Slow Cooker Recipes

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 <a href="/recipes/chicken/crockpot/">chicken</a>, <a href="/recipes/beef/crockpot/">beef</a>, and <a href="/search/?searchTerm=slow%20cooker%20pork">pork</a> 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 <a href="/recipes/chili/crockpot/">chili</a>? 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.

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Perfect Pulled Pork

From National Pork Board

Perfect Pulled Pork

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

From Taste of the South

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

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How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker
How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

Make a flavorful pulled-pork sandwich with the help of your slow cooker. The secret is selecting the right types of meat (we help with beef and chicken options, too), plus seasoning the meat and adding homemade or store-bought sauce at the right time in the process.

How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

Asian Beef Stew

From Family Circle

You may be more likely to encounter these ingredients in a stir-fry, but they're equally appealing when combined in your slow-cooker.

Asian Beef Stew

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry sauce combined with tapioca and onion soup simmers to perfection in this five-ingredient main dish recipe. Serve over white rice to complete the meal.

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

Paula Deen's Sweet Sour and Spicy Ham and Sausage Balls

From Smithfield

A great game day or any day appetizers. Made and served in the slow cooker.

Paula Deen's Sweet Sour and Spicy Ham and Sausage Balls

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

From Family Circle

This slow cooker recipe is easy on the cook and easy on the budget. Inexpensive pork shoulder makes a savory taco filling when cooked with tomatoes, chiles and corn.

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Vegetable Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a savory, slow cooker vegetable casserole recipe, try this combination of beans, polenta, radicchio, and spinach.

Vegetable Casserole

Easy Indian Stew

From Parents

Make this meatless meal ahead by putting the ingredients in the slow cooker. Let it cook all day and dinner will be ready when you get home from work.

Easy Indian Stew

Mushroom-Sauced Pork Chops

From Diabetic Living

Mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms give earthy flavor to pork chops in this slow cooker recipe. Serve this hearty diabetic-friendly main dish during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Mushroom-Sauced Pork Chops

Flamin' Cajun Riblets

From Better Homes and Gardens

Flamin' Cajun Riblets

Creme Brulee French Toast

From Better Homes and Gardens

Creme Brulee French Toast

Beef Lo Mein

From Better Homes and Gardens

Thanks to ready-made stir-fry sauce and your slow cooker, this classic Asian recipe has never been easier to prepare.

Beef Lo Mein

Asian Pepper Steak

From Family Circle

This saucy slow cooker recipe is full of beef strips, sweet pepper, onion, and bamboo shoots. The garlic and soy sauce ensures that it tastes just like a dish from a Chinese restaurant.

Asian Pepper Steak

Beef Goulash

From Better Homes and Gardens

Depending on how much heat you like, choose sweet or hot Hungarian paprika to spice this goulash main-dish recipe.

Beef Goulash

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Short Ribs

From Campbell's

The name says it all...short ribs become exceedingly tender when slow-cooked in a flavorful combination of French onion soup, ale, garlic, brown sugar and seasonings.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Short Ribs

Slow-Cooked Minestrone

From Better Homes and Gardens

Try this slow cooker version of the popular tomato-based soup that combines beef, beans, pasta, and vegetables into one slow-simmering main dish.

Slow-Cooked Minestrone

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

From Kellogg's

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

From Better Homes and Gardens

Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

From French's

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooked Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow Cooked Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

German Style Chicken Thighs

From Better Homes and Gardens

The sauerkraut and spaetzle pasta in this slow cooker recipe are regarded as traditional German fare.

German Style Chicken Thighs

Chicken in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

From Campbell's

Mediterranean flavors such as sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and white wine simmer together to flavor chicken breasts in this mouthwatering slow-cooker dish.

Chicken in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Artichoke Pasta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb-infused tomatoes tango with garlic, artichokes, and cream--a dance that renders pasta sauce with Mediterranean flair in this recipe.

Artichoke Pasta

Plum-glazed Pork Loin

From Family Circle

A red plum sauce drizzled over pork loin gives it a sour-sweet flavor. Cooked in the crock pot, the meat is fork tender and delicious.

Plum-glazed Pork Loin

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