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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Easy Crockpot Recipes for College Students

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When I heard my college-aged brother Quinn was looking for some easy recipes to make, my mind first went to the crockpot. I knew if he could get his hands on a crockpot, meal prep would be infinitely easier for him. I appreciate the crockpot for its virtually hands free cooking, ideal on evenings I'm working late or have something else going on. The same can be said for Quinn, who has basketball practice on top of classes and working.

I have quite an archive of crockpot recipes here on the blog, but I picked out a few that I thought would be particularly easy / Quinn-approved! Here you go buddy, cooking doesn't get much easier than this!

Slowcooker BBQ Beer Chicken --All college students have beer on hand, right?! This is literally a dump it and forget about it recipe. Quinn had this a few times while living here this summer and so I already know this one is a hit!

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili-Quinn goes to school in Minnesota. Have you ever experienced a Minnesota winter? I made the mistake of visiting Quinn last December and learned my lesson! They need all the heat they can get out there and this spicy chili fits the bill!

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches-This was another recipe I made when Quinn was around this summer and it got two thumbs up...particularly because we really liked to say "au jus". Now you can make it yourself Q!

Shredded Beef Sandwiches-You can't get much easier than this--only 4 ingredients! This was one of my mom's staple recipes when we were growing up and it screams "comfort food" to me. I myself will be making this this winter (and taking a better picture!).

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken-Another recipe with minimal ingredients! Grab a bag of instant rice and this meal is pretty much complete!

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup-You know a meal is good when it's made more than once in our household and this one has been made multiple times! Like all of the others, the ingredient list is relatively short and prep work is pretty much nothing!

Any other crockpot recipes to share with Quinn (and other college students, and busy people, for that matter!)? Leave a link!

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