Sunday, October 2, 2011

Crock Pot Girls' Reader Recipes...Need to PIN These Recipes


I adore those CrockPot girls on Facebook. And I frequent (and cook from) their web site a lot. I use my slow cooker 2-4 times a week. By far, it's one of my hardest working appliances.




But, I also LOVE the reader posted recipes on Facebook. And it makes me so sad that I can't post them to Pinterest. So, I thought I'd start an ongoing post with some of the recipes that readers have left on their Facebook page. It will be WAY easier for me (and you, if you'd like) to access my favorites....and add to them when another FAVE pops up.


Cranberry Apple Pork Loin Roast 1 (3 to 4 lb. ) boneless pork loin roast
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
2 apples, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Place roast in slow cooker; rub all over with the minced garlic. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours
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Meatballs
Mix all ingredients in crockpot …
1 clove minced garlic
1lb 13oz can peeled pureed tomatoes
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 ½ cup shredded italian cheese
½ cup onion
¼ cup celery

In a medium bowl mix …
2lbs ground beef
shredded italian cheese
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp pepper
1 ½ tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup italian bread crumbs
Make balls and place in pot with sauce. Cook on low 8 hrs or high 5 hrs. Makes great meatball 
sandwiches, lasagna, spaghetti, etc ….
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Chicken & Dumplings Recipe 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 2 very large ones)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1 onion diced
1 tablespoon dried parsley
4 grands flaky refrigerator biscuits

Place chicken in crock pot. Add the butter, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, onions, and parsley.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours.

After cooking time has elapsed, take a fork and break up the chicken into pieces.

Now, cut biscuits into 9 pieces. Stir into hot chicken and continue to cook for 30 minutes. (Turn crock pot back on)

Serve hot! Add more chicken broth as necessary.
Enjoy!!
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BACON RANCH SLOW COOKED CHICKEN

2 Tbsp Real Bacon Bits (I use 1/2 bag or jar)
1 tsp minced garlic (can use powder)
1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup Sour Cream
4-5 Boneless Chicken Breasts (skinless) (I poke holes in them with fork)

1. Combine first 5 ingredients.
2. Spray crock pot with Pam & put chicken breast in crock pot.
3. Pour ingredients over the chicken breast.
4. Cook 3-4 hours on HIGH until done.
I add spinach at the end as well.
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Easy Pork Chops in CrockPot
4 whole thick bone in pork chops (I opted for boneless Thick chops)
1 pk onion soup mix
1 1/2 cp chicken broth
1 10.5 oz Cr of Chicken soup
1 pkt pork gravy mix
Cooked on low for eight hours. I prepared with steamed broccoli and mashed sweet potatoes!!