10 Inspired Slow Cooker Recipes to Win Summer–what does that even mean? Read on to find out…

Summer is all about grilling, campfires, s’mores, picnics, hot dogs and fun, until it’s not and real life crashes in on you. Eventually your going to have someone rain on your grilling parade by asking something cruel like “oh, steak, again?” or “grilled stuffed zucchini with flaming chipotle sparklers topped with essence of foie gras, didn’t we have that last week?” or my favorite griller killer “do you have to cook on the grill every night?”

I love to dredge up these sayings oh around about mid January when we’re dipping into the low 20 below area, that’s 20 BELOW zero not freezing by the way, I like to say “remember when you cried when I handed you that cheese and bacon stuffed burger, well here enjoy your casserole” and stroll away. The memory of grilled burgers lingers on their faces while they poke at winter vegetables in another casserole they’re expected to eat.

So when that griller killer drops this year you’re going to be prepared. You’ve 10 new inspired recipes at your disposal and every single one WILL

  • keep YOU out of the kitchen–WIN
  • cook all day while you play, or weed, or work or mow or put your feet up and eat bon bons–WIN
  • save you money on your energy bill, slow cookers/crock pots use minimal energy–WIN
  • keep the house cool which is a HUGE plus and why a lot of people grill in the summer, no hot kitchens–WIN
  • make less dishes, almost everything is done IN the crock pot–WIN
  • hush those mouths who might complain about grilling, again–WIN
None of these are my recipes, I’m sharing the crock pot/slow cooker love here, so go visit these inspired blogger and enjoy summer cooking in the house while keeping your cool!

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Rice Noodles by There’s a Cook in my Kitchen-beside browning the chicken this is a ONE pot meal that will definitely give your summer meal plan a lift

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks from Oh Lardy I might have to double this for my boys they eat like lumberjacks!

Paleo Chocolate Chicken Mole by Rubies and Radishes on A Girl Worth Saving You don’t even need to be Paleo to enjoy this

Slow Cooker Tangy Pineapple Shredded Beef by Recipes to Nourish this looks amazing and it’s totally unprocessed–impressive!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Peach BBQ Sauce by a Calculated Whisk–make your OWN peach bbq sauce, the recipe is included–it’s like a 2/1 over there

Smoky Black Bean Chili Soup from Current Life–the name is so intriguing is it a soup or a chili? Make it and find out!

Chicken Cacciatore by Holistic Health Herbalist ohhh I need some hunter’s chicken in my life errr my crock pot right now

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry from Three Many Cooks oh this looks so tasty and easy all you need to do is add cooked rice and dinner is ready

Crock Pot Mojo Pork with Cuban Black Beans by Iowa Girl Eats I love this recipe and the HUGE pile of guac on top too

Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork from the Chunky Chef she throws in a coleslaw recipe too so dinner is 9/10ths made right there