Please Share your Crock Pot or Make Ahead Recipes.


Showers of Blessings
11 Years
Jul 24, 2008
Clark CO. IL 25 Chicken Years
As soccer season begins I will be out of the house during the time I am usually preparing dinner. I've visited a lot of internet sites for crock pot recipes, but I thought I would request some of your favorites. I'm going to start Taco Soup in the crock pot now. I'll let y'all know if it's any good and then I'll post the recipe for it.

FYI: I have two children. One is a picky eater, one is not.


11 Years
Jul 31, 2008
pasta can make it ahead,or freeze it

you need:
1 can or jar of pasta sauce
1 can of cheddar cheese soup
4 cups of uncooked noodles (if you are using small noodles like elbows use 3 cups)
about 2 cups shredded cheese
1 onion
1LB ground meat (beef, or chicken works best)
season to taste, Garlic, pepper, ect

brown the ground meat with the onion
cook pasta according to directions

in a separate large bowl combine the pasta sauce, can of cheddar cheese soup, 1/2 of the shredded cheese

when the meat is finished cooking add it to the bowl of combined ingredients do the same with the pasta once drained.

mix well...transfer into a baking dish (aprox 9X12) and bake at 350 for 40 min

in the last 10 minutes of cooking top with the rest of the shredded cheese

I will prepare everything the morning of or even the night before and then just skip right to the baking step the day of or when i want dinner

**if you want add mushrooms and green and red peppers to the pan while the meat is cooking
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Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
BBQ Beef

4 pound beef roast

Mix together:

2 Tbsp liquid smoke
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. onion salt
2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp. worchestershire sauce

Pour over roast in crock pot. Cook on low for 8 hours or until tender. Pull apart meat with a fork and allow to soak up the juices.


12 Years
Apr 6, 2007
My crock pot is almost always on. Right now there is a batch of
marinara (plain tomato sauce) in it.

A few folks turned me on to this recipe that is really good and so easy:

BBQ Chicken in the crockpot

1 Chicken
1 can beer
1 bottle your favorite bbq sauce

Combine all in crock. Cook on high for 4 hours. Let simmer or eat.
It's got the consistancy of pulled pork and falls off the bone.

Poison Ivy

14 Years
May 2, 2007
Naples, Florida
I love this one and it was so easy to make. I can't remember where I got it from or who but it tastes great.

Chicken Chili Colorado

Boneless skinless thighs or breast
2 cans diced or crushed tomatoes
1 can diced green chilies
1 small can tomato paste
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Multi grain tortillas, jack cheese & sour cream

Cut up chicken to bite size pieces and place in crock pot along with diced tomatoes,green chilies,taco seasoning mix,cinnamon. Turn crock pot on high for 30-45 minutes, then turn on low. Let it slow cook all day or until done depending on your crock pot. 30 minutes before serving add tomato paste and blend in.
Roll tortillas up with jack cheese and heat in a oven for 8 minutes or until cheese melts.
Serve tortillas with chicken mixture over top and add sour cream. Enjoy!


12 Years
Apr 6, 2007
Nothing is measured but here it goes:

5 medium onions
1 big clove of garlic
Vegie oil

6 cans tomato paste
4 cans crushed, diced, or whole tomatoes
(Fresh tomatoes are better but at $2 a pound canned is MUCH cheaper)

Kosher salt
Ground pepper
Hot pepper seed
(Fresh spices are better but dried are fine too)

Cook onions and garlic on high for 2 hours or until soft
Add paste, tomatoes and spices

Cook on high overnight.

Taste in the morning and add salt and pepper to your linking
If sauce is bitter or too salty a little sugar will fix that.

Cook on low for the day until lunch or dinner time.

BIG SECRET: For some wonderful texture and sweetness, especially
if using canned tomatoes, steam or boil some carrots, mash them
lightly and add to sauce in morning or after cooking on high.
You would be amazed at what the carrots do.
Don't tell anyone I told you this.

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