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What are your top 5 slow cooker dishes?

1. soup stock, either chicken or beef.
2. Korean doenjang jigae
3. curry, either Japanese or Thai
4. chili
5. chicken thighs with veggies and Italian dressing.

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  1. 1. chili
    2. beef stew
    3. pulled pork
    4. mediterranean chicken
    5. mexican chicken

    1. Corned Beef
      Ox Tail Soup
      Beef Tongue (usually for tacos)
      Pulled Pork
      Italian Wedding Soup

      Never made a curry in it.

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      1. re: Crockett67

        Can you tell me how to do the tongue? My husband loves tongue tacos!

        1. re: lilmomma

          I use this recipe but place it in my slowcooker. I cook it about 3 hours on high, skin. place back in the broth and let it go another 3 hours low. Then I shred it up and leave it in the juices until I serve it.

          As you can see it's a very meaty flavor. I don't add tomato paste and will wet the meat with a little of the broth but let the toppings add the heat and lime flavor.

          Now I'm craving it! Will have to hunt down a good tongue. :)

          1. re: Crockett67

            Sounds delicious... I can't believe how expensive tongue and ox tails have become. Just as expensive as a decent steak!

            1) Beans
            2) Chili Verde - Pork
            3) Pot Roast includes short ribs and corned beef brisket.
            4) Little Smokies and bbq sauce
            5) Queso-dip

            1. re: dave_c

              I know! Even the Asian markets have wised up.... I usually brows the meat section of my local store until I see one on quick sale and toss them in my freezer for a later date. But I haven't even seen them on quick sale for a long time. :/

      2. beef barley stew
        beans, plain (type varies)
        chicken stock
        corned beef
        butternut squash soup

        1. Black bean soup
          Turkey thighs with a little tomatillo on top- like pulled pork when it is done
          Pork butt
          whole butternut squash to soften, then peel and seed and back in for soup
          beef stew

          1. It's pretty pork-tactular:

            1. Texas pulled pork http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/201...
            2 Pumpkin steel cut oats (this recipe slightly modified) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-coo...
            3. Char Siu pork roast http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/slow-...
            4. Pinto beans http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...
            5. Various Bayless recipes from Mexican Everyday. Probably this one because it's a dump and go and it's not pork: http://bowenappetit.com/2011/01/05/ch...


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            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              The Dairy Queen - can't wait to try the Char Siu pork roast, it looks fab!

              1. lilmomma, great thread!

                I'd love to hear more about Thai curry in the crock pot... Do you have a recipe or just wing it? If the latter, could you sketch it out for us?


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                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  I basically put in my veggies, like carrots, onions, peppers with some cut up chicken thighs. Then I add a dollop of the Thai red curry paste and a cup of stock. Let it go for about 6 hours. Then add the can of cocnut milk and some fish sauce and sugar to taste. I don't really measure anything and it just comes up like a stew. We eat it over rice.

                  The same thing with the Japanese curry. I put in the veggies and meat, usually beef for this one. Then I put in a block of the curry, like Vermont curry, which you can find at an Asian store. Eat over rice. Easy peasy.

                  1. re: lilmomma

                    I'm definitely going to try these! Thank you!


                2. I don't know that I can come up with 5, maybe 4. I need to broaden my crockpotting horizons.. I don't really love using it.

                  1. Pepperoncini Beef
                  (basically this http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-...


                  2. Crockpot Prochetta


                  3. Cannelini Beans and Pork
                  (basically just dried beans, a few cheap cuts of pork, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic and some broth)

                  4. Tapioca Pudding

                  1. aloo gobi
                    chicken stock
                    roasted whole chicken, nothing else not even water
                    hard cider, so convenient for the holidays just leave it on warm and it's ready to serve
                    pork shoulder, a variety of ways

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                    1. re: rasputina

                      Would you mind sharing your aloo gobi recipe, please?

                    2. 1. Chicken stock
                      2. Baked potatoes
                      3. Chili
                      4. Spagetti sauce
                      5. Roast whole chicken

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                      1. re: tcamp

                        How do you bake potatoes in your slowcooker? Does it have to be filled? Don't you worry about the crock cracking?

                        1. re: Crockett67

                          Just wrap in foil and put them in the slow cooker, then cook on low all day long. I use large russets and they are on for about 10 hours. I usually do 4 at a time so that pretty much fills my large crock with spaces in between the spuds. I never considered it cracking - why would it?

                          I got the idea from, I think, DuchessNukem on a previous SC thread.

                          1. re: tcamp

                            I thought you need the crock at least 3/4 full to prevent hot spots to prevent cracking. I'm still new to using the slow cookers so I could be wrong.