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EASY CHUNKY MINESTRONE

You may have to vary the amt of veggies depending on the size of crock pot, mine is a medium one.

To crock pot add:

2 cut up carrots
3 cut up celery ribs
2 medium zuchini, sliced into chunks
half an onion, chopped
a couple cloves garlic, squished
a can of diced tomatoes with juice
a handful of shredded spinach
a diced potato, if you wish
a drained can of garbanzo beans, kidney beans or a combination thereof
a tablespoon or so of italian seasoning
some salt and pepper
add broth to one inch of top of crock pot

Put in crock pot on low in the morning, and dinner is ready when you are. Top with a little parmesan, add some cooked noodles to the bowls too if you like. Serve with bread or crackers. This is my kids favorite.
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Ooooh I LURVE Minestrone - that sounds delicious!

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this is a simple split pea soup that I made today - it's delicious!!

Layer in this order:
1 lb split peas
2 c diced cooked ham if you aren't vegetarian
1 c diced carrots
1 med onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
5 c Boiling water

cook 4-5 hours on high heat.

If you like the consistency of the soup leave it like it is, otherwise add either 1 c hot milk or 1 c hot water (I used vegetable stock instead of water) after cooking!

mmmmm!
Should you pre-soak the peas, or just throw them in the crockpot?
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Should you pre-soak the peas, or just throw them in the crockpot?
I just tossed them in and it came out great. I made this last night and it was wonderful...and I don't usually like split pea soup! Even my picky eater ate a good portion. I made some yummy French bread to go with it!

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I was cleaning out/reorganizing my recipes today (a task that was LONG overdue!) and came across this one. Remembered how good it was, and promptly pulled out the ol' crockpot. It's cooking right now and smells sooo yummy.

Chicken Adobo

5 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2 lbs chicken -- dark meat, on the bone, is best

Combine it all in the crockpot and cook until the chicken is tender and falling off the bone. Serve with rice and a green veggie!

Enjoy!
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What a great thread!!!

I have some easy fallish deserts I will post later!
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I just tossed them in and it came out great. I made this last night and it was wonderful...and I don't usually like split pea soup! Even my picky eater ate a good portion. I made some yummy French bread to go with it!
Bumping this thread. Pea soup turned out great. Im going to try the chicken recipe someone posted earlier today...
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definetly subbing to this one! : : keep 'em coming! i love my crockpot!!

im doing a pork toploin roast in my crockpot this week and would love any recipes/ideas involving apples/sauce/juice....thanks

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Should you pre-soak the peas, or just throw them in the crockpot?
oops! I wan't able to get on-line for a while so I missed this question. Yes, like a pp said, just toss them in!

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Here's the recipe for spicy maple black beans that someone asked for. It is not really precise, cause I do it a bit differently each time. As I posted earlier, when I tried it in the crockpot, it didn't work, but I didnt' sautee the onions first, and I think if you do that, it will work fine.

Sautee chopped onions and/or garlic (1-2 onions, 2-4 cloves garlic) in olive oil. Add crushed red pepper, as much as you like -- I use about 2-3 teaspoons, I think) (this can be left out and then sprinkled on individual dishes at the end). Add 2 cans of un-drained black beans, or equivilant of soaked and pre-cooked dried beans. Add 1/2 -1 cup of real maple syrup ( I like grade B for better flavor) depending how sweet you like it. On the stove top, I cook this for 15-20 min, simmering to cook down liquid a bit, but not all the way. In the crockpot, it could probably be all day, or just a few hours, since you dont' really need to cook any of the ingredients, just get the flavors to combine. Also, maybe in a crockpot it would be good to drain the beans, since the liquid won't cook down?

I like this served over rice, with sharp cheddar cheese, or in a burrito, again with sharp cheddar. Yum.

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Originally Posted by daekini
this is a simple split pea soup that I made today - it's delicious!!

Layer in this order:
1 lb split peas
2 c diced cooked ham if you aren't vegetarian
1 c diced carrots
1 med onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
5 c Boiling water

cook 4-5 hours on high heat.

If you like the consistency of the soup leave it like it is, otherwise add either 1 c hot milk or 1 c hot water (I used vegetable stock instead of water) after cooking!

mmmmm!
I'm making this right now. I put in a ham shank instead of cubed ham. It smells so good already. Will let you know how it comes out for me flavor wise with the shank in place of cubes.

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I just copied a bunch of recipes from this thread, can't wait to try them out!...Crockpot meals are easy and that's what I'll need when the baby is born!
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The split pea soup was AWESOME, we all enjoyed!!! Tasted just fine w/out the cubes, the shank lent plenty of flavor. Next time I'm going to dice some potatoes but that is just cuz I like a few taters in my soup and I usually have some that need to be used up. I tend to buy them when they are .99 for ten lbs and then forget they are in the cabinet. : Thanks for the recipe!

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I'm trying the split pea this week as well. Can I turn it on low right away, or don't you usually have to turn crocks on high for the first 30 minutes or so? Thanks!
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I made this tonight :

Chicken and Salsa"
two legs on bone (minus skin) and a few other random leftovers from last nights roast chicken
2 large tomotoes, chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
5 cloves garlic, mashed
1 cup salsa
salt and pepper to taste

We ate it with rice and I added sesame seeds and salt at the table.

I am waiting anxiously for some of these deserts!!
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I'm trying the split pea this week as well. Can I turn it on low right away, or don't you usually have to turn crocks on high for the first 30 minutes or so? Thanks!
I usually have to do low right away, it's always fine.
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Brown Beans....I make this veggie and non-veggie depending on what night it is....Very good both ways and cheap...


1 pound of dried pinto beans,washed and picked through
1 large onion sliced into rings
onion powder
salt and pepper
4 slices of bacon(can leave it out,I do alot)
couple pinches of baking soda

Put your pinto beans in crockpot and cover with water...I usually fill the pot 3/4 way full...Add you baking soda(helps with unwanted gas).If you want the bacon in slice the bacon pieces into 1/4 inch.Put those in...Add in your onion slices and add onion powder and salt and pepper...couple shakes of each...Cook on low all day for 8-10 hours...This will be more watery when it is finished...I turn off the crockpot and remove the dish and allow it to sit on the counter for an hour...This cools and thickens the bean broth...Then I add more seasoning to taste...I serve this with cornbread hot out of the oven...Very cheap meal...Very filling...We like it...But be sure to season it real good or it will be too bland..

Hi! I made this tonight! Thank you so much. Everyone loved it. I was a little skeptical about it having enough flavor, but it wa sreally delicious, hearty and filling. I served it with cornbread as you suggested. A perfect meal. Cheap too

Thanks again.
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Gus'smama, thanks for the maple black bean recipe!!

dalaimama, that sounds awesome!


I adore split pea soup, but my husband hates it, so I dont bother. But I might try it, and split the batch and freeze part then eat over a few days the other batch.
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EASY CHUNKY MINESTRONE

You may have to vary the amt of veggies depending on the size of crock pot, mine is a medium one.

To crock pot add:

2 cut up carrots
3 cut up celery ribs
2 medium zuchini, sliced into chunks
half an onion, chopped
a couple cloves garlic, squished
a can of diced tomatoes with juice
a handful of shredded spinach
a diced potato, if you wish
a drained can of garbanzo beans, kidney beans or a combination thereof
a tablespoon or so of italian seasoning
some salt and pepper
add broth to one inch of top of crock pot

Put in crock pot on low in the morning, and dinner is ready when you are. Top with a little parmesan, add some cooked noodles to the bowls too if you like. Serve with bread or crackers. This is my kids favorite.
I made this yesterday and it was fabulous! The kids loved it and it had so many veggies! I added the potato and did shell noodles, but left off the parmesan, and it was very filling.

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Hi! I made this tonight! Thank you so much. Everyone loved it. I was a little skeptical about it having enough flavor, but it wa sreally delicious, hearty and filling. I served it with cornbread as you suggested. A perfect meal. Cheap too

Thanks again.
Oh yes! Pinto Beans always come out just perfectly in the crock pot. My dd and dh will inhale them with nothing but sea salt added! I had I don't know how many "this is how to cook beans" lessons from various Mexican neighbors and relatives and the ONLY way I am successful is with the crock pot.

Does anyone have those dessert recipes yet?
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definetly subbing to this one! : : keep 'em coming! i love my crockpot!!

im doing a pork toploin roast in my crockpot this week and would love any recipes/ideas involving apples/sauce/juice....thanks

kelly
I've made mulled cider in the crock pot. I actually just used the mulled cider tea bags and 1 gallon apple juice. Kept it simmering throughout a party and it was very cozy!
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I think this might be the best thread ever.

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Beef dip

cheap cut of roast
2 cups of beef stock
1/2 c of soy sauce or tamari (will need salt if using tamari)
whole pepper corns
garlic powder
rosemary
thyme

Turn on low all day, remove and strain broth through cheesecloth. Use the broth to dip. Stuff the beef into some crusty rolls. Very good.
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I just went thru and c&p'd a ton of recipes. You are all awesome!
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Are you all sick of beans yet? If not, here's another one for you:

Frijoles Charros

1 lb. dried pinto beans
3-4 c. of stock (chicken, veggie, whatever you prefer...)
2-3 stalks of chopped celery
2-3 cut up carrots
14.5 oz. can of tomatoes (I like the fire-roasted ones )
1 tbs. dried oregano
2 slices uncooked bacon
3-4 c. water
salt and pepper to taste

Soak the beans overnight and rinse/drain. Add all ingredients to crockpot and stir it all up. Fill the rest of the way with water. Cook on low until beans are tender (my crockpot is really hot so it doesn't take all that long, but you'll have to play around with yours to find out how long it takes).

Top with fresh cilantro if desired.

Vegetarians can leave out the bacon, I'm not sure if it would still have as much flavor...? Perhaps there is something you can substitute in its place that will give it a slightly smoky taste...?
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I'm making the frijoles charros today - without bacon - I'll let you know how it turns out! Hopefully the fire-roasted tomatoes you suggested will make up for the lack of bacon.

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