JUST FOUND A CROCKPOT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS LAST YEAR AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

  1. Help me.
    I'm more of a baker than a chef. Cooking meat tends to terrify me. Too many chicken salmonella horror stories.
  2. Do you have recipes that are easy and delish?
    Bonus points if they are also cheap
  3. And did I mention easy.
    Dinners. Desserts. Soups. Whatever to make actual food.
  4. Me and my tummy thank you in advance.
  5. Just put some chicken and Frank's red hot in there. And cook for a few hours. Then pull the chicken apart so it's shredded. Put on a hoagie bun with some ranch or blue cheese and voila!
    Suggested by   @evak
  6. Boneless chicken, sprinkle packet of taco/fajita seasoning then add onions and bell peppers (frozen or fresh) Cook until chicken is opaque all the way through. Boom! Easy fajitas.
    Suggested by   @thecomicswife
  7. Throw in some chopped garlic & onion, a can each of corn, hominy, & green chilis, a couple cans of beans (I like cannelloni, but any will work), & your choice of meat (I've used chicken, pork, & beef). Add a packet of white chili seasoning mix & pour in chicken stock until everything is mostly covered.
    Suggested by   @nelle
  8. For carnitas put in a pork butt/shoulder, a couple jalapeños, chopped onion & garlic, a quartered lime or two, a tsp of salt, & a light beer. Cook until the pork comes apart easily with a fork.
    Suggested by   @nelle
  9. And for an amazing pot roast: beef roast, stick of butter, packet of Ranch dressing mix, packet of Au Jus mix, five pepperoncini. Cook until the meat is tender. Will seriously melt in your mouth.
    Suggested by   @nelle
  10. Put in pinto beans with salt, water for 6-8 hours. You'll have beans for burritos, for days.
    Suggested by   @MichaelRose
  11. Go to http://www.budgetbytes.com/?s=Slow+cooker. Beth's recipes are budget minded and delicious.
    Suggested by   @Starmist
  12. Chicken breast & half a jar of salsa. - cook on low 6 hours, and shred. Great for tacos, or quesadillas.
    Suggested by   @kates08
  13. Amazing tomato sauce
    2 or more tins of tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped onions, garlic to taste. Leave to simmer for 8ish hours and harvest the amazingness.
    Suggested by   @betsyb
  14. Throw a pork loin in crockpot and pour root beer over it (almost completely). Let cook all day. Drain root beer and use as much Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce as you want. Shred pork loin. Boom, pulled pork sandwiches. Good enough on buns or by itself.
    Suggested by   @breeannie
  15. This soup is liquid gold
    I use spicy Italian sausage, 2x the amount of kale, and whatever wine I have around the house (almost always dry white). It makes 6ish servings but it freezes and reheats super well!
    Suggested by   @maggzerts