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Old 03-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #391
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Girl Next Door, sorry it took me so long to reply to you...... I have used the crock pot many times for this recipe but now mostly use the Staub French Oven (or Dutch oven)

I think the chicken gets so much crispier so if that is what you are after, try it in the oven rather than the crock pot. Roast it according to the weight of the bird and directions on the label (generally takes 2 to 2-1/2 hours).
Lid on? That is gorgeous.
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Lid on? That is gorgeous.
Yes, use the lid and it will get really crispy just like in the photo. I love my Staub French Oven (also called a Dutch oven).
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First post here on LCF after lurking for a pretty long while, and not surprisingly (to me anyway!) it's on a crock pot thread. If any of my real life friends discovered this, they wouldn't be surprised either... I LOVE my crock pot!

This is a recipe I just came up with on my own that's very simple and gives great flavor to a pork roast. You can use whatever size will fit in your particular slow cooker. Mine's a big old 7 quart crock, so I can fit a 9 pound roast in there. Makes food for quite a while!

Also, I use that particular type of roast because it has a good amount of fat on it which keeps the meat nice and moist and imparts a lot of flavor. I think it makes the best pulled pork, but you're free to use whatever you like!

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Simple (But Flavorful!) Crock Pot Pulled Pork

1 Pork Butt/Shoulder/Picnic Roast
1/2 can of light beer
Spice rub (a mix of garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, and just a touch of salt to your specific taste)

Place your roast in the crock pot (upside down, if there's a right side up to yours), and sprinkle a mix of garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, and salt on the the roast, making sure the meat is well covered with the blend. Rub the spices into the meat a bit, and then flip the roast over in the pot and repeat the process.

Dump about a half of a can of light beer into the bottom of the crock pot around the roast, and then cover. Cook on low for 8-10 hours for a roast that's the size that I was using (between 8-pounds) or on low for 6-8 hours for a smaller roast.

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If you use a MUCH smaller roast, I'm sure you can easily get away with 6 hours or less but the key here is to let the roast cook a very long time low and slow... so it just shreds with a fork and melts in your mouth.

I also like to baste it a bit during the cooking process, just to get that delicious flavor across the top of the meat too... but that's just me

As a bonus, if it was a bone-in roast I usually leave the juices and drippings in the crock pot afterward, put the bone back in there and add some water, a bay leaf, some additional spices, and some chopped veggies, and then make a whole bunch of stock!
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What is the carb count on the Cola Chicken? Are you using chicken breast?
I know this is a really old post but I was searching for something and came across this question and wanted to add something that may help..

It all depends on what kind of sugar free Ketchup you are using.. You can get a low carb one in the store or make your own. LindaSue has a great recipe that is really tasty.. This makes 2 cups although you only need 1 for the cola chicken recipe..

EVEN BETTER "HEINZ" KETCHUP
6 ounce can tomato paste
8 ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup water, or enough to get the right consistency
1/4 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Here is the nutritional counts.. I have also found that this makes a lot and so even though the cola chicken recipe has 4 chicken breasts I add 6 to the pan and it is just fine so for me, it makes 6 servings..

1 cup: 112 Calories; trace Fat; 5g Protein; 28.5g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 23.5g Net Carbs

The chicken and the diet rite doesn't have any carb content so all the carbs are coming from the sauce. So if you take the amount and divide it by 4 that makes the carb content for 1/4 of the sauce being 5.875.. So I just say 6 carbs (close enough) if you divide it by 6 breasts like I do then the carb content is about 3.91 so I just call that 4.. Not bad at all.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #396
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For all the recipes calling for "Ranch Dip Mix" or " Ranch Dressing Mix", I normally use the ranch popcorn topping. It can be found around the microwave popcorn at the grocery store, comes in a shaker and is listed as zero carbs (although I'd add a carb because it has a little sugar in it).
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Sometimes crockpot recipes can end up tasting pretty bland. That is because by the time the meat is cooked, the ingredients that are supposed to flavor the meat have been cooked to death, so they can't do the job they were intended to do. Try cooking the meat with no liquid for the required time, then remove the meat, drain any liquid out of the cooker for later use. Return the meat to the crockpot, add the remaining ingredients and cook high for 30 minutes. That should solve the problem. This should work with many crockpot recipes.
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I'm subbing to this thread - I already have a 13 page Word document full of favorite recipes and recipes I want to try.
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As the weather is starting to cool, I find myself croccking it more often. Glad to see this bumped .
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Any breakfast crockpot recipes?? I am going camping in 2 weeks and we have electricity and a crockpot!!..or 2.
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Check out this thread... The southwest one sounds good!
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...breakfast.html
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Any breakfast crockpot recipes?? I am going camping in 2 weeks and we have electricity and a crockpot!!..or 2.
I just came back from camping, we too had electricity and I used an electric skillet, it was 19.95 at WM and was perfect for multi uses. I also use the crock pot, but not for breakfast. Have fun!
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I made this last Wed for dinner, my very picky DH & DS loved it! They actually asked for it again so it's cooking now for tonights dinner...YUM
Help please? I made this today and it was so easy and my new (used) Rival Crock Pot worked beautifully BUT we found it too salty, though very tasty. Do any of you pro cooks out there have suggestions as to how to avoid this in the future? How would you water it down or what would you sub that has way less sodium? I looked at the sodium count on the pkgs and WOW - the counts are way up there!
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Thank you all for the great recipes! I've been looking for easy low-carb recipes now that I am back at work from maternity leave, and I found enough on this thread to keep me going for weeks!

Here's something I tried last week- I got it from a low-carb cookbook and adjusted it for the slow cooker.

1 lb ground beef
1 cup salsa
1 cup cheese

Place the ground beef and salsa in the slow cooker and cook on low for about 6 hours. Add the cheese and stir just before serving. Great on salad, and tortillas for those in the family eating carbs!
Nellie, I was wondering if you brown the ground beef first before putting it in the crock pot? This sounds great and my husband loves sloppy joes.
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This is delicious!

3 lb. roast beef (I like sirloin tip because it has a flat surface)
1 envelope Italian dressing mix (like Good Seasons)
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 envelope McCormick's brown gravy mix

Place the roast in the crockpot then sprinkle the three mixes on top and kind of rub it in. Cook on low all day. I put it in at 8:00 when I leave for work and it's perfect by 5:00. Although there is no water in it, it makes plenty of au jus which is great on faux mashed potatoes.”


Help please? I made this today and it was so easy and my new (used) Rival Crock Pot worked beautifully BUT we found it too salty, though very tasty. Do any of you pro cooks out there have suggestions as to how to avoid this in the future? How would you water it down or what would you sub that has way less sodium? I looked at the sodium count on the pkgs and WOW - the counts are way up there!
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First post here on LCF after lurking for a pretty long while, and not surprisingly (to me anyway!) it's on a crock pot thread. If any of my real life friends discovered this, they wouldn't be surprised either... I LOVE my crock pot!

This is a recipe I just came up with on my own that's very simple and gives great flavor to a pork roast. You can use whatever size will fit in your particular slow cooker. Mine's a big old 7 quart crock, so I can fit a 9 pound roast in there. Makes food for quite a while!

Also, I use that particular type of roast because it has a good amount of fat on it which keeps the meat nice and moist and imparts a lot of flavor. I think it makes the best pulled pork, but you're free to use whatever you like!

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Simple (But Flavorful!) Crock Pot Pulled Pork

1 Pork Butt/Shoulder/Picnic Roast
1/2 can of light beer
Spice rub (a mix of garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, and just a touch of salt to your specific taste)

Place your roast in the crock pot (upside down, if there's a right side up to yours), and sprinkle a mix of garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, and salt on the the roast, making sure the meat is well covered with the blend. Rub the spices into the meat a bit, and then flip the roast over in the pot and repeat the process.

Dump about a half of a can of light beer into the bottom of the crock pot around the roast, and then cover. Cook on low for 8-10 hours for a roast that's the size that I was using (between 8-pounds) or on low for 6-8 hours for a smaller roast.

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If you use a MUCH smaller roast, I'm sure you can easily get away with 6 hours or less but the key here is to let the roast cook a very long time low and slow... so it just shreds with a fork and melts in your mouth.

I also like to baste it a bit during the cooking process, just to get that delicious flavor across the top of the meat too... but that's just me

As a bonus, if it was a bone-in roast I usually leave the juices and drippings in the crock pot afterward, put the bone back in there and add some water, a bay leaf, some additional spices, and some chopped veggies, and then make a whole bunch of stock!
I have had 2 huge pork roasts from Costco for quite awhile, don't remember why I bought them and thought I would toss them (hate to waste all that money, but...) but now will try this. Thank you!!! So easy and with children coming home from school soon, will have a LOT for them to eat and then to send back with them.
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[QUOTE=skeeweeaka;11310131]Crockpot Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce recipe
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This is just delicious - so easy! But a heads up! I thought 2 tsp. of salt was a mistake and used much less - not even a tsp. And since there are only 2 of us I only used 4 chops. I think that 8 would have been too much (maybe not enough gravy then).

I am so grateful for this thread which I've been using a lot over the past month. I made the Sloppy Joes too. And I made one of the Beef Stew recipes and one of the Chicken recipes. All were so easy and tasty. This is a big deal for me as I have never known how to make meats with nice sauces and gravies. Now I can! So thank you all for sharing these.
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This is delicious!

3 lb. roast beef (I like sirloin tip because it has a flat surface)
1 envelope Italian dressing mix (like Good Seasons)
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 envelope McCormick's brown gravy mix

Place the roast in the crockpot then sprinkle the three mixes on top and kind of rub it in. Cook on low all day. I put it in at 8:00 when I leave for work and it's perfect by 5:00. Although there is no water in it, it makes plenty of au jus which is great on faux mashed potatoes.”


Help please? I made this today and it was so easy and my new (used) Rival Crock Pot worked beautifully BUT we found it too salty, though very tasty. Do any of you pro cooks out there have suggestions as to how to avoid this in the future? How would you water it down or what would you sub that has way less sodium? I looked at the sodium count on the pkgs and WOW - the counts are way up there!

I can't help you with that recipe as I have never made it. But you can make a recipe with just the oil to brown the meat/beef. 1/2 cup beef broth, 1 tbs beef bouillon and 1 pkg (.7 ounces) Italian salad dressing mix. Sear the meat, put it all in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. It is delicious. Oh and I am not a pro cook.
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I can't help you with that recipe as I have never made it. But you can make a recipe with just the oil to brown the meat/beef. 1/2 cup beef broth, 1 tbs beef bouillon and 1 pkg (.7 ounces) Italian salad dressing mix. Sear the meat, put it all in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. It is delicious. Oh and I am not a pro cook.
Thank you so much catkan. I'll have to give it a try.
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Thank you so much catkan. I'll have to give it a try.
It is really good. We have it all the time.

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catkan, I just got a fabulous deal on sirloin steak yesterday and bought lots. My husband asked me if I planned to do them in the crockpot (he can't chew a steak). I hadn't planned on it but I am wondering if I could do it with your recipe? What do you think? It would be so easy that way but I wonder how long I should cook it? Steaks are about 1 1/2 inches thick and big enough for 1 or 2 peeps depending on appetite.
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Beef Stroganoff

This recipe calls for "stew beef", but don't get the kind you would use for a beef stew. It gets all shredded and falls apart. You need to get a more "steaky" type of beef and slice it into small thin "planks".

1 lb. cubed stewing beef
3 handfuls of chopped onions
3 handfuls of sliced mushrooms
1 14.5 oz. can beef broth or 1.5 cubes of beef boullion dissolved in 14.5 oz. boiling water.
1 8-oz. tub of Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread

Place first 4 ingrediants in a slow cooker.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.

Stir in Cream Cheese Spread just before serving

Just wanted to say "Thank You" for sharing this recipe. It was very easy and we both liked it a lot. Will be doing it again. And next time I'll add a tiny bit of gravy browning.
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These all sound so delicious. Yum
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salsa chicken

I like to put thawed chicken in crockpot. Top chicken with some taco seasoning. Homeade if u have. Top with jar of your favorite salsa. I added diced cilantro. You could probably add green chilis if wanted. Whatever veggies u want. I cooked on med for 4 hours on my cooker. Top with sour cream. Use it in lettuce leaves. Enjoy.
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I think you would cook them on high Jexie. Depending on how soon you wanted things done. You may have to do some experimenting with it. 4 hrs on high would probably cook most of these recipes. Here to help if needed.

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Islegirl. You may not want to use whole envelope of hidden valley mix perhaps next time try half.

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Islegirl. You may not want to use whole envelope of hidden valley mix perhaps next time try half.
yvetj79 - Thanks for the tip.
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