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This is your thread for anything that cooks in a crock pot or slow cooker. Enjoy!

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From: Lovemy3babes (copied from the soups, stews and beverages thread)

Crockpot Chicken & Noodles
4 boneless chix breasts, cut into strips (I just use the stir fry chix already cut up for you)
1 can cream of chix soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup flour
½ tsp garlic powder
8 oz. sour cream
1 large pkg of egg noodles (12 oz)

Place chix in bottom of crockpot. Combine soups, sugar and garlic powder in bowl and mix well. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-9 hours. Combine flour and sour cream and stir into cooked chicken mixture. Continue cooking for about 30 more minutes. Serve over noodles cooked according to package directions!

Chicken & Stuffing
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chix broth
1 box of stuffing mix
Cheese (I use cheddar)

Put chicken breasts in buttered crockpot. Slice cheese and place on top of chicken. Mix rest of ingredients in bowl and pour on top of chicken and cheese. Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese. Cook on low for about 7-9 hours.

BBQ’s
2 lbs hamburger
2 tbls brown sugar
Can of tomato soup
2 tbls ketchup
Dash of mustard

Combine all in crockpot. Warm and serve on buns.

Vegetable Beef soup
Boil 2-3 soup bones until meat falls off. Let cool and scrape grease off of top. Add mixed veggies, potatoes, onions, 2 cans of tomato soup, salt and pepper to crockpot. Add shredded meat that fell off the bone. Pour beefy water mixture to almost top of crockpot. Cook until tender. 8 hrs on low, 5 on high.

Crockpot Chops
4 chops
1 can chix broth
5-6 potatoes
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Brown chops in the chix broth. Slice and peel taters-put into crockpot. Place chops & broth on top of taters. Pour cream of mushroom soup over chops. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.

Chix Noodle Soup
Boil boneless chix breasts until tender. Add that water to the crockpot. Add can of chix broth and a couple of chix bouillon cubes. Throw in potatoes, carrots, celery. Cook for 8 hrs on low or 4 hrs on high. Add noodles and finish cooking until those are tender.

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From: Lumpyloohoo (Copied from the "13 Great Crock Pot Recipes" thread)

Peanut Butter 'N' Ginger Chicken
3 1/2 pounds chicken pieces
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoon orange juice
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
2 green onions including some green tops sliced
cooked noodles or rice
Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker.

In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, orange peel, juice and hot sauce until well blended. Stir in green onions.

Spoon over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW about 5 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve chicken over cooked noodles or rice.
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Beef Stew: The best stew!!

1 1/2 pounds beef chuck or stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 tsp. paprika
4 carrots, sliced
3 potatoes, diced
2 onions, chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 tsp. Kitchen Bouquet or Gravy Master
2 Tbs. quick Tapioca

Place meat in the crockpot. Mix flour, salt and pepper, and pour over meat; stir to coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and cook on Low 10 - 12 hours (or High 4 - 5 hours, but I have only used the Low setting). Stir stew thoroughly before serving.
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Chicken Cacciatore
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts ,cut into chunks
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons sugar
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes,add the whole thing.
1 cup tomato sauce

1. Place onions in bottom of crockpot. Add remaining ingredients..Stir.
2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
3. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.
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Easy and Delicious Turkey Breast (crockpot) 4 servings
7 points (on WW)

1 turkey breast (thawed)
15 oz can of whole berry cranberry sauce
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup OJ
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Place turkey in pot. Combine remaining ingredients, pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours
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Teriyaki pork roast
3/4 c. unsweetened apple juice
2 T. sugar
2 T. soy sauce
1 T. vinegar
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper
3 lb. pork roast
2 1/2 T. cornstarch/ flour
3 T. cold water

Combine apple juice, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and pepper in crock pot. Add roast and turn to coat. Cover and cook 7-8 hours on low. I did mine 4 on high. Mix cornstarch and water in small bowl until smooth and add to crockpot. Let cook until thickened. YUM!!!!!!

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San Francisco Chops
4 bone in pork loin chops
1-2 T veg oil
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup red wine or chicken broth
2 T brown sugar
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 T corn starch
1 T cold water

In skillet brown chops on both sides in oil (sear them). Transfer to crockpot. Add garlic to drippings in pan. Saute for 1 min or until golden. Stir in soy sauce, wine, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over chops. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 5 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Combine corn starch and water until smooth; add to crock pot. Cover and cook at least 30 minutes more or until thickened. Serve or rice or potatoes. Yield 4 servings.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken (Slow-cooker)
1 1/2 C sliced carrots
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2TBS quick cooking tapioca
2-3 1/2 lb chicken, cut up (we just use boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
8oz can pineapple chunks and juice
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C vinegar
1T soy sauce
1/2 tsp instant chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger OR 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp salt

Place vegetables in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle with tapioca. Place chicken on top.

In a bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, mix together. Pour over chicken.

Cover. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Serve over cooked rice.
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Slow Cooked Lemon Chicken
6 chicken breasts
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter or margerine
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves,minced
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsely

Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
Combine the oregano,seasoned salt and
pepper;rub over chicken.In a skillet,
over medium heat,brown the chicken in
butter;transfer to a 5 qt slow cooker.
Add water,lemon juice,garlic and bouillon
to the skillet;bring to a boil,stirring
to loosen brown bits.Pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.Baste the
chicken.Add parsely.Cover and cook 15-30
mins.longer or until meat juices run clear.
6 servings
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Chicken and Herbs
4 bone-in chicken breasts ( I used boneless)
1/4 cup oil ( I use olive)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dried crushed oregano, or 2 tsp. fresh
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp. dry thyme, or 2 tsp. fresh

1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine ingredients and pour on top of chicken breasts, which have been placed in crockpot. Cook on low for 5 hours. Serves 4.
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Chicken Fajitas
7 boned and skinned chicken breast halves -- cut in strips
2 onions -- sliced
2 green bell peppers -- cut in strips
2 red bell peppers -- cut in strips
2 jalapeno chile pepper -- chopped
4 cloves garlic -- minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
28 ounces tomatoes, canned
1/4 cup water
8 flour tortillas

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Serve with salsa.
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Pork Chops A La Orange
4 loin pork chops, bone in or boneless, 3/4 - 1" thick
1/2 - 3/4 small can orange juice concentrate
1 10 oz can double strength chicken broth
1 large onion sliced into thick rings
1/2 c raisins
1/2 - 3/4 small bag 'baby' carrots
1 soup can of dry white wine (or more broth or water)
1t curry powder
1/4 c brown sugar (or can use honey)
1T lemon juice
1/2t chopped garlic
Enough additional water or broth to cover the chops

Brown the chops in a skillet. Set aside. Saute onion in drippings until softened and slightly brown. Add garlic and brown lightly. Put carrots in the bottom of the crockpot. Top with onions and then the chops.

Pour off any grease in the frypan, if any, and then add soup to hot frypan and scrape up all the brown drippings on the bottom of the pan. Pour this into the crockpot also. Add all remaining ingredients and cook on high for 3-4 hrs or low for 2-2.5 times as long or until the chops are tender.

When the meat is tender, taste the sauce and adjust seasonings to suit. If it is not flavorfull enough you may wish to simmer for a while to reduce. Once the flavor is to your liking, you may wish to add a tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot at the end and let the sauce thicken a bit.

You could substitute chicken breasts or thighs or even turkey parts for the pork in this recipe. This is great surved with stuffing or rice or couscous on the side and a green vegetable or salad.
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Hungarian Goulash
Ingredients:
2 pounds round steak -- cut 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup onion -- chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 14.5 oz can tomatoes
1 cup sour cream

Directions:
Put steak cubes, onion, garlic in cooker.
Stir in flour and mix to coat steak. Add all
remaining ingredients except sour cream.
Stir well and cover and cook on low for
8-10 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Add
sour cream 30 minutes before serving
and stir thoroughly. Serve over hot
buttered noodles.
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Crockpot Orange Chicken
Ingredients:
6 oz orange juice, frozen concentrate

3 ea chicken breasts, split

1/2 ts marjoram

1 ds nutmeg, ground

1 ds garlic powder (optional)

1/4 c water

2 tb cornstarch

Directions:
Combine thawed orange juice concentrate (not regular orange juice) in bowl along with the marjoram, garlic powder and nutmeg. Split the chicken breasts to make 6 serving sizes. Dip each piece into the orange juice to coat completely. Place in crockpot. Pour the remaining orange juice mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, or cook on high for 4 hours if you wish. Precise cooking time is not important in crockpot cooking.

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Cranberry Pork Roast

1 (2.5 pound) boneless rolled pork loin roast (any pork roast will do)
1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (I don't use this)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
salt to taste

Directions
1 Place pork roast in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl,
mash cranberry sauce; stir in sugar, cranberry juice,
mustard and cloves. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for
6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
2 Remove roast and keep warm. Skim fat from juices;
measure 2 cups, adding water if necessary, and pour into a
saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3 Combine the cornstarch and cold water to make a paste;
stir into gravy. Cook and stir until thickened. Season with
salt. Serve with sliced pork.

This is absolutely my favorite way to have pork roast. It is so moist and the gravy is slighlyt sweet and savory. I have to admit I was a little skeptical but gave it a try anyway and boy, am I ever glad I did.

I serve this with mashed potatoes. I mash the potatoes using sour cream, cream cheese, and a little garlic powder instead of milk.

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tuscan turkey slow cooker pasta

POINTS | 4
Servings | 8

Ingredients
1 pound turkey breast, boneless, cut into 1-inch pieces
16 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz canned tomato sauce
29 oz canned stewed tomatoes, Italian-style
4 oz mushroom(s), canned, drained and sliced
1 medium green pepper(s), chopped
1 small onion(s), chopped
2 medium stalk celery, chopped
3 medium garlic clove(s), chopped
1 cup water
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
6 oz uncooked spaghetti, broken in half

Instructions
Place all ingredients, except spaghetti, in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Turn setting to high, stir in spaghetti and cover. Stir again after 10 minutes, cover and cook until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes more. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

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slow cooker chicken paprikash

POINTS | 4
Servings | 4

Ingredients
1 serving cooking spray (5 one-second sprays per serving), or enough to coat skillet
2 cup mushroom(s), coarsely chopped
1 small onion(s), chopped
1 small garlic clove(s), minced
1 small sweet red pepper(s), diced
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup canned chicken broth
1 pound uncooked chicken breast, boneless and skinless
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

Instructions

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic and pepper; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds more. Spoon mixture into a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker; add broth.

Cut each chicken breast into 4 long strips; add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.

Stir together flour and sour cream in a cup; stir into chicken mixture. (Note: We stir flour into the sour cream to prevent the cream from curdling in slow-cooked dishes.) Cover and cook on low until the mixture is thick and hot, about 10 minutes more. Yields about 2 cups per serving.

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Stovie Toties (this is a traditional Scottish recipe)
i've heard its actually meant to be cooked as a stew but perhaps it was cooked more thinly as a soup by my Mum and grandmother because when they left Scotiland it was 1949 and they were still living post war over there. They would have made everything stretch as much as possible. But it is beautiful anyway.

You put in 4 carrots (peeled and chopped or sliced) 4 potatos, 1 swede, 1 parsnip, split peas (as many as you like) and celery (a couple of sticks chopped). Also add a bacon hock and fill with water. You may need to halve the ingredients as this makes a lot and it depends how big your pot is. Normally you'd let it come to the boil and then simmer for 1 1/2-2hrs but with the slow cooker if you just leave it for the day or overnight it turns out perfect. My mother eats it without the bacon (she puts the bacon to cook and it adds some flavour but then she takes the hock out before eating). I on the other hand cook it with the whole hock in just as my mother does and then at the end I take the bacon off the bone into the soup and eat - yum!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

4 chicken breast halves
2 - 15oz. cans blackbeans - undrained
2 - 15 oz. cans Mexican stewed tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes
1 cup salsa
4 oz. can chopped green chilis
14.5 oz. can tomato sauce
tortilla chips
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients (except chips and cheese) in large slowcooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Just before serving remove chicken and slice chicken into bite size pieces. Stir back into soup. To serve, put a handful of chips into each soup bowl. Ladle soup over chips. Top with cheese.

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Au Gratin Potatoes And Ham

6 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked ham, cubed
1 cup shredded American cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp thyme

Grease a crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Layer half of the potatoes in the bottom. Top with half of the onion, ham and cheese. Repeat layers. Combine soup, milk, and thyme. Pour over all. Cover; cook on high for 1 hour. Turn heat to low and cook for 6-8 hours.

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Does anyone ever come here? I have tons more crockpot recipes...

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Keep them coming!!!!!!

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moroccan slow cooker stew

POINTS | 4
Servings | 6

Ingredients
1 serving cooking spray (5 one-second sprays per serving)
1 small onion(s), chopped
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup carrot(s), baby
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
15 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp table salt

Instructions

Coat a small skillet with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes.
Place squash in a 3-quart or larger slow cooker (crockpot). Add sauteed onion and garlic, carrots, tomatoes, broth, cinnamon, cumin and red pepper flakes. Cover and turn on to low heat; simmer for 6 hours.
Add chickpeas and salt. Stir, cover and heat for an additional 5 minutes. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving.

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These recipes are great!!! I never really know what to make in my slow cooker, I usually make the same things over and over again in it

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WoW! I just found this forum. These are some great recipes! I can't wait to try them!

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Carrot Cake

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cups oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Directions:
Beat together the eggs, sugar and oil. Combine the flour,baking soda, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and add to the sugar mixture and beat well. Stir in the carrots and nuts.

Pour into a greased and floured Bread 'n Cake pan. Cover and place in the slow cooker. cover bake on High for 2 1/2 to 4 hours

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Baked Lemon Sponge

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
¼ cup flour
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup lemon juice
1 Tbs grated lemon zest
3 eggs, separated
1 Tbs butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 Tbs icing sugar
Directions:
In a bowl combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, egg yolks, butter and milk. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form fold gently into lemon mixture. Pour into prepared bowl and cover tightly with am foil (secure with an elastic band). Place in bowl in Rival® Crock-Pot® slow cooker and pour in enough water to come 1 inch up sides of bowl.

Cover and cook on High for 4 to 5 hours or until topping is set and light and fluffy. Sift icing over sponge before serving.

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Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients:
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 Tbs dark corn syrup
3 ripe bananas, well mashed
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, shelled and chopped
Directions:
Grease and flour the inside of the stoneware or the Crock-Pot(R) Bread 'N Cake Bake Pan (available through Rival(R)). In a large bowl, cream the butter unitl fluffy, and slowly add the sugar, eggs, corn syrup and mashed bananas. Beat until smooth. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Add the walnuts and mix thoroughly. Pour into the bake pan and place in the slow cooker. Cover; cook on High for 2 to 3 hours. When the bread is done, remove the Bread 'N Cake Pan from the stoneware. Let cool, and turn bread onto a serving platter.

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This is GREAT!

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Yummy!! I have chicken breast in the fridge, and was wondering what to fix tomorrow. Lots of great ideas here! Thanks!

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Broccoli-Cheese Soup--CROCK POT!

This soup is better than any soup I've had in a restaurant!
Can also be made with cauliflower or brussel sprouts in place of the broccoli.

32 oz. bag of frozen broccoli
1 quart of half & half (or substitute for whole milk)
16 oz. jar of cheese whiz (regular or low fat)
2 cans of cream of celery soup (regular or low fat/low sodium)

Dump all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on LOW for 2-3 hours.
SO GOOD!!

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any ideas for a crockpot roast?

weanted to make a crockpot roast... i saw sandra lee do it on the food channel but couldn't find it. was wondering if u ladies had any recipes for it? or other recipes for the crockpot with ground beef

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In response to your question, I don't know if I'd really call it a "recipe", but what I usually do is put a big beef roast in the crock pot, along with a can of cream of mushroom soup, two packets of onion soup mix, and a packet of brown gravy mix.....then I put in raw carrots and potatoes (or canned baby potatoes) and cover with water. I cook it on low for 8-10 hours and it's great! I usually throw some garlic salt and pepper on top, too.

Hope that helps! Biggrin
Melissa

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"Mommy2007" wrote:

weanted to make a crockpot roast... i saw sandra lee do it on the food channel but couldn't find it. was wondering if u ladies had any recipes for it? or other recipes for the crockpot with ground beef

We make roasts in the crock pot all the time. That, and chili seem to be about the only things that we make there (until now - I can't wait to try some other stuff).

So here's our basic recipe:

- Put roast in crock pot.
- Fill sides with small potatoes and carrots (or chopped potatoes, or rutabaga).
- cover with olive oil (if it's lean - we usually have wild game/bison)
- Add a can of beer or a bunch of red wine
- Add a bunch of garlic (you can wither put a couple tablespoons of crushed garlic on top, or put it in slices inside the roast)
- put a bunch of rosemary and thyme on top
- add a medium can of spiced crushed tomatoes (or a can of crushed tomatoes and a bunch of chili peppers)

I've made variations on this recipe about 20 times. The bison came out so tender it melted in your mouth!

Crock-pot roasts are the way to go if you have a less than ideal cut/wild meat which can sometimes be quite tough.

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"Randys_Girl79" wrote:

This soup is better than any soup I've had in a restaurant!
Can also be made with cauliflower or brussel sprouts in place of the broccoli.

32 oz. bag of frozen broccoli
1 quart of half & half (or substitute for whole milk)
16 oz. jar of cheese whiz (regular or low fat)
2 cans of cream of celery soup (regular or low fat/low sodium)

Dump all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on LOW for 2-3 hours.
SO GOOD!!

That sounds really yummy! I'm going to try that!

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"Mommy2007" wrote:

weanted to make a crockpot roast... i saw sandra lee do it on the food channel but couldn't find it. was wondering if u ladies had any recipes for it? or other recipes for the crockpot with ground beef

I haven't done a traditional 'roast', but I use Chuck roast all the time. One thing I do before for all my beef in the crock pot is I seared it on the stove and then deglave the pan and pour it over the meat in the crockpot. ( ilove the taste of browned meat)

Beef stroganoff
Simple recipe is salt & pepper meat liberally, sear and put in crock pot. Deglaze pan with beef broth. Throw in onions and 2 cloves of garlic and some thyme. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over egg noodles and add a dollup of sour cream. I have to cook the mushrooms seperate because DBF hates mushrooms.

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I have a smaller crock pot, but I made pulled pork the other night. Wink

3 lbs Pork Butt

Dry Rub
1/2 cup br sugar
2 tbl kosher salt
2 tbl chili powder
1 tbl pepper
1 tbl paprika
1 tbl garlic powder

I rub the meat with the dry rub and let it sit in the fridge for 12 - 24 hours. Then cook on low for 8-10 hours.

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Italian Crock Pot Chicken

4-6 Chicken Breasts Thawed
1 Can cream of mushroom soup
1 pkg good seasons powdered italian dressing mix
1/2 can of milk.
1 small container of cream cheese

Combine all, and cook in the crock pot for 6-8 hours on low.

Make white,or wheat rice, top it with chicken and "sauce"

This is a healthier recipe that I got from sparkrecipes.com. This is also a kid/family favorite of ours! Enjoy!

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baked potato soup

This stuff is SO absolutely good. I LOVE it!

Ingredients
# 2 medium baked potatoes
# 3 teaspoons butter
# 1 cup diced white onions
# 2 teaspoons flour
# 4 cups chicken stock
# 2 cups water
# 1/4 cup cornstarch
# 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potatoes
# 1 teaspoon salt
# 3/4 teaspoon pepper
# 1/2 teaspoon basil
# 1/8 teaspoon thyme
# 1 cup half-and-half
Garnish

* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
* 2 green onions , chopped

Directions

1.

Melt butter in a large saucepan and sauté onion until light brown.
2.

Add the flour to the onions and stir to make a roux.
3.

Add stock, water, cornstarch, mashed potatoes and spices to the pot and bring to a boil.
4.

Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
5.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out.
6.

Discard skins.
7.

Chop potato flesh into 1/2 inch chunks.
8.
Add chopped potato and half and half to the saucepan, bring soup back to a boil, reduce and simmer for 15 minutes.
9.

Ladle into bowls, and serve with 1 tbsp cheese, 1/2 tbsp bacon bits and 1 tsp onion sprinkled on top.

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Cheddar Chowder
Serves 6

2 c. water
1/2 c. diced carrots
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 t. pepper
2 c. diced potatoes
1/2 c. thinly sliced celery
1 t. salt

For White Sauce:

1/4 c. margarine
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk
2 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 c. cubed ham

Combine water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper in a large kettle
Boil 10-12 minutes (do not drain)
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, make white sauce by melting margarine.
Add flour and stir until smooth (about 1 minute)
Slowly add milk and cook until thickened
Add grated cheese to white sauce and stir until melted
Add white sauce and cubed ham to vegetables
Heat through

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combatcutie's picture
Joined: 04/04/07
Posts: 2082

Penne w/Chicken, Peas & Peppers



7 POINTS
per serving



Ingredients:


2-1/2 cups wheat penne
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated


Instructions:

Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and set aside. Combine stock and 1/2 cup peas in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Sauté garlic 30 seconds. Add bell pepper and chicken and sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is cooked throughout. Add pea purée, whole peas and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well. Stir in pasta and bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes, or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in cheese and toss well before serving.


Yield: 4 servings
7 POINTS per serving


Nutritional Information:
Per serving: calories 373, fat 6.3g, 16% calories from fat, cholesterol 52mg, protein 30.3g, carbohydrates 46.6g, fiber 3.7g, sugar 4.6g, sodium 236mg



MrsRiggert's picture
Joined: 11/21/07
Posts: 2195

I love this one....yummy AND healthy!

Recipe: Shrimp scampi
By Mayo Clinic staff

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Original Article:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/shrimp-scampi/NU00439
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Dietitian's tip:
Traditionally, "scampi" refers to large shrimp that have been covered in garlic oil or butter and broiled. Here the shrimp are sauteed in a small amount of olive oil and tossed together with shallots, lemon juice and brandy or sherry. Served over pasta, this lighter version cuts out 325 calories and 28 grams of fat per serving.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Serves 6
Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds large shrimp (prawns), peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped shallots or green onions
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons brandy or sherry, optional
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons trans-free margarine

Directions
Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), about 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque throughout, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.

Add the garlic and shallots to the saucepan and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the lemon juice, brandy or sherry if desired, parsley, salt and pepper. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the margarine and cooked shrimp. Toss to coat with the sauce.

Divide the pasta among warmed individual bowls. Top each serving with shrimp sauce and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving) Calories 335 Cholesterol 233 mg
Protein 36 g Sodium 405 mg
Carbohydrate 30 g Fiber 2 g
Total fat 8 g Potassium 401 mg
Saturated fat 1 g Calcium 101 mg
Monounsaturated fat 4 g

FLSunshineMom's picture
Joined: 06/07/06
Posts: 3859

Anyone want a healthy version of grilled cheese sandwiches? I came up with this one myself on a whim Smile Fix some tomato soup to go with it and voila! A quick and easy dinner.

Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Non-stick cooking spray
Whole wheat bread
"I Can't Believe it's not Butter" spray
Fat free American cheese (the sliced kind, I like Borden)

Spray frying pan/skillet with non-stick cooking spray and pre-heat on medium/medium-high.

Generously spray one side only of bread slices with the "I Can't Believe it's not Butter" spray and place on frying pan "buttered" side down.

Place two slices of fat-free cheese on each slice of bread on frying pan/skillet.

Spray one side only of remaining bread slices and place on top for top part of sanwiches, "buttered" side UP.

Cook until browned and cheese begins to melt, then flip and brown other side.

Joined: 11/14/08
Posts: 105

Here's a new recipe I tried and we thought it was yummy!

Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

Ingredients
4 pork chops
1 tablespoon (or as much as desired) lemon pepper
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Directions
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2.Tear off a generous square of tin foil for each chop, enough to wrap and seal completely. Coat both sides of each chop with lemon pepper.
3.Put 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in the middle of each square of tin foil. Put the peppered chops on top of the butter and oil. Put 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil on top of each chop. Add 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce over the top of each chop. Wrap each chop tightly and place on a cookie sheet on the middle rack of oven. Bake for 35 minutes.

Babymaybe2's picture
Joined: 07/24/12
Posts: 518

"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

baked potato soup

This stuff is SO absolutely good. I LOVE it!

Ingredients
# 2 medium baked potatoes
# 3 teaspoons butter
# 1 cup diced white onions
# 2 teaspoons flour
# 4 cups chicken stock
# 2 cups water
# 1/4 cup cornstarch
# 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potatoes
# 1 teaspoon salt
# 3/4 teaspoon pepper
# 1/2 teaspoon basil
# 1/8 teaspoon thyme
# 1 cup half-and-half
Garnish

* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
* 2 green onions , chopped

Directions

1.

Melt butter in a large saucepan and sauté onion until light brown.
2.

Add the flour to the onions and stir to make a roux.
3.

Add stock, water, cornstarch, mashed potatoes and spices to the pot and bring to a boil.
4.

Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
5.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out.
6.

Discard skins.
7.

Chop potato flesh into 1/2 inch chunks.
8.
Add chopped potato and half and half to the saucepan, bring soup back to a boil, reduce and simmer for 15 minutes.
9.

Ladle into bowls, and serve with 1 tbsp cheese, 1/2 tbsp bacon bits and 1 tsp onion sprinkled on top.

I can't wait to try this!! yum!