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Subject: Crock Pot Recipes
Date Posted: 12/23/2009 6:30 PM ET
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I'm looking for easy, inexpensive crock pot recipes. My hubby is a picky eater. He won't eat pork or any kind of seafood. If something calls for milk he asks I substitute water but soemtimes I don't and tell him I did lol! Any suggestions for me?

ETA: We're not big veggie eaters. So much beyond potatoes, carrots, green beans, I substitute chopped tomatoes for pureed, etc.



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Date Posted: 12/25/2009 9:21 PM ET
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CREAMY CHICKEN & TORTILLAS

4 c. cooked chicken, diced
1 dozen corn tortillas, each cut into 6-8 triangles
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz. jar salsa
1 c. sour cream
1/2-1 c. cheddar cheese
Combine the soups, salsa, and sour cream in a bowl and blend well. Grease the crockpot and make 2-3 layers of chicken, tortillas, and sauce. Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Add the cheese 15 min. before eating. Serve with salad and warm tortillas. Enjoy!

 

I dont remember where I originaly got this recipe, but I thought it sounded great!

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 12:57 PM ET
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I see few responses jhere, and I'm sorry because I remember searching out new and different crockpot recipes/cookbooks  myself because they all seemed to be basically the same thing.

For me, finding/pasting etc a recipe to here is complicated! But if you look online, search for crock-pot recipes, you will find gazillions of websites and other places with enough recipes for a year or 10...:)

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 1:44 PM ET
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allrecipes.com has a good collection of crockpot recipes.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 11:02 PM ET
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http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

 

 

This is my favorite!

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 2:55 AM ET
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I love reading that crockpot365 blog! I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but have several I'm wanting to try. that  creamy chicken and tortillas sounds good too.

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 2:59 AM ET
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any reference to 'points' refers to weight watchers which is probably where I got this recipe! I've done this one twice and it was good. some add lemon and other seasonings to the chicken.

Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
Categories: Crockpot
Yield: 8 Servings

5 lb Whole Chicken
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Lawery's Seasoned Salt
Aluminum Foil

Clean chicken inside and out. Spray with olive oil spray. Sprinkle
with Lawry's. Spray inside of crockpot with cooking spray. (Do not put
any water in the bottom of the crockpot). Roll some wads of aluminum
foil
into balls and put them in the bottom of the crockpot. The
chicken is going to sit on these. Put chicken back side down in
crockpot on top of aluminum balls (Some people put the chicken breast
side down). Cook on high **(will NOTcome out the same on low)** 4 - 6
hours.

If desired, you can wrap potatoes in aluminum foil, place on bottom of
crockpot and sit chicken on potatoes. 

In order to enhance the flavors in the meat and reduce points, take off
skin before cooking. When serving chicken measure out 4 ounces per
serving. Save rest of meat for chicken salad, etc. Enjoy!

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 3:01 AM ET
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I haven't tried this one  yet but the person who posted it on WW really liked it so it's on my list to try one of these days..hmm maybe this weekend since I have some drumsticks I need to thaw and use..

Title: Sticky Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks
Categories: Crockpot
Yield: 5 Servings

2 t salt
1 T paprika
2 t chili powder
1 t onion powder
1 t thyme leaves
1 t white pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t black pepper
10 Chicken Drumstick Raw Meat
And Skin,skinned if desired
- Would lower
1 chopped onion

[Note: Prep Time: 15 minutes You can also make this delicious sticky,
fragrant recipe with a whole chicken, but I like the drumsticks best.
]
In a small bowl, thoroughly combine salt and all the spices. Rinse
drumsticks and pat dry with paper towel. Rub the spice mixture into the
chicken, skin side and bone side, making sure it is evenly distributed
and pressed down deep into the skin. Place in a resealable plastic bag,
seal, place in a baking pan to catch any drips, and refrigerate
overnight. Place the onions in the bottom of a 4 quart crockpot and top
with the chicken and spices. Cook on LOW for 8 hours (time depends on
how hot your crock gets), until very tender. Serves 5


Per Serving: 164 Cal (44% from Fat, 43% from Protein, 12% from Carb); 8
g Tot Fat; 2 g Fiber

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 3:05 AM ET
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I like taco soup but it may be too spicy for your kids though it can be 'toned' down some

TACO SOUP

3-4 FROZEN chicken breasts
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 medium onion, diced
1 can diced tomatoes (rotel)
1 can black beans
1 can cannelli (or any white) beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can vegetarian baked beans - I didn't have these so left them out
1 can kernel corn

Put everything in crockpot in order listed.
Do NOT rinse or drain beans.
DO NOT STIR.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Take chicken out and shred with two forks.
Put chicken back in, stir, and eat. 

Freezes well
 
I like doing a spicy beef version using 1- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef cooked with onion then dump in crockpot with 2 large cans tomatoes, can rotel(I vary the tomatoes between rotel or regular), can of pinto beans with jalapenos, can of pinto beans or kidney beans, can of corn, the taco seasoning and packet of hidden valley ranch dressing mix. for this I do cook the beef before putting in the slow cooker.
 
I also often cook the chicken breasts first then don't cook as long in the slowcooker
Date Posted: 1/11/2010 3:07 AM ET
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this is another that makes its rounds on the WW board..I haven't made it since I was warned it's salty and I take meds for my blood pressure and really don't like salty foods a lot

To Die for Roast

1 package of Italian salad dressing mix
1 package of brown gravy mix
1 package of ranch salad dressing mix
2-3 lb beef pot roast
1 cup of beef broth
Any type of veggies (I used carrots and potatoes today)

Mix all of the seasoning packets in the cup of broth.
Place your veggies on the bottom of a sprayed crockpot. Then place your meat on top of the veggies and then pour the broth on top.
Cook on low for 9-11 hours. 
 
suggestions on WW board say that this is very salty but adding potatoes helps absorb some of the salt..
Date Posted: 1/8/2012 10:06 PM ET
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Bump! I'm co-opting the OP because I want to hear about more favorite slow-cooker recipes. I'm going to try to make apple butter sometime this week... My skills with the slow-cooker are hit-or-miss, so wish me luck.

Date Posted: 1/9/2012 5:18 PM ET
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I have been using my CP a lot lately- often on the weekends, I have two going at one time!  I have been making a big batch of oatmeal each weekend to have for breakfast throughout the week, and it is the best oatmeal I have ever had.  It has a very creamy texture compared to oatmeal cooked on the stovetop.  Honestly I don't know if I will ever make it on the stove again!  It's so easy: 2 cups old fashioned oats (not quick cooking), 4 3/4 cups water, pinch of salt.  Cook on low 5-7 hours, or on high 3-4 hours.  I stir once or twice during the cooking process to keep the edges from browning.

Meat sauce for spaghetti is another favorite at my house.  Sautee an onion in oil until soft, then add some ground beef or ground turkey and brown.  Drain, put in CP with a couple of jars of store-bought spaghetti sauce.  Or use a couple of large cans of crushed tomatoes and add to it minced garlic and some Italian spice mix.  Cook on low all day.