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Not mine...but my favorite.

Santa Fe Sweet Potato Soup
* 1 tablespoon pumpkin seed oil or other vegetable oil
* 1 yellow onion, chopped
* 2 sweet potatoes , peeled, cut into chunks
* 4 cloves garlic, whole
* 6 to 8 cups chicken stock or water
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 tablespoon chili powder
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 6 whole cloves
* 10 allspice berries
* Salt
* 2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, seeded, and julienned, for garnish
* 1/4 cup toasted pepitas, chopped, for garnish
* 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream, for garnish

Place a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the oil. Add the onion and sauté for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the sweet potatoes and garlic and continue cooking for 10 minutes, until they begin to brown.
Transfer the contents of the pan to the slow cooker and add the water. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours, until the sweet potatoes are quite tender when pierced with a fork. Coarsely grind the oregano, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a coffee mill or using mortar and pestle and add to the soup. Continue cooking for 1 hour. Using a handheld blender, gently purée the soup until smooth. Season to taste with salt.
Ladle into bowls and serve hot, topped with a few slices of jalapeño, a sprinkling of toasted pepitas, and a dollop of crème fraîche.
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Posted: 11/14/2009 2:20:31 PM
try chicken and kraut sometime TB.....i think you'll be very i said....leg quartes seem to turn out best.......but a cut up chicken is great too.

have you ever put apple slices in with the pork and kraut?.............."old pa dutch secret"
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Posted: 11/14/2009 7:06:36 PM
I made this today and it turned out excellent - I was very pleased.

If you like Pea Soup then this is for you - Its the California Pizza Kitchen
Smashed Pea and Barley Soup - Done in a crock pot. I have a 5 quart
crock pot. Im sure you can do this in a smaller one.

2 cups of split peas
1/2 cup of barley
3 cans of chicken or vegtable broth - 14.5 oz cans or 6 cups
2 1/2 cans of water
1/2 onion minced
1 clove of garlic minced
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of parsley - I used dry
1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
pinch of thyme - I used a 1/2 teaspoon and it came out good
2 medium carrots diced -(about one cup) more if you like carrots
1/4 cup celery diced - I used three ribs

Rinse the beans. Put them in the bottom of your pot. Layer the barley
then put the celery, carrots and onion. Add your spices, garlic and lemon.
Add the liquid.

Cook on high for the first hour. Set to low for 6+ hours.

It comes out thick and wonderful. Vegetarian and if you use vegtable broth
it becomes vegan.

I was actually very pleasantly surprised. I hope whoever tries
it is suprised too.
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Posted: 11/14/2009 9:41:11 PM
I have tried the corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot and it usually comes out very tender..But..I found that leaving the cabbage in the pot for a long time(5 hours or so) makes is too mushy..Id say.throw the cabbage in the pot about a half hour before eating..
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Posted: 11/15/2009 10:40:57 AM
Rax ~ I haven't tried kraut with chicken, but I will... The apple slices, nope haven't done that either, but I think it's a great suggestion, thanks. Pork and apples just seem to belong together, can't wait..

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Posted: 11/15/2009 7:48:26 PM dogs with beer...i like this...
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Posted: 11/15/2009 7:55:51 PM
Buy premade meatballs if not able to make them. Mix grape jelly or cranberry sauce with bar-b-que sauce and cook on low for 6 hrs.............sweet and sour meatballs.

Chicken liver wrapped in bacon, cover with soy sauce....rumaki! I don't like liver but I do like this.
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Posted: 11/16/2009 8:25:09 AM
I agree with Mod3 - msg 36 - ...................................................................
the cabbage should be the last to go in - ..................................................
definately do not cook it for hours on end ......................................
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Posted: 11/18/2009 1:54:13 AM
My crockpot holds 7 quarts.

* 1 bottom round roast (beef, pork, lamb, whatever floats your boat)
* 3 bottles favourite BBQ sauce
* 1 bottle favourite beer
* 2 medium or 1 large onion
* 8 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
* 8 oz baby carrots, chopped
* 2 large potatoes, cubed
* 1 bay leaf
* S/P to taste
* 1 Tbsp each dried oregano, chili powder, cayenne, and cumin

Throw it all in and let it percolate for at least 4-6 hrs.
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Posted: 11/18/2009 2:33:43 PM
corned beef & cabbage is great in a crockpot; just dont add your cabbage until the last hour of cooking.
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Posted: 11/18/2009 2:41:11 PM
My favorite crockpot recipe is super easy, finger lickin' good, and not for everyone, but my family digs the hell out of it.

BBQ Pigs Feet

Clean - really clean as many pig feet (don't get the stupid split ones; get whole ones) as you can comfortably fit into your crockpot - probably 4 to 6. After washing, then soak in 1 Cup of lemon juice [from a freshly squeezed lemon, reserve the cut lemon halves], 1/4 Cup salt and 1 Cup vinegar for one hour. Then scrub the feet with the lemon halves and discard the water and lemons.

Slice one large onion and one large green pepper in slices and place in the bottom of the crockpot. Stack the feet (standing, toes up ... quit laughing!) in the crockpot, unless you've got an oblong pot, then lay them on their sides. Season with Lawry's Seasoned Salt and Black Pepper. Let it sit another 30 minutes.

Then, pour an entire bottle of Barbecue Sauce - any brand you like - over the feet. Fill the empty bottle with water; shake to loosen excess sauce, and pour that into the pot as well.

Cover and cook on low for about 5 to 6 hours - checking them as they go. You'll know when they're done if you're a trotter connoisseur. In other words, when the bones show ...
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Posted: 11/18/2009 3:55:18 PM
Okay - I made the "To die for roast" with the
seasoning packets and it came out awesome. I
will deffinately make it again.

My next try is going to be Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey Breast with Stuffing
That SparklingRose posted here - my favorite dinner in the whole world
is turkey and stuffing. The only Holiday I really can tolerate.

Now another contribution:

Pulled Pork -

Pork Tenderloin - 2lbs.
1 can or bottle of rootbeer or coke- I used rootbeer and I used about
a half a liter bottle. I covered the whole tenderloin in it.
Your favorite barbeque sauce - or homemade

Put the pork in the crockpot. Pour the soda over it. Cover and cook
for 6 to 7 hours on low.

Remove the pork - shred the pork with a fork. Dump out the soda.
Put the shredded pork back in with your favorite sauce. Cook on low for
about an hour. Grab a bun. Load it up and eat.

Stuff is good. God I love my crockpot. I never used one until a few
months ago. I make everything in it.
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Posted: 11/22/2009 1:05:41 AM
I was given a crockpot for my birthday & love the Not Your Mother's Crock Pot cookbook idea since I just do the standard stew & roast in mine. I'm amazed at baking a cake in a crockpot... Miss W thanks for the roast recipe I have a beef roast I have to take out of the freezer to cook in the crockpot and needed an idea for it
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Posted: 11/22/2009 5:24:59 AM
My favorite crockpot cake is the Harvey Wallbanger cake. It also bakes well in the oven in a angelfood or bundt (my prefered) or a sheetcakepan. If you chose to bake it in the oven--use the temp and time from the box of the mix you purchased:
The Galliano liqueur and orange juice give this Harvey Wallbanger Crockpot Cake a wonderful flavor.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours, 00 minute
•1 package pound cake mix
•3-1/2 ounce package instant vanilla or French vanilla pudding mix
•1/2 cup salad oil
•4 eggs
•1/4 cup Galliano liqueur
•3/4 cup orange juice
Beat all ingredients for 2 minutes in mixing bowl. Pour batter into greased coffee can or manufacturer's insert and cover. Bake in covered crockpot on high for 2 to 3 hours. Remove cake and dust with powdered sugar. I have also made a glaze with powdered sugar and orange juice or 2 parts oj to 1 part Galliano . I find to use the Galliano alone makes the glaze a bit strong. If you remember the rum cake that was all the rage for a while, the glaze could take your head off.

And for those not familiar with Galliano:Liquore Galliano L'Autentico, known more commonly as Galliano, is a sweet herbal liqueur created in 1896 by Italian distiller and brandy producer Arturo Vaccari of Livorno, Tuscany. Vaccari named the spirit after Giuseppe Galliano, an Italian hero of the First Italo–Ethiopian War at the end of the 19th century. Its vivid yellow color, currently derived from tartrazine (a lemon-yellow azo dye), symbolized the Gold Rushes of the 1890s.

Galliano has been formulated at both 60 proof (30% by volume) and 84.6 proof (42.3% by volume). The latter strength is the original recipe, as well as the recipe currently in use. The sweeter 60 proof version is being phased out[1]. Among its approximately 30 herbal ingredients are star anise, Mediterranean anise, ginger, and citrus and vanilla.

Galliano has a similar appearance to Strega, another Italian herbal liqueur. Galliano is sweet and has a complex, vanilla-anise flavor with subtle citrus and woodsy herbal under notes. It is used both as a digestif (meant for drinking after heavy meals), and as an ingredient for****ails, most notably the Harvey Wallbanger.

The vanilla top note differentiates Galliano from other anise-flavored liqueurs such as Sambuca, Pernod, or Anisette. Galliano is produced by first infusing grain-neutral alcohol with the herbal flavoring agents, distilling the liquid, and then infusing with pressed vanilla. In the final production stage, the vanilla-herb base infusion is blended with distilled water, refined sugar and pure neutral alcohol.

The Galliano brand is currently owned by Dutch distiller Lucas Bols, and marketed through its worldwide distribution joint venture, Maxxium. Galliano is packaged in a distinctively-shaped bottle, which is reminiscent of a classical Roman column.[2] Several other liqueurs are also produced under the Galliano brand name, including a black Sambuca, a white Sambuca and an amaretto, which are predominantly distributed in Australasia,[3] where the products are popular as shooters. Galliano also makes Galliano Ristretto coffee flavored liqueur and Galliano Balsamico, presumably a balsamic vinegar infused liqueur.

Galliano is the key ingredient of the Harvey Wallbanger. Because of this, popular drinks made with a float of Galliano often include the words "wall" and/or "bang" in their names. An example of this is the Hillary Wallbanger, a white wine–based version of the Harvey Wallbanger.

Galliano is also a key ingredient in mixed****ails such as the Yellow Bird, Golden Cadillac, Golden Dream, Bon Voyage, Sailor Venus, and Flaming Lamborghini.

I would think you could make this cake using any other flavors you liked.
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Posted: 11/22/2009 8:15:34 AM
Curlygrl, I'm going to try your Smashed Pea and Barley Soup. Sounds good and I think my daughter will love it!
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Posted: 1/17/2010 1:24:57 PM
Cold outside want more recipes please......

Chicken Open-Faced Sandwiches and Mashed Potatoes

2 15 ounce can whole potatoes,not drained
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast,cooked and cut thinly
2 12 ounce jars fat free chicken flavored gravy
1/2 cup skim milk
2 ounce fat free cream cheese
1 tablespoon margarine
5 slices white bread

Put both cans of potatoes in bottom of slow cooker.
Make a bowl out of heavy duty 18 inch wide aluminum foil by pressing
the foil into the slow cooker. let the bottom of foil bowl rest on top of potatoes.Fold remaining foil over the edge of cooker and let the extra foil overhang on the outside of the slow cooker
Gently stir together chicken and gravy in foil blow.
Cover and cook for 3 hours.
Remove foil bowl of chicken and gravy
drain water from potatoes.
In slow cooker add the potatoes to the milk,cream cheese and margarine.Brak up potatoes.With mixer meduim speed beat together all of ingredients in the slow cooker to make mased potatoes.If desired more milk can be added.
Set out five dinner plates.On each plate place 1 slice of bread.Put 1 cup of meat and gravy on the bread and 1/2 cup mashed potatoes next to it.Serve immediately.

have not tried this yet but found it in cookbooka nd had to post.
Does't it sound yummy?!
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Posted: 1/17/2010 3:27:11 PM
I quit eating meat some time ago, so I cannot vouch for those recipes.
Those non-meat recipes that I have made from this site have all been excellent.

Good luck.
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Posted: 1/18/2010 12:04:13 PM
For my Christmas dinner this year I cooked my turkey breast in my crockpot. I just did a search online for recipes. Only thing is that I had to wake up at 3am to put it in the crockpot so it would be ready at 1pm for lunch :) Can't remember exactly what the recipe was, it was pretty much just the turkey breast, some chicken stock, cut up a whole onion and some celery and seasoned it with salt, pepper and garlic powder. It was excellent! And sooooo easy. I used the drained stock after cooking to make gravy.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 7:57:57 AM
Cowboy Casserole

1 onion chopped
1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck, browned and drained( or ground turkey)
6 medium potatoes, sliced
1 can red beans
1 can tomatoes mixed with 2 tbsp. flour or 1 can tomato soup

Put chopped onion in the bottom of the slow coooker/ crock pot, layer with browned ground beef, sliced potatoes, and beans, spread tomatoes or soup over all. sprinkle with seasoning as desired. cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. serves 4 to 6.
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Posted: 1/30/2010 6:39:02 AM
Mine is really simple but very good.

I get a rack of spareribs, turn the crockpot on low; rub salt and pepper (and sometimes garlic) on the ribs, roll up and put in crockpot so the ribs are standing up. Drizzle Barbeque sauce down over them. Add a small amount of water to cover bottom. Let cook on low all day while I'm at work. When I get home I line a cookie sheet with foil and turn on the broiler. I take the ribs out of the crock pot (they are tender so I use heavy duty tongs so they don't fall apart too much) and place on the foil, cover with more barbeque sauce and broil in the oven until the sauce is nice and bubbly and the ribs have crisped up some.

So nice to have ribs in the winter when you can't get to the outdoor grill!!
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Posted: 2/1/2010 6:17:25 PM
Ahhhh...this is what I hate.What spices how much? What setting to put crockpot on?
Iam not a talented cook.
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Posted: 2/2/2010 4:39:32 PM
^^^^ SparklingRose - I did your turkey breast with
the stuffing - followed the recipe to a tee. EXCELLENT.

Thank you thank you thank you!

The only thing I did was cut some liquid because of the stuffing not
to come out watery.

I also threw in some chopped apples and cran raisins.

The apples added more liquid as they cooked down so I cut some
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Posted: 5/7/2011 10:28:12 AM
This is a good thread for those who are looking for crockpot/slow cooker recipes. Three pages worth of ideas ~ thread search is your friend.
My favorite use of the slow cooker is for beans, I cooked baby limas and ham earlier this week.

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Posted: 5/7/2011 11:21:51 AM
I remember this thread now, TB!
My first-ever attempt at crockpot cooking turned out yum- but more seasoning was needed. I think I need to be heavier-handed with herbs, etc when using beef.
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Posted: 5/7/2011 3:00:29 PM
Crockpot question:
I'm thinking beetroot. It takes forever to cook - how about borscht? Has anyone made it in a slow cooker?
With beans, do you have to soak them first?
OMG my head is spinning with ideas here! Loved the lamb shank recipe above..delicious!
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