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What Is Your Favorite Slow Cooker Recipe?

The cooler air is here, it is officially Fall in Wisconsin.  This exciting time of year of changing and falling leaves and holidays drawing near also marks the busiest time of year for me at work.  Often times I get home and don’t want to even think about what I’m making for dinner, I’d rather just have a bowl of cereal or a bagel and be done with it.  (Not the best healthy decision, I know.) In an effort to make healthier choices though, I really have been trying to plan out meals to eat during the week the best I can. I don’t like having a set schedule of things to eat on particular days, but I have been making an effort to get actual meals worth of foods at the grocery store on the weekend so that it makes the decision making process easier during the week.

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One kitchen tool that I don’t think I utilize enough is the slow cooker.  I actually really like the slow cooker that we have because it has three different sized pots that you can use with it so you can make different amounts of food depending on how many people you are feeding. (this one) I have tried a few different slow cooker recipes in the past, but there is really only one that I really liked (Chicken and Corn Enchilada Casserole) and the cooking time just doesn’t quite work out with the amount of time between when I leave in the morning and dinner time.

I want to start using my slow cooker more, and I need your help!! I would love for you to share your own recipes, or others recipes that you love, in the comments of this post.  Hopefully I’ll find some more that I love!  (I’ll be sure to review those that I try, too, of course!)  Thanks in advance!!

There is another opportunity for you recipe creators, too! Have you heard of Spark Recipes by Spark People?  Its a pretty great site that has many great recipes, and from what I’ve heard, a great cookbook as well! I recently was told about a recipe contest that Spark People is is holding and they want your best crock pot recipes, too!  I am not a recipe creator, so I will not be entering,  but I thought I would share this contest with you all because I know you are all more talented in the kitchen than I am. Plus, the prize is pretty awesome.  The grand prize for the winner is $5,000 for you AND $5,000 for your favorite local hunger-relief charity.  How awesome is that?!

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To enter, head over here, log in (or create a free account) and submit your recipe.  You don’t have to be a food blogger, or any kind of blogger, anyone can enter!  After you’ve submitted your recipe, share it on social media – the recipes with the most votes and activity on social media (likes, favorites, shares, etc.) will move on to the final judging.  I know some of you are awesome recipe creators, so I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

SO.  Who has a slow cooker recipe for me to try??
Leave a link to it in the comments and then go enter it in the Spark Recipes contest!!

14 Responses

  1. I love throwing pork shoulder (or chicken) in the slow cooker with some really good BBQ sauce or beer – pulled pork for the whole week! Or, I’ll just throw a bunch of veggies, beans, meat, or whatever I have on hand in with some spices and stock for a quick, easy, healthy soup.

    • That ham in cider gravy does sound pretty delicious. Spencer would love all three of these, thank you for sharing!!

  2. I really like Megan’s idea of BBQ sauce with beer along with a cut of meat, my husband would love that.

    I LOVE making slow cooker dishes. My favorite is chicken taco soup.
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-taco-soup/detail.aspx

    My next slow cooking adventure is a day where some friends and I get together and put together freezer-to-slow cooker meals. You prep the ingredients and put everything into gallon freezer bags.

    • Ooooh that chicken taco soup looks delicious!!

      Freezer-to-slow cooker meals would be so convenient! Maybe that is something I should look into doing, too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I found this online, but can’t remember where. I only remember the ingredients because I’ve made it so many times.

    4 frozen chicken breasts (I love it – no thawing!)
    1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
    1/2 cup soy sauce (i use low sodium – you should too, you’ll thank me)
    20 oz can pineapple
    red pepper flakes

    Put chicken in, cover with sauces and pour ONLY the pineapple juice out of the can and save the pineapple chunks for later (you’ll thank me again. they soak up the sauce and get too salty if you add them at the beginning). Add pepper flakes to taste (if at all). Cook on low 6-7 hours.

    What I changed when I made it (other than the pineapple bit and type of soy sauce) is that I’ll shred it with about 1 hour left to cook and that’s when I add the pineapple chunks to it. It’s amazing. We usually serve it over rice.

  4. I just made this last week (and am in the process of blogging about it). I made it on the stove top, but it’s originally a slow cooker recipe. Brian and I both loved it, it’s not spicy so you’d probably enjoy.
    http://www.thekitchn.com/slowcooker-recipe-curried-vege-67520

  5. Don’t forget the crockpot liners-easy clean.

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