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14 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes You Must Try

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For anybody who has wondered how to cook a roast in a slow cooker, just check out our featured slow cooker recipe for Easy Cook Pot Roast or our bonus recipe for Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast. The editors of The Mr. Food Test Kitchen have also put together a collection of 14 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes You Must Try! Slow cooker recipes are incredibly quick and easy, but if you've never actually tried them, they can seem daunting.

One of the best aspects of slow cooking food is that the low temperature makes it almost impossible to burn food! And they make a cheap meal for the whole family - inexpensive cuts of meat are perfect for slow cookers because the long cook time softens meat without toughening it. There's almost no limit to the variety of one-pot meals you can create, including beef, chicken, vegetarian, chili and more.

In addition to our Featured Recipe, check out these other easy-to-follow recipes for slow cookers (also called Crock-Pots®), all of which having a cooking time of 6 to 8 hours. Slow cooker meals are fabulous time-saving dinners: prep is minimal and if you use a slow cooker liner, you won't have to deal with cleanup either!


Table of Contents

Featured Recipes

Beef Slow Cooker Recipes

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Stew & Chili Slow Cooker Recipes

Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes


Featured Recipes: Pot Roast


Easy Cook Pot Roast is one-step cooking at its finest . This classic slow cooker recipe, with hearty gravy, vegetables and eye of round roast, is a great place to learn the basics. Easy Cook Pot Roast also made our reader favorites list for 2010, so you know it's a tried-and-true recipe that has the Mr. Food community stamp of approval!

Slow Cooker County Pot Roast  

Bonus! Slow Cooker Country Pot RoastThis easy slow cooker recipe will fill your house with a delicious down-home cooked aroma that'll call everyone to the dinner table! That's another thing we love about slow cooker recipes... the smell!

Beef Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage: We're never too short on time when we have a slow cooker to turn to in our kitchen. This version of Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage literally cooks itself, and we come home to one of our favorite Irish dishes.

Slow Cooked Meat Loaf and Potatoes


Slow Cooked Meat Loaf and PotatoesHave you ever thought of making meatloaf in a slow cooker? It's a worry-free way to make the family favorite. (But it's so good that, sorry, I can't promise there'll be leftovers for cold meat loaf sandwiches!)

Pot Roast Cacciatore


Pot Roast Cacciatore: Our twist on traditional cacciatore makes pot roast the star of your recipe. This saucy flavor combo is sure to tempt your family to ask for seconds.

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Creamy Chicken and Rice


Creamy Chicken and Rice: For those days when there's a lot to do and little time to do it, recipes like this Creamy Chicken and Rice are great. Your slow cooker does all the work, while you go about doing whatever it is you need to do. Come dinnertime your house will smell darn good and you'll have something tasty to eat!

Shortcut Chicken 'n' Dumplings


Shotcut Chicken 'n' Dumplings: Cure your comfort food cravings with our Shortcut Chicken 'n' Dumplings recipe! Thanks to shortcut ingredients, we can put this slow cooker recipe together in minutes! And everyone will love this creamy dinner full of savory chicken, veggies, and plump dumplings.

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole


Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole: Your gang's gonna love this slow-cooker Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole because it tastes so good. You'll love it because you don't have to precook the pasta. It's a win-win for everyone!

Stew & Chili Slow Cooker Recipes

Make Ahead Hungarian Beef Stew


Make Ahead Hungarian Stew: This Make Ahead Hungarian Beef Stew is perfect to make in your slow cooker. It's so helpful to be able to cut up everything the night before and store it in the refrigerator. Then you just place it in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook!

Rancher's Beef Stew


Rancher's Beef Stew: The long-cooked taste of homemade beef stew doesn't require us to be home to monitor the pot on the stove-top. Our Rancher's Beef Stew simmers all day with chunks of fresh veggies and an easy  sauce we make from beef broth and a duo of canned mushroom soup varieties.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili


Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili: Personal Chef and cooking instructor, Chef Danielle stopped by the Test Kitchen to share her hearty and flavorful recipe  for Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili. And man, is it good!




Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes

Tamale Pie


Tamale Pie: Slow cooker recipes allow us to come home to a family dinner that's ready to serve, and our south-of-the-border recipe for Tamale Pie is a zesty all-in-one meal that's sure to please!

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas


Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas: This recipe comes courtesy of Tiffany from Eat at Home who knows the power of a pulled pork slow cooker recipe . She says, "Five minutes of prep, and the slow cooker does all the work. Taco night never tasted so good!"

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas


Slow Cooker Chicken EnchiladasThis recipe comes courtesy of Sara from Budget Savvy Diva who says, "This is the perfect dish if you want a meal that is extremely yummy, but you do not want to be stuck in the kitchen. You and your family will love it.


Slow Cookin' Magic: 28 Scruptious Slow Cooker Recipes from Mr. Food

If you liked these easy slow cooker recipes, be sure to check out our free eBook, Slow Cookin' Magic: 28 Scrumptious Slow Cooker Recipes from Mr. Food!


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Dose any one have a old fashioned German meat ball soup ? Please help me If you can ! Thank you !!!! So Much

Love slow cookers. I have 3 - a large, medium and small.

The slow cooker is the best!!!

I like to see new slow cooker recipes, I now own two slow cookers, one I have owned for years and it's handles have broke off so I went to the hardware store and bought new ones and replaced them using a couple of screws and washers, so I thought it's time to go buy a new one, so I did. well after buying the new one I just could not let go of the old one (after all it still works great) LOL it just looks like Frankencooker, but I think it shows a little experince LOL, and I can't count how many times I have had both of them going at the same time, I feel sorry for anyone that don't own one. any way good cooking everyone, and always try something new It could be good you don't know untill you try it.

Can't wait to try some of these slow cooker recipes, have used my slow cooker in the past, think I need to get a larger one. Thanks Mr. Food for all the good cooking recipes

I love to cook in my slow cooker in the winter, the recipes the better..I can't wait to try this recipe..happy cooking everyone...

can't wait to try these slow cook recipes!!



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