Five-Star Crockpot Recipes

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Get out that old crockpot and save yourself time and money

It's 5:30 in the evening, you're tired, the kids are whining because they're hungry, and you have no clue what to make for dinner. If you had used your crockpot, dinner would already be ready and waiting for you--not that that's any consolation right this minute, but think about how nice it'll be next time!

Chances are that you already own a slow cooker, but it's probably hidden away in a hard-to-access cabinet somewhere with all your other rarely used kitchen appliances, collecting dust. My small slow cooker suffered the same fate. But then I purchased a 5-1/2 quart oval stoneware slow cooker, and my opinion of crockpots was forever changed. Let me tell you--it was the best $30 I'd ever spent! [Editor's note: And you can pick really nice ones up for next to nothing at thrift stores and garage sales!]

My name is Allison and I am a crockpot addict (Hi, Allison!)

I've since become addicted to crockpot cooking. It's great being able to wake up in the morning and prepare that night's dinner when I'm wide awake and raring to go, instead of being exhausted at 6 pm and having to spend an hour making a meal for my family. Not only is the slow cooker convenient, it also makes your home smell good all day long with the wonderful aroma of a home-cooked meal. And once dinnertime does roll around, all you need to worry about is heating up a side dish or two to serve along with the main dish. How easy is that?

Since getting hooked on using my slow cooker, I've found several recipes that my family considers to be absolutely delicious. If we were to rate them on a scale of one to five stars, these would all be five-star dishes. So hunt down your ol' crockpot, dust it off, and start putting it to good use with these recipes. You can thank me later.


CROCKPOT ENCHILADAS

This first recipe is from a fellow colleague, Shellie Hurrle. My husband and I
both enjoyed this dish, and my preschooler simply devoured it!

Makes 4-6 servings

1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
6 corn tortillas

2 C. fresh or frozen corn (or 15-oz can)
1 19-oz can enchilada sauce
2 C. (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 2-1/2 oz. can sliced ripe olives, drained
1 C. sour cream

Brown ground beef and drain. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat until tender and transparent. Add salt and pepper. Place 2 tortillas in bottom of crockpot. Place a third of the following in layers over the tortillas: meat, corn, sauce, cheese and olives. Repeat tortillas and other layers two times. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours Serve with sour cream.


CROCKPOT FLANK STEAK

This steak is extremely tasty, tender and juicy. The chili powder gives the meat a slightly kicked-up flavor, but it's not really spicy at all. Serve it up with a baked potato and a vegetable to complete the dinner. Delicious!

Makes 4-6 servings

1 flank steak (about 1-1/2 lbs.), cut in half if you have a small Crock pot
1 Tbsp. oil

1 large onion, sliced
1/3 cup water
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies

2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown steak in oil. Transfer to crockpot. In the same skillet, sauté onion for a minute or two. Gradually add the water. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over the flank steak. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours or until the meat is tender. Slice meat and serve with the onion and pan juices. Enjoy!


EASY CHILI

This is a wonderful chili recipe that I found on the Web and adjusted to my liking. This one will surely warm you up on a chilly night. You can add more or less chili powder depending upon how mild or spicy you like your chili. My husband thought it was delicious and kept refilling his bowl. I like to garnish chili with a little shredded cheddar cheese on the top. Nice accompaniments are a garden salad and warm French bread. Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings

1 lb. 92% lean ground beef

1 small onion, chopped
2 (15-oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
2 (15.5-oz.) cans pinto beans

1 pkg. McCormick's Chili Seasoning
1/8 tsp. garlic
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt

Brown the ground beef with the onion. Drain if needed. Put ground beef and onion in a slow cooker, and add remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.


HUNGARIAN GOULASH

This dish was extremely delicious. My husband absolutely loved it. I served it along with a tossed salad and French bread. Scrumptious!

Makes 8 servings

2 Tbsp. Canola oil
2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 large onion, sliced
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) beef broth
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup cold water

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
16 oz. hot cooked egg noodles, for serving

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Drain. Place beef and sliced onion in a slow cooker. Mix beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt, and pepper; stir into beef mixture. Cover and cook on low heat 8-10 hours (I always use the longer cook time) until beef is tender. Mix water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture. Stir in green pepper. Cover and cook on high heat 30 minutes. Serve goulash over noodles.


ITALIAN CHICKEN WITH CREAM SAUCE

This chicken dish is rich, creamy, and very tasty. The chicken is cooked in the crockpot in a mixture of water and Italian salad dressing mix. The cream sauce consists of cream cheese, cream of chicken soup and mushrooms. It's delicious served over fettuccine with a garden salad on the side.

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1/2 cup water
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened (I use reduced-fat)
1 can (10 1/2 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted (I use the 98% fat-free kind)
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, drained
16 oz. fettuccine, cooked and drained

Place the chicken in the crockpot. Mix the salad dressing mix with the water and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for about 3 [product] hours. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and soup until blended. Stir in the mushrooms and pour mixture over the chicken. Cook about 1 hour longer. Serve over the cooked fettuccine.


SOUTHWESTERN TURKEY

This dish gets its spice from diced tomatoes with green chilies, green peppers, chili powder, and lime juice. The flavor is quite scrumptious. It's not too spicy, but it has a pleasantly zesty taste to it. I recommend serving the turkey over rice, with perhaps a green veggie on the side.

Makes 6 servings

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 lbs. Turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained

1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook turkey in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Place turkey in a slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low heat for about 6 hours or until turkey is no longer pink in center.


BLUEBERRY DUMP CAKE

You can even use your slow cooker to make desserts! This concoction is delicious by itself, but it's absolutely scrumptious served with vanilla ice cream over top. Instead of his usual carrot cake, my husband now wants this dessert for his birthday!

Makes 8-10 servings

1 can (21 oz.) blueberry pie filling
1 package (18-1/4 oz.) yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place pie filling in a slow cooker. Combine dry cake mix and butter; sprinkle over filling. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve warm in bowls. Great topped with vanilla ice cream.



Allison Huller McAlister is a freelance writer and the Children's TV guide for About.com. She also writes a weekly recipe column, What's For Dinner? for Suite101.com.

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PETER MONROE's picture

We just had the turkey dish! Thanks so much!

Debb's picture

These recipes sound so tasty and different. I have my menu now planned for next week! Thanks!

Guest's picture

Can't wait to try. Thanks. Jennifer

Visitor's picture

I'm afraid this is of no help to me. Not everyone has a husband and kids. Many of us these days are solo acts, and I'm one of them. I have a small slow cooker that I've yet to use because I've found it impossible to find recipes for crockpots smaller than, say, four or five quarts. I don't know why they even make crockpots smaller than that when they make so few recipes for cookers that small. It's very frustrating to say the least.

Guest's picture

Eat what you like then try freezing the rest in single serving portions; you should be able to thaw and heat in the microwave for most of the recipes. The smaller crock pots are good for hot dips, chocolate sauce and things like that - but they are very difficult to use for a normal meal. Good luck!

Guest's picture

Wow - you are sound like a bitter person! Why are you reading Crock Pot Rec ipes if you are going to complain about them??

Guest's picture

I saw someone else's comment on freezing the leftovers, which is exactly what I do. I have some great crockpot cookbooks, and actually most of the recipes don't make large numbers of servings, usually 4 to 5. Stews, chili, casseroles, soups all freeze very well, and I personally love being able to pull something yummy out of the freezer when I don't feel like dealing with making dinner for myself.

Guest's picture

You can cut any recipe into a fraction of the original.

Guest's picture

It is not difficult at all to get a few containers to store leftovers for freezing. Quite a money saver actually!

Guest's picture

I too was single with a dusty crock pot once. Another single friend put me onto a great idea: make those 5 & 6 qt recipes and freeze leftovers for later. I always has something great to eat that was easy to warm up and saved a ton of money on "single serving" meals.

Guest's picture

for somone with a smaller crockpot, just do a little bit of math and you'll be able to make any recipe in even the smallest crockpot. I should know. my crockpot is tiny. Good Luck! :)

Guest's picture

I have a friend who I share meals with and she shares with me. I'll make a meal once a week and give her half and she does the same. We get to try new recipes and it's a time saver for us both.

Guest's picture

I second that. At the very least they could have made a guide for us solo artists. I expected a book of recipes to come with my 4-qt. crock pot, instead I got a primer on how to clean the thing (this really comes in handy when I take it out for it's yearly dusting. :? )

Guest's picture

I, too, live with just my partner and he never eats leftovers. I found a cookbook called "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two" (key words there, 'For Two'). It's the perfect amount of food for us, enough for me and him and sometimes some leftovers. It will also give you a good idea of how much food to use so you can eventually adapt most recipes. It's the only common cookbook I've seen that is especially for small crockpots, but it has a lot of really good recipes. Hope this helps!

Guest's picture

I have a suggestion... have you tried cooking a family sized recipe and then freezing it in meal sized portions? Many casserole type dishes and fresh soups are good for this.

Guest's picture

this sounds like your upset about being single...and your whining/bad attitude is probably the sole reason you are single.

Someone mentioned a freezer for leftovers, do you own a freezer?

If so go that route.

Guest's picture

I saw a comment chiding some poor sap who was grumbling about slow cookers being too big... expressing her frustration more like it. This comment concluded she must be "whining" and "sad to be single". Really ? REALLY ? You took that simple not hostile comment and read SO MUCH INTO IT ? How about this ? I think you are a poor, out of work, blame other people for her problems, dissatisfied with her life, trashy right wing nutcase. How does it feel when someone else says things about you that are mean ?
lighten up and leave that person alone!
For what its worth these recipes are quite nice - but I need smaller recipes too. I don't really like eating leftovers...

Guest's picture

You sound like a whiner yourself! Be a helpful person instead, in solving problematic situations for the benefit of others!

Guest's picture

Please think before you write something cruel as a response to someone who was really just looking for help with recipes not condemnation of her whole life. I myself am happily married but 4 of my best friends are single. They are 4 of the most wonderful, loving, kindhearted, generous and intelligent people you would ever want to meet. They are single. They do not have a bad attitude. They do not whine. They are not less than whole because they are single. I would dare say that someone who responds so cruelly to a complete stranger looking for HELP might be the one who is really missing something.

Alaskan Lady 's picture

:grin: Try freezing the finished product into portion sized meals for yourself!! That way you can just pull it out of the freezer and defrost it and VOILA!! :)

Frank 's picture

perhaps you shouldnt be looking for small slow-cooker recipes on a site called "the new homemaker" if your single. how bout instead of putting down the owner of this website, you coiuld maybe cut recipes in half or buy a bigger slow-cooker and have some left-overs. or maybe you could ever get really clever with your google search and do an advanced search for 4qt slow cooker recipes. so in summary, perhaps instead of being a condecending fun hater you can point the finger at yourself and get creative.

Guest's picture

Use simple math skills and reduce the ingredients, ie. if the recipe calls for serving 4, then you cut ingredients in half to serve 2. Who doens't like second helpings or leftovers the following day? You may be taking your personal frustrations out on your crockpot it seems. My mother has lived alone for nearly 20 years and doesn't seem to have the same problem. In fact, her upside is that she has more to freeze for later--meals ready to thaw with no prep and NO SHARING!! : ) These recipes sound great, and I can't wait for us to try them! I only cook for two and it seems I never have enough leftover, so I think I'll simply double the recipe and double the ease!

Guest's picture

Why don't you just cut the recipes in half? Not a big deal. Also, since I am a single mom of a preschooler, I think having left overs is the greatest gift ever. The only thing more convenient than throwing things in a pot in the morning and coming home from school or work to a nice dinner that night is only having to do it 3 or 4 times a week and enjoy it every night! Just cut recipes in half, not worth complaining about.

Guest's picture

I had a small crock pot for a long time, you can use any crock pot recipe, just cut it in half, or 4th's depending on how big the original recipe is. Its that simple.

Sean Garrity's picture

Hi

Don't give up on your crockpot just yet. Like you I live on my own but I use my crockpot almost everyday when I come across a recipe for more than one person I just convert it for my needs. It is not necessary to fill a crockpot up to the top in fact you should never do such a thing.

For easy to convert recipes I personally invite you to my facebook page which is called Crockpot Cooking and you can find it at

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Crockpot-Cooking/255587637790308

I hope I have rekindled the crockpot spark in you

Best Wishes
Sean

latoka51's picture

:? try cutting the recipe in half

Guest's picture

Hello,
I am looking for recipes for my sister who went to college. I bought a small crock pot for her. What I try is www.allrecipes.com. You can change the serving size and it changes the ingredients for you. Hope that helps.

Guest's picture

Why not divide? Use a calculator if it is hard. I lived alone and still crock-potted!

Guest's picture

:? Doesnt take an Einstein to figure out you can cut the recipe in half. Are all people idiots now days?

Lisa in WI's picture

Smaller households can still take advantage of slowcooking. Most slow cooker recipes are particularly suited to freezing, so go ahead and make the larger batch, eat for one meal, and then freeze smaller sized portions, and perhaps even reheating in a smaller sized crockpot. This is really good for your budget, saving time, and many slow cooker recipes are even better the second time around.

Just my .02

Lisa

Guest's picture

To the author of this page, thank you for posting these delicious recipes! There is usually only 2 of us, but always great to have recipes for large groups/families when don't want to "slave" over the stove while everyone else is getting to catch up! :)

I hope it's not inappropriate to post this, but there are crock-pot recipes "for 2" just do a quick search . . . I don't want to post another recipe book on here, but they are out there. The "for two" recipes will give you a nice size meal or left overs :) Good luck!

debs's picture

:O I don't understand why you posted the comment about...I'm afraid this is of no help to me. When my kids were little and sitting at the table and they didn't like something ... I would say eat it or go hungry. This is kind of the same thing ... read it and use it ... or don't! And FYI ... they make itzy bitzy crock pots ... but then you would have to adjust your quantity amount... You must be one unhappy lady and for that I am sorry and sending angels hugs your way......... {{{{{HUGS FROM INDIANA}}}}}}

Guest's picture

You may be on your own but that doesnt mean you need to be a little silly, a recipe above for 6 people can be divided into 6 and made with smaller ingredients, come on einstein!! :-)

Guest's picture

I was a single mom for about 2 yrs with a 2 yr old who went to age four during this time. I found that my small crockpot was handy for items such as Chicken and rice, couple of small chicken breasts and chicken and rice soup with a little instant rice for more rice. I would also put small roasts with potatoes. I had also thought that you could do a smaller version of the crockpot enchiladas listed here. I also did crockpot soups, potato being a favorite of my daughter at the time. Hope this give you some inspiration. I also have done pork barbeque by cooking down a small pork roast and then shredding it and add the sauce of choice long enough for it to warm. I usually had left overs for 1 or 2 days but it worked for us.

LB's picture

To the person who said these recipes are too large for her small crock pot - cut the recipe in half! I use a small crock pot as I am 74 years old and live alone, and I always just cut down on the ingredients and my meals come out fine.

Michael Gilson's picture

So, so good. Made the Chili last night, so good!

magoo's picture

has anyone tried the chicken enchiladas?

mary lou's picture

I have just found these recipes and have the flank steak on cooking now. I am going to try most of them, Thanks so much.

Guest's picture

If you are going to be browing the beef and onions and using canned ingredients, I don't quite understand why you put the stuff in the crock pot, since you've already done all the work......
Does anybody have any recipes that involve doing no prep work? I thought the whole idea of a crock pot was to throw a bunch of stuff in before work and let it cook all day.

Nedra's picture

The reason they brown ground beef(or any other ground meat) first is because otherwise, it will all stick together in a clump, might not cook properly, and will flood your food with grease (ew!). It's not really doing all the work either, stewing the meat with all the other ingredients for a long time is where the flavor and texture happens. Browning your ground meat won't take you very long anyway, and once you do it and see how much grease you're draining you'll be glad you did. :)

Guest's picture

Also, a good reason to brown the outside of your meat before you throw it in the crock pot is that it gives your meat that lovely color and caramelization that adds a tastier, if subtle, flavor. I can't stand putting an un-browned piece of meat in the crock pot! ;)

CarrieAnne's picture

I hve a recipe for pulled pork for the crock pot: 4 lbs of pork butt, 2 cans of coke, 1 onion (chopped) and some paprika, cumin, red curry, and cinnamon. I know it sounds weird, but it works! You let it cook overnight, and there is no prepwork, other than chopping the onions. Once it's done, you take out the pork, try to drain a little of the grease off (not too much or it will dry out) and pour as much of your favorite bbq sauce over it and enjoy. It stores really well, too! :) ;)

Guest's picture

Perhaps to help reduce the prep time on browning ground beef, you might try using frozen veggie crumbles. They are like ground beef and in heavily spiced dishes, the difference is hardly noticeable. Not to mention, these are a healthier alternative. You would find them in the frozen food section. Hope this helps you get the dish going faster!
:)

sarita's picture

i just got a 3 qut crock pot - and made some DELISH pulled pork in it - a 3 pound piece of pork fit perfectly in it...if you have a recipe - you can always cut the recipe in half...that's easy enough to do..i'm excited about cooking in a crock pot again. i'm a "new" widow and it's been difficult cooking for one - but now i can cook and freeze in small sizes...
that sure can give you some extra time..not having to cook something everyday..oh i can also eat cereal when iwant!! :^)

hblair's picture

Is this cookbook still available for purchase? I have been trying to purchase with the paypal link and it will not let me.

Lynn's picture

I hope. :)

When I upgraded the site, all the ebook stuff broke. I want to upgrade it soon.

Patti G.'s picture

:)

Hi Lynn,

Are these your recipes that are on this website?
Is the ECookbook all the recipes you've accumulated throughout the years?

Because so far I've loved the 3 I've made from this site. Everything is easy and delicious.
And I love just accenting the meal with a salad or garlic bread.

Thank you so much.
Patti

Lynn's picture

The recipe book contains recipes from here on the site and a bunch that I've bought/cataloged/invented, as well as substitute recipes for canned cream soups and a lot more. At $3.95, pretty cheap considering you get a bunch of other cookbooks with it! :)

rose's picture

:) great goulash, my husband and daughter loved it and the dump cake too....thanks

Sam's picture

Hi,

I just tried that recipe today... Awesome! I almost ate the whole thing! I threw in some extra onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. It really turned out well, and I'm sure it'll be cooking up again before long! Thanks!

Guest's picture

What does this measurement mean in the Hungarian Goulash recipe?

[pi] tsp. pepper
[pi] cup cold water

Guest's picture

Can I use these recipes as written in 6.5 slow cooker; or must I adjust? WHat changes are necessary? Thank you.

CBnTX's picture

A trick that I have used for years is to buy a good sized package (usually 5 to 6 pounds) of low fat content ground beef (usually only 6-10% fat)and brown up the whole package at once. When done I pour the meat into a colander and run hot water over it to rinse even more fat off.

Then I freeze the cooked meat in half pound packages and I'm ready to roll. It provides an added quick start to fixing many recipes as you can put the amount you need right in. It's also helpful when you come home and decide that just some tacos or nachos will do!

I've been doing this since my kids were young and now have noticed that both their wives have 'borrowed' and use the same idea since it is so handy! Oh, and I LOVE these crockpot recipes and can't wait to try them - good luck!:D

guest1's picture

Allrecipes.com has a great portion feature. You type in how many servings you want and it reduces the ingredients needed to fit that amount. I use it all the time when cooking for just my wife and I. You might find similar recipes there. They have a huge selection of crock pot recipes. The pulled pork is amazing!

Guest's picture

... and I've found it helps if you google "crockette." There's lots of recipes that produce enough for two-three servings (which I find is enough for me).

Amanda Motohara's picture

I cooked the enchildas last night and they were so good!!!!!! My husband is Japanese and my inlaws tore it up!!!! No leftovers! Thank you for this easy and delicious recipe!!

Guest's picture

What does [pi] mean in the goulash recipe? I want to try it! :)

Lynn's picture

Should have caught this sooner. It's 1/2.

Izzy's picture

I tried the Hungarian Goulash last night using steak and it was superb. I added some spice to mine (Srirachi sauce), as well as some mushrooms, and served over rice. Excellent!

Marion's picture

:? I have a large crock pot and even the book that came with the crock pot has recipe for 1 pound of dry beans. If I use 2 pounds and double the seasonings, etc., would the cooking time vary?

Patti G.'s picture

:grin:
They were so good that we ate the whole thing in a couple of days! We always have leftovers and this one was a keeper. I'm going to try the flank steak tomorrow!

Patti G.'s picture

:grin:

This came out so good! I've now tried the Enchiladas, Flank steak and HUngarian Goulash and they've all been stellar recipes. I'm going to try the chicken next, Thank you!

Guest's picture

I'm single and I have a small 2 quart pot. Instead of cutting a recipe in half (it's tough to cut a can of something in half), I buy the complete set of ingredients and divide the recipe by half. If the dish comes out good, I use the other half of ingredients to make another batch and freeze....or, if I'm not happy, I modify or add to the original recipe to try on the second batch.

armando's picture

Here's one veggie 5 star recipe for you called Jamaican Bean Stew, the main ingredients are Sweet potato, coconut milk and kidney beans.
This adapts well so you can use other root veg like swede, regular potato, other beans, it's delicious.

I've done it to death and need some more ideas with or without fish but definitely vegetables and pulses.
ANY links or tips on and 5 star quality veggi or fish dishes are welcome.

Lyn's picture

Is 3 hours on low enough? What does "[product]" mean?

GrammyNa's picture

:grin: Everyone in my family loved this dish! A definite keeper in my recipe box!

Guest's picture

Another great, quick and easy way to get a recipe for a smaller crockpot is allrecipes.com. I use that website a lot when I don't have time to do all of the math to cut down a recipe. You can enter how many servings you wish to make and they do it for you. I have 3 crockpots, all different sizes. It's definitely another helpful recipe website. ;-)

Guest's picture

To the person complaining about no single person crockpot recipes.
I only cook for my partner and I and he isn't the biggest fan of left overs i.e. insists we save them never eats them....We use our 5 quart slow cooker as an excuse to have friends or family over, they bring appys, wine, or dessert and we have the main entree. Crockpots are not only great time savers but usually pretty nice on the budget and tastes amazing! Maybe you would feel less frustrated if you had someone to share your meals with.

Candra Evans's picture

Can blueberry filling be replaced with something else? Would apple work for this recipe?

Thank you!

Karen Beck's picture

:D I have a household of four and last month our gas oven went out, the broiler still works, but not the oven part doesn't. So with the tight economy right now, don't really have the money to replace or repair the oven right now, but luck me has two crock pots. So these recipes have really been a life saver. One crock pot for dinner and one for dessert. Tonight made lasagna and everyone thought it was better than the oven version, not all dried out. So thank you everyone for your wonderful crock pot recipes. :D

Louis's picture

I'm looking for turkey recipes, thanks for it. And other recipes also interest. I will try it all.

homemakermama's picture

I have a toddler and am currently pregnant, so I am looking for dinner ideas that save me time and make leftovers. Crockpots are genius!! The Italian Chicken and Hungarian Goulash look the best to me. Im looking forward to not cooking at the end of the day when im hungry and tired but rather just dishing it out and sitting down with my family :) Thanks for all the tips. Love the one about getting 5lb ground beef and cooking and freezing it to have ready to go.

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