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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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Crockpot Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna with Pesto

I have mixed feelings about this recipe. It wasn’t bad (especially given my skepticism at the idea of crockpot lasagna), but there’s room for improvement. I took the commenters’ advice to use regular lasagna noodles (soaked ahead of time), basically because I didn’t have any no-boil noodles in the house and tend to have bad luck with them anyway. The texture of the noodles was fine, if not perfect. In general, I prefer lasagna with meat, and I wasn’t hot on the fat free ricotta.

So if I made this again, I’d add some ground turkey, use regular ricotta and brown the finished product for a couple minutes under a broiler or something to add crispiness. That said, filling and certainly edible. I think John liked it more than I did. I halved the original recipe without issue (somewhat necessary since I was cooking it in a round rather than an oval crockpot).

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WW Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

This was quite nice, if not the most authentic take on the dish I’ve ever had. I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes.

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