Slow Cooker Recipes, Tips & Videos

Slow Cooker Recipes, Tips & Videos

Life is too short to spend hours cooking for your family, so here at Recipe4Living we've come up with some great recipes that will make it look like you spent hours in the kitchen.


Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Slow Cooked Meatloaf and Potatoes

This classic dinner combination is the perfect choice for hearty, comfort food.


2 medium potatoes - peeled and cut into 1"

2 lbs. of ground beef

1 large onion finely chopped

1-1/2 C. ketchup - divided

3/4 C. crushed butter flavored crackers (ie. ritz)

2 eggs

2 tsp. salt

1/3 C. firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp. prepared mustard


Place the potatoes in a slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, 3/4 C. ketchup, cracker crumbs, eggs and salt. Mix well. Place over the potatoes and pat down to form a loaf. In the same bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and the remaining 3/4 C. ketchup, mix well. Spread over top of loaf. Cook on low setting for 6 - 10 hours. Drain excess liquid and serve!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Slow Cooker Rosemary and Red Pepper Chicken

In Italy, spirited chicken dishes like this one are known as 'pollo alla contadina' or peasant-style chicken. Serve with pasta such as fettuccine or linguine.


1 small onion, thinly sliced

1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. dried rosemary

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

8 oz. turkey Italian sausages, casings removed

8 (4 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1/4 tsp. coarsely ground pepper

1/4 C. dry vermouth

1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch

2 Tbs. cold water

Salt to taste

1/4 C. chopped fresh parsley


In a 5 to 6 qt. slow cooker, combine onion, bell pepper, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. Crumble sausages over onion mixture. Rinse chicken and pat dry; arrange in a single layer over sausage. Sprinkle with pepper. Pour in vermouth. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 5 to 7 hours, or until chicken is tender and cooked through when pierced. Transfer chicken to a warm, deep platter, and cover to keep warm. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and cold water. Stir into cooking liquid in slow cooker. Increase heat to high, and cover. Cook, stirring 2 to3 times, until sauce is thickened (about 10 more minutes). Season to taste with salt. Spoon sauce over chicken, and sprinkle with parsley.

Yield: 8 Servings.

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Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

With such a simple preparation, the rich flavor of this pork really surprises.


1 (16 oz.) can cranberry sauce

1/3 C. French salad dressing

1 onion, sliced

1 (3 lb.) boneless pork loin roast


In a medium bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce, salad dressing, and onion. Place pork in a slow cooker, and cover with the sauce mixture. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for 8 hours. Pork is done when the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Recipes

Slow Cooked Squash Medley

Mix together zucchini and summer squash and slow cook with garlic powder, parmesan and dry bread crumbs.


1 1/2 lb. zucchini

1 1/2 lb. summer squash

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 C. butter or margarine

3 Tbs. fine dry bread crumbs

3 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese


Cut all of the squash into 1/2-inch pieces. Place in the bottom of a crockpot. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Dot with butter; sprinkle with crumbs and cheese. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or until tender.

Yields: 6 servings.

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Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

A simple yet delicious casserole with beef and noodles slow-cooked to perfection.


1 1/2 lb. Ground beef

1 can Pizza sauce (14 oz)

1 pkg. Noodles (12 oz)

4 oz. Cheese, mozzarella

1 small can Mushrooms

1 Onion (diced)

1 can Spaghetti sauce (14 oz)

4 oz Cheese, cheddar

1 pkg. Pepperoni

1 Green pepper (diced)


Brown meat and onion. Drain grease. Add sauces. Simmer. Boil noodles until tender; drain. In crock pot, put a layer of noodles, meat mixture, cheeses and pepperoni. Repeat layer one more time. Cook on high for 30 minutes, then on low for 1 hour or until cheese melts.

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