Crock pot works for vegetarians and meat eaters alike

By: Robert Thomson

The crock pot is a marvelous invention. The best thing about it is that it works for the vegetarians and meat eaters alike. You can cook incredibly varied foods using it.

And there is no other way to prove this than by providing you two crock pot recipes. One is a stew and one is a vegetarian meal. So here it goes.

The Vegetable gumbo recipe with tomatoes,garlic and okra.


- a cup of vegetable broth
- half a cup of onion, chopped
- a quarter green pepper, also chopped
- two ribs of celery, again chopped
- a garlic clove, preferably minced
- a pound okra, if possible sliced, fresh or frozen
- a pound of tomatoes, again chopped
- 3 cups of corn( may be fresh, frozen or canned)
- a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
- a teaspoon of paprika
- 3 tablespoons of parsley, fresh and chopped
- a tablespoon of fresh basil
- salt and pepper
- some coating spray


Combine the vegetable spray, the pepper the garlic and the chopped onion. Put them all together in the crock pot. Cook for 3 or 4 hours at a lo temperature. The crock pot should be covered. The tomatoes, the basil and the Tabasco should be added over. Cook for another 2 hours with all ingredients added.

And the stew.


- 8 potatoes, preferably small, new and halved
- 10 onions, small, whole, white, peeled and thawed
- 20 carrots
- a red bell pepper, seeded, cut into pieces
- 2 pounds of beef stew meat, cut into cubes
- 3 cups of beef broth
- a teaspoon of dried leaf oregano
- a teaspoon of paprika
- a tablespoon of parsley, chopped, or a teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
- a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- a teaspoon of salt
- a teaspoon of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of water


Place the potatoes, the onions and the carrots in the rock pot. Add the pepper and the beef. Combine the oregano, the paprika, the salt and pepper in a small bowl. After this cook for 10 hours in the crock pot. The temperature should be set on high.

Nothing compares to a universal cook. Something that can go along with the vegetarian crock pot recipes and the stew lovers alike. All these possible just due to what the crock pot is.

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