3 Crock Pot Dump Dinners That Won’t Rob You Of Your Free Time

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With the time change done and over with, it’s now dark when we arrive back at our homes in the evening. As the weather continues to cool down, nothing feels better than coming home to a pot of ready made food. If you want to fill your home with good smells, crock pot is a great way, but who wants the work involved?

Fortunately, for the ultra lazy, these recipes can be dumped in a crockpot the night before and forgotten about. No additional cooking necessary. Check them out and take your free time back.

1. Slow Cooker Beef And Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds beef chunks (aka: stew meat )
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper ( or to taste)
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4-6 cups cooked white or brown rice
Directions:
Add all ingredients except for cornstarch and rice to slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. Whisk together cold water and cornstarch and add to crockpot, allowing to thicken for 20 minutes. Serve over rice.
2. Honey Garlic Chicken
Ingredients:
  • 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup low sodium ketchup
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Directions:

    Combine all ingredients and cook for 5 to 8 hours on low. Serve over rice and enjoy.
    3. Curried Butternut Squash Soup
    Ingredients:
    • 2 – 2 ¼ pounds butternut squash, chopped into small chunks
    • 1 large yellow onion, diced
    • 2 granny smith apples, diced
    • 2 carrots, cut into chunks
    • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
    • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • ½ cup heavy cream
    Directions:
    Dump everything but the heavy cream into the crock pot. Cook on low for 7 or 8 hours. Blend ingredients into a soup mixture. Stir in cream, serve, and enjoy.