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Great Crock-Pot Recipes: Fiesta Chicken, Pulled Pork, and more

Updated on April 3, 2014

Whether you like chicken, beef, or pork you can find the recipe you need here. Don't forget about a side dish...potatoes go with almost anything, but they are especially good with braised beef. Enjoy these fantastic recipes!

Fiesta Chicken with Rice and Beans

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Fiesta Chicken

This is a recipe from a little book I received with my first crock-pot. If you are a beginner cook, you should try this one. Not only is it super easy, it's also extremely tasty, and it really isn't as hot as it sounds. It has the perfect amount of spice to it, but you can always add more or less depending on your taste.


1 tablespoon oil (I use olive)

3 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

1 14 ounce can Mexican style diced tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 tsp. oregano

1.In a large skillet, heat oil and cook chicken until browned.

Remove the chicken, drain and set aside.

2Place the onion and green pepper in the skillet and saute until

slightly cooked.

3.Add all the rest of the ingredients to the crock-pot and stir.

Cover; cook on low 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

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Cheddar Potatoes

Need a new spin to mashed potatoes? If you hunger for something great this recipe is delightfully easy and very satisfying.

Put in crock-pot:

4 large potatoes, peeled and cut up in quarters.
Cover potatoes with water.
Turn cooker on low for 4-6hrs.
When potatoes are soft, drain water.

Add slowly while mashing:

1 cup milk
1 tsp salt and pepper
3 tablespoons butter
1 lb Velveeta cheese

Cook in crock-pot 1 hour on low or until cheese is melted and liquid is all mixed in.

Slow-cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I never knew about pulled pork until my father in-law made it, and I regret that I never was able to enjoy such a wonderful recipe before. If you love Barbecues and lots of spicy goodness, you must try it! It is easy to bring almost anywhere, and it will be swallowed up.

makes 12 sandwiches

Prep: 15 min

Cook: 8-9hrs


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3.5-4 pound boneless pork shoulder roast, netted or tied

1 can (10 ounces) condensed French Onion Soup

1 cup ketchup

¼ cup cider vinegar

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

12 round sandwich rolls or hamburger buns, split

1. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until it's browned on all sides.

2. Stir in soup, ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar in a 4 quart crock-pot. Add the pork and coat.

3. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours(on high for 4-5 hrs) or until the pork is tender.

4. Remove pork and put onto a cutting board. Let stand for ten minutes. Using forks, shred the pork and then return it to the crock-pot.

5. Serve pork and sauce with rolls.

Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers

Prep: 10 minutes

Total: 4.5-8.5 hours

serves 4


1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

2 red bell peppers, sliced

1 onion, cut into wedges

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

1.5 pounds flank steak, cut across int thirds (or buy beef pieces for stew)

1 cup long-grain white rice

1 avocado, sliced

¼ cup fresh cilantro

1. In 5-6 quart slow-cooker, combine tomatoes, peppers, onion, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Nestle steak among veggies. Cook, covered, 4-5 hours on low or 7-8 hours on high, until meat is tender and pulls apart easily.

2. twenty-five minutes before serving, cook rice according to package. Using two forks, shred beef and mix into liquid. Serve with rice and top with avocado and cilantro.

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    • erinb62 profile image

      Erin Buttermore 4 years ago from Laconia

      no problem!

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      las81071 4 years ago

      I voted for the Fiesta chicken but they all sound great. Thanks for the recipes