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Favorite Crockpot Recipes?

TheresaM787TheresaM787 Member Posts: 249 Member Member Posts: 249 Member
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Other than chili or soup, what is your favorite (healthy) Crockpot recipes? I’ve found SO many that sound delicious and decadent, but I’m trying to cook healthier.

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  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 3,160 Member Member Posts: 3,160 Member
    When I used to eat meat, I used to crockpot a lot of skinless chicken thighs -- BBQ style, curry, Tex-Mex, Asian style. As an herbivore, it's my go-to for cooking beans & legumes as well as meat substitutes like jackfruit and trumpet mushrooms in many of the flavor profile. [My crockpot BBQ shredded jackfruit & trumpet mushroom sliders have gobsmacked many an omnivore :-) ]
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 816 Member Member Posts: 816 Member
    Well, what does "healthy" mean for you? Are you aiming for a particular micro/macronutrient profile, like high/low fat, low sodium, low carb?

    I traded in my crock pot for an Instant Pot. I haven't actually used the Slow Cook function in it yet, since the Pressure Cook function is just so much faster. I've made this pork goulash a couple of times and it's delicious: https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/slow-cooker-pork-goulash-in-the-instant-pot/ I pressure-cook it on high for 24 minutes instead of slow cooking for 5 hours but I bet that's also amazing. The only thing that's not ideal is the broth is quite watery; I'd like for it to be a bit heartier but I haven't quite figured out what to add that would do that, maybe potatoes or beans? It's good served over rice or with a small pasta like orzo.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,475 Member Member Posts: 2,475 Member
    Buffalo chicken. Makes a lot and you can use it for wraps (lettuce or tortilla), salads, sometimes I just eat it with a fork.
  • andimickeyandimickey Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    Onion and red pepper cut up. Frozen Chicken thighs. 2 cans chopped green peppers. One pack taco seasoning. High for about 6-8 hours. Stir. Delish! I've also made it with skirt steak vs chicken, very good as well.
  • EpilepsyWarriorEpilepsyWarrior Member Posts: 54 Member Member Posts: 54 Member
    Other than chili or soup, what is your favorite (healthy) Crockpot recipes? I’ve found SO many that sound delicious and decadent, but I’m trying to cook healthier.

    This is a great website with different crockpot recipes :)
    Enjoy and bon appetite!

    https://realfoodwholelife.com/simplified-series/easy-simple-whole30-crockpot-recipes/?rq=whole30%2520crockpot
  • AshHeartsJesusAshHeartsJesus Member Posts: 408 Member Member Posts: 408 Member
    Chicken tacos, or salsa chicken is yummy 🐝

    LORD JESUS Bless have a good weekend 💟
  • lilyep125lilyep125 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Chicken tacos-cricken breast, enough salsa or picante to cover, a packet of taco seasoning

  • natgurl95natgurl95 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    Crock Pot Carnitas: Cube up a pork shoulder and slow cook on low for 8 hours in salt water with garlic, onions, an orange, a few bay leaves, cumin, and pepper. Once its cooked and soft, shred the pork, spread out on an oven tray, spray with oil and shake a bit of cumin and chili powder on top. Roast it at a high heat until the pork starts to get a little crispy. I like it in corn tortilla tacos with pico and feta cheese, but its also great in burritos and taco salads. Way healthier than normal carnitas which are deep fried in lard.
  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 275 Member Member, Premium Posts: 275 Member
    I like to make this: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-mexican-braised-beef-in-the-slow-cooker-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-139462

    I often skip the poblanos because they don't have them at my regular grocery store, and will add whatever peppers I have on hand. I also don't bother with the oil before searing the meat as it seems unnecessary, even without nonstick pans. I've made this recipe skipping the searing and sauce making and just dumping everything in, and it's still turned out good, but it's definitely better if you do that first. It also freezes very well.
  • stljamstljam Member Posts: 502 Member Member Posts: 502 Member
    We really like this - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/green-chile-ribs/
    Though we made some modifications - Used beef bone broth and cut it in half and may cut it down more. Used extra meaty ribs. The bones won't stay on so forget it looking like the picture, lol. Added a few of our own spices that pair well with it (quantities and spices vary with each batch).
  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 3,160 Member Member Posts: 3,160 Member
    I also cook beans or lentils in my crockpot at least once a week (with just onions and garlic, and occasionally a carrot) and some kind of veggie soup with canned diced tomatoes, napa cabbage, and mushrooms . . .and whatever else I have on hand with either curry powder or chili powder.
  • Theo166Theo166 Member, Premium Posts: 2,498 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,498 Member
    I like it for pulled pork and caramelized onions in addition to the usual stews and chilis.

    Highly recommend giving caramelized onions a try, if you haven't. You get a lot for minimal effort and can freeze the extra.
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