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Subject: Crockpot Recipes
Date Posted: 8/11/2009 10:24 AM ET
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Hi everyone! I am looking for some great crockpot recipes. I know there are tons of them out there but I was hoping to get some suggestions...



Date Posted: 8/11/2009 1:52 PM ET
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What kind of recipes are you looking for- meats, soups, etc?  I have a ton, but am not sure what you're looking for.

There is a blog I enjoy reading called A Year of Crockpotting, and the gal made a crock pot recipe every single day in 2008 and blogged about it.  There are a LOT of recipes there, and the ones I have tried have been really good.  I don't have the website offhand, but I'm sure you could find it by searching.

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 10:58 AM ET
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I just made this one I found on another forum. It was delicious! We had a jar of sauerkraut that was left over from making brats, and when I saw the recipe, I though it would be a good use. It was!

One beef roast (whatever size suits you)

One yellow onion

One or two cloves of garlic sliced

One jar or bag of undrained sauerkraut

One small can of tomato paste.

With the tip of a knife, make slits in the top of the roast. Push slices of the garlic cloves in. Do this as many times as you have garlic slices.

Cut the onion into 1/2" rings, separate them, and use them to line the bottom and sides of the crock pot. Put the roast on top of them, and cover with remaining onion slices.

Mix the undrained sauerkraut (the liquid is necessary) and the small can of tomato paste in a bowl and pour over the top of the roast. Add enough water to cover the roast and bring the liquid level within an inch or two of the top of the crockpot. If you are using a very large crock pot, and not a large roast, just make sure the roast is covered by a good bit of liquid.

Cook on low for 8-12 hrs, depending on the size of the roast. I did mine on high for the first couple of hours, and then turned it down, because I only had a few hours to work with. Remove the roast and strain the liquid & reserve. Discard the saurkraut & onions as the flavor will have been cooked out of them. I made some quinoa, but you could make some rice or couscous. Ladle the reserved liquid over the roast and side. It's full of yummy flavor! It's like a beefy tomato sauce. You could probably warm it up and use it as a thin tomato soup, or cut up veggies and use as a base for a nice soup.

I made mine over the weekend, and refrigerated it overnight & served the next day. It gave the roast time to really soak up the flavor, but you could serve it the same day.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 8:05 AM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2009
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Check out this website.   The Author cooked in her crockpot everyday in 2008. She has some great recipes. this is my favorite!!! crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/02/original-taco-soup-crockpot-recipe.html

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 9:06 AM ET
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This one is a keeper in our house:

1 beef  or venison roast
1 chopped onion
2 15 oz cans whole potatoes
1  15 oz can low salt beef broth
1/2 cup water
1 envelope dry italian dressing
1 envelope au jus gravy mix or 1 envelope beef gravy mix

Place everything in the crockpot, making sure to cover the potatoes with the liquid, cover and cook on low 8-9 hours.   You can add mushrooms, carrots or any other vegetables that you'd like.

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 12:27 PM ET
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I love this site!  Haven't found a recipe that I didn't like ... there's a way to keep track of recipes in your recipe box ... you can make notes as to tweaking the recipes to your tastes .. etc ... wonderful!


Subject: Taco Soup
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 2:23 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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I LOVED THIS RECIPE! Great recommendation. I made it and we ate it all week - one night in bread bowls, then next in burritos, then on nachos, as soup. The only thing i didnt get to try was i was going to roll out a pizza dough and put the stuff on it and cover it with cheese and bake it.

Any other recommendations?

Last Edited on: 10/5/09 2:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1