Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces

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2014/08/13 16:43:13 (permalink)

Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces

I tried a few of them out, and the results were pretty decent. What I did like about them is that you just dump the meat and the sauce in the slow cooker and turn it on, which is pretty damned easy. They have a thick texture, and when you pour them on, you think that there won't be enough liquid to cook in, but the liquid from the meat is enough to make just the right amount of sauce.

Now, I'm looking for something I can put together myself and freeze for the same basic ease of use. Recommendations?
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    Foodbme
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/13 23:07:42 (permalink)
    There's a ZILLION slow cooker recipes on the net. Whole cookbooks have been written on the subject.
    My favorite--Basic Pot Roast.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 00:00:23 (permalink)
    I guess I don't get it, either the concept or why you'd need them. Whenever I do crock pot meals, I just add seasonings I want to use, sometimes with liquids, sometimes not, and sauce is developed as the food cooks.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 10:02:32 (permalink)
    I can see them as being good in a pinch (morning rush, getting kids ready for school, etc.) and for people who don't cook much and might not have a decent stock of spices and seasonings.  I haven't tried them yet but might give 1 or 2 a shot when the weather turns cold.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 10:08:50 (permalink)
    Pot roast in a crock pot is pretty simple and one of my favorites.  We usually get about a 2-2.5 lb chuck roast. Put it in the pot, add one cup of water and then pour the contents of one envelope of onion soup mix directly on top of the roast. Let the soup mix sit on top of the roast instead of stirring it into the water.  Put the lid on, turn the pot on and don't bother with it for at least 4-5 hours. Don't lift the lid to "see how it's doing".  If you want to add potatoes and carrots, wait until about 1-1.5 hours before you want to eat.
     
    Remove the roast, potatoes and carrots and cover to keep warm, and then add a little corn starch slurry to the juice in the pot and stir until it thickens.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 12:51:23 (permalink)
    Put the veggies or potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker, cubed, before you put the meat in and you won't need to put in ANY liquid whatsoever.  Just the roast and some seasoning.  If you desire, some Chili Sauce (about 2 TBSP) on top of the roast with a little brown sugar.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 13:10:40 (permalink)
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    Put the veggies or potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker, cubed, before you put the meat in and you won't need to put in ANY liquid whatsoever.  Just the roast and some seasoning.  If you desire, some Chili Sauce (about 2 TBSP) on top of the roast with a little brown sugar.


    Since it takes a lot longer for the roast to cook than it does the potatoes, how do you keep the potatoes from turning into mush?
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 13:14:22 (permalink)
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    I can see them as being good in a pinch (morning rush, getting kids ready for school, etc.) and for people who don't cook much and might not have a decent stock of spices and seasonings.  I haven't tried them yet but might give 1 or 2 a shot when the weather turns cold.


    I guess that makes sense. I forget not everyone collects spices, seasonings, and sauces everywhere they go. I can't remember the last time I came home from even the grocery store without a bottle or packet of something new.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 14:12:39 (permalink)
    Felix,  I'm bringing home a couple packets of chipotle powder and a bottle of Key Lime Spice.
     
     
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/08/14 14:21:22 (permalink)
    I have several excellent slow cooker cookbooks. When I make a pot roast, for example, I typically brown the fatty side before adding anything else. I take out the pot roast, then brown the onions until transparent to light brown. I carefully slice and layer my vegetables.
     
    What I am looking for is more of a "home made mix"; something that I can put together in advance, so that when the time comes, I can just throw some meat and the mix (dry or frozen) into the slow cooker, set it, and let it go, and come out with something decent (I recall one of my major slow cooker "fails" was a recipe that said to put a cut-up chicken into the slow cooker and add some barbecue sauce. It came out tasting like boiled chicken in a thin barbecue sauce ).
     
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/12/03 21:43:09 (permalink)
    my favorite is the pot roast. I also use the progresso stroganoff ones to have a thicker sauce.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/12/03 21:43:52 (permalink)
    my favorite is the pot roast. I also use the progresso stroganoff ones to have a thicker sauce.
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    Re: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces 2014/12/04 13:20:56 (permalink)
    I think you can get good flavor with all natural ingredients and some spices.  Some of the sauces just taste too manufactured for my liking.  a little tomato sauce, some minced garlic and putting a nice roast on top of onions and carrots makes a decent meal
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