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Do you have a recipe for crockpot chicken?

Crockpot Chardonnay Chicken

6 boneless chicken breast halves
Salt, pepper & paprika to taste
1/2 cup Chardonnay
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 (4 ounce) can sliced Mushrooms, drained
1 cup Sour cream mixed with 1/4 cup flour

Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place chicken in crockpot. Mix Chardonnay, soup, and mushrooms until well combined. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with a little more paprika. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Remove chicken and stir in sour cream & flour mixture during the last 30 minutes. Serve sauce over chicken with rice or noodles.

   
How do I make Apple Butter?

Crockpot Apple Butter

5-1/2 pounds diced and peeled apples
4 cups sugar
2-3 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Place apples in crockpot and add rest of ingredients; mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low.

Cover and cook 9-11 hours until thick and dark brown, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 1 more hour to thicken.

   
How do I make Italian Beef?

Italian 'Dip' Sandwiches

1 (3-5 pound) beef roast
1 packet Au Jus gravy mix
1 packet Good Seasons Italian Dressing
1 can beef broth
1/2 can water

Place roast in the crockpot. Combine Au Jus, Good Seasons mix, beef broth and water. Pour over roast.

Cover and cook on low power for 9-10 hours. Remove roast and slice or shred, then place meat on crusty sandwich rolls. Serve gravy in small bowls for dipping.

   
How do I cook low fat dishes in my crockpot?

Low-Fat Crockpot Cooking

It is easier than you might think to cut the fat in your crockpot recipes. Most of the meat dishes that you prepare in your crockpot require cooking the meat in some sort of liquid, often that liquid is canned soup. To cut the fat, use a fat-free variety of soup...you will cut the fat without sacrificing any of the flavor, and the end-product will be just as tender and flavorful.

   
Do you have a recipe for Five spice pork?

Five Spice Pork Sandwiches

1 (3 pound) pork shoulder roast
1 cup apple cider
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1-1/2 tsp five spice powder
6-8 kaiser rolls split and toasted
1-1/2 to 2 cups shredded Chinese Cabbage

Place roast in crockpot. In a small bowl combine apple cider, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and five spice powder; pour over roast. Cook on low heat setting for 10-12 hours or on high heat setting for 5-6 hours. Remove meat from crockpot; reserving juices. Remove meat from bone; discard bone. Using two forks, shred meat. Place meat on rolls, top with shredded Chinese Cabbage. Serve reserved juices in individual bowls for dipping.

   
Do you have a recipe for sloppy joes?

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

3 pounds Lean Ground Beef
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 cups Ketchup
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
5 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp prepared mustard
3 Tbsp vinegar
2 tsp chili powder

Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic; drain. In the crockpot combine ketchup, bell pepper, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and chili powder. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for swiss steak?

Swiss Steak

1-1/2 pounds boneless round steak
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 new potatoes, quartered
1 onion, sliced
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano; undrained

1 jar (12 ounces) home style beef gravy
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Cut round steak into 6 serving sized pieces. Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with seasoned salt and pepper. Cook in skillet 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until browned.

Layer potatoes, beef, and onion in crock pot. Mix tomatoes and gravy; spoon over mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

   
Do you have a recipe for Italian beef?

Italian Beef

3 pound rump roast
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp sage
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup pepperoncini with 1/4 cup of the pepper juice

Put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook for 8-9 hours on low. Delicious when served on crusty rolls with provolone cheese.

   
Do you have a recipe for cowboy beans?

Cowboy Beans

2 cups dried pinto beans
1 cup diced bacon
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 fresh tomato, chopped
12 ounce can of beer
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped

Wash beans well. In the crock pot, combine beans, beer, and enough water to cover beans by 2 inches. Soak overnight. Do not drain.

Partially fry bacon. Add to beans and liquid in crockpot. Add more water if necessary. Add rest of ingredients except salt and cook about 4 hours on high or until beans are tender. Add salt just before serving, and stir well.

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot jambalaya?

Crockpot Jambalaya

1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, minced
2 tsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1 small link smoked sausage, chopped
2 boneless chicken breast halves, chopped
2 cups Beef broth
1/2 pound cooked, shelled, and cleaned shrimp
1 cup cooked rice

In slow cooker, combine all the ingredients except for the cooked shrimp & rice.

Cover & cook on low power for 9-10 hours. Turn slow cooker on high, add cooked shrimp & cooked rice. Cover; cook on high an additional 20- 30 minutes.

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot chicken?

Southwest Chicken

1 16 ounce jar chunky salsa
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
6 boneless chicken breasts halves

Put corn, beans & 1/2 cup salsa in the bottom of a crock pot. Add the chicken, and then pour the rest of the salsa over the top. Cook on low power for 7-8 hours or until juices run clear.

You can serve the chicken over rice, or in tortillas with some sour cream and extra salsa.

   
Do you have a recipe for a crockpot stew?

Chuckwagon Dinner

1 onion, chopped
1-1/2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
6 potatoes, sliced
1 can kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
2 Tbsp flour
Salt, Pepper & Garlic to taste

Put onion in the bottom of the crockpot; add the cooked ground beef, sliced potatoes, and beans. Mix the flour with the juice from the tomatoes, stirring well to dissolve lumps. Add the tomatoes and the flour mixture. Sprinkle with seasonings as desired. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot stuffed peppers?

Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

6 green bell peppers
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 onion, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg
1 slice white bread
1 can stewed tomatoes

Combine ground beef, corn, onion, salt, pepper and egg in a large mixing bowl. Tear bread into small pieces and add to beef mixture. Clean and remove seeds and white membrane from green peppers. Stuff peppers with the beef mixture. Place peppers into crockpot and pour tomatoes, undrained, over meat. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with buttered rice.

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot chili?

Crockpot Chili & Chips

1 pound ground beef
1 can (15 ounce) Pinto beans, drained
1 can (10 ounce) Enchilada sauce
1 can (8 ounce) Tomato sauce
1-1/2 cup Shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 cup Water
4 cups Corn chips, divided
1 cup Sour cream

Brown ground beef; drain. Transfer meat to crock pot. Add beans, enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, 1 cup of cheese, onion and 1 cup of water.

Crush 3 cups of the corn chips and add to the meat mixture.

Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. To serve, top with sour cream, remaining cheese, and reserved corn chips.

   
How do I make bread pudding?

Apple Bread Pudding

8 - 9 slices bread
4 Tbsp butter
3 tart apples
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Spread bread with butter and toast both sides under a
broiler. Cut bread into chunks. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker except walnuts. Set slow cooker on low and allow to cook for 5 to 6 hours. Gently stir halfway through cooking process. Stir in toasted walnuts just before serving.

   
Do you have a recipe for apple cobbler?

Crockpot Apple Cobbler

8 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
1-1/2 cups sugar
juice and rind of 1 lemon
dash of cinnamon
1-1/2 cups mixed granola cereal with fruit & nuts
3/4 cups melted butter

Place apples in lightly oiled crockpot. Add sugar, lemon rind, and juice; mix well. Mix cereal with butter and add to slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot spaghetti sauce?

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 (16 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup beef broth

Brown meat and onion in skillet; drain well. Transfer to a crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for a breakfast cobbler?

Apple Breakfast Cobbler

4 medium sized apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 cups granola cereal

Place apples in the crockpot and mix in remaining ingredients. Cover
and cook on low 7-9 hours (overnight).

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot macaroni and cheese?

Crockpot Mac & Cheese

1 large box elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 sticks margarine
1 large can evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups milk
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 can Cheddar cheese soup

Oil the crock pot. Mix all ingredients, using only half of the grated cheese. Put mixture in crock pot and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cook on low for 4 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for beef stew?

Beef & Mushroom Stew

1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat
1 can French onion soup
1/2 cup robust red wine
4 to 5 potatoes, cubed
1 carrot, sliced
12 to 16 ounces fresh mushrooms
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
1 can stewed tomatoes
3 Tbsp flour

Combine all ingredients except tomatoes. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 9 hours; add tomatoes and cook for 1 hour more. About 20 minutes before serving, mix together 3 Tbsp flour and 2-3 tsp of cold water, and add it to the stew, stirring well.

   
How can I convert oven recipes to crockpot recipes?

Conversion Times

If you'd like to try preparing one of your favorite oven recipes in the crockpot, try using these conversion times...

If your recipe says to bake something for:

15-30 minutes: cook for 4-6 hours on low, or 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours on high in the crockpot.

30-45 minutes: cook for 6-8 hours on low, or 2-3 hours on high in the crockpot.

45 minutes and above: cook for 8-10 hours on low, or 4-5 hours on high in the crockpot.

   
Do you have a recipe for southwest chowder?

Southwest Chowder

8 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 can (17 ounce) cream style corn
1 can (12 ounce) whole kernel corn, undrained
2 Tbsp chicken bouillon powder
1 can (4 ounce) diced green chilies
1 Tbsp margarine
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Cover potatoes with water and boil gently, until almost done. Add onion and green pepper. Stir in corns,
chilies and seasonings. Heat until bubbly. Place in large crockpot on high until it boils again and then turn to low. Stir in shredded cheese. Simmer on low for at least 1 hour.

   
Do you have a recipe for barbecued beef?

Shredded Beef BBQ

3-4 pound beef roast
1 onion, sliced thin
1 bottle barbecue sauce
oil

Cut the roast into 2 inch cubes. Heat oil in a large skillet. Place cubes in the oil and brown on all sides. Transfer to crock pot.

In the same skillet, cook the onions until soft. Add to crock pot. Add barbecue sauce until the meat is completely covered. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours, then begin to break chunks up with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking and stirring for 2 more hours. If the meat looks dry, add more sauce or a small amount of water. Meat is done when completely broken up and shredded. Serve on rolls or hamburger buns.

   
Do you have a recipe for oatmeal?

Overnight Oatmeal

1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cups water
1 tsp salt
2 cups oats

Place apples, brown sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag; toss to coat apple slices. Pour contents of bag into your crockpot. Mix the oatmeal with water and salt. Pour mixture over apples. Cover crockpot and cook on low overnight. Before serving, stir mixture thoroughly. Serve with milk or sweet cream poured on top.

   
Do you have a recipe for chicken & rice soup?

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup sliced celery
1 (6 ounce) package long grain and wild rice mix
5 cups chicken broth
5 cups water

Combine soup, chicken, mushrooms, celery, rice and contents of seasoning packet in crock pot. Gradually stir in broth and water. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for crockpot lasagna?

Crock Pot Lasagna

1 (10 ounce) package lasagna noodles
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
12 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 (12 ounce) carton cream cheese
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp pepper
1-1/2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes

Break up and cook noodles according to package directions for al dente, drain. Brown ground beef and sausage. Drain. Place noodles and meat in a lightly greased crock pot. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir to mix thoroughly. Cover, cook on low 7 to 9 hours; or on high 3 to 5.

   
Do you have a good recipe for a slow cooker?

Ham, beans & potatoes in the slow cooker

2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 large onion, chopped
3 ham hocks
1-1/2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 Tbsp chicken bouillon granules
black pepper to taste

Place beans in a slow cooker with water to barely cover. Set slow cooker on high and add onion and ham hocks.

Once mixture is simmering, set heat to medium and let cook for 2 hours, or until beans are crisp but not done.

Add potatoes and cook for another 45 minutes, or until tender. While they are cooking, remove ham hocks from cooker and remove meat from bones; chop or shred meat and return to slow cooker. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, bouillon and pepper. Cook until potatoes are done, then adjust seasoning to taste.

   
How do I make corn chowder?

Crockpot Corn & Potato Chowder

6 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
4 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup onions, minced
1 (16 ounce) can creamed corn
2 cans (13-3/4 ounce) chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Place all ingredients except milk in a crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Add milk and cook, covered, for another 30 minutes.

   
How do I make dumpling soup?

Dumpling Soup

1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1" chunks
1 pack Lipton's onion soup mix
6 cups hot water
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
1 tomato, peeled and chopped
1 cup biscuit mix
1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
6 Tbsp milk

In crockpot, sprinkle beef with dry onion soup mix. Pour hot water over meat. Stir in carrots, celery and tomato. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours or until meat is tender.

Turn control to high. In a small bowl, combine biscuit mix with parsley. Stir in milk with fork until mixture is moistened. Drop dumpling mixture into crockpot with a teaspoon. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.

   
How do I make dessert in a crockpot?

Crockpot Apple Pie

8 tart Apples, peeled and sliced
1-1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups Bisquick, divided
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp cold butter

Toss apples in a large bowl with cinnamon, allspice,
and nutmeg. Place in lightly greased crockpot.

Combine milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla,
and 1/2 cup of the Bisquick. Spoon over apples.

Combine the remaining 1 cup Bisquick and brown sugar. Cut the cold butter into mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over top of apple mixture.

Cover and cook on low setting for 6-7 hours or until apples are soft.

   
Do you have a recipe for beef & noodles?

Crockpot Beef and Noodles

3 pound pot roast
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 cup cooking sherry
1 cup water
1 package egg noodles

Brown roast, and then place all ingredients in crock pot, except for the egg noodles. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. Cook egg noodles according to servings needed. Slice and serve roast and gravy over noodles.

   
Do you have a recipe for garlic chicken?

Garlic Chicken

4 bone-in chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp lemon pepper
1 onion, sliced
10 cloves garlic, unpeeled

Mix together salt, pepper and paprika. Rub over meaty side of chicken breast. Place onion slices in the crockpot. Place the chicken breast, meat side up on top of the onions. Place garlic on top of chicken. Cover and cook on low in slow cooker for about 6 hours or until juices run clear.

   
Do you have a recipe for Southwestern stew?

Southwest Stew

2 pounds beef stew meat
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp chili powder
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 (10-1/2 ounce) can beef broth
3/4 cup water
1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes and green chiles
2 cups frozen cut corn

Mix flour and chili powder in a plastic bag. Add stew meat and shake well to coat.

Brown the meat in hot oil and add onion and garlic. Saute over medium heat until onions are soft but not browned.

Place heated mixture into crock pot and add cumin, broth, water, tomatoes, and corn. Cook on Low for 6-8 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for pork & sauerkraut?

Pork, Apples & Sauerkraut

4-6 pork chops, cut 3/4 inch thick
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut, rinsed & drained
2 small apples, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/4 cup ketchup

In large skillet brown pork chops on both sides in oil. Place potatoes, carrots, onion, browned pork chops, sauerkraut and apples in crock pot. In a bowl combine apple juice and ketchup; pour over ingredients in crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

   
Do you have a recipe for corned beef & cabbage?

Corned Beef & Cabbage

4 Pound corned beef brisket
3 carrots, cut into 2" pieces
3 Medium onions, quartered
1 Cup water
1 small head of cabbage, cut in wedges (if you have a small crockpot you might need to slice the cabbage)

Layer carrots, corned beef, and onions in crockpot. Add water, cover and cook on low 8 hours. Add cabbage to crockpot, making sure the cabbage is under the liquid; turn to high and cook 2 to 3 hours more.

   
Do you have a recipe for white chili?

White Chili

3 (15 ounce) cans great northern beans, drained
2-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 cups chopped red, green or yellow bell pepper
2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
3-1/2 cups chicken broth

shredded cheddar cheese, salsa & sour cream for garnish

Combine the drained beans, chicken, onion, sweet pepper, jalapeno pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and oregano in the crock pot. Stir in chicken broth. Cover; cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top each serving with cheese, salsa and sour cream if desired.

   
Do you have a recipe for spanish rice?

Spanish Rice Supper

2 pounds Ground beef
2 Onions, chopped
2 Green bell peppers, chopped
1 (28 ounce) can tomatos
1 (8 ounce) Tomato sauce
1 cup Water
2-1/2 tsp Chili powder
2-1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup uncooked rice

Brown beef in a skillet and drain off the fat. Put all ingredients in the crock pot; stir well. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours.

   
How do I make stuffed cabbage?

Stuffed Cabbage

12 large cabbage leaves
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3/4 cup water

Wash cabbage leaves. Boil 4 cups water, then turn the heat off. Soak leaves in hot water for 5 minutes. Remove, drain, and cool.

Combine remaining ingredients except tomato paste and water. Place 2 Tbsp of meat mixture on each leaf and roll firmly. Stack in crock pot. Combine tomato paste and water and pour over stuffed cabbage. Cover and cook on low power for 8-10 hours.

   
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