Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Crock Pot

We've been wanting a crock pot for quite some time and finally got one when my Mamaw hooked us up for my Birthday.  I'm completely jazzed about our new kitchen appliance and Mr. D is ever more excited because he's been begging for a crock pot for months.

The problem?  I only have one crock pot recipe.  That's right.  One.  While it's a great, easy and delish recipe, we certainly can't eat it every night.  This is where y'all come in.  Anyone have any great crock pot recipes they would be willing to share?  Preferably healthy, low-cal/fat/carb recipes; but I won't be choosy.  Any recipes would be wonderful.  (And no, I don't want to just go buy a Crock pot Cookbook.  I want real recipes y'all love and make all the time.  Yes, I'm being demanding, but I'll share my one crock pot recipe with you in return.)

Shredded Beef Sandwiches
1 medium sized Chuck Roast (Poor Man’s Roast)
1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup
1 cup of water
1 12 pack of Hawaiian rolls

Mix packet of Lipton Onion Soup with 1 cup of water. Rinse roast with cold water and add to crock pot with water and Lipton Onion Soup packet. Cover. Cook roast on low/medium temperature for 8 to 10 hrs. Remove roast and shred with two forks. Add shredded beef to your Hawaiian roll and there you have it!  Perfect for potlucks, tailgates during football season, or a busy evening when you're not going to have time to cook dinner.   

Now, if you could just email me or post your favorite crock pot recipe in the comments, that would be splendid!  :)
Mrs. D


  1. this sounds random, but it is the BEST pot roast you'll ever eat! i promise! and it's so simply.

    -1 cup of water
    -1 pouch of ranch dressing
    -1 pouch of brown gravy
    -1 pouch of italian dressing

    -spray the crock pot w/ cooking spray
    -put in the roast
    -mix the water w/ the dry ingredients and then pour over roast
    -cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours

    it is delicious! and we've also added vegetables like carrots, onions, peppers, potatoes, etc. to the mix and cooked them all day as well!

  2. My Crock Pot is such a saver! I have tons of cookbooks and recipes solely for the Crock Pot. When I get home I can send you some of the books and email you some recipes. You will be a Crock Pot whiz in no time!