Crockpots: Best Invention EVER?
I have a crockpot and I use it often. When it's cold outside and you can't grill there is nothing better, I say. Just the other day I bought a 5lb amish ham, stuck in the crockpot before leaving for the gym, set on "high", came back and it was done. They also work great for chicken breasts, pork chops, and beef roasts. Just throw the meat in, dump in some kind of fruit, onions, or seasonings if you like, wait a couple of hours (in which time you can do something else constructive like go to the gym), and VOILA. Cooked meat.
Anybody else use this fantastic invention?
Chicken thighs + 2 sticks of butter + large bottle of hot sauce = AWESOME
The crockpot makes good food ridiculously easy. I own two crockpots and often have them both going at the same time.
Here's one of my personal favorites
~3 lbs boneless chuck roast
1 packet dry onion soup mix
12 oz can of cola
cut the meat into chunks and place in crock pot. Sprinkle onion soup mix on top. Then pour cola over top. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Shred meat with forks or mash with a potato masher and serve on rolls with cheese for sandwiches.
Amen. And that recipe looks awesome.
Originally Posted by Jenny
For my pork or chicken I'll often add:
1/2 cup water, one or two cut up apples, some cinnamon, and a little butter and onion. It's fantastic.
Loto do you dump the whole bottle of hot sauce in there?
And Jenny...amen to the onion soup mix. My mom gets a simple london broil, throws the meat in, sprinkles onion soup mix in it... that simple and its my favorite meal that she makes. I might suggest the Cola thing next time!
I love crock pots for cooking. The meat is always so tender coming out, easy cooking, what's not to love?
Hell yeah. I usually go with a cheap off-brand Goya hot sauce. You want to submerge about half your pile of chicken thighs since the butter and juices will end up submerging the entire thing by the time cooking is done.
Originally Posted by caseyd123
I leave it cook for a good eight hours (overnight) and then shred the chicken in the morning. Shredding it will help use up all the leftover sauce/juice. I'll eat it for lunch and toss some in with my eggs and bacon.
Really a basic Beef Pot Roast Recipe
4Lbs of Bottom Round Roast
1.5-2 large Onions
1-1.5 Lbs Whole/Half Mushrooms
1.5-2 Lbs Carrots
8-10oz of Beer
1 Can of Condensed Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Optional 3-5 potatoes
Step 1) Chop 1 onion up in slices,line the bottom of the crock pot with them.Chop up the other and put it aside.
Step 2) Chop the Carrots up in 1/8" slices put a thin layer on the bottom.
Step 3) Pour most of the can of Soup in the bottom of the pan.
Step 4) Defrost beef and pat dry with a paper towel,rub pepper into the outside of the meat.
Step 5) Heat a pan up with oil and Sear/brown all sides of meat.
Step 6) Put the rest of the veggies in the pot.Leave Mushrooms whole or half.
Step 7) Pour the rest of the Soup and the beer in.
Step 8) APlace meat in Pot,putdd salt,pepper, and Garlic salt
Step 9) Cook for 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 on low.
Eat it up. I just had some and it is awesome. Serve with cornbread and milk!
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This thread is making me hungry. What size crockpot is good for a single person who wants to cook large portions and store the rest for later?