West Bend Housewares (one of the country’s best known small appliance brands) is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and to help get the word out they were nice enough to send me one of their new Versatility 6-Quart Slow Cookers. Right now I know that you’re probably thinking “Hey Nick, it’s great that you got a free slow cooker, but why should we care?” The answer to that is because West Bend is giving me a second slow cooker to give away to one of you!
This slow cooker has a ton of cool features (which you can read about by clicking here), but my favorite has to be the fact that the cooking vessel is removable, and when you lift it off the base you can use the bottom of the slow cooker as a griddle. Basically with this slow cooker you get a slow cooker, griddle and nice big serving dish in one.
Enough about how awesome this slow cooker is though, all you guys probably care about is how you can win it right? All you have to do in order to win is to email me at [email protected] with a slow cooker recipe that you think I’d like. It doesn’t even have to be a dish that you created, it can just be any slow cooker recipe you’ve found anywhere that you think I’d enjoy. On July 29th I’ll pick my favorite recipe out of all your submissions, make it in my new West Bend Versatility Slow Cooker that weekend, and announce the winner on Monday, August 1st. Good luck!
Update: 8/1/2011 — I’ve selected a winner! Thanks to the breakfast casserole recipe she submitted Courtney C. is now the proud owner of her very own Versatility Slow Cooker. Click here to see the winning recipe!
BethJuly 18, 2011 at 10:41 am (12 years ago)
I love that the bottom is a griddle! That’s such a cool idea! I’ll most certainly be trying to win this!
TonyJuly 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm (12 years ago)
Not my recipe but I have made it…it is pretty darn good!
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus mix
3/4 cup water
1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into 8 patties.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the patties in flour just to coat, and quickly brown on both sides in the hot skillet. Place browned patties into the slow cooker stacking alternately like a pyramid. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix, and water. Pour over the meat. Cook on the Low setting for 4 or 5 hours, until ground beef is well done.
BrianJuly 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm (12 years ago)
I just emailed you my recipe. I hope I win!
JOHN RYAN DUNNJuly 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm (12 years ago)
THIS IS AN AMAZING ORANGE CHICKEN RECIPE YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!
* 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
* 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* 2 teaspoons brown sugar
* 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1. Heat the shortening in a skillet over medium-high heat. In a bowl, mix the flour, condensed soup, seasoned salt, pepper, and salt. Dip chicken in the mixture to coat, and fry in the skillet until golden brown.
2. Place chicken in a slow cooker. Mix the chicken broth, brown sugar, and orange juice concentrate in a bowl, and pour over chicken in the slow cooker.
3. Cover, and cook 2 to 3 hours on Low or 1 to 2 hours on High.
Alison (postcollegecook)July 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm (12 years ago)
I loooove making this BBQ pulled pork in the slow cooker: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/lifestyle/87172457.html
Connie LoebJuly 23, 2011 at 10:20 am (12 years ago)
This is not my recipe but it is finger lick’in good!
3-lb tri-tip roast
1/2 cup flour
1 envelope brown gravy mix
2 cups ginger ale
Coat roast with flour (reserve remaining flour).
Place in slow cooker.
Combine soup mix, gravy mix, remaining flour, and ginger ale in bowl. Mix well. Pour over roast.
Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.
Serve with buttery mashed potatoes and ENJOY!
hollie gJuly 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm (12 years ago)
Roast Beef POBOYS
For the Roast:
1 Beef Chuck Roast (this one was 2 Â½ pounds)
4 Garlic Cloves thinly sliced
Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
1 Small Onion, Diced
1 PACKET BEEFY ONION SOUP mix
1 can beef consome
Water if necessary
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Place all in crock pot on low for 12 hrs or high for 6 the longer it stays in the better and more tender. about 1 hour before you eat mix 1/2 cup flour with 5 tbsps of water and place into roast to thicken sauce. Eat on poboy bread with dressings if preferred bon appetit
nancyJuly 25, 2011 at 9:39 am (12 years ago)
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Divan
4 chicken breast
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. broccoli
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
salt & pepper to taste
Rinse off the chicken breast and pat dry.
Mix the soups, mayo, add the salt/pepper and lemon juice together.
Lightly spray the inside of the crock with Pam.
Put the broccoli in the bottom of the crock pot and add Â½ of the soup mixture. Add the chicken breast and pour the rest of the soup mixture over the chicken.
Let this cook on low for 6 hours.
The last 5 to 10 minutes add the cheese and let it melt. Serves 4.
LindaJuly 26, 2011 at 10:33 am (12 years ago)
Slow and Easy Mac & Cheese
8 cups cooked macaroni
1 1/4 cups milk
1 lb mild cheese (pick your fav!)
1/4 cup melted buttter
1. Place mac in greased slow cooker
2. Layer cheese over top. Pour in milk and butter
3.Cover . Cook on low for 4 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking time.
Who doesn’t love a good mac & cheese?????
Laura @ Backstage BalanceJuly 27, 2011 at 1:45 am (12 years ago)
I haven’t used a slow cooker for a few years (shame on me!) but have been meaning to try out this recipe:
Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whiskey Sauce
jane jakinsJuly 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm (12 years ago)
ranch drsg packet seasoning
slow cook till tender (falling pieces)