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That's a crock!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jack Straw, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Pot.....my wife went away for the weekend so I decided to load up the crock pot with a pot roast and veggies. We can have a nice dinner when she comes home and I can spend today outside instead of cooking.
    Please post some good crock pot recipes, I am a one trick pony.

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    I love crock pot cooking, load her up in the morning and dinner is ready when everyone gets home:cool:
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  3. ScotO

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    Here's one of my cold-weather faves, Jack

    McTavish Soup (Irish Chili)

    1/2 -3/4 package of bacon (browned, drained, and cut into pieces)
    1 lb hamburg (browned and drained)
    1 can kidney beans
    1 can baked beans
    1 can butter beans
    1 can northern beans
    (do not drain juice out of beans, use juice and all)
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup ketchup
    salt and pepper to taste, add garlic if desired

    Mix all ingredients in crock pot, cook 5-6 hours on low setting.

    Goes great with fresh cornbread muffins!
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  4. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Looks great ! My wife will have me sleeping outside with all those beans:cool:. She won't let me make my crock pot chili anymore.
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  5. fishingpol

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    Pork butts for pulled pork are always good in the slow cooker. The smell of it simmering away for hours is enough to drive one crazy. Sorry no recipe though.
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  6. btuser

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    Chicken bone stew.

    Bone-in chicken thighs (mandatory, my wife tried to slip in boneless once but my daughter+I made such a fuss she's never tired again),
    can of stewed tomatoes
    quart chicken stock
    some spice (depends on your additions)
    Celery, garlic, onions

    Cook for 2-4hrs. 30 minutes before eating pour in 1-2 cups of rice. A lot of rice will make a dish, less will make a stew. Pretty simple, but it's a great base meal for adding other things so don't think it's that boring. Add some fish (or even clams) on top of the rice and it will steam/poach just right.
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  7. My Oslo heats my home

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    Yes sir...love the crock pot food especially in the winter. Load it up in the am and chow down when we come home
  8. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    theres not much that beats a crock pot dinner on a cold winters day
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  9. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Corned beef, add home made kraut to level it off and a single layer of baby red taters on top of that. Ole and Inga would be proud.

    I am an avid crock pot user during cool/cold weather.
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  10. Delta-T

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    how uncanny...I too am a crock potterist...I too made beefed stew (just yesterday). I do not use water or broth, I use beer (odd, cuz I dont drink the stuff, but I often cook with it). I also make sure to put a lil scorch on the meat before it goes in the pot. I hold off on the potatoes and carrots until about 2 hours before I want to eat (i find that sometimes the taters and carrots can be too soft, and fall apart if left in all day)....and my secret ingredient is Quinoia (is a small grain from south America....very popular with the Mayans back in the day) I use it to thicken it up a bit (instead of flour) stuff absorbs 2 X its volume in water, pretty impressive, and is very nutritiousness.
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  11. Jags

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    Also try ground flax seed. Thickens and give a nuttyerist, earthyness to the dish.
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  12. ScotO

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    once in a while, we put a whole London broil in the crock, a can or two of Yuengling lager, and a sliced up onion. Let 'er simmer on low all day long (almost 12 hrs), some REALLY good roast beef sammiches can be had out of that stuff!
  13. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    Yuengling comes in a can???? I seriously did not know that. I have been sent on many a roadtrip to liberate some for my sister, and had never run into it in a can.
  14. ScotO

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    I like it better that way, don't get "skunky" nearly as fast as the bottles!
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    I've got a beef tongue in the freezer I've got to use up. I need suggestions.
  16. ScotO

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    Try the aforementioned method. Can o' beer, an onion, and 10 to 12hrs on low. I'd bet it would be fabulous!
  17. Pallet Pete

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    Why do you taunt us with this beer picture Scotty now I want one and they dont sell yuengling around me ! :mad:

    O Bugger I guess its more home brew tonight ;)

    Pete
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    Quinoia...Thought my wife was the only person that eats this stuff, she usually cooks it in the rice cooker! Won't catch me eating this LOL!
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  19. DexterDay

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    Yep. Bottle or can. Wife prefers bottles. I like the Can myself.

    Crock pots are a Mans best friend. I make the Best Roast (no work), Pulled Pork (no work), and Corned Beef (no work) Ever!!

    The Corned Beef is my Fav. Love me some Corned Beef, potatoes, and Kraut, or Corned beef and cabbage, or Corned Beef sandwiches (Corned beef or Reubens. But Ruebens are my weakness). I could eat Ruebens DAILY......

    UMMMMMMM.....


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  20. Freeheat

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    Crock Pot pulled pork
    1 pork roast
    1 2liter bottle root beer
    cover with the root beer
    set up in am on low 4-5 pm drain pull apart and hit with your fav BBQ Sauce
  21. Jack Straw

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    Now that sounds easy!
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    Very easy and awsome found that MUG rootbeer tastes best for us
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    My pulled pork--made it last week

    Boneless pork butt or loin
    Brown in skillet, get a good char on outside. Don't have to cook it through, just get that char.
    Put meat in slow cooker.
    pour one bottle of Stubbs' Spicy Pork Marinade over, and a cup or two of apple cider.
    1 Tbsp. liquid smoke. You can eliminate this if you opted to char the meat on the grill.
    cook that sucker slowly until it falls apart.

    P.S.--Jack, that photo of the roast with vegetables is AWSOME!
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  24. Jags

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    Then peel, slice thin and make sammich.
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  25. Delta-T

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    we also do quinoias in the rice cooker..mine is a Ta-Tung, had to go to Hong Kong to get it (not me, gift from friend). We put quinoia in all kinds of things, and then we dont tell anyone ;). Its in my meatlof, sausages, stews, pot pies,baked ziti, pasta sauce...pretty much anything really. Its even good if you toast it up and toss it on salad (careful when toasting, keep it covered, they pop like corn and try to escape). We do this cuz people will claim to not like the stuff ;), until they say "This meatloaf is sooooo good, how you do it?" Quinoia friends quinoia.
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