3 Very Easy, Meaty Crock Pot Recipes

Updated on January 5, 2017

Fool Proof Recipes

I am not a professional chef by any stretch of the imagination. So all I want is really basic recipes that taste really good. Below I have very basic recipes for your slow cooker. For example my recipe for Honey Garlic ribs has only 2 ingredients.

When I first got my slow cooker I went online looking for recipes. Some would have a huge list of ingredients. Others would have way too long of prep time or ingredients that I had never even heard of, or things I knew I did not like the taste of (I hate cream of anything soup). If you have a very easy and delicious recipe for a slow cooker I'd love see it.

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Honey Garlic Ribs

Ingredients:

  • 1 2lbs Package of Fresh Pork Back or Side Ribs
  • 1 Jar of VH Honey Garlic Cooking Sauce

If you want a larger serving you can buy more ribs, you will just need to add another jar of VH sauce.

Instructions:

Take the meat out of the package and cut it after every 4 bones.

Put the ribs in a large Ziploc freezer bag. Pour in the jar of honey garlic sauce. Seal the bag and then shake it a little. Then put them in the fridge to marinate.

When ready empty the contents from the freezer bag into your slow cooker.

If you need to, you can add some water to help cover the ribs. Set your slow cooker to low and cook it for 5 hours.

When they are done, you will have delicious, fall off the bone ribs.

Beef Stew

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of Stewing Veal
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 5 Carrots
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 package of Clubhouse Slow Cookers Beef Stew
  • 1 1/3 cups of water

Instructions:

  1. The veal should come in a package already cut to size.
  2. Peel the potatoes and carrots.
  3. Then cut them into approximately 1 inch cubes. (For an even easier recipe you buy potatoes in a can and baby carrots in a bag).
  4. Cut the onion into large pieces (that way they provide flavor but are easy to remove if you don't like to eat them).
  5. Place the veal, potatoes, carrots, and onion into your slow cooker.
  6. Take your package of Clubhouse slow cookers beef stew and 1 1/3 cups of water and mix them together. Then pour this over the food in the slow cooker and stir it up.
  7. You can cook this for 8 hours on low or for 4 hours on high.
  8. You can use stewing beef instead I recommend the stewing veal as I have found that turns out much better.

Juicy Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Jar of Kraft Zesty Italian Salad Dressing

Instructions:

  1. Put the chicken in a large Ziploc freezer bag.
  2. Pour in the jar of Italian dressing.
  3. Put in the fridge overnight to marinate (you can skip marinating and put directly in the slow cooker if you want).
  4. When ready empty the contents from the freezer bag into your slow cooker.
  5. Set your slow cooker to low and cook it for 4-5 hours (depending how thick the chicken is).
  6. You will have a really juicy delicious chicken. You can use the chicken for a meal, Cook some extra chicken and put it in the fridge. You can chop it up to put in a salad. It also is great to use it in a tortilla wrap for a lunch.

This is a great low calorie dish made even better if you use the Calorie Wise Kraft Zesty Italian Salad Dressing.

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Slow Cooker Recommendation

If you haven't bought a crock pot or slow cooker yet, I will let you learn from my mistake. I went out just looking for the cheapest one available. While one with no extra functions will get the job done. Extra functions can be very helpful if you want to cook things overnight or while you are at work.

The first one I bought only had a switch on it for off, low, high, and warm. When I wanted to cook a stew over night I found it would have been much easier if I had one that was programmable. Then I could set it cook it for the required time and then switch itself to warming mode. That way I could have slept through the night with out worrying about over cooking or burning it.

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33967)
Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33967)

With this one you can program the cooking time and it will automatically shift to keep warm when the cooking time is up. If you are cooking a large cut of meat you can Insert the probe, set the desired meat temperature and it will automatically shift to keep warm when the temperature is reached.

 

Questions & Answers

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      • Kristen Howe profile image

        Kristen Howe 

        19 months ago from Northeast Ohio

        Since I don't eat red meat or pork, I'll be try the chicken out next year. Thanks for the recipe.

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        acreativethinker 

        4 years ago

        You have some tasty ideas here for slow cooker recipes. I like veal stew too.

        Thanks for sharing. Take care :)

      • shellys-space profile image

        Shelly Sellers 

        4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

        Mine is easy chili and we love to have this on game day!

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        othellos 

        4 years ago

        Pot roast is my favorite. Your innovative recipes though deserve a shot. Thanks for sharing:=)

      • shana273 profile image

        shana273 

        5 years ago

        I love to make potato soup in the crock pot.

      • Ardyn25 profile image

        Ardyn25 

        5 years ago

        I am always on the lookout for slower cooker recipes...I love my slow cooker! These recipes look delicious.

      • Magda2012 profile image

        Magda2012 

        5 years ago

        I bookmark this for future reference :)

      • fifta profile image

        fifta 

        5 years ago

        I don't have a crockpot, but I love beef stew. It is so yummy..

      • Jogalog profile image

        Jogalog 

        5 years ago

        I love beef with root vegetable and sprinkled with dried herbs. I had it tonight actually!

      • DvdMovieGirl profile image

        DvdMovieGirl 

        5 years ago

        I have just bought a "crock pot" - we call them slow cookers in the UK. I got a partitioned one so I can cook 2 different dishes at the same time! I look forward to getting some new recipes from you so I will be back!

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

        I wish I could vote for both the ribs and the chicken. Tried them both, so easy, and so delicious.

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