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What’s In Your CrockPot?

Welcome to "What's in your CrockPot?"!

I can't wait to see the recipes y'all have come up with and add them to my mighty slim collection. Don't let me down, friends! Now is the time for all good cooks to come to the aid of Smockity. Link up directly to your crock pot recipe and please be sure to link back to this post so your readers will be able to browse all the deliciousness.

If you don't have a blog, you can still participate. Just leave your recipe in the comments!

Be sure to show some love to the sites that linked up and go check out their recipes!

Here is my old CrockPot stand by:

Mexican Mess Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 diced onion
1 can pinto beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can green chiles
2 sm. cans tomato sauce

  1. Brown ground beef with onion and drain.
  2. Toss it in the CrockPot with all the other ingredients.
  3. Turn setting to "low".
  4. Forget about dinner for 4 hours or so.
  5. Serve over Doritos. (So, basically this is "health food")
  6. Top with shredded cheddar, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, and anything else you like.

Now, it's your turn. Ready, set, go!

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  1. The Mexican Mess looks yummy! Ugh, I knew Toni would beat me, lol, Mr. Linky does not like my dinosaur computer. :-)
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Doritos are my kind of health food. 😉 This is my family’s kind of recipe. You know I think I have most of the ingredients on hand for this. This might be made this week.

  3. How did you get Mr. Linky to work? I haven’t seen him on a blog in a long time!!!!

    Also, I am looking VERY Forward to all of these recipes b/c I have nothing. I have crock pot. That’s all. Thanks for hosting this!

  4. So excited to look at all these recipes. I put bread pudding on and it is sooooo good. First time I have ever linked like this. Fun and thank you!

  5. Happy to find a crock-pot party! (Came here via blessedlife2 on twitter, thanks Myra!) Looking forward to reading the tasty recipes.

  6. Thanks for hosting… I’m always looking for better ways to use my slow-cooker!

  7. I love to see how many people call them slow cookers vs. crock pots! Great carnival, Connie…thanks!

  8. This is my family’s favorite:
    Mexican refried bean southwestern style soup
    1 ½ tsp. crushed red pepper ½ tsp. garlic powder
    1 tsp. dried parsley 1 tsp. cumin
    ½ tsp. onion powder 1 medium onion, chopped
    1 green pepper, chopped 3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
    1 can diced tomatoes 2 lbs. burger, browned
    1 jar cheesy pasta sauce 1 large can refried beans
    1 can of corn 2 c. chicken broth
    ¼ c. water 1 Tbsp. oil
    ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 1 jar salsa
    3 Tbsp. butter/bacon grease
    In small saucepan rehydrate crushed red pepper and dried parsley in the water. Boil until water is almost gone. Add oil and remaining spices and cook over medium heat for one minute. Add can of diced tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes. In 5 quart pan, sauté onion and green pepper in butter/bacon grease until onion is transparent. Add tomato mixture and all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for ½ hour. Ingredients can also be combined in large crock-pot and cooked for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

  9. That sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying that, my Hubby loves Mexican.

  10. So looking forward to seeing all the yummy recipes – I do not have any good recipes YET, but when I do, I will be back to link up! Definitely sharing with my readers!

  11. Love it! But why didn’t you host this in the fall heading into winter?? I am thinking… I am ready for winter to be over… I know many are year round crock potters, but I am a winter crock pot girl.

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  12. So, how long will the links stay live? can we bookmark this site to use in the future> or will these links self destruct in a certain amount of days??

  13. Oh, what a fantastic link up! I found you through Myra (@blessedlife2) through twitter as well- you have to love twitter! Looking forward to visiting each of these yummy recipes!

  14. MMMmmm! Is there anything better than a Crock Pot meal? Methinks not!

    Also, SO happy to read your endorsement of the 3-in-1 Crocky thing. I’ve been eyeballing it for a while, and now it’s on my Wish List.

  15. Connie!!! That sounds so good and so easy! I know my family would love it. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  16. This is a great idea – thanks for hosting this!

  17. This was a great find today especially. I was already online looking for a slow cooker recipe for steak when I saw Money Saving Mom’s update on Facebook that took me here. Thanks!

  18. Mexican Mess – love that name! Slotted for next week already! Thanks, gal!

  19. What a great idea. I’ll try to get one posted today!

  20. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything in there today.

    Help!! I need to find recipies that are 8-10 hours instead of 4-6. I don’t get home in time and the meal is very overdone.

  21. OOOOH – I am so excited about your party. I need some quick and easy new recipes. Thanks for hosting!

  22. A family favorite made in the crockpot. My mom always made it in the oven, but it doesn’t do so well when its hot out since it heats up the house! The crockpot lets us enjoy it in the summer, too.

    Toss a roast in, season with family favorites (ours is salt, pepper, and garlic). Put cut up potatoes and carrots around it (or on top if need be). I always add some water/beef bullion/stock so it mostly covers the veggies, but typically the roast gives off some water as well as it cooks. Top it all off with a can or two of tomato sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours.

  23. This is so great putting out the word for crock pot recipes. I wanted to submit how I like using my crock pot but didn’t want to go through the trouble of blogging and linking so I am glad a comment can be left.

    My favorite way to use the crock pot is for making broth. I simply put bones, chicken or beef, and water in the pot and add my onion, celery, garlic and salt. I like letting it cook on low overnight. It makes the best broth without having to run the stove.

  24. I love using my CrockPot! Looking forward to some new recipes!

  25. I don’t have a recipe to link up, but I will DEFINITELY be perusing the links. I love cooking with my CP, and these links have my stomach growling already!

  26. I’m Loving the new slow cooker recipes!!! I try to do a new one every week. I’m going to have to try the Mexican Mess!

  27. What a great list! I shared a salsa chicken recipe.

  28. I linked to our family fave! Italian sausage spaghetti sauce. MMMm….now I’m hungry!

  29. Thanks for hosting this! We now have your link posted on our blog post.

  30. I put 4 chicken breasts, a can of rotel and a packet of taco seasoning in the crockpot for 4-6 hrs and use it to make tacos. So easy and good and pretty cheap, too!

  31. I am going to have so much fun trying these recipes! I have decided that I love my crock pot so much that I will make everything possible in it!

  32. Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken

    Spray crockpot with nonstick spray. Roll up balls of aluminum foil and place in bottom of slow cooker. Pull out the stuff inside the chicken cavity and either throw away or use for something else(I have no idea what!) Rinse chicken thoroughly and pat dry. Spray outside of chicken with nonstick spray and rub inside and outside of chicken with seasonings of your choice, I like using poultry rub. Can either leave cavity empty or put half a lemon or onion or celery inside (whatever you like). Place on top of foil balls and turn low. Cook for 8-10 hours. It will literally fall apart when you take it out of cooker. Very easy and very good.

  33. I linked ya! 😉

  34. Didn’t realize until today that you were doing a crockpot link-up! This is Slow Cooker Week at my cooking blog and I am sharing my favourite slow cooker recipes all week long. I’ll link back to this so people can find even more wonderful slow cooker recipes!

  35. I use my crockpot constantly….www.homemadegourmet.com/kimberlyclayton this is easy peazy stuff you just throw together when you buy your meat in bulk (like I do) and then make a great crock pot meal.

  36. Wow! I am so happy to have found this blog! I can’t wait to try out these yummy recipes! I am a little late joining in, hope that’s okay?

    Thanks so much for hosting this! Very helpful!


  37. OOOooooo girl. Color me excited.

  38. Shannon says:

    I know I am late, but the two easiest meals I put in my slow cooker are bbq ribs and filling it full of chicken thighs to make into a variety of other meals.

    BBQ ribs, I use boneless ribs and it doesn’t matter if I use pork or biff, and cover with bbq sauce, cook on low for 8 hours, yummy, can serve a variety of ways, sometimes I put mine on what ever left over rolls or buns I have, sometimes I just dish it up with what ever easy sides I can heat up. And it heats up well for left overs.

    For the chicken thighs I don’t add anything except half a cup of water, Usually these are bone in thighs skin on thighs I do take off the skin, After cooking all day on low, I have enough chicken for more than one meal, I like to use this to make enchaladas. I freeze a portion to make enchaladas later, it reheats well in a skillet with just a little water, cover and let sit on medium heat for about 10 minutes, mix in the enchalada sauce and make up your meal.
    You can save the juice for broth, but only if you season it upt and add lots of water because it really is mostly fat.

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @Shannon, I’m doing another CrockPot linky tomorrow (and the first Saturday of every month), so you can link this one up if you have a blog.

  39. I have several CrockPot recipes in the database and am always looking for new submissions. :oD

  40. Please help– my husband offered to wash dishes and I happily allowed him to do so BUT I told him to let me wash the crockpot (it was an old crockpot from the 70’s but it still worked beautifully and I loved it).
    Nonetheless, despite my requests, he continued to wash the crockpot while I was looking in the refrigerator. By the time I turned around, I saw my dear crockpot being TOTALLY SUBMERGED UNDER SOAPY WATER!! Needless to say I was a bit traumatized (I am true foodie on a budget and things like that really do upset me)– I know he was just trying to be nice but I knew that he did not know how to properly clean a crockpot. Therefore, I need to buy another crockpot but I don’t want to waste money if the appliance does not work or is not reliable. Could you or someone please recommend a crockpot brand name and model to me? I need it to be affordable– it would be nice if it could hold 5-6 quarts of food content. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  41. Great post!

    I am a crockpot-a-holic. I cook in it at least once a week.

    My weekly meal plans are here:

  42. How many beans in a can? All I have is dried. LOL Guess I’ll start counting beans. ;0)

  43. Thanks for hosting this recipe round up, have you checked out crockingirls.com, they have a huge website with crockpot recipes. :)

  44. I love what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and
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  45. Thanks again for this recipe! It’s awesome!

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