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Best Slow Cooker Recipes For Extra Long Work Days

Best Slow Cooker Recipes For Extra Long Work Days. Do you find yourself away from home for 10+ hours? These recipes are for you!

One of the most common questions that we are asked is what are the best slow cooker recipes for extra long work days. After answering this question numerous times I thought it was time to share the answer with you!  For those who work a 10+ hour day, we have some recipes and suggestions for you when it comes to slow cooker recipes.  Many slow cooker recipes state they should be cooked for 6-8 hours.

The beauty of using the slow cooker is that you are able to dump your ingredients into the slow cooker before you leave in the morning. It is important when you are selecting recipes that will cook all day long.  You don’t want to come home to dry chicken or food that is overcooked and tasteless.

First of all I would suggest that you invest in a slow cooker that has a timer.  Our favorite is this programmable cook and carry 6qt oval slow cooker.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes For Extra Long Work Days


These are great recipes because they are cooked slowly.  When you use dry beans instead of canned beans you can really extend the length of cooking. When using dry beans be sure you rinse and remove any loose pebbles prior to cooking. These are great recipes for your budget too!

Crockpot Bean Stew

Easy Crockpot Black Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken White Bean Soup

Slow Cooker 3 Bean Chili

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Taco Soup


This is the perfect all day long slow cooker recipe.  In fact, the longer the better with a roast in my opinion.  This cut of meat does really well because it needs the slow cooker environment to make it tender and moist.  10+ hours on low is the way to go for a roast.

Crockpot Pot Roast Recipe

Mississippi Pork Roast Recipe

Crockpot Pot Roast

 Pork Loin Roast

Crockpot Sprite Roast

 Root Beer Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Margarita Pork

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Turkey Breast 

Crockpot Ranch Whole Chicken

Shredded Chicken, Pork, Beef

Shredded meat works well in the slow cooker because with the all day cooking time you will find the meat will start shredding on its own. Once you get home you can easily use two forks to shred the meat and enjoy it in your recipe.  It is also a great way to stretch your budget.

French Dip Sandwich

Slow Cooker Ranch Tacos

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Shredded Chuck Roast and Noodles

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken


Cooking sauces on low melds the flavor profile and is great way to simmer them all day.  Then you do not have to be  concernd about having to stir constantly over heat. Slow and low is the way to go for sauces.

Crockpot Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Crockpot Spiced Apple Sauce


These recipes are great because they are cooked slowly in a liquid.  So, the slow cooker is a great tool for a successful stew. Even if the time states less than 10 hours we find that you won’t have an issue with the stew overcooking because stew meat in general is a tougher cut of meat.  One tip is to cut your veggies into larger pieces to avoid them over cooking.

Crockpot Healthy Beef Stew

4 Ingredient Crockpot Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Superb Beef Stew

Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Crockpot Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

Crockpot Beef Stew

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for the list! I am gone 10+ hours and worth my daughter’s practice schedule dinner becomes somewhat of a challenge. I just got the crockpot you recommend for Christmas. I cannot wait to break it out mjn of the box.and use it.

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