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#1 Larspeart

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

So, SO and I have become big fans of the slow-cooker these past few months? Anyone else love to just "set it, and forget it" ... To quote awful infomercials?

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#2 OMG_Bill

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:04 AM

Beans, roast beef and chili are just a few of my favorite things.


<--------- He's a fairly good sized fan.



We don't use it enough around here. Tastes yummy and tender as my heart!!
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

Slow cookers are my favorite way to go. :heart:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

Pork chops and mushroom gravy in a slow cooker yum yum

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

Love em. Making a lemon garlic chicken this week. I use it so much that I'm now able to break down a whole chicken in about two minutes. :cheers:
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

Did 8 meals last night, in my sleep (/wink).

Doing 7 more right now.

Last nights' meal is a triumph.

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#7 sardonix

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

It's a truly handy device...we make all kinds of tasty meals in it, and it's so easy. :thumbup:
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

In addition to the above, slow cooker spaghetti sauce and large cuts of beef cooked with onions, peppers, beer, etc. then shredded and served over thick bread are two of my favorite crock pot recipes.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

Mmmm, trenchers!

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#10 Ambear

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

My real problem is cleaning them after the last use. I still have clam chowder sitting in the fridge from Super Bowl Sunday. :thumbdown:
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Precious uses those slow cooker cooking bags or liners or something like that. She cooks what she wants and when it's time, she pulls out the plastic(?) and tosses it away. Rarely is the cleanup more than just wiping out the vessel. Too dang easy.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

My special lady and I don't use ours enough we just got a new one. We had green chili stew last weekend which I thought kicked ass.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

I have done a variation of Seeker's lamb shank a few times Link
Anise the flavor I desire in this, so use and arak, and a couple of tablespoons of honey help out.

Something that is tasty and needs little prep time is get some smoked turkey legs, some broth, dash of Worchestershire salt and pepper, crushed garlic, to taste.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:37 PM

We made beef stew last night and pulled pork today.

Both extra mega yum

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

Precious uses those slow cooker cooking bags or liners or something like that. She cooks what she wants and when it's time, she pulls out the plastic(?) and tosses it away. Rarely is the cleanup more than just wiping out the vessel. Too dang easy.

Sounds too easy. Guess I'll have to look for them. :cheers:

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

We have been using our cooker for prime rib, three times in the last couple of months. None of that pink juiciness like when done in the oven, but the tenderness and flavor can't be beat. Also, lots of gravy for poutine. :cheers:
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#17 Absomphe

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:00 AM

Ah, poutine...

Probably one of the highlights of my visit to Expo '67.

Well, that, and the beef strogonoff served at the U.S.S.R. pavilion. :dribble:

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:39 AM

We have been using our cooker for prime rib, three times in the last couple of months. None of that pink juiciness like when done in the oven, but the tenderness and flavor can't be beat. Also, lots of gravy for poutine. :cheers:



Mmm, Poutine...

That, and Rush- Canada's 2 best exports.

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#19 rob fritz

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

Slow cookers ? My favorite slow cooker and cooking method is the bbq pit, 250 deg. low and slow.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

Hard to argue with that call, but a little tough to improvise in a 980 square foot apartment. :laugh:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

I've got my crockpot for sale... I'm moving to a pressure cooker/thermal cooker combo

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:54 PM

We have been using our cooker for prime rib, three times in the last couple of months. None of that pink juiciness like when done in the oven, but the tenderness and flavor can't be beat. Also, lots of gravy for poutine. :cheers:



Mmm, Poutine...

That, and Rush- Canada's 2 best exports.

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What about Molson XXX and the "Canadian ballet" ?
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#23 Absomphe

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

:laf: :laf:

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#24 Larspeart

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Aww, man, the memories there! Gre up in Detroit. The 'Windsor Ballet' we called it.


Sar, I owe you a drink, just for pulling that one out for me. Thanks, man!

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#25 sardonix

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

Much love for the Great White North...Cheers, eh!
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:00 AM

I like the slow cooker for meats and soups. I make a thick chilli that tends to burn in a slow cooker.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

Following the advice of the checker at my favorite grocery store, I cooked a roast in nut brown ale. It was yummy!
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

does anybody have experience with "Sous Vide" cooking ? I am trying to learn how to make sous vide food, but it seems that equipment is too expensive....

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:46 AM

Nah, I'm a huge fan of the Maillard reaction.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

Something I've been meaning to try in my slow cooker is something referred to as "Seven Hour Eggs" or "Long Cooked Eggs". Essentially putting eggs into your slow cooker and letting them go all day long. Supposedly the whites turn to a brownish color and acquire a nutty flavor.

Here is an article with some more details: http://www.fourpound...even-hour-eggs/

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