Wednesday, February 5, 2014



Serves 6


2 pounds beef chuck roast
1 (16 ounces) jar pepperoncini  pepper (small part of top with stem  cut off)


6 ounces sliced mozzarella or Swiss cheese
6 hamburger buns or French Rolls.

Put meat in slow cooker, pour jar of pepperoncini pepper and juices over the meat.  Cook on low for about 8 hours.  Shred the meat with two large forks and stir.  The combo of the meat, the pepper and the juices are delicious.  This can be spicy depending on jar of pepperoncini you use.  Serve on toasted bread, rolls or buns with slice of cheese.  You can broil your sandwiches in the oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.


Cut pork loins (less fat) into big chunks. Put in crock pot and pour a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce over the pork.  Let cook on low 8 to 10 hours - then shred and serve on rolls or buns.

I thank Cathy in Webster for the above two recipes.



4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup butter
1 package dry Italian Dressing / Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

1. Prepare your chicken by rinsing it and trimming the fat.  If chicken breasts are large, cut in half making them more like tenders.

2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour and pepper.  Coat the chicken in flout.

3. Melt the butter is a saucepan on your stovetop over medium heat.  Once melted, brown each side of the chicken, but not cooking it throughout because you will be putting them in the crockpot.  You just want them to have a nice golden brown breading on each side.

4. Spray crockpot with cooking spray and place the chicken into the crockpot.  Sprinkle the Italian seasoning package on top of the chicken. 

5. Mix together the lemon juice and chicken broth.  Pour over chicken and seasonings,

6.  Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.

I thank Christine T for the above recipe she got from The Recipe Critia

If anyone else has any crockpot recipes for Martha and Jean, please leave them in comments.  They are looking for your favorite recipes.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning,
Thank you that sent the recipes, I know they are appreciated.

It snowed last night, but I don't think it is as bad as they thought it would be. Nutrition Center is closed today so I get a day off.


New York State Of Mind said...

Me and my big mouth. The snow is coming down so bad I can hardly see the building across the street. New York State is in a State of Emergency. Pierre and I are staying inside except for his potty walks.


Countryside Reflections said...

Thank you for sharing these recipes. They look good.

We got about 10" of snow today, but it finally stopped. We've sure had our fill this year.


New York State Of Mind said...

You are most welcome, Doreen.

We got about 9 inches and it is still coming down here. I agree, we sure had out fill this year. Worse part is, it's only February. A sign on the baseball field in Rochester - Only 59 days until baseball season. I thought that was funny.


Vanssmomc said...

And let us not forget that the first day of Spring is March 21!! Stay warm and safe everyone! Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you for the reminder, Cathy. I need that. It wouldn't get here soon enough.


annie said...

these look delicious!
hoping to see more crock pot ones!
seems like all I really use mine for is soup or stew, roasts or apple butter.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Annie,
You use your cock pot for a lot of different things. Seeing that Martha and Jean have crock pots, we will have to put on more recipes.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,
Well, the snow has finally stopped. My car is buried in the yard. Guess I will have to walk to work this morning.


Stacy said...

Hello. This post is late in coming, but I have a simple crock-pot favorite that other people might enjoy. My crock pot is very small--it's one of those mini-double ones--so the quantities I provide will doubtless need to be increased for those with normal-sized crock pots.

1lb (4-5 links) sausage
1 16oz jar of roasted red peppers
Cooked red potatoes, sliced to 1/4 - 1/2 inch

Layer potatoes on the bottom of the crock pot. Place sausages on top. Empty entire jar of roasted red peppers, juice and all, into the crock pot. Cook according to crock pot instructions (6-8 hours depending on temperature settings (high or low)). Enjoy.

The potatoes are cooked ahead of time because crock pots don't always cook them all the way through.