As a mom, I love using my crockpot! I think my crockpot and Uber Eats were the only way a hot meal was guaranteed every night when my children were newborns. I love to make all kinds of things in it but I feel like sometimes crockpots can get a bad rap. You can absolutely make gourmet meals in your crockpot that will impress your friends and family. I feel like in a lot of recipes the magic is in the simmering. If you’re up for a culinary adventure, here’s a great list of fancy meals you can in your crockpot or slow cooker.
Coq Au Vin is a classic French recipe meaning chicken in wine. If you’re a Julia Child fan, you may have heard of this recipe before. Your crockpot comes in handy here because the wine braises the meat slowly.
While we’re talking about classic French recipes, let’s also talk about Chicken Chasseur. It is another delicious chicken stew with a great rustic French flavor.
This white wine and garlic pork loin is incredibly delicious and so easy to make. I love this recipe because all I have to do is throw everything in my crockpot.
Chicken cacciatore is another favorite of mine. Serve it was hot toasted garlic bread and an Italian red wine for extra pzazz.
This copycat beef brasato recipe is one of my all time favorite gourmet crockpot recipes. Beef brasato is a type of Italian beef that tastes best if slow cooked. The fresh rosemary and bold red wine used to make this stew provide an amazing combination of flavors.
If you loved this post on how to make gourmet crockpot meals, then be sure to check out my other crockpot recipes.