Beef Pasta Bolognese Crock Pot Instructions

Slow cooked Beef Bolognese is a classic Italian favorite. The rich marinara sauce is loaded with chopped tomatoes, garlic, Italian spices and chunks of tender beef. Combined with our penne pasta, this is a hearty, fuss free Dream Dinner you can serve time and time again.

The best way to cook this dinner is in your crock pot slow and low, 8 – 10 hours on low and come home to the house smelling of wonderful garlic, tomatoes and tender meat.

Simply, add the meat and sauce to the crock pot and set to desired temperature. You could even add  Continue reading

Alternative Suggestions for Slow Cooked BBQ Beef

Slow Cooked BBQ BeefServe it straight from the crock pot, as sandwiches or tacos. This lean beef roast becomes so tender it melts in your mouth. We’ve added our rich, smokey seasoned BBQ sauce to create this meal bursting with flavor.

In the crock pot
Don’t you just love the aroma of all day cooking in the house when you get home from a long cold day – it’s so comforting.  The best way to cook your Dream Dinners Slow cooked BBQ Beef  is in the crock pot and the Baby Bakers in your oven (*see note below for a new potato idea!)

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Classic Chicken & Dumplings in the Crock Pot

Yes you can cook your Dream Dinners Classic Chicken and Dumplings in your crock pot!

Take it straight from the freezer, cook for 6 – 8 hours and add 1 cup of chicken stock and 1/2 cup of white wine.  Then cook the biscuits in the oven 400 degrees, for 8 –  10 minutes and put them on top of the Chicken and Dumplings in your crock pot before serving.

If you already have it thawed you can cook it in your crock pot on low for 4 -6 hours or high 2 – 3 hours, and then baking the biscuits in the oven just like above.

Crock Pot Temperatures:  You should check you crock pot during cooking to verify the cooking temperatures.  Low setting should cook foods in 4 hours to 160 – 180 degrees.  High should cook the food to 160 – 200 in 3 hours. Not all crock pots cook at those even temperatures and knowing your crock pot temp will help you adjust your cooking times and settings.