If moving into an RV has taught me anything, it’s how to make things easy on myself. Cooking in a crockpot is my favorite way to cook. It’s simple to use, there is little food preparation and the food comes out delicious every time.
What is better than dumping ingredients into a slow cooker, pressing a button and coming back 4 hours later and dinner is done. I’ll take that any day of the week.
Sounds good right?
Before we get started pulling out your crockpot, did you know these slow cooker liners existed? I didn’t for the longest time! These will save you so much time on clean up. I always buy 2 so I never run out.
A lot of you are probably using the Instantpot – I failed that class. I read all the reviews and listened to other RVers who raved about it, we even went so far as to buy one but there were too many instructions and directions and I got so confused .
With the crockpot, you press a temperature HIGH/LOW, decide how long it needs and that’s it.
I like being able to remove the lid and find out if the meal is done or not. The Instapot seems way more complicated than that. You have to let it cool down before opening in case you come in contact with white hot steam, blistering and scarring you for life!
Seriously, no thanks, I’ll stick with my crockpot all the same.
Here Are My Top 5 Reasons For Cooking With a Crockpot.
- There is only one pot to clean and using slow cooker liners, the clean up is ridiculously easy.
- I can do other stuff while it is cooking, like riding my bike around the campground with the kids.
- The food turns out really well.
- It fills the RV with really good smells.
- It is SO easy to use – put food in, press a button, close the lid and walk away.
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15 Insanely Delicious Crockpot Dinner Recipes
We like to get up early and get out before the crowds and before the heat. This means we are home sometimes by lunchtime. These are the days when I will get dinner in the crockpot so I can relax outside with the family.
12) Beef Chili
You will see that they mention browning the meat in a saucepan first. I am lazy and don’t always follow directions so I just throw everything into the crockpot and close the lid, plus I don’t want another pot to clean.
I am constantly making up a batch of spaghetti bolognese. It’s handy to have some in the freezer so if we end up coming home later than we thought, I can pull one out and heat it up easy enough.
So that’s it folks, these crockpot recipes should help to cut down the amount if time you spend in your RV kitchen, and get you outside chilling and hanging with your family.
Do you have a favorite recipe to share with us?