Crock Pot Recipes. - Occoquan,VA

Updated on February 04, 2011
M.B. asks from Occoquan, VA
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Hey there. I'm aware that there are websites and books with a MILLION recipes. This is partly why I'm asking yall directly. I'm too overwhelmed by all the recipes, BUT the most important reason I'm asking for recipes is that I don't have a stove or oven right now. TOO many recipes call for "browning" or something involving the stovetop. And other recipes call for some baking. I know there are some that do not have those requirements, but i need some help here.

For one, ive heard that you can cook HARD uncooked pasta in the crock pot. I have yet to see a recipe that has how you do it. all the pasta recipes call for pre-cooked pasta to be added.

I like all kinds of food. I need to recipes for 6-10 people in a 6 qt. crock pot. My four kids are ages 2-7. My husband doesn't care for ham that much. THANK YOU, THANK YOU in advance!!

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answers from Washington DC on

Here's a great - easy - my kids LOVE it recipe... I use frozen chicken breasts and it comes out perfect!! I even add peas or broccoli when I do the cream cheese for some veggies!

Here's a slow cooker lasagna recipe that we thought was pretty good...
You can always leave out the sausage and try to add veggies (carrots, broccoli, etc to make it vege lasagna

Hope these help! I really like the All Recipes website and have found some really good recipes.

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answers from Fort Wayne on

If you have a recipe that calls for browning, you don't have to brown the meat. It will be just fine if you throw it in the crock pot raw.

This is a blog of a woman who used her crock pot every day for a year. There are a ton of good recipes on there. You should be able to find plenty!

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answers from Pittsburgh on

A while back someone posted an awesome recipe on here that I make all the time now...chicken breasts, jar of salsa, can of black beans and half a pack of taco mix. Serve with cheese sprinkled on it. Totally easy! I have even turned it into nachos.

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answers from Salt Lake City on

you can put beef roasts or pork roasts in without browning them first, just add chicken broth( or water) and onions and potatoes.

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answers from Des Moines on

I always make chicken fajitas in the crock pot. Just put the chicken in there, frozen or not, and let that cook all day. Just shred it with 2 forks and add your seasonings...It's so easy! Also, I made beef stew once...I thought it was good, my hubby didn't. He likes the beef browned, but that's a lot of work! I just put the beef in and cook thru and then add onions, potatoes, carrots, peas, beef stew mix and you're good to go!
Oh, I just remembered chili! I make my chili in the crock pot too! I just realized that you actually can cook ground beef in a crock pot, so that might be an easy one for you too!

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answers from Washington DC on

Root Beer BBQ Beef Sandwiches

1 boneless beef rump roast (4 lb)
2 cups BBQ sauce
1 cup root beer
Dash of salt and pepper if desired
16 sandwich buns

Put beef in slow cooker. Mix 1.5 cups of BBQ sauce and root beer, pour over beef. Cover, cook on low for 10-12 hours. About 30 minutes before serving, remove beef, turn slow cooker on high to thicken juices. Meanwhile shred beef and then return to slow cooker. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup BBQ sauce. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Spoon about 1/2 cup into each bun.

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answers from San Francisco on

**Chicken or pork (about 3 pounds, or more if bone in). Add one bottle of BBQ sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Easy peasy.

**Pork chops and Mushrooms
6 boneless pork chops
2 1/4 cups chopped onion
6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 envelope onion soup mix
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups shredded low fat Cheddar cheese
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Place pork chops in slow cooker; top with onions and mushrooms. In a bowl, combine onion soup mix, water, melted butter, milk, cheeses and salt and pepper; blend thoroughly; pour over pork chops, onions and mushrooms. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours.

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answers from Norfolk on

Any roast can be put in the crock pot without browning. You can do roast beef, a pork roast or even a whole chicken. There are seasoning packets to make these more tasty too. There is a pot roast seasoning for the crockpot that is AMAZING! I have also done chili in the crockpot with raw hamburger. Just crumble the beef the best you can, add all the rest if the ingredients, stir and turn it on! Voila! It's super easy. Stay away from boneless skinless chicken if you are going to be gone for more than a few hours cause it tends to dry out and be tough if it's left too long. You may want to check out a few crockpot cookbooks from your local library or browse a few at your local bookstore. Good luck!

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answers from Charlottesville on

My favorite (and easiest) is chicken soft tacos:

1 lb boneless chicken breast (for over 6 people, you might want more)
1 can of Rotel
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 package of taco seasoning

Throw it all in the crockpot and leave it on low all day. By dinner time it will easily shred apart when you mix it. Put it in soft taco shells with your favorite toppings... yummy! I love using homemade guac with these- 2 avacados and one of those guacamole seasoning packets.

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answers from La Crosse on

Search "crockpot" on this website...this question gets asked almost every other week. You will find tons of answers.

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answers from Columbus on

I love my crockpot & should use it more often. I make pot roast, which is simply roast, 1can french onion soup. Put in meat & cover with soup & water. Cook til pull apart tender adding potatoes & carrots after a couple of hours.

I also just made BBQ pork. I had to ask the butcher which kind of pork was best for that and I don't remember. Using a couple of bottles of BBQ sauce & REAL root beer. Not HFCS, like Barq's or A&W. Cost a little bit more, but definitely worth the flavor. Cook until pull apart tender & using forks, pull apart. Makes great sandwiches. You can also use chicken with this & I plan to next time.

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answers from Seattle on

I make chili all the time in the crock pot. I've done it with stew meat or meatless altogether. You can use whatever types of beans you like, chili seasonings and let it cook all day. I've also make carnitas as well. Get a 3-4lb. pork shoulder roast cut slits into it to place garlic cloves, season with preferred seasonings, place into crock pot with 12oz. liquid, beer is common and cook all day.

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answers from Chicago on

We recently did country style ribs without browning them. Great meal! I got the recipe off of allrecipies.

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answers from Chicago on

first let me say my crock pot is the big oval one.

put some boneless skinnless chicken breasts in the bottom of a crockpot. sprinkle on onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt and some pepper. put half cup of water sprinkled across the tops of the chicken breasts. close lid and cook on low for about 8 hurs. chicken is spectacular.

pork roast
I usually use a pork roast that is about 3-4 lbs for my family of 6.
make 2 scrunched up pcs of aluminum foil about the size of a 6 inch long lincoln log lay those in the bottom of the crock pot and set the pork roast on top. put garlic and onion powder and salt and pepper on top. slice an onion and layer than on top also. pour about 1/4 cup of water across the top. close and cook on low for about 5 hours. open crock pot and put sour kraut at one end and some peeled potatos in the other end. I usually quarter the potatos and then they cook better. leave for another 4 hours or so and dinner is wonderful.

you can brown your hamburger in the crock pot by putting it in on low late at night before you go to bed. in the morning it is done and you can proceed with the other parts of your recipe (chili, soup, etc...) good luck.

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answers from Kansas City on

For hard pasta, just add more water than needed for the recipe so the pasta has something to soak up. It might need to be on high for the pasta to soften and absorb the liquid.

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answers from Minneapolis on

My new found Crockpot fav is shredded Chicken Tacos!!! I buy the frozen 3lb bags of Chicken breasts when they are on sale to use. Place them in your crockpot, cover with chicken broth and add 3 packets of taco seasoning. Than cook it on low for about 5-6 hours. I than take each breast out and with a fork shred them up, add some of the liquid from the crockpot and mix it up a bit. Gather the rest of your taco favorites and eat up! We usually can get 3 meals out of 3lbs with leftovers from each meal, but we are only a family of 3. It freezes up really nice and thaws out really nice as well. So make lots for later too!!

About the pasta... you can add it into about 20 minutes before your ready to eat than set it on high. Just check it before you start to eat it.

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answers from Dallas on

5lbs chicken quarters. 1 Bottle regular BBQ SAUCE, half bottle Sweet Chipolte BBQ sauce, half bottle catalina dressing. Cook chicken in the crockpot til done. Debone. Pour sauce over. Add few cups water and bring to boil. Add spaghetti noodles and cook til done. I cook my noodles separately and use the chicken as spaghetti sauce, but you can cook it all together.

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answers from Kansas City on

I have a great base recipe (that is great as is) but you can add anything you'd like!
1 part rice
2 parts water
Spaghetti sauce
pork chops
Slow cook for at least 4 hours. TA-DA!

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