Do you have any good tested slow cooker recipes?

I’ve invested in several crockpot cookbooks, but it seems there are only a few slow cooker recipes out of each one that are any good. So now I’m looking for road-tested, tried and true family-approved recipes, and would appreciate your help.

Please include ingredients, instructions, and where you first came across this recipe. (Or whether it is your own creation.)


  1. Shredded Beef Tacos

    -Throw one taco seasonings packet, two tablespoons of either sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, and one small can of diced green chiles into crock pot.
    -add one 2.5’ish pound London Broil. (cut of beef)
    -spoon chile mixture over beef.
    -cook until the meat falls apart easily with a fork (about 8-10 hours).
    -Take beef out, spend about 30 seconds ‘shredding’ it with a fork or two.

    Serve with taco shells or tortillas, sour cream, package of grated cheese, chopped lettuce, salsa, whatever you like!

    I got it from a friend…. it is soooo YUMMY

    Crock pot Spanish Rice & Beef

    1 pound lean ground beef
    2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes w/ green chilies
    1 cup raw rice (NOT fast cooking)
    ½ c chopped green bell pepper
    1 envelope of taco seasoning
    Brown beef with chopped onion; drain.
    Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours.

    I got the original recipe from a Food Lion email but tweaked it and made it my own

  2. Smokefaninla says:

    I make a pretty good "pulled Pork" recipe in my slow cooker…its a fun, easy meal.
    can’t recall where I got it but probably

    3 lb pork roast
    1 can of french onion soup
    1 cup Ketchup
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

    combine all ingredients, put pork in slow cooker, pour mixture over the pork…cook until tender and meat falls apart.
    pull the pork apart using two forks…serve on hamburger buns.

    i’ve found that I don’t really like the flavor of the mixture after its all cooked, so I pull all the meat out and put in a different BBQ sauce. also…last time i made it I didn’t have the vinegar and it still came out great!!!

  3. fed up woman says:

    To be honest with you, I only get my slow cooker out when I know I won’t have enough time to cook a proper meal. I use sauces in a jar and whatever meat I have, one of my family favourites is a sausage casserole make with Knorr’s Sausage Tonight Ranch BBQ sauce. Also a jar of any Patak’s curry sauces and already cubed meat it’s even faster and they always work.

    My husband loves the rice pudding I make in the slow cooker too, just use your normal recipe, throw it all together in the slow cooker and forget about it, lol

  4. alamahara says:

    My mom has made this for us kids for years and now I make it for me and my daughter. I really have no idea where she got the recipe…probably the back of a Campbell’s soup can or something. hehe

    This is so simple its a shame…

    One chuck roast of your choice
    1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix
    1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup

    Set your crock pot on low. Mix soup mix and mushroom soup in a bowl. Spread over the top of your roast and let it cook from morning till dinner time.

    The bonus to this recipe is both soups plus the juices from the roast make a pretty tasty mushroom and onion gravy which you can serve along side with your favorite style of potato.

  5. brandiebrownstein says:

    I love beef and noodles from the slow cooker. I place a beef or venison roast in the crock pot and fill with water…just to cover the meat. I then add several beef cubes and garlic salt and kosher salt and pepper to taste. I then let sit all day on high. About a half hour before it is time to eat I add a package of egg noodles. My family loves this! I serve it with biscuits or crescent rolls! yummo! Also if you check out you will find tons of pre- mixed items good for crockpot cooking! All have been tested!

    3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
    1 jar spaghetti sauce
    1 sm. can sliced olives
    1 sm. onion, chopped
    2 each celery stock, sliced
    1 c. mushrooms, slices
    1 c. carrots (optional) or any vegetable desired
    1 pkg. macaroni (shells, elbow, etc.)
    Cut chicken in bite size pieces. In crock pot, combine chicken, spaghetti sauce, olives, onion, celery, mushrooms and carrots. Cook on low 6 to 7 hours or high 3 to 4 hours. Cook macaroni. Place macaroni in bowl, spoon Chicken Cacciatore over. Great with french bread and a salad.

  7. Believe it or not, the best crock pot recipe I’ve ever used I got from an author. Her name is Karin Slaughter and she writes murder/forensic mysteries based in the south. It is for a pot roast called Coke Roast. The night before needed, heavily salt and pepper an English roast and place in a large bowl. Cover with a 2-liter of Coca-Cola and refrigerate overnight. The next day, place in a crock pot and cover with beef broth. Cook on high for 3 hours, then turn down to low for minimum of 3 hours or as much as 6 hours. It is the most tender, moist roast I’ve ever had! I do hope you try it!

  8. My Family loves this. Its perfect for cool fall days
    Beef Bourguignon
    1 1/2 cup red wine dry
    3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
    2 tablespoons onion dry, minced
    1 teaspoon thyme leaves
    1 tablespoon parsley flakes
    1 each bay leaf
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    4 pounds stewing beef stew beef, cut in 1 inch cubes
    1/3 cup flour, all-purpose
    1 teaspoon salt
    8 each bacon slices, diced
    24 each onions small, white
    2 each garlic cloves, minced
    1 pound mushrooms quartered

    Thoroughly combine first 7 ingredients; add beef and marinate 3 hours at room temperature, or overnight in refrigerator. Drain meat reserving 1 cup of marinade. Place meat in removable liner; sprinkle with flour and salt and toss to coat meat. Fry bacon; fry onions in bacon fat until slightly brown, add garlic and fry for 30 seconds; remove onions, garlic and bacon with slotted spoon and add to meat in liner. Saute mushrooms in remaining bacon fat (add butter if needed). Remove mushrooms with slotted spoon and add to meat-onion mixture. Pour reserved 1 cup of marinade over all. Place liner in base. Cover and cook on auto 6-7 hours; or low 8-10 hours; or high 4-5 hours.

  9. I like to make slow cooker chili: my igredients are:

    1lb of ground turkey cooked till no longer pinke

    2 cans each of red and lt red kidney beans drained

    1can of hot chili beans drained

    1 bottle of v-8 veggie juice

    and 1 can of fired roasted tomatos and 1 green and red pepper chopped up and 1 medium red onion chopped up…

    salt and pepper and chili powder… mixed with the turkey…

    directions: dump in all the ingredients and cook on low for 6-8 hours and it will be done and good. u can spicy it up as spicy as u want but my family doesnt like spicy foods so i dont make it toooooo spicy for them …

    this recipe my mom gave me and i added my own special flair with turkey hamburger and chili beans and it comes out good and she likes it…

  10. chefgrille says:

    Our favorite is corned beef brisket.

    Put the corned beef brisket in the crockpot and sprinkle the seasoning packet in. Add a quarted red onion, a couple quartered potatoes, a lot of minced garlic, maybe some celery and/or baby carrots if you have them, a few bay leaves, a light beer, and about 4-5 cups of water.

    Cook on low for 8 hours if you’re going to be busy or gone, or high for 4-6 hours to get it done quicker.

    It’s so tender it just falls apart. Mmmm.

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