Posts Tagged ‘crock pot’


Crock Pot BBQ Pork Roast

January 11, 2017

This has become one of our favorites, so I figured it was time to record it as a keeper.


  • 1 pork roast (I use tenderloin, about 3 lbs)
  • 1 cup Southern Comfort
  • 1 jar sweet honey barbecue sauce
  • 3 strips (uncooked) thick cut maple bacon
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 jar apple butter
  • 2 pouches Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (I use long grain and wild or brown)
  • salt, pepper, garlic to taste

Put pork roast in large ziploc baggie (I use meat tenderizer on it, both sides)

Add Southern Comfort and barbecue sauce

Zip bag (I double bag) and shake well so entire roast is covered.  Marinate in refrigerator overnight.

Put roast in crock pot with marinade.  Season with salt, pepper, garlic to taste.  Lay strips of maple bacon across the top of the roast.  Add chopped onions.

Cover roast with apple butter.  Use a spatula to spoon marinade from bottom of pot into the apple butter covering the roast until well mixed and covered.

Cover pot and cook on low all day, at least 6 hours (I cook 8 – 10 hours).

Option 1:  30 minutes before serving, shred pork in crock pot.  Add pouches of rice and stir in until well mixed.  Let cook the last 30 minutes so rice thickens.

Option 2:  If you want more liquid, cook rice separately (90 seconds in microwave) and plate.  Put pork on top and pour sauce over everything.

Makes 6 servings.


Chicken with Veggies and Rice (Crock Pot)

July 22, 2013

This is a really simple crock pot recipe that you can throw together with almost anything you have available, and it’s very tasty.


  • 5 – 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I use frozen from Costco)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic to taste
  • Rosemary, Mrs. Dash to taste
  • Meat tenderizer (if not defrosting chicken before use)
  • 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic soup
  • 1/2 sweet raw onion
  • 1 bag frozen peas with pearl onions (or whatever veggies on hand)
  • 1 pouch Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice


Put chicken in crock pot (frozen or unfrozen)
Season thoroughly with salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, other seasonings
Rub minced garlic onto chicken
Cover with condensed soup
Cover with raw sweet onion
Cover with frozen veggies
Cover crock pot and cook on low heat 8-10 hours

30 minutes prior to serving

Break up chicken, stir well
Put rice into mixture
Cover and cook for remaining cook time or until rice has expanded and thickened the mixture

Serves 4


Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

February 18, 2013

1 package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 can Campbell’s cream of chicken soup
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 – 1 container mild salsa
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

Put chicken in crock pot
Season to taste (fajita seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic)
Cover with soup, tomatoes, and salsa
Cook covered for 8-10 hours or low

After cooking:
Add 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
Serve over long grain and wild rice


Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

January 9, 2013

SO easy, so good.


1 can cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic
1 can cream of chicken soup
boneless, skinless chicken thighs (pre-packaged from Costco)
frozen peas with pearl onions


Put chicken in crockpot – frozen or defrosted
Season to taste (salt, garlic/garlic pepper, sage, rosemary)
Cover chicken with soups
Add peas and pearl onions
Cook on low 8 hours (or all day)

Follow recipe on Bisquick box to make dumplings (I make 10)
(Modification of dumplings recipe: use 1 cup half-and-half, 1/2 cup cheddar blend shredded cheese, and a liberal amount of garlic bread sprinkle)

Stir meat in crock pot so it breaks up in shredded pieces of chicken
Put dumplings on top of chicken and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes

Serves 4 big portions


Chicken Stroganoff(ish) in Crock Pot

July 31, 2012

Weird concoction I’m trying tonight, and just getting the recipe down so if it sucks I can tweak it later.


1 package of Costco (Foster Farms) boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 cans Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic soup

4 tablespoons sour cream

1 packet McCormick Brown Gravy mix

1 pouch Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, Long Grain & Wild

salt, pepper, garlic, seasonings to taste


Put chicken pieces in bottom of crock pot

Season to taste

Cover in two cans of soup

Mix in sour cream

Stir in brown gravy mix

Mix well

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours

30 minutes before serving:

Add rice and mix well

Let cook final 30 minutes to let rice absorb extra liquid in pot


Crock Pot Banana Bread

December 19, 2011




Awesome way to make banana bread.  Came out perfect, moist, and delicious!


3 ripe bananas, mashed
4 oz unsweetened apple sauce
4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 eggs
vanilla extract (however much you want)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar OR 1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup white sugar
pinch of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

dark chocolate chips (however many you want)
1/3 cup melted butter (for bottom of pan)


Mix wet and dry separately.
Mix together (don’t worry about lumps)
Put butter in bottom of baking dish to grease
Pour mixture into greased baking dish

Put overturned bowl/small plate in bottom of crock pot
Put 1/2 inch water in bottom of crock pot
Put baking dish on top of bowl/plate in crock pot and cover

Bake on high for 3 – 3.5 hours
When done, house will smell like banana break, cake tester or tooth pick will come out clean from middle


Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

December 19, 2011

Got this recipe from a friend and will be making it within the next week.  Super easy, and mostly ingredients I’d already have in my house.

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

2 cans cream of chicken soup

1 packet onion soup mix

1 cup sour cream (stir all above together)

Add 2 lbs cut up beef (mix into soup).

Cook 6 to 8 hours on low (I would recommend) or 4 to 6 hours on high.

(Optional: also add french cut green beans)

Serve over noodles or rice.