Crockpot Recipes – My Favorite Crockpot Recipes

Crockpots are such a wonderful invention! At last, a way to come home from a long day at work only to find a hot cooked meal ready and waiting for us! Crockpots save us money as well as time, and in these difficult economic times, any way to save money while not sacrificing flavor is an A+ in my book. Below are 10 of my favorite crockpot recipes. I hope you enjoy them as well.16 BEAN SOUP
1 package 16 Bean Soup
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon crushed oregano
2 cans no-fat chicken stock
Additional water to cover
3 stalks celery chopped
3 carrots diced
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 pound turkey Italian sausage sliced
2 cans stewed (or diced) tomatoesCombine first 5 ingredients (liquid should cover mixture by 1″-2″) in Crock Pot Cook on high for 2 hours Add remaining ingredients and shift cooker to low and cook for additional 3 hours For more zing, add cayenne or crushed red pepper when adding second set of ingredients. Serve as complete meal or over rice. Freezes well.BAYOU GUMBO
* 3 tablespoons Pillsbury Best All Purpose Flour
* 3 tablespoons oil
* 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
* 2 cups frozen cut okra
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
* 1 (12-ounce) package frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed
* 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
* 3 cups waterIn small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until mixture turns reddish brown. Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4 quart Slow Cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice and water. Cover; cook on low setting for 7-9 hours. When ready to serve, cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, add shrimp to gumbo mixture in slow cooker/Crock Pot; mix well. Cover; cook on low setting for additional 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.CHEESE AND POTATO CASSEROLE
2 lb. pkg. frozen hash brown potatoes (partially thawed)
2 (10 oz.) cans cheddar cheese soup
1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 can French fried onion rings, divided
Salt and pepper to tasteCombine potatoes, soup, milk, and half the can of onion rings; pour into greased slow
cooker/Crock Pot and add salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or high for 4 hours. Sprinkle the rest of the onion rings of top before serving. Makes 6 servings.CHICKEN CHILI
2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, deboned, cut in 1/2″ chunks
Celery heart
1 med. onion
2 cans stewed tomatoes, sliced
16 oz. med. salsa or picante sauce
1 can chick peas (or 1 pkg. pkg.
white kidney beans)
6 oz. mushrooms
Olive oilBrown chicken in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Chop celery, onion and mushrooms. Combine all ingredients in large slow cooker/Crock Pot, stir and simmer on low heat for 6-8 hours. Serve with bread or taco chips. *If you like it spicy, use hot salsa or picante sauce.CHILI
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lg. onion
1 lg. green pepper
1 lg. jalapeno pepper
Chili powder to taste
Garlic salt to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Sugar to taste
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato puree
1 can kidney beans
2 cans chili hot beansBrown beef. Saute chopped onion and green pepper in grease. Mix beef, onion and green pepper. Add spices; let stand 1 hour. Add tomatoes, tomato puree, beans; cook in Crock Pot all day. Best if refrigerated and warmed the next day.CREAMY SPINACH DIP
* 8 ounces Cream cheese, cubed
* 5 ounces Frozen chopped spinach
* 2 tablespoons Pimento, diced
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon Garlic salt
* 1/4 cup Whipping ceram
* 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
* 2 teaspoons Onion, finely chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon ThymeCombine cream cheese and cream in Crock Pot. Cover and heat until cheese is melted, 30 to 60 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and heat 30 minutes. Serve with raw vegetables, crackers, or bread pieces.CROCKPOT BROCCOLI SOUP
4 c. water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1/4 c. chopped onion
2 c. diced potatoes
1 bag frozen, chopped broccoli
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2-1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubedMix water, bouillon cubes, onions, potatoes and broccoli in a crock pot. Cook on high until broccoli is thawed. Add cream of chicken soup and cheese, to taste, to mixture. Turn crock pot on low and cook for 2 hours.CROCKPOT CHEESY BACON DIP
2 pkgs (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
4 cups shredded Colby-Jack Cheese
1 cup half-and-half
2 T mustard
1 T chopped onion
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbledPlace cream cheese, Colby-Jack cheese, half-and-half, mustard, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper sauce in crock pot. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, on low 1 hour or until cheese melts. Stir in bacon; adjust seasonings. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.CROCKPOT CORN CHOWDER I
6 slices bacon, diced
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 c. diced peeled potatoes
2 pkgs. (10 oz each) frozen whole-kernel corn, broken apart
1 can (16 oz) cream-style corn
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. waterIn skillet, fry bacon until crisp; remove and reserve. Add onion and potatoes to bacon drippings and saute for about 5 minutes; drain well. Combine all ingredients in CP; stir well. Cover and cook on Low setting for 4 to 7 hours. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.