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15 Insanely Tasty Camping Crockpot Dinner Meals

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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.  This is the crockpot I have, it fits in a cupboard by the stove, you can lock it and take it with you.  I have done this on several occasions when the RV campground hosts a holiday party.  

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.

  1. There is only one pot to clean and using slow cooker liners, the clean up is ridiculously easy.
  2. I can do other stuff while it is cooking, like riding my bike around the campground with the kids.
  3. The food turns out really well. 
  4. It fills the RV with really good smells.
  5. 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.

1) Meatloaf Casserole

Every time I shop at Sams and pick up some turkey mince, I cook a meatloaf.  I make a big batch and freeze some for later. 

2) Lentil Curry

I love anything to do with curry, so I always have these ingredients in the rig.  I usually prefer meat in my meals, but this recipe is surprisingly good sans meat.

3) Ravioli Casserole

This looks so good, it’s on my list to try out this week.  I’m always looking for meals that will fill my 10 year old and this is one!

4) Mongolian Beef

This recipe may not have the usual suspects in your pantry,  but if you like spicy foods you should have most of them.  I only had to pick up some apricot jam.

5) Baked Ziti

I like to make this the day before travel day so then I have some for leftovers and I know everyone will eat them.

6) Shredded Chicken Salsa

I make up a batch of shredded chicken that we can eat on tacos over rice with veggies.

7) Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

This dish works perfectly around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

8) Balsamic Chicken

Anything paired with balsamic chicken and I’m in, this dish is no exception and it’s so easy to make.

9) Steak Fajitas

This type of dish is perfect as a wrap or serve it in lettuce wraps with some pico de gallo.

10) Pineapple Pork Loin

This recipe consists of 5 ingredients, all of which you throw in the crock pot and let them cook together.

11) BBQ Pork Ribs

This is perfect for one of those lazy days when you are hanging around the campsite chillaxing.  

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.

13) Salsa Chicken

This recipe is so stinking easy to make, it’s almost embarassing!  The prep time takes about 5 minutes, come back in 3 hours and everything is ready!

14) Spaghetti Bolognese

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.

15) Tuscan Garlic Chicken

You and everyone in your family will love this recipe, it’s full of goodness and wonderful flavors.

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.

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