|Hoisin Shredded Pork Sliders (6-10 hours in the crockpot)|
"Help! I'm a busy working professional and leave the house at 7am each morning. I'm not home until 6pm each evening. I LOVE the idea of slow cooker recipes and meals that are ready for me after a long day, but have NO CLUE how I could ever make this work, seeing as I'm away from the house for 11 hours each day. Do you have any suggestions/ tips for me? Are there ANY recipes that could work for this time frame?"
|No Fail BBQ Beef (6-10 hours)|
My first suggestion is to invest in a slow cooker that has a timer on it. One that will automatically switch to warm after the time that you set it for. For example, I own this slow cooker and it works great for that purpose. I like it because you can set it for 30 minute increments. I also suggest this slow cooker because it is the one that America's Test Kitchen suggests. And I trust them. Only ever cook on LOW and have it switch to warm after suggested cooking time is up.
|Cuban-style Black Bean Soup (about 8 hours)|
|Mexican Pulled Pork (7-9 hours)|
|Beef and Barley Soup (6-8 hours)|
Anyone else have any suggestions??
You will definitely be limited on what you can make when you are gone that long but at least one or two days a week you could have something in the slow cooker ready when you get home!