Believe it or not, there are quite a few excellent crockpot recipes that use three ingredients or less. There are two tricks to these recipes. One is to use the best quality ingredients that you can find, as each is very important to the final result. The second it to use ingredients that are what home economists call 'enhanced products'; like tomatoes with chilies and garlic, frozen marinated meats, or frozen vegetable combinations.
Keep the ingredients for these recipes on hand in your pantry and freezer and you will not have to resort to delivered pizza or fast food drive-through meals - unless you want to! And read Crockpot 101 to learn all the tips and tricks about working with this wonderful appliance.
You can, of course, add more ingredients to these recipes if you'd like. Add your favorite veggies, add another type of cheese, or add more seasonings. One of the nicest things about crockpot recipes is that they are very tolerant - you can play around with them and they will still turn out.
These easy appetizers cook while you relax in the hammock or prepare the rest of the meal. They're great for company.
Most of these recipes make the most fabulous sauces. You can thicken the sauces if you wish by combining a spoonful of cornstarch with a little water, then stirring this mixture into the crockpot 15-20 minutes before serving.
Think about serving these recipes with couscous, hot cooked rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes to get every last bit of sauce.
- All in the Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Beach Boy's Pot Roast
- Three Ingredient Crockpot Turkey
- Saucy Beef
- Easiest Pork Chops
- Savory Short Ribs
- Tex Mex Turkey Loaf
- Mexican Crockpot Pork
- Fake Chicken Cordon Bleu
- Cheesy Crockpot Chicken
- Sweet BBQ Ribs
- Italian Chicken and Potatoes
- Turkey Breast Dijon
Serve these sandwich fillings in tortillas or soft pita breads for wraps, on crusty french rolls, or hoagie or hamburger buns.
- Crockpot Pork in a Bun
- Crockpot Sloppy Joes
- Turkey Teriyaki Sandwiches
- Chicken for Tacos (use in Spicy Chicken Tacos)
- French Dip Sandwiches
- BBQ Beef Sandwiches
For a super easy dinner, cook one or two of these side dish recipes in a couple of crockpots, then grill steak or chicken to serve with them. Yum.
- Salt Baked Potatoes
- Crockpot Caramelized Onions
- Crockpot Glazed Carrots
- Rice Pilaf
- Peachy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes