Why include my best slow cooker recipes ("Langsamkocher Rezepte" )on a website that's supposed to have quick recipes? Well, nothing is much quicker that spending a few minutes in the kitchen in the morning.
The, leave for a day at work or shopping, and then come home to a dinner that just takes a few more minutes to finish off. Buy some fresh bread on the way home, or make a quick salad. Dinner's ready :-)
As well, these recipes are often more economical.
One can use less tender cuts of meat.
In the case of the pork and sauerkraut dinner shown here, kassler is replaced by a peameal bacon roast - a much cheaper alternative.
This really was my first attempt to recreate a traditional German kassler meal into a more economical and easy alternative.
Since I had already discovered that using a Canadian peameal bacon roast as a substitute for the smoked pork chops, this slow cooker meal was a natural. Just add potatoes. Easy.
The slow cooker is also great for cooking soups - especially ones that use dried peas or beans. The green split pea soup is a good example. Throw everything in quickly in the morning, and it will be ready for you once you step in the door after a busy day at work.
Or, how about a pot roast for supper? Just put everything in the crockpot before you leave for the day; you can even get it ready the night before. Then, come home to the delicious homemade German pot roast dinner shown here. It's one of the best crock pot recipes.
That's home cooking at its easiest!
What's the difference between a slow cooker and a crock pot? I had to check this one out myself. It appears that Crock-Pot is a U.S. trademark for a slow cooker. It's become a term that's used generically. In the U.K., the Slo-Cooker is the trademark for the same thing.
Ham - smoked pork picnic shoulder
Pork and Sauerkraut - a complete meal
Pot Roast - get this ready the night before
Ribs - "Play with your Food" dinner!
Sauerbraten - an easy way to make this traditional meat
Split Pea Soup - put together in the morning before leaving
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Anne says, "Just made this last week for my Birthday. I usually add walnut pieces or almond slivers. Can't believe it looks exactly the same as my Mama taught me some 40 years ago, the only thing what we did different, we use a fork to make the ridges in the apples. But they do open up better the way you do it with the knife. And you are right, this recipe never fails :)"
Gabriele H. says, "What a wonderful place to find German recipes without having to call family in Germany. I'm loving it."
Catherine R. says, "Tomorrow is a good day to try this!"