Crock pots are great for cooking meats such as chicken, beef or pork because the low temperature and slow cooking time allow even the toughest meats to tenderize. However, the options are really endless as to what can be cooked deliciously in a crock pot.
Choosing recipes where most of the ingredients can be added in the beginning lets a homemaker set it and forget it. Comfort foods that include soups, chili, stews, cheesy potatoes and even breads and cakes can be layered into a crock pot and left to simmer throughout the day. Thousands of crockpot recipes are available online and in specialty cookbooks, ranging from simple meatloaf to tasty bread pudding.