I don’t know about you but when summer hits, that is when I love using my slow cooker the most. Especially since it can get really hot in Florida. I hope that you enjoy these easy slow cooker meals. Feel free to comment below with your favorite slow cooker meals.
Meal #1 Beef Stew
Now I love me a good beef stew. And it is super easy to make too.
1 family size of stew meat
6 large potatoes peeled, halved and then quartered
1 lb carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 in slices
1 carton beef broth or bone stock
1 bag frozen peas
1 small can of tomato sauce
Put everything into the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Serve with crackers, in a bread bowl, or your favorite side dish.
Meal #2 Pot Roast
2-4 lb pork or beef roast
6 large potatoes halved and quartered
1 lb baby carrots
2 c beef broth
Put roast fat side down into crock pot and put in carrots and potatoes. Add in broth and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Meal #3 Steak and Potatoes
This is one of my favorite ways to make a good steak and potato dish.
Steak of your choosing
Baking Potatoes (as many as you would need to feed your family)
2 tbsp oil
Wash potatoes and dry. Take a plate and add the oil onto it. Roll the potatoes in oil and then salt the potatoes. Place in the bottom of the crock pot.
Take the tin foil and create a pocket. Add in the steak, A-1 sauce, butter, and Worcestershire sauce. Close up the pocket and place on top of the potatoes. Cook on high for 6 hours. You can cook this on low but if you do, it is better to do it overnight where you can just heat the food up in the oven. Serve with your favorite sides.
Meal #4 Chicken
This one is pretty simple. All you need is your choice of chicken, bone stock or broth, and your seasonings of choice. Season the chicken as you desire and place in the crock pot. Please note that if you are using chicken with the skin on it, so not use a lot of stock or broth. You can cook the chicken on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. As always, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is truly done. Pair with your favorite side dishes.
Meal #5 Chili
I think that everyone loves a good chili. You can make this anyway that you want and substitute any of the ingredients you would like.
2 lbs 93/7 ground beef browned
1 large can Bush’s Chili beans
1 large can tomato sauce
1 c water
Place everything into the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. If chili is too runny for your liking, you can take 2 tbsp of corn starch and mix with a spoon with some of the juice from the chili to thicken up the chili. Please note to add the corn starch mixture a little bit at a time as it will thicken as it cools.