Do you want a home cooked meal but you’re short on time? This collection of Crockpot recipes can be ready to eat in four hours or less.
A Crockpot can be your best friend in the kitchen, mine sure is. With these easy and quick recipes, you can have a hot and tasty meal on the table in about four hours or less. Chicken, beef, pork and even fish can be slow cooked to a tasty goodness with the right recipe.
Some of these are dump and go Crockpot recipes. All of these recipes can be tossed in the slow cooker and you can go on about your day while your tasty home cooked dinner simmers.
From soups and stews to meats and one pot meals, even a vegetarian option, there’s something for everyone in this collection of Crockpot dinner recipes ready in four hours or less.
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What size Crockpot should you buy?
That depends on your needs, most of all. If possible, I recommend owning a big one and a small one. Let me explain.
You should be able to make a meal for six people in a 6-7 quart Crockpot. However, there are times when a smaller Crockpot is all you need for some meals or side dishes like green beans.
My personal favorite Crockpot is this 6 quart with programmable selections for 4, 6, 8 and 10 hour settings.
You can actually buy a Crockpot that is as small as 1 to 1.5 quarts. Those a nice for keeping a dip warm for parties, or heating a side of green beans and such.
My Favorite Crockpot accessory
Do yourself a favor and keep these disposable Crockpot liners on hand at all times. They make clean-up super easy.
If all you have left in the Crockpot is juice and you did use one of those handy dandy Crockpot liners, clean up is easy. After the Crock has cooled completely, lift out the liner and place it into a small garbage bag. Tie up the ends very well and place it into the freezer until trash day. No stinky odor or messy leaks in the trash can.
Four Hour Slow Cooker Recipes (or less than 4 hours)
Slow Cooker recipes are always handy to keep on hand for busy days but some Crockpot recipes are great to cook anyway. Those 3 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Wings are popular year round and great for game day. If you’re hosting a get-together, those slow cook while you are doing other things.
Many great dinner recipes can be cooked in the Crockpot on low for eight hours while you are at work. Most slow cooked meat comes out tender and juicy using the right recipe. I hope you find some new family favorites in this list of Crockpot recipes that cook in four hours or less.
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