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Slow-cooker recipes

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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 I'm really trying to feed my family less processed foods but with hubby and I both working full time jobs it is really hard sometimes.  I find myself picking up my youngest daughter from daycare and it is so late I just endup throwing some chicken in the oven and grab for a box of mac and cheese and canned veggies.  I figured if I could find some good slow-cooker recipes I could throw everything together in the crock-pot when I get home from work before going to bed (I work nights) and everything would be ready when everyone gets home.  Thanks ladies.  I am really glad I found this group.

by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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Nutmeg101
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 8:49 AM
I made lasagna yesterday in ours.

Bottom layer- sauce (and meat mixture if you add meat)
Next- uncooked lasagna noodles. Break them and overlap a little to make it fit.
Ricotta cheese (and I put shredded cheese, too. )
Repeat layers till full.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours. I had a little over half a pot (only 1 jar of sauce) and cooked for 4 hours. Noodles were a little soft for my taste, but otherwise- it was yummy.
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 9:38 AM
I have tons of crockpot recipes! Ones with meat ones without. Let me go through all my stuff and I'll post them for you :)
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TotallyConfused
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:08 AM
I've been using mine more lately too, I just googled crock pot recipes and found a ton lol can't wait to see what gets shared in here though!!
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:37 AM
Ok here we go... I'll start with all the meat ones I have first cause those are more lol.

Spaghetti sauce with meatballs

2 29-30 ounce cans Hunts tomato sauce
1 cup diced onion
3 tsp minced garlic
4 tbls dried basil
4 tbls dried oregano
1 tsp dried crushed bay leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
1 large can tomato paste
1 cup parm cheese
1 lbs ground beef
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tbls water

First mix ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and water together. Set aside. Next mix everything else in the crock pot, roll meat mixture into medium size ball and drop in to crock pot. Cook on low 7-8 hours.
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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Chicken and black beans

1 lbs chicken
1 can black beans drained
1-2 cups (about a whole jar) salsa

Place everything in crockpot cook on high for 6-7 hours. Serve in tortillas or over rice.
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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Chicken ranch

1 lbs of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 packet of dry ranch mix

Throw it all the crock pot cook on low for 6-7 hours, serve over rice.
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Pot roast and veggies

A roast, depends on how big you want it.
Carrots
Potatoes
Golden mushroom soap
1 to 2 cans of water
1 packet of french onion soup dry mix


Throw everything in the crockpot. Use as many potatoes and carrots as you want. Make sure to cover your veggies with water. Shred meat when fully cooked. Serve as is.
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM
Mediterranean Stew

Ingredients

    1 medium eggplant, unpeeled and chopped
    2 medium zucchini, chopped
    1 bell pepper, chopped
    1 onion, chopped
    2 or 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
    2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
    1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts (in water, not oil), quartered, optional
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste
    red pepper flakes, to taste, optional

Directions:

1. Put ingredients in a crockpot (the night before has worked well for me). 

2. Cook on low all day, or on medium to high for shorter period.  Serve on rice or noodles
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mommaGof3
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM
I love this one!! It's kinda like a chili but soup-ish.

Hearty Crockpot Soup

Ingredients:

    1 onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
    2 (15 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
    2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans (I use 2 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans)
    1 cup water
    1 (1 1/4 ounce) package chili seasoning mix

Directions:

1. Put everything in a crockpot and mix well. 

2. Simmer all day, about 8 hours.
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MamaSin-dRN
by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM

 Thank you!  Can't wait to try them.

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