Easy and Delicious Crock-Pot Recipes

crockpot full of beans

I love using the crock-pot in the fall and winter months.  It helps to warm a home with aromatic smells and excitement for dinner.  This past week we used it three different times and each meal was a huge hit.  Here’s what we made…

::Crock-pot Beef Stroganoff::

Here’s a link to the pot roast recipe I used from Food Network

I altered this recipe some –added about a pound of mushrooms cut into quarters, used a cooking white wine instead of the Chardonnay, and I used 2 cans of organic cream of mushroom soup instead of just one.  When the roast was finished, I shredded the meat and put it back into the crock-pot liquids.  I then added 1-2 tablespoon of spicy Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup sour cream, and about 1-2 tablespoons of corn starch.  Once the mixture was stirred well, I turned the crock-pot on high.  Meanwhile, I boiled up some egg noodles.  When the crock-pot concoction had thickened, we served it hot over a bowl full of noodles and it was delicious!

::Crock-pot Pork Chili Verde::

Here’s a link to the recipe I used from allrecipes.com

I altered this recipe some –used a large shallot and 5 cloves of garlic, along with an onion, added about 5 cut up jalapeno peppers from the garden instead of Serrano chili peppers, used about 1/3 of a cup of jalapeno jelly, and 1/4 of a cup of apple cider vinegar.  Also, when serving, we cooked cheese onto the tortillas, and then added both avocado and sour cream with the chili verde, before wrapping it up burrito style.  This recipe is a must try, a new family favorite here in our home.

::Pinto Beans::

Here’s a link to learn how to cook beans in a crock-pot

Over the weekend, my husband also made a huge pot of pinto beans in the crock-pot.  We’ll make bean burritos and chicken chili with these later this week.  We also freezed a few bags for later use.  My daughter is absolutely in LOVE with beans –these were a huge hit on her plate last night.

So tell me, what is your favorite crock-pot recipe?

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