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The 13 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These lucky 13 crock-pot recipes are easy to prep in the a.m., and ready to gobble up when you get home. You’ll love 'em on busy weeknights...and lazy weekends, too.

1. Best Italian Sausage Soup

Cook it all day, add noodles at the end. “This hearty, rich, delicious soup is now my favorite winter soup! My husband even loved it, and he's NOT a soup lover.” – ELLIELOU13

Best Italian Sausage Soup

Photo by naples34102

2. Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork

A delicious filling for tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. “This was by far the easiest and tastiest slow cooker recipe I have ever found. It took me about 5 minutes to put this together.” – naomiblue

Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork

Photo by CookinBug

3. Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Genius move: "Double the ingredients and freeze the second portion for a quick dose of comfort food mid-week." – BusySpoons

Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Photo by abapplez

4. Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili

"My Aunt Jerre won Third Place in the St. Louis Slow Cooker Cook Off with this recipe!"
– ValleyGirl

Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili_

Photo by CookinBug

5. Emily's Chipotle Chili

"Chipotle peppers give this chili a subtle, smoky flavor. Serve with sour cream, sharp Cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh cilantro." – Emily

Emily's Chipotle Chili

Photo by mommyluvs2cook

6. Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef

"Tender, fall-off-the-bone roast beef with mushrooms. Shred the leftovers for cheese steak sandwiches." – J

Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

7. Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

"It's not rocket science, just ribs cooked in the slow cooker and finished in the oven. This is what I do when I want ribs during the workweek. I'm eating them within a half-hour of getting home, and they turn out perfect every time!" – norah

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Photo by naples34102

8. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

“Finally! I love Indian food and have tried for years to perfect a butter chicken recipe. This one is right on the money!” – MUNECASTACE

 

9. Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup

"Very easy, hardly anything to 'prepare,' one of the best soups I have ever had! Perfect!" – NEPENTHEAN

Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup

Photo by Bob in the kitchen

10. Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore

"A wonderful Italian neighbor showed me how to make this recipe after I commented on how good it made the neighborhood smell when she made it." – Sneakyteaky

Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

11. Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

“A simple, elegant cassoulet that’s wonderful for cold nights and dinner parties. Double the recipe for leftovers—it melds overnight very well." – smart cookie

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Photo by LindaT

12. London Broil for the Slow Cooker

“A 5-star recipe for sure, especially considering how incredibly easy and affordable it is. It basically cooks itself, tenderizes all on its own, and is a perfect accompaniment to potatoes, rice, noodles, and veggies.” – Darkgardyner

 

13. Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup

“I don't make potato soup too often because my other recipes are labor intensive. This soup was fantastic, good flavor, and minimal prep. With this in the arsenal I see my family enjoying potato soup more often.” – Pametra Briggs

Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup

Photo by mommymeggy


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