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Slow Cooker Recipes

What Are Your Favorite Crockpot Recipes?

It's freezing in San Francisco, and I think it's high time I broke out my slow cooker. It's a wonderfully useful kitchen gadget that makes cooking a dinner for a crowd easy — while filling your house with an amazing fragrance.

I'm not the only one who is interested in slow cooker experimentation, reader dreamalittledream recently asked the YumSugar Community for crockpot help. She says, "I just got a crockpot and am itching to use it. I've found a ton of recipes online, but I trust YumSugar members more for recipes. Any crock pot recipe that I have to try!?"

Well, I highly recommend blackberry pulled pork, red wine short ribs, classic chili, and Cuban chicken. Also, don't forgot to check out our tips for cooking with a crockpot. I've revealed mine, and now it's time for you to share yours: what are your favorite slow cooker recipes?

Source: Flickr User love♡janine

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Advah Advah 5 years
@Amber: I'm the same! I don't leave it on during the day if I'm at work, but at the weekend when I'm staying in or going in and out to go grocery shopping etc (there's always a flatmate in anyway). I started using that book http://www.amazon.com/Gourmet-Vegetarian-Slow-Cooker-Sophisticated/dp/158008074X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294871292&sr=8-2 and, oh my god, it's amazing! At the moment I'm obsessed with beans - cooking dry beans in the slow cooker makes them so creamy and buttery! There's also a wonderful chili recipe that has some cocoa powder in it, I really recommend it.
jelibeann jelibeann 5 years
I made a great short rib recipe a while back from Rachael Ray, of all people - http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-index/dinner-recipes/Chianti-Braised-Short-Ribs. I actually tried a few recipes from the A Year of Slowcooking blog - they were pretty good, but I was also trying to focus more on healthier eating and found those to be lacking on that end. I've been trying to stick to recipes with nutritional information as a guide and have since found some decent recipes from Cooking Light's website.
lauren lauren 5 years
@bluebellknoll that sounds delicious! Just have to pick up a pork shoulder so I can make it, can't wait!
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 5 years
Someone was just telling me about this blog, A Year of Slowcooking. Have you seen it?
amber512 amber512 5 years
Most of the recipes I've found are so meat-heavy, which I don't eat. And I hate leaving any appliance on when I'm not in the house. So basically I have used my slow cooker twice. Both times to make refried beans and both were overnight while I was sleeping.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Kalua Pork. Pork shoulder + hawaiian sea salt + liquid smoke + 10hrs = delicious pork goodness
orangek8 orangek8 5 years
Cooking Light's Thai Pork Stew: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000000354826
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
I love coming home to the aroma of my "burns going in, burns going out" five alarm beef and bean chili. Toss together a small salad and dinner is done!
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
Oh man, I love my crock pot...
rach716 rach716 5 years
3 Bean Turkey Chili!! I just made this recipe for the first time on Saturday. It was absolutely delicious, easy, AND healthy! Recipe here: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/crock-pot-3-bean-turkey-chili-3125-pts.html
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