Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TT Rock the Crock

Hey Blogger Buddies
Happy (Tutorial) Tuesday to you all!
Because I've begun a New Years Resolution
to meal plan more and
serve last minute spaghetti less...
I bring you another Rock the Crock
Because that's what I've been up to
(except last night when I changed things up
And served the fam last minute ravioli)
But anyway....
This was a hit, and can the original can be found here
But I followed adapted the recipe from her book,
Make it Fast, Cook it Slow
 (thanks, Becky)
The recipe calls for 1/2 lb ground beef which you need to brown first (ewww.....I hate doing this)
But I used a whole pound
Then obviously you drain it.  Could you imagine if you didn't?!  Double ewww
 So add your browned ground beef to the crock and then add: 
4 cups chicken broth (it's the whole container)
1 T dried onion flakes
1 tsp minced garlic (hello jar that stays in your fridge of already-minced-for-you garlic.  love. it.)
13.5 oz can coconut milk (because that's what I had in my pantry) 
      *original calls for 1 c. milk
16 oz easy melt cheese (think Velveeta gone generic) 
     *it's half the container.  notice the use of PNS and be amazed. 
     cling wrap would need some help to hug the cut end of that cheese so closely
      you know it
Cut up 1 pepper and 3 potatoes and add to your crock

Cover and cook for on LOW  4-6 hrs 
You're supposed to add the melted cheese at the end but I'm not sure why.  I'm not the best at following directions and added it before I even bothered to read,
"Stir in milk and Velveeta 20-30 minutes before serving." 
I say.....isn't the point of the crock to not worry about dinner 20-30 minutes before the meal?! 
But who am I to argue with the FOUNDER of  A Year of Slow Cooking
Seriously.  (but you really don't need to wait until the end...)


This soup was a hit in the James fam.  Well, maybe except for Caleb who is not much of an eater.
And he's been a little under the weather these past few days, poor kiddo.

Have a super day, All!
Love, Laurie for the fam

p.s. today I'm linking up here.  take a peek.....tons of recipe ideas!


  1. K, I'm starting this right now- I'll let you know how my fam likes it. :) And you have a super day 2!

  2. Sounds yummy and I will definitely be trying it! Although I find it interesting that you had coconut milk but not regular milk. Hmmm? Sounds like you need an Aldi trip! (What's the coconut milk for anyway?)
    Hugs to Caleb! Sorry to hear he is still under the weather!

  3. I think it sounds good, but weird you use chicken broth and not beef broth. If this is as good as the rock the crock with the apples and chicken we are in for a treat!

  4. You should make this again.