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Old 12-01-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Low prep, low cost crockpot recipes!

ok so i'll never win an award on a cooking show, but being a single wahm to 4 kiddos has made me very reliant on my crock pot. so i thought i would share me recipes in the hopes of you guys sharing yours.

bbq chicken sandwiches
put chicken (ussually the big frozen bag of breasts) in crockpot, cover with bbq sauce- cook for 6-8 hours on low- serve on buns

teryaki chicken
put chicken (ussually the big frozen bag of breasts) in crockpot, cover with teryaki sauce- cook for 6-8 hours on low add frozen brocoli and a can of pineapples 15 minutes before serving- serve on rice

chili
mix stew beef with a package of chili seasoning. mix in crockpot with two cans of chili beans, one jar of salsa. cook on low for 6-8 hours. serve with cornbread.

gringa chicken burritos
put black beans and chicken (ussually the big frozen bag of breasts) in crockpot, cover with canned enchilada sauce- cook for 6-8 hours on low. serve on tortillas with cheese

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Old 12-01-2006, 02:09 PM   #2
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Yum -these all sound good.

One question about the gringa chicken burritos- do you use canned black beans? I have a can at home & would like to try this.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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Heeeyyyyy, how'd you get my BBQ chicken recipe?
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Low prep, low cost crockpot recipes!

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One question about the gringa chicken burritos- do you use canned black beans?
Yup just drain off the bean juice...
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Low prep, low cost crockpot recipes!

Another good one for getting rid of cans of beans ... a few more ingredients, but still pretty cheap.

Taco Soup
1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1 can black beans, undrained
1 can pinto beans, undrained (original recipe calls for kidney, but I think it should be pinto)
1 can corn, drained
1 large (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained (recipe calls for crushed, but whatever)
1 medium can sliced olives, drained (optional)
about half a small can chopped green chiles (optional)
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 packet ranch dressing mix (I've never used it)
1 small onion, chopped (I use dehydrated, works fine)

Throw the whole lot into a large crock pot. Cook on low 4-6 hours.

Great with shredded cheese and sour cream on top, served with Jiffy corn muffins. Yum.
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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Default Re: Low prep, low cost crockpot recipes!

We made crock pot "lasagna" for dinner super easy
1) package frozen cheese ravioli
2) one pack frozen or fresh spinach
3) Jar of chunky garden spaghetti sauce (about 28oz)
4) 2 cups mozzarella cheese
layer ingredients sauce ravoli sauce cheese in crock pot cook on low about 3-4 hours
This recpie ussually cost us around $6 and will easily make 8-10 good servings

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Old 12-01-2006, 08:39 PM   #7
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I used to make that teriyaki chicken all the time, thanks for reminding me about it!

The taco soup sounds really good, too. :P
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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Default Re: Low prep, low cost crockpot recipes!

latter this week were doing split pea soup and buttered yams and cranberry sauce

1lb dried split peas (free through WIC for us)
celery
leek
crush garlic
1 potato
parsley (fresh is ideal but dried is fine
2 bay leafs
oragano
salt and pepper
about 6 cups of water (I pretty much fill the pot)

combine all ingredients cool low about 8 hours serve (remove bay leaf)

we serve with buttered Yams and cranberries

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Old 12-01-2006, 08:48 PM   #9
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The BBQ chicken sandwiches are really good with french fried onions on them
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AWSOME! I love the recipes with the big ol' bag o' chicken breasts!!
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I also do a whole chicken with a bottle of BBQ sauce

1 can of mushroom soup and a cup of sour cream over chicken breasts. Left over sauce is excellent on rice
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Default Re: Low prep, low cost crockpot recipes!

Do you thaw the frozen chicken breasts before putting them in the crockpot? I hope that's not a stupid question.
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Do you thaw the frozen chicken breasts before putting them in the crockpot? I hope that's not a stupid question.
When I do them I never do almost all my meat meals are crock pot cause we realy eat meat and I always forget to take it "out" to thaw

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I love my crockpot... gonna file this for later reference!

I have a yummy lentil stew that I do in the crockpot, and whip up a batch of fresh biscuits to serve with it...
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Sometimes I thaw, sometimes I don't. My slowcooker cooks faster than what most recipies say. So, if I want to start it at 9am, I'd use frozen. At noon I'd use thawed. I often thaw in my microwave.
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