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Old 10-18-2007, 11:34 PM   #11
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

That stew looks kickass, reminds me of the potroast my grandma or dad cook. My spartan stew doesn't compare to the goodness that looks.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:38 AM   #12
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are amazing on those days you have to work and go. Just set it in the morning.

The other day i threw in a pork roast, some red potatoes, spices, and water. When i got home it was like pulled pork nice and tender. As Alton Brown would say, good eats.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:26 AM   #13
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

My wife loves the crockpot.

But as for slow cooked meals that are a good balance of protein/carbs/fat, make up a good chili recipe, that puppy can slow cook on the stove in a huge pan for hours while you're out. Ours takes 45 minutes at a minmum to stew, then another 15 after you put the beans in. You could just as easily put them all in together and let them sit on super low on the stove for a few hours. Obviously, this is after you've already cooked the meat in a pan.
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #14
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

Originally Posted by Veronica Carpenter View Post
sometimes, you don't even have to add water/stock.
I actually dont add any liquids anymore. I've been using the crock lately just for the meat (I'll throw in a couple carrots and onions also). For the past couple weeks I have been cooking a whole organic chicken. I clean it, stuff it with one lemon cut into 4 pieces and rub it with some peppers and garlic. I just throw it in there on top of a scaffolding of celery (trying to keep it out of the liquids that end up on the bottom) for 6 hours on high. Its the most delicious chicken that I have EVER had and the whole deal cost about $9.

You really cant go wrong with just throwing a nice piece of meat in there rubbed down with spices. I've stopped using online recipes and just started making up my own, and I'm always pleasantly surprised.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:31 AM   #15
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

1 Chuck Roast (I sear it beforehand, you don't have to)
1 onion, sliced into wedges
1 bay leaf
1 beef bullion cube
1 cup water and/or stock
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp peppercorns

Start before work on low. Come home, add veggies, remove meat and veggies, thicken stock. Viola, Pot Roast and/or Beef Stew, depending on whether you eat it in a bowl or on a plate.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:55 PM   #16
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

My wife and I love this one. Super easy. The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, but I find the sweetness of the apples is all you really need. Great fall meal, but we eat it year-round.

2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
8 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
4 large granny smith apples, sliced
2 large onions, sliced

Mix everything up and throw it in the cooker for 8 hours. The pork breaks up nicely.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #17
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

Rendang Asli
1kg beef, 1 inch cubes
2 big onions
8 cloves of garilc
ginger, about thumb size
coriander, lots
chilli, 1+ tablespoons
fennel seed, dessertspoon
white pepper, dessertspoon
cloves, ~12
cinnamon, stick
turmeric, dessertspoon
lemon grass, 2 stalks lightly crushed
coconut, 2 cups grated
coconut cream, 3 tins
3 limes
750mL water

Marinate, for a few hours. Add water and grated coconut. Cook for ~5 hours. Serve with veggies (celery, capsicum, mushrooms, spinach) and orange. Bask in admiration.

Takes a bit of work to get the spices if you don't already have them but WAY worth the effort.

By the way, what's the crossfit opinion on coconut?
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:41 PM   #18
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

I love coconut and believe it falls into the category of being a great paleo fat!

BTW, your recipe looks awesome, will def try it sometime soon!
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:33 AM   #19
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

Yeah Tim that recipe looks great. I've been looking for some crock pot curry recipes. Do you know any good places to pick up those hard to find spices? I guess the interweb is the best place for everything
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:20 PM   #20
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Re: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

Jesse most all those spices can be found at a regular grocery store and maybe an asian foods store.

I just made some "Rendang Asli" yesterday. The family loved it. I already had everything on hand except the lemongrass and fennel. I only added about 1/2 cup of water which it probably didn't even need. And only 1 can of coconut milk. Delicious!
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