Who doesn’t love their slow cooker? If you don’t have one, I would highly suggest you get one ASAP. You can just throw all of your ingredients in, turn it on, and when you get home from work or just a day out having fun with friends or family, dinner is ready! And as an added bonus, your home smells amazing.
The Nesco 6 qt Porcelain Roaster with Non-Stick Cookwell and Glass Lid is perfect for any size meal. You can slow cook, cook, roast, bake and steam in this guy.
The Hamilton Beach Portable Slow Cooker is perfect for the holidays or anytime you are making something to take to a party or potluck.
I’d like to share with you some of my favorite slow cooker recipes.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles
1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tb dried cilantro
2 cups water
1 Tsp cumin
½ Tsp chili powder
1 Tsp salt
¼ Tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
Dump all ingredients into the crock pot and cook on high 4-5 hours. Remove bay leaf and discard. Lift out the chicken pieces and shred. Put shredded chicken back into soup. Serve with tortilla chips and grated cheese, or your own favorite toppings!
One Pot Bean Dinner
1 lb ground beef
12 oz package of bacon, fried and chopped
1 chopped onion
2 cans pork & beans
1 can kidney beans
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tb white vinegar
1 Tsp salt
Dash of pepper
Brown beef in skillet and drain fat. Put in crockpot. Stir in remaining ingredients. Stir together well. Cover and cook on low in crockpot for 4 hours, or high for a shorter time.
Hawaiian Crock Pot Chicken
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (16.5 oz) can crushed pineapple
1 (16.5 oz) bottle archer farms Hawaiian style barbeque sauce (found at Target)
Place breasts in crock pot, pour pineapple on top of chicken and then pour sauce over all. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Mexican Crock Pot Tacos
2 frozen chicken breasts
2 cans black beans, rinsed
2 bottles salsa
Throw above ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred chicken and stir together. Serve in hard or soft shells with taco toppings (lettuce, sour cream, etc).
Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15.5 oz) can black beans
1 (15 oz) can corn
1 (15 oz) jar salsa, any kind
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
Well, writing this made me hungry. Good thing it’s almost lunchtime.
I hope you’ll give these recipes a try. And if you do, please let me know what you think! I’d also love it if you’d share your favorite crock pot recipes. Just leave a comment below!