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11-12-2005, 12:25 PM
Crockpot California Chili Beans

1 pound pinto beans, dry
3 1/2 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 small hot pepper, chopped, (optional)
1 pound extra lean ground beef, browned and drained
16 ounces diced tomatoes, 1 can
2 tablespoons chili powder
Salt, to taste

Rinse and sort beans. In slow cooker; add beans and water, cover, turn heat control to HIGH. Cook 3 hours or until beans are tender. Turn heat to LOW. Add remaining ingredients, toss, cover. Cook 4 hours. Serves 6. Note: Make sure beans are tender and done before adding the rest of the ingredients. If they need to cook longer, let them cook longer.

11-12-2005, 12:25 PM
Crockpot Potato Chowder

(1 1/4 cups) servings, 2 points
2 cups potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large carrot, diced
1 cup chopped leek, white part only
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cups pearl barley
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. dried, crushed thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 oz. Canadian bacon. Cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half

1.) In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, chicken broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper, and Canadian bacon. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables and barley are tender. 2. Stir in evaporated milk and Half-and half and heat through, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Yields 8 (1 1/4 cups) servings, 2 points per serving.

11-12-2005, 12:25 PM
Crockpot Beef Stew

Makes 4 servings

1 lb. stew meat
Adolph's non-seasoned meat tenderizer
1 large red onion sliced
2 tbs. minced garlic
4-5 potatoes scrubbed and cut into large pieces
1/2 bag of shredded carrots
8 oz. frozen tiny green beans
1 c. frozen petite peas (don't put them in until the stew is finished)
1 can of Healthy Choice lower fat Tomato Soup
3/4 can of hot water
1-2 tsp. Splenda
black pepper to taste.

Tenderize meat and cut into chunks. Cut onion. Sauté the meat in hot skillet with a little olive oil, and get it brown on both sides. Add onion and garlic and stir fry for a minute or two. Place this into crockpot then add the veggies with the exception of the peas. Mix the soup, water, and Splenda together and pour over stew. Place crockpot on high for 2 hours, then reduce to low and check it in two hours. If done, then turn off the pot and mix in the peas.

11-12-2005, 12:26 PM
Crockpot Garlic Chicken

16 ounces boneless chicken-(4) 4 oz fillets
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1 large onion, sliced
10 cloves garlic, peeled

Mix together salt, pepper and paprika. Rub mixture on chicken breast. Place onion in the crockpot first, then chicken, then garlic. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Serves 4. 3 points per serving.

11-12-2005, 12:26 PM
Chicken Cacciatore

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce {sugar free/fat free}
2 green bell pepper, seeded and cubed
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic

Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Top with the spaghetti sauce, green bell peppers, mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Yield: 5 Servings @ 5.5 Points Per Serving

11-12-2005, 12:26 PM
Mexican Chicken

2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 cans of black beans
1 cans of niblets corn
1 jar of chunky salsa

Spray crock with non-stick cooking spray. Put corn in bottom of crockpot. Place chicken on top of corn. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning. Pour in salsa. Pour beans over salsa (note: it didn't say to drain the beans, but it's best to do so). Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove chicken pieces and dice them, then return to crockpot.

11-12-2005, 12:27 PM
Another Mexican Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts left whole (about 2 pounds total)
1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
2 15 oz cans of black beans not drained
1 cup salsa
1 15 oz can of tomatoes sauce

Combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Take out chicken and chop up and put back in the pot. You can serve it with tortilla strips and cheddar cheese on top. Makes about 10 1 cup servings. 4.5 points per serving. (For Core, omit tortilla strips.)

11-29-2005, 12:56 PM
Morrocan Crockpot Chicken


4-8 Boneless/skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
1 large onion, peeled and sliced into sections
1 small bag baby carrots
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 can mandarin oranges in water, drained

1/2 cup water with the following added:

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. red cayenne
1 Tbs. lemon juice

Spray inside of large crockpot with olive oil Pam.

Layer ingredients in crockpot in this order:
water/lemon/spice mixture
olive oil

Cook on high for 4 hours/ serve over couscous or rice

05-30-2006, 07:41 PM
This was so easy. I hope you can get beet borscht, cause it's the secret.

Add to Crock-Pot

4 potatoes cut up
2 carrtos
1 parsnip
1 onion sliced
1 sirloin tip roast (3-4 pounds)

Pour 1 bottle of beet borscht and 1/2 cup Ketchup on top.

Cook at low for eight hours.

!/2 hour before done, ad one bag of Green Giant fresh green and yellow beans with carrots.

The smell alone is worth it, and the taste is amazing. You wind up with soup and a complete main course.

I refrigerate it to get rid of any fat that will harden, so prepare it a day ahead.

06-17-2006, 08:54 PM
Crockpot Mixed Beans and Turkey Ham
Serves 6
1 cup dry beans - mixed, your choice
(white beans and black beans are good!)
3/4 cup carrots -- diced
3/4 cup celery -- diced
3/4 cup onion -- chopped
1 1/2 cups turkey ham -- chopped
2 14.5-ounce cans fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 1/2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
salt and pepper, to taste-- after beans are cooked

In a crockpot, throw beans in and enough water to cover (should
have a clearing of 2 inches of water over the top). Cook beans
on high for four hours in crock pot (or until beans are tender).
Drain beans. Return to crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and cook 2-3 more hours until done.
Add more water as needed.

06-20-2006, 08:15 PM
i got this off bcb today:

Easy Crockpot Shredded Pork & Beans
I threw a bunch of random stuff in the crockpot yesterday morning and came up with something so good I had to share. My picky daughter and her boyfriend even loved it!

1 packaged pork tenderloin (don't use a marinated one, from what I can tell only the plain kind is Core)
1 29 oz. can pinto beans
1 29 oz. can black beans
1 29 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 sm. can green chiles
1 15 oz. can chicken broth
2 T. minced garlic

Just throw it all in the crockpot and cook on low all day. Before serving, take a spatula or a couple of forks and shred the pork right in the pot. Stir it around and you have a slightly soupy mixture of beans and pork that is wonderful served over rice.

It would also make a nice filling for a burrito if you drain off some of the juice with a slotted spoon.

12-13-2006, 01:11 AM
i got this from kraft today via email.

crockpot chicken cacciatore (sp?)

Prep: 15 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing

3 lb. chicken thighs and drumsticks

1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms (about 10 medium), sliced
(about 2 cups)

1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped onions (about 1 medium)

1/2 cup each: red and green pepper strips

1 clove garlic, minced

1 can (14.5 oz.) crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. dried thyme leaves

3 cups instant brown rice, uncooked

HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches; cook 2 to 3 min. on each side or until browned on both sides.

PLACE mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic in slow cooker; top with the chicken. Combine tomatoes, salt and thyme; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH for 5 hours).

COOK rice as directed on package. Serve chicken mixture over
the rice.

01-02-2007, 09:36 AM
Crockpot Beef

1 1/2 pd roast - any kind you prefer
1 med onion sliced
1 med carrot or 10 baby carrots sliced
2 stalks celery sliced\

In the bottom of a slow cooker place the onion, carrots and celery ( I also added some chopped porchini mushrooms).

Cut up the roast into big chunks (not stew size, more like serving sizes), place on top of the veggies.

Mix together
1/2 c beef stock
1/2 c. ketchup
2tsp worchester sauce
1tsp A-1 Steak sauce
Pour over the beef. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-9 hours. You want the veggies cooked and the meat tender but still together.

This is where the recipe ended. I did mix in some cornstarch and water at the end to thicken the sauce into gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.


01-06-2008, 04:36 PM
I got this from my "Favorite Brand Name Recipes for Slow Cooker" book.

Campbell's Asian Tomato Beef

2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup
1/3 cup Soy Sauce ( I used low-sodium)
1/3 cup vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoons pepper
1 (3-3 1/2 lb) boneless beef round steak, 3/4 inch thick, cut into strips
6 cups broccoli flowerets (I used fresh)
8 cups hot cooked rice ( I used Brown Rice)

1.) In slow cooker mix soup, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, pepper and beef. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or until beef is done.

2.) Stir. Arrange broccoli over beef. Cover and cook on high 15 minutes more or until tender-crisp. Serve over rice.

03-26-2008, 01:42 PM
somewhere..I thought here..there was a core recipe for a layered breakfast casserole in a crockpot??? anyone have this???

04-01-2008, 06:10 PM
I got this recipe from the weightwatchers site today. Ropa Vieja used to be one of my favorite things on the menu at Bahama Breeze, but they no longer offer it, not that I've been...
anyway- I haven't tried this yet, but I'm going to when DBF comes back home!

Core Recipe
Servings | 12
Preparation Time | 30 min
Cooking Time | 480 min
Level of Difficulty | Easy

main meals | The name for this vinegary meat stew literally means "old clothes," a reference to the way the beef shreds into strands in the rich sauce.


1 1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika, mild-flavored, preferably smoked paprika
1 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste
3 pound raw lean flank steak, two 1 1/2-lb steaks, trimmed of any fat
2 medium red onion(s), thinly sliced into rings
2 large sweet red pepper(s), seeded, cored and chopped
2 medium apple(s), peeled, cored and shredded through the holes of a box grater
3 medium stalk celery, thinly sliced
3 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1/2 cup cilantro, leaves, packed, chopped

Whisk the broth, vinegar, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Submerge the meat, then add the onions, red peppers, apples, celery and garlic, making sure the vegetables are under, between, and over the steaks.
Cover and cook on low until the meat is fork-tender, about 8 hours.
Transfer the meat to a cutting board; set aside for 10 minutes. Shred the meat with two forks, pulling it into strands along the grain. Return to the slow cooker; stir in cilantro. Set the slow cooker on warm and serve within 4 hours. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

04-12-2008, 12:40 PM
I have tried the weight watchers Ropa Vieja recipe and I loved it. I made a few changes though. I didn't shred the meat, I just cut it in serving size pieces, I used regular paprika and I chopped up the apple very fine. I also didn't add the cilantro. It was great. I served it over mashed potatos with the sauce over the potatos. Yummy!

04-12-2008, 09:42 PM
3 tabl. all purpose flour
4 (4 oz) lean tenderized minute or cube steaks
1 (10 oz) can Healthy Request Tomato Soup
1 cup (8 oz) can stewed tomatoes, chopped and undrained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. shredded carrots
1/2 c. chopped onion

Spray a slow cooker container with cooking spray. Place flour in a shallow saucer and coat steak pieces on both sides in flour. Evenly arrange coated steak pieces in prepared container.

In a medium bowl combine tomato soup and undrained tomatoes. Stir in Worcesterhire sauce, parsley flakes, black papper and any remaining flour. Add carrots and onion. Mix well to combine. Evenly spoon mixture over steak. Cover and cook on Low for 6 - 8 hours. When serving, evenly spoon sauce over meat.

Makes 4 servings: Each serving 274 Cal, 6 gm fat, 33 gm protein, 22 gm, carb. 476 mg sodium, 36 mg calcium, 2 g fiber.

Flex pts 5 1/2 Core 1/2 pt.

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but it's on my list of recipes to try. It sounds pretty good.

04-12-2008, 10:13 PM
7 points(includes rice), 4 servings, CORE

4 – 4oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
12 oz. can diet orange soda
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown rice

Place chicken in crock pot. Combine soy sauce and orange soda in medium bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover; cook on low 5 to 6 hours. Remove the liquid from CP, add water to make 2 cups liquid if needed and bring to a boil in separate pan. Add brown rice and cover and cook according to brown rice package directions. Serve with chicken.

Got this from DWLZ. Haven't tried it yet but it sounds pretty good. It's on my list of recipes to try.

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01-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Thanks for this awesome recipe! !! How long had it taken you too loose? Fantastic job!