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There are time when you get home from a busy, draining day and you just want to eat dinner and relax. When you know that days are going to be hectic, pull out a slow cooker before you leave. Just prep a few ingredients and when you get home, your dinner is done!

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Here are some delicious meals that you can put together in a flash. Enjoy!

All DayVenison or Beef Stew

2 pounds venison or beef roast, cut into bite sized pieces


1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


2 large potatoes, diced


1 can tomato sauce


4 carrots, diced


3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter 


1 cup red table wine


2 teaspoons soy sauce


2 medium onions, chopped 


Beef broth to cover
 all ingredients

2 bay leaves


1 clove garlic, minced


1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon thyme

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Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.
  • Cook on LOW for 8 hours.


  • Serve with cornbread.

Chicken and Mexican Rice

4 chicken breasts


1 cup rice


1 cup salsa


2 1/2 cups chicken broth


1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


1/2 tablespoon cilantro


Chili powder, to taste



  • Combine rice, salsa, broth and seasonings in crock pot.
  • Place chicken breasts on top.
  • Cook on LOW all day until rice is done.
  • You can garnish with chopped tomatoes and peppers when serving.

Beef Burgundy

2 slices bacon, chopped


2 pounds round steak, cut into 1-inch cubes


1/2 cup flour


1 teaspoon salt


1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram


1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1 clove garlic, minced


1 beef bouillon cube, crushed


1 cup Burgundy wine 


1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

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In large skillet, cook bacon several minutes.
  • Remove bacon and set aside.


  • Coat beef with flour and brown on all sides in bacon mixture.
  • Combine steak, bacon drippings, cooked bacon, seasonings, bouillon, and Burgundy wine in crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender.


  • Turn control to HIGH.
  • Add mushrooms; cook on HIGH for 15 minutes.

Asian Pork Roast

1 (3 to 4 pound) pork roast


1/4 cup soy sauce 


1/4 cup orange marmalade


1 tablespoon ketchup


2 cloves garlic, crushed

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Place roast in crock pot.
  • Combine remaining ingredients.
  • Pour over roast.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
  • If desired, make up extra mixture of soy sauce, marmalade and ketchup as a dipping sauce.
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