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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Ham and Cheese Dip

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Ham and Cheese Dip

Picadillo Dip

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Picadillo 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

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

From Midwest Living

This light soup makes a great starter course or full meal when paired with a salad. If you dont have leftover chicken around, swap in a rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey.

Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

From Midwest Living

Cajun seasoning adds loads of flavor to this low-calorie Southern-style recipe. Generous amounts of lean proteins and brown rice keep it healthy and super filling.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Slow Cooking Chicken Cacciatore

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow Cooking Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

From Midwest Living

Serve this Italian dish over fettuccine noodles for a well-rounded dinner.

Chicken Cacciatore

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

From Midwest Living

We used ground beef, jarred salsa, beans, and potatoes to make this soup extra satisfying. Omit the meat to create a hearty vegetarian dish.

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

From Midwest Living

These huge sandwiches and their kicky sauce will satisfy the hungriest of your crew. To trim preparation time, substitute an 18-ounce package of frozen cooked meatballs (about 32 meatballs) for the homemade ones. Stir the frozen meatballs into the sauce to coat, then cook as directed.

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

From Heart-Healthy Living

Cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and dried fruits flavor this hearty beef stew. Make it in your slow cooker the next time you need a delicious dinner waiting at home for you.

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

From Midwest Living

Cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and dried fruits are what give this stew its interesting North African angle. The serve-along? Couscous, of course--a quintessential Moroccan staple.

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

Swiss-Artichoke Dip

From Midwest Living

Swiss-Artichoke Dip

Winter Garden Polenta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Winter Garden Polenta

Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sliced polenta on the bottom and a spoonful of pesto or olive tapenade on top add a gourmet angle to this slow-simmered beef recipe.

Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

Southwestern Polenta with Corn and Chiles

From Better Homes and Gardens

Southwestern Polenta with Corn and Chiles

Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

Hot Wing Dip

From Diabetic Living

Hot Wing Dip

Taco Chili

From Better Homes and Gardens

This slow cooker chili tastes like a taco so kids will love it. Top it with cheese or sprinkle with corn chips for a fun lunch or dinner.

Taco Chili

Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Root beer gives these slow cooked pork sandwiches rich color and pleasant sweetness.

Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

Barbecue Pulled Pork

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue Pulled Pork

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

From Midwest Living

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

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