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Slow cooker (crockpot) ideas

I am not a big meat eater but on a warm day this cooking vessel does not heat up the kitchen.

My biggest success thus far is a potato leek stew that was garnished with walnuts toasted in butter.

Despite living in Germany I am not a big potato eater either but when slow cooked I like them.

by Anonymousreply 3508/03/2020

It's still too warm right now for it, but a crockpot is ideal for making a cassoulet, which is a wonderful meal when the weather is chilly. I also like to use a crockpot to cook a pork tenderloin, which can then be turned into pulled pork barbeque.

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by Anonymousreply 108/01/2020

Cassoulet I have not yet mastered. And it seems very rich and heavy for summer but I have had it in Paris and in the South of France and baked beans never tasted so good.

by Anonymousreply 208/01/2020

Indian dishes. The flavors are enhanced by the long cooking time.

by Anonymousreply 308/01/2020

Are there any in particular you care to share R3?

by Anonymousreply 408/01/2020

Lamb shanks? They are the entire reason I purchased a slow cooker.

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by Anonymousreply 508/01/2020

Try making a chilli with beef skirt. So good, I will never make it again with mince beef.

by Anonymousreply 608/01/2020

I just bought one and am looking for non-meat recipes! I haven’t received it yet, though. Back ordered at Wayfair.

by Anonymousreply 708/01/2020

I need to start using mine again now that it's getting too hot to heat up the kitchen by using stove top or oven.

Love to see some recipies as well.

by Anonymousreply 808/01/2020

Check out: The Indian Slowcooker by Anupa Singla.

For general slow cooker recipes (i.e. most aren't Indian) check out the cookbooks and website of Kathy Hester.

by Anonymousreply 908/01/2020

For those who requested non-meat Kathy Hester is vegan. Anupa Singla has both meat and vegan in her book.

by Anonymousreply 1008/01/2020

Pork shoulder, pork butt, Boston butt, all the same cut makes great pulled pork for sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 1108/01/2020

I love that R11 popped on after the no meat discussion. THAT is Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2020

Wouldn't potatoes pretty much disintegrate in a slow cooker?

by Anonymousreply 1308/01/2020

I've made two pots of slit pea soup flavored with ham hock this summer, heavy on the pepper and added some cloves and nutmeg .

also have bread attachment and have made Boston brown bread (steamed) and rich batter white bread with ginger powder.

by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2020

R13 NO.

by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020

Congee is a DL fave!

by Anonymousreply 1608/01/2020

Brussel sprouts with bacon

by Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

Chicken and Rice. Use bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts and add peppers and onions.

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2020

Someone above asked about potatoes. You can make delicious roasted potatoes in a crockpot. (One good recipe linked below). You can vary that same recipe by adding carrots, parsnips, onions to your potatoes to get an entire roasted root vegetable medley. Much easier than roasting in the oven, and no danger of charring the roast vegetables. One hint is to make sure that all the cut surfaces of the potatoes contact the ceramic of the crockpot. This will help caramelize them for even more flavor.

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by Anonymousreply 1908/01/2020

Chicken breasts are flavorless. Use thighs.

by Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

I made Pasta Fagioli on the stove top today, but I could have easily made it in a crock pot as well.

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

I made chile verde (a pork stew) in a Dutch oven and finished it in the oven. It's in there for 2.5 hours before you even add the potaotes so they don't disintegrate.

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

I'm hungry.

by Anonymousreply 2308/02/2020

Beanie Weenies!

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by Anonymousreply 2408/02/2020

[quote] I'm hungry.

Me too!

by Anonymousreply 2508/02/2020

Hot dogs...vile, just vile.

by Anonymousreply 2608/02/2020

For a vegetarian recipe, try making hummus from scratch. You can experiment with variations for a slightly more original dish: I like substituting Great Northern beans for some of the garbanzo beans. Hummus is fantastic with Meyer lemon juice.

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by Anonymousreply 2708/02/2020

Hummus is great, I make a lot of it.

by Anonymousreply 2808/03/2020

Boiled peanuts!

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by Anonymousreply 2908/03/2020

Does anyone know how to make a traditional British Sunday Roast in an instant pot? I want it to look like the roast in the picture I have attached. Also, please let me know what cut of meat I should use since there are so many.

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by Anonymousreply 3008/03/2020

Last night I made this garlic soup in the slow cooker.

I may reek today but man alive it was delicious.

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by Anonymousreply 3108/03/2020

[R31] Can't wait to make the garlic soup. (With yams/sweet potatoes instead of potatoes - due to picky partner.)

by Anonymousreply 3208/03/2020

r1 No one would use pork tenderloin to make pulled pork (or use it in a slow cooker.) Pulled pork is made with pork shoulder (see r11.) You could probably use pork LOIN, but not the tenderloin.

by Anonymousreply 3308/03/2020

You need a fatty cut of pork to make pulled pork in a slow cooker. R11 listed them. Pork loin/tenderloin is not suitable.

by Anonymousreply 3408/03/2020

How about brisket, does it hold up well. It has fat.

by Anonymousreply 3508/03/2020
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