I try not to turn on the oven in the summer, so I use our grill and slow cooker a lot. Looking for vegetarian main dishes using these two appliances. [more inside]
What are your favorite slow cooker recipes that (a) rely on fresher ingredients instead of canned or frozen, and (b) are practical for single-person portions? Difficulty level: no beef or pork. [more inside]
I am looking for the best recipe that requires both chicken drumsticks and a slow cooker. [more inside]
This weekend my husband and I made a rack of pork ribs, and have a lot of leftovers. How to not get bored? [more inside]
I might buy a slow cooker, but this is not a common appliance in my country, so I've got lots of questions. The most important one at the moment is: will a slow cooker work for me if I'm gone for 10-11 hours before I get home? [more inside]
I made white bean soup in the crockpot and it's okay... but how do I make it AWESOME?! [more inside]
I'd like to make this oxtail stew recipe, but in the slow cooker. Any ideas on how to adapt it? I'm thinking of halving the recipe and doing it for 9-11 hours on low in the slow cooker instead of 3-3.5 hours in the dutch oven.
Winter here and I've dusted off my slow-cooker. What are your favourite recipes for the inexpensive cuts of beef that are well suited to long, slow, low-heat cooking? Bonus Mefi-miles* for minimising the fat content. I tend to cook big batches on the weekend, freeze portions and microwave as needed of an weekday evening. *loyalty points, or favourites I guess [more inside]
I have one of these that I use for tagine recipes (with a diffuser on my gas range, usually for around 2 hours). I've been looking at slow cooker recipes, and notice that the ingredients are very similar. What I assume is different is that a slow cooker cooks for longer with lower heat. What is the essential difference between tagine and slow-cooker cooking, and how can I adapt slow cooker recipes for cooking in my pot?
I have a slow-cooker, boneless/skinless chicken breasts and Royal Blend rice. Help me feed my work-travel-weary husband, a couple of hearty-eating roommates and myself a good, comforting meal with crazy-staggering schedules. [more inside]
Are there any set and forget slow cookers 4 quarts and under? [more inside]
As I was leaving for work yesterday, I instructed my mother to "help yourself to the oatmeal; afterwards, put it in the downstairs fridge." This morning, as I opened the downstairs fridge, I discovered she'd put the actual slow cooker appliance into the fridge along with, instead of just, the ceramic insert with the food. Will this harm the slow cooker? [more inside]
hi which slow cookers do you guys have and what do you recommend. also tell me about blogs and websites on slow cooking etc. [more inside]
I have an egg based bread pudding in the slow cooker and the power went out. [more inside]
All my protein cooking is either baking or slow-cooking chicken breasts, or things made with ground turkey (chili, meatloaf). Help me learn how to cook other meats! [more inside]
I recently bought a 5 litre casserole dish, which I love, but I'm a bit stuck on what to make with it next. [more inside]
I made some delicious slow-cooker pulled pork using this chow.com recipe. I cooked the pork shoulder with the skin on, believing it to add flavour. After cooking, it came right off, along with a thick layer of fat. I've looked up pork scratching recipes, but none of them take into account that I cooked it for 8 hours beforehand. I'd like to do something useful with it, but I'm not sure what. Is it destined for my tummy or the bin?
What is the best method for slow cooker caramelized onions? I've been meaning to make a nice big batch but googling around gives me a very wide variety of methods. High or low. Six hours or twelve. Lid on or lid off, or lid on and then off or off and then on. Give me your tried and true method.
Just acquired a slow-cooker, it doesn't behave how I imagined it would. Are my expectations misguided or did I get a dud...? [more inside]
Please share your best potato recipes for the crockpot. [more inside]
Please share your best one-pot or slow cooker recipes that make a big hearty batch of simmering deliciousness that you can eat for a couple of days after. [more inside]
My partner and I are both working 9 to 5 for our first time together, and are hoping to embrace the slow cooker as a way to have a hot meal on the table not long after getting home with minimal post-quitting-time effort a couple of times a week. Looking for some advice and suggestions! [more inside]
Freezable, tasty soups or stews without onion, garlic or stewed tomatoes. Is this possible? [more inside]
I have a crock pot full of grass fed beef marrow bones and vegetables that have been cooking on low for the past 30 hours or so. I'm about to strain the broth from the solids. The solids will include the bones themselves, chunks of marrow, and bits of assorted vegetables. Any things to do with the solids besides toss them out? Is there still any nutritional value in them or has it all been leached out into the broth? As for the broth, I'll refrigerate it and skim off any fat that solidifies on top. Uses for the fat?
Is it safe to keep a crock pot in the fridge overnight before cooking? [more inside]
Can I combine different chicken parts (thighs, legs, breasts) in the crock-pot, or will it be a disaster? [more inside]
Bought a slow cooker and I love it so far, but dear god is it hard to find slow cooker recipes that are 1) healthy (no cans of cream of ____ soup) 2) taste good 3) include vegetables. Help. [more inside]
Crock pot noob! I just bought a crock pot and have a few questions about some things I'd like to make, and would like recommendations for good sources for recipes. [more inside]
We're making a tomato based fish stew in our slow cooker, and the recipe calls for canned clams. We've got fresh ones, in the shell. Just toss these bad boys in there, or...? [more inside]
Recipe Filter: Culinary Rubiks Cube Solvers, Crockpot + Assorted Dietary Restrictions = Something something. Restrictions after the jump. [more inside]
What are your favorite low-carb recipes for the crock pot / slow cooker? [more inside]
Need to buy a slowcooker crockpot. What brands and models? [more inside]
Give me your best moose recipes, please! [more inside]
Crockpot yogurt: I've tried this twice now, both times delicious and creamy...but the viscosity of glue. What's going on here? [more inside]
I'm a new slow cooker convert -- but most of the recipes I'm finding aren't slow enough for me now. Help! [more inside]
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
I overcooked chicken in my crockpot overnight and now it’s very dry and not so tasty to eat. How can I save my dinner? [more inside]
Is there any reason to soak beans before cooking them in a slow cooker? [more inside]
Best programmable slow cooker for a vegetarian? Do any exist which will _start_ cooking at a predefined time? Anybody care to comment on the Hamilton Beach programmable slow cooker? [more inside]
I need new slow cooker recipes, please! [more inside]
What to do with 6 cups of pureed, homemade cream of mushroom soup? [more inside]
I want to start using my crockpot to cook large batches of Indian food and freezing individual portions. I am soliciting your favorite recipes and any general advice you might be able to provide. [more inside]
Slow cooker for vegetarians. Ideas? [more inside]
I'd planned to make some black bean soup in my slow cooker tonight - bought the dried black beans and then realized, the recipe calls for them to soak overnight first. Any chance I can skip this step or do something else (quicker) instead? Or do I just have to wait and make it tomorrow? I'm a cooking novice!
I got a new slow cooker for Christmas. I only know three maneuvers for using it though: Chili, Roast/Stew, and Meatballs. Any chicken or turkey recipes out there? Can I make casseroles inside it? [more inside]
I have a 5-qt slow cooker and would like to make as much Steel-Cut Oatmeal as I can in it for a breakfast for a crowd. What are the correct ratios and amounts of water and oats? Also interesting mix-in ideas are welcome. [more inside]
CrockpotFilter: "Falling-off-the-bone tender" is cited as a desirable quality in meats prepared in a slow cooker, but I find meat cooked this way to be dry and mushy. What can I do to fix this? [more inside]
A soup of cleaning chemicals soaked in my slow cooker for several days. Is it safe to use for cooking still? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a nice meal to serve to dinner guests (four diners total) later this week? But there are catches... 1) We just bought our house, and don't have a stove yet; we have a Crock Pot, a toaster oven, and a microwave. So no meat browning or onion sauteing. 2) The meal must be wheat- and gluten-free. 3) No seafood. We've had pretty limited success with the slow-cooker... recipes sound delicious, but end up tasting like a whole lotta nothin.
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