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Slow Cooker Stews

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Slow Cooker Potato & Ham Soup

In our house, this recipe is a win-win. It's easy for me to whip up and easy for my family to devour...the crusty bread for dipping doesn't hurt, either. —Linda Haglund, Buffalo, Minnesota
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Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup

This is the perfect recipe to make when you're short on time because the slow cooker does most of the work for you!—Harold Tartar, West Palm Beach, Florida

Big Red Soup

Big Red Soup

Big Red Soup

We're Nebraska Cornhusker football fans, and on the days when the "Big Red" team is playing, I make up a big pot of this soup. The whole family gathers around the television set to eat it while watching the game! I like to prepare dishes that have a Mexican flavor—and there's just a hint of that in this deliciously satisfying soup.

Savory Cheese Soup

Savory Cheese Soup

Savory Cheese Soup

This comforting soup from Ann Huseby of Lakeville, Minnesota is a welcome treat on wintry days. It's so satisfying, you might wish there were leftovers!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili, chunky with veggies, the night before, put in my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come home to a rich, spicy meal at night! —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii

Portobello Beef Burgundy

Portobello Beef Burgundy

Portobello Beef Burgundy

Rely on the convenience of your slow cooker for a meal that boasts all the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs goodness your family craves. These tender cubes of beef—loaded with a fantastic mushroom flavor and draped in a rich, burgundy sauce—are sure to have your guests asking for seconds of this potluck pleaser!

Spiced Lamb Stew with Apricots

Spiced Lamb Stew with Apricots

Spiced Lamb Stew with Apricots

My family loves lamb, especially my son. During his first year of college, he claimed to be a vegetarian. When he came home, I had a pot of this slow-cooked lamb stew simmering on the counter. When my husband and I wanted to eat dinner, there were only a few shreds of meat left floating in the gravy—and my son confessed that he was the culprit!—Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

The wine gives a mellow flavor to this stew that has tender pieces of beef and carrots. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Need a warm meal for a blustery night? Throw together this slow-cooked stew that’s brightened with fresh sweet potatoes, kale and Italian seasoning. The shredded pork is so tender, you’re going to want to make this again and again. —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Hominy Beef Chili

Hominy Beef Chili

Hominy Beef Chili

Hunker down for the night and get cozy with this filling chili. Loaded with beef chuck roast and convenient staples, such as diced tomatoes, green chilies and seasonings, it’s a satisfying supper that would be yummy served with a side of warm tortillas or tortilla chips for dipping. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Slow-Cooked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooked Potato Soup

"I make this thick soup for St. Patrick's Day, and we always look forward to it," says Mary Jo O'Brien of Hastings, Minnesota.

Ham and Black Bean Soup

Ham and Black Bean Soup

Ham and Black Bean Soup

I originally made this slightly spicy soup for my husband, who enjoys black beans. But I ended up loving it, too! Even more compliments came from our neighbors who stopped by and stayed for supper.—Laura Meurer, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

I originally called this recipe "Turkey Dump Soup" because all you have to do is dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let them cook!—Gary Fenski, Huron, South Dakota

Potato Minestrone

Potato Minestrone

Potato Minestrone

Let the aroma of this savory soup waft through your home while you get ready for the holidays. "I only have to slice some bread and prepare a salad to have dinner ready," writes Paula Zsiray of Logan Utah. "For a thicker soup, mash half of the garbanzo beans before adding them to the slow cooker."

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

I love this slow cooker dish because it combines some of my favorite ingredients, such as savory spices, kidney beans and fresh spinach. To create a hearty meal, I eat the chicken soup with a side of crusty bread slathered in butter.—Tanya MacDonald, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia
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