork and a lot of BBQ sauce!
I have two chicken breasts and a bottle of teriyaki, garlic, some sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and soy in the crockpot right now for tomorrow 🙂
Post # 15
I love making spaghetti sauce in a crock pot – but I like mine thick. I brown ground beef, onions and garlic in a frying pan, and put in the crock pot with a large can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste, and seasonings, and let it cook on low for the day.
My one tip is regarding chicken – I hate using any chicken with bones in a crock – the bones break apart with the heat, and I hate fishing for tiny bones.
Post # 16
We use this cookbook a lot.
We actually made something from it tonight, Greek Chicken and Orzo Pasta. It’s super easy.
First you slice two medium green peppers and cut up 1 cup of onion. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray, then place the green pepper and onion in it.
Next, clean and pat dry skinless/boneless chicken things (about 6). Heat up some olive oil in a pan and once hot, brown each side of the thighs. Then place them over the peppers and onions in the slow cooker. You may have to overlap a bit.
Sprinkle the chicken with 1 tbs Oregeno, 1/2 tsp Rosemary, 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder and 1/4 tsp of Salt and 1/8 tsp of Black Pepper. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, or until chicken is tender.
Transfer chicken to plate, and stir 8 oz. of orzo pasta, juice and zest of 1 medium lemon, 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 tsp of Salt and 1/8 tsp of Black Pepper into the slow cooker. Return chicken to the slow cooker and cook for 30 minutes on high – or until the pasta is tender.