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I love my crockpot but only have a couple recipes for it. I am really into cooking but I'm realizing with the three kids I'm never going to be able to stay on top of my house if I don't simplify in some areas. So, I'm looking for Crockpot recipes that can be the whole meal, KWIM? I'd love others that are good too but I especially would like ones that have the protien, carb and vegetable all in one. TIA!
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Soups are great in the slow-cooker. I often make lentil soup (check out my other posts for more specifics; I've posted my un-recipe here several times) in mine, as well as vegetable, bean, and chicken soups.


I can't think of a kind of fish that wouldn't suffer mightily from slow cooking. Maybe you could do a tuna casserole, but I wouldn't try it with a ffish fillet or steak.

Try www.justslowcooking.com for a LOT of recipes, organized by categories.

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Nick, I saw you post that link somewhere else, too, and had checked it out. It is awesome! Thanks.

I don't have too many recipes that are ALL in one. Usually I make a salad if there's no veggie. Or I have one that's essentially chicken and brocolli in a white sauce, covered in cheese. Then I make a grain separately to serve it on. But I agree soups and stews will probably work well for you!

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I like to put in a couple of chicken breasts, some chicken or vegi broth, a cut up onion, a couple of cut up potatoes and carrots, some black pepper and herbs, and whatever else suits your fancy. Make sure there is enough liquid. It's really good, and in fact this is my favorite way to make chicken because it is sooooo tender and flavorful.
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Thanks so much for your replies ladies. You're making me very hungry!
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I love soup in the Crockpot as well.
zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, lots of garlic, baby spinach, diced tomatoes, broth.....and diced chicken breasts. you can dice them yourself, or cheat and get the Tyson brand that sells it already cooked and diced for you in the frozen food aisle.

lentils are good, as well as navy beans. Piglet has a terrific curried lentil recipe that her husband makes. i can post it for you if you'd like.

or maybe try this one.....30 oz bag of shredded hash browns mixed with a can of cream of celery soup, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup of milk, salt pepper and one cup of shredded cheese. place this mixture into your greased slow cooker. then place 4-6 browned chicken breasts seasoned with salt pepper, garlic and whatever else you like. cook on low or high....i like low for several hours....i'm not sure of an exact number! the last 10 minutes, sprinkle some more shredded cheese over the chicken if you'd like.

diced chicken with some broth, diced tomatoes, chicken, a small package of frozen spinach and some cheese tortellini is also good.
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lentils are good, as well as navy beans. Piglet has a terrific curried lentil recipe that her husband makes. i can post it for you if you'd like.
Yes please! Thanks for all of your others suggestions too!
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Ok, here is Piglets DH's recipes for absolutely delicious curried lentils!

~*Here is the recipe for 1 lb of lentils (I like red lentils the best for this dish, though you can make it with green ones, too):

1 eight oz can coconut milk
1/4 cup curry paste
1 tbsp of your fave asian hot sauce (I like Sambal Oelek myself)
1/4 cup brown sugar

Boil the lentils until tender, add the coconut milk first, then stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer until you reach the desired consistency.

DH doesn't use measurements when he cooks, so you might want to adjust for taste. He usually makes a big batch so I can use it for 3 or 4 days. I never seem to get tired of it, lol.

It's so simple, but it tastes fabulous! I eat it over rice (brown or white). *~

If Piglet reads this, i am so happy i have this recipe!!!
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I like to put frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot, coat with taco seasoning. When done (few hrs. on low) shred chicken and add a can of black beans. Serve on tortillas with cheese, onion, tomato, salsa. Chicken tacos! Very easy.
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The chicken-taco recipe sounds yummy. I will have to try that, soon.

I'm posting again, however, to second the recommendation for Piglet's lentil curry. I made it last week, LOVED it, ate all the leftovers, and am dying to make another batch. The only downside is that it made DP a little, how shall we say, unpleasant to be under the covers with? Anyone know how to cut down on the flatulence factor? 'Sokay, I will happily make and eat it all myself in the future... !

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Jengi33, we make the same recipe, only with pork. We eat chicken a lot and so sometimes we want a break. It's great for shredded pork tacos!

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That Curried Lentil recipe looks YUMMY! Now, is it done in the crockpot? Do you cook the lentils first, then mix it all together to simmer in the crock? Advice?

Also, I've always read to cut down on gassiness with beans, add them gradually to your diet. We eat beans a lot, so I don't really notice. It can be more of a problem if you suddenly introduce a lot of beans into a previously bean-light diet. Anyone else heard this?

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this is quite a boring use, but I love my crockpot baked potatoes. Wash each potato, wrap in foil, and stand them on end in the pot. For 4 baking size potoatoes, on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6. They come out not dried out, and perfect.
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Oh yes! I do potatoes, too. BUt I don't even wrap them in foil. I just wash, poke a few holes (don't know why, but growing up, we always poked 'em before baking) and place them in. I keep them in all day, but I like them a bit mushy, so the longer the better for me. My dh thought I was crazy when I first did it, but was impressed by the results!

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