So this was our Mother’s Day Dinner. I had seen various similar recipes around but they were all for the oven. Of course, in my kitchen we try to use the oven as little as possible, so I figured we must find a way to do a Potato Tin Foil Dinner in the crock. It’s rather easy to do normal Baked Potatoes with nothing but a bit of butter and Salt, but wanted to have the yummiest, most sensational Dinner we could (too bad I had to cook it!). With this recipe I made 7 Baked Potatoes, it took 2 crock-pots, but you plan it with as many family members as you are serving, so use the ingredients and amounts as a guide but there will be no hard or fast rule with this recipe. You can’t really foul it up. By the way, pretty sure this was the best smelling recipe I have ever made! We were drooling by the time it was done.
Crock-Pot Baked Potato Tin Foil Dinner
7-8 Russet Potatoes Washed and Scrubbed
2 Yellow Onions Diced or Shredded
2 Stalks of Celery thinly Sliced
3 Baby Carrots per Potato
8 Slices of Bacon cooked and Broken Up
3 Green Onions stalks sliced thinly
14-16 Small Pats of Butter (I did a 1/2 Tsp Each)
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste
Foil (Foil for Grilling is Larger and Will Work Better For Large Potatoes)
- I used my kitchen table as the place for my assembly line.
- Cut a large enough piece of foil to cover not only the foil but all of the additions, don’t skimp.
- Spray with Pam or Crisco Spray so the potatoes don’t stick.
- Cut each potato into thirds, without cutting all the way through the potato.
- Pour a tablespoon of BBQ Sauce (or less if it’s a small potato) into the middle of the foil, then place the potato, with the slices open on top.
- Shove two pats of butter into the potato..
- Place shredded or chopped onion onto the potato.
- Place celery on top.
- Set carrots next to potato as well.
- Now give each potato a bit of green onion on top as well.
- Put 2-3 slices of bacon pieces on top.
- Finally sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on each potato.
- Fold up the foil so that none of the juices will leak out, it won’t look as smooth and pretty as when you normally foil a potato.
- Bake in your slow cooker for 8 hours on low.
- In my 7qrt Crock-pot I was able to fit 4 baked potatoes (with 2 of them very large), so plan accordingly..either using only small potatoes or using more then one crock.
- Once they have been cooked, pull each one out, unwrap a bit, place a handful of Shredded Cheese onto the potato, rewrap and place back in the crock for about 20 minutes, recover crock.
- Serve it in the foil.
Remember fit this recipe with your family size, or those you are serving. It’s easy enough to cook up a bit more bacon, and chop more onions, and vice versa! Enjoy.