Crockpot dish to potluck lunch
I have a church luncheon in a few weeks and I'll have to work before hand. Does anyone have any favorite dishes that can be made the night before. I have a 3 quart crock pot that has a travel crozy. Chilled dishes or desserts are welcome as well. Thanks!
Mexican Rice. Cook 3c rice, put in greased crockpot, add 1 tub sour cream, couple cans of green chiles, sliced olives, 4c shredded cheese (I like a blend), stir together, cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally for 3-4 hours. I make it the night before and chill, then put on low when I get to my office for a potluck lunch. They love it!
Your question allows me to post a link to my newest favorite blog. She is making a meal in her crockpot once a day each year. Great ideas. You are bound to find what you're looking for here. And I love her ability to convert "regular" recipes to croppot recipes:
This is one of those recipes where the exact measurements aren't too important. A tub of sour cream is 16 oz but if I have a little more or less, I don't worry about it. Green chiles - I usually use two 4oz cans but sometimes I use a couple of 8oz and sometimes I add jalapenos for a little more kick. Sliced olives - the recipe calls for one large can but I like olives so I put in more than that.
Pork shoulder would work nicely too. You might want to cook it the day before so you could degrease it.
Add a few drops of liquid smoke, some onions sliced, couple of garlic cloves, some anaheim or new mexico chilis , s&p. Let 'er go, then skim fat. Serve with small dinner rolls and some hot sauce and sour cream for mini-tortas (sandwiches) It smells devine!
Finally reporting back, I made crock pot "BBQ"
To fit a 3 quart crock pot:
3 1/2 chuck roast
salt and pepper to season
3 T butter
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
T yellow mustard
1/2 t salt
1/2 t paprika
2 T lemon juice
1/4 c ketchup
t chili powder
1/4 c brown sugar
Season chuck with salt and pepper and brown. Set aside. Mince onion and garlic and sweat in the butter. Whisk together remaining ingredients and add. Let simmer briefly. Coat chuck in sauce and add all to crock pot. Let simmer on low for 8 hours (or high for 4) or til chuck can be shredded with fork. I served with cole slaw and sandwich rolls