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Crock Pot Cooking

Don't overlook the slow cooker as being just as valuable a kitchen tool as your stove or oven. While it's long been recognized as an ideal way to cook roasts and stews, it can do so much more - and we'll show you how.



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Crock Pot 101

A properly working crock pot uses as about as much electricity and resources as a light bulb - making it more economical than using your stove! Also, it won't heat up your kitchen in the summer months.

Pro Tip:

The crock pot should be filled 2/3rds full when cooking for best results. Scale recipes up or down to fit your size crock pot.

crock pot cooking time conversion chart

Crockpot
Oven Or Stovetop High Temp 300FLow Temp 200F
15-30 minutes1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours4 - 8 hours
35-45 minutes3 - 4 hours6 - 10 hours
50 minutes - 3 hours 4 - 6 hours8 - 16 hours

Cooking Times

Times listed with the recipes are guidelines - actual cooking times may vary based on the brand of crock pot, size, amount of liquid or food, how full your crock pot is, how dense the ingredients are, and the temperature of the foods when you add them.


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recipe for brown rice

Brown Rice

A foolproof way to cook brown rice by using the slow cooker. Perfectly cooked every time.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours


recipe for bacon wrapped dogs

Bacon Wrapped Dogs

Hot dog pieces (or "lil' smokies") are wrapped in bacon, coated in brown sugar, and then slow cooked until the bacon caramelizes. The ultimate party food!

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for all-day ravioli stew

All-Day Ravioli Stew

Made with ravioli, carrots, onions, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, cannellini beans

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for slow cooked asparagus

Slow Cooked Asparagus

This is a great way to cook fresh asparagus that isn't as tender to cook by other methods. It's perfect for those thicker stalks, just be sure to trim off the tough woody ends.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for angel chicken

Angel Chicken

Boneless chicken is slow cooked with dry Italian salad dressing mix, mushroom soup, white wine, and cream cheese and served over angel hair pasta.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for reubens with corned beef brisket

Reubens With Corned Beef Brisket

Made with thousand island salad dressing, corned beef brisket, sauerkraut, Thousand Island salad dressing, rye swirl bread, Swiss cheese

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for tavern beef

Tavern Beef

Made with hamburger buns, beef broth or water, ground beef, onion, ketchup, chili powder, dry mustard, salt

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for homemade chili

Homemade Chili

Made with black pepper, ground beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, chili powder, sugar, salt

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for hot bloody mary

Hot Bloody Mary

Made with vodka, celery, V8 vegetable juice, Italian salad dressing mix, horseradish

Method:   crock pot
Time:   1-2 hours


recipe for cheesy new orleans shrimp dip

Cheesy New Orleans Shrimp Dip

Made with bacon, onions, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, tomato, jumbo shrimp

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   1-2 hours

recipe for apple sausage stuffing

Apple Sausage Stuffing

Made with pork sausage, onion, celery, granny smith apples, bread cubes, sage, salt, black pepper, chicken broth, butter

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for gabriela's hoppin john

Gabriela's Hoppin John

Made with chipotle chile, baking soda, dried black-eyed peas, water, onion, garlic, diced green chiles, cumin, black pepper

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for easy easter roast beef

Easy Easter Roast Beef

Made with beef bouillon cubes, chuck roast, French onion soup, beer, whiskey

Method:   crock pot, oven
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for creamy cheddar cheese grits

Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits

Made with butter, cheddar cheese, half-n-half or whipping cream, chicken broth, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, grits, cream cheese

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for hot dog chili

Hot Dog Chili

Made with kidney beans, salt and pepper, chili powder, ground beef, water, onion, ketchup

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for shrimp creole

Shrimp Creole

A slow cooked version of authentic shrimp creole made with the holy trinity (celery, onion, bell pepper), tomatoes and tomato sauce, garlic, Tabasco, and shrimp all served over hot rice.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for all day macaroni and cheese

All Day Macaroni and Cheese

Homestyle mac and cheese made with elbow macaroni, cheddar cheese, evaporated milk, regular milk, and eggs.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for easter ham

Easter Ham

Not overly sweet, not overly salty, this crock pot ham recipe is ideal for Easter or any time. Bonus: clean up is a breeze!

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for bayou gumbo

Bayou Gumbo

Sausage, shrimp, okra and rice provide all the great flavors of a classic Louisiana style gumbo in this recipe but with the ease of the crock pot.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for hot cocoa (large batch)

Hot Cocoa (Large Batch)

A great way to warm up a large group or crowd. This from-scratch hot cocoa recipe can easily be doubled for even larger groups. Keep it warm in a crock pot and let your guests...

Method:   stovetop
Time:   30-60 minutes


recipe for eggplant parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Made with fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, eggplants, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, marinara sauce

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours





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