This is a contributed post.
Spring is looking like it’s finally here, but don’t put away your slow cooker just yet! There are some chilly and rainy days ahead of us before the April showers turn into May flowers. So, it’s still the perfect time to use the slow cooker setting on your Instant Pot or Crock-Pot.
These four slow-cooker recipes have a little bit of added spice to warm you up after a long day of puddle-jumping in the rain. And, since you can just “set it and forget it,” it leaves extra time for that spring cleaning you’ve been putting off. 🙂
Crockpot Spicy Pot Roast Using Top Round Roast
Check out this drool-worthy top-round roast recipe from YellowBlissRoad.com. It uses pepperoncini and a little bit of pepperoncini juice to add some heat. However, if you are looking to spice things up even further, you can substitute jalapeños.
Cooking your Top Round Roast in the slow cooker like this keeps it super tender and juicy. Plus, it’s delicious sliced thin for sandwiches or served hot over some rice. You can add some root veggies to make a one-dish meal or serve it alongside a salad for a lighter spring dinner. And, don’t forget to reserve the juices to make delicious gravy!
Photo Source: YellowBlissRoad.com
Slow Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas
This enchilada dish from thekitchn.com is a wonderful meal to come home to after a walk on a breezy evening. Plus, they are a super delicious and easy meal. You can throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker and leave it be, coming back a few hours later to perfect comfort food that looks like it took hours of effort.
Photo Credit: TheKitchn
Slow Cooker Filipino Adobo Pulled Pork
For another great “set it and forget it” recipe, try this Filipino dish from skinnytaste.com. The peppercorn will give you some great flavor, but don’t forget the jalepeño for a dish with some kick. You can even add more if you like it really hot. Serve this pork over jasmine rice, and add fresh scallions and tomatoes on the side for a fresh and light dinner.
Photo Credit: SkinnyTaste
For another delicious, one-pot meal, try this spicy jambalaya from aspicyperspective.com. Put in all your ingredients except the shrimp and rice, and let it cook. Then, right before dinner, throw in those finishing ingredients.
This recipe advertises itself as perfect for busy moms, but it is also fantastic if you are eager to get outside this spring and would rather spend your afternoon gardening, doing yard work, or getting some exercise as opposed to cooking in the kitchen for hours.
Enjoy These Slow-Cooker Recipes!
I hope you enjoy your slow-cooker recipes – and the time saved from not having to cook dinner! 🙂
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