Crockpot meal recipes  

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sunday, Mar 2, 2008

Some are theses are duplicates

Ok I have a bunch for you all, so here goes! And here is a link to more


1 pound of chicken breasts with skin (remove skin if you are on a low-fat diet)
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I use lowfat version) + 2 cans milk (I use skim)
2-3 medium diced potatoes
salt and pepper

Dump it all in and cook it all day. When dishing it up, remove skin.

Potato chowder

I love potato soup. Husband says it is my Irish coming out. Got this recipe from a friend for potato chowder. Have changed it a bit for my tastes.

One package of box scalloped potatoes – can be cheesy, or whatever you like best.
One cup of diced ham. I like a bit more.
Four cups chicken broth.
One or two stalks of diced celery.
One diced onion – whatever size you like.
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups half and half
1/3 cup flour

Mix potatoes, sauce mix, ham, broth, celery, onion, pepper in crock pot. Cover and cook on low heat 7 hours. Mix half and half with the flour, gradually stir flour mixture into chowder until blended. Cover and cook on low one more hour stirring occasionally until thick.

I think this is too thick, so use the big can of chicken broth, maybe 42 ounces – not sure on that. And instead of half and half, I use regular milk, 2 % at our house.

Love it! usually fix muffins, or garlic bread, or some kind of bread with it, whatever suits your fancy and time that day.

Sloppy Joes

3 lbs ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup prepared mustard
4 TBS vinegar
4 TBS Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp chili powder
hamburger buns

Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic, drain.

Combine ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder in crock pot, stir in meat.

Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.

I get it ready the night before and refrigerate in the removable pot then just start it up in morning. I freeze half for another meal, freezes well. My kids love this, if this is in the crock pot they don't even beg to stop at McDonalds!!

Best Meatloaf You'll Ever Eat!

Take 2 pounds of hamburger (ground chuck keeps the fat down), put into a mixing bowl, and add 1/2 to 1 cup of Progresso Italian bread crumbs. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl, and sprinkle with app. 1 tsp. of oregano, 1 tsp. of thyme, and 1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce. If desired, add up to 1/4 cup red wine to make the mixture moist enough; otherwise, use water. Now the key ingredient: put in 1/2 pkg. of Pioneer Brown Gravy mix -- the kind that makes a 2-cup batch. If Pioneer isn't available where you live, use another brown gravy mix. Moosh it all together (the part my kids love to do), and pat it into a round, bowl shape -- basically the shape of the crockpot, less 1" on each side. Pat it firmly, so it doesn't fall apart.

Put into the crockpot. Now: take the other half of the gravy mix, put into another, small mixing bowl, and add 1 cup tap water, along with app. 1/2 tsp. of oregano & thyme each, and 1 tbsp. (plus or minus) of Worcestershire. You can add a splash if red wine to this, if so inclined. Mix it all up well, then pour over the meatloaf in the crockpot.

Cover it, set to High, cook about 4 hours (or 8 hours on low, if you're going out for the day).

Serve with rice (our choice), mashed potatoes, or whatever starch you guys love.


8 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 pound ground beef (or substitute w/ ground turkey)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
28-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup water
4-oz. can sliced mushrooms, optional
15 oz. low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Brown ground beef in skillet. Drain. Stir in Italian seasoning.

Break noodles into thirds. Place half in bottom of greased crockpot. Spread half of ground beef mixture over noodles in crockpot.

On top of beef, layer 1/2 of sauce, 1/2 of water, 1/2 of mushrooms (opt.), 1/2 of ricotta, and 1/2 of mozzarella cheese. Repeat all layers.

Cover. Cook for 5 hours on low.

Easiest Swiss Steak (crock pot recipe)

Cut up round steak into pieces about the size of a deck of cards and place in the crock pot. Then add a couple of cans of stewed tomatoes. Put on the lid, set on high and let it cook all day. The round steak is very tender and practically falls apart on your fork. If you wish, you can add some potatoes and let them cook all day as well. Great comfort food for a cold evening.

Stay In Bed Stew

My family loves this recipe. When my girls were in college, this was the dinner they asked for when they would come home for a visit. - from the Chicago suburbs

Serves 6

2-2 1/2 lbs stew meat (I buy a boneless chuck roast & cut it myself-much cheaper)
Medium onion, chopped
5 potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
1 pkg of carrots, peeled and sliced
Can of tomato soup
15 oz. can of green beans with juice
Salt & pepper to taste

Place all ingredient into Dutch oven.
Bake @ 300 for 3 hours.
or @ 250 for 4 hours.


1 lb round steak cut into serving sizes
1 large onion, sliced
1 large can sliced mushrooms
4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 15 oz. jar beef gravy
1/4 cup apple juice or red wine

Brown meat lightly on each side (not necessary but I like it this way). Combine beef gravy and apple juice (or wine) in small bowl. Place onion slices, mushrooms, and potatoes in crock pot. Add meat to crock pot. Pour gravy over meat. Cook on low approximately 7 hours or on high approximately 4 hours.

My oldest daughter is not a big fan of potatoes but she went back for seconds because she said the gravy was SO good! Instead of potatoes I'm sure this would be good served over rice or noodles.

Cola Roast

I make this every other week and have my husband boil some carrots and potatoes when he gets home from work (before I do).

1 small frozen roast (1.5 -3 pound beef round tip is what I normally use)
1 packet of onion soup mix (any variety you like)
1 small jar of sliced mushrooms, undrained
1 can cola (diet or regular, name brand or generic)

Place frozen roast in crockpot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix cola and onion soup mix until dissolved. Pour over roast, add mushrooms. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Be careful when you remove the roast - it is so tender it will fall apart! I mix the "juice" with a jar beef gravy and mash the boiled potatoes.


Hi Girls! I use this all the time, whether it's holiday time, pot luck time or just need to have something ready when I get home from work time! It's yummy, quick and I never get any complaints!

1 beef rump roast (size depends on how many you are feeding)
1-3 cans of Cream of Something Soup (Experiment with different flavors...Mushroom's my favorite. I use 2 cans for a 6 pound roast)
1 pkg. peeled baby carrots
2 large onions, quartered
6 peeled potatoes, halved
Any other root veggies you like

Place contents of 1 can of soup in the bottom of your crock pot. Place roast on top of soup and surround with veggies. Place contents of remaining cans of soup on top of meat and veggies. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set crock pot to low to cook all day (7-8 hours) or med/high for a shorter cooking time. The beautiful thing about this dish is it makes its own gravy!

Chicken Spaghetti

Hi FlyCrew, This is the easiest crockpot recipe ever. My family all loves it and no one can believe how easy it is.

Take 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts. Put them in your crockpot and add 1 large jar of spaghetti sauce. (Not the kind with meat in it). Let cook on slow all day till chicken is tender and pulls apart. Cook pasta and serve over. Add a salad and rolls and you have a complete meal. Unbelievably good.

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken

4-6 chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
2 cans of condensed cr of ckn soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1/4 tsp salt, pepper, & garlic powder each

Throw all in crockpot on Low 6-8 hours. Serve on bed of rice or noodles.

Roast Apple Chicken

Chicken: Put a whole chicken, fresh in the crockpot - put an apple or onion in the cavity. Low 8-10 hours. Done. That means you come in from work and your house smells like roast chicken. Make a veggie and rice and you're all set for dinner.

Slow Cooker Apples

Here is a simple little crock pot idea for holiday meals. I simply peel and slice some apples (our favorites are Fuji). I have one of the apple cutters that cuts out the core and cuts the rest of the apple into 6 or 8 slices, but whatever works is fine. I fill the crockpot with apples, add some water (1/2 cup is plenty) and cook on low overnight, or all day. We had a huge family gathering this weekend, and my mother-in-law is on a sugar-free diet so I made the apples especially for her. When I make them for my dad, I add some sugar and red hot cinnamon candies.

Crock Pot Candy - From Flora M's kitchen

When you've had a taste of this delectable confection you won't believe how simple it is. You'll be amazed how it always comes out & never fails.

1 - One pound jar of Planters Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
1 - One pound jar of Planters Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts
1 - 12 oz. Pack Nestles Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 - 12 oz. Pack Nestles White Chocolate Chips
1 - One pound pack of Vanilla Bark (find with Chocolate Chips aisle).

Directions: Pour peanuts into large Crock-pot; add chips and chocolate bark. Cover and turn on low setting. Now, go polish your car, or read a book. Come back in an hour or so. Stir with a large spoon; coating all the peanuts. Spoon onto waxed paper - whatever size is appropriate for you and let harden.

Keep crock-pot on until all candy has been spooned out - no big rush. This is a generous recipe and you will have a gracious plenty. Keeps fresh in plastic bag or container, but don't expect it to last very long because each morsel is filled with a wonderful taste of chocolate and is chocked full of peanuts. Enjoy!

Cowboy-Crock Pot

3 medium potatoes, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
2 T dry rice
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 lb. Ground beef, browned and drained
1 1/2-2 C. tomato juice* as needed to keep dish from getting too dry

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on Low 6-8 hours.
* lg can tomato sauce (15 oz) can be substituted

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