Crockpot Meals from Live at Five at Four

Happy Thursday y’all! On Tuesday Natalie and I had the pleasure of being on Live at Five at Four to share crockpot recipes. Many of you were asking where you could find those recipes, so we wanted to put them here on the site so you could easily access them. The crockpot is one of my very favorite tools for getting my family fed. It makes it so much easier with a busy day, and is a friend to both working and stay at home moms. 

KMB Lauren on Live at 5 at 4

My Favorite Pork Recipe 


  1 1/2 pound pork [I usually use a loin but whatever you can find works and trim off the excess fat]

  2 cups salsa [I use store-bought because I’m pretty lazy]

  2 T dried oregano

  2 T chili powder

  2 T cocoa powder [unsweetened]

Crockpot Directions: 

1.  Combine the ingredients and stir them together in the crockpot.

2.  Add the pork and flip it to make sure it’s coated. 

3.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-9 hours. 

Serve as pork tacos or nachos.  Serves well over rice. 

Easy peasy.

White Chicken Chili 


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 

32 oz. low sodium chicken broth 

2 cans great northern beans 

1 4 oz. can of diced green chiles 

2 tsp. cumin 

2 tsp. oregano 

a touch of cayenne pepper [optional] 

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

Crockpot directions: 

1.  Place chicken broth, beans [one can of whole beans, one can of mashed beans], chiles, and spices to crock pot. Stir together. 

2.  Add chicken breasts [I use frozen chicken tenderloins when cooking anything chicken in the crock pot].

3.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. 

4.  Just before serving, shred chicken with a fork.

5.  Top with cheese before serving and light sour cream, if desired. 

So easy and so good!  

Nutrition info: 

  Chicken is a low-fat and very healthy source of protein 

  Beans are great for aiding digestion and are also full of protein 

–  This broth-based soup is low in fat and calories 

–  The spices add excellent flavor without adding any extra fat or calories 

–  Top with low-fat cheese and low-fat sour cream and you have a super healthy dinner! 

For more crockpot recipes check out my original crockpot recipe post on the blog from last year.  You can also find the pork and white chicken chili originally on my blog along with other recipes. 

KMB Live at 5 at 4  

And be sure to check out our segment from Live at Five at Four

Happy easy dinner making to you! 

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2 Responses to Crockpot Meals from Live at Five at Four

  1. amanda January 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    Kroger has pork loin on sale this week, but they’re larger than 2 lbs. most are more like 5lbs. would one of those work just as well, and will it still cook in 8-9 hours? Im thinking it should, and just yield a lot more pork tacos. What are your thoughts?

    • Lauren February 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

      Hey Amanda! It definitely will! I buy them a lot when they’re on sale. Still cooks in 8-9 hours. And it’s a ton of meat. Feeds so many people! And when it’s on sale, it makes feeding a lot of people so cheap.

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