My all-time favorite crockpot recipe is extremely simple. All you do is scrub and cut up potatoes, quartered onions, and small bites of tender beef.
Add water to cover all ingredients. Add salt and plenty of pepper to taste. Put on the lid. Set your crockpot to low. Go to work or wherever. When you come home, you will have the most glorious smells coming from your home.
This is my mother's recipe. Please honor her memory by not adding carrots.
I forgot to tell you to lightly smash the potatoes after you get home. Remember, only lightly.