Crockpot aka Slow Cooker Recipes 

The hot weather months are when the living should be easy and relaxed. What better way to relax and still prepare a delicious dish then using your crockpot or slow cooker?  Here are a few recipes you might enjoy. 

Crockpot Ravioli 

1 ½ lb. lean ground beef1 medium onion, chopped 

1 clove garlic minced2 8oz cans tomato sauce 

1 14oz can stewed tomatoes1 teas dried oregano 

1 teas Italian seasonings1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach 

1 16 oz package pasta½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated 

1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shreddedsalt & pepper to taste 

Thaw the spinach and squeeze dry between paper towels.  Brown the ground beef over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic to the ground been and cook until the onions are soft and clear.  Drain any excess fat from the meat.  Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray. Transfer the meat, onion and garlic mixture to the crockpot.  Break up the stewed tomatoes and add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the ground beef mixture in the crockpot.  Cover crockpot and cook on high for 3 ½ to 4 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.  If cooking on low, increase the setting to high for the last 30 minutes.  Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.    Thirty minutes before mixture in slow cookeri is finished stir the cooked pasta, cheese and spinach into the mix.  When the mozzarella cheese is melted it’s time to serve the ravioli. 

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham 

8-10 medium potatoes2 medium onions, chopped 

6-8 slices ham1 cup grated cheddar cheese 

1 can cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup½ teas cream of tarter 

Salt & pepper to taste1 cup water 

Paprika, optional 

Peel the potatoes and slice very thin.  Toss the thinly sliced potatoes with the cream of tarter and the 1 cup of water.  Drain the potatoes.  Spray the crockpot with cooking spray.  Place one-half of the ham, one-half of the potatoes and one-half of the onion in the crockpot.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add ½ cup of the grated cheddar cheese over the ham, potatoes and onion. Next layer the remaining half of the ham, potatoes and onion over the fist half.  Add the second half of the cheddar cheese.  Spoon the undiluted soup over the top of the potatoes and ham mixture.  Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.  Cover crockpot and cook until potatoes are done, approximately 8-10 hours on low or about 4 hours on high, 

Pulled Pork Sandwich 

1 pork shoulder roast, 4 pounds½ cup apple cider vinegar 

1 cup your favorite barbeque sauce½ cup chicken broth 

¼ cup brown sugar1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 

1 large onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced 

1 Tbsp chili powder½ teas dried thyme 

8 hamburger buns split and lightly toasted 

Spray crockpot with cooking spray.  Place the pork roast in the crockpot.  In a large mixing bowl mix together the barbeque sauce, brown sugar, chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, onion, garlic, chili powder and thyme.  Pour this mixture over the pork roast in the crockpot.   Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours.  You want the roast to shred easily with a fork.  When the roast is finished, remove it from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred the meat.  Return the shredded pork to the crockpot and stir the meat into the liquid in the pot.  Lightly toast the hamburger rolls.  Spoon the shredded pork onto the toasted buns and serve warm.  Note:  Many people like to add coleslaw to the shredded pork on the bun or have coleslaw as a side dish with the sandwich.