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    Sun May 15, 2005 9:05 am Groupie
    I went to a car boot sale (UK version of a yard sale, kind off) this morning and found a brand new in the box, un-used 7 pint crockpot for $15. So I just thought to myself, Sylvie, you might as well give it a go!

    Well, now I need your help! I have never used a slow coocker and would love a list of your favourite recipes and any tips you might find useful!

    Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

    Last edited by -Sylvie- on Sun May 15, 2005 11:51 am, edited 1 time in total
    Sun May 15, 2005 10:52 am Groupie
    Just to get your feet wet, why not start by throwing a pot roast into the pot, cover with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce and cook on high for 8 to 10 hours ---- or until falling apart. Cool, refrigerate and skim off fat. Shred and serve with sauce on hamburger buns, Kaiser rolls or Italian rolls. I usually serve this with coleslaw and French Fries. Good luck with your toy ---- you're going to LOVE it!
    Mon May 16, 2005 12:24 am Groupie
    add a beef roast to the pot, a can of mushroom soup and an envelope of onion soup mix. Add a dash of red wine, perhaps some sliced mushrooms, cover and cook low 8-10 hours.. we do overnight.. The smell is lovely and just add some cooked noodles and a green veggie and dinner is served!!

    Tue May 17, 2005 12:27 am Groupie
    My favourite thing to cook in the crockpot is Chili. Instead of cooking on the stove for half an hour, when it simmers in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours it blends the flavours so much better, it's great. All you have to do is brown the meat & onions, and garlic if it's in the recipe, then toss all ingredients into the slow cooker. If you don't have a favourite chili recipe I could probably find one similar to what I do.

    Tue May 17, 2005 1:49 am Groupie
    Thanks everyone! I actually thought myself, that chili is probably a good one to make first time. I've bought all ingredients and will give it a go on friday. I'll let you know how it turns out! icon_biggrin.gif
    Tue May 17, 2005 1:29 pm Groupie
    Sylvie77 wrote:
    Well, now I need your help! I have never used a slow coocker and would love a list of your favourite recipes and any tips you might find useful! Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

    One tip to remember for slow cooker cooking, is that more liquid remains then when you cook on the stovetop. So if you are making a stovetop recipe in your slow cooker, reduce the amount of liquid a bit or it will be "runnier" than normal. icon_smile.gif

    Hope the chili goes well! icon_smile.gif Slow cooking can be great.

    Tue May 17, 2005 2:39 pm Groupie
    My crockpot recipes:
    Company Chicken Casserole
    Crockpot Stacked Enchiladas
    Tangy Barbecue Wings
    Busy Day Beef Stew

    Others I've tried and liked a lot from this site are:
    Creamy Italian Chicken by Miller
    Crockpot Tangy Pork Chops by AudreyM
    Sausage, Kraut & Apples by Corbin Lee

    My only tip would be...Do not lift the lid too much during cooking.
    Shirl (J) 831
    Tue May 17, 2005 6:16 pm
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    sounds like a great deal, now your off and running and soon your crockpot will be your new best friend icon_smile.gif
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