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What's Crockin'

Our family loves to try out tasty slow cooker recipes recommended by family and friends! These self-serving dishes are fun to get the whole family involved as they are easy to prepare and serve... just grab a spoon and dig in (be sure to use a potholder when lifting the lid).

There are so many benefits to embracing a set-it-and-forget-it attitude when it comes to winter meals.

Ready To Go ✔︎

By the time your family gets hungry, your slow cooker meal will be ready to go! Less Mess ✔︎

This one pot wonder leaves your family with minimal dishes to clean! Leftovers ✔︎

Slow cooker meals make the BEST leftovers and are easy to freeze!


Cooking is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness. It simply draws our attention to the present moment and awakens us to an 'in the moment' experience.

Amy’s Spicy Slow Cooker Beef 🌶

  • 3lbs Top (or bottom) Round Beef

  • 2 Cans Rotelle with Green Chilies

  • 1/2 to 1 Chipotle Peppers sliced (a little goes along way)

  • 1 Large Chopped Yellow Onion

  • 3-4 Cloves Chopped Garlic

Dry Rub Options: (I use a combo of all these but use what you have in your cabinet- you will need about 2-3 tbsp in total)

Salt & Pepper


Smoked Paprika


Seasoned Salt

Garlic Powder

Bring your meat to room temperature.

Mix your dry rub ingredients and coat all sides of the meat. (If you have time let the meat sit at room temp for up to an hour with the dry rub).

Put half the onions and garlic in bottom of the crock pot, then add the meat, rotelle, chipotles and the remaining garlic and onions.

Cook in slow cooker on high 7-8 hours or on low for 9-10 hours. The meat should be tender and fall apart easily, if not, it needs to cook longer.

Tip: If you would like to thicken your sauce you can add some tomato paste, if you need to add more liquid use beef broth.

You can serve this in a soft tortilla or over rice with any or all of these toppings: shredded cabbage, cotija cheese, chopped jalapeños, tomatoes, guacamole, chopped cilantro, sour cream and lime wedges on the side.

(Serves about 6-8)

Today's slow cooker recipe comes from our sweet & spicy friend Gardener Amy, who loves add a little kick to a simple recipe. The first time we made this, we were all blown away at how the simplest ingredients created an enormous amount of flavor!

We would love to hear what some of your favorite slow cooker recipes are! Send us an email and photos (if you have them) to If your recipe gets featured, we will send you a free signed copy of You Are a Gardener.


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