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Old 09-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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slow cookers/crock pots

school me on them. I really like the idea of coming home to awesome food being ready.

Basically my monday - friday diet consists of meats, veggies, low glycemic carbs like sweet potatoes.

I'm like to just toss a crap load of chicken, beef or pork in the crock pot with some veggies and have something good waiting for me.

If you guys could recommend a good cooker and some good recipes that would be great.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Chicken broth, chopped up onion, tons of spices + meat. That's about 75% of what we do with our crock pot. Beef roast, pork roast, white chicken chili, carnitas, BBQ pulled pork, chicken curry, etc. etc. Find a good store that sells cheap bulk spices and buy tons of pre-mixed spice blends. We have a store that sells stuff like garam masala, jamaican jerk, greek seasoning, bbq seasoning, etc. out of big glass jars.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:52 AM   #3
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^ what seasonings do you use to make carnitas? i've always wanted to make some.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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Chicken broth, chopped up onion, tons of spices + meat. That's about 75% of what we do with our crock pot. Beef roast, pork roast, white chicken chili, carnitas, BBQ pulled pork, chicken curry, etc. etc. Find a good store that sells cheap bulk spices and buy tons of pre-mixed spice blends. We have a store that sells stuff like garam masala, jamaican jerk, greek seasoning, bbq seasoning, etc. out of big glass jars.
that sounds good. I wonder where I can find those around me.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
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Here are some resources for the thread.

tips
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/stephanie-...ry?id=12589356

amazon top-rated
http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/kitchen/289940

roast beef recipe
http://www.jenniepperson.com/food/sl...er-roast-beef/

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Old 09-15-2011, 12:19 PM   #6
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Some more recipes from a random site.

jambalaya


sandwich beef


burrito beef


green chili pork



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EASY PULLED-PORK
  • pork shoulder
  • bbq sauce
  • 1 can root beer
  • 1 onion



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Hello Kitty crock pot
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #8
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thanks for the tips guys. I'm really looking forward to this.
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^ what seasonings do you use to make carnitas? i've always wanted to make some.
I'm not sure - my wife makes that. I would assume onion, garlic, canned diced green chilis, salt, pepper, chili powder, maybe some salsa thrown in as well. The way I tend to make mexican style stuff is to just buy the Asada seasoning mix from Grocery Outlet - it's like $1 a jar and has MSG and is awesome and seems popular with hispanic shoppers - and add liberal amounts of that with chopped onion.

Oh, and to add more stuff to this thread, here another dish we made:

Lamb shanks
http://talesfromthetrough.blogspot.c...el/Crock%20Pot


6 (1-pound) lamb shanks
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
10 garlic cloves, peeled
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 large onion
1/4 c dry white wine
1/2 cup diced tomatoes in juice (I used one large fresh tomato from the garden-yum!)
14 oz low sodium beef broth
1 tsp gravy flour
1/4 c chopped parsley for garnish

1. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker with meaty ends down. I had the butcher cut the shanks down so they would easily fit into our slow cooker. Add garlic, rosemary, thyme, onion, wine, tomatoes, and broth. Cover and cook 8 to 9 hours on low or about 5 hours on high until shanks are very tender.

2. Remove shanks from liquid, cover, and set aside. Remove and discard any herb sprigs, remove garlic, and mash with a fork, then return to broth. Skim excess fat from broth and whisk in a small amount of thickener until smooth (gravy flour worked well. Pour over lamb and serve sprinkled with parsley.
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bout to get a crock pot for the new place im moving to.
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My wife and I have been using the crock pot a lot lately. We just recently made this and it was by far one of the best things we've made in it, so far:

-2lbs chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
-32 oz of salsa (your choice....we used 16oz of habenero lime and 16oz of chipotle salsa)
-1 packet of taco seasoning
-1 can organic black beans (don't drain)
-1-1/2 cups of corn (frozen is fine)
-1 chopped medium yellow onion

Combine all ingredients and cook on low for 6-8 hours. So, start it in the AM when you are on your way to work. When you come home, take the chicken out and shred it, then return to the pot for ~1hr. Serve with yellow corn tortillas. For salsa we took a red onion and cilantro and chopped it so that it was fine. It was fantastic.
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My wife and I have been using the crock pot a lot lately. We just recently made this and it was by far one of the best things we've made in it, so far:

-2lbs chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
-32 oz of salsa (your choice....we used 16oz of habenero lime and 16oz of chipotle salsa)
-1 packet of taco seasoning
-1 can organic black beans (don't drain)
-1-1/2 cups of corn (frozen is fine)
-1 chopped medium yellow onion

Combine all ingredients and cook on low for 6-8 hours. So, start it in the AM when you are on your way to work. When you come home, take the chicken out and shred it, then return to the pot for ~1hr. Serve with yellow corn tortillas. For salsa we took a red onion and cilantro and chopped it so that it was fine. It was fantastic.
that sounds awesome man. my gf said her mom is buying me a crockpot for my bday so i'll get it sunday. I wanted to start creating things sooner lol
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that sounds awesome man. my gf said her mom is buying me a crockpot for my bday so i'll get it sunday. I wanted to start creating things sooner lol
$10k your crockpot never makes it out of the box.
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$10k your crockpot never makes it out of the box.
haha assh0le
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that sounds awesome man. my gf said her mom is buying me a crockpot for my bday so i'll get it sunday. I wanted to start creating things sooner lol
Had it again last night (we froze the leftovers) and they were amazing, again. If you get to using the thing, I've got good pulled pork recipe that's great for sunday football and tailgating.
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simple italian beef using dry onion soup mix is easy. have to dig up the recipe for the fall/winter.

get a good crockpot cookbook. lots of simple recipes there with minimal prep.

never made taco stuff in there, but that sounds good! might make it this sun, either that or chilli
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:33 AM   #17
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Got it last night. AWWWWW YEAAAAAAA
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Got it last night. AWWWWW YEAAAAAAA
AAAAWWWWWW YEAAAHHHHH

post up some of your food
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AAAAWWWWWW YEAAAHHHHH

post up some of your food
Definitely will. I'll be making some kind of chicken recipe for tomorrow.
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So I put all this stuff together to cook while im at work tomorrow and it seems like it will end up being soupy. Any advice evolved?
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