CROCKTOBER

My favorite slow cooker recipes posted for your enjoyment!

CROCK - POT JUICY APPLE CHICKEN SANDWICHES

Perfect for a snowy day - and perfect if you love sandwiches. Who doesn’t love sandwiches?!


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CROCK - POT JUICY APPLE CHICKEN SANDWICHES

1 Honeycrisp apple, peeled and sliced - the superior apple in my opinion

1 large sweet onion, sliced - don’t cry

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts - get the big ones full of hormones and antibiotics

1 teaspoon salt - I’m so thirsty

1 teaspoon pepper - ahhh chooo

1 teaspoon paprika - just cause

2 teaspoons dry mustard - gross

12 oz. bottle of hard apple cider - hiccup

12-16 slices of thick sourdough bread - toasted like your weird uncle

2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese - careful it's sharp

Dump the onion and apple slices on the bottom of your crock.

Place the chicken breasts on top of the apples and onions, top with the salt, pepper, paprika, and mustard. Pour the hard cider over the top. Glug glug.

Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

Remove the chicken from the crock shred the hell out of it and dump it back in to soak up the juices.

Toss the bejesus out of it.

Put the mixture between the slices of your toasted bread - add a little shredded cheese in it. Lean forward cause it's juicy. Don't wanna ruin your pants suit.

Wipe face with napkin.

CROCK-POT PSL

Who needs the expensive coffee shop PSL - when you can make an entire cauldron of it at home! Perfect for entertaining in the fall or winter!


CROCK-POT PSL

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6 cups whole milk - moo

6 cups of strongly brewed coffee - muddy almost

1/2 cup pumpkin puree - also my rap name

1/4 cup vanilla - remember this will make you drunk

1/2 cup sugar - so sweet

2 teaspoons cinnamon - don't sneeze

3 cinnamon sticks - also my rap name

Dump the milk and coffee into yer crock.

Whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Pour that mess into the crock as well.

Stir it all up and dunk in the cinnamon sticks.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.

Pour it in a fancy mug and go for a sleigh ride.

CROCK-POT PUMPKIN CROCK CAKE

How about a fun dessert this time around?! It’s warm, it’s pumpkin, and it’s covered in a drizzle. I’d eat anything covered in a drizzle.


CROCK-POT PUMPKIN CROCK CAKE

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1 box yellow cake mix - lazy right?

1 3.9 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix - super lazy

1 15 oz can of pumpkin - or punkin if you say it like that

1.5 cups milk - Mooo

1 stick of butter (melted) - hold it under your armpits to warm it up.

Line your crock with some of that waxy parchment paper.

Dump the dry cake mix evenly along the bottom of your crock- top it with the vanilla pudding mix, and then top it with your canned gourd.

Pour melted butter evenly over the top of the dry ingredients, and then do the same with the milk.

Take a spoon and press down any dry mix that isn't wet. Oh baby.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours’ish

You don't want to overcook it - test it to see if its still kinda moist. Oh baby.

Drizzle with caramel sauce and throw a scoop of pumpkin or vanilla ice cream on top! Oh baby!

CROCK-POT GROSS VEGAN SLOPPY JOES

Our producer Shannon has been begging me to post a vegan recipe for Crocktober - so here ya go. Enjoy - or not. Yuck.


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1 cup chopped carrots - cause you're a rabbit

1 cup chopped mushrooms - enjoy your farts

1 cup chopped onions - don't cry

2 garlic cloves minced - enjoy your breath

1 1/2 cups brown lentils

1/2 cup quinoa - so healthy

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1/2 cup organic ketchup - yea, organic.....or just use the cheap stuff

2 tablespoons maple syrup - wait, no pancakes?

2 tablespoons hot sauce

2 tablespoons mustard

1 tablespoon chili powder - don’t sneeze

1 teaspoon paprika

Pinch of salt & pepper - not too hard, pinching hurts

3 - 4 cups vegetable broth - the tears of squeezed vegetables

Add everything into your crock

Stir and cover, cook on LOW for 5 hours- Check in on it from time to time to see if you need to add more vegetable tears if needed.

Serve between “warm buns” - also my nickname in college.

OR - if you wanted something with MEAT in it - toss the whole thing in the trash.

Gotta give some love to simplyquinoa.com for this interesting recipe. Thank you!

CROCK-POT CHICKEN COVERED IN PIG PASTA

Two different animals collide in this cacophony of flavor - cluck and oink with delight as you plop this meal in your trough.


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CROCK-POT CHICKEN COVERED IN PIG PASTA

3 garlic cloves minced - don’t rub your eyes after this

1 package ranch dressing mix - classy right?

1 10.75 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup - nectar of the GODS!

1 cup Greek yogurt - trying to make this a little healthy

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts - ouch, poor chicken

1/2 c. Real Bacon Bits - personally I use more because…well it’s bacon!

3 cups pasta - nothing witty here

Spray the inside of your crock with some food lube (oil). Put chicken breast in the crock.

Mix cream of chicken soup, yogurt, garlic and ranch dressing mix, bacon bits in a small bowl. Stir it up with your massive forearms.

Pour over chicken. Plop Plop.

Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Have patience. It’s worth it.

When chicken is done cook pasta like normal. Serve with chicken mixture on top of pasta in a fancy little bowl, and pretend you’re at a high-end restaurant.

CROCK-POT BANANA FRENCH TOAST

Impress your family with this breakfast delight…and if they’re not impressed, disown them and move out of town.


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1 French baguette (day old - kinda hard and dry'ish is the best) cut into 1-inch slices. Don’t cut your finger!

4 oz cream cheese - room temp - sit on it if you have to

4 bananas - sliced

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans - deez nuts

3 eggs

1/4 cup skim milk - skim, cause we're watching our weight

1/3 cup honey

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon - don't sneeze

Pinch of nutmeg - don't pinch it too hard, it hurts.

1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract - fun fact - you can get drunk off this stuff

2 tablespoons butter cut into thin slices

Honey - yes dear?

Spray the inside of the crock with cooking spray

Spread cream cheese on both sides of all bread slices and place slices in a single layer on the bottom of the crock

Put banana slices over the bread slices then sprinkle with brown sugar and deez nuts

Arrange butter slices over the top and set aside

In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs using a whisk or egg beaters. Lightly I said. Don't be too rough

Add milk, honey, cinnamon , nutmeg and vanilla extract; whisk the bejesus out of it

Pour egg mixture over bread

Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours

Slap some on a plate and drizzle honey all up in dat! Watch out for bears and bees!

Gotta give some love to diethood.com for this winner!

CROCK-POT BUFFALO MAC DADDY CHEESE

Have a defibrillator standing by - this spicy cheese dish with have your heart beating in triple time.


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CROCK-POT BUFFALO MAC DADDY CHEESE

2 cups Cavatappi pasta - fancy right?

2 cups heavy whipping cream. Heavy like you'll be after this recipe.

½ cup buffalo wing sauce - oh spicy

1 cup shredded Parmesan

2 cup sharp cheddar - ouch

1 cup celery thinly sliced

½ cup onions finely diced

2 eggs beaten

½ cup bleu cheese crumbled - gross right?


Put all of the ingredients in your crock and stir to combine well. Cook on high 2 hours

Enjoy your clogged arteries

CROCK-POT JUICY BRISKET SANDWICHES

This is some ding dang good brisket - perfect for sandwiches. Your family will want seconds and thirds of this sweet and tangy treat!


CROCK-POT JUICY BRISKET SANDWICHES

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1 (16 oz) jar of picante sauce

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 cup of sliced onion

1 beef brisket - moooooo! 4lbs


Add the moo cow to the crock

Add all the damn ingredients into your crock

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hrs

Remove and shred brisket - then put back in crock to soak up remaining juices. It’s like a meat sponge.

Serve inside warm potato rolls - topped with shredded cabbage.

Damn that's good.

CROCK POT NOODLE CHICKEN SOUP

A classic soup recipe perfect for the winter months!


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CROCK POT NOODLE CHICKEN SOUP

1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 large onion, all chopped up

3 carrots, peeled and sliced

2 stalks celery, sliced

10 fresh green beans chopped in half

4 tsp. fresh thyme

4 tsp. fresh rosemary

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. onion powder

1 bay leaf

salt

pepper

10 cups chicken stock

8 oz. egg noodles

In your crock combine chicken, onion, carrots, celery, green beans, thyme, rosemary, garlic, onion powder and bay leaf - then salt and pepper to taste.

Pour in chicken stock.

Cover and cook on low, 7 hours

Remove chicken and shred

Remove bay leaf.

Dump chicken back into crock and egg noodles.

Recover and cook on low for 30 minutes.

CROCK-POT THE BOMB BALSAMIC ROAST

A twist on your typical boring Crock-Pot roast. Tangy, spicy, sweet - so many flavors your tongue will be confused for days!


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CROCK-POT THE BOMB BALSAMIC ROAST

1 4'ish lb boneless roast (chuck or round)

1 cup beef broth (or vegetable)

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp worcester sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

1.2 tsp red pepper flakes

4 cloves garlic - chopped up

Place roast in crock

Combine all ingredients and pour over roast

Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW 6-8 hours

Enjoy!

CROCK-POT LITTLE PIGGY PORK CHOPS

Want some pig? I got yer pig right here! You’ll feel like a little oinker once you polish this dish off!


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Crock-Pot Little Piggy Pork Chops

1 onion - all chopped up

5 potatoes, peeled and sliced

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

4-6 boneless pork chops - oink

salt n’ pepa

garlic POWder

Spray yer crock with cooking spray. Hose that baby down.

Put onions and potatoes in bottom of crock and add about a half cup of H2O.

Top with pork chops, garlic powder, and salt n’ pepa

Pour soup over the chops. Plop plop.

Cook on LOW for 6 hours

Enjoy!

CROCK-POT PULLED BBQ CHICKEN

Stupid easy and stupid good! This recipe is in heavy rotation around my hood - and it's one my wife likes cause it's hard to mess up!


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Pulled BBQ Chicken

4 Chicken Breasts - raw

1 Cup BBQ Sauce

1/3 Cup Chopped Onion

1/3 Cup Italian Salad Dressing

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 1/3 Tbsp Worcester Sauce

Add all ingredients to Crock

Cook on HIGH for 4 hours

Shred chicken half way through

Serve on potato rolls

See. Easy right?

CROCK-POT PUNKIN PUDDIN'

Check out this fun dessert! It’s just like eating a liquefied pumpkin pie. My kids love this Fall treat - especially when you add a dollop of whipped cream on top.


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CROCK-POT PUNKIN' PUDDIN'

1 - 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 - 15 oz can of evaporated milk

2 tablespoons of melted butter

3⁄4 cup sugar

1⁄2 cup Bisquick

2 eggs, beaten

2 1⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons vanilla


Find a bowl and mix all the ingredients up in dat baby

Coat yer crock with cooking spray

Dump it into your crock

Cover and cook on low 6 hours

Serve in bowls and add that whipped cream on top it if you wanna kick it up with sugary goodness!

CROCK-POT BEEFY BROCCOLI

Believe it or not this recipe came with my Crock-Pot and it’s one of our favorites - the kids actually eat it too!


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Crock Pot Beefy Broccoli

1 1/2 lbs flank steak - moooo

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 Cup carrots, shredded

1/2 Cup soy sauce

1/4 Cup white wine

1/4 Cup cooking sherry

1 Teaspoon sesame oil

1 Teaspoon honey

1 Teaspoon dried ginger

1 Teaspoon red chili pepper flakes

1/2 Tablespoons peanut butter

3 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 cups of frozen chopped broccoli

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Cut flank steak into strips

Place steak in crock

Mix all other ingredients other than the broccoli and pour over steak in crock

Cook on low for 6 hours.

The last hour of cooking, stir in chopped broccoli.

Sir well to combine the sauce, meat, and broccoli.

Cover; cook one hour longer or until broccoli is tender.

Serve over a bed of white rice.

Enjoy with a Sapporo beer!

Hiccup

CROCK-POT HEAVY TURKEY CASSEROLE

Just a good old fashioned heavy casserole - just like grandma used to make. Slam it down after a long day of sledding and you’ll sleep like a hibernating bear.


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CROCK-POT TURKEY CASSEROLE

1 Can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Celery Soup

1 Can (10 3/4 oz.) Condensed Cream of Potato Soup

1 Cup milk

1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed

1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

4 Cups cooked cut-up vegetables - I used broccoli

2 Cups cubed turkey

4 Cups prepared stuffing

Stir the soups, milk, thyme, black pepper, vegetables and turkey in your Crock-Pot

Spoon the stuffing over the turkey mixture.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours

Pig out!

I have to give credit to Campbell's for this great recipe! Love me some Cambell’s cookbooks!

CROCK-POT CINNAMON ROLL COMA CASSEROLE

Get ready for this sugary delight! This is one of my favorites around the holidays!


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CROCK-POT CINNAMON ROLL COMA CASSEROLE

2 12 oz tubes of cinnamon rolls cut into quarters - and then divide in half (2 separate bowls)

4 eggs

1/2 cup whipping cream

3 Tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Spray the inside of your crock with cooking spray - lube that baby up!

Get a bowl and Beat eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and spices

Take 1 bowl of cinnamon roll pieces and use them to cover the bottom of your crock completely.

Pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls in the crock.

Place the rest of the roll pieces on top of the first layer on cinnamon roll pieces and spoon one packet of icing over rolls.

Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours - you'll be able to tell if the rolls are baked enough.

Drizzle remaining icing over top and serve warm with a big ol' cup off coffee.

Wait 45 mins for sugar crash.

Nap.

CROCKTOBER BUFFALO CHICKEN CHILI

Special thanks to friend and listener Missy Renner Robinson for this epic recipe - perfect for football parties! She originally found it on debbidoesdinnerhealthy.com


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CROCK-POT BUFFALO CHICKEN CHILI

2 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 large carrots

4 stalks celery

1 large red pepper

1 large onion

5 cloves of garlic

1/3 cup chili powder

2 tbsp. ground cumin

1 tbsp. paprika

1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce!!

2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can chili beans in sauce (do not drain)

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook onions, carrots, pepper and garlic in pan on stove top - until tender.

Add veggie mixture to crock.

Cube chicken and put in crock.

Add all the other ingredients and mix together.

Cook on low for 6-7 hours

Rest

Enjoy your heartburn

CROCK-POT MOROCCAN CHICKEN

Special thanks to listener Linsey Kasper for sending this recipe my way! She originally found the recipe on the site skinnytaste.com.


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CROCK-POT MOROCCAN CHICKEN

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs

4 carrots - chopped up

1 chopped up yellow onion, chopped

1/3 cup dried prunes cut in half

1/2 cup pitted green olives

3 chopped up garlic cloves

2 tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1 cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon salt

black pepper to taste

Chopped fresh cilantro for serving

In your crock - combine everything but the cilantro.

Stir that baby up!

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with and cilantro.

Enjoy

CROCK-POT HIPPIE VEGETABLE SOUP

Here's a stupid easy soup recipe for your enjoyment.  Hey look - there's no meat in it - vegetarians rejoice!


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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
4 cups vegetable broth
1 chopped up onion
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 diced garlic cloves
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes - undrained

Directions:

Toss all of these groceries in your Crock-Pot - minus the pasta.

Cook on LOW for 7 hours and then dump in the pasta. 

Kick it up to HIGH and cook for another 20 mins until the pasta is more tender than kisses from your mom.

Throw some shredded cheese on it or dip some fresh bread in it.  Pig out!
 

CROCK-POT HALLOWEEN PEANUT BUTTER CRISP TREATS

Here's a fun sugary treat that you can make for all of those weird neighbor kids on Halloween! Sorry, peanut allergy folks - this one is not for you.


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Ingredients:

2 10oz bags of small marshmallows
6 tablespoons of delicious butter - cubed up
1/2 cup creamy creamy yummy peanut butter
2 ounces Reese's Pieces - nuke them so they're melted
2 ounces semisweet chocolate - nuke them so they're melted
8 cups Cocoa Krispies
1 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon shortening - bye bye arteries


 

Directions:

Grease the inside of your Crock-Pot. Make it weird by making a sexy face when doing this.

In the crock combine marshmallows, butter, and the creamy creamy yummy peanut butter.

Cover and cook on low about 1 1/2 hours stirring every 30 minutes.

Toss in the cereal and peanuts, stirring to combine. Work it, work it, work it.

Put butter on your hands like a weirdo and scoop the mixture out - then shape the mixture into little balls and place on a greased sheet of wax paper.

Let your balls sit at room temperature (giggle) until firm like my abs and no longer sticky. About a half hour or so.

Stir the death shortening into the melted Reese's Piecess until smooth.

Drizzle fo' shizzle the treats with the melted Reese's Pieces sauce and melted chocolate. 

Sprinkle with additional finely chopped deez peanuts, if ya want.

Feed them to your children and watch them go crazy.