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13th October 2011

snopearl6912:11pm: Will I get sick from eating this?
I was trying to make some chicken curry in the slow cooker last night. A little over 2 hours into cooking (on low), I realized that I had added too much liquid, so I removed some and saved it in the fridge. This morning I used that liquid to thin out the curry a little. I just ate some an hour ago, but then I realized that maybe the liquid I stirred into it from last night had raw chicken bacteria in it??? I didn't let the curry keep cooking after thinning it out. Do you think it is safe to eat the way it is? I mean I already had some so I am concerned that I might get sick from it....

26th June 2007

decasia8:05pm: . . . .lets eat !
something wonderful is happening in my crock pot ! a pork stew !

2nd April 2007

glamorousdiva5:05pm: I made this last night and it was amazing!!

Orange Glazed Chicken

This Oriental inspired recipe is so mouth-watering that you'll be making it twice a week and three times on Sundays.

1 (6-oz) frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 tsp dried marjoram leaves
6 Tbs orange marmalade or jam
2 tbs cornstarch
6 (6-oz) chicken breast halves
1/4 cup water

Combine thawed orange juice and marjoram in shallow dish. Dip each breast in orange juice mixture, put in the crock pot, pour remaining sauce over breasts. Spread marmalade over breasts evenly. Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Remove Chicken and set aside. Add cornstarch and water to the orange sauce, stir. Cook for 20 minutes with the top slightly ajar. Serve over chicken. Serves 6.

22nd January 2007

ivymcallister5:50pm: Pork Burrito Bowls

Mondays and Thursdays are usually crock pot days. This means that on Monday and Thursday mornings, I decide what we're going to eat for the next couple days and fill the crock pot accordingly. Today, I'm making slow-cooked Pork Burrito Bowls.

It's really quite ridiculously easy. I forget where the recipe came from because I've modified it over time so that it's a bit less bland and inoffensive, as cookbook recipes often fear offending some random reader's delicate palate and so tend to err on the side of excessive caution where variety of ingredients and seasonings are concerned.

Slow-Cooked Pork Burrito Bowls.Collapse )

27th December 2006

aiwanakademie7:24pm: Bean Recipes

In hopes of trying to cut my grocery bill, I want to convert to meals where I can buy suppies in bunk. I love beans and I can get beans at a fairly inexpensive price.

Can anyone recommend some filling bean crock pot dishes?

thanks - K.

Current Mood: cranky

24th October 2006

shiromaguro11:43pm: I have a goat shoulder roast that I'd like to slow cook in my recently acquired crock pot. I don't know much about crock pot cooking, and even less about goat roasts. The one thing I do know is that it's lower in fat (3%, I think?) so that needs to be kept in mind while cooking.

I've only ever made lamb stews in a slow cooker, so I'm unsure how to deal with this shoulder roast. Do I need to put a lot of liquid in the cooker, or will it do with only a little broth? I'm planning on tossing in some carrots, potatoes, and celery, so I'm sure that will add to the moisture quantity. Having never cooked a roast in the crock pot, my biggest concern is puting enough liquid in to keep it from drying out. I'm going to be gone all day, so I'd like to cook it on low for eight or so hours.

Do any of you have any tips or advice for such an endeavor? Or for goat in general?

If this goes well, I'd like to try a curried goat roast in the crock pot next.

29th March 2006

phaedrasdream4:49pm: Chickpea Miso Soup
Last night, I put 2 quarts of water and a bunch of carrots, potatoes, leeks, and kale into my crock to make a nice broth. I strained it this morning. Yum!

I added a blend of canned chickpeas, cooked barley and miso (from the food processor) to the mix this afternoon with a couple of handfuls of brown rice.

It tastes good but VERY salty and VERY miso-y. Any suggestions for what I can do with it now? Is there anything I can add to tone down the miso? What should I serve it with?


28th March 2006

princessbtrfly8:20pm: made Beef Stroganoff this weekend
Beef Stroganoff

1 1/2 lb stew meat, cut into 1-in cubes
1 TBS cooking oil
1 jar (4 oz) sliced mushrooms
1 TBS dried minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced OR 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried crushed oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp dried crushed tyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/3 cup dry cooking sherry
1 carton (8 oz) dairy sour cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
4 cups hot cooked noodles or rice

In large skillet, brown beef in hot oil. Drain off fat.

In crock-pot, combine beef, mushrooms, onions, garlic oregano, salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf. Pour in beef broth and cooking sherry. Cover; cook on low 8-10 hours or on High 4-5 hours. Discard bay leaf.

If using low heat, turn to high heat. Mix together sour cream, flour and water. Stir about 1 cup of hot liquid into sour cream mixture. Return to cooker; stir to combine. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve over noodles or rice. (Makes 6 servings)

recipe #40 from 365 Favorite Brand Name Slow Cooker Recipes & More

26th February 2006

tracied9:01pm: dried bean question
I want to make a veggie soup in my crock and I want to use as the base, dried kidney and northern beans. Should I put the beans in to soak tonight overnight then add the veggies or do I just throw all the veggies in at once? I am going to be using the usual veggies plus some kale and red chard. Last time I used dried beans they will still hard 10 hours later. Any suggestions, or something I did wrong last time?

Thanks. I am going to go start soaking the beans in the meantime just in case.

6th February 2006

princessbtrfly6:24am: cranberry-orange chicken
I made this yesterday and it was a hit! I'm getting the recipe from "Healthy Crockery Cookery" by Mable Hoffman

To reduce fat, remove and discard the skin from the chicken before cooking.

Makes about 6 servings

2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces (I used a little more than 2 1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless breasts)
1 (8 oz) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
2 TBS orange juice
1 tsp grated orange peel (I did not use an orange peel at all)
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 TBS sweet-hot mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
3 TBS cornstarch
3 TBS cold water

Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Place cut-up chicken in 3 1/2 qt slow cooker. In small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, orange juice and peel, nutmeg, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir until blended but not smooth. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 or 5 hours (I did 5) or until chicken is tender.

Remove chicken and keep warm. Turn control to HIGH. Disolve cornstarch in water. Stir into pot with juices. Cook on HIGH, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over chicken.

Per serving: Cal 370.Carb 19 gm.Prot gm.total fat 14 gm.sat fat 4 gm. cal from fat 126.chol 83 mg. sodium 333 mg

17th November 2005

butterflysnf9:42pm: Shredded Pork with Mushrooms
Shredded Pork with Mushrooms

Makes 8 Servings-preparation time ten minutes.

3 Pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into large chunks.
2 cans (14 and 1/2 ounces each) Hunt's Stewed Tomatoes, undrained.
1 can (6 ounces) Hunt's Tomato Paste.
1 packet (.87 ounces) pork gravy mix.
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar.
1 package (6 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms.


1. Combine pork, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, gravy mix, sugar and mushrooms in Crock Pot slow cooker.
2. Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours.

I love this recipe :)
Current Mood: content

12th April 2005

decasia5:57pm: ever crave the crock ?

a handfull of hashbrown potatoes (frozen)
spicy bulk sausage pattie (hand formed)
some kind of shredded cheese
(monty jack ! works for me !)

add'l extras: if they are handily avlb (wink)
chopped onion
chopped green peppers
or experiment
with other veggies ?

beat : four eggs
and pour over the layers

then CROCK IT !
on HIGH for two hours
while you internet or watch a movie
to "set" the eggs

with a dollop of
sour cream or
sicy brown mustard
depending on your mood !

this is a great snack or substitute dinner
if you don't mind the grease from the sausage patties -which i suppose you could brown and drain beforehand but that grease may be the only liquid in the crock after the eggs set !

15th February 2005

glamorousdiva2:49pm: Could someone give me some ideas or recipes on what to do with some Egg Noodles? I found a package I had, but it was almost a year old, so I threw it out, I had never opened it, but ewww, I did not want to eat something that old. I brought a new package today. I found a recipe I thought we would like last night, but now I am not so sure, so does anyone have any new ideas? Anyway, if anyone has ideas please help!! :-)

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2nd December 2004

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13th April 2004

glamorousdiva9:57pm: Is it okay to put a roast in a crockpot the night before and let it cook all night? I got to work at 9:00 a.m. and I get home at 4:00 p.m. but if I stick it in from a Frozen State is it okay, to do that, and then put it in the night before I want to eat it, or should I wait until the morning of the day I want to eat it, around 8:00 a.m.,if I do that, should it be thawed out? Let me know if you can!! Thankyou!

1st February 2004

bdspitapit312:14pm: Ideas?
I'm getting over a week-long sickness (nothing left but fatigue and the sniffles), and I'm thinking it would be nice to have a good-smelling, warm apartment with a nice meal waiting on me when I got home from work tomorrow. (First full day back since Tues.) I'd prefer not to go and get anything... is there anything I can make with any combination of:
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It's okay if there's preparation involved, as long as I could basically have it ready tonight and dump the whole mixture in the crockpot before I leave tomorrow. I can put it on low, but even still, I'll be gone for 10 hours.
I know that's not a lot of beef but it's just me this week. Leftovers are okay.


27th May 2003

mery_bast7:50am: Hi everyone,
Just got a crockpot for my birthday and I'm very excited about it. Wanted to see what recipes y'all are having luck with so I can get some inspiration!
http://www.crock-pot-recipes.info/ <---I've been browsing this site for the past twenty minutes or so and finding some decent recipes.
Hope to see more posts here soon...

29th January 2003

shoppingdiva801:19pm: **CROSSPOST RECIPE!!***
I made this last night it was superb!! We loved it, but I replaced the french-fried onions with french-fried potato sticks, we are os PICKY!!

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Current Mood: satisfied

20th January 2003

shoppingdiva802:58pm: A New Member to this community!! :-)
Helo all!! My Name is Leslie and I am 22 year old college student who lives in Va. I am also a newly wed!! ~*Oct. 12,2002.*~ My husband Chris loves to eat like any man and stay skinny!! makes me sick!! LOL!! j/k!! We have been together for 5 years about 4 years ago I recieved a round crockpot for Christmas and then when we got married we got the large oval crockpot that also came with the Little Dipper. Anyway they are both great, I used the big one for bigger meals and the round one for smaller meals. I have some recipes I am going to share you all now, one is a cubed steak recipe, and the other is chicken they are both good all though I did not use the onions since my husband is allergic and I just hate them!! we are picky eaters. we were made for each other :-)I hope I make some new friends and get new ideas!! Let me Know if you try any of these out and if you like them!! Enjoy!!

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11th July 2002

lovemenot8:26pm: results!
title or description
Current Mood: satisfied
lovemenot8:00am: more crockpot posts!! wake this place up :)
pot roast in my crockpot tonight, let you know how it goes!
Current Mood: happy

17th June 2002

chiquitar6:58pm: Mung Beans
Does anyone know what a person can do with a ton of sprouted mung beans? Doesn't necessarily have to be a crock pot recipe, I am desperate here.
Current Mood: hopeful

9th June 2002

kiwi8:12pm: Hello, crockpot fans!
First off, I'm posting this message to all of my communities, so my apologies to those who belong to more than one who will get this message more than once.

Welcome to any and all new members!

I have not been around much or keeping up with the things that need to be done within a community, and for that I apologize. Right now, I'm balancing some rough times in the work place, the slow beginning of the packing to move routine, and most recently and most icky...having to deal with cockroaches in my apartment. (EWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!) However, the exterminator is coming this week, the meetings will be done mid-week, and some personal issues will have been resolved (at least a little) by this weekend, so I will be back on top of these communities and will make things pretty and happy all around.

That said, have a lovely week and please, feel free to keep this community alive and buzzing. :)

6th June 2002

lovemenot11:11am: in my crockpot tonight!

Potato Leek Chicken

4 md potatoes - cubed
1 md leek - sliced
4 chicken portions, breast, thigh, whatever you prefer!
2 pk potato and leek soup packet + enough water to prepare as packet directs
optional - mixed veggies, i'm adding carrots, corn, and peas mix.
salt + pepper to taste

spread potatoes and leek on the bottom of your slow cooker. put chicken portions on top of the potatoes and leek.
prepare the soup as the packet directs and pour over the chicken and veggie mixture. cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
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