My Favorite Crockpot Recipe

I have been asked twice now for a favorite crockpot recipe so I feel like I should blog about it too. I love the crockpot. Is it not the best?!? So easy to put stuff in there, forget about it, take in the pleasant smells (if it isn’t pleasant, you are cooking the WRONG thing), and wham! it’s done by dinner time.

Today is the Fit Dish link up with The Fit Switch and Jill Conyers. Perfect timing for a recipe share. This is my all-time favorite recipe and really, it is not just a Fall/Winter one. I have it all year round!

So, enjoy my Harvest Vegetable Chowder. And gotta give credit where credit is due… my mom has been making this for years and years. It was my favorite dish when away at college. She would have it ready for me when I drove on in and it was the perfect post-travel dish. Yum times three!

Harvest Vegetable Chowder

 

The recipe above is the way to make it without a crockpot, but trust me… you can do this in the crockpot too! If making this in the crockpot, the only change is to heat on low for 8 hours. The last hour is when you put in the frozen veggies, milk, and dill.

Enjoy! What is your FAVORITE crockpot recipe?

WTEW: Anything from the Crockpot!

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‘Tis the season for crockpot recipes. October is the perfect month to start busting out your favorite soups and stews. I love crockpot recipes for two HUGE reasons.

  • {Reason Number One} The whole darn house smells like a Thanksgiving feast whenever you arrive from a long day of work.
  • {Reason Number Two} You don’t have to labor away at the stove after you come home from laboring away at your desk.

I think we should all do a crockpot recipe exchange. If you feel compelled, please share your favorite recipe in the comments. And no worries, whether you really will participate or not, I will share with you one of my recent faves. You really can’t go wrong with it and you know how I feel about herbs and spices. More galore!

So the crockpot recipe I have enjoyed making lately is the easiest ever. I like simple and this is definitely that. It is Taco Soup! I have no idea who gave me the recipe or where I found it, but all I know is I really like it. And so did my parents and brother when I made it for them Sunday.

Taco Soup

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey (brown it first)
  • 1 can black beans, undrained
  • 1 can kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • Other spices you like (maybe sea salt, garlic, etc.)

Mix all of the above in the crockpot. Set to low and your dish will be ready in 4-6 hours. You can put cheese on top if that is your thang!

I also made a Tuscan Kale & White Bean stew today. It was delish! I tell you what, adding fresh rosemary to a soup or stew is A-okay in my book. But enough about me. What about you? What is your favorite thing to cook in a crockpot?

Eat well, friends!

Try A New Crockpot Recipe!

6 Day Nutrition Challenge

 

How many of you love a good crockpot recipe? I know I am not alone in this. Crockpots are a dream come true during a busy week (or heck, even during a regular week). You get to toss ingredients into the pot first thing in the morning and then magically have a meal ready for you when you arrive for the evening. Pretty darn sweet if you ask me!

Today, I encourage you to look up a new crockpot recipe and give it a whirl this week or weekend! I found a recipe for Taco Soup and am going to put the ingredients in the crockpot during my lunch break. I can’t remember where I got this recipe and I have not tried it yet so I hesitate to put it out in the blogosphere for fear that it will not be up to par, but I really have YET to try a crockpot recipe that stunk. So here it goes… the super easy recipe I will try today:

Crockpot Taco Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef (brown it first)
  • 1 can black beans, undrained
  • 1 can light red kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • Other spices I will probably throw in there to my liking: Garlic & Herb, Sea Salt, and maybe a little Red Pepper

After browning the meat, toss all ingredients into the crockpot. Set the crockpot to low for 4-6 hours. Voila! It’s ready… sprinkle some cheese on top if that’s the way you like it!

I can’t wait to try this later. I will let you know how it tastes. My expectations are set a little high for this one. Happy crockpotting!