(Closed) Spinoff! Show your "cheating" crock pot recipes!!

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love crockpot cooking!  Here’s one of my husband’s favorites–crockpot ropa vieja (I originally got it from paleomg.com, but that site won’t open for me right now and this one is pretty similar):

3 lbs of chuck roast, trim off excess fat
2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce
2 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoon dried oregano
4 or more garlic cloves, peeled and minced (the more the merrier)
salt and pepper, to taste


Place the cut up onions and peppers on bottom of crockpot.

  1. Lay the meat on top of the onions and peppers.
  2. Add all your dry spices and minced garlic on the meat and rub it into the meat if you wish.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
  4. Place on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 6-7 hours

Post # 6
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love this idea, I need more recipes!!!

My favorite recipe is probably taking chicken and sausage and making a homemade pasta sauce and throwing it all in the crockpot with lots of veggies.  I also love a good crockpot chili!

Post # 7
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Brideonabudgetlauren:  It’s super yummy, I found the recipe with another recipe for cauliflower rice, but growing up in a Persian household with real rice…the cauliflower version just didn’t do it for me.  On the side of this, I like having some regular rice or couscous and some steamed cauliflowers. 

But yeah, super easy and tasty!

Post # 8
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

this is one of our favorite meals. it’s so easy and delicous and most of the ingredients are things everyone always has onhand.

honey sauced chicken:

3/4 pound chicken (of your choice)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion flakes)
1/8 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken.
Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours.
Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.
To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal:
Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8×8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
Serves 2.
we usually serve this over jasmin rice and have broccoli on the side. so yummy!

Post # 9
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I make an awesome Italian sandwich and its really easy.

1lb chuck roast

1 can sliced pepperoncinis

Dash of basil, oregano, parsley

Put the chuck roast in first, then dump the whole jar, liquid too, of pepperoncinis on top, then add all of the seasonings. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Then I put the meat on a roll and top with provlone cheese.


Post # 10
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013



Post # 11
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Mine is super simple. 4 frozen chicken beasts and a jar of salsa. Shred chicken after about 6 hours. So juicy and perfect for tacos. I love slow cookers!

Post # 13
787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

its at home ill have to add later  🙂 but need to coment to follow

Post # 14
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


Post # 15
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


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