31 days of slow cooker meals

Slow Cooker Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas {Vegetarian}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 31, 2014

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. This is our final recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals…you can find the complete list here! I will be compiling all of the recipes featured in the series plus a few others and giving it away as […]


Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 30, 2014

Alright friends. There is nothing sexy about the way this looks. In fact, I think it looks the opposite of sexy. I didn’t have any ice cream or whipped cream to garnish this with…so I’m left with un-sexy looking apple crisp. But let me talk to you a minute about the taste. The taste is […]


Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 29, 2014

Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!? This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes. Minute One. Place […]


Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]


These beef tacos may very well be my favorite…of all time. (I’ve probably said that about other tacos before and might say it about future tacos as well. Because I just love tacos.) But really…the salsa verde, the tender beef, the bite from the cilantro and the creaminess and tang from the goat cheese…makes for […]


Carnitas…so simple to make and so delicious. Add whatever toppings you like…we enjoyed our with salsa and avocados. Also, don’t skip the lime juice…it gives such a delicious flavor to the pork and helps soften the meat as it slow cooks! Also, more slow cooker tacos tomorrow…because who doesn’t love tacos?! Get the full recipe […]


So, we have a peach issue around here. Not only do we like to eat them. We like to throw them. (And by ‘we,’ I mean Cuatro.) (See video evidence here.) It’s not my fault that they look exactly like tennis balls…and that they beg to be thrown, when you are an 18 month old. […]


31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Goulash

by Jenn K on July 24, 2014

Goulash…what is goulash really?! I have this impression of goulash from what we used to make in when I lived in the Dominican Republic…an impression of ‘just dump whatever veggie in with the meat and toss in some kind of sauce and done. Goulash. I have no idea where that impression came from…but it stuck. […]

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More chicken curry meals in the slow cooker. This meal is actually a regular part of our family rotation. The list of meals that we have repeatedly is very short, given that we are always trying new recipes for the website. But this one has been on the list for a few years and will […]

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You might be wondering what I was thinking with this beef roast. But it works. It just works. You’re just going to have to try it yourself and see. Get the full recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Apples, Carrots, Onions and Red Potatoes here. Welcome to our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals! […]