We haven’t done many cooking articles lately. But recently, someone asked our RV Lifestyle Facebook group about crockpot dinners, and they got nearly 200 responses!
Katy posted: Would like to make crockpot dinners in the camper while we go to the beach and on day trips. What are your favorite crockpot meals while traveling?
We can’t ignore that very active Facebook post and wanted to share some of your fellow RVers’ favorite crockpot recipes.
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Why Every RV Kitchen Should Have a Crockpot
Jennifer and I have a crockpot in our RV that gets a lot of use. As Katy alluded, crockpots are a great (& easy) way to prepare dinner while you go out and do what RVers do whether that’s going to the beach, on a hike, or on a day trip to town.
We have a whole Amazon shopping list of our Favorite RV Kitchen Supplies, which includes crock pots, instant pots, and everything you might need in your RV kitchen.
10 Best Camping Crockpot Recipes According to Fellow RVers
We’ve selected a handful of camping crockpot recipes that our Facebook members suggested. If you want even more options, you can read all of the camping crockpot recipes here (it has almost 200 comments!).
#1 Crockpot Cube Steak With (or Without) Gravy
This is actually a 2-in-1 recipe as it includes a gravy and non-gravy version (the gravy version is shown above). Both versions use simple and affordable ingredients, which I think are the foundation of any great camping recipe.
If you click on the link, you can see detailed instructions for both versions and easy-to-read recipe cards. Plus, they explain how to know when the steak is cooked through so you don’t end up with tough meat.
#2 Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Is it Tuesday yet? Because I’m ready for tacos! Well, with Dana’s favorite recipe, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to eat tacos. This recipe is easy to make any day of the week, and she says, “You can do so many different things with it.”
This recipe is on a website called “Spend with Pennies,” so you know it meets my favorite camping recipe criteria: affordable!
#3 Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
Jen shared this All Recipe that’s as easy as combining salsa, taco seasoning mix, lime, cilantro, and chicken. She says, “We like to add sauteed peppers (or throw some in slow cooker too) and corn.”
It only takes about 4 hours to cook on high, or 6-8 hours on low. Mmmm… I can’t wait to try this one, Jen!
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#4 Mississippi Pot Roast
This recipe was mentioned a few times, so it must be good! Heather included the above link and the full title is actually: Mississippi Pot Roast (The BEST Pot Roast EVER).
I think Jennifer and I are going to move this one to the top of our dinner list. We love us some good pot roast! Make sure you click the link above to read the directions.
- a chuck roast
- ranch dressing mix
- au jus gravy mix
- jarred pepperoncini peppers
#5 Turkey Vegetable Stew
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Speaking of Jennifer, I want to share her favorite crockpot recipe, too. Trust me. I know from experience that this turkey vegetable stew is delightful! I’ve had to smell this delicious aroma while driving down plenty of highways. Let’s just say I got to our destination faster than normal.
As Jennifer says in her recipe post, “one of the neatest things about crockpot meals is you can cook them as you drive. We put the cooker in the galley sink so it does not slide off the counter as we are driving.”
#6 Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs
I don’t have a link for this recipe because you don’t need one! It’s literally 3 ingredients: ribs, BBQ sauce, and Dr. Pepper. Yep, Dr. Pepper!
Here are Michele’s instructions: “Fit ribs into your slow cooker, cut if needed to fit. Pour 1 jar BBQ sauce and 1 cup Dr. Pepper. Cook on high 4 hours or low for 8.”
I’ve actually used the same recipe before with pork roast. It was delicious! So, I’m sure these BBQ ribs are just as tasty. And now I’m wondering what other kind of meat I can slather with BBQ and Dr. Pepper…
#7 Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Don’t let the fancy name fool you. This recipe is easy to make. Although, admittedly, it does require more ingredients than Michele’s Dr. Pepper ribs.
Still, the point is that it’s easy and delicious! Cheryle, who shared the recipe, suggests using boneless chicken with this recipe to shred for tacos or to put on top of a salad.
#8 Slow Cooker Coq au Vin with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
You had me at mashed potatoes, Sharon! With an even fancier name than the last recipe, this recipe teaches you how to make coq au vin the easy way.
This does require more ingredients than most of the recipes on this list, but it gives you a complete meal in one pot. One crockpot, that is. And boy does it look scrumptious!
#9 Chili Verde
This one doesn’t require a link to a recipe either, because it’s just 3 ingredients! All you need to do is throw pork shoulder, green salsa, and green enchilada sauce into the crockpot, and voila!
Sabrina suggests eating it with tortillas or over eggs. She also says that it’s “very forgiving!… no measurements needed!”
#10 Crack Chicken
The last time I ate something with “Crack” in the name was Amish Crack. And Amish Crack is worth driving out the way for, so this suggestion caught my eye.
Turns out Crack Chicken is quite popular. You can google it and a whole bunch of recipes pop up. The one I link to here is the most similar to the one Johnnie shared with the group.
Ingredients you will need:
ranch dressing mix
cooked crumbled bacon
shredded cheddar cheese
I know I sure am after writing about all of these delicious crockpot camping meals. If you have any other favorite crockpot camping meals, please share your recipes in the comments below.
Also, be sure to join our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group for more great tips, advice, and good ol’ fun. It’s an incredible resource for both new and veteran RVers!
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