10.24.2016

Crocktober 2016 :: Slow Cooker Korean Beef + A Giveaway!!!

I LOVE my Crock Pot.
As a working mom, my Crock Pot is a staple during the Fall & Winter months.
They make my life & dinner time so much easier!
Can I get an Amen?
Every October, I post one of my favorite Slow Cooker Recipes & declare it "Crock-tober" 


It's October...that means it's the kickoff of Crock Pot Season....hence the name "Crock-tober"


I usually do a Slow Cooker Recipe Link up with my Crocktober post, but I totally forgot to mention that to all of you! This October has been crazy busy & I was out of town 2 weekends in a row, so I forgot to plan the link up.
But, I still have an amazing recipe to share with you AND TWO AWESOME giveaways on this post! So, if you do have a great slow cooker recipe to share, you can leave it in the comments!

My Crock Pot stopped working correctly after 14 years of use and I now use an Instant Pot for all my slow cooking needs. Dare I say it is even better than a Crock Pot?
You can use the Slow Cooker function on it, but I have been loving the pressure cooker function because it will pressure cook meat in 25-40 minutes & have the same taste as if were slow cooked. I am giving one away to one of you! 

I am excited to share this recipe with you. It can be made in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.
This is a recipe I have been making for a couple years...so glad I am finally sharing with you:
Here is what you need:
1 cup soy sauce
3/4  cup brown sugar
1 cup Beef Broth
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons ground ginger
3 Tablespoons minced garlic
12 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
3 - 4 lbs Boneless Beef Chuck roast, but into 1 inch cubes or strips
2 cups shredded carrots
3 green onions trimmed and thinly sliced
Sesame Seeds, for garnish if desired

Add Beef to Slow Cooker/Instant Pot.
In a separate bowl, Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, beef broth, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, Sriracha and red pepper.
 Pour sauce mixture over Beef in Slow Cooker/Instant Pot:
 Cover & if using a Slow Cooker cook on High for 3-4 hours or Low for 5-6 hours, until meat is tender.
If using the Instant Pot, cook on the stew function (which is about 35 minutes) with the valve closed and when it's done use natural pressure release for 10-15 minutes  & then do a quick release if necessary.
Yes, you read that right....just 35 minutes!!!! I am telling you...I LOVE the Instant Pot!!

 Then, combine 3 T cornstarch and 1/8 cup water in bowl:
Pour into Slow Cooker/Instant Pot along & stir:
Add 2 cups shredded carrots & stir:
Cook for an additional 30 minutes in slow cooker (or 10 minutes in Instant Pot on warm setting)
This will help thicken up the sauce.

Look how tender the beef is....
It is falling apart!
Just 35 minutes for it to cook & get this tender! The Instant Pot is Amazing!

 Serve over cooked rice (or cauliflower rice)
For a garnish, slice green onions thinly and sprinkle on more sesame seeds.
It is full of flavor & not spicy!

Yum!

In honor of my 6th Annual Crocktober Post, I am giving away an Insta Pot
One lucky person will win THIS Instant Pot....a 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker--Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer!

 You can keep it for yourself, give it as a present....the holiday season is right around the corner!

Like I mentioned earlier, my Crock Pot stopped working after 14 years of use and I now use an Instant Pot for all my slow cooking needs!

I am OBSESSED with it.
I have had it for about a month and I like it more than my Crock Pot....never thought I'd say that!

But....that's not all! I am also giving away a $100 Amazon Giftcard!
Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.
Giveaway ends next Monday on Halloween!

To see all my Crock-tober posts for the past 6 years, click HERE

Happy Monday & Good Luck!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

317 comments:

  1. I would use the gift card for holiday gifts or an upcoming birthday gift for a family member.

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  2. I like to make chili and rice in a slow cooker.

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  3. This recipe looks amazing! This week I'm making some Halloween-themed recipes in the crock pot: Ghoul-ash and Vampire Chicken.

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  4. I would put the Amazon gift card towards Christmas shopping!

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  5. This recipe looks super yummy! Thank you for sharing! I have NEVER heard of an Instant Pot!!! I am going to check it out now:)

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  6. My favorite slow cooker meal is Taco Soup!

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  7. With the Amazon Gift card....I would start Christmas Shopping!

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  8. My fav slow cooker recipe is your chicken tacos but I think I'll try this one too!

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  9. I would use the gift card to buy new running sneakers!

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  10. I'd definitely surprise my husband with a fun gift if I won the giftcars! He totally deserves it for all he does for my family.

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  11. I use my crockpot all the time. My favorite is the Mississippi roast beef or pork tendeloin.

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  12. I love using my crockpot for BBQ chicken sandwiches!

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  13. I would use the gift card for new things for my kitchen or Christmas presents!

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  14. I'm right with you- in the fall and winter, we use our crockpot twice a week!

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  15. and I would give the Amazon gift card to a friend!

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  16. I love making lamb with vegetables in my crockpot.

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  17. I would spend the Amazon card on books and toys for my son.

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  18. Oh my goodness! This looks insanely delish!

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  19. I would use the Amazon gift card for Christmas gifts.

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  20. I'm not sure I can pick just ONE crockpot recipe...there's SOOO many!!! One I have been using quite a bit is BBq ranch chicken from Mix & Match Mama.

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  21. I love making chili in my crock pot - skinny taste has some great ones!

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  22. I registered for an instant pot for Christmas after hearing about hour great they are Fri ion your blog and many others.

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  23. Oh and for the amazon gift card, I'd love to get a head start on Christmas shopping!

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  24. Most recently, I made a yummy cabbage roll soup in my slowcooker. We still loving the leftovers!

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  25. I would use the $100 to start shopping for Christmas!

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  26. My favorite recipe for the crockpot is Tikki Masala!

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  27. My favorite crockpot meal is just a simple roast.

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  28. I would use the gift card for Christmas gifts. My son has already started his Amazon wishlist.

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  29. I love your crock lot ribs!

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  30. We have a three week old baby girl so I would use the Amazon card for everything we didn't know we needed!

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  31. That looks delicious! I would love to get some new baking dishes.

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  32. My fave crockpot meal is brown sugar chicken!

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  33. I would love to use the Amazon card for Christmas shopping and my favorite thing is your 'easiest dinner ever' chicken recipe!

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  34. Oh my gosh! I love crockpot fajitas. An instant pot is actually #1 on my Christmas list. We're refinishing a bathroom, so I would use a gift card to purchase some accessories and shelving.

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  35. My favorite crockpot meal is vegetable beef soup. My mom always used a pressure cooker, but you had to be so careful with them. I would love to have the instant pot, and if I didn't win, I would use the gift card towards the purchase of one for me. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  36. My favorite crock pot meal is beef dip sandwiches. The meat gets so tender it just falls apart and I love the au jus it makes!

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  37. With the $100 gift card I would use it to buy some Fall decorations for my home!

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  38. I would buy an instant pot for a Christmas gift.

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  39. Would love to win this giveaway! So fun! Thanks for doing it :)

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  40. I would totally use the amazon g.c. to buy christmas gifts for my loved ones!

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  41. My favorite crockpot meal is chicken Parmesan

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  42. I love chili and all soups in the fall, so my favorite crockpot recipe would be chili!

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  43. I have a 6 month old baby girl, so if I won the gift card, it would definitely be spent on her!

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  44. My favorite crock pot recipe is Hawaiian chicken!

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  45. I would buy lots of books or maybe put it towards a nice camera I've been eyeing!

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  46. I love greek gyros in the crockpot! Super easy and delicious!

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  47. I would put the $100 to amazon towards some christmas gifts for my family :)

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  48. I would put the money towards the purchase of an area rug.

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  49. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Mississippi roast.

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  50. I would love to win this, I have heard good things about it!

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  51. The crockpot is a life-saver! I'm so gonna try your recipe. Always nice to have something new in the rotation of menus. :-)

    ~Carol
    puretsimple.blogspot.com

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  52. I would use the gift card for the upcoming holidays!

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  53. My favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast.

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  54. I would buy pet supplies with the Amazon card.

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  55. My favorite crockpot recipe is bbq chicken! Chicken, BBQ sauce, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning! Yummmmy!! $100 to Amazon would start my Christmas shopping! My son is asking for a new PS4 remote and books for my girls!

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  56. My favorite crockpot is chicken tortilla soup. Easy and delicious!

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  57. I would jumpstart my Christmas shopping with an Amazon gift card!

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  58. Beef Stew is my favorite Slow Cooker Meal!

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  59. I would buy my kids some cool Holiday gifts!!

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  60. I would really LOVE to get one of these!! It would be the perfect item to have, here in Colorado!!

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  61. I like to make veggie chili in the slow cooker.

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  62. I would buy books and vitamins for my kids.

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  63. Very cool item! Thanks for the chance to win. xo

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  64. Chicken Wild Rice Soup is my favorite recipe.

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  65. I would definitely get started on my Christmas shopping!!

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  66. I love all of your recipes and have wanted to try out an Instant Pot for a while!

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  67. What a great giveaway! The instapot would definitely help with weekday dinners!

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  68. i just got the Skinny Taste Slow Cooker cookbook - check it out! She has awesome, healthy recipes the whole family loves!!

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  69. I'd use the Amazon gift card for a new pair of workout shoes!

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  70. I love to make potato soup in the crock pot.

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  71. My favorite crock pot meal is chicken sesame.

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  72. I would use the Amazon gift card for Christmas gift purchases.

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  73. I would use the amazon gc to purchase christmas gifts!

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  74. My favorite slow cooker meal is definitely a good pulled pork! so versatile!

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  75. I would LOVE to use the gift card for Christmas gifts this year! I LOVE amazon!!!!

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  76. My coworker has been telling me to get an instant pot forever... she would crack up if I won this!

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  77. Bbq Chicken is our families favorite crock pot meal...great for feeding a crowd too! With an Amazon gift card I could get a head start on Christmas shopping for my 3 kiddos!

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  78. I would use the Amazon gift card to buy Christmas gifts!

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  79. My favorite crock pot meal is chicken and dumplings. So easy and so good!

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  80. OMG! My crockpot just stopped working, too! This would be perfect!! Also, we just moved so I am lusting over a ton of home decor on Amazon right now. A giftcard would be perfect!

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  81. My favorite slow cooker meal is beef stew.

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  82. I would buy my son Christmas presents with the gift card.

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  83. This is one of my favorite posts every year because I get so many great ideas, thanks Mel!

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  84. Beef Stew or chicken wild rice soup!

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  85. I love my crockpot! I've had my eye on an InstaPot. I would love to win!

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  86. I love making roast and chili in my crockpot. Probably the top two recipes.

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  87. I would have noooo problem spending $100 on Amazon. I buy most of my baking supplies from there. Then, there is Christmas. That $100 would be gone in a hot minute!

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  88. Classic pot roast is my favorite crock pot meal.

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  89. I would definitely start shopping for my kids for the holidays - can't wait!

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  90. I like creamy Italian chicken on the crock pot!

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  91. I would love to give an instapot a try! I love beef stew

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  92. This recipe looks delicious! I have a friend who cannot say enough good things about her InstaPot. I would love to try it out!

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  93. Looks delicious! My fav crockpot meal is chicken tortilla soup and I would use the Amazon gift card for Christmas gifts!

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  94. My favorite crockpot meal is chili and I would use a 100 amazon gift card for Christmas shopping :-)

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  95. My favorite thing to make in the crock pot it chicken tortilla soup. Its so easy and my husband loves it. I want to try the recipe above next though.

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  96. With the gift card I would buy one of the million things in my Amazon cart, ha ha. Maybe a toy for the baby and a few books for me.

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  97. You know me, anything that is easy goes in the crock pot. ;)

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  98. Likely Christmas gifts with the gift card. :)

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  99. My favorite crock pot meal to make is salsa chicken, for tacos! As for the gift card.. I'd use it to start Christmas shopping for my daughters!

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  100. I would go Christmas shopping with the Amazon gift card. So much fun!

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  101. My sister has an awesome carnitas recipe that uses tons of citrus and a beer. So tender and delicious!

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  102. I would use the gift card for office. I'm working on a remodel so it is more useful and fun to be in.

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  103. My favorite slow cooker meal is beef stew. Fast easy and so yummy!

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  104. I would buy a carseat for my granddaughter with the money if I won!

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  105. I am interested in cooking with the Instant Pot!! Thank you for the chance to enter and win!
    dyacafdyassf@yahoo.com

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  106. My favorite slow cooker meal is any meal that doesn't involve any pre cooking, lol I want to throw it all and and leave it. That said I probably make either taco soup or crockpot chicken tacos the most.

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  107. With an amazon gift card I'd buy Christmas presents!

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  108. I would use it for Christmas for my grandchildren.

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  109. My favorite slow cooker meal is green chili stew.

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  110. My favorite slow cooker recipe is mushroom pork chops! My mom used to make them when I was a kid (my mom still has the SAME slow cooker) and I make them for my family, still a family favorite!

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  111. I would use the gift card to purchase an Aroma therapy shower head!

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  112. Christmas presents for my kids....9 more fridays till Christmas 🎄

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  113. I would love to buy myself some new workout clotges

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  114. I love making chili in my crockpot!

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  115. I would spend the gift card on Christmas presents for my family!

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  116. Pot roast is probably my favorite crock pot meal, but this one sounds really good...

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  117. I would use the Amazon gift card for family Christmas presents. (Is it that time of year already??)

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  118. Love the crockpot recipe for the cooler months!

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  119. I love using my slow cooker! I love to fix a small turkey breast or taco soup to be waiting on us when we get home in the evenings.

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  120. My wishlist on Amazon is huge! Would love to get some Legos for my son for Christmas, or maybe a little something for myself! 👍🏻

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  121. My crockpot just broke recently, too, so this would be a great replacement! I love making turkey enchilada quinoa in the slow cooker!

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  122. I would put the gift card toward a double stroller since I'm due with number three in March!

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  123. Favorite crockpot recipe is barbecue pulled chicken!

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  124. I'd use the Amazon gift card on new Christmas pajamas for my kids!

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  125. I would use the Amazon card to buy an instant pot and I love making BBQ pulled pork in the crock pot

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  126. My fave crockpot recipe is tortilla soup! Drool!

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  127. I would use the gift card on therapy tools for my son.

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  128. My favorite crockpot meal is Andrea from Momfessionals Best Pulled Pork Ever. It really is the best!!! I'd use the gift card for Christmas presents....this time of year always sneaks up on me

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  129. My favorite crock pot meal is Drip Beef Sandwiches....It's a recipe I found from Pioneer Woman that my family loves...the pepperoncini flavor is so yummy!

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  130. If I have a $100 Amazon gift card, I start buying Christmas presents for my kids, I want to enjoy December and not feel rushed from the gift buying!

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  131. My favorite crock pit meal is pot roast!

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  132. If I won the Amazon gift card, I would buy a new Kindle for my husband.

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  133. My favorite Crock Pot recipe is actually one my husband makes!! He does an incredible copy-cat Chipotle Barbacoa recipe!! It's amazing!

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  134. I would probably use the Amazon gift card to start my Christmas Shopping!

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  135. I would spend the amazon giftcard on board games for our family!

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  136. I absolutely love salsa chicken in the crock pot

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  137. Honey Sesame chicken, but I will really give this recipe a try asap!

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  138. I would use the gift card to buy things for the TWINS I'm expecting in the spring! :)

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  139. Books, books, books... :oD and maybe some more kitchen gadgets!

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  140. I would buy cook books and I love a pot roast!

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  141. yum - love crockpot meals especially meatballs!

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  142. My favorite slow cooker recipe is a roast!

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  143. And I would buy a new pair of sunglasses that I lost in the ocean this year!

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  144. I love to make my Italian style pot roast in my slow cooker.

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  145. I would by a helmet for out riding with the ATV.

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  146. My favorite (and super easy) slow cooker meal is just boneless skinless chicken thighs and BBQ sauce. I shred it and we eat it with Hawaiian rolls.

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  147. I would probably buy Christmas gifts for my family.

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  148. My favorite Crockpot dinner is your Easiest Dinner Ever (really, it is)!

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  149. I would use the Amazon gift card toward buying Christmas presents!

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  150. I love to make chicken wild rice soup in my slow cooker!

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  151. I would use the gift card to start buying Christmas presents!

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  152. I liked cooking pulled pork in the crockpot.

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  153. I would start my Christmas shopping with a $100 Amazon giftcard.

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  154. We love crockpot smothered porkchops.

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  155. I want to try your new crock pot recipe! I think I'd buy a movie or my girls some new toys with an Amazon gift card!!!!

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  156. One of my friends was telling me all about the amazing instant pot on our last girls trip #momlife. I want one!!

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  157. Christmas shipping would be so much easier with a Amazon gift card 😉

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  158. I love white chicken chili! YUMMY!

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  159. My favorite crockpot meal changes seasonally but right now I am loving Tomato Basil Soup!

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  160. I would buy Christmas presents with an Amazon gift card :)

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  161. Hmm I would get myself a birthday gift. Maybe some booths or a watch.

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  162. Thanks for the yummy recipe! Looking forward to making it soon.

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  163. Every single recipe I have made of yours, I love!

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  164. I recently made your pumpkin bread and muffins and everyone loved them! I've been a fan of your blog for the past 3 years now!

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  165. My favorite meal to make in the slow cooker is red lentil soup!

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  166. My favourite Slow Cooker Recipe is BBQ Pulled Pork. Supposedly serves 6-7 never makes it passed 4 people as there is all out war, its so scrummy.

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  167. I would probably buy a cookbook on how to use the Instant-Pot or another Pot for my Mom as they are available at Amazon. If not Christmas presents for my best friend who lives in the US.

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  168. I love my crockpot too! The instapot looks amazing!!!! I love chicken tacos and beef toasts in my crockpot.

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  169. I would use the Amazon $ to begin Christmas shopping!!

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  170. Recipe looks amazing! Would love the pot and gift card.

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  171. Great recipe, can't wait to try it out. I love my crockpot pulled pork and my turkey chili.

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  172. I really need a new knife set, so I'd use the gift card towards a nice one!

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  173. I love pot roast with potatoes and carrots. It's my fave for sure.

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  174. I would use the $100 Amazon gift card to buy some new bath towels. Ours are beyond old and are unraveling at all of the edges.

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  175. My favorite crockpot metal would probably be roast or pulled pork, both super easy!

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  176. With an Amazon gift card I would pick a small something for myself and a Christmas gift or two, or three for my family :)

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  177. Right now my favorite crock pot meal is slow cooker barbacoa beef, but I am putting Korean beef on the menu and giving it a try!

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  178. I would grab a fun cookbook with the gift card, and probably a christmas gift or two :)

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  179. I love Mississippi pot roast! My kids agree :)

    With the gift card I would buy books for my Seventh Grade Reading classroom!

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  180. I think I would have to buy the fast cooker if I won. I might anyway.

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  181. I like to make beef stew in my slow cooker.

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  182. Chilli is my fave in the crockpot! And I would buy some new booties for my daughter!

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  183. My favorite meal to make in the crockpot is Dr.Pepper pulled pork or chicken.

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  184. I would put the Amazon gift card towards my kids Christmas presents. Thanks

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