Quest for Crockpot Recipes

July 23, 2012Katie

I am on a quest to find great crockpot recipes on account of….

#1  It would be nice to have a hot meal ready when you get home from work.

#2  It’s insanely hot here.

I’m serious!  It’s so hot here, you can’t hold onto the steering wheel after you park your car outside for more than 10 minutes and don’t even attempt to wear shorts and get in a car with leather seats! OUCH!

Temperatures are pushing 100+ degrees right now and having the oven on is just yukky.

If you have a favorite crockpot recipe, I’d love for you to share it in the comments below!  Healthy and non-creamed soups ones would be especially appreciated!


  • Vivette Pullum Ashen-Brenner

    July 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Calico Beans Brown 1/4 lb bacon cut up 1 lb lean ground beef 1 medium onion chopped Combine with 1 large can pork and beans 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 can butter beans, drained (original recipes called for can of lima beans but my family hates lima beans) Add 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup catsup 2 TBSP vinegar 1/2 tsp salt Cook on low. I use crock pot liners because sauce will carmelize on sides and can be hard to clean. Original recipes from Our Favorite Recipes, Willing Workers Society, Ellsworth County, Kansas , 1981
    1. DishinandDishes

      July 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Vivette - I know my family would love this! Thank you!
  • Vivette Pullum Ashen-Brenner

    July 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Forgot to say that we are currently at 27 days of 100+, today is predicted 106. I feel your pain!
  • Deena

    July 24, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I made this pulled pork the other night and my husband ate several...(4!!!) burgers. Pretty delish! 2.5 lb boneless pork loin roast (center cut, trimmed of all fat) 2 tsp red wine vinegar 2 tsp Hickory liquid smoke 1 tsp garlic powder (I used 2 fresh garlic cloves) 1 tsp sea salt 1 cup favorite BBQ Sauce 1 cup chopped onion 1 chopped green pepper Put all ingredients in crockpot on low 6 to 8 hours. When Pork is done take out and shred then return to crockpot for 30 more minutes to warm.
    1. DishinandDishes

      July 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Deena - this sounds YUMMY! Thank you and can't wait to try it!
  • Debra

    July 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This is the only crockpot recipe I have????? I think I need to bust it out b/c that is a great idea for not heating up the kitchen (and having dinner ready when you get home).
    1. DishinandDishes

      July 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Debra! Running over to look at it right now!
  • Debra

    July 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    My bad. I actually reread this recipe. I guess this wasn't a crockpot recipe BUT it could easily be adapted. If you are getting local okra though, this is a great one: And, you can stock your freezer for winter (and easy meals when you get home).
  • Marc Tabyanan

    July 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Creamy Italian Chicken --- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 4 oz. can mushrooms White rice OR wide egg noodles, cooked --- Trim chicken breasts of all visible fat and skin. Place in slow cooker. Combine salad dressing mix with 1/4 C water, and pour over chicken. Cover and cook chicken on low for about 7 hours. In a saucepan, combine cream cheese and soup. Whisk over low heat until well blended and warned through (do not boil). Stir in mushrooms. Pour over chicken. Increase heat in slow cooker to high, and cook 1 more hour. Serve over rice or egg noodles. You can also double up the soup/cream cheese for more sauce on your noodles.
    1. DishinandDishes

      July 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Marc - okay well you won me over on this one! I think i have to try it now!
  • Marc Tabyanan

    July 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Oops. I just saw you were looking for non-creamed recipes. We use low-fat cream cheese, so it is kinda healthy, though!
  • John

    July 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Rice & Beef a la Espanola Makes 6 servings From Chinese to Indian cuisine, the crockpot is the ultimate resource in preparing gourmet ethnic dishes from around the globe. For a dish that's completely out of this world, give this rice and beans dish a spin. Ingredients • • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef, browned and drained • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1 green pepper, chopped • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can of tomatoes • 1 (16 oz.) can of tomato sauce • 3/4 cup of water • 2 tsp. chili powder • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce • 1 1/2 tsp. salt • 3/4 cup of rice, raw Methods/steps Stir all ingredients together. Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours (High for 3 hours, then switch to low for the remaining time). Additional Tips Ready in 9 hours ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beef Tips Cooking Method Crockpot Makes 4 Servings There's nothing like a mouthwatering meal of easy beef tips for dinner. With just five ingredients, it's a quick fix for a starving family. Tip the dinner menu in your favor. Ingredients • • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
 • 1 cup 7-Up or Sprite
 • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
 • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
 • 2 lbs. lean chuck roast Methods/steps Place beef in crockpot. Pour mushroom soup over meat and top with onion soup mix. Add 7-Up and mushrooms. Stir well. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Serve over buttered noodles for best results. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Coca Cola Roast The coca cola in this roast is a beef tenderizer and you can taste the coca cola in the juices. The juices can be made into gravy or spooned over mashed potatoes as is. I LOVE my crockpot!! Shared by ljsham, 
New Port Richey, FL Ingredients • 3-4 lbs. beef roast • 1/2 pkg. dry onion soup mix • 1 can cream of mushroom soup • 1 can Coca Cola Classic (NOT Diet) Directions Mix dry onion soup mix with mushroom soup. Put roast in crockpot. Cover roast with soup mixture. Pour can of coca cola over beef. Put lid on crockpot and cook 8-10 hours on low.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Slow-Cooked Potatoes & Hamburger Makes 4 servings It's "everything but the kitchen sink" stew. With potatoes and ground beef as the staples, feel free to add carrots, celery, corn, onions or any other vegetables to this dish. You will love every spoonful. Ingredients • • 1 1/2 lb. hamburger • 1 large clove of garlic • 1/4 tsp. pepper • 1/2 tsp. thyme • 6 medium potatoes • 2 large onions • 1 can cream of mushroom soup • 1/2 cup of water Methods/steps Cook beef and garlic in skillet until lightly browned. Stir in pepper and thyme. Peel and slice potatoes and onions. Put 1/2 potatoes and onions into buttered crock pot. Add browned beef and top with remaining potatoes and onions. Mix mushroom soup with water and spread over top of contents. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crock Pot Peach Cobbler Let the smell of cinnamon and brown sugar peaches fill your home as these slow cook. Ingredients • 3/4 C. all-purpose baking mix such as Bisquick 1/3 C. granulated sugar • 1/2 C. packed brown sugar • 1/2 can evaporated milk • 2 tsp. margarine or butter, melted • 2 large eggs • 3 large ripe peaches, mashed • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon • Directions Lightly grease crock pot or spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and baking mix. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir. Pour in margarine and milk and stir. Mix in peaches and cinnamon, until well mixed. Pour into crock pot. Cover and cook on low for six to eight hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve warm. Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.
    1. DishinandDishes

      July 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      John - woohoo! Jackpot! Thank you! Love the idea of cobbler in a crockpot!
  • Suzie

    August 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I am still looking for slow cooker. The last two I have purchased boils everything. They are rival brand. any suggestions?

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