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Crock Pot Cooking

Collection of crock pot recipesDon't overlook the slow cooker as being just as valuable a kitchen tool as your stove or oven. While it's long been recognized as an ideal way to cook roasts and stews, it can do so much more - and we'll show you how.

Our recipe collection will let you bake bread, fix breakfast, and even make a cake in your crock pot (in addition to all the tasty dinner and side dish recipes).

 

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featured crock pot recipe

Mexican Short Ribs

Short ribs are slow cooked with Mexican-style flavors.

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recent crock pot recipes

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    Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Ground chicken is cooked in the crock pot with spices and soy sauce and served in lettuce wraps with a tangy dipping sauce.

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  • Photo of Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Peppers

    A slow cooker version of stuffed peppers made with green bell peppers, ground beef, rice, onion, carrot, and topped with tomato soup.

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Chicken and Green Bean Bake
chicken and green bean bake

Boneless chicken is cooked with cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and topped with French fried onions.
Mexican Short Ribs
mexican short ribs

Short ribs are slow cooked with Mexican-style flavors.
Stuffed Peppers With Beef And Rice
stuffed peppers with beef and rice

Bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, onion, and rice and topped with spaghetti sauce in a crock pot.
Asian Spiced Chicken Wings
asian spiced chicken wings

Crock pot wings with delicious Asian flavors. The wings are broiled first to crisp up the skin, then they are slow cooked in a soy sauce mixture more...
Bacon Wrapped Dogs
bacon wrapped dogs

Hot dog pieces (or "lil' smokies") are wrapped in bacon, coated in brown sugar, and then slow cooked until the bacon caramelizes. The ultimate party more...
Chicken Tortilla Soup
chicken tortilla soup

This slow simmered tortilla soup isn't just delicious, it's also easy to make and forgiving if you want to adjust the ingredient quantities.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
asian chicken lettuce wraps

Ground chicken is cooked in the crock pot with spices and soy sauce and served in lettuce wraps with a tangy dipping sauce.

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Crockpot
Oven Or Stovetop High Temp
300F
Low Temp
200F
15-30 minutes1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours4 - 8 hours
35-45 minutes3 - 4 hours6 - 10 hours
50 minutes - 3 hours   4 - 6 hours8 - 16 hours

Cooking times will also vary by how full your crock pot is, how dense the ingredients are, and the temperature of the foods when you add them.

crock pot 101

1) A properly working crock pot uses as about as much electricity and resources as a light bulb - making it more economical than using your stove! It also won't heat up your kitchen in the summer months.

2) Place vegetables in the bottom of the crock pot and place meat on top. Fresh vegetables like carrots and potatoes take the longest to cook. Frozen vegetables may be placed on top of meat as they usually do not take as long.

3) Crock pot cooking times listed with the recipes are guidelines - actual cooking times may vary based on the brand of crock pot, size, amount of liquid or food, ingredient temperatures, etc. Certain brands cook at a much higher temperature than others. Get to know your crock pot so you can adjust times accordingly.

4) The crock pot should be filled 2/3rds full when cooking for best results. Scale recipes up or down to fit your size crock pot.

5) Make sure the lid fits snuggly. Crock pots create extra steam inside to keep foods moist. If the lid lets that steam out your food may dry out or even burn.

6) Do not put large pieces of frozen meat (such as whole chickens or roasts) in the crock pot. They will not heat evenly and dangerous bacteria can form in a short amount of time.

slow cooking advice and articles

The benefits of crock pot cooking

Sarah shares a little history of slow cooking and why it has become her go-to appliance in the kitchen.
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No Kitchen? Try the Slow Cooker

Pam shares tips on how handy a slow cooker can be when you don't have a traditional kitchen available to you.
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These New Crockpots Are Hot . . . Literally

Do you find that some recipes don't work as expected in your crock pot? This article tells you how crockpots have changed over the years and yours might be cooking too "hot".
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