Sometimes a cook just wants to take things slow. With a slow cooker, also called a Crock Pot, you can avoid that last minute rush to prepare dinner. A crock pot is the secret weapon of any busy working adult. You won’t have to slave over a stove, and you definitely won’t have to clean a sink full of dishes and pots to prepare a belly rubbing meal. Here are some delightful meals that are the perfect complement to your handy slow cooker.
Baked Potatoes With Broccoli and Cheddar Sauce
You can make a crock pot version of baked potatoes. You’ll have to wash and wrap them in foil before you put them in the pot. Go about your other activities and when you’re ready to eat you’ll have perfectly baked crock pot potatoes. Cook your cheese sauce and broccoli on the stove top for a tasty dinner.
Crock Pot Lasagna
Assemble your lasagna the night before and plug the pot in before you head out to work. Six to eight hours later, you’ll have great tasting lasagna that’s a lot better than the frozen store bought ones.
With Superbowl on the way, this is dip will help you score with friends and family. Set up the pot while you run out to stock up on your Superbowl Sunday foods and drinks.
Brisket in Onion Gravy
Cook the brisket with beef broth and onions until you have wonderfully thick gravy to serve over hot mashed potatoes. Serve carrots and green beans on the side.
What do you get when you add a side of pork, beer, paprika, and onions in your crockpot? Pulled pork and a very grateful family. Set up the pot and it run on the high setting for 6 hours. Add a can of barbeque sauce to the mix 30 minutes before you serve.
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Turkey, white beans, pumpkin all go together to make a low fat, tasty meal that everyone will love.
No-Stir Crock Pot Risotto
Risotto is not the easiest of meals to cook. Take a lot of the guess work out of cooking risotto by making it in your crock pot. It comes out perfect every single time.
Beef Pot Roast
Slow cooking is one of the best ways to get the most succulent pull-apart beef pot roast. The longer it cooks over the slow heat, the tenderer it becomes.
Hawaiian Meat Ball
Look up a recipe for Hawaiian meat balls for a slow cooker. They are easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser. All it takes is twenty minutes to set up in the pot and about 2 hours to simmer. Definitely something you have to try.
Rocky Road Chocolate Cake
Crock pots are not just for cooking up the main meals. There are a lot of desserts that you can slow cook. Rocky Road Chocolate Cake happens to be one of them.
Anthony Picasse attended culinary school in Paris and devotes his time cooking at their family owned restaurant. He likes trying out new recipes and shares cooking tips to those who ask. At home he cooks his favorite beef stroganoff and enjoys it with a glass of wine to relax after a busy day at the restaurant.