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Old 10-01-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
Clint Chizinski
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Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

Guys -

I'm having trouble getting vegetables in my diet. I am looking for a recipe for a slow cooker where I can mix a bunch of nutritious vegetables together, cook overnight and just have 8-10 servings ready to go during the week. I've searched quite a bit for a good recipe like this but haven't found anything suitable. Please if you have one, let me know...thanks!

Also, it doesn't necessarily have to be a slow-cooker recipe. I just want to have a recipe with multiple high-quality vegetables that I can split up and have one serving of with my meals.

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

I nuke a bag of frozen vegetables everyday to eat with my lunch.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

Most vegetables don't hold up too well to being cooked for that amount of time. Potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and possibly green peppers would work.

Here (WFS) is a recipe. You can probably exclude the tapioca and sugar and be fine.

I'd imagine you could also come up with a vegetable curry/chilli.
Alton Brown from Food Network has a good sounding curry you can find on google.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

What Allen said. Slow-cooking vegetables is usually a good way to make mush.

I'd use the slow cooker to make a stew, with lots of carrots, onions, and potatoes. Then I'd make a gigantic green salad and chop up a big pile of bell peppers. Some days I'd munch on the salad, some days I'd throw some of the peppers into a stir fry.

I also wouldn't turn up my nose at frozen veggies from the grocery store. No prep needed, just steam for five minutes in the microwave.

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

it seems like the volume of the slow cooker is what you're really after.. Why don't you get a big stock pot? Try this:

chop up an onion or two and a few tomatoes and sautee it until lightly browned w/maybe a quarter cup of oil.

Add 2-3 cups of tomato sauce some italian herbs or seasoning and let it simmer on low for about 15 minutes.

Then add your chopped up veggies:
okra
celery
eggplant
brussels sprouts

add water or broth, just enough so that the tomato sauce is more liquidy than viscous, cover and heat on med/low for 10-15 minues

Then add chopped up cilantro and mix.

put it in a big tupperware dish in the fridge and you're set..

it'll be kinda soupy depending on how much water you use and will look something like the attached picture:
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:33 PM   #6
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

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it seems like the volume of the slow cooker is what you're really after.. Why don't you get a big stock pot? Try this:

chop up an onion or two and a few tomatoes and sautee it until lightly browned w/maybe a quarter cup of oil.

Add 2-3 cups of tomato sauce some italian herbs or seasoning and let it simmer on low for about 15 minutes.......

Thanks man you hit the nail on the head -- it's the volume I'm going after. This recipe looks great I will definitely give it a shot tomorrow. Much appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #7
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

I use the slow cooker to make sweet potatoes. Just throw a bunch in there, and cook on low for about 6 hours. When they are done, I usually just remove the skin, and mash them up.

I store them in a container in the fridge. Throughout the week, I just pull put how much I want and add cream, or butter, or chipotle, or whatever I am feeling at the time.

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my diet, so this works really well for me.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

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I use the slow cooker to make sweet potatoes. Just throw a bunch in there, and cook on low for about 6 hours. When they are done, I usually just remove the skin, and mash them up.

I store them in a container in the fridge. Throughout the week, I just pull put how much I want and add cream, or butter, or chipotle, or whatever I am feeling at the time.

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my diet, so this works really well for me.
I might have to try this- I haven't had sweet potatoes basically since I left home, and I had always loved them. No water or spices in the cooker? Have you had them hold up to 8-10 hours of cooking? How about cinnamon/butter for 10 hours on low?

Also the stock pot recipe sounds fantastic- I might have to get that going some time this week, perhaps the day I go all out and do my planned honey mustard glazed brisket.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

Missed this before, sorry.

I get 2-2.5 pounds of brussels sprouts from the Wegman's bin. Cut off the stalks and cut em in half. Spread out on a baking sheet (or 2). Drizzle with EVOO or bacon fat. Roast around 40-45 minutes at 375-400 degrees, depending on your oven. I like mine pretty burnt so keep an eye on them after about 35 minutes.

I eat this **** like popcorn, no lie.
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I might have to try this- I haven't had sweet potatoes basically since I left home, and I had always loved them. No water or spices in the cooker? Have you had them hold up to 8-10 hours of cooking? How about cinnamon/butter for 10 hours on low?

I have not tried it with water or spices, just because I like to keep them pretty neutral. That way I can add whatever I want to them later depending on what I am having them with. I can add cayenne, and bacon fat if I am doing southern food, chipotle if I am doing southwestern food, coconut milk if I am feeling something thai inspired, etc..

I have not left them in there for longer than 6 hours. I would imagine they would just continue to get softer?
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