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Need recipes/ideas for 3-pot buffet server

ctompkins May 6, 2013 01:53 PM

I recvd a 3-pot buffet server as a gift. Each "crockpot" is 2.5 quarts. I'm looking for recipes and ideas for dinner parties that have 3 coordinated dishes that can be cooked and served in this. For instance, BBQ pork, baked beans and corn bread.

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    Querencia RE: ctompkins May 6, 2013 02:03 PM

    You can use one or two of the wells as hot servers---don't need to slow-cook everything. 1) Curry (beef or lamb), rice, dahl. 2) Beef, onions, and Portobello mushrooms long-cooked in beer; rice or noodles; sweet & sour red cabbage. 3) Glazed pork tenderloin medallions, scalloped apples; sweet & sour green beans (or spoonbread). 4) Chicken fricasee, green beans cooked with ham, scalloped tomatoes. 5) Chicken in gravy, collard greens cooked with ham, sweet potatoes glazed with pineapple.

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      C. Hamster RE: Querencia May 6, 2013 03:09 PM

      Great ideas.

      I pretty much only use my crockpot to hold hot food rather than cook in it

    2. chowser RE: ctompkins May 6, 2013 02:39 PM

      Check out this thread. It might be helpful:


      1. greygarious RE: ctompkins May 6, 2013 03:44 PM

        You'll get more responses if you edit your title to include more info, like "seeking trio recipes for 3-crockpot menu".
        If the edit time window has run out, report your own thread to the mods (Flag) and request retitling.

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          ctompkins RE: greygarious May 6, 2013 04:35 PM

          Do you mean LESS info? (I haven't done this before..)

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            greygarious RE: ctompkins May 6, 2013 08:51 PM

            No, more. Your title shouldn't sound like the header of a spam e-mail. It helps to be specific enough to interest people in participating. It should contain enough info to narrow the field of interest so those who have ideas will read it.

        2. KarenDW RE: ctompkins May 6, 2013 11:41 PM

          This would be a great way to serve a pasta or baked potato bar :) with 3 toppings held hot in the buffet server. (one of which could be braised short ribs in red wine, one of my fave slow-cooker recipes)

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            melpy RE: KarenDW May 7, 2013 04:34 AM

            Also a soup party for a small group. Or a taco party, three different types of fillings.

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              laliz RE: KarenDW May 7, 2013 08:27 AM

              I thought of a baked potato bar too, as my first idea.
              Cheese sauce
              Mushroom gravy
              Sloppy joe or taco style ground beef filling

            2. greygarious RE: ctompkins May 7, 2013 08:43 AM

              Toppings for a burger/hot dog cookout: smothered peppers and onions; chili; cheese sauce.

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