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Slow and Easy Crockpot Cooking

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6/11/2010 10:17:31 PM

My husband and I use our crockpot all the time. One of our favorites is roast in the crockpot. It requires the following:

Put in crock in this order...
1 package of mini-carrots (put on bottom of crock)
6 potatoes, cut length-wise, put these over the carrots
1 package of onion soup mix, over the carrots
1 roast
1 onion cut in slices/rings
Worchestshire Sauce-shake over the entire crock

Cook on low for 8-9 hours, there is no need to add an water, the moisture accumulates once the crock heats up, this is devine and the roast is tender, by the way, your entire house will smell fabulous! Enjoy! Kevin & Kari Eide
6/11/2010 7:12:23 PM

56_PICKLES's SparkPage
Since I have started eating clean, I have relied on my crock pot to help. Love it! So many leftovers too. Way better than the take out I used to do.
5/26/2010 6:41:39 AM

Janet, there are plenty of them right on Spark! Two of my favorites are Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken, and Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken. Both easy and absolutely delicious! Not to mention they are healthy and can be "tweeked" to add more vegetables.
5/4/2010 8:26:13 AM

Anyone know of some HEALTHY crock pot recipes that dont require 20 ingredients?
4/19/2010 6:01:59 PM

SUGARSMOM2's SparkPage
I see the need for a second crock pot . If not a bigger crock pot . the one i have now is just not big enough to cook much . lots of ideas to put to use . thank you very much .
4/15/2010 4:17:02 PM

JANRENAE's SparkPage
3/22/2010 8:22:53 PM

SWEETDIXIE66's SparkPage
I been with spark people but i just came across this page , I am very interested in the crock pot which i have one got it for x mas , and still have not used it yet , I am new to the crock pot world , but i am very earger to start using mine , I have no clue how to do this , or i dont have any books or recipes can some one help me out with some recipes i would gratley appreciate it ,

very much thank you
2/4/2010 4:53:43 PM

I like to use my crock pot even when it isn't for a whole meal. You can put potatoes in on low for about 4 hours depending on the size of the potatoes, when they are finished they taste just like they were baked in the oven.
1/29/2010 1:53:27 PM

GO2GIRL99's SparkPage
i too luvvvvvvv taco soup is a staple at my house. I own 2 crockpots and use them both all the time....sometimes at the same time if we didnt have a crockpot my hubby would starve hahaha as work ite and he works days....and hes really not into cooking....tons of crockpot ideas online...just sub out the bad items with more healthy options....tried cooking with frozen veggies and its awful...they come out a soggy mess prob cuz i like my veggies witha lil cruch just my $.02
1/26/2010 4:19:02 PM

One reason not to put in frozen veggies (or meat) is because it can radically cool down everything. It not only slows down the cooking process, but if you dont add in the extra cooking time, to compensate for them , the meat may not heat/cook properly. Dangerous with Pork and Chicken especially. Bacteria from the meat never really gets killed properly.
Cant wait to try the Fix It and Forget It cookbook!
1/26/2010 2:02:17 PM

FOOHILDA's SparkPage
I love my crockpot!! It makes it easy for me to get dinner on the table after a long work day - or enables dh to get the kids fed if I'm going to be super late. I have a favorite blog that is full of crockpot recipes - some healthy - some not - all gluten free. I love the feedback she provides after she makes her recipes - really helps me make adjustments. I've made a bunch of her recipes - salmon with lemon and spinch - super healthy and easy (but you only cook it two hours - so it's good to throw it in - take the kids to the park or fold clothes and come back to DINNER! Her baked potato soup is great - the salsa chicken soup.... oh wow - the makhani chicken is simply heavenly...mmm...taco soup (I make it with turkey and skip the sourcream). ANYWAY - I'll have to add these recipes to the nutrition tracker and see how they work out calorie-wise now that I'm "working on my fitness".

Many of your family favorites can convert to the crock pot. The blog mentioned above gives you some hints on how to do that too.
1/6/2010 3:49:52 PM

SEWNSEW16's SparkPage
My favorite thing for my crockpot I learned from a blind lady. I never liked pot roast the way the cookbook tells you but this way I love it. I put the roast in the crockpot without browning it. Add a sliced onion and about 2 to 3 tablespoons of beef base. B\Found with bouillion but this has more flavor and lower in salt, there is even a reduced salt version. Don't add water, it makes pleanty of juice. Cook on low or high the recomended time. You can thicken the juice for gravy or have it like Au Ju. Wonderful.
12/3/2009 2:02:54 PM

My family's favorite crock pot dish is pulled pork. I confess I cut up large chunks of frozen pork from costco and just add a jar of my favorite salsa. 8 hours later, it's delish! I do set the crock pot on high for about an hour (while I'm getting ready for work) and then turn to low.
11/30/2009 7:57:33 AM

I too put in frozen veggies. Never had a problem.
11/18/2009 3:24:20 PM

Hmmm... I've put frozen veggies in the crockpot many, many times with no problem. Wonder why I'm not supposed to?

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