When finishing up your long shift on the road, you typically don’t want to spend a lot of time making your dinner. And taking a long time to prepare a good meal for the next few days may not be something you are looking forward to either. Thankfully, with crock-pots around, you can whip up a meal that will last for several days. You can even make it while on the road! Take a look at these tasty and simple recipes that you will be glad you found.
Slow Cooked “Melt in Your Mouth” Pot Roast
Cook Time: 9 hours on low, 6 hours on high
When thinking of good, tasty meals made from a crock-pot, people tend to think about pot roasts and for a good reason. A crock-pot is the perfect tool for cooking large portions of meat, making it tender, juicy, and delicious. Because pot roast is such a large piece of meat, it makes the perfect candidate for a mouthwatering crock-pot meal. It may take time to cook, but for a truck driver, that’s exactly what you need. Especially when you are a long haul driver. It doesn’t take much to make this meal either. Simply combine chuck roast, olive oil, vegetables, and beef broth into your pot, let it do its magic, then you’re ready to go! The best part? You can enjoy this hearty full course meal for days! Check out this pot roast recipe today and start getting your next meals ready.
Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup
Cook Time: Approximately 6-8 hours
This classic two-step Mexican meal is especially perfect for the winter times. Warming up with a nice bowl of soup is great for anyone. And when it comes to chicken tortilla soup, you know it will be good. All you have to do is add together boneless, skinless chicken thighs with broth, mixed vegetables, and various seasonings and you’re finished! Easy, simple, and incredibly tasty. It can provide that much needed kick to help you go on your road trips. See how you can make your own chicken tortilla soup by following the recipe.
Slow Cooked Spaghetti and Meatballs
Cook Time: Approximately 6 Hours
If you are a fan of Italian food, you don’t have to sacrifice it when on the road. Instead, consider making spaghetti and meatballs in your crock-pot! It’s a good alternative to the traditional pot roast or soups. Simply add in frozen, fully cooked meatballs to your sauce and noodles, let it simmer, and you’re done! Learn more about this recipe today.
Slow Cooked French Dip Sandwiches
Cook Time: Approximately 6 hours
Are you looking to break away from the soups, pastas, and roast? Why not try a juicy French dip sandwich? It only takes 5 minutes to prep but remains in the crock-pot a lot longer to let the savory flavors combine. This meal may require more ingredients than the others, but we promise you won’t be disappointed. Just make sure you have plenty of hoagie buns! Your co-workers may want to try a sandwich or four. Thankfully, with this recipe you will have plenty to go around (or keep) since it serves 6!
BBQ Pulled Pork
Cook Time: Approximately 6 hours
It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, BBQ will always be a good meal. Although it’s typically made on the grill, it tastes just as good when made in a crock-pot. The hours spent slow cooking the pork shoulder along with all the sauces/spices is well worth it. The great thing about this meal is when preparing your BBQ you can decide how spicy or sweet you want it to be. Try it out with your favorite coleslaw recipe and make sure you have plenty of napkins. See how you can make this tasty meal today by following this recipe.
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