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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Updated on October 8, 2009

The Easiest Slow Cooker Recipe Ever-Swiss Steak

1 round steak

1 can tomatoes

1 onion

salt and pepper

This is so easy! Lay the round steak in the bottom of the slow cooker. You can use a less expensive cut of meat because it will be cooking all day. Add one can of tomatoes. The tomatoes tenderize the meat. Slice one onion and add on top. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

That's it! Set on LOW and cook 8 hours. Delicious! Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable.

"No Peek" Chicken

4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

3/4 cup long grain rice

2 cans mushroom soup

1 can water

1 tablespoon chopped dry parsley

1 package dry onion soup mix

Butter the slow cooker. Mix rice, mushroom soup, water and parsley. Put in bottom of slow cooker. Place chicken on top. Sprinkle onion soup mix over all. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours or on HIGH 3-4 hours. Do not open during cooking. Serves 4.

Sicilian Meat Loaf

My favorite meat loaf recipe is delicious!

2 lbs lean ground beef

1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (I usually use leftover sauce but you can use the jar) Reserve some to put on top after meat loaf is done.

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup cracker crumbs

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon oregano

2 cloves garlic

3 teaspoons parsley

8 slices ham, deli thin sliced

8 oz. (1 cup) mozzarella cheese, grated

Mix first 9 ingredients. Pat out to 10 X 16 on double layer waxed paper. Arrange ham on top of meat (overlapping) and leave a border. Sprinkle cheese on top of ham. Roll up loaf. Place in greased slow cooker. Cover. Cook on LOW 8-10 hours, HIGH 4-6 hours. Spread reserved spaghetti sauce on top. Cover. Cook 15 minutes until sauce is heated. Serves about 8.

Fast and Easy Sloppy Joes

3 cans Manwich (If you can't get Manwich use 1 small onion, chopped,
2 1/4 C. barbecue sauce, 1/2 tsp. salt,1/8 tsp. pepper)

3 pounds ground beef or ground turkey

Brown ground beef or turkey in skillet. Drain. (If you are making your own Manwich, brown the onions with the ground beef.)

Add to slow cooker.

Stir in 3 cans Manwich, (or homemade Manwich)

Cook on HIGH 1 hour or until heated through.

Reduce heat to WARM or LOW setting.



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    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      applejuic3, this is the best meatloaf recipe you will ever eat. It is delicious! Thanks for the comment.

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      7 years ago from San Diego, CA

      that sicilian meat loaf looks absolutely amazing. i really want to try that recipe.

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thanks, Dolores, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for the comment.

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      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I have never heard of a meatloaf prepared in a slow cooker! Very cool idea. And I love slow cookers. Thanks for the tips. I see that you have tons of recipes so will check out others.

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I hope you like it, Tony. Remember, don't peek!!

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      Tony McGregor 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Gotta try the "no peek" chnicken - sounds fantastic!

      Thanks for sharing

      Love and peace


    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I agree, Wealthmadehealthy. Every time I use my slow cooker, I think I should use it more often. It's so easy!!

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      10 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      LOL And just as I was firing up the slow cooker for today...I think everyone who has a hurried life with job and children should use one of these to simplify their lives!

      Thank you for posting these recipes!! They look yummy!

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thanks, Patti Ann. I hope you like the recipes. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Patti Ann 

      10 years ago from Florida

      Excellent recipes. I love crockpot cooking and am always looking for new ideas.


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