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I love my Crock-pot
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Kristys Red Barn    Posted 01-31-2004 at 07:51:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I started split pea soup yesterday morning before I left for work and it was all done and toasty warm when I got home. It was so great to have homemade soup ready to eat, because it's been so cold here. And since there weren't a lot of dishes to worry about I had lots of free time last evening and got a couple loaves of bannana bread in the oven to help heat up the house. What's your favortie crock-pot dish?


Dave Munson    Posted 01-31-2004 at 10:37:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chili, roast and Stew. Tonight, Chili.

All recipes' slow cooker
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Yahoo groups for slow cooking recipies
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Annie's Simple and Easy Recipes, Crockpot Recipe Index
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guy    Posted 01-31-2004 at 10:30:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Turnips and taters. Sometimes if my wife is late getting home I'll fix supper. Needless to say she's not late very often.


~Lenore question?    Posted 01-31-2004 at 10:25:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can anyone tell me from beginning to end how is the best way to cook dry beans like pinto or little navy beans in a crock pot. I keep hearing folks speak of them but I have never cooked them that way.


onlytony    Posted 01-31-2004 at 11:25:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cooking beans in a slow cooker is easy and there
are many ways to do it. This is one of those
things where all the ways to do it are correct.
First of all remember that this will take a while
and dont be in a hurry.
Soak the beans in water, in the refrigerator, over
night and then get rid of that water. You can
drain the water out in a strainer or something.
Then put the beans in the slow cooker with fresh
water. You can add pretty much what ever you
want. Most of the time I slow cook beans I will
put in a small can of mushrooms and maybe cut up
half an onion to put in. To get meat flavor I
like to put in some salt pork, also called salt
bacon. You can put in any kind of meat you want
and you will not need too much because a little
goes a long way. Also, the meat does not need to
be cooked, it can even be frozen when you put it
in. The cooking times will vary with your slow
cooker, but start by cooking at least 4 hours on
high or 8 hours on low. As to the best way to
cook dried beans, there are so many different ways
to cook them you may need to find what you like.
In my experience the most popular dried beans are
pinto, black-eyed peas, or red beans, cooked with
salt pork. Dont forget to have corn bread or
rice on the side.


onlytony    Posted 01-31-2004 at 11:23:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cooking beans in a slow cooker is easy and there
are many ways to do it. This is one of those
things where all the ways to do it are correct.
First of all remember that this will take a while
and dont be in a hurry.
Soak the beans in water, in the refrigerator, over
night and then get rid of that water. You can
drain the water out in a strainer or something.
Then put the beans in the slow cooker with fresh
water. You can add pretty much what ever you
want. Most of the time I slow cook beans I will
put in a small can of mushrooms and maybe cut up
half an onion to put in. To get meat flavor I
like to put in some salt pork, also called salt
bacon. You can put in any kind of meat you want
and you will not need too much because a little
goes a long way. Also, the meat does not need to
be cooked, it can even be frozen when you put it
in. The cooking times will vary with your slow
cooker, but start by cooking at least 4 hours on
high or 8 hours on low. As to the best way to
cook dried beans, there are so many different ways
to cook them you may need to find what you like.
In my experience the most popular dried beans are
pinto, black-eyed peas, or red beans, cooked with
salt pork. Dont forget to have corn bread or
rice on the side.


~Lenore    Posted 01-31-2004 at 11:38:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, onlytony, that is what I wanted to know!!
Soaking over night in the fridge and emptying that water. I love using salt pork in dry beans also sausage but not too much of it cause then it all just tastes like sausage instead of beans.
I also always have rice and cornbread.

I plan to put some to soak tonight, oh heck why wait? I will do it now and let them cook overnight. I like using green onions and Italian parsley in my beans. Now I am hungry, and I have to wait till tomorrow.

I guess that is why Salmoneye posted "pressure cooker". Speed cooking 101. I have never cooked beans in my pressure cooker either.



Salmoneye    Posted 01-31-2004 at 10:50:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pressure cooker...

:-)


steve19438    Posted 01-31-2004 at 09:56:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
chili


Dave Smith    Posted 01-31-2004 at 09:07:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Swiss Steak.
Dave <*)))><


bob ny    Posted 01-31-2004 at 08:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
venison stew


bob( who doesn't hunt deer but excepts charitable donations 0 NY


Salmoneye    Posted 01-31-2004 at 08:29:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boiled dinner...


Alias    Posted 01-31-2004 at 08:28:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have use mine for soups and stews. Also, they do a bang-up job of Baked Beans without the baking.


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