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Mississippi Pot Roast

I stumbled on this recipe at some point (it was a bit Internet phenomenon) and always wanted to make it, partially since it sort of has a regional bent to it. We liked this quite a bit – given the processed ingredients, it’s pretty salty and not super healthy, but we’ll be making it again to use up the other packets of au jus I had to get since I could only find it in a three pack, hehe.

I had some issues making this in the Instant Pot using the slow cooker function – when it wasn’t done in time, I put it under pressure for 30 minutes, which worked out quite well.

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Mom’s French Onion Short Ribs

Another Frederick family meal that I remember Mom taking the crock pot out for regularly. These are simple but have very good flavor. I think I would adapt this to the pressure cooker if I made them again (to try to make sure all the fat got rendered) and potentially serve next-day as I like to do with short ribs (to help better degrease the sauce). But we would totally have them again beyond that.

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Slow Cooker Beef Daube

A nice Cooking Light recipe, and an excuse to try out the slow cooker function on my Instant Pot (worked perfectly for this). I saw two different recipes for this in the CL archives – I used the ingredients from┬áthis one, but the cooking instructions (5 hours on high) from the other.

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Slow Cooker Beef Lettuce Wraps

These were great. Made them tonight – a little sweet, so we added a little more salt than asked for. Makes a ton, too.

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Slow Cooker Stroganoff

This was a smart technique for stroganoff – make a chuck roast in a slow cooker and use that as a base. I added dill and mushrooms to the recipe, as it doesn’t seem like stroganoff to me without those ingredients. It was a big hit at Dena’s Olympic watching party.

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Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Thighs

This recipe was inspired by one I saw in a magazine at the gym, though not an exact replica. I thought it was so/so; a little sweet for my taste. John was a little higher on it; he liked it, but thought I overdid the clove (I did).

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Picadillo Bison Sloppy Joes

This recipe was definitely a little weird, but you know what? I kinda dug it. I made a few substitutions (bison, for one), and also adapted this for the crock pot. It definitely was on the vinegary side, but I tend to not like classic Sloppy Joes because they’re too sweet, so I preferred these.

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