Beef Barley Lentil Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Recipes from Healthy Cooking

Is the slow cooker the handiest kitchen appliance ever? Well, maybe that's going too far, but not by much! Talk about a stress reliever. Since these recipes practically make themselves, dinner is one less thing you have to think about during these crazy holidays! Try one of these low-fat meals tonight, and see if you don't agree. The slow cooker is definitely an A+ appliance!

Slow Cooker Chili

This Slow Cooker Chili is satisfying! I use home-canned tomatoes and pizza sauce to give it my own unique flavor. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota

Beef Barley Lentil Soup

It's easy for to fill your slow cooker and forget about supper…until the kitchen is filled with wonderful aroma, that is! I've served this Beef Barley Lentil Soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad. For variety, try substituting jicama (a starchy root vegetable found in the produce department of many grocery stores) for the potatoes. —Judy Metzentine, The Dalles, Oregon

Tangy Pork Chops

Fancy enough for company, these mouth-watering Tangy Pork Chops also make a great family meal. I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Since my husband and I just had our first child, this recipe is so convenient; I start it during naptime for a no-fuss supper later. —Karol Hines, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Easy and Elegant Ham

I fix this moist, tender Easy and Elegant Ham to serve my large family. It can be readied quickly in the morning, frees up my oven, tastes outstanding and can feed a crowd. Covered with colorful pineapple slices, cherries and orange glaze, its show stopping appearance appeals to both children and adults. —Denise DiPace Medford, New Jersey

Potato Chowder

One of the ladies in our church quilting group brought this savory Potato Chowder to a meeting. It's easy to assemble in the morning, then cook all day. Cream cheese and a sprinkling of bacon provide richness. —Anna Mayer from Ft. Branch, Indiana

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