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    Default Slow cooker recipes

    Hey you! Do you know any recipes for a slow cooker that are:

    great tasting and/or
    easy to prepare and/or
    healthy and/or
    cheap and/or
    good for one person?

    Would you share them here please?
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    Start with:

    1 chicken, cut up

    Add:

    1 large onion, chopped
    2 cups water
    1 tbsp. rosemary
    Salt
    Pepper

    Put all ingredients in the slow cooker, plug in, turn on, and put the lid on. Leave for work.

    When you come home you'll have about a quart of chicken stock plus cooked chicken, hot and ready to eat. You can eat this as is, or use the stock and meat as soup base for any number of delicious soups (pick the meat off the bones first).

    Plus, when you get home from work your whole house will smell like chicken broth.

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    i always use mirepoix as a base for all slow cooking.
    it's onions, carrot and celery (used in traditional french stews)
    makes the broth aromatic and "homey".

    then i throw in the meat. and fresh pepper.
    i like using spareribs / baby ribs actually.
    so i don't need to use a stock cube.

    i never add salt until it's served
    (the salt makes the meat less tender
    also if you want to keep the meat super juicy,
    don't cut up the meat until ready to serve).
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    Ribs and sauce are delicious this way.

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    Pork in Red Wine

    You can use pretty much any cut of pork with this, I'm not a fan of meat so my husband always picks the meat out. So any type of pork roast (don't use tenderloin though)

    Make slivers in the roast and shove garlic in.

    Dump dried onion soup in the crockpot and roll the roast on top of it.

    Pour a 3/4 cup of red wine and a cup of water in. Add 3 tablespoons of minced garlic and 3 tablespoons of soy sauce.

    I think the cook time is about 4 hours on low, but it also depends on how big of a roast you get.

    I normally serve this with mashed taters. You can use the leftover juice in the pot as is or you can thicken with cornstarch to make a gravy. Yum Yum

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    Oh and pulled pork is soooo easy.

    Throw the pork and some kind of cola product in all day on low. Shred the pork and empty all the juices if there is too much. Add your favorite bbq sauce and stir. You're done.

    This is our traditional halloween meal So easy and quick

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    Right now I've got a pork roast simmering.

    Heat skillet to med-hi
    Add enough olive oil to cover bottom of skillet
    Sprinkle roast with seasonings (I use Lowry's Seasoned Salt, black pepper, and Italian seasonings)
    Brown both sides of roast

    Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray
    Add peeled, cut up potatoes to cooker
    Add small diced onion to cooker
    Add half bag baby carrots
    Set roast on top of vegetables
    Add one cup of chicken broth

    Cook on low for 6-8 hours give or take
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    If you like soup or stew, you can put just about any kind of meat, some broth, chopped onion and a bag of frozen mixed veggies into the pot and have something really yummy. If you are pressed for time, you can even buy bags of frozen chopped onion in the frozen veggie department, put them in a ziplock bag and use as needed.

    Soup stores well and tends to improve with each re-heating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Right now I've got a pork roast simmering.

    Heat skillet to med-hi
    Add enough olive oil to cover bottom of skillet
    Sprinkle roast with seasonings (I use Lowry's Seasoned Salt, black pepper, and Italian seasonings)
    Brown both sides of roast
    yes! this is called "sealing" the meat.
    keeps it juicy and tender inside. mmmm!
    however i do it without the salt, and use
    bragg's amino acids instead...

    i'm greedy when it comes to juicy meat.
    so i always add salt last...
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
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    Good tips! Off to the grocery store, thanks everyone.
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
    C.S. Lewis

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