Posted By: r8rpwr 
Jul 3  # 1 of 12
I thought having a place to collect crock pot recipes would be helpful. I know the crock pot is so helpful to me during the week.

I think I might have posted this in another forum but I'll put it here too:

Red Beans and Rice

1 pound dried red kidney beans
1/2 cup dried parsley
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 Tbsp sugar
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper
2-3 stalks celery, chopped

Soak beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse. Place beans in crock pot with all ingredients (I never measure the spices, just add as much as I like). Stir and cover with water. Cook on Low all day (~8-10 hours). When you get home, stir the beans often, getting them nice and creamy and mushing them up a little bit. On your stovetop, saute some chopped sausage until nicely browned. Add sausage to beans (I usually pour in the sausage grease, too), stir and serve over rice. This freezes great.
If you want, add a can of chicken broth and/or a can of beer in lieu of some of the water. This adds a nice flavor.
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Jul 3  # 2 of 12
Definitely!! And with this heat - the crockpot that still give wonderful balanced meals without the heat in the kitchen!
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Jul 3  # 3 of 12
Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

3 pounds chuck roast
1 cup water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 can tomato sauce - (15 oz)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 cup mustard
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
Hamburger buns or dinner rolls ; for serving

Roast meat, along with 1 cup water and bouillon cubes until very tender or cook on LOW in the crock pot 8 to 10 hours, until tender.

Shred meat with a fork after cooking and retain 1 cup of the juice from cooking. Add rest of the ingredients to shredded meat. Put in a crock pot and cook on LOW heat 3 to 4 hours (or on HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 hours). Serve over hamburger buns or dinner rolls.
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Jul 3  # 4 of 12
The Easiest BBQ Meats!

1 cut up chicken, beef chunks, pork pieces or just any meat you may want to use
1 bottle your favorite barbecue sauce - if you don't want to make homemade
Seasoning to your liking
1 large onion ; cut into chunks

Place seasoned meats or chicken in crockpot. Pour barbecue sauce over and chunk up the onion. Cover and cook until done -- about 8 hours on LOW. Serve with what ever your family likes best.

Variation: You may add a bottle of sweet and sour sauce to it also.
 Posted By: Mrs. Chipotle 
Jul 4  # 5 of 12
I have seen the above also done with a can of beer added.

Also I will often put some chicken breasts with a couple of cans of cream of mushroom soup in the crock pot. Cook all day, then serve over rice.