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Jun 19, 2007 11:48 PM

"Back Burner" Recipes

Does anyone have any favorite slow cook recipes that utilize a crock pot/dutch oven/pot-on-back-burner? Would love to start dinner before I tackle errands and housework and have it ready several hours later. Thanks in advance

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  1. caramelizing onions for a french onion soup has been quite popular here; sorry but that's all I know.

    1. I keep posting this recipe for Mabel Hoffman's Crockpot Cassoulet everytime a crockpot thread comes up...I usually cut the chicken amount in half and I never use 1/2 pound of bacon, rather just a few slices (much too fatty otherwise in my opinion) and I use half the smoked sausage too but it still comes out really delicious. Link below. There's another good recipe I tried recently from this board using ground lamb, eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes with strong flavors...if you're interested, let me know--my son found it "too gamey" but I went nuts over it.

      1. my favorite (and easiest) with a crockpot is to throw a flank steak in along with orange juice, lemon juice and enough beer to cover the meat. sprinkle in lots of pepper....set on high 4-6 hours, until the meat shreds easily. shred it all apart and you have carnitas for tacos!

        1. Oxtails and turkey necks benefit from slow cooking for at least 2.5 hrs. Recipes abound all over the web for both.

          1. sauerkraut with various pork products in it.

            red sauce or Bolognese

            Lamb or veal shanks

            various Moles (poblano)

            chicken paprikas

            pot roast, saurbraten, etc.

            hunter stew.

            myriad of soups and chili.