The Country Cook: Crock Pot Sausage Bites
                                                   

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crock Pot Sausage Bites

Let me start this post of by saying that we all went wild over this recipe. My son kept going back for another bite. Then another. And then another. He normally doesn't care for cranberry, but in this case, he really had no idea it was one of the ingredients. Same goes for my hubby. He asked me about the ingredients and was totally surprised. I love doing that!
I make something similar with meatballs. Except that recipe just uses grape jelly and chili sauce or BBQ sauce. This mixture of cranberry and ketchup was a nice change to that recipe. This recipe comes from Gooseberry Patch's latest cookbook, '101 Super-Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes'. They had my attention at "Super Easy" and "Slow Cooker"! 
I have had lots of fun cooking from this cookbook. There is a little something in here for everyone. You've got appetizers, main meals, soups and even desserts! I shared another recipe from this cookbook earlier this month if you missed it. It was the Crock Pot Taco Joes. SO good!

Ingredients:
2 (16 oz.) packages Kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 (14 oz.) packages mini smoked sausages (Lit'l Smokies)
3/4 cup ketchup
1 (14 oz.) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup grape jelly

Note: This does make enough for a crowd. Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don't need as much. Also, I found a larger 28 oz. package of Lit'l Smokies so I just used that instead of buying two separate packages. It worked out a bit cheaper that way too. 

Directions:
Place all ingredients into your slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
Cover and cook on the low setting for 6-8 hours. The sausages are already pre-cooked. We're really just warming them up here and making a yummy sauce for them to bathe in. 
Then serve straight from the slow cooker or set them out with toothpicks. Serves 10-12 (probably more)
Enjoy!

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170 comments :

  1. Pulled pork is my current favorite slow cooker meal but I'm always looking for new things to try!

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  2. We LOVE the taco joes!! Finally something everyone can agree on :-)

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  3. My favorite crock pot meal is beef roast with carrots and potatoes. Yummy!

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  4. Ranch and Banana Pepper Roast is my current favorite.

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  5. Italian sausages with pasta sauce!

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  6. Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese

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  7. Our favorite is meatloaf with red sauce. YUMMY! Hubby got the recipe from his mom and it is so good!
    Sandy A

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  8. I love baked potato soup in the crock pot.

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  9. Italian Beef!
    Erin

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  10. Can't wait to try this one! I love slow cooker meals :)

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  11. My favorite crockpot meal features a ranch packet, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, a little garlic powder and chicken tenders. We love to come home from church on Sundays to this served over mashed potatoes.

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  12. Have to say my favorite crockpot meal is Chili! with a Cornbread Topping!

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  13. We love Pot Roast and your Creamy Italian Chicken!

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  14. Favorite crock pot meal would have to be Chili Colorado - stew meat slow cooked in enchilada sauce then made into burritos

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  15. I love to throw a roast in and let her cook away!

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  16. Chicken Tortilla Soup! Of course, you can't beat a good roast also.

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  17. I make a rockin awesome loaded Baked Potato Crock Pot Soup!

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  18. Big roast to use for tacos, sandwiches, nachos

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  19. I use this recipe all the time. It's fantastic!

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  20. Mmm... my stomach is growling - those look so yummy! My boys would eat those up!

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  21. Our favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast with potatoes and carrots. Classic comfort food!

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  22. Crock pot mac & cheese is great! And I also love vegetable soup!

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  23. So many but right now I'm loving mac and cheese. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  24. Like all slow cooker recipes. This looks great for a condo party!

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  25. This would be great for a carry-in. Sounds yummy!!

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  26. My favorite is crockpot meatballs! I take them to a lot of pot lucks

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  27. My favorite, so far, is Balsamic Chicken. Definitely on the lookout for new things to try.

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  28. I love me some pot roast with carrots and potatoes

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  29. I love crockpot meals and this looks like something that I will have to try! Thanks!

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  30. I make many different foods in my crockpot but I would have to say that pulled pork is my absolute favorite.

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  31. I use my crock pot for chili and sometimes green beans & ham.

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  32. My favorite meal is pulled pork

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  33. we love seasoned pork in the crockpot, then stir in some barbecue sauce, easy dinner, thanks.

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  34. I like all slow cooker recipes. Especially ones like this.

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  35. We particularly like turkey thighs simmered in marinara sauce with fresh herbs added shortly before serving. :)

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  36. I love to make beef stew in my crockpot, but have many other recipes that are terrific. Karen Oliver

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  37. Hhhhmmmmm, my favorite crockpot meal would have to be Onion Celery Pork Chops - put pork chops in, sprinkle with some rings of onion and pour Cream of Celery Soup over it all. Cook on low until chops are done. Can thicken up the sauce to make a gravy for some potatoes or rice. Note to self, stop at store for chops and onion on the way home.

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  38. I have so many...hard to choose! I love the Italian Crockpot Chicken...and pot roast with veggies...and several kinds of soup I make in the crock pot - so I really need this cookbook!
    Lol...thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. I love Butter Ranch Chicken fixed in the crockpot!

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  40. My favorite crockpot receipe is crockpot candy. They call it crack around my house because you cannot just eat one piece.

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  41. Probably a classic - pot roast with carrots and veggies!! :D

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  42. Roast with carrots and potatoes!

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  43. Love taco joes and i can twait to try the sausages. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. My favorite is a cajun version of a casoulet with white beans, chicken, sausage and okra. Out of this world good!

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  45. My favorite slow cooker meal is Beef Stroganoff!!

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  46. Hi Brandi! Thanks for the giveaway! It' so hard for me to decide, but I'll go with my latest: crockpot chicken chili! It's delicious! These sausages look like a fun thing when the gang's all here! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

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  47. There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

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  48. There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

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  49. There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

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  50. There are so many crock pot recipes that I love. One of my favorites would probable be a classic roast. I love all the recipes you post, Brandi! Thank you so much and keep them coming.

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  51. So sorry it my message duplicated that many times…not sure what occurred. oops

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  52. My favorite crock pot meal is pulled pork sandwiches.

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  53. Pork Chops and Gravy from your site! Love it!!

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  54. I love your site. I like to make homemade potato soup in my crockpot.

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  55. Pork roast with new potatoes, carrots, and onions!

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  56. My favorite crock pot meal is beef stew, I love to smell it cooking all day.

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  57. I love making shredded chicken sandwiches in the crockpot. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  58. My kids love it when I make chicken noodle soup in the crock pot. This weekend I made an amazing ham using that handy device.

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  59. I cook so many recipes in my crock pot. If I had to choose one for my favorite it would have to be spaghetti sauce. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. I love crock pot cooking. Today we had slow cooked BBQ Country Ribs...one of my favorites!

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  61. I love pork carnitas in the crock pot

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  62. I like making BBQ beef or pork in the crock pot.
    I'm always looking fot something new to try.

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  63. I love to put a roast in the crock pot. Yummy left overs for sandwiches!!

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  64. There are so many i enjoy but I guess my soups. stews, and chili's that are my favorites

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  65. Country ribs.
    pianoman2010@hughes.net
    Connie Pruitt

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  66. Turkey breast, simple and good..then I can make all kinds of other things with the turkey

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  67. My favorite crock pot meal is to cook shredded beef to make my chimi's
    with. I cook the roast and then shred it and then i add some red chili paste to it with some water and let it simmer and it makes for great red chili meat chimi's

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  68. My favorite is scalloped potatoes and ham!

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  69. The favorite slow cooker meal in our house is CHILI!! Ouch.. hard to narrow it down, but that came in first. :-)

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  70. I love crock pot recipes! I use them all year long!

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  71. I love cooking a pot roast in the crock pot. I love discovering new recipes to use. Would love to win the cookbook!

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  72. My favorite crock pot meal is pot roast.

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  73. My favorite crock pot recipe is a BBQ Chicken recipe I created :D

    I need more recipes!

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  74. I like brisket onions and beer great

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  75. My favorite crockpot recipe is pot roast with beefy-onion gravy!

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  76. I pinned the crockpot taco Joe's a couple of weeks ago. Those look great!

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  77. Roasts with potatoes and veggies!

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  78. We've got two favorites. It's hard to choose between them. The first is "Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken" and the other is a wonderful Crock Pot meatloaf.

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  79. I like sausage, pork chops,
    onions, sauerkraut and brown sugar.

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  80. My favorite crockpot meal has to be chili or any kind of soup really. We also love meatballs.

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  81. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
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  82. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  83. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  84. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  85. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  86. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  87. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  88. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  89. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  90. My favorite crockpot meal is Chili.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  91. That is hard to answer, because we love crockpot meals. Maybe Kielbasa and beans or smothered pork chops.

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  92. I love French dip sandiches in the crock pot. Marcia Snapp

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  93. Chili or roast or queso dip...I could go on and on and on....too hard to pick just one lol.

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  94. Our favorite is pork chops with golden mushroom soup served over rice.
    Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Marilyn

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  95. I love crock pot recipes. They are great for making a warm cozy meal in the winter and the best for making meals in the summer when you don't want to turn on the oven! Thank you so much for the give away and for your fabulous blog!

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  96. I love creamy italian chicken in the crockpot!

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  97. Cheesy Potato Soup

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  98. I love Cheesy Potato Soup

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  99. We love Taco Soup made in the Crock Pot!

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  100. this all sounds delicious.

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  101. Pork chops with Italian dressing mix, cream cheese and cream of chicken soup.

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  102. My family loves my sweet and sour meatballs I make in the crock pot!! Life is so much easier with a crock! <3

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  103. My favorite crockpot meal is Italian Tortellini. Or soup. ANY soup. I love Gooseberry Patch!

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  104. I like to throw frozen chicken thighs in there with different sauces and serve with rice. And I love those cookbooks, too!

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  105. I love to use my crockpot! I like roast beef with vegetables a lot.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  106. Boneless pork chops, golden cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix, some beef broth and extra mushrooms if you like them. Serve over rice. Yum.

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  107. Pork roast and sourkraut, oldie but goody Roast with potatoes and carrots.

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  108. I have several crock pot favs - such as Beef Stew and Chili -as well as Roast -taters(potatoes for city folks -LOL) and carrots -
    Thanks for sharing the new ideas! My problem is I am not a morning person - I generally get up in just enough time to get myself read to get out the door! I like these simple one that I can call home and tell hubby how to do - then he feels like he has cooked and I walk in to supper almost complete. WIN _WIN!!

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  109. Has anyone used Pepper Jelly instead of Grape Jelly..for The Sausage and Cocktail Recipe? Just a thought!

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  110. Roast, potatoes, carrots and onions can't be best but our absolute favorite is pinto beans and ham, slow cooked to perfection! Thanks for the recipes and thanks for the giveaway!!

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  111. short ribs or pot roast are my fav slow cooker meals!!

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  112. I make amazing chicken tacos in the crock pot!

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  113. A crock pot makes ham and beans so easy peasy.

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  114. Pork Roast shredded with BBQ sauce!

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  115. Fall off the bone beef short ribs in BBQ sauce!!! Salivating thinking about them!

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  116. Linda B linda4stuff@tx.rr.comApril 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Ham bone and pinto beans!

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  117. I love making Chili in the crock pot! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  118. Ham and bean soup, so good in the crockpot. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful cookbook!

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  119. I make boneless chicken breasts in foil packets in my crockpot. Lay breast on foil, top with favorite seasonings and seal foil. Yummy!

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  120. Pork loin w/onion gravy.

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  121. I love slower cooker pot roast with lots of veggies.

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  122. Roast or Hawaiian haystacks!

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  123. Italian beef is the favorite crockpot meal at our house.

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  124. Looks delicoius! Love the slow cooker!

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  125. My favorite crockpot meal is spaghetti squash and meatballs

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  126. Surya-Patricia Lane HoodApril 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    There are so many fabulous recipes and each one of them is my favorite when I am eating the fruit of my labor of love. Thank you so much.

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  127. My favorite slow cooker recipe is beef stroginoff

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  128. I cook whole chickens in he slow cooker. Makes wonderful chicken to use in a variety of ways and a bonus of chicken stock!
    Shirley C at somewheresewin@yahoo.com

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  129. I would have to say pulled pork is also my favorite meal in the crockpot! Chili is the next best!

    Sharry M. shysaver2@yahoo.com

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  130. My favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast

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  131. My slow cooker meal is Italian Meatballs (I use hamburger & turkey to make it alittle better for you)! Would love to win cookbook - I love reading cookbooks!

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  132. I simply love your recipes that you send out in the email and love going to your site as well if I need something specific. Keep up the good recipes, you keep me drooling !

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  133. My favorite meal in the crock pot is turkey breast and dressing. mommafox1943 at msn dot com

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  134. My favorite meal in the crock pot is turkey breast and dressing. mommafox1943 at msn dot com

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  135. Diana. pulled pork my fav for my crock! tntffrc@yahoo.com. Hope to win

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  136. Chicken Chili is my favorite Crock Pot dish, but I love anything I can throw in there! :)

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  137. I love making baked potatoes in the crock pot--so easy. My family likes candy chicken and also macaroni and cheese. thx

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  138. Doesn't get any easier than crock pot meals and having a family of 7, they are much needed and appreciated! Love your site! I've gotten several great recipes from here. Thank you SO much!

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  139. Doesn't get any easier than crock pot meals and having a family of 7, they are much needed and appreciated! Love your site! I've gotten several great recipes from here. Thank you SO much!

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  140. I've got some Great Recipes that I already Use I will keep checking back to look for new ones, ( I love soups)

    Carole P.
    Stl. Mo

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  141. Stroganoff, for sure! Want to try meat loaf in my crock pot next.

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  142. Tonight my crockpot recipe was super simple = Italian sausage and a mixture of store bought spaghetti sauce and my own frozen sauce made last summer. I needed a quick meal to get the grandkids to a band concert on time. Fifteen minutes before we ate, we made the pasta, veggie, and some garlic bread. Simple and good. For a real recipe in the crockpot, I like Italian beef

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  143. I would love to learn to love my crockpot. So far I only cook 2 or 3 things in it:( pulled pork is one:)

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  144. I love Pineapple chicken. So easy and delicious!I do cook all kinds of things in my crockpot, one being most any greens.

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  145. My favorite slow cooker meal is country style pork ribs. I use the leftovers to make so many yummy things like pulled pork sandwiches and tacos.

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  146. I just found my mother's Mulligan Stew Recipe. She passed 5 years ago and I thought I would never see it again. So needless to say, Mulligan Stew is my favorite Slow Cooker recipe, right now.

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  147. I'm new to crockpot cooking - my hubby is strictly a
    meat/potato man. Tried a recipe off internet for pot roast but was disappointed - meat was still not tender - flavor was delicious. With this crockpot cook book I believe I'd be the apple of my hubby's eyes. Thanks.

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