Preparing food for a large group of people is no easy feat. More ingredients will be used which means more time is needed for preparation and cooking. However, if you own a crock pot, cooking will be much easier whether you’re cooking for a crowd or not. All you have to do is prepare the ingredients, throw them into the pot and wait for the dish to cook – you’ll have more time to prepare other dishes!
Try these great crock pot recipes for big groups of people:
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef
What you need:
- 1 3/4 kilograms boneless round roast beef
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
Combine garlic, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Rub roast beef with kosher salt and ground black pepper then place in a slow cooker. Pour balsamic mixture all over meat. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low. When ready, shred meat apart in the crock pot using 2 large forks. Serve over mashed potatoes, cooked rice or as sandwiches.
Chick N Cheese Slow Cooked Taquitos
What you need:
- 8 pieces 8-inch whole grain tortillas
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 package all-natural taco seasoning mix
Rub the taco seasoning all over chicken breasts then place meat in a crock pot. Pour chicken broth all over chicken. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on low. When ready, shred chicken. Add cream cheese and salsa to the pot and stir to coat chicken. Spread tortillas on a flat surface and distribute chicken mixture to each. Tp each with shredded cheese. Roll up tortillas then place on a baking sheet seam side down. Bake in a pre-heated oven (400F) until tortillas are golden brown and cheese has melted, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Delicious Crock Pot Thyme Short Ribs
What you need:
- 1 3/4 kilograms beef short ribs
- 2 pieces fresh thyme
- 2 1/2 cups diced onion
- 1 cup red wine
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat then cook short ribs until brown on all sides. Remove from pan and replace with onion and garlic. Cook until tender. Place cooked beef, onion and garlic in a slow cooker. Combine red wine, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and pour over beef in the slow cooker. Place thyme on top of the meat. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 hours on low.
Have to feed a crowd? No worries – these great crock pot recipes are here to save the day!
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