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144 of the Best Paleo Crock Pot Recipes

Louise Hendon | September 25
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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

A crock pot (a.k.a. slow cooker) is one of those things that, if you don’t have one, make you question why you would need yet another home kitchen appliance. Then once you have it, you can’t remember how you ever lived without it!
But enough about the benefits… whether you’ve been thinking of getting a crock pot for a while or are already a devout convert to slow cooking, here are 144 of the best Paleo crock pot recipes to keep your crock pot busy and your stomach satisfied!

We all know that simmering is a key trick to achieving the maximum flavor absorption and perfect texture of whatever meat you happen to be cooking. With a crock pot, it doesn’t matter the cut– everything seems to come out soft and tender to perfection. Not to mention the ease of filling it up, turning it on and going about your day without worrying about food burning or a pot boiling over!

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Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes

Pulled Pork Chili from PaleOMG

1. Crockpot Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled pork is one of the few things that make me long for cold weather. Same for Juli, who humorously mentions her perpetually cold feet before divulging this warm crock pot chili recipe with pulled pork. She likes it spicy – fire roasted tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce are all up in this mix. I’m a fan of spicy food myself but if you prefer things on the milder side, you can adjust this recipe accordingly. Full of Mexican flavors and seasonings, this recipe serves up enough portions for a large family (or small dinner party). Alternatively, you can make it over the weekend and tupper it for weekday lunches – just remember to keep the avocado garnish separate and add it when serving so it doesn’t go brown. (Photo courtesy of Juli from PaleOMG.) Slow Cooked Corned Beef Brisket from Slim Palate

2. Slow Cooked Corned Beef Brisket and Roasted Cabbage

SlimPalate blogger Joshua has an inspiring story to tell– he’s not even 20 yet he has already experienced a revolution, learning as much as possible about a good diet and healthy lifestyle and losing 100 pounds along the way! At such a young age, he has learned to cook his own healthy food that doesn’t compromise on flavor. His slow cooked corn beef brisket is no exception. While Joshua swears by self-brined beef, he also recommends (one of our favorite companies) US Wellness Meats in case you just don’t have the time or patience to wait several days for your beef to brine. After that, no patience is required, as you just fill up the crock pot with the ingredients listed and roast some cabbage when it’s almost ready to be served. BAM! You have yourself a yummy, healthy, Irish-inspired dinner. (Thanks to Joshua for permission to use his photo; check out his blog Slim Palate!)

3. Slow Cooker Lemongrass and Coconut Chicken Drumsticks

Food blogger and cookbook author Michelle was largely influenced by her time studying Nutrition & Food Science at Berkeley and working her way around the food scene of the San Francisco Bay Area. She and her hubby (and Paleo cookbook co-author) went Paleo a few years ago and she has made it her mission, via her blog, cookbook, and award-winning app, to help people get the most of the Paleo lifestyle and enjoy the best foods the Paleo diet has to offer. That’s why we’re proud to share her Asian-inspired Slow Cooker Lemongrass and Coconut Chicken Drumsticks recipe that she adapted from Her blogging style could not be easier to follow. The step-by-step photos and succinct explanation makes it fail-proof! Afterwards, check out her Paleo Recipe Index for more inspiring and original Paleo recipes. We simply cannot get enough of Nom Nom Paleo!!

Ancestral Chef Crock Pot Recipes

Here are six original and delicious crock pot recipes from our own site.
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1. Paleo BBQ Brisket Recipe

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2. Paleo Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew Recipe

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3. Homemade Thai Chicken Soup

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4. Slow Cooker Paleo Jerk Chicken

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5. Slow Cooker Bacon Chicken

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6. Paleo Ropa Vieja Recipe

Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Beef

Crockpot Thai Beef Stew

1. Crockpot Thai Beef Stew

This Thai curry-turned-stew is simply amazing! I make similar curries on a regular basis, but usually with chicken and I never imagined how much better it would be after spending the night in a slow cooker. The meat gets so soft and tender and absorbs these Thai spices and Thai curry paste so harmoniously. If you like Thai food as much as I do you won’t want to skip this one. (Thanks to Ryan and Danielle for permission to use the photo from their blog Against All Grain!)

2. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

While Michelle tends to blog about her vegeterian creations, she admits she does eat a lot of meat too, it just gets gobbled up before she has time to post about it! For this one she slowed down and shared this slow cooked beef with a base of coconut cream and red wine vinegar. At only 4 ½ hours, this stroganoff is one of the faster slow cooker recipes and it looks delicious!

3. Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cranberries and Rosemary

Who says you need to wait until Thanksgiving to bring cranberries to dinner?! This hearty slow-cooked stew is full of root veggies and topped off with herbs and that tart little red fruit. I’m really getting in the mood for Autumn now!

Other Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Beef

1. Spicy Beef Curry
2. Slow Cooker Squeaky Clean Beef Bourguignon
3. Beef Bourguignon
4. Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with Bourbon BBQ Sauce
5. Bacon Cabbage Chuck Beef Stew
6. Low Carb Beef Stew
7. Supercharged Red Beef Curry
8. Paleo Zucchini Noodles Slow Cooker Meatballs
9. How To Make Beef Bone Broth
10. B&B Stew
11. Slow Cooker Coffee Brisket Recipe (With Ground Coffee)
12. Crockpot Shredded Beef
13. Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Beef
14. Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew
15. Hearty Crockpot Chili Stew
16. Nose to Tail Slow Cooker Beef Rendang
17. Easy Slow Cooker Curry – 2 Ways
18. Bone Broth for Bounce
19. Drunken Beef Stew
20. Paleo Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
21. Crockpot Beef Stew
22. 3-Hour Lemongrass Beef Short Ribs Recipe
23. Paleo Winter Squash And Beef Stew
24. Slow Cooker Spicy Indian Beef Roast
25. (Cold Weather Fave) Slow Cooker Beef Stew
26. Picadillo Paleo Crockpot
27. Meaty Paleo Chili
28. Slow Cooker Pot Roast
29. Slow Cooker Beef Stew
30. Indian Beef Stew
31. Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
32. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
33. Paleo Slow Cooker Shin Beef with Celeriac Smash
34. Braised Chuck with Pear, Chocolate and Ginger
35. Easy Slow Cooker Taco Meat

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Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Pork

5 Spice slow Cooker Pork Ribs

1. 5 Spice Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Save yourself the trip to Texas – unless you’re already there of course, and make these delectable slow cooked pork ribs for yourself in the comfort of your own home. Super fast (2 minute prep time), simple (8 ingredients) and easy-to-follow recipe with a secret trick at the end for optional crispiness. (Melissa Joulwan adapted this recipe on her blog The Clothes Make the Girl from her cookbook Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. Photo credit: David Humphreys.)

2. Paleo Pulled Pork Sliders

Of course the pulled pork looks delicious, but the coolest thing about this recipe is the way that Miloche makes her slider buns – with sliced sweet potatoes cooked in coconut oil and spices!

3. Cuban Pulled Pork

Blog writers Carrie and Brandon (a cute husband and wife team) mention making this summery recipe when it’s a “balmy” 31º out. Being the world traveler that I am, I assumed they were speaking in Celsius- until I realized it was a joke about being stuck in the middle of winter! If you’ve got the winter blues as well, this unique pulled pork mixed with cayenne, allspice, cinnamon, oregano and sweet Hungarian paprika (among even more spices!) will have you thinking you’re in a cabana on a Caribbean Island – even if only for a moment.

Other Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Pork

1. Easy Barbeque Slow Cooker Ribs
2. Slow Cooker Pork Stew Oyster Mushrooms
3. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
4. Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs
5. Totally Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
6. Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
7. Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork
8. Paprika Pulled Pork with Smokey Pepper Salsa
9. Slow Cooker Recipe Smoky and Sweet Pulled Pork
10. Slow Cooker Pork Tacos Recipe
11. Easy Slow Cooked Boston Butt
12. Slow Cooker Pork Hock Stew
13. Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork
14. Lemongrass Pork Short Ribs
15. Slow Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf
16. Slow Cooker Pork Shanks
17. Easy Collard Greens With Bacon
18. Crockpot Pork Ribs With Killer Barbecue Sauce
19. Crockpot Luau Pork With Cauli Rice
20. Crockpot Chili Verde
21. Paleo Slow Cooker Carnitas
22. Simple Versatile Pulled Pork
23. Crockpot Pork Loin
24. Crockpot Kalua Pig
25. Pulled Pork
26. Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast
27. New Mexico Carne Adovada
28. Slow Cooker Pork Stew
29. Chili Verde
30. Paleo Pulled Pork
31. Pulled Pork Taco Salad
32. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Roasted Vegetables

Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Yellow Curry Soup

1. Crockpot Chicken Yellow Curry

This non-spicy curry is simple, customizable, and you get the pleasure of making your own fresh curry powder. Chili powder or hot peppers can always be added if spicy is what you like. Though the recipe calls for chicken, you can also make it vegetarian and the veggie options, while recommended by blogger Steph, are totally up to your preference or what you have leftover in the fridge or freezer. (And special thanks to Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo for giving us permission to reproduce her photo.)

2. Crockpot Fajita Chicken

Whether it’s gluten-free wraps or a lettuce leaf substitute, the crock pot fajita chicken recipe makes the perfect Mexican-flavored filling! The theme of these favorites is international (because you know, I love traveling and bringing back foreign flavors to try at home). This recipe could not be easier; you just have to remember not to mix the ingredients. With slow cooking, it’s all about making the layers and letting your crock pot do the rest.

3. Greek Inspired Stuffed Chicken Breasts in the Crockpot

Staying in the ethnic foods grocery aisle but moving on to the Mediterranean region, this stuffed chicken breast will have you jumping for joy with it’s herbal toppings and optional white wine and feta additions (according to your tolerance). Pepperoncini peppers may not be the easiest to find, but surely any pepper will make a suitable substitute.

Other Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Chicken

1. Lemon Artichoke Slow Cooker Chicken
2. Easy Crock Pot Roasted Chicken With Lemon Parsley Butter
3. Crockpot Kalua Chicken Tacos with Chili Lime Mango Salsa (Substitute the Tortilla Shells with Lettuce Leaves for Paleo)
4. Slow Cooked Chicken Gizzard Recipe
5. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
6. Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Soup
7. Slow Cooker Split Chicken Breast with Onions and Mushrooms
8. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Thighs
9. Chicken Hearts Stroganoff Slow Cooker Version
10. Slow Cooker Chicken Stock
11. Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
12. Crockpot Chicken Stock
13. Slow Cooker Apple Honey Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
14. Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
15. Summer Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken With Rosemary
16. Crockpot Chicken Stock
17. Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
18. The Best Homemade Stock
19. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
20. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
21. Coconut Turmeric Chicken
22. Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara Basil with Zucchini Noodles
23. Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole
24. Slow Cooker Coconut Curried Chicken

Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Pot Roast

Balsamic Pot Roast Gravy with Roasted Garlic Mash

1. Balsamic Pot Roast Gravy with Roasted Garlic Mash

The gravy and the garlic cauliflower mash are the real stars of this pot roast crock pot recipe! Who needs potatoes when you can achieve the same affect with much healthier cauliflower? And with Thanksgiving fast approaching, convert your friends and loved ones to this healthy alternative to the traditional potato and gluten-rich gravy version. Who ever said that a Paleo lifestyle meant sacrifice? (Thanks to Emily at Leaf Parade for permission to use her photo.)

2. Easy Paleo Pot Roast

If you’ve already started or are thinking of starting the Whole30 Challenge but are at a loss as to what to make, look no further than this simple and filling Paleo pot roast recipe (but don’t include the optional wine!). If you don’t yet have a crock pot, blogger Melissa details a way to reach the desired effect on the regular stove top.

3. World’s Easiest Crockpot Pork Roast

They’re not exaggerating– this is possibly the simplest crock pot pork roast recipe in the world (or at least on the internet). As long as you can find coconut aminos – and this blogger provides a link for easy ordering – you just grab your seasoning or whatever is in the spice cabinet and badda-bing badda-boom! Mix it all in, wait a few hours, shred it up and serve it out.

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Other Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Pot Roast

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Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Other Meats

Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetable Ratatouille

1. Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetable Ratatouille

Maybe it’s because of my French roots that I’m such a fan of ratatouille. In my younger vegetable-averse years I would never have gone for a mix of such soft and gooey veggies but now I’m all about it. This recipe isn’t the most simple on the list but it’s also not that complicated either. Plus, Everyday Maven includes step-by-step photos to guide you and some additional notes to help sort out any confusion you may have about which sauce to choose and how the sausages need to be prepared. (Photo reproduced with permission from food blogger Alyssa. Thank you!)

2. Ham and Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Quittata

Quiche/frittata = quittata! I didn’t realize that you could slow cook eggs but apparently you can and it’s perfect for celiac and Paleo diets alike. But considering it takes 2 ½ hours to finish, you may want to make this for a mid-morning snack or a weekend brunch, otherwise you’ll be hungry alllll morning waiting for it to finish.

3. Shrimp Fra Diavolo Slow Cooker

Here’s another thing I didn’t know could be made in the crock pot – shrimp! In culinary school they teach us that shrimp can cook fully in a matter of minutes; it’s cooking time in the crock pot is (relatively) short here as well considering it gets added to the crock post only for the last 15 minutes. Sea food fans will delight in this simple crock pot shrimp recipe, adapted by the Cavegirl Cuisine from her published Paleo cookbook.

Other Paleo Crock Pot Recipes With Other Meats

1. Rabbit and Andouille Sausage Stew
2. Onion Bison Soup
3. Osso Bucco Slow Cooker Celeriac
4. Beef Tongue Creole
5. Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
6. Oxtail and Romaine Stir Fry
7. Attukal Paya (Lamb’s Feet Soup)
8. Bison Tallow
9. Hearty Bison Stew
10. Slow Cooker Breakfast Frittata
11. Scrummy Paleo Curry with Lamb and Coconut Recipe
12. Spaghetti Squash With Sausage Brussels Sprouts and Apples
13. Rich Hearty Slow Cooked Oxtail
14. Chili Makeover Italian Style
15. Slow Cooker Osso Buco Stew
16. Crockpot Barbecue Turkey Thighs
17. Rosemary Turkey Kale Soup

Top 3 Paleo Crock Pot Recipes Without Meat

Slow Cooker Honey Vanilla Apple Sauce

1. Slow Cooker Honey Vanilla Applesauce

Crock pots aren’t just for meaty mains. You can also make snacks and sides like apple sauce. This one looks incredibly delicious, but we’re left wondering if it packs the same punch when you swap out the whole vanilla bean for cheaper and easier-to-find vanilla essence. Still, if I had some vanilla bean (or vanilla essence) on hand I would be making this right now. (Thanks to Angela for permission to reproduce the photo from her blog Seasonal and Savory.)

2. Tri-Colored Potato Soup

This tri-color potato soup reminds me of my trip to Peru; potatoes originally came from the Andes after the discovery of the New World and in the markets of Peru there are seemingly hundreds of different kinds and colors of potatoes! As long as your local market has at least three different potato varieties, you can make this simple potato soup at home with the addition of garlic, onions and a few herbs for extra flavoring. This is comfort food at its finest so keep this in mind for the chilly months ahead.

3. Sweet Potato Poi (Poi ‘Uala)

Here’s another simple side dish that sounds amazing, especially with Thanksgiving coming and your diet possibly going out the window with the arrival of the holiday season. Using sweet potatoes and coconut milk (the best cream substitute in existence) you can make this yummy Sweet Potato Poi. Inspired from a Hawaiian dessert using mashed taro root, this recipe can be made anywhere that sweet potato is sold.

Other Paleo Crock Pot Recipes Without Meat

1. Easy Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup – Vegan
2. Simple Crockpot Applesauce
3. Sweet Crockpot Cabbage
4. Easy Vegan Vegetable Soup
5. Mexican Stew Recipe
6. Slow Cooker Summer Veggies
7. Crock Pot Fig Apple Butter

But enough about the benefits… whether you’ve been thinking of getting a crock pot for a while or are already a devout convert to slow cooking, here are 144 of the best Paleo crock pot recipes to keep your crock pot busy and your stomach satisfied!

Click Here To Download This Entire List of Paleo Crockpot/Slow Cooker Recipes