Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Works for Me Wedensday - Crockpot

I have posted this before but I thought I needed to redo it for Works for Me Wednesday.

I love my crockpot and use it often. My fav crockpot product that makes clean up SO easy.

These liners make clean up a snap and you dont have to scrub!

I love that you can make about anything in a crockpot sometimes I will have two going because you can do an entree in one and have dessert going in the other!

2 lb. ground beef add onion if desired
2 cans corn
2 cans ranch style beans
3 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can water
1 taco seasoning packet
1 Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix
Brown meat and onion (I do mine in microwave). Drain grease and pour in crockpot. Add corn, beans and tomatoes, water, seasoning packet and dip mix. Stir and heat 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Serve with tortilla chips.

3 c. water
3 sm. chopped onions
3 stalks chopped celery
2 sliced carrots
1 (1 lb.) can tomatoes
1 tsp. pepper
1 (10 oz.) frozen vegetables
1 lb. sirloin steak, cubed
2 to 4 tbsp. beef bouillon
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
Put all except butter and flour into crockpot. Cook low 8 to 10 hours. 1 1/2 hours before serving, turn up to high. Melt butter add flour stirring until smooth. Add to soup to thicken

6 to 8 slices of ham
8 to 10 med. potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 c. grated Cheddar or American cheese
1 can cream of celery or mushroom soup
Put half of ham, potatoes and onions in crock pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grated cheese. Repeat with remaining half. Spoon undiluted soup over top. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours in crock pot or high 4 hours. Variations: sausage instead of ham and omit the cheese.

Chicken and Dumplins
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in small chunks
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
2 cups water
2 10 oz packages refrigerated biscuits
1 chicken bouillon cube
Combine all ingredients, except biscuits, in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. 30 minutes before serving, tear biscuit dough into 1-inch pieces. Add to your slow cooker; stirring gently. Cover and cook on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes or until biscuits are fluffed up and cooked through.

Sweet and Sour Chicken
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1-8 oz. bottle Catalina salad dressing
1 envelope dry mix onion soup
10 oz jar apricot preserves
Place chicken breasts in your slow cooker. Pour remaining ingredients on top of chicken. No need to mix. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.

Lemon Pepper Chicken
1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts or four large breasts
the juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place chicken in the slow cooker. Squeeze lemon juice over the chicken. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Add more lemon juice if needed.

Beef and Broccoli
3/4 pound thin beef strips
2 cups fresh broccoli flowerets
1 package McCormick Brown Gravy Mix
1 cup water
Place beef and broccoli in the bottom of your slow cooker. Mix together gravy mix and water. Pour over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Crockpot Meatloaf
2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 eggs
2/3 c. Quaker Oats
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1/2 c. catsup or barbecue sauce

Reserve 2 tablespoons catsup. Combine beef, eggs, oats, soup mix and remaining catsup. Shape into a round loaf for crockpot. Put into crockpot. Top with remaining catsup. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours


Heather/SHTEZQ said...

holy cow I need to write some of those down thanks and I want to try and buy those liners also.

Jody said...

Ooh will have to write these down too LOL. Now you made me hungry LOL!!!

dakotablueeyes said...

i so want to try that ham and scalloped potatoes and was going to but I just checked and someone ate all our ham grrrrrr what is up with that lol.

Little Miss said...

whoohoo! I am SO excited! I was just trying to find some crockpot recipes...

thanks for sharing!
btw, I came from dakotablueeyes
; )

Amy said...

I love my CP too! I love knowing my dinner is done and will be ready! Thanks for sharing re the liners. Was not too sure about these! Amy

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW,I LOVE that idea. I've never seen them over here, but maybe sometime soon!

Barbara H. said...

Oh, I love the idea of the liners! Why have I never seen those before? Clean-up is the worst part of crock-pot cooking -- I usually have to let it soak for a while.

These recipes look great, too! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

lrlwreath said...

I love TAco soup, it is a staple during the winter in my house =))And the liners are a great idea!

Katrina said...

THANK YOU so much for those recipes - I am always looking for great crockpot recipes and these look great!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow! Crockpot recipe bonanza! Thanks for typing all these in! I like using my crockpot; but it's risky trying new recipes because it makes so much, it the recipe isn't the best, there's a lot left over! Thanks for the list of tried&true recipes!

Magi said...

Thanks for all the crockpot recipes!

Gina said...

I thought about getting a second crockpot. Thanks for the clean up tips and recipes!

Amy said...

Thanks for all of the great recipes. I am addicted to my slow cooker- I don't know what I would do without it.

BarnGoddess said...

oh my gosh!!

thanks for the great recipes!!

you were reading my mind, thank you

Kim C. said...

These recipes look delish! I saved several to try. Now I just have to remember to try them!

byHisgrace said...

forget the diamonds...a crockpot is so a girl's best friend *g* and you know I love the recipes!!! thanks girl