50 Slow Cooker recipes

50 Slow Cooker recipes

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Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

I’ve made quite a few tacos in my day, but you can’t beat the tender filling made in a slow cooker. These are by far the best pork tacos we’ve had—and we’ve tried plenty. Make the mango salsa from scratch if you have time! Yum. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas

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Tomato Balsamic Chicken

Tomato Balsamic Chicken

I came up with this saucy chicken during a particularly busy holiday season. As new parents, my husband and I both appreciate having a go-to dinner that’s easy, homemade and delicious. —Anne Colvin, Chicago, Illinois

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Moroccan Pot Roast

Moroccan Pot Roast

My husband loves his meat and I love my veggies, so we’re both happy with this spiced twist on the beefy pot roast. With chickpeas, eggplant, honey and mint, it’s like something you’d eat at a Marrakech bazaar. —Catherine Dempsey, Clifton Park, New York

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Chickpea & Potato Curry

Chickpea & Potato Curry

I make chana masala, the classic Indian dish, in my slow cooker. Browning the onion, ginger and garlic first really makes the sauce amazing. —Anjana Devasahayam, San Antonio, Texas

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Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pot Roast

Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pot Roast

One day my husband commented that he loves plums and meat. The next time I put a roast in the slow cooker, I added some plums. He was onto something! —Jackie Cole, Dunnellon, Florida

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Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

To jazz up leftover ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Chicken-Cranberry Hot Dish

Chicken-Cranberry Hot Dish

In my family, we never eat chicken without cranberry sauce! This chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender; the sauce is divine with mashed potatoes. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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Cincinnati Chili Dogs

Cincinnati Chili Dogs

My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this family classic with cinnamon and cocoa powder and ladled it over hot dogs. It’s perfect for game day, tailgates and potlucks. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

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Slow-Cooked Vegetable Curry

Slow-Cooked Vegetable Curry

I love the fuss-free nature of the slow cooker, but I don’t want to sacrifice flavor for convenience. This cozy, spiced-up dish has both. —Susan Smith, Mead, Washington

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Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

The Asian influence here in the Hawaiian islands inspired my char siu recipe. It’s tasty as is, in a bun or over rice. We make it often so we have leftovers to add to fried rice, ramen and salads. —Karen Naihe, Kamuela, Hawaii

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Saucy Indian-Style Chicken & Vegetables

Saucy Indian-Style Chicken & Vegetables

This easy Indian dish will be loved by all. Feel free to add more or less tikka masala sauce according to your taste. —Erica Polly, Sun Prarie, Wisconsin

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Slow-Cooked Chicken Marbella

Slow-Cooked Chicken Marbella

This recipe is sweet, briny, savory and herbal, and it packs a big punch of garlic. The Mediterranean flavors make me think of dinner on the patio with family or friends. — Beth Jacobson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Slow Cooker Chicken Bog

Slow Cooker Chicken Bog

Chicken Bog is a South Carolina tradition with lots of variations (think herbs, spices and fresh veggies), but the standard ingredients remain: sausage, chicken and rice. This slow-cooked rendition is a simple take on the classic. — Anna Hanson, Spanish Fork, Utah

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Meatballs in Honey Buffalo Sauce

Meatballs in Honey Buffalo Sauce

My family loves the sweet and spicy combination and declared this recipe an instant favorite just for that reason. The meatballs start sweet but finish with a little heat! —Anne Ormond, Dover, New Hampshire

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Mexican Turkey Meat Loaf

Mexican Turkey Meat Loaf

Here’s a zesty, flavorful meat loaf you can really sink your teeth into! Great with black beans, rice, green salad with lime vinaigrette, or any of your favorite Tex-Mex sides. —Kristen Miller, Glendale, Wisconsin

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Squash and Lentil Lamb Stew

Squash and Lentil Lamb Stew

My family lived in New Zealand many years ago. Every Sunday my mother made a lamb stew—it was Dad’s favorite! I changed the recipe to suit my family’s more modern palates, but it seems just as exotic and delicious. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork I ate there, so I went about making it for myself. The flavorful meat makes amazing Cuban sandwiches, but you can also use it in traditional pulled pork sandwiches or tacos. —Lacie Griffin, Austin, Texas

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Pineapple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Pineapple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

My husband doesn’t think it is a meal without meat. I prefer something lighter, so this recipe satisfies us both. You can also roast this in the oven if you’re short on time. —Tracy Dalin, Gooding, Idaho

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Buttermilk-Mushroom Pork Chops

Buttermilk-Mushroom Pork Chops

I went through several variations before creating the pork chops my family considers perfect! I wanted something rich, delicious and tasty that was still relatively healthy. This is a delicious Sunday dinner because you can pop it in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook while you are at church! I suggest serving it with salad or grilled asparagus. —Kristin Stone, Little Elm, Texas

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Chinese-Style Ribs

Chinese-Style Ribs

When I was working two jobs, slow cooking was my way of life. Sometimes I had more than one slow cooker going at a time to help me feed my family delicious home-cooked meals. It’s nice to walk in after a hard day’s work and have dinner ready. I hope you agree these ribs are quick, easy and delicious. Enjoy! —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

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Slow Cooker Mushroom Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Mushroom Beef Stroganoff

I love making this for my husband and me to have on a cold night. It warms you right up! Greek yogurt can be substituted for sour cream. —Meg Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia

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Chicken & Artichoke Lasagna

Chicken & Artichoke Lasagna

My family loves lasagna and I love the slow cooker. I wanted to try something a little different from the classic lasagna we usually make. This recipe not only tastes incredible, it’s hearty and convenient, too. —Kelly Silvers, Edmond, Oklahoma

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Italian Turkey Meatballs

Italian Turkey Meatballs

What’s not to love about moist and tender homemade Italian meatballs? Because they’re made with lean turkey, they’re lower in saturated fat, too! —Mary Berg, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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Slow Cooker Jerked Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Jerked Short Ribs

Sweet and spicy jerk seasonings give these saucy ribs an unforgettable taste! They’re great in the summer because they don’t heat up the kitchen. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Meat Loaf & Mashed Red Potatoes

Meat Loaf & Mashed Red Potatoes

Satisfy the meat-and-potatoes eaters in your house with this satisfying dish that all cooks up in one pot! Talk about classic comfort food. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California

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Saucy Chicken & Tortellini

Saucy Chicken & Tortellini

This heartwarming dish is something I threw together years ago for my oldest daughter. When she’s having a rough day, I put on the slow cooker and prepare this special recipe. —Mary Morgan, Dallas, Texas

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Shredded Beef Burrito Filling

Shredded Beef Burrito Filling

Make your next office party a taco bar or burrito bar! Set out the beef in the slow cooker on warm, along with tortillas, bowls of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and chopped lettuce, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes. For a variation, I make Beef & Bean burritos by mixing a can of refried beans into 3 or 4 cups of cooked beef filling. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, Ohio

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Easy Slow-Cooked Pork Tenderloin

Easy Slow-Cooked Pork Tenderloin

I find that simple dinners are the best comfort foods that my family of seven really desires. Simple, good ingredients are the key to my success in the kitchen. Three ingredients poured over the pork and—voila!—the most mouthwatering pork you have ever tasted! —Grace Neltner, Lakeside Park, Kentucky

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Sausage and Kraut Buns

Sausage and Kraut Buns

This recipe has become a regular at our church potlucks. Let’s just say I’m “in trouble” if I show up at a get-together and they don’t appear! For a fun dinner spin, try these sausages and kraut over mashed potatoes. —Patsy Unruh, Perryton, Texas

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Lemon Chicken with Basil

Lemon Chicken with Basil

No matter when I eat it, this tangy slow-cooked chicken reminds me of summer meals with friends and family. —Deborah Posey, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs

Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs

After my dad and I had dinner at the legendary Rendezvous Restaurant, I was inspired to create a slow-cooked version of tasty dry-rub Memphis ribs. Smoked paprika in the rub mimics the flavor the ribs would get from grilling over hot coals. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

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Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon Chicken

I tried this one night when I had friends coming over for dinner and was amazed at how deliciously fresh-tasting it was. Even my picky husband liked it! Serve it with crusty French bread to soak up the delicious sauce. —Shanelle Lee, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

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Root Vegetable Pot Roast

Root Vegetable Pot Roast

During the hectic holiday season, I make this roast a lot. We’ve scarfed it down before and after shopping and while wrapping presents. Root vegetables and roast beef make everyone feel cozy and calm. —Pat Dazis, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Moo Shu Lettuce Cups

Moo Shu Lettuce Cups

I took ordinary ground beef and turned it into a new classic with sweet and savory flavors that make this dish a new dinnertime favorite. We love them served in flour tortillas, too! —Christine Keating, Norwalk, California

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BBQ Chicken & Smoked Sausage

BBQ Chicken & Smoked Sausage

My party-ready barbecue recipe works great on weeknights, too. With just a few minutes of prep time, you still get that low-and-slow flavor everybody craves (thanks, slow cooker!). Throw in minced jalapenos for extra oomph. —Kimberly Young, Mesquite, Texas

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Sicilian Meat Sauce

Sicilian Meat Sauce

People have told me this is better than the gravy their Sicilian grandmothers used to make. But don’t tell the old generation that! —Emory Doty, Jasper, Georgia

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Garlic Chicken & Broccoli

Garlic Chicken & Broccoli

This simple riff on Chinese chicken proves you can savor the takeout taste you crave while still eating right. —Connie Krupp, Racine, Wisconsin

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Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Buffalo Pulled Chicken

This slow cooker dump dinner is one of my go-to’s. The lighter chicken is a nice alternative to pulled pork. —Kim Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Pot Roast with Asian Black Bean Sauce

Pot Roast with Asian Black Bean Sauce

I love stir-fry with black bean sauce. This recipe takes the delicious flavor of black bean sauce and joins it with fork-tender pot roast. —Judy Lawson, Chelsea, Michigan

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Slow Cooker Beef Tips Burgundy

Slow Cooker Beef Tips Burgundy

Here’s a heartwarming classic made simple in the slow cooker. Mushrooms, red wine and tender beef make an easy, elegant supper. —Deanna Zewen, Union Grove, Wisconsin

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Cabbage Roll Stew

Cabbage Roll Stew

A head of cabbage seems like it never ends. Here’s a delicious way to use it up. My husband is this stew’s biggest fan. —Pamela Kennemer, Sand Springs, Oklahoma

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Slow Cooker Faux Prime Rib Roast

Slow Cooker Faux Prime Rib Roast

This is my first original recipe, inspired by a great holiday dinner with friends. I wanted to see if I could do something similar with a less expensive cut of meat. The Faux Prime Rib Roast can also be baked in a covered Dutch oven at 350° for about 1-1/2 hours or until 165°. The beef is also delicious served with regular or horseradish mashed potatoes. —Kimberly Kuhlman, Bryan, Texas

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Carrie's Cincinnati Chili

Carrie’s Cincinnati Chili

Every time we had a gathering or company, folks would request my cincinnati chili. My husband convinced me to enter it in a local chili contest, and I won third place! It’s quick and easy. If I don’t have fresh garlic, I use minced garlic in the jar. —Carrie Birdsall, Dallas, Georgia

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells

Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells

There’s no need to precook the shells in this simple pasta dish. It’s almost like magic when you open the lid and find the deliciousness waiting in the slow cooker. Add garlic bread, and you’re golden! —Sherry Day, Pinckney, Michigan

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Slow-Cooked Cranberry Chicken

Slow-Cooked Cranberry Chicken

I wanted to find a creative way to use my leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving dinner. This sounds like an unlikely combination, but the results are incredible! —Lisa Workman, Boones Mill, Virginia

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Beef Brisket Tacos

Beef Brisket Tacos

Birthday parties back home were big gatherings of cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and anyone else we considered family. As soon as guests arrived, hot pans of shredded brisket, or carne deshebrada, appeared, along with frijoles, tostadas, salsas and huge bowls of salad. Brisket was the dish we always counted on because it could be made in the oven or a slow cooker. —Yvette Marquez, Littleton, Colorado Muy Bueno Recipes + Stories

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Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs

Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs

When we’re missing the grill during winter, these tangy ribs give us that same smoky barbecue taste we love. They’re so simple, and fall-off-the-bone delicious, too! —Sue Evans, Marquette, Michigan

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Korean Pulled Pork Tacos

Korean Pulled Pork Tacos

I created this surprising pulled pork recipe to replicate our favorite food truck tacos at home. They’re a little sweet, a little spicy and totally delicious any time of year. —Julie Orr, Fullerton, California

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Cube Steaks with Gravy

Cube Steaks with Gravy

Here’s a hearty, home-style dinner your family will love after a busy day. The slow-cooked beef is wonderful served over mashed potatoes or noodles. —Judy Long, Limestone, Tennessee

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Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken

Ham ‘n’ Swiss Chicken

This saucy casserole allows you to enjoy all the rich, traditional flavor of Cordon Bleu with less effort. It’s a snap to layer the ingredients and let them cook all afternoon. Just toss a salad to make this meal complete. —Dorothy Witmer Ephrata, Pennsylvania

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