What food do you prepare in a slow cooker?

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  1. Janis Goad profile image86
    Janis Goadposted 8 years ago

    What food do you prepare in a slow cooker?

  2. Attikos profile image80
    Attikosposted 8 years ago

    All sorts of things. Slow cookers are dedicated braising appliances, so you can do anything in them you'd do low and slow on the stove or in the oven. With the right technique and recipe, you can even bake bread in one.

    The last dish I did in a slow cooker was last week, lamb shops in wine and stock with potatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic and herbs. I still have some to eat up as leftovers.

    1. Janis Goad profile image86
      Janis Goadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lamb chops sounds excellent!  I am new to my slow cooker and figuring out what works well.  I will try your suggestion.

  3. GoodLady profile image94
    GoodLadyposted 8 years ago

    I make broths in my slow cooker and a ragout for pasta and a stew too.  I cook cuts of meat slowly to make them tender and sweeter to taste.

    1. Janis Goad profile image86
      Janis Goadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like the tenderness of every cut of meet I have cooked in the slow cooker.

  4. Trish303 profile image67
    Trish303posted 8 years ago

    I make all kinds of things but what i make the most is Marinara Sauce or roast.

  5. Austinstar profile image87
    Austinstarposted 8 years ago

    Pulled pork with barbecue sauce for pulled pork sandwiches.
    Italian roast beef with veggies.
    I usually just get a two or three pound piece of meat and coat it with seasoning, a small amount of water and let it cook all day. It's great!

  6. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 8 years ago

    Hi Janis,
    Slow cookers are wonderful!  I use mine for pot roast, beef stew, chili, lentil and bean soups, and chicken. I  still always braise my beef before adding it.
    - cat

  7. fitmom profile image80
    fitmomposted 8 years ago

    Lately, I've been buying a big turkey breast and putting it in the slow cooker to have sandwich meat for my husband's lunches. It's much healthier and yummier than buying deli meat for sandwiches!

    I need to start doing more meals in it. I just haven't gotten to that point yet. It would definitely make dinner time much easier if I did.

    1. wilderness29 profile image60
      wilderness29posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The turkey breast is a great idea!

  8. Alecia Murphy profile image78
    Alecia Murphyposted 8 years ago

    I buy cookbooks and surf the web for ideas and I've done a variety of things in it. One of my favorites was pepper steak that I let cook all day and get tender.I I also did lasagna.  Most recently, I've done pears. They came from someone's tree and too tough to eat raw so I cut them up and added seasoning to them and they came out very tasty.

    1. Janis Goad profile image86
      Janis Goadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lasagne!  I never thought of that.  Have to try it.

    2. profile image59
      ElleBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lasagne in the crock pot sounds good! I saw a recipe the other day for spaghetti squash lasagna in a crock pot - looked amazing!

  9. Mark McClean profile image61
    Mark McCleanposted 8 years ago

    Oh man, love a good stew in the crock pot. Leave it in the crock pot until it's gone and keep reheating it up. It's even better the next day. Ya know, now that I think about it most of what I make in the crock pot doesn't have a name. But that's the beauty of crock pot cooking. Heap in the meat and vegetables, maybe a couple of bullion cubes and let her do her slow cooking magic. I think I might dust mine off tonight.

    1. Janis Goad profile image86
      Janis Goadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dust if off!!  Mine hardly gets dry when I am filling it up again.  Tonight we are eating turkey, though--not in the crock pot.

  10. profile image59
    ElleBeeposted 8 years ago

    I don't use mine very often, but next week I'm planning to make what my uncle calls "Hawaiian Music" --- kielbasa, baked beans, and pineapple. Easy and inexpensive meal for a potluck.

  11. Backwater Sage profile image60
    Backwater Sageposted 8 years ago

    Short ribs, venison, and pork. I like to grill it for awhile to sear it for some good flavor.

    For my vegan friends, grill those potatoes and other veggies a bit and then toss them in the slowcooker for some awesome soup. Cook the potatoes and carrots a good bit before adding the squash, eggplant or other softies that will get over cooked if you do it all at once. Use Florida Everglades ("green" no msg) seasoning and some Spike if you are like me (lazy cook).

    1. Janis Goad profile image86
      Janis Goadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know those seasonings, Backwater Sage--what is in Florida Everglades seasoning, and Spike?

    2. Backwater Sage profile image60
      Backwater Sageposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you could Google them. They're good. Check out "Dat'l Do It" hot sauce while you're at it (original recipe, not Devil Drops, etc.) It's made from Dattle peppers and is the best oyster sauce ever.  I'll share some Florida recipes soon.

  12. Emily89 profile image60
    Emily89posted 8 years ago

    Well if you cook really slow or slow you will cook Pasta or rice really easly , thats my opinion

  13. kyawnaing profile image56
    kyawnaingposted 8 years ago

    Why most of people try to hide the truth ?

    1. Attikos profile image80
      Attikosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm afraid I don't follow. What is this hidden truth about slow cookers?

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello kyawnaing. Welcome to HubPages.  I see that you are new here. This forum is about cooking. Visit the Learning Center to see how to post your topic in the forum discusions or to ask a question. smile

    3. Backwater Sage profile image60
      Backwater Sageposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They don't have the courage of their convictions or the patience to wait for a good meal.

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