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Cooking in crock pot (slow cooker)

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jnelsoninjax    10,154

I know there was a thread awhile ago about sharing recipes, but I am interested in starting one about cooking in the slow cooker. I find that the food tastes so much different when cooked in the slow cooker and it is so effective!

I'll start by sharing what I made yesterday.

 

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo:

1 bag skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 package of sausages (any flavor will work)

1 Jar  (32 oz) of Salsa (I used medium, but you can use any type you like)

1/4 cup lemon juice, or juice from 2 fresh lemons

2 Limes cut into quarters

2 cups of rice, any type

1-2 cups water

1 pkg of hamburger buns

 

Start by placing the chicken in the crock pot, season the chicken with your choice of seasonings.

Add approximately 1/2 the jar of salsa on top of the chicken.

Add the sausages whole (or cut, again your choice) , add the lemon juice, squeeze the limes into the sauce mix, and toss them into the pot for extra flavor.

Add the rice into the salsa mix, stir it in making sure that is it fully incorporated into the sauce.

If the chicken and sausage are not completely covered you can either add the rest of salsa or add water, just until the meats are covered.

Cover the crock pot, cook on low for 6-8 hours or High for about 4 hours until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180F/82C, if you don't have a meat thermometer, a good method for telling if it's done is if the chicken breasts are falling apart when you stir them.

Enjoy!

 

 

BBQ Pulled Pork

1 Pork shoulder or tenderloin

1 jar of barbecue sauce

1 16 oz can of beer

1/4 cup of lemon juice

1 16 oz bag of shredded cheese

 

Place the pork into the crock pot.

Add the barbecue sauce and the beer on top of the pork

Add the lemon juice

Cover and cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 150F/65C

Using two forks shred the pork and mix it into the sauce.

Add the cheese and serve on the buns

Enjoy!

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metallithrax    507

We cooked a "chilli" in the slow cooker today.  Ingredients:

 

2x jars chilli cooking sauce

New Potatoes - sliced

Carrots

Onions

Green Beans

Sweetcorn

3x Chillis

 

Method:

 

Place all ingredients into slow cooker and cook until it gets to a temperature of "###### me that's hot".  We are having some spare ribs with this that we are cooking separately.  

 

Previously we have cooked joints of pork and beef - both turn out extremely tender, just falls apart.  Chicken as well just falls off the bone when done this way.  We also have done stews/casseroles, although we rarely follow any actual recipe.

 

Next time I am going to try some spare ribs in whatever we cook to see how they turn out.

 

I do have a couple of recipe books for slow cookers that I should dig out to try some new stuff.

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jnelsoninjax    10,154

@metallithrax, that sounds really good, add some corn bread and you will be good to go!

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metallithrax    507

We actually have some garlic and coriander naan bread that just might get eaten along with this.

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jnelsoninjax    10,154
3 minutes ago, metallithrax said:

We actually have some garlic and coriander naan bread that just might get eaten along with this.

Never had that, sounds good though. Do you make your chili spicy? I love a bowl of hot and spicy chili!

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metallithrax    507

Yeah, this one is a jar of hot and a jar of mild sauce, but we put in 1 green chilli and 2 red chillis so it has a reasonable kick.  If I wanted more kick, I have some dried ghost peppers in the cupboard.

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Jombi    28

@jnelsoninjax Next time you cook that, could you post some pics?  Sounds really good!

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jnelsoninjax    10,154
21 minutes ago, Jombi said:

@jnelsoninjax Next time you cook that, could you post some pics?  Sounds really good!

For sure! I'm hungry for it again!

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Draconian Guppy    13,035
19 minutes ago, Jombi said:

@jnelsoninjax Next time you cook that, could you post some pics?  Sounds really good!

Rules son, no pics, no happen.

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jnelsoninjax    10,154
1 minute ago, Draconian Guppy said:

Rules son, no pics, no happen.

:laugh:

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