Ground chicken or turkey
Colourful variety of vegetables
4L V8 juice
cracked black pepper
Stick it all in the crock pot, only takes a few hours. I usually use whatever fresh vegetables are in season, I love it in the Fall, I will usually use at least one nice squash cut into cubes along with kohlrabi and turnips. I have also thrown in pickled banana peppers.
This recipe is BETTER if you brown the ground meat in a non-stick pan and drain it then put it in the crock pot, but it works if you just put it all in. v8 comes in a low-sodium variety as well, if you are concerned about sodium.
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1 apple or 1 onion, quartered
1 (4 pound-ish) whole chicken
Ideally, you rinse the chicken, take out the organs, cover with this spice mix (the outside skin and in the cavity, if you want to go all-out) and put it in the fridge overnight. (I don't think I use a full 10 1/2 tsp. of the spice mix per chicken; I just shake it on until the chicken is covered.)
Although I have also just thrown the spice on just before cooking the chicken, and it still worked out. It's just yummier when the spice has time to soak in.
Then when you're ready to go ride, you put the chicken in your crockpot, stick apples or onions into the cavity and cook it on "high" for about 4 hours.
The carcass can then be used to make a pretty decent soup, also in the crock pot.
You can also do pork roast, beef roast, or whole chicken in your crock pot.
Beef roast: Season meat (salt, pepper, garlic salt, whatever), toss in some potatoes, celery, and a carrot or two and walk away. Add a packet of french onion soup mix for extra flavor, if you're so inclined. It will make its own gravy.
Pork roast: Season your pork. Add with slivered apples, onion, sauerkraut, and walk away. Or if you're into bbq pulled pork, omit the apples and kraut, and add your favorite bbq sauce later.
Chicken: Thaw and rinse your whole bird. Season liberally. Stuff some celery in the cavity, stuff it the crock pot, and go do your thing.
The good thing about pot roast and chicken is the leftovers are versatile. Leftover roast can become bbq beef sandwiches or stew. Leftover chicken can become chicken salad, casserole, chicken and dumplings, etc.
Word of caution: When cooking meats that contain bones in a crockpot (i.e. pork chops), particularly to "fall off the bone" doneness, it's best to strain out your liquid before adding a thickening agent or any type of cream soup. Otherwise, you may end up with small bone chards in your food.
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Sweet potatoes - peeled, sliced.
Red onions - sliced, separated into rings
Skinless chicken - I use breasts for convenience
Your favorite bbq sauce.
Put potatoes in bottom of crock pot. Drizzle w/ a bit of bbq. Onions next, then chicken, then a bit more bbq. I cooked a small quantity on low for an afternoon (4 hours?) - 2 potatoes, an onion and 2 breasts.
It's tasty and healthy. I would imagine that a pot-full would take longer.
There was enough moisture in all the ingredients that I didn't need to add water (and the friend who suggested this to me didn't mention water either.)
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Not crockpot, but to most any kind of regular, not creamy soup, you can add a small low sodium can of V8 and it makes the soup much tastier.
You can add the same to any rice, pasta, TV dinner, most anything out there just for a little bit more taste.
This way, you can eat practically immediately after riding, if you forgot to plug in your crockpot.
For whoever said using canned food is not that healthy, I say, nothing is healthy if that is the only food you eat.
Sure, try to eat a little bit of everything and all in moderation, even canned or crockpot or any other.
My favorite in the crockpot is chili. I also love pork tenderloin in the crock. I just got a recipe book that has a section on crockpot soups. I love soup in the winter. We're going to try a new soup every week!
Love some of these ideas - the chicken taco soup is definitely one to try.
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Really, it is horse-related trying to figure out how to eat decently & still ride!
I am an A.M. Crockpotter - just throw it all in after feeding & before leaving for work.
Whoever posted about the beef roast with pickles: out here in Hoosierland we call that Eye-Talian Beef & do it with a jar of pepperoncini. Most of the heat cooks out of the peppers but you may want to use mild if you don't like some hot to your beef.
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If anyone has had success doing BBQ ribs in the crockpot I'd like to know how.
Mine always come out too dry or greasy
now I need to print this thread and the links to the recipes
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Ok, I am a paranoid, crazy person. Is there a danger of having the slow cooker on all day while you are away? I am always so scared to come home to a burned down house (I don't run the dryer when I'm away because of that) and thusly, have a beautiful slow cooker that I only use on weekends when I am already home all day which seems to defeat the advertised purpose. Any thoughts on the risk? Or am I being stupid as I have no qualms about going out and sitting on the back of 1200 pounds of flight animal, leaping over large, heavy obstacles at decently high rates of speed but I'm scared of the crock pot? (see? I made it horse-related).