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.
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
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
Genius move: "Double the ingredients and freeze the second portion for a quick dose of comfort food mid-week." – BusySpoons
"My Aunt Jerre won Third Place in the St. Louis Slow Cooker Cook Off with this recipe!"
"Chipotle peppers give this chili a subtle, smoky flavor. Serve with sour cream, sharp Cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh cilantro." – Emily
"Tender, fall-off-the-bone roast beef with mushrooms. Shred the leftovers for cheese steak sandwiches." – J
"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
“Finally! I love Indian food and have tried for years to perfect a butter chicken recipe. This one is right on the money!” – MUNECASTACE
"Very easy, hardly anything to 'prepare,' one of the best soups I have ever had! Perfect!" – NEPENTHEAN
"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
“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
“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
“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