Where's the Beef? 25 Kid-Friendly, Meaty Crockpot Recipes
For some families, meat is a suppertime staple. Whether it's atop a sandwich bun, stuffed inside a taco shell, or stirred into a stew, kids and adults alike can't get enough of this protein. Unfortunately, cooking beef and pork takes a lot of time, which most families these days don't have. But a lack of time shouldn't stop you from serving a delicious, protein-packed dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can come home to warm meat-filled meal every night.
Foxes Loves Lemons' beef stroganoff is the perfect thing to eat on a cold Fall night.
Mexican Pulled-Pork Shoulder
The secret behind this Mexican pulled-pork-shoulder recipe is that it can be made weeks in advance. Just freeze all of the ingredients together in a ziplock bag, pull it out when you are ready to cook, and voilà — dinner is served!
Crispy Slow-Cooker Carnitas
To create this Mexican dish, you usually have to babysit the pork. But with Gimme Some Oven's recipe, you can simply set it, forget it, and enjoy it.
Warm up any night of the week with a big bowl of slow-cooker chili. And you can tailor this recipe to fit your family by adding different types of beans, using ground turkey instead of the beef, or going vegetarian for a really healthy dinner! Photo: POPSUGAR Food
Slice up the steak and veggies, throw them in a pot, and let your slow cooker do the rest.
Spice it up with a hearty batch of taco soup. It's meat free, but you could always throw in some ground turkey, beef, or shredded chicken for an added boost of protein. Photo: Anna Monette Roberts
Perfect in a taco shell or atop some steamed rice, Gimme Some Oven's barbacoa is supertasty and supersimple!
Beef Stew in the Crockpot
On a cold and windy night, Weelicious's beef stew will warm kids from head to toe!
Dinner is in the palm of your child's hand! Fold some slow-cooked pork shoulder into tortillas for Weelicious's pulled-pork tacos, which are a pleasant alternative to the chicken and steak varieties that are popular with tykes.