3 Easy Crockpot Recipes for Father's Day
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3 Easy Crockpot Recipes for Father’s Day

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Use your crockpot to make these simple, yet tasty, foods to serve at your family's Father's Day celebration!Crockpots are extremely handy. They are the ultimate “set it and forget it” method of cooking. Most of the recipes that are designed for Crockpots are simple and require few ingredients.

People tend to think of using a Crockpot in cold, winter, weather. Don’t forget, though, that a Crockpot is a great alternative to using an oven (and heating up your house on a hot, humid, summer day). This weekend, why not try some Crockpot recipes that your Dad will love?

3 Recipes for Father’s Day

Bacon Wrapped Smokies
AllRecipes has the ultimate appetizer! Their recipe makes 16 servings. You will need:

* 1 pound of sliced bacon
* 1 package of beef cocktail wieners
* ¾ cup of brown sugar

For this one, you have to use your oven first. Preheat it to 325 degrees. Wrap each cocktail wiener in a piece of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold it together. Put them all on a baking sheet, sprinkle the brown sugar over them, and bake for 40 minutes. When the sugar gets bubbly, put the wieners in a slow cooker on the low setting to keep them warm until they are ready to serve.

Italian Shredded Beef Hoagies
Pillsbury has a super simple Crockpot recipe for hoagies. You will need:

* 2 pound of beef boneless arm roast (trim off the fat)
* 2 medium onions (sliced)
* 1 can of Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
* ¼ cup of tomato paste
* 8 hoagie buns
* 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

Put the beef roast in to a 4 to 5 quart Crockpot. Add the onions. Mix up the diced tomatoes and the tomato paste in a bowl, and then pour it over the beef.

Cover it. Cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.

Remove beef from Crockpot. Put it on a cutting board, and pull it apart (using forks). Put some on each hoagie bun, add cheese, and serve!

Sausage With Sauerkraut and Potatoes
Real Simple lives up to its name with this recipe. You will need:

* 1 ½ pounds of bratwurst links
* 1 ½ pounds of red new potatoes
* 2 cups of sauerkraut (drained)
* 1 sliced small onion
* ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
* They also add a variety of seasonings.

Mix the potatoes, sauerkraut, onion, and seasonings into a 4 to 6 quart Crockpot. Place the bratwurst into mix of vegetables. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 hours on low (or 4 to 5 hours on high). When the potatoes are tender, it is time to serve!

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