Simple Crock-Pot Delicious Recipes
My crockpot has fast become one of my favorite pieces of cookware to use. Though it can be a bit time consuming waiting for your food to be table ready (times could range from 4 hours to 8 hours) the results from each meal I have put in it has been absolutely delish and tender. I have cooked anywhere from meatloaf to a cake in my crockpot. Yep you heard me, a cake. Though the cake did not come out to my liking it probably would have made a delicious dessert for someone. It just wasn't the texture that I would have liked but it is possible. There are also oodles of cookbooks specifically made for crockpot recipes. Here I've given two plus a dessert. Bon Appetit!
Pork Chops with Cream of Chicken
Pack of boneless pork chops
26 oz. can of Cream of Chicken (or whatever you prefer)
16 oz. bag of baby carrots
- Spray sides and bottom of inside of the crock pot with the cooking spray.
- Season pork chops. I use my usuals of Pepper, Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Oregano.
- Place half can of Cream of Chicken in bottom of crock pot.
- Lay in pork chops.
- Place remaining Cream of Chicken atop pork chops.
Let cook in crock pot for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Whether I cook it on high or low, from my experience there really isn't a difference in the tenderness of the meats that I have cooked in a slow cooker so far.
Check on it half way through just to make sure the pork chops are covered with the Cream of Chicken.
Place carrots in about 2 hours before pork chops are due to be done. This helps avoid them from being mushy.
Cabbage and Sausage
1 head of cabbage
16 oz. bag of baby carrots
12 - 14 oz. bag of frozen sweet corn (or canned)
3 large potatoes
13 - 14 oz. Smoked Sausage
*Optional but goes well with: Townhouse Crackers or Garlic Toast
- Spray cooking spray and cover sides and bottom of crock pot.
- Take head of cabbage and chop it all up until you reach core. It's up to you if you like long strips of cabbage or to have smaller pieces for easier eating.
- Chop up sausage. I often cut them into semi-circular pieces.
- Cut potatoes into chunks. Make as big or small as you'd like. Not too big. From my experience I can't easily put them into my mouth if they are too big on the spoon to eat.
- Chop up carrots and put aside. Keep in mind these will be your last step to place into slow cooker.
- Lay first layer of cabbage in bottom of crock pot.
- Lay a portion of the potatoes atop cabbage. Sprinkle with seasonings. (salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder)
- Atop that place some of the sausage and frozen sweet corn.
- Do two more layers of the cabbage, sausage, corn and potatoes with seasonings. Without the carrots.
Place on low for 8 hours or 4-5 hours on high.
The carrots will be added about an hour and a half before the dish is done. If put in there for too long they will be soft and mushy. But if you like it like that than add in at time of layering.
By the time you are ready to add in the carrots you should be able to mix contents up in order to get the carrots mixed well in with the rest of the vegetables.
*Contents may be pressed up against the top of your slow cooker in the beginning but will lower once the cabbage softens.
French Silk Pie
No this isn't a crock pot recipe. I just thought I'd toss in a dessert as a reward for your hard earned waiting on your slow cooker meal.
9-inch pie dish
Cooking Spray or Butter
Pillsbury roll out crust (found near the biscuits in the refrigerated section).
3 oz Nestle's semi-sweetened chocolates
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened (no margarine)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Spray a 9 inch pie dish with cooking spray or coat lightly with butter.
- Place one of the crusts in greased pie dish. Cook as directed until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
- Melt chocolate and stir in a small skillet on low heat, set aside to cool. Make sure it stays softened.
- In a small bowl, mix/beat softened butter until fluffy. (If you don't have time to let butter soften, place in microwave on a power level of 10 or 20 for 10 seconds or more to soften. Settings may be different according to your microwave.)
- Slowly add sugar in with butter. Continue to mix/beat until fluffy.
- Add chocolate and vanilla to butter and sugar mixture. Blend all together well.
- Lastly, add eggs one at a time. Beating at a high speed for 2 minutes after adding each on. Mix/beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
- Place all in your crust and place in refrigerator and let sit for at least 2 hours before serving.
*During mixing of the eggs, be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as to mix everything together well.
*Size of slow cooker used is a 5 Qt.