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post #661 of 700
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Originally Posted by miziki View Post
Ooh, there's a great recipe that I need to dig out for Moroccan Chicken in the slow cooker - full of dried plums, apricots, raisins, mix in a little honey at the end. Serve over whole wheat couscous that takes less than 5 minutes to make. Promise to post it as soon as I can recover it from "The Great Pile of Printed Recipes" that travels between our kitchen, den, and car... huh, organization? What's *that*?
does anyone have this recipe? i saw several online, but am not sure which is the right one.
post #662 of 700
what an incredible thread!!! I don't do a lot of crockpot cooking, but when I start school next fall I will need to, so I should practice and find some faves this winter!
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Originally Posted by umami_mommy View Post
does anyone have this recipe? i saw several online, but am not sure which is the right one.
post #66 has the original morocan recipe that has been talked about all through this thread.
post #664 of 700
Subbing.....I love my crockpot!!
post #665 of 700
Subbing so I can find this thread more easily and take my time looking at all the wonderful recipes...
post #666 of 700
More vegetarian recipes, pllleeeeaaasssseeee!!!!
post #667 of 700
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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
post #66 has the original morocan recipe that has been talked about all through this thread.
thank you!!

anyone have a moroccan brisket recipe? my mom wants to make one for company.
post #668 of 700
Thread Starter 
I love this thread. And I love that it just keeps going and going...

This one is kinda obvious, but since I never thought of it before, I thought I'd post. Crockpot is a great way to do beans from dried. What I did yesterday was put the beans to soak after dinner. I sauteed two onions and 3 cloves of garlic with some cumin and corinader in a little olive oil. When they were done I put them in the crockpot with a healthy glug of maple syrup. I left that (crock pot off) over night. In the morning, I rinsed the beans, put htem in the crockpot with new water to cover and switched it on before leaving for work.

I did low and the beans were not quite done when I got home, so next time I'll try high, but all in all, I'm pretty psyched. I've always had trouble using dried beans b/c of the extra prep, but would really like to for the $$ aspect. I"m going to try a red bean chili next!
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Originally Posted by 3Taureans View Post
This is my husband's favorite of anything I make. It calls for ground beef, but I use turkey instead.

Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
29 oz can tomato sauce
6 oz can tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano
12 oz package lasagna noodles
12 oz cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan
16 oz shredded mozzarella

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef, onion & garlic until brown. Add tomato sauce, paste, salt & oregano and stir until well incorporated.

In a large bowl, mix together cottage cheese, grated parm and shredded mozzarella.

Spoon a layer of meat mixture onto bottom of slow cooker. Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. Break to fit noodles into slow cooker. Top noodles with a portion of cheese mixture. Repeat the layering of sauce, noodles and cheese until all ingredients are used.

Cover & cook on low for 6-8 hours.
making this tonight!!!
post #670 of 700
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Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post
Some of you have mentioned that you avoid cream soup recipes entirely. While the following recipe is not exactly super nutritious it is far healthier than the canned version you buy in the stores. Just thought I would toss it out for those of you who have families begging for those old, unhealthy favorites.

The following recipe is from http://www.recipelink.com/mf/7/917

CREAM SOUP MIX

Recipe makes 9 cans of soup.

2 cups powdered non-fat milk
3/4 cup cornstarch (Does anyone know if it would it work with arrowroot powder? I've stopped buying cornstarch.)
1/4 cup chicken bouillon (I use Herb-Ox with no added msg....is there anything better???)
2 Tbs. dried onion flakes
1 tsp. basil leaves
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
Store in air-tight container until ready to use. (A wide mouth Mason jar is perfect.)
To substitute for one can of condensed soup:
Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1-1/4 cups cold water. (Slooooowly! I use a wisk.)
Cook and stir on stove or in microwave until thickened.
Add thickened mixture to casseroles as you would a can of soup.

Variations:

Cream of Mushroom - Add 4-oz. can of mushrooms, un-drained, as part of liquid or ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
Cream of Celery - Add ½ c cooked, minced celery.
Cheesy Broccoli - Add 1 c grated cheddar cheese, 1-½ c milk & 1 c chopped broccoli.
Potato - Add 1 c cooked potato cubes and 1- ¼ c milk.
Vegetable Soup: Add ¾ C mixed vegetables, cooked
Broccoli Soup: Add 1 C chopped broccoli, cooked
Asparagus Soup: Add 1 C chopped asparagus, cooked

The only kind I've made myself is the mushroom. The casserole I use it in is much better than it used to be.
thank you!!!!
post #671 of 700
I've been really unhappy with all of the beef stew recipes I've tried. I know, it's beef stew, what is there to be unhappy about?! Let's just say that Marc was never excited when I said we were having beef stew for dinner. So I decided to come up with my own recipe. We had it for the first time tonight and it was "Yum!" How do I know? Well, first of all, my tastebuds told me. But more importantly, my husband commented on how good it was and suggested I keep the recipe. Enjoy!

It's Thyme For Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
post #672 of 700
Found this recipe and it is TO DIE FOR!! It came from the Looney Spoons cookbooks(which I want to check out b/c hadn't heard of before)

Surprise Crock Pot Chicken:
Serves 6

12 boneless chicken thighs
Sauce:
1 C. salsa
1/3 C. reduced-fat peanut butter
2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. gingeroot, grated
1/2 tsp. curry powder

1. whisk together all suace ingredients in the slow cooker.
2. Place chicken thighs over suace, turn pieces to coat both sides.
3. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2 1/2-3 hours

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ANYONE HAVE ANY BREAKFAST CROCK POT RECIPES? I WOULD LOVE TO THROW SOMETHING IN AT NIGHT AND HAVE BREAKFAST ALREADY MADE IN THE A.M. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #674 of 700
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Originally Posted by mamakah View Post
ANYONE HAVE ANY BREAKFAST CROCK POT RECIPES? I WOULD LOVE TO THROW SOMETHING IN AT NIGHT AND HAVE BREAKFAST ALREADY MADE IN THE A.M. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's one for oatmeal, from earlier in the thread. I've also seen (and made) crockpot oatmeal using steel cut oats.
post #675 of 700
Hi Mamakah,
Don't know if this has already been posted, but we LOVE steel cut oats in the crockpot.

1 cup steel cut oats (buy in bulk, CHEAP)
4 cups water
1 cup dried cranberries, raisins, etc.

Spray crockpot with non-stick spray for easy clean up. Put ingredients in crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours (I use a light timer). Stir and enjoy!

~maddymama
post #676 of 700
I just came across this recipe while trying to make a menu plan for next week. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good and NO powdered milk! Woohoo!

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
post #677 of 700
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Originally Posted by esaesa View Post
Ok, this is easy and sorta from scratch.
Wash and quarter potatoes.
Put a little Italian dressing in crockpot, to cover the bottom. (I'm going to try it with a homemade vinegarette - sp?)
Add enough chicken parts to feed your family, season w/ salt and pepper.
Add potatoes - could also add carrots.
Add more Italian dressing.
Use a heavy hand and sprinkle parmesan over it all.
Cook on low 4-8 hours. My pot cooks super fast and only two people eating this right now, it takes about 5 hours. I use about half a bottle of dressing.

I'm going to try this one--sounds delish.

Is the parmesan the Kraft cheapie stuff or the $6 for 1/4 pound fresh grated stuff?

V
post #678 of 700
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Originally Posted by Violet2 View Post

I'm going to try this one--sounds delish.

Is the parmesan the Kraft cheapie stuff or the $6 for 1/4 pound fresh grated stuff?

V
Either.
post #679 of 700
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Originally Posted by jul511riv View Post
Ladies (and gents) tuna noodle cassarole. ALL from scratch. Stat!

HELP PLEASE!!!
Reading this thread....got lots of good ideas.
My mom always made her tuna noodle cassarole from scratch. Its not a crock pot, but she just mixed together milk, flour (a couple TBL), salt, pepper, mustard and tuna, and poured it over the noodles, put in oven. I add cheese on top.

OK for my crock pot reciepe.....
Pulled pork....YUMM.

5ish pound pork shoulder
coat in course sea salt (ya its kinda alot of salt)
put in crock pot fat side up.
pour in 1 cup water
and about a 1/3 of a bottle of liquid smoke.
cook 10 hours (you really have to do 10 hours, 8 just is not enough)

When done, i take it out (it should be falling apart)
take off the fat, and then shred with 2 forks.
serve either over rice, or in buns with bbq sauce.

then i strain the liquid in the bottom on the pot, and freeze it. It make great bean soup base for a meal another day. (i do take the fat off hte top once its cool)
a few cans of beans, saute' veggies, add the pork flavor goodness, and mix water till the right flavor is reached.
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