Life is busy and there is so much going on for many of us. Getting dinner on the table for our family is a huge struggle for many, but have you considered how slow cooker recipes can really take some of the stress out of dinner. Set it and forget it.
But, if you want to kick it up a notch, give slow cooker dinner dump recipes a try! Talk about easy- you just dump and go!
5 Freezer Meals Using Chicken Breasts
All of these are delicious and easy to make!
Is it Ok to Leave a Slow Cooker on for 12 Hours?
Yes. Here is what I would do.
You can cook your food on low for 10 hours and then move it to warm for any extra time you need.
The warm feature on the slow cooker will keep it at a food safe temperature while you get the rest of dinner prepared, etc.
What is a Dump Meal
Dump dinners implies that you toss it in the slow cooker and you’re done. Just let it cook and then dinner is ready! Dump cooking requires no babysitting and very minimal work to get it going.
Dump recipes also make for excellent freezer meal recipes since you’re dumping them into a bag.
Do Slow Cookers Use a lot of Electricity?
They do not. It is a very efficient way to cook your meals.
Can I Cook Ground Beef in the Slow Cooker?
You can! I have cooked it raw and I have browned the meat before adding it into the Crock Pot, depending on the recipe I am making.
What Are Some of the Dinners You Can Cook in the Crock Pot
Essentially, anything you cook in the oven or on the stove top, you can cook in a slow cooker.
These Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders are so simple to make with just a few ingredients including pork shoulder, bottle of root beer and barbecue sauce. Serve with a side of pickles and potato chips and you have a complete meal.
Want BBQ chicken but don’t want to heat up the grill? Dump it in the slow cooker! This Crockpot BBQ Chicken is just about as easy as it gets! You don’t have to use drumsticks, you can certainly use chicken thighs or breasts if you want.
This Four Bean Goulash can certainly be made in the Crockpot! Just brown the meat first on the stove and then dump the remaining ingredients in. I love the varieties of beans in this, especially the black beans!
The most amazingly tender recipe you’ll ever make is this Slow Cooker 40 Clove Garlic Chicken! When garlic is cooked, it becomes soft, creamy and slightly sweet and adds a delicious kick to this easy recipe.