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This past weekend and week have been all about slow cooker recipes. I’ve gone on and on about my love for my slow cooker and slow cooker recipes many times before, but seriously, this week she’s been my right and left arms, too!

Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes |

You see, we’re hosting two parties at my house this weekend, an engagement party for one niece and an 18th birthday party for another. As you can imagine, I decided it was the perfect time to clean out pantries, closets, and the cabinets under my bathroom sink.

And then I start thinking, “Why in the world am I cleaning out under my bathroom sink? There is stuff that has been hidden under here for five years for a reason!”

You’d think I’d just concentrate on getting my rugs cleaned and make sure all the light bulbs were working in my lamps, but nooooo, I have to take it 100 steps farther and decide to clean out places that surely no one will ever see during a party.

So, anyway, back to my favorite slow cooker recipes that we’ve survived off of this week plus plenty more that we love.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup |

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup has to be one of the easiest recipes to toss all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it go for the day. It tempts me all day long with that glorious smell! Add a little bit of cornbread and we’re set!

BBQ Pork Chops |

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops are so ridiculously easy that it is embarassing to even call it a recipe. But oh are they scrumptious!

Balsamic Roast Beef |

You probably could have guess that my balsamic roast beef had to happen. It is such a great recipe to cook once and then eat at least twice. We had roast and then french dip sandwiches and then stuffed mushrooms. It was heavenly.

If we’d not decided on the balsamic roast beef, this espresso roast beef I shared a while back would have been my go-to! Oh my word, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe from

And tonight, well these chicken enchiladas are happening in my house. I can’t wait!

Slow Cooker Oatmeal |

At the beginning of the week, I toss steel cut oats into the slow cooker for this overnight slow cooker oatmeal. That along with my slow cooker grits, baked bacon, and hard cooked eggs in the oven or some yogurt and we’ve not realized I hadn’t cooked in the morning!

More favorite slow cooker recipes:

Pork Roast Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup

+ even more slow cooker recipes

+ Cooking Light Slow Cooker Recipes


Slow Cooker Giveaway from

Three (3) lucky Add a Pinch family members will receive a Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable slow cooker.

Here’s how you enter:

Congratulations #137 – Lindsey, #287 – Peggy, and #101 – Kathleen.

Leave a comment telling me your favorite Add a Pinch slow cooker recipe. Don’t worry if you’ve not made one yet, just tell me which one you’d love to try!

You can also get a few extra entries with the following:

Then head back to this post and leave a comment that you did.

Giveaway ends March 21st at 11:59 PM Eastern. The winner will be announced sometime the following day.

Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Add a Pinch because I love ya!

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. Want to try the slow cooker vegetable soup. Following on twitter and pinterest. Pinned the recipe and subscribe to your email Thanks!!

    1. I love crock pot cooking. I want to try the oatmeal. I already had you pinned, tweeted, subscribed…but this is my first comment. πŸ™‚

  2. Add-a-Pinch slow cooked goodness….Mmmhmm!!! I love your balsamic roast beef.. But am dying to try your BBQ Pork chops! Everything you share is pure mouthwatering perfection, so I’m sure it’s nothing short of delicious. You got me subscribed to your email, following you on Twitter (@lovemyluucccy), and following your boards on Pinterest (luucccy06)!!! I even repin my faves of yours on my “Yuuummmm” board! Please keep sharing.. Thanks so much!! πŸ™‚

  3. I’d have to say the balsamic roast beef looks to be amazing to try. I am a huge balsamic fan! What a great giveaway! I have an old Crock Pot that I use twice a week, and this would be a wonderful upgrade!

  4. Oh how fun. I still use the crockpot my hubs and I got at our wedding shower…almost 18yrs ago. And I use it 3-4 times a week. Imagine how loved it is πŸ™‚ Programmable? Now that would be awesome! I love making soup in ours!

  5. I’m following you on Pinterest and have signed up for the emails! Love your recipe ideas so far!

    The only one I’ve tried is “The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever}”, I made it this week for a friends birthday. It is delicious and so moist!!! It’s going in my recipes for future use!

  6. The bbq pork chops sure look delicious! Will have to try them soon. Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day

  7. I plan to make the balsamic roast beef this weekend. It’s still so cold here and nothing is better on a cold day than glorious slow cooked beef πŸ™‚

  8. I want to try your enchiladas! They look delicious. I have an ancient slow cooker that I use a lot, mostly for beef roast and chicken taco soup. It’s a lifesaver for a working mom.

  9. I NEED to try that balsamic roast beef!!!! And those steel cut oats. I normally make mine on the stovetop on Sunday and pop it in the fridge for the week. Nothing beats fresh oats in the morning!!!

  10. I am going to try the porkchops and balsalmic beef. Both look fabulous. I just shared the link with a coworker too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I have a pretty large to-try pile and have been using my slow cooker much more lately since husband started working second shift. One of your recipes in the pile is the balsamic roast. makes my mouth water just reading the recipe!

  12. I want to try the chicken enchiladas, I pinned it! I am now following add a pinch on pint rest and facebook ! I hope I win, I need a new slow cooker, mine is not programmable. Thanks for the great recipies.

  13. I subscribe by email! Thanks so much for your giveaway-I’ve had my eye on this exact slow cooker!

  14. Love the overnight oatmeal! It is one that I use over and over again, I’ve always been a hot meal person and the fact that a hot breakfast was ready and waiting for me in the morning was divine. Thanks.
    Already get your emails and have pinned many of your recipes already.

  15. Of the listed recipes, I have only made the balsamic roast beef, but OH MY it is so good. I make it all the time and share the recipe all the time. Thank you!

  16. Oh my…which one is my fav!!!? I have made several of your recipes. The chicken tortilla soup is really good. Oh, and the Dr. Pepper roast is scrumptious too. I made the soup some time ago on a really cold day, and had dinner ready when The Man walked in the door. He absolutely attacked the soup. Very good. Thanks for sharing all your yummy recipes.

  17. I’d love to try the chops – I’ve cooked ONCE in a slow cooker and it was like boiled meat – I need help!

  18. Hi… I’ve been subscribed to your blog via email for quite some time and have so enjoyed many of your recipes. I think the Deviled Egg Chef Salad is my favorite among the ones I have so far. Been following you on pinterest and especially enjoy how well catagorized your boards are. Very easy to browse what I am looking for. My most recent pin there is probably the Hard Cooked Eggs in the Oven. Can’t wait to see how well that idea works at altitude!

  19. I have shared your Balsamic Roast recipe with my friends. Everyone that has made it has been wild over this recipe! It definitely is a keeper. I follow you by email.

  20. I’ve just rediscovered my slow cooker…I’ve even been to a few “crock pot” parties lately and taken dessert! I’m all about oatmeal, so can’t wait to try the slow cooker oatmeal on your site. I’ve subscribed and pinned, too!

  21. Awesome- anything with the slow cooker is fantastic. I would love to try your balsamic roast beef for sure- looks amazing.

  22. My “new” favorite is your cheddar biscuits, we are in love with these. I pinned the cheddar biscuits on my Pinterest page. I have been following you on Pinterest, I can’t believe I hadn’t “liked” you on FB (I now “love” you on FB), I’ve been watching your tweets for a while now. I’ve been enjoying your email updates for a while now and and plan to keep trying your recipes. Love all I have tried.

  23. Thanks for the recipes! I’m definitely attempting balsamic roast beef! And some sliders with the leftovers!


  25. Oh I wish I had this crock pot this weekend. I’m giving my mom an 80th BD party for all my family. Would love to make those BBQ pork chops.

  26. Ooh, definitely a toss-up. I saw slow-cooker grits and thought ‘man, the convenience!’ but then when I was pinning I saw slow-cooker dulce de leche and thought ‘man, how flipping great would that be’?

    So basically I’m just going to try a lot of recipes, nbd.

  27. I really wanna try the slow cooker vegetable soup of course in my new crock pot that I will be winning from Add A Pinch.
    I have also followed Add A Pinch on Pinterest and re-pinned a few recipes already πŸ™‚
    I also subscribed to your email

  28. I really enjoyed the espresso beef! Next week totally focusing on all slow cooker meals; that soup looks divine!

  29. Love your Balsamic Roast Beef slow cooker recipe! We’ve made it twice so far and have shared the recipe with many. It’s just as you promised, super easy and yummy with enough left overs to eat a solid meal the next day.
    I add more broth and an onion to the cooker so I can make a healthy quantity of gravy to put on mashed potatoes. Yum!

  30. I follow you on e-mail and print off the recipes. I like the balsamic roast and veg soup. Love the smells from a crockpot when you open the door in the evening. Love your recipes.

  31. Those Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops got me! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the chance at winning that beautiful slow cooker~

  32. I subscribe via email and like getting your emails that include lots of recipes to explore. All of the slow cooker recipes look delicious but if I had to pick one to try it would be the grits. As a southern girl, I love grits and it would be great to wake up to a slow cooker filled with one of my favorite comfort foods.

  33. We love the chicken enchiladas and there are a slew of recipes I have marked to try. The roast beef with espresso and siracha is up next! Can’t wiat to try it. Thanks for offering the chance to win a slow cooker.

  34. I want to try those BBQ Pork Chops, they sound divine. And I’m all for a recipe that can hardly be called a recipe!! πŸ™‚

  35. I’ve made your Balsamic Roast Beef several times and my family loves it! I love coming home from work or a day out running errands knowing a great dinner can be on the table in less them no time. Slow cookers are the best!!

  36. Super excited to try the balsamic roast beef.
    And I really must get a programmable slow cooker, mine from the 1980s works, but not for so many things!

  37. I’d LOVE to try your Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops. Pork Chops are such a family favorite. It’s a weekly staple! Making in a Slow Cooker would save so much time and save me from overcooking it. Yikes.

  38. I really want to try the Balsamic Roast Beef, however, NO SLOW COOKER- such a travesty, I know!!!! Just moved across the country (VA to CO) and the slow cooker got left behind **sniff sniff, tear tear** would love to win this!

    I dont pintrest or twitter :-/


  39. I want to try your Spicy Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe. Two of my favorites mashed together!

  40. I think I’d like to try your overnight oatmeal recipe. It sounds like an easy, hot breakfast.

  41. My favorite recipe is Balsamic Roast Beef which I have actually made (very good!) and also pinned some time ago…I already follow you on Pinterest and subscribe to your blog by email!!!

  42. Ahh you’re making me so hungry and truly I think we all go into crazy mode before people come over.

  43. Balsamic Roast beef is one that I want to try! Going to try to get it added to our roation this month!

  44. I actually made your Balsamic Roast Beef for the first time a couple weeks ago, and my boyfriend and I both love LOVED it! We’ll definitely be making it again. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  45. I would love to try the Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops. I love the slow cooker because it tenderizes meats such as pork chops.

  46. I’ve made your balsamic pot roast twice in the last two weeks! I’ve done pork shoulder in the slow cooker, but this is the first time I did a chuck roast. It was incredible!

  47. Love the simplicity of your BBQ porkchop recipe. We use our own homemade BBQ sauce and it is such an easy and delicious recipe. I pinned this recipe

  48. I get your emails, and follow you on Pinterest & Facebook!

    I love “Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie/Pudding”

    1 15-ounce can mashed pumpkin
    1 12-ounce can evaporated milk (or regular/rice/soy milk)
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix OR 1/2 cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt mixed
    2 eggs, beaten
    2 Tablespoons butter, melted
    2-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice OR the equivalent of cinnamon, ginger, and allspice
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    Whipped cream/topping (optional)

    Lightly oil inside of slow cooker. Combine all the ingredients except whipped topping in a large bowl. Transfer to slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until pudding is somewhat set and temperature hits 160 degrees. Serve with whipped topping sprinkled with cinnamon.

    I also found that substituting Persimmon Pulp for the Mashed Pumpkin
    and only using 1 tsp. of cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg you have a delicious and quick
    Slow-Cooker Persimmon Pudding

  49. Can I please have a bowl of that oatmeal this morning? It looks perfect. I get your emails and make as many of your recipes as possible. I don’t have a slow cooker, so this would be great!

  50. I’m heard about your post from Rebecca at Foodie with Family and I would love to try the balsamic pot roast. I LOVE using my slow cooker! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win one!

  51. I just found your site today and I plan on making the BBQ porkchops. I’ll start out easy and work my way up! Thanks!!

  52. The Balsamic Roast Beef recipe brought me here from Foodie With Family…..I can’t wait to make this recipe as soon as possible and I also signed up for email.

  53. so hard to choose! I think I’ll have to go with the Balsalmic roast beef as well πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing β™₯

  54. Just found your site so I don’t have a favorite yet. But the balsamic roast beef will be first followed by the chicken enchiladas. Love using the slow cooker!!! Great site!!!

  55. Gonna try the Balsamic Roast Beef this weekend. Just pinned in and followed you on Pinterest. So glad to have found you through Foodie with Family. : ) Thanks for the shot at the fabulous giveaway too.

  56. want to try that balsamic roast beef. will try it as a matter of fact, and hope to win this cool slow cooker

  57. I love your balsamic beef recipe. We eat it all the time and left overs (if we have any) are awesome too!

  58. I am brand new to Add a Pinch but love your look! The slow cooker recipe I am going to put in the pot tonight is the overnight oatmeal–it looks so good and what a treat waking up to breakfast!

  59. Pinned the Balsamic Roast Beef and can’t wait to try it! Now following you on Twitter and Pinterest and signed up for emails. Yay!

  60. I want to make the BBQ pork chops you mentioned ! they sound and look so delic ! great giveaway ! I have always wanted a slow cooker πŸ™‚

  61. I faithully follow your blog and I did pin the Balsamic roast recipe I love your blog and appreciate all the wonderful information and recipes you share.

  62. My favorites are BBQ shredded pork and making roasts – My favorite part is being able to freeze the leftovers for busy weeks!

  63. would love, love, love this slow-cooker. Haven’t been feeling well for several months, so do more slow-cooker meals than ever. Want to definitely try the Balsamic Roast. Have some great balsamic and hubby loves roast beef

  64. I love soup, almost any soup, and could eat soup 365/6 days a year. So, should I be the recipient of that s-l-o-w cooker, soup it will be.

  65. Your recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops looks yummy. It would be perfect for a weeknight meal. I’m going to try that one soon. Thanks for sharing.

  66. I want to try your balsamic roast beef and your chicken tetrazini. I already follow you on pinterest and by email. I pinned your chicken tetrazini.

  67. I would like to try the slow cooker Pot Roast. I pinned that recipe to Pinterest (Elisabeth Arian), followed Add a Pinch on Pinterest and on Twitter. I also subscribed by e-mail.

  68. It is surly a great chance of seeing such a see recipes and i will subscribe to Add a Pinch via my email.

  69. I follow you on twitter and pinterest and subscribed to email updates. I pinned the Dr Pepper Slow Cooker Roast Beef recipe. That sounds fantastic. Dr Pepper is my favorite soda.

  70. I’d have to say that Balsamic Roast Beef looks awesome, wish I had a pot roast on hand to make right now. Yummmm

  71. I am going to make your Crock Pot Beef Pot Roast tomorrow, when my roast has thawed! Can’t Wait! So many great recipes on here!

  72. I make these cocktail meatballs that are just sooooooo good. Looking to branch out and do more recipes!!

  73. Just pinned your balsamic pot roast, can’t wait to try it! Using leftovers for stuffing portabellas, is inspired!

  74. i make the pot roast Sunday mornings. Plug it in before church and it’s ready when we get back starving at 1 pm!

  75. They all look awesome! I would have to say right now I am drooling over the BBQ pork chops. Always looking for a pork chop recipe. Next on my list is the espresso roast beef.

    I am already getting emails…which I love.
    Already following on Pinterest also.
    Have pinned several recipes, but just added a few new ones.

  76. Following you on facebook, twitter and pinterst. Have just signed up for the emails and am looking forward to them.

  77. I’ve been dying to try both your Balsamic Roast Beef and Dr Pepper Roast Beef recipes but alas to date I haven’t – I had both non-pulling beef (and pork!) experiences trying to re-create slow-cooker recipes in a conventional oven, so holding off on those until I have the right equipment! Yum! πŸ™‚

  78. I re-pinned your Caramel Cake on Pinterest. I’ve made lots of cakes through the years, but have never tried caramel. Maybe for Easter!

  79. Can’t believe I didn’t find your blog sooner-subscribed by email. Would love to try the vegetable soup!

  80. Just pinned the balsamic beef recipe! Think I will make that this weekend for my birthday πŸ™‚

  81. I would love to try the vegetable soup, as well as other soups and stews. Been wanting one of these puppies for a long time to throw stuff in in the morning and turn into something amazing by the time I get home. Awesomeness!

  82. Just signed up to receive your emails. Am trying the balsamic roast beef tonight! Please enter me in the crockpot contest, I’d love one!

  83. I’ve been following you for awhile on Pinterest already so I pin your recipes regularly but just pinned the Dr. Pepper Roast Beef in the slow cooker. I bet that new cooker would would make it perfectly!! I just subscribed to your emails and am new to Twitter so I’m now following you there too! Hope I’m a winner!! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  84. OK! I’m gonna have to try your BBQ pork chops! Yours looks so gorgeous! Thank you for the entry to win that smokin’ (hahaha! not really “smoking”) πŸ™‚ slow-cooker-piece-of-art.

  85. I subscribe to your delicious blog via email. (Goodness in the inbox!)
    Thank you for having a slow cooker giveaway.