4 crock pot recipes I loved to cook this summer

Summer is a wonderful time to cook using a Crock-pot. Even though its hot outside, you still have to eat food don’t you? You can order food every now and then, but it can be quite expensive if you have to do it every day. That’s why I have put together this list of some of the easiest Crockpot recipes out there today. All of these recipes are easy to make and taste quite nice

1. Barbecued Chicken & Vegetables

Ingredients 

2.5 lbs. chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)

1 cup barbecue sauce

1/2 cup water

4 potatoes (unpeeled and cut in eighths)

8 carrots (split in two)

Directions 

You first layer he carrots and potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot. Then place the chicken on top. Pour water over these ingredients and then spread the sauce over the chicken using a brush. Cover the Crockpot and cook it for around eight hours on the low setting or until the chicken and the vegetables are tender.

2. Swiss Steak

Ingredients

2 lbs. steak (3/4 inches thick)

15 oz. tomato sauce

1 celery stalk (sliced)

1 carrot (chopped)

1 onion (sliced)

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 cup flour

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions 

Take a medium bowl and combine the salt, flour and pepper. Cut the steak into serving sized pieces. Add the steaks into the flour mixture one at a time. At the bottom of the crockpot, add the onions, sauce, meat, carrots, Worcestershire sauce and celery. Then cover it and cook for ten hours on low. My husband called Swiss steak the best crock pot recipe he ever came across, and that means something, trust me.

3. Cheese Ravioli & Sausages

Ingredients 

1 lb. of Italian sausage (browned and drained)

9 oz. cheese ravioli

28 oz. spaghetti sauce

14 oz. tomatoes (diced and drained)

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Directions 

You need to first mix the sausage with the tomatoes and the spaghetti sauce in the Crockpot. Then cover the Crockpot and cook it on low for seven hours. Then you need to mix in the ravioli and cover it and cook for another thirty minutes. Then you have to turn off the cooker and top the food with the cheese and replace the cover. Let it be for another 5 or 10 minutes until the cheese melts and it’s ready to eat.

4. Country Pork Ribs

Ingredients 

5 lbs. pork ribs

2 cans of tomatoes (diced)

1 onion (chopped)

1 green pepper (chopped)

2 celery stalks (sliced)

1/2 cup of red wine

1/2 cup of water

1 tsp chicken or beef bouillon granules

3 tsp olive oil

Garlic salt, salt & pepper to taste

Directions 

You first need to heat the oil in a skillet. Then you take the ribs and rub them with the garlic salt, the salt and the pepper. Add the ribs into the skillet and cook it on high until it is lightly browned on either side. Add the ribs and all the other ingredients into a Crockpot cover it and cook it for around eight to ten hours on low.

 

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Florrie's Lane

After many, many weeks of first trimester sickness, lack of sleep, tiredness and just plain feeling bad I need to get our menu planning back on track, the slow cooker is my best friend in the kitchen at the moment, I have so much to get done in the house and I’m always so tired in the evening, the slow cooker really is my savior! With a big, big shop on the horizon, I need to get slow cooker friendly meals lined up and ready to go for the next week… Pregnancy has made my brain like mush, I can’t even think of one thing I regularly cook apart from white turkey chili, so I need to have a refresher cooking course and quickly!

This past week has been using up what we have in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry, all thrown into the slow cooker, I have had some…

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Leftover Carnita Pork

These “leftovers” are like my main dish lol😛 great stuff!

2kousins

So now you made that big crock-pot of delicious and savory pork from the Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas – what do you do with all of the leftovers? You make quesadillas! I love using my leftovers in a slightly different manor so that I do not feel like I am having the same meal over again.  Quesadillas are the perfect format for that – you can add whatever ingredients you have on hand, as long as you have plenty of cheese!

My favorite combination of vegetables is mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes.  What do you want on your pizza? Mushroom, spinach and tomatoes.  What do you want in your wrap? Mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes.  What are you adding to your quesadilla? Mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes – and lots of cheese!

So I simply put a single tortilla in a pre-heated skillet with a dab of melted butter.  Top with the leftover…

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Slow cooker apple butter

Great apple butter recipe.

The Preservists

They say nothing is more valuable than time, which is why that is the special ingredient in apple butter. To reduce apples down into a thick, tempting, caramel-coloured paste takes a lot of that valuable time – think 10+ hours. Trust us, this is a time investment that pays off deliciously.

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To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 6 pounds apples (about 16 medium)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 4 cups water
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • .5 teaspoon cloves
  • .5 teaspoon allspice
  • .5 teaspoon aniseed

Start by prepping your apples (we used Gala) to be pureed by peeling, coring and quartering them. Take the time – today’s keyword – to remove every seed, piece of core and leftover peel you can while cutting the apples down into quarters. Put the apple pieces in a large pan, cover with the apple cider and the water and bring to a boil…

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