I love Slow Cooker Recipes and have often wondered what it would be like to have a personal chef. How wonderful it would be to come home from a long day of playing taxi and cheerleader to my kids and walk in the door to a yummy smelling cooked dinner! It has never happened, but I dream about it often.
Then the other day IT DID HAPPEN!! Not exactly like in my dreams, but close enough:-) You see, I knew we had a long evening of practice, meetings etc., so I planned ahead and put some brisket in the slow cooker. I was gone all day and forgot about it. When I opened the door, exhausted and frankly thinking it was a cereal kind of night, the smell of tender, juicy, spicy goodness hit me. Dinner was on the table in less then 10 minutes. I have to tell you it was such a great feeling!
I have found over 60 fantastic slow cooker recipes that can help us all have evenings just like this any night of the week. You will not regret planning ahead with these recipes when meal time comes around and your feet are tired and your brain is no longer working.
Let’s get cooking and leave the stress for other things like stepping on Legos and making sure we sign the kid’s homework agenda!
Slow Cooker Beef Recipes
If it were up to my husband, we would have beef every night. He just loves it and it does not matter how it is cooked. Nothing is better then tender beef with soft veggies and a rich gravy to top it off. I also love it as a filler for tortillas and buns. Anyway you shred it, slice it, and serve it we all enjoy it!
Slow Cooker Chicken and Pork Recipes
To balance all the beef eating at my house I throw in some chicken and pork a few times a week. Paired with just about anything from veggies to fruit these two meats are fantastic and easy to cook. You can also use leftovers on a salad for a great to-go lunch.
Slow Cooker Veggie Recipes
One night a week I try to go meatless. It is just a good time to make sure we get our veggies in. We love vegetables in our house, but there are a few of them that are just better when you add them to a soup or on top of a pasta. Try veggie night in your house and see how you like it!