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Slow Cooker Stews

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Slow-Cooked Vegetable Beef Stew

Here's a great beef stew that simmers in a wonderful gravy. Served with a loaf of crusty bread and a green salad, it's a tasty meal for grown-ups and kids alike. I think it's even better the next day. -Randee Eckstein Commack, New York
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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

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

Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew

Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew

Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew

I always try to have my daughter, son-in-law and my grandchildren over for this supper. They make me so happy by saying, "That was so good!" or by just going to fill up their bowls. It's a good-for-you hit. —Pam Corder, Monroe, Louisiana

Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp Chowder

In Gretna, Louisiana, Will Zunino simmers this rich and creamy creation in his slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than four hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night.

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I originally made this slightly spicy soup for my husband, who enjoys black beans.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

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

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

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.

Mexican Beef & Bean Stew

Mexican Beef & Bean Stew

Mexican Beef & Bean Stew

I like that this is super easy to toss together, and the leftovers reheat well. The healthy beans and veggies taste great, and the stew warms me up on cold, blustery days. —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

The addition of Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup shared by Ronnie Lappe of Brownwood, Texas. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with fresh vegetable chunks and canned beans.

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."

Casablanca Chutney Chicken

Casablanca Chutney Chicken

Casablanca Chutney Chicken

If you enjoy Indian food, you'll love this dish. An array of spices and dried fruit slow cook with boneless chicken thighs for an aromatic and satisfying meal. To make it complete, serve over Jasmine or Basmati rice.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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
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