Let’s face it – if you have a full time job, it’s hard to find time to prepare a decent home-cooked dinner every day. But with the use of a slow cooker, you’ll find that making dinner is easier and more convenient because you let the pot do most of the cooking. Start with quick yet delicious dishes first – any of these easy recipes for a slow cooker won’t disappoint!
Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Tenders
What you need:
- 1/2 kilogram boneless and skinless chicken tenders
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce
- 1 can pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
Mix together chicken, onion, green bell pepper and red bell pepper in a slow cooker. Pour barbecue and chili sauce over the mixture then stir in pineapple chunks and garlic. Mix to combine ingredients well. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low or 5 to 6 hours on high.
Classic Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
What you need:
- 1 kilogram lean ground beef
- 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 packet dry au jus mix
- 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, milk and onion soup mix in a large bowl. Shape into 8 patties. Heat oil in a pan. Dredge the beef patties in flour then quickly brown on both sides in the pan. When ready, stack patties in a crock pot. Mix together cream of chicken soup, water and au jus mix in a bowl then pour mixture over meat in the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on low until the beef patties are well done.
Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
What you need:
- 1 kilogram pork tenderloin
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 large onion, sliced
- 3 red chile peppers, finely chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Combine garlic, onion, chile, chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar and black pepper in a bowl and set aside. Heat olive oil in a pan and brown pork over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Place cooked pork in a slow cooker and pout teriyaki sauce mixture over meat. Cover and cook for 4 hours on low, turning meat occasionally. To serve, spoon teriyaki sauce over tenderloin.
These 3 easy slow cooker recipes are definitely a must-try!
Donna H. is a nutrition expert. Although not professionally, she has dedicated over a decade of her life researching and interviewing licensed nutritionists to gain the knowledge she has today – all for the love of healthy eating and dieting. She is an avid slow cooker and has contributed countless of recipes to countless popular websites.
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