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09-06-2011 10:46 AM

Originally Posted by bluekangaroo2 View Post


I'd love to make this but we don't have any coconut oil -- does anyone know what I can use instead?  eat.gif



I'm sure it would be fine to substitute olive oil. :)

09-06-2011 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by krankedyann View Post

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

1 pound navy beans, soaked
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
2 tbs coconut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
8 ounces chopped green chiles
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups chicken stock

Put beans in medium pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and allow to simmer 20 minutes. Discard water. Brown chicken in coconut oil. Put all ingredients in crock-pot. Stir to mix thoroughly. Cover. Cook on low 10-12 hours or high 5-6 hours.

Serves 6-8

I'd love to make this but we don't have any coconut oil -- does anyone know what I can use instead?  eat.gif


09-06-2011 05:11 AM

I'm getting hungry just looking!


I would love the tuna casserole and the cheesy scalloped potatoes recipes.  Thanks!!!

08-31-2011 07:41 PM

I need to find proper time to read through all 35 pages of this thread - I love my crockpot. It's one of my best friends. ;-) It's great in the winter for long cooked stews and roasts and great in the summer when you can't abide heating up the house to put dinner on the table. 


I've got a lot of favorites, but if I had to call out one at the top of the list, I'd have to say Crockpot Pulled Pork. And just this minute I decided what we're having for dinner one day this weekend; I need to put a pork shoulder on my shopping list! 

08-28-2011 07:41 PM

Here's our fav!!!

Simple and yummy!!! Sorry, c/p from my blog!!

To make the beef you need…
Chuck Roast
Pepperocini peppers (I got a big jar)
French rolls
Italian seasoning
oh and a crock pot….and lots of time.

Now here’s the hard part. Take your roast and put it in your crock pot. Pour in about half of the pepperocini “juice” and peppers themselves. And about a tablespoon of the italian seasoning. If you don’t have that, just use oregano and basil. Go heavy because you are using the crock pot. Then add water until your meat is *just* covered. Turn on the crock pot and let it cook on high for ohhhh 5-6 hours.

When it’s done you will be able to fork shred it and it will look like this…

Grab 2 forks and get to shredding.

Once I shred it I turn the crock pot to warm and let it sit all shredded up.

You can plop the meat on the rolls and serve it as is. Juicy or not. Toasted or not. We like it not so juicy and toasted with cheese. So I turned on the broiler and piled on my beef, and sliced some fresh mozzarella cheese to put on top and popped it in the oven for about 3 minutes.

08-24-2011 11:11 AM

OMG. I've been an MDC member since 2007 and I've never seen this thread? How is this possible? It actually came up on a google search for whole foods crockpot recipes. I'm only on like page 10 and it's already the most useful thread ever.

07-18-2011 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Literate View Post

OK, I haven't read all 18 PAGES!! yet but I hope this helps someone. It's a fantastic time saver.

Throw a little olive oil or butter or whatever in the bottom. Fill the crockpot completely with chopped onions (think Costco!). Leave it on for 4-5 hours. It'll smell wonderful.

Take out your much-reduced sauteed onions and freeze on a shallow baking pan. Take out of freezer, break into chunks, put into ziplock bag.

Now everytime you are making something that calls for 20 minutes of sauteing onions you say "Oh, I love that Literate. She's the best." and take a chunk of your onions out. Granted, you can't be too exact on measurements now, since if your recipe calls for "1 cup onion" it's probably only 1/2 cup now. But who cares.

Just putting this at the (current) top of the page because it's so fantastic. I've done this many times and it saves so much time. I think I thanked Literate when I first read her idea but I have to say it again: Thanks, Literate, you rock!

ETA: After my onions are cooked I use 1-cup and 1/2-cup measuring cups to scoop the onions onto the baking sheet to freeze. Then I have some idea how much I'm using. I figure the onions cook down to about half of what they were so if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped onion, I use a 1-cup chunk of the frozen ones. I also put parchment or wax paper on the baking sheet to help minimize the lingering odor that might meld with my cookies. LOL
07-18-2011 09:56 AM
Crys Andson

Sorry I forgot to include a quote in my other post. This is the recipe I was talking about.

Originally Posted by Mylie View Post

Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I came home with a raging headache and never even made it on the computer...

Baked Potatoes....I take baking Potatoe,wash real well and then poke some holes in them with a knife to let steam escape.Wrap them seperatly in foil and put in crockpot...I usually put around 6 lrg in mine...cook on low all day for 6-10 hours...They are perfect when taken out.Then we add our toppings and serve with salad and rolls...

Roast...Depends of type of roast...We don't eat a beef roast often at all...$$$ and we just don't like to eat much beef...but when we do eat it this is how I prepare it...

Put in crockpot and sprinkle liberally with Mortons Natures Seasoning salt...Pack peeled halved potatoes and chunk carrots around it...Let cook all day on low for 10-12 hours...You can use the juices to make gravey...

Pour all the drippings in a saucepan and add about 1/4 cup of water....take about 1/2 cup and put in bowl..Add 1/4 cup of flour or cornstarch and stir to mix with a whisk.....Add to your pan of drippings and heat on medium/low till it boils and thickens while you are constantly whisking it....Add salt and pepper to taste...

Pork roast....We like the Italian flavor....Put your pork roast in the crockpot small bowl put...

1 teaspoon oregeno
1 teaspoon basil
add 1 cup water...Swirl around till nicely mixed then dump all over your roast....cover and cook on low all day 8-10 hours...This is heavenly...

Baked Chicken and Potatoes....Very Easy

I stick about3-4 leg thigh combos in pot...Sprinkle liberally with Mortons Natures seasoning and then pack peeled 1/2 potatoes around them....Cook on low all day 8-10hours...

I have to go work again and will try to post more tonight when I get home...Love Mylie xx


07-17-2011 11:33 PM
Crys Andson

I cant wait to try your Baked Chicken and Potatoes, they sound good but I plan to make some changes. I am going to add diced frozen carrots, 1 pkg cream cheese and some italian dressing about an hour before serving.Im trying this because my family loves every thing in a sauce or gravy it was the only way my high functioning autistic would eat for a long time, he has out grown the have to have sauce faze but still loves sauces.

11-14-2010 06:14 PM
*bejeweled* notes.gif Yay!
11-14-2010 03:04 PM
Breathless Wonder

Bumping :-)

10-10-2010 08:44 PM
mamakah just reviving so new members can add theirs!!!
05-24-2010 08:04 PM
Breathless Wonder Bump

Has anyone found a really good vegetarian shepherd pie recipe for the crock pot?
12-30-2009 02:00 AM
napless 2 cans (each 7 oz/213 g) salmon, drained

1 small onion, diced

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup/50 mL bread crumbs

2 Tbsp/30 mL milk

1 Tbsp/15 mL lemon juice

1 tsp/5 mL dried parsley (or 1 Tbsp/15 mL fresh)

1 tsp/5 mL dried dill (or 1 Tbsp/15 mL fresh)

1/2 tsp/2 mL pepper

Grease your crock pot.
In bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir gently to break up the salmon and combine everything well.
Put into the crock pot and press down evenly.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.
12-25-2009 07:48 PM
Sweetjane Hi!

I just want to share that I made the Moroccan Chicken (post #66) today, and it was so delicious. My four year old said "mama, I love it!". Highly recommended!

Thank you!!
11-28-2009 10:33 PM
11-27-2009 04:39 PM
Forsanda Did you ever get this and if so, how do you like it?

Originally Posted by umami_mommy View Post
anyone have one of these?

i'd love to hear reviews. my mom found one cheap and wants to buy it for me, but i know cheap ain't always the best.
11-23-2009 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post
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
I tried it! delicious! I used it in my curry chicken casserole. I stopped making the casserole because I didn't like using the condensed canned msg stuff. Now I can make it more!!!!
11-22-2009 08:11 PM
JoyMC i just saw this post and had to recommend a new cookbook i just got - Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever by Diane Phillips. oh my gosh, it's awesome. over 400 recipes, sweet, savory, meats, veggies, desserts, drinks. so extensive. i've made about five things and they've all been awesome!

so now i need to look through this thread, but thought i'd recommend the book. it's my new favorite cookbook!
11-21-2009 08:31 PM
treemom2 I don't have time to read all the pages yet, but I love, love, love using my crockpot. Our fav recipe (probably posted already) is: put a layer of sliced potatoes in the bottom of the crockpot, place a chicken on top of the potatoes, pour over 1c water, juice, or broth. Sprinkle with salt and herbs and let it go for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low (my times might be off, we are on a lower voltage than the US so things cook differently here in my crockpot). Last week I put a pork roast in the pot with a couple tablespoons garam masala, 2 diced apples, 1c apple juice, and a thinly sliced onion (DH said it was the best thing he's ever had from the crockpot). We love this recipe (I do make my own bbq sauce for it) then we serve the meat on buns with coleslaw (it's a NC thing)--yum. Okay, I'm so hungry now and I'm probably posting things already here. . .totally gonna come back
11-21-2009 07:20 PM
11-21-2009 07:11 PM
Originally Posted by jul511riv View Post
Ladies (and gents) tuna noodle cassarole. ALL from scratch. Stat!

Reading this 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.
11-21-2009 04:34 PM
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?

11-21-2009 02:59 PM
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?

11-05-2009 01:45 PM
*Jessica* 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
11-03-2009 03:48 PM
maddymama 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!

11-03-2009 03:47 PM
Originally Posted by mamakah View Post
Here's one for oatmeal, from earlier in the thread. I've also seen (and made) crockpot oatmeal using steel cut oats.
11-03-2009 03:41 PM
11-03-2009 02:29 PM
columbusmomma 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
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

11-01-2009 09:16 PM
*Jessica* 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
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