Though they fell out of vogue for a while, crock pots are back with a vengeance - and with good reason. These countertop cookers take all of the guesswork out of family meals, and they can have your dinner hot and ready when you walk in the door after a long day of work. Sure, they have limitations (no browning, sorry) but the long, slow-cooking process is perfect for achieving tenderness in meats and creating lovely stews. Slow cooker recipes can turn chicken, beef, and pork into dinner with just a couple minutes of prep. Throw in a pork shoulder with some orange juice and onions and it'll turn into fragrant pulled pork perfect for tacos by dinnertime. Feel like chili? You can pretty much dump all of the ingredients together, set the timer, and walk away - it'll be a Texas-style feast when you return hours later.
Rather than reconstituting the gravy packet with water, opt for white wine for even more flavor.
Beer and barbecue sauce combine to make one flavorful sauce for this slow cooker chicken dinner.
Fans of Swiss cheese will love this chunky variation on spinach-artichoke dip.
The slow cooker turns pork into a fork-tender delight. Pile it on hamburger buns for an easy dinner idea.
Use a slow cooker to make these saucy pork sandwiches at your next potluck or on game day. Guests love them, and you can avoid game-day cooking!
Turn to your slow cooker for this Mexican stew recipe filled with chicken, hominy, tomatoes, and a delicious blend of spicy and aromatic seasonings.
Chicken, rice, and seafood make this main dish recipe a filling dinner. More good news? It's low in calories and fat.
Mixed dried fruit, orange juice, molasses, and spices dress up plain-Jane corned beef with lively new flavor in this main-dish recipe.