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what do you do with YOUR slowcooker?

just got one for mothers day and want to experiment!

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  1. Pulled pork or chicken BBQ, chili, soups, etc.

    1. Steel cut oatmeal, a la Alton Brown

      1. Stock with all the leftover bones and carcasses in the freezer for those times when I can't be around to babysit the stock pot. Also corned beef on work days with the super cheap St. Paddy's day on sale ones I froze.

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        1. re: torty

          I second stocks! Now I always have delicious homemade stock on hand in the freezer.
          Besides Stocks -
          same as lots of other folks - Tons of pulled pork/ brisket,
          also Beans. The crock pot is a great way to make any sort of beans. I save tons of money by making the beans in the crock pot instead of buying canned beans.

        2. curries, chilli, soups, shanks, corned beef..

          1. Very easy chili: browned ground beef and add to crockpot, add a can of muir glen slow-roasted tomatos, a whole dried chipotle, ground cumin, chile powder, etc. Cook for awhile on low, then add a can of beans (drained and rinsed).

            Here is one that I hate to admit... I buy the canned roast beef at Costco. I dump the beef, with some of the broth, in the crockpot. Add Stubbs bottled barbecue sauce. Cook on low however long you want.

            The Rick Rodgers slow cooker book has a good recipe for hungarian goulash.