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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 Beef Steak

Great flavors come together in this crock pot dinner made with round steak, garlic powder, chili powder, mustard, onion, tomatoes, and kidney beans - all served over rice.

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Italian Chicken & Potatoes
italian chicken & potatoes

Skinless chicken breast halves are cooked on top of potato wedges and topped with Italian salad dressing and parmesan cheese.
Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti
italian sausage pasta sauce with spaghetti

Made with Italian sausage, onions, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and herbs and seasonings. The slow cooker allows the flavors to develop into a more...
Christmas Wassail
christmas wassail

A citrus wassail with light spice flavors. It's made with apple cider, pineapple juice, orange juice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
Pork Chops And Rice
pork chops and rice

A creamy one-dish crock pot meal made with pork chops, rice, onion soup mix, and cream of mushroom soup.
Mexican Short Ribs
mexican short ribs

Short ribs are slow cooked with Mexican-style flavors.
Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole
unstuffed cabbage casserole

Love cabbage rolls? Try this unstuffed version made by combining the ingredients in the crock pot. Same flavors, less work!
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
spinach and artichoke dip

A great take on traditional spinach-artichoke dips without using any soup mixes. The fresh spinach adds more flavor than using the frozen kind, but more...
Three Envelope Roast
three envelope roast

The famous crock pot roast recipe that uses just three seasoning ingredients for the most delicious roast you'll ever have.

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Oven Or Stovetop High Temp
Low Temp
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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