I received a Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes and slow cooker for review, as well as the opportunity to host this giveaway. No other incentive was provided and opinions are my own.
I will be the first to admit that I am not a great cook. Sure, I can make a meal and it will even be edible, but cooking has always been a source of stress for me. I second-guess everything and always convince myself that I am going to mess something up and everything will be ruined. I have a penchant for immediately jumping to the worst conclusion.
Despite years of trying and failing and trying and getting a bit better and failing and trying again, the reason why I am still not a proficient cook, I have deduced, is because I just don’t enjoy it. I made some pork chops once (yes, once) following a recipe from The Pioneer Woman. They came out well and I danced in the kitchen in celebration, but I give the credit to the step-by-step instructions I followed, complete with pictures of the entire process, while crossing my fingers for the best.
Needless to say, my dispassion for cooking coupled with the fact that cooking is in fact a necessity has led my Crock-Pot slow cooker to becoming my BFF in the kitchen. It is there for me, constantly assuring and reassuring me that there is no way that I can mess anything up bad enough that no one will be able to eat it. It makes me, the simple and not-so-great cook, feel like a rockstar, and that is liberating and awesome.
Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes help make slow cooking even simpler, if you can imagine that, by expertly blending each packet for optimum performance in the unique temperature and moisture ranges of slow cookers. Last year, Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes were available in three classic flavors — Savory Pot Roast, Hearty Beef Stew, and BBQ Pulled Pork. The success of these mixes has led to the recent release of three additional flavors to help busy families, or just simple, not-so-great cooks create even more slow cooked dinners — Original Chili, Beef Stroganoff, and Savory Herb Chicken, which I used just the other night to make a delicious dinner.
The ingredients: 1 package of 6 chicken breast fillets, as many honey gold potatoes that will fit in the bottom of your slow cooker (I got about 14 in my 6-qt slow cooker), 1 12oz bag of baby carrots, 3/4 cup of chicken broth, and 1 Savory Herb Chicken Crock-Pot Seasoning Mix.
First, throw your potatoes in the bottom of your slow cooker, followed by the bag of carrots. You should also put a sliced medium white onion in there, but I forgot that when I was at the store, and so I went without.
Then, layer your chicken breast fillets on top of your potatoes and carrots.
Mix 3/4 cup of chicken broth with the packet of Savory Herb Chicken Crock-Pot Seasoning Mix (the back of the seasoning mix packet says water, but do the chicken broth); pour over the chicken. Look at all those beautiful spices!
I let everything cook for 4 hours on high, but you could also set it for 8 hours on low.
Because apparently I was craving carbs and starch that night, I also made up some plain white Minute Rice, mixed with the excess liquid from the bottom of the slow cooker.
Crock-Pot Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest
Last year, Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes held their first-ever recipe contest with a huge grand prize for the slow cooker fanatic with the best recipe. The contest went over so well that they decided to bring it back for a second year.
From now until October 21, submit your favorite signature slow cooker recipe into the Crock-Pot Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest. The grand prize winner will win a year of free groceries ($8,500 value), as well as a year’s supply of Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes. The winner will also be featured in product and brand marketing efforts for Crock-Pot.
To submit your recipe, head over to Facebook.com/Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes and click on ‘Enter to Win’ to submit your information, recipe, and recipe image.
Recipe submissions will be accepted through October 21. The top 10 semi-finalists will be announced on October 28 when public voting will begin. Voting will end on November 18 and the grand prize winner will be announced on November 25.
Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Giveaway
I know that we have some slow cooker enthusiasts right here, so in addition to the Crock-Pot Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest (which really, you should totally enter!) Crock-Pot has given us the opportunity to host an awesome giveaway of our own — and it revolves around your favorite slow cooker recipes.
One lucky reader will win a 6-qt Crock-Pot slow cooker and 3-month supply of Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes.
This giveaway is open to US entrants ages 18+ and will end October 22.
96 thoughts on “It’s Time to Get Crockin’! Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Recipe Contest and Slow Cooker Giveaway [Closed]”
My favorite crockpot recipe is one I discovered this morning and slightly adapted to be more like a similar, non-crockpot recipe that I found and made a couple of days ago: Cheeseburger Soup (http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/main-dishes/slow-cooker-cheeseburger-soup/). The base is similar to that of a creamy Hamburger Helper, but without the sodium and preservatives, lol. And with the addition of shredded or cubed cheese? AMAZING. Even my picky husband liked it. I have the crockpot version going right now, and will be serving it along with biscuits for dinner tonight. 🙂
Thank you for this giveaway, and for the chicken recipe! I struggle with chicken crockpot recipes, not sure why…
I make a great crock-pot gumbo! 🙂
I like crockpot chili recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Chili-II/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=45704326&prop26=SlowCooker&prop27=2010-10-08&prop28=Main&prop29=Recipe&me=1
I like Crock Pot White Chicken Chili:
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My favorite is the pork loin recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/amazing-pork-tenderloin-in-the-slow-cooker/
But my boyfriend is a big fan of the old root-beer-and-pork-loin recipe, where you slow cook the pork loin in root beer all day, then drain it, shred the pork, and add BBQ sauce.
It is pretty darned delicious! 🙂
I love to make Chicken Tater Tot Casserole in the crock pot-it is always so delicious!! I found the recipe at one of my favorite sites-The Country Cook. Here is the link: http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/07/cheesy-chicken-tater-tot-casserole-slow.html
I highly recommend trying it out!!
This is a vegetarian chili I like http://www.cooks.com/recipe/9345w2gk/vegetarian-chili-slow-cooker.html
I don’t have a crock pot! So I will not be entering this. I keep telling myself one of these days–but it is only me here and I would have to find a small one. Your recipe sounds delicious!
I love Sesame Ginger Chicken for the fam. in the crock pot.
Love making soups –http://www.food.com/recipe/t-g-i-fridays-black-bean-soup-102274
I’m a crockpot junkie! Sometimes I have two going the same day. NUTS, right?
My crockpot is my best friend. I have too many favorite recipes since we use ours all the time to choose just one. Everything comes out tender and juicy!
I could really use a new Crockpot. How I wish this was open internationally, haha. 🙂
Would be a perfect football snack-
Oh wow this looks yummy, I will have to try this recipe out for my family.
I guess my favorite for right now is Crockpot Greek Yogurt
mine is bbq pulled pork
I love this Spinach and Mushroom Pesto Lasagna. It has ALL my favorite ingredients, and the crockpot does the work! http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pesto-lasagna-with-spinach-mushrooms-10000000549820/
I have this same one and my favorite dish for it is my BBQ ribs! My husband loves it!
I love my mom’s pot roast recipe.
i love pulled pork in the slow cooker http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Pulled-Pork
I love Beef Stroganoff, this looks delicious!
i like this one:
I’d be lost without my slow cooker! I love this recipe, make it all the time: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-stroganoff/1b3f2c90-0924-4744-a7c2-1b82a4d4e133 🙂
Wild rice casserole http://allrecipes.com/recipe/wild-rice-casserole-i/
My favorite crockpot recipe is one I just make myself. I like making beef stew, with potatoes, onions, and carrots. I use a chuck roast I cut into chunks for the meat. I add salt and pepper for seasoning.
My favorite slow cooker recipe is from a cookbook that I’ve had for years. I found almost the same one except I add a can of butter beans as well.
I love to make italian beef for sandwiches in my crock pot.
My favorite slow cooker meal is beef stew, and my signature stew is much like the stew in this recipe:
Chicken recipe looks good!
Creamy Chicken Enchilada Stew
Pulled pork BBQ
I make boiled garlic chicken all the time. I put in pasta, sandwiches, or eat it by itself. The way I make it is similar to this recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/garlic-chicken-50400000124250/
My favorite crockpot recipe is a lentils stew I make often. Just had it last night! It’s very simple – lentils, tomato sauce, chicken broth, garlic, and spices. My family loves it. And here’s the link to another fave recipe, Saag Paneer: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/110830840802611080/.
I like this one a lot http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Slow-Cooker-Stroganoff/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=slow%20cooker&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe
I love chocolate cake in the slow cooker; sometimes I use this recipe from Betty Crocker: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-chocolate-lava-cake/4f08a6d7-da83-4aff-b2ee-611d19024f04
I love to put a Boston butt pork roast in the slow cooker (with a liner) and let it cook on low till it’s falling apart. It makes the best barbecue! I prefer to use a mustard-based bbq sauce in the slow cooker, as I find tomato-based sauce gets a burned taste if left for a long time.
I use my small crockpot year round and my large one for guests to enjoy slow cooked goodies.
My favorite thing to make is chili. I don’t have a link to the recipe because it’s my husband’s recipe, and I don’t think I’m allowed to share it with the public! 🙂
I love making Crockpot Bacon Cheese Potatoes. See it here >> http://turvs.net/crockpot-bacon-cheese-potatoes-2/
I make the best beef stew !!! All my firends love it!!! Thanks again
I like beef stroganoff http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/beef-stroganoff-recipe/index.html
Mine is just regular old easy chili
Love love this recipe. It’s one of our favs! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/slow-cooker-georgia-pulled-pork-barbeque-recipe/index.html
I need a new crockpot! I’ve had mine since college and it barely fits a chicken in it. I like to make soups the most, but really would like to try Mac and Cheese in the crock-pot!
I love my chili recipe: http://recipeandanapron.blogspot.com/2009/11/chili.html
I like making a lot of homemade soups in my crock-pot. Split pea, potato, navy bean, and also different types of roast’s too.
Pulled pork! I don’t use a recipe 😀
Homemade Mac and Cheese! It’s a staple.
I love this recipe: http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/01/crockpot-baked-potatoes.html
Slow Cooker Short Ribs
my fav recipe : http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/01/crockpot-baked-potatoes.html
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141370875776771865/ – this is a great recipe for the zuppa tuscana. I add red pepper flake, garlic salt, and south western seasoning and it tastes sooo good!
I make a meatball recipe my family loves. Frozen meatballs, cream of mushroom soup, brown gravy mix, and I like to add onions and s&p to taste.
Chicken and dumplings! http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-dumplings/
I love crockpot chicken fajitas (I also use this recipe with beef sometimes) http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-chicken-fajitas-308987
Slow Cooker Pork…http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Teriyaki-Pork-Tenderloin/Detail.aspx?evt19=1
i love making pulled pork – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/slow-cooker-pulled-pork-sandwiches-recipe/index.html
My favorite slow cooker recipe is Breakfast Bake! It’s so versatile, but comes out delicious every single time! http://www.crock-pot.com/stories?recipe=153471&storyId=153471&cgid=recipes
Slow cooker pot roast :
Slow Cooker Enchiladas! http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooker-enchiladas
Slow Cooker Chili http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chili-ii/
I love this Cabbage Casserole Recipe. You can cut the butter by about half and it still tastes really good. http://savvysuziefood.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/cabbage-roll-casserole.html
My favorite slow cooker recipe is Spicy Shredded Beef, this is the link http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-shredded-beef-10000001140617/
My favorite recipe is this for Beef Stew. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-stew
My favorite recipe is Chicken Tortilla Soup. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147070744054621155
Chicken Parisienne! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-parisienne/
pulled pork….pork, onions, & BBQ….pretty easy!!
The best: http://www.food.com/recipe/to-die-for-crock-pot-roast-27208
I love bacon ranch chicken and I switch cream cheese for the sour cream. Freezes great too!
My husband loves Apple Butter so here is a recipe I found called Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe
The Beef goulash!! Yummy!
I like to make slow cooked balsamic chicken
I really like to make Chicken & Sausage Cassoulet , I make it different ways http://www.crock-pot.com/stories?recipe=153780&storyId=153780&cgid=recipes
I would omit the oil, and use a can of stewed tomatoes instead of tomato paste and sometimes I add carrots and potatoes
I love this Beef Tips & Gracy recipe: http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/01/crockpot-beef-tips-gravy/
My favorite is making my moms creamy cheese potato soup
I like to make chili http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/kraft-recipe-makers-verde-chicken-chili-147807.aspx?cm_mmc=Srch-_-RecipeMakers-_-cons_recipes-_-verdechickenchilirecipes_chilirecipe
I like to make Chili, Pulled Pork and Beef Tips to serve over Noodles
My favorite is just throwing in a few chicken breast and some salsa (I don’t measure it, just put in what seems right to me), makes the best chicken for chicken taco’s nachos etc.
I don’t have a link as it was just something a friend passed on to me while talking about recipes.
This is one of my favorite show cooker recipes http://www.southernliving.com/food/whats-for-supper/slow-cooker-recipes-00400000056817/page7.html
My favorite Crock-Pot recipe is Classic Beef Stroganoff.
My favorite meal to make in a crock pot is beef stew. I don’t have a recipe, per se, but use a package of Lawry’s beef stew seasoning mix and follow the instructions on the package. I’m dying to try these crockpot seasoning mixes!
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast : http://www.marthastewart.com/313619/slow-cooker-pot-roast
I would like to try the Beef Goulash. http://www.crockpotseasonings.com/savory-pot-roast-mix-recipes/beef-goulash.html
my favorite is beef stew
Chicken curry http://www.marthastewart.com/341088/chicken-curry
Slow Cooked Korean-Style Short Rib Soup
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-beef-stew-i/ I always make beef stew. Couldn’t find the exact recipe, but this is close enough.
I actually use my crock pot when I vacation. My friend and I travel to a lot of anime conventions – which as some of you may know – can get expensive. We decided a long time ago that we weren’t going to live on ramen and costly take-out the whole time – as these things are often a 4-5 day affair. We started preparing meals at home, like beef stew, chili, soup, ect – brought a bag of crock pot liners, and in the morning before we’d leave the hotel for the day – we’d pop in one of the meals we’d brought and let it finish cooking all day. By the time we came back, there was a delicious dinner waiting for us. The biggest bonus? We save literally about 200+ plus dollars, that other-wise would of been spent on take-out (unhealthy garbage anyhow) – and have that money to spend on fun stuff, like swag from the con and other merchandise!
One of my favorite recipes is just good old fashioned roast, with carrots, onions, and potatoes – pour on a pack of onion soup mix and a little water. We like doing porkchops, potatoes, and saurkraute too 🙂
Wonderful Chicken and Dumplings http://www.navywifecook.com/2013/01/slow-cooker-chicken-and-dumplings.html
Chili is always our favorite crock pot meal.