Hamburger Hash – in the Crock Pot

No, this isn’t really a summer recipe, but it is nice to just throw something in the crock pot earlier in the day and know you will have a delicious dinner waiting for you when it’s time to eat with minimal effort on your part.

This quick and easy dinner makes for a good stick to your ribs, comfort winter time food but it was just as good on a cooler day this time of year!

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Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Last week one of the grocery stores I shop at had ribs on sale.  I got 2 decent size racks of ribs for around $10… the dilemma was how to cook them.  I thought I would cook them in the crock pot and then throw them on the grill for a few minutes to brown them up.

Both racks were eaten in one meal. The meat was so tender it was literally falling off the bone making grilling them a little interesting for Chris but they ended up well worth any aggravation!

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Crock Pot – Rotisserie Style Whole Chicken

As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, I try to plan/make dinner ahead of time on Thursdays because that is the day I usually have my out of town doctor’s appointment and all I want to do is nap when I get home lol!

Last night I decided to try cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot so it was ready at dinner with minimal effort on my part.  I had some leftover frozen mashed potatoes already so all I had to do at dinner time was cook some veggies and make a gravy with the drippings from the chicken!

Chris actually thought I had picked up a deli rotisserie chicken to have with dinner!

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Crock Pot Taco Casserole

Now, I call this a casserole but it really has more of a chili consistency than casserole but I’m still sticking with that name. As we talked about last summer with our Who says Crock Pots are only for Winter post, crock pot recipes are great for when you don’t feel like bbqing and it’s too hot to turn on the oven, while still getting a proper meal!

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Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

This recipe is a nice change from making Boston Baked Beans. It has 3 kinds of meat and dried bean mixture giving it lots of flavour… and the fact you can cook it in the crock pot is even better. I like to make crock pot meals on Thursdays when I have my weekly out of town Dr.’s appointments, that way when I come home I just have to pour everything in the crock pot and there is a delicious meal cooking while I nap!!

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Shepherd’s Pie (In the Crock Pot)

Let me start by saying that while I say “In the Crock Pot,” the shepherd’s pie is made the same as you would make it if cooking it in the oven but I throw everything in the crock pot and let it cook slowly so it comes out tasty and piping hot.

I made mine on Wednesday so that when I got back from my weekly Dr’s appointment, all I had to do was put the bowl back in the crock pot and turn it on and all my dinner prep work was done and I could nap lol!

My shepherd’s pie never comes out “pretty” when I serve it because Chris loves extra “gravy” in the meat layer and lots of creamed corn and mixed veggies in his!

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Crock Pot Recipe – Balsamic Roast Beef

Last night I thought I would try something different with the roast I was cooking.  Since “the boys” have loved anything I’ve made with balsamic vinegar so far I decided to add it to my roast beef and cook it in the crock pot. And it was quick to get started!

There was no “slicing” the meat, it damn near fell apart and from the way Chris was shoveling it in…. it was a success lol…. sorry Chris!

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