So in a feeble attempt to curb my habit of never cooking anything ever I bought a slow cooker so I can throw shit in it in the morning and when I get off work have something better than McDonalds.
Thing is, I don't really have any recipes to draw from to throw in the pot. What are some of y'alls favorite recipes using this thing -- preferably on the cheap.
Pic is basically what I got - 5 quart pot.
I've actually got this going right now.
Only used it for the marinade though.
Bought a 7lb shoulder. Used the dry and wet ingredients, threw it in the crock pot.
Going to shed it, bag up the leftovers and put in the freezer, and use some for a Cuban style pizza tonight. A little extra work, but the recipe sounds pretty good for sandwiches.
I did double up the marinade ingredients because it's 7 lbs and bumped up the time to 8 hours.
Put in a whole chicken however you like it, maybe add a little more liquid than you usually would. It comes out just as good or better than baked. You have to be more careful with the timing than you do a pot roast or stew.
Nice dubs. I do have a question about liquid, basically what are some good rules of thumb when it comes to it when using the pot?
Also another dog. No I do not want to cook dog
Not that guy, but if you were doing a chicken, I would use a bit of a marinade or regular chicken stock. Just a bit to cover the bottom so it doesn't stick/burn to the bottom if it's too hot. If you add a little, the chicken has natural juices that would flow out during cooking. Add enough juice that it comes up a little bit on the sides of the chicken when it's in there.
Soup my man
Take whatever veggies you have, some lentils, maybe a bit of rice and through it in the pot with a can of diced tomatoes and stock/broth. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. And WALA: soup for week.
this sounds good
>white and red onion
but that's about it, what would you recommend? and what kind of stock? I've only got beef in the house atm
boil your kidney beans for about 10mins: there's a toxin in them. Now put all your veggies in the pot (I like red onion raw so I'd use the white one here). Add your stock (plus water if it's not soupy enough) plus salt and pepper. Don't know what you have in terms of herbs, but bay and thyme would work great with the beef. Cook 4-5 hours on high, 7-8 hours on low or until beans are tender.
Play around with it. Soup is really forgiving in terms of flavor.