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Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Apples

A delicious dinner that cooks away in the slow cooker while you are at work! Use your own favorite all purpose seasoning for the pork loin, or experiment with your own. Serve with a brown rice pilaf and steamed vegetables for a hearty, filling, and healthy meal.


1 pork loin (about 2 pounds)
3 Tbsp all purpose meat rub, as desired (see sample recipe below)
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 apples, sliced
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
cracked black pepper, to taste Continue reading


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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

A surprising ingredient makes a delicious and slightly creamy gravy in this pot roast recipe. Quick and easy, this roast is perfect for a casual night at home with the family, or for a sit down dinner party! Serve with roasted or grilled veggies and some bread.. to soak up the delectable gravy! 


2 pounds rump roast
flour, for coating
cracked black pepper
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 bottle prepared creamy horseradish sauce (like Kraft)
3 cups low-sodium beef broth or au jus (McCormicks)
5-6 medium-large red skin potatoes, chopped Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Fall is my favorite time of year — I can stock up my freezer with a lot of different comforting soups! This recipe is perfect to make on the weekend while you are running errands, or during the week while you are at work. My favorite way to serve is with some crispy tortilla chips & cheese on top!


1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomatoes with green chilies
6 cups chicken stock
1 can black beans, drained
1-2 Tbsp ground cumin
1-2 Tbsp chili powder
1-2 Tbsp taco seasoning
2 bay leaves
4 boneless chicken breast halves (uncooked)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
14 oz frozen corn
1 lime, juiced
3 whole wheat tortillas, chopped
shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Quick and easy dinner packed with fruits and vegetables! Serve over brown rice for a more filling and complete meal. You can swap in pork tenderloin for chicken if you want to mix it up.


1 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp grated fresh peeled ginger
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 (8oz) cans pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
3 cups hot cooked rice Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Serve this simple crock pot meal over polenta or pasta. Serve with some steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
This dish is great as leftovers too — can easily transform the leftovers into a soup by shredding the chicken and adding chicken broth, diced zucchini, diced carrots, and any other veggies you may have — just simmer all together until veggies are tender. 


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs (or breast)
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup tomato puree (or 2 Tbsp tomato paste)
2 Tbsp capers
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

An easy and delicious beef taco! Start in the morning before heading to work and come home to a delicious, warm & slightly spicy meal! I like to make mexican rice with some of the leftover juices from the slow cooker.


2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp paprika
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs boneless chuck roast
1/2 large sweet onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10.5 oz) can beef broth
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1-2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
tortillas (I use whole wheat)
taco toppings (avocado, lettuce, tomato, salsa, rice, cheese, refried beans… etc) Continue reading

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Crock Pot Spicy Chicken Stew

A warm and filling stew perfect on a chilly night. You can easily adjust the spiciness and flavor of this stew by mixing up the type of bottled salsa used in the stew. Delicious when served with corn bread muffins. 


2 baking potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 (10 oz) package frozen whole-kernel corn
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup bottled salsa
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into strips
chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

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