Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker recipes are big time saver. Someone made a comment that "If you know how to cook, you got to have a slow cooker."

Slow Cooker Thai Pineapple Coconut ChickenSlow Cooker Thai Pineapple Coconut Chicken


I agreed the most part of this statement. Slow cooker definitely brings a lot of convenience to the modern life. However, it doesn't mean that everything can be in a slow cooker. Unfortunately, many businesses out there commercialize and cultivate this wrong impression.

In my opinion, white meat is the first thing that I will NEVER put into a slow cooker. No matter how you are going to cook it, the meat tastes like sand paper.

Tough meat and a lot of Asian cooking, especially soup recipes, are the best in the crock pot.

Many Easy Dinner Ideas recipes listed under this category use a 5-quart slow cooker which is perfect for a big family.

If you have a small crock pot, the quantity needs to reduce accordingly.

The table below helps you to customize and convert the quantity of the ingredients from EZ-DinnerIdeas.com to fit into your crook pot.

This spaghetti with meat sauce is NOT only ONE, but TWO crock pot recipes in one pot


So, how to convert? 

  1. Find out the size of your slow cooker
  2. Multiply the number of the middle column (a.k.a. Multiplier) in the following table by the quantity of the ingredient in the recipe

For instance, if the recipe calls for 2 cups of liquid and you have a 4-quart slow cooker, the actual quantity you need to put into your own crock pot will be 1 1/2 cups which is only 75% of the original quantity.


Ingredient Quantity Conversion Table for Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Size (Quart)

Multiplier

Actually Quantity Needed

4

0.75

3/4 Cup

5

NO change

As shown on the recipes

6

1.2

round it up to 1 1/4 Cups

7

1.4

round it up to 1 1/2 Cups

8

1.6

round it up to 1 3/4 Cups


The following is the list of recipes that you can cook with your crock pot:

Beef Recipes

Chinese Traditional Brisket

Slow Cooker Tomato Chuck Roast

Slow Cooker BBQ Chuck Roast


Chinese Traditional BrisketChinese Traditional Brisket

Chicken Recipes

Thai Pineapple Coconut Chicken


Pork Recipes

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Cabbage Confetti

Slow Cooker Pork Butt Roast with Potatoes and Green Beans


Soup and Stew Recipes

Beef and Vegetable Stew

My Family Everyday Soup

Slow Cooking California Vegetable Blend Soup

Slow Cooker Golabki Polish Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

Slow Cooking Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone

Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew

Spaghetti Sauce Vegetable Soup


Spaghetti Sauce Vegetable SoupSpaghetti Sauce Vegetable Soup

Pasta Recipes

Slow Cooker Buffalo Meatballs Pasta

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


Oven Slow Cooking Recipes

An oven is definitely is bigger than any slow cooker out there.  Because of the shape and/or the size of what you may cook, oven would be a great alternative to accommodate some slow cooker recipes.

The best of all, during the holiday season or on a damp and chilly day, it warms up the whole house.  With the aroma coming from the oven, it just makes it so cozy.

Easy BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Oven Roasted Pork Butt with Strawberry Pepper Sauce

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