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Slow Cooker Meals that Can Take Out the Stress of Holiday Shopping

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You got stuck in all of the longest shopping lines, had trouble returning the wrong size sweater and now you're sitting in traffic on your way home. On top of it all, you know you'll have several hungry stomachs waiting for you as soon as you walk through the door. It's a common scenario that happens to the best of us during this busy time of year. However, with your Crock-Pot® 6-Quart. Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo® and these simple recipes, you'll have a warm, delicious meal prepared in no time!

Pineapple Barbecue Sauce Pork Chops
A recipe with just a few ingredients, this meal makes for extremely savory, juicy pork with a zesty kick. This dish is a great addition to tacos, nachos or even pizzas!


  • 1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 4 bone-in pork chop loins
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce.

In a bowl, combine the crushed pineapple, honey barbecue sauce, onion and chili sauce. Pour half of the mixture into your slow cooker, then add in the pork chops before pouring the remaining sauce on top. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Maple mustard chicken is not only easy to make, but delicious as well.Maple mustard chicken is not only easy to make, but delicious as well.

Maple Mustard Chicken
Spice up the classic chicken dinner with mustard while keeping it sweet with the addition of maple syrup too. This recipe only calls for four ingredients so preparing the dish will be a piece of cake. Prepare the ingredients before heading out in the holiday rush, bring your WeMo® App with you and the meal will be ready when you get home.


  • 6 boneless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup stone-ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca.

Place the 6 boneless chicken breasts in your slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, mustard and tapioca. Mix well and then pour over the chicken. Cover your slow cooker and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice if desired!

Swiss Steak
With little preparation needed, this recipe for Swiss steak makes for an easy meal that is hearty and filling.


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef round steak, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium onion, cut into slices
  • 1 celery rib, cut into slices
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

Combine the steak, flour, salt and pepper in a large bag with a seal. Seal and shake to coat. Place the onion slices in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add the steak, celery and tomato sauce on top. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Enjoy!

Try the delicious Layered Beef Lasagna from Crock-Pot Cuisine Ready-To-Slow Cook Meals.Try the delicious Layered Beef Lasagna from Crock-Pot Cuisine Ready-To-Slow Cook Meals.

Looking to cut down your prep time even more this busy holiday season?
With Crock-Pot® Cuisine Ready-To-Slow Cook Meals, slow cooking has never been simpler. Choose from a wide selection of handcrafted, flavorful meal kits that use all-natural, flash-frozen ingredients to deliver the best meals straight to your home. Meals arrive on dry ice to ensure quality and freshness. From the Sage Garlic Chicken with White Beans to the Layered Beef Lasagna, simply select your favorite meal, have it shipped to your door and place the ingredients in your slow cooker while you take care of your holiday errands. You'll have a hassle-free, warm and zesty, homemade dish ready to serve!

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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