Easy Crockpot Dinners for Busy Moms

Group of young adults cooking together in the kitchen and using a crockpot

 

Life gets busy, and there are many demands on a person’s time. Moms know this well. Many moms have to take care of their kids, meet their job requirements and have time for themselves. Of course, all families expect and need a hearty dinner in the evening. Thus, this can be a challenge for moms who have already had a hectic day.

Consequently, dinner might often consist of eating out or quickly throwing something together. An effective solution to this is making a crockpot dinner. You can find some easy but delicious recipes.

Slow Cooker Short Ribs

You don’t need to visit your favorite restaurant to enjoy yummy, succulent ribs. Furthermore, you shouldn’t have to spend much time in the kitchen preparing them. This is because your crockpot can help you serve appetizing ribs for your family dinner. All you need to do is purchase some short ribs and season them. Next, brown them in a hot skillet, which will help retain the juices.

Lastly, put them in the crockpot on low for eight hours or high for four hours. Wait until the meat is tender. For the best results, include a medium onion, two large carrots, two medium parsnips, two sprigs of rosemary, and a teaspoon of thyme. You can also throw in a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and four springs of fresh parsley.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

If you and your family members are fans of chicken, you won’t want to pass up this dish. It goes great with pasta. It also takes 15 minutes to prepare this meal, and it will cook in the slow cooker for about four hours. There are 12 ingredients and just a few steps to create this wonderful dinner. It serves six people.

You’ll need the following:

  • Green bell pepper (cut into half an inch pieces)
  • 6 one in skin or chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of thinly sliced onion
  • Red bell pepper (cut into half an inch pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of pitted kalamata olives
  • A 24-ounce jar of marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

You’ll heat the olive oil in a large pan and season both sides of the chicken. Next, put the chicken in the slow cooker, add the mushrooms to the pan, and cook them for about five minutes. You’ll then add the garlic and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Lastly, put bell peppers, onion, marinara sauce, and Italian seasoning in the slow cooker. Finish by tossing all the ingredients together. After it’s finished in the crockpot, enjoy!

Try these two meals this week for dinner. You’ll undoubtedly appreciate how fast you can prepare them and how delicious they taste.

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