Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WFMW-Backwards Edition-Crockpot Recipes

Today it's the Backward Edition of Works-For-Me-Wednesday- which means that I get to ask you for some great ideas!

We are in baseball full swing and only have two nights a week that we don't have practice or games. Plus I am starting to substitute at the elementary school again so dinners need to be fast!

I'm looking for some kid friendly (not loaded with fat) crock pot ideas!

Can you help a sister out???

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The Wade's said...

I have 2 recipes and a link for you. Here goes....

Crockpot Beans
Add to Crockpot:
1 can Lima beans drained
1 can Pinto beans drained
1 can Pork-n-Beans
1 can Kidney beans drained
1 1/2 lbs of ground beef drained
1 lb bacon (I use the quick kind you put in the microwave, about 10-12 slices) crumbled
1 small chopped onion
1 chopped Bell pepper (optional)

In a separate bowl mix:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 BBQ sauce (The BBQ sauce can really change the taste. If you like spicy, use spicy. I use honey bbq)
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce

Add the sauce mix to the crockpot and stir well. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Serve over white rice. Delicious!

Chicken Taco Soup
1 chopped onion
1 16 oz can chili beans
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz corn, drained (I also added 1 small can of shoe peg corn)
1 8 oz tomato sauce
1 can chicken broth
2 cans Rotel, un-drained (Use the mild Rotel if you're not a hot-spicy fan)
1 pkg taco seasoning
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat

Place ingredients 1-7 in a slow cooker. Stir in taco seasoning. Lay chicken breasts on top until just covered by other ingredients. Cook on low for 5 hours. Take out chicken breasts and shred and then stir back into soup. Cook 2 more hours. Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese, and crushed tortilla chips. (I cooked the chicken a little longer than 5 hours to begin with, and the chicken was literally falling apart. I then added it back and cooked for about an hour longer).This is so easy and I can’t wait to have it again.

Also, check out she is using a new crockpot recipe daily. I hope you enjoy!

Andrea said...

I use a cookbook called "Fix it and Forget It" - there are several editions, and one only uses five ingredients in every meal. The author is Phyllis Pellman Good, and she coauthored the origianl book with Dawn J. Ranck.

Also - go to your local bookstore, and in the cooking section they should have a "cooking methods: appliances" section. YOu wouldn't believe how many recipe books there are for crock pots. Also check the library.

Whenever I'm in a pinch I just pull it out, most recipes are simple and use stuff I have on the shelf already. I've only come across a couple that we won't try again!

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

Oh- I just went online to our local library and put the Fit It and Forget It on hold- got a couple of others too! thanks for the idea!

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Elizabeth said...

Like everyone else said, there are lots of resources online and at the library. Our favorite crock pot recipe is simple:

3-4 chicken breasts
1-2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I use the low fat)
1 package dry onion soup mix

I cook it on low for the day, and serve over rice or egg noodles. I have made the same recipe with pork chops. So good!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I have a few crock pot recipes on my blog.

Feel free to check them out!

Kaye said...

I raved about a crockpot website just last week on WFMW. =) It's called A Year of CrockPotting and it is AWESOME! Go check it out!

tracy said...

CHEAP cut of roast cut into bite size pieces

2 cans Campbell's golden mushroom soup

1 can Campbell's cream of onion soup or (if you have onion haters like mine) Campbell's Beefy Mushroom soup

dump the raw meat pieces into the bottom of a large crock pot. mix the soups and dump on top, no need to stir. Cook on low ALL day. serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.
if your eaters are big eaters you can add more meat and soups depending on your family's needs. the aroma is fantastic and the taste is so good and comforting.

Anonymous said...

I can't take credit, because I saw this suggested elsewhere online, but it's SO easy. Take a pork roast (about 3 lbs) and cook it on low for 8 hours. Drain the fat and shred with 2 forks. Add a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray's). Serve on hamburger buns.

MommaofMany said...

I have lots of cheap, healthy recipes on my recipe blog: I have a crockpot section, too! The recipes I post are collected from around the Internet and from cookbooks. I keep to healthy can of this and pouch of that for us!

My friend Ginger has a crockpot-only recipe blog!