Let’s Make a Meal Monday’s – Crock Pot Recipes

Last week while I was standing with a group of moms watching our 6-year-old boys practice soccer, we began a the typical mom discussion with one another – What to cook for dinner on the nights we are on the go and NOT home to cook. The simple answer was to use our Crock-Pots. This, of course, brought on the next question, “What Crock-Pot meals have you made that your family will eat?”

This conversation of swapping ideas inspired one of the moms who decided to send out an email to a larger group of moms, asking that we share our favorite Crock-Pot recipes. The results have been amazing! So, I asked their permission to begin sharing some of these family-pleasing Crock-Pot meals with the 24/7 MOMS.

This week I’ll share two of them in hopes that they will help you when you are on the go and in need of some family-pleasing meals.

Recipe #1
Kristin’s Spaghetti Sauce in the Crock-Pot

Here is a spaghetti recipe that I make in the crock pot quite often. My family loves it!
2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 – 32 oz. canned diced tomatoes

4.5 oz. packages of spaghetti sauce mix, such as Lawry’s
1/4 cup cheap wine or cooking wine
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp sage
1/8 tsp ground pepper
salt to taste

Brown the beef with the onion. Drain grease. Place all ingredients in the pot. Let cook all day. Yum! Yum! You’ll have leftovers, and it freezes very well. Some say it is even better the next day! Enjoy!

Recipe #2
Tracy’s Chicken in the Crock-Pot

Place the following ingredients into your Crock-Pot:
2 chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 jar salsa
1 can corn, drained.
Add additional water (about 1½ cups).
Cook on low all day. About ½ hour before serving pull chicken apart and return to Crock-Pot for about ½ hour (just to meld flavors).
Serve with sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips

Do you have a simple Crock-Pot recipe to share? Email it to trisha@247moms.com to share it with the 24/7 MOMS.

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4 Responses

  1. I finally have a sec to get back here and suggest to you all..TRY IT! This turned out delicious!! Thanks again:)

  2. I finally have a sec to get back here and suggest to you all..TRY IT! This turned out delicious!! Thanks again:)

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