As the weather starts to change, little buds of green appear all over and that means one thing...spring is in the air. That also means it's time to pull out your slow cooker and start creating spring slow cooker recipes.
Recipes that will bring those around you down to their knees begging for more! Recipes that will blow the socks off of anyone who tries them.
And recipes that will take your culinary cooking to the ultimate level. Can't you just wait to try them??
What gets celebrated in Spring?
Spring is a time of growth, celebration and new beginnings. There is a plethora of holidays that get celebrated every spring and that is a definite reason to create spring slow cooker recipes.
The holidays that get celebrated every spring include but are not limited to: Passover, Easter, Mother's Day, Cinco De Mayo, National Teacher's Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Earth Day, Ramadan, Victoria Day, Administrative Professionals Day and even Star Wars Day! All I can say is wow...that's a lot!
Slow cooking in the Spring
Now, while slow cooking in the spring isn't really different than any other time of year, it is sort of. As the snow melts and the blades of grass start to shoot up, your mind will probably be on other things besides cooking.
Spring is a time for clearing out the old and bringing in the new. A time to be cleaning the house and starting to garden...who wants to be tied down to slaving away in a hot kitchen for hours? Not me for sure!
That's why I think these spring slow cooker recipes will be perfect for you. All the flavor and fancy without all of the work and time!
What spring slow cooker list would be complete without something to celebrate Easter with? This always delicious and ever flavorful Dr. Pepper pineapple boneless ham is perfect to serve on the Easter table for you and those close to you. Your friends and family will show their undying love for you with gratitude.
The second recipe I'm going to talk about is this Mississippi pork tenderloin and, I tell ya, it's a must have for any occasion but especially in the spring. A perfect spring slow cooker recipe, it will have mouths watering, begging for more please. With only 6 ingredients, it's ease to make will have you making it every spring (and throughout the rest of the year)!
Spring slow cooker recipes never tasted so good when you make this sweet balsamic pork roast. A must have for a great dinner table in the spring. So delicious and easy to make, you'll find that this will be your go-to when you want to impress and dress to impress I always say! Just wait until you see how wonderful your house smells while it's cooking and the gravy is simply divine.
Another delicious recipe that fits into the spring slow cooker recipes category is this super easy slow cooker pork ribs recipe. Full of flavor and great for when you want to get down and dirty with your food. I mean all bibs on and faces covered in rib sauce. You won't regret this tasty spring recipe!
More pork you ask? Well, yes indeed. Pork and spring go together like peanut butter and jelly or like chocolate chips and cookies. What better way to celebrate spring than with this pulled pork recipe?? The ultimate addition to your spring slow cooker recipes list.
Now, we all know that May brings in the Mexican holiday of Cinco De Mayo, so the next few recipes that I'm going to discuss are all Mexican spring slow cooker recipes. Starting off with these pork carnitas aka Mexican tacos, they will make the taste buds of anyone who tries them dance to the rhythm of salsa and samba and more!
Another Mexican favorite in our spring slow cooker recipes group is these pulled beef tacos. Just wait until you make them, the way your home will smell will blow you out of the water and you'll have those around you thinking you're the bee's knees, so to speak, when it comes to tacos!
A close sister to the pulled beef tacos is our pulled chicken tacos. They definitely deserve to be on your spring slow cooker recipes bucket list. You'll be in for a pleasant surprise when you try these tasty tacos, so much so that you'll find yourself craving them when you want to take yourself to taco paradise!
Have you ever tried chicken enchilada chili? Well, if not, you should. Taking an enchilada and introducing it to chili is something out of this world good! Perfect for this spring slow cooker recipes topic, it satisfies even the pickiest of eaters and is oh so delicious.
No Mexican themed spring slow cooker recipes list would be complete without adding a little street corn to it. An ever classic on the streets of Mexico City, Mexican corn has been around for over a millennia...did I just say millennia?? Well yes, it's just that old and just that popular. This street corn casserole is sure to not disappoint!
There's nothing like sitting down to a fancy Mother's Day dinner that isn't difficult to make for the rest of the family. And here we have one, our slow cooker Hawaiian pineapple chicken is just one of the best spring slow cooker recipes for you. Sweet and spicy, your mother will fall in love with you all for making her this, oh so good, recipe!
Maybe you don't want something fancy and instead want something easy to make for lunch. Well, here you have it. An easy and delicious chicken salad to make for whenever your heart fancies. Perhaps, it's for a spring picnic or Memorial Day weekend or perhaps it's just for a good old fashioned lunch, this ultimate chicken salad recipe fits nicely into the spring slow cooker recipes category!
Sticking with the chicken theme, let's move onto meatballs...chicken meatballs! A perfect way to feed the crew after a spring baseball game, you'll find that you're getting requests for these spring slow cooker recipes bites on a regular basis!
Another tasty meatball recipe that deserves to be on your spring slow cooker recipes list is our sweet and sour meatballs. Ken and his buddies love them for poker night but they can be made for any occasion. After sporting events or for potlucks (I just love potlucks), they will satisfy those that try them and have them always wanting more!
What could be the perfect companion to a long 12 inning nail biter? The answer to that is beer infused slow cooker hot dog chili. Watching your favorite team up at bat, bases loaded, a 3-2 count, just waiting for them to score a grand slam and win the game just screams out spring and spring slow cooker recipes.
The final 3 recipes I'm sharing aren't for spring alone but I've included them because they are just so darn good. Good and tasty, I tell you! Spring slow cooker recipes are not just for spring but rather, should be enjoyed all year long.
This balsamic beef roast is one of those classics that I would include in every post if I could, they're just that delicious. And did I mention the gravy? Just wait until you try it! This is a bucket list kinda recipe and I kid you not.
Mussels can be bought all year round and are made most excellently in the slow cooker...and I'm not just saying that because I'm talking about spring slow cooker recipes. Seriously folks, these mussels are cooked to perfection in the slow cooker. A nice treat for you and your family. So, go ahead and give them a try!
And even though I'm talking about spring slow cooker recipes, I've saved the best recipe for last. Calling all bacon lovers, all macaroni and cheese lovers. Come forth and prepare yourself to find paradise in this ever delicious spin on the classic recipe. An all around favorite that you won't regret trying!
So, now, how do you feel about spring slow cooker recipes? Are you in love and want to make them all spring long or all year long even? Will you dream them into fruition? My hope is that the answer to the questions is a hard yes. Ken and I hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do and that you'll be making them for years to come. I promise that once you try them you won't be disappointed, in fact, they'll become a staple in your day to day life and bring you as much joy as we get from them!