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99 Brand-New Slow Cooker Recipes You Haven’t Tried Yet

Give your slow cooker new life with dozens of just-released recipes. These slow cooker recipes are just what you need for simple but delicious suppers, hands-off breakfasts and much more.

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Spicy Taco MeatTaste of Home

Spicy Taco Meat

My husband and I love Tex-Mex food with all the fixings. Cooking the meat in the slow cooker makes prepping the toppings a breeze. We love to serve this at parties, with the filling in the slow cooker to stay warm and the various toppings in bowls so the guests can build their own! —Rebecca Yankovich, Springfield, Virginia

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Slow-Cooker Spinach Bean SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Spinach Bean Soup

This navy bean soup is heartwarming comfort food at its best. It's my signature soup, and I make it for my family and friends. The bright red and green of the peppers and spinach give it a suitably seasonal look. —Barbara Shay, Pasadena, California

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Grampa's German-Style Pot RoastTaste of Home

Grampa's German-Style Pot Roast

Grampa was of German heritage and loved the old-world recipes given to him by his mother. I made a few changes to give this recipe an updated flavor and to use my slow cooker instead of the oven. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Weekday Chicken CacciatoreTaste of Home

Weekday Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cooked “cacciatore” means a dish prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and seasonings. We add a touch of white wine to make ours northern Italian-style. —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Missouri

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Slow-Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Peanut SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Peanut Soup

This seemingly exotic dish is simple, vegan, healthy and hearty. The peanut butter blends beautifully with the sweetness of the squash and Thai seasonings. You can also serve this soup without pureeing it first. —Kayla Capper, Ojai, California

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Slow-Cooker Beef BarbacoaTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Beef Barbacoa

I love this beef barbacoa because the meat is fall-apart tender and the sauce is smoky, slightly spicy and so flavorful. It’s an amazing alternative to ground beef tacos or even pulled pork carnitas. It’s also versatile. You can have a soft taco bar and let people make their own—or offer mouthwatering Mexican pizzas or rice bowls. —Holly Sander, Lake Mary, Florida

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Slaw-Topped Beef SlidersTaste of Home

Slaw-Topped Beef Sliders

When I was working full time, I would rely on these delicious, fast-to-fix beef sliders for simple meals. To speed prep time and avoid extra cleanup, I used bagged coleslaw mix and bottled slaw dressing. —Jane Whittaker, Pensacola, Florida

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Apple Betty with Almond CreamTaste of Home

Apple Betty with Almond Cream

I love making this apple betty for friends during the peak of apple season. I plan a quick soup and bread meal, so we can get right to the dessert! —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois

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Butter & Herb TurkeyTaste of Home

Butter & Herb Turkey

My kids love a turkey meal, and this one falls off the bone. It's the ideal recipe for special family times and holidays. —Rochelle Popovic, South Bend, Indiana

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Slow-Cooker Quinoa ChiliTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Quinoa Chili

This is the recipe that turned my husband into a quinoa lover. I made it the day my husband got good news on a new job, and we'll always remember how excited we were as we ate this beautiful meal. —Claire Gallam, Alexandria, Virginia

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Shredded Chicken TostadasTaste of Home

Shredded Chicken Tostadas

These flavorful tostadas are super easy and family friendly. You won't believe how tender and juicy the chicken comes out. Just load up the tostadas with your favorite fresh toppings, and you have one simple, sensational meal. —Lisa Kenny, Houston, Texas

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Slow-Roasted Chicken with VegetablesTaste of Home

Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Even a beginner cook could make this slow cooked chicken and have it turn out perfectly. This recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you'll come home to a delicious dinner. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

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Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow-Cooker BreadTaste of Home

Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow-Cooker Bread

I like to bake fresh bread, both as a way to offer my family a delicious accompaniment to dinner and just because I enjoy the process. Baking bread in the slow cooker allows you to achieve a tender, perfectly baked loaf without turning on the oven, especially helpful in the summer. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Sloppy JoesTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

Chili sauce and ground turkey make a delicious marriage in these sloppy joes, and the mashed avocado adds a special touch to the sandwiches.—Nichole Jones, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Cheesy Bruschetta SpreadTaste of Home

Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. It's so easy to make and a great appetizer for any time of year. —Maggie McDermott, Central Square, New York

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BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken SandwichesTaste of Home

BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

This simple recipe tastes amazing. We prefer putting mayo on the bun and adding cheddar or Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Several of us put ranch dressing on our sandwiches, too. —Jennifer Darling, Ventura, California

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Slow-Cooker Salsa RoastTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Salsa Roast

This is so easy and fast to put together on your way out the door in the morning—and so good when you come home! Try it with rice or on soft tacos, or pile it on hamburger buns. —LaVonne Peden, Olympia, Washington

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Teriyaki Pork RoastTaste of Home

Teriyaki Pork Roast

Since my husband works full time and attends school, I do a lot around the house, including wrangling our three kids. I'm always looking for no-fuss recipes, so I was thrilled to find this one. The juicy teriyaki-seasoned pork roast has become a family favorite. —Roxanne Hulsey, Gainsville, Georgia

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Mama's CarnitasTaste of Home

Mama's Carnitas

My husband loves to cook Mexican dishes. I'm more of an Italian-style cook, and the joke in our house is that I should leave all the Mexican cooking to him. However, this dish of mine turned out so amazing my husband fell in love! It's all in the meat. If you can get an all-natural pork shoulder, it really makes a difference. —Chelsea Wickman, Painesville, Ohio

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Slow-Cooker Orange ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

This is a family-friendly recipe that even the kids will like. It's easy to prepare and flavorful enough to share with dinner guests. — Sherry Kozlowski, Morgantown, West Virginia

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Hamburger DipTaste of Home

Hamburger Dip

This is hands-down the easiest dip to make, and I never have leftovers. We have used venison in place of hamburger, as well as half hamburger and half spicy sausage. Everyone enjoys this wonderful dip! —Mary Kidder, Nappanee, Indiana

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Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf for 2Taste of Home

Slow-Cooked Meat Loaf for 2

“My husband and I both work late, so it’s great to come home to this classic dish with mashed potatoes and a veggie side,” explains Ginger Cortese of Hollsopple, Pennsylvania. “It reminds me of supper at Mom’s.”

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Gourmet Barbecue Beef SandwichesTaste of Home

Gourmet Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

These beef sandwiches were a tradition in my family on winter vacations after a long day of snow skiing, but they're a hit anytime we make them. Serving the savory barbecue beef on croissants with melty provolone cheese makes the sandwiches a little more special. —Katie Anderson, Vancouver, Washington

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"Everything" StuffingTaste of Home

"Everything" Stuffing

Of all the stuffing recipes, my husband and father both go crazy for this particular dish! The leftovers freeze well so we can enjoy it long after Thanksgiving has passed. —Bette Votral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Autumn Pumpkin ChiliTaste of Home

Autumn Pumpkin Chili

We have this turkey pumpkin chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s a definite keeper in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

We love this easy slow-cooker recipe on Sunday afternoons. It's equally comforting and light for lunch or dinner. We serve ours with sweet potato oven fries and roasted green beans. —Arlene Rakoczy, Gilbert, Arizona

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Meaty Slow-Cooked JambalayaTaste of Home

Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Sure makes life easy having this tasty dish stashed away in the freezer! Another plus, you throw it all in the slow cooker—no skillet necessary. —Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia

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Slow-Cooker Breakfast BurritosTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Breakfast Burritos

Prep these tasty, hearty burritos the night before for a quick breakfast in the morning or let them cook while you are away on a weekend afternoon for an easy supper. —Anna Miller, Churdan, Iowa

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Italian Pot RoastTaste of Home

Italian Pot Roast

I make this regularly, as it's a favorite of my husband's. I'm always asked for the recipe. You'll love how this tender pot roast seems to melt-in-your-mouth. —Debbie Daly, Buckingham, Illinois

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Thai Chicken Lettuce CupsTaste of Home

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

Lettuce wraps make light, lively appetizers. These are easy to make because the slow cooker does most of the work. Just load it up and let things get cooking. When the chicken is cooked, just shred and serve. —Robin Haas, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

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Spicy Honey Sriracha Game Day DipTaste of Home

Spicy Honey Sriracha Game Day Dip

You can easily whip up this creamy, spicy and salty dip. I love dips for parties in the slow cooker—just turn the slow cooker to low once it is cooked and let your guests help themselves. No need to worry about the dip getting cold and having to reheat it. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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Shredded Lamb SlidersTaste of Home

Shredded Lamb Sliders

Lamb, a wonderful special-occasion meat, is a big crowd-pleaser in these delicious sliders. I served up about 1,500 in two days when I made them for the Great American Beer Fest, using every little bit to satisfy the very last customer. —Craig Kuczek, Aurora, Colorado

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Green Chile PosoleTaste of Home

Green Chile Posole

This recipe combines parts of my nanny's and my mother's recipes that were taught to me when I was young. An optional sprinkling of queso fresco on top is delightful. —Jaime Love, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Bonnie's ChiliTaste of Home

Bonnie's Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in no time before the slow cooker takes over the work. I can make this for people who like it hot or mild just by changing the salsa. You can make it really spicy if you add hot peppers and hot salsa. —Bonnie Altig, North Pole, Alaska

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Slow-Cooker Strawberry Pudding CakeTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Strawberry Pudding Cake

This recipe was created because of my love of strawberry cheesecake. I had these ingredients in my pantry and thought I'd give it a whirl. Wow, the flavors are just like strawberry cheesecake, only in a warm, comforting cake version. It's a whole lot easier than making cheesecake, too! —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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Sassy Pot RoastTaste of Home

Sassy Pot Roast

I love walking into my home after a long day and smelling this lovely pot roast. You can add potatoes and carrots to round out the meal, and the leftover meat makes a comforting soup for the next night. —Susan Burkett, Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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Luau Pork Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Luau Pork Lettuce Wraps

I first made this recipe when our family took a trip to a beach house in Florida. On my night to cook, I did a luau theme and used this recipe as the appetizer. These are still a favorite today! —Joyce Conway, Westerville, Ohio

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Pork and Green Chile StewTaste of Home

Pork and Green Chile Stew

Tender pork, green chiles and hominy have roots in southwestern cuisine but help bring the heat to the Midwest for those long winter nights. The easily adaptable stew is ready in four hours if cooked on high in a slow cooker, or in eight hours if cooked low and slow. —Paul Sedillo, Plainfield, Illinois

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Chorizo and Chickpea SoupTaste of Home

Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

The chorizo sausage adds its own spice to the broth, creating delicious flavor without any extra seasonings. And while it's cooking, the whole house smells delicious. —Jaclyn McKewan, Lancaster, New York

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Tender Beef over NoodlesTaste of Home

Tender Beef over Noodles

I dress up stew meat with noodles and a slightly sweet red sauce for this satisfying main dish. It goes great with a salad and garlic bread. —Olivia Gust, Salem, Oregon

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Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear BuckleTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer plums and berries to your cherries. You'll love this old-fashioned and pretty dessert. —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon

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Carolina-Style Pork BarbecueTaste of Home

Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family favorite. My husband swears my authentic Carolina ‘cue is the best BBQ he has ever eaten! —Kathryn Ransom Williams, Sparks, Nevada

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Loaded Broccoli-Cheese Potato ChowderTaste of Home

Loaded Broccoli-Cheese Potato Chowder

For anyone who loves baked potato or broccoli-cheese soup, this is the best of both worlds. If you have bacon lovers, offer crumbled cooked bacon for topping. Then everyone is happy, carnivore or not! —Vivi Taylor, Middleburg, Florida

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Brown Rice and VegetablesTaste of Home

Brown Rice and Vegetables

This filling rice dish, full of big chunks of butternut squash and sweet potatoes, is a standout combination of sweet and savory flavors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Pork Chops & Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Pork Chops & Acorn Squash

My husband and I are crazy for the squash we grow in our garden. For a sweet and tangy dish, we slow-cook it with pork chops and orange juice. —Mary Johnson, Coloma, Wisconsin

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Easy Slow-Cooked Swiss SteakTaste of Home

Easy Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak

I let my slow cooker simmer up this fuss-free and flavorful Swiss steak. Perfect for busy spring days…the longer it cooks, the better it tastes! —Sarah Burks, Wathena, Kansas

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Midnight Caribbean Pork SandwichesTaste of Home

Midnight Caribbean Pork Sandwiches

These sandwiches are so tasty! They’ve got depth of flavor – savory, sweet, piquant, subtle and sublime. They’re super easy to make and worth the (slow cooker) wait. —Elizabeth Bennett, Mill Creek, Washington

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Slow-Cooker Curried Pumpkin SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Curried Pumpkin Soup

Looking for something new to beat dinnertime doldrums? Try my pumpkin soup! A touch of curry powder lends an aromatic spiced appeal while whipping cream gives the soup its silky texture.—Debbie Flocco, Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Creamy Onion Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Creamy Onion Pork Chops

Wine adds delectable flavor to the chops, and the meat falls from the bone. This easy dish just might initiate every family member into the cook something good for dinner club! —Kristina Wyatt, Catawba, Virginia

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Easy Portuguese-Style Bean SoupTaste of Home

Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup

One day I was looking at Portuguese recipes and decided to put together a bean soup that embraced the bright and spicy flavors of Portugal. My family liked it so much, it became a classic in our household. To save time and work, the sausage, vegetables and herbs can all be prepped in minutes with a food processor. —Steven Vance, Woodland, Washington

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Ranch Chicken SlidersTaste of Home

Ranch Chicken Sliders

When my grandson was younger, we always joked that nothing could make ranch chicken taste better. Then one day Avery’s eyes lit up and he suggested we fry it! Our fried chicken burger was born. You won’t believe how good these little sliders are. —Tamara Hire, Decatur, Illinois

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Chunky Chicken CacciatoreTaste of Home

Chunky Chicken Cacciatore

This recipe is so versatile! Look in your fridge for anything else you want to throw in, like red pepper, mushrooms, extra zucchini—you name it. And if you're a vegetarian, go ahead and leave out the chicken. —Stephanie Loaiza, Layton, Utah

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Nutty Slow-Cooker Snack MixTaste of Home

Nutty Slow-Cooker Snack Mix

My three boys inhale snacks! This easy recipe makes a big batch that keeps them snacking happily for the day—and I appreciate that the nutrient-dense nuts add a little protein. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

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Slow-Cooker Salsa ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

This is a go-to recipe when I know I'll be having a busy day. My family loves salsa, so I came up with this recipe for something to throw into a slow cooker and simmer on low. We love it served over rice or noodles and topped with tortilla chips and sour cream. —Deborah Pennington, Decatur, Alabama

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Spicy Peruvian Potato SoupTaste of Home

Spicy Peruvian Potato Soup

This robust Peruvian soup (known there as locro de papa) has the comfort of potatoes and the warming spiciness of chiles. Light enough for a simple lunch, it’s also satisfying served as a dinner meal.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Tropical BBQ ChickenTaste of Home

Tropical BBQ Chicken

Here is my favorite slow-cooker recipe. The delicious, slightly spicy sauce will win you over, too! —Yvonne McKim, Vancouver, Washington

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Slow-Cooked Peach Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Peach Pork Chops

“I played around with many variations of this recipe until I came up with one that was just right,” Bonnie Morrow writes from Spencerport, New York. “The warm peaches make an excellent side dish for the pork.”

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Oregano Green Beans with Toasted Pine NutsTaste of Home

Oregano Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

This super easy side dish is an ideal picnic or potluck recipe. It's a beautiful, surprising dish that leaves guests and even family raving. You can substitute any kind of nut for the pine nuts, or even replace them with fresh berries. —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida

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Slow-Cooked Beef 'n' VeggiesTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Beef 'n' Veggies

My husband and I came up with this soothing slow-cooker recipe. It's simple and filling, with lots of flavor.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

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Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato StewTaste of Home

Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

This throw-together stew tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. The flavors of coconut milk, sweet potato and coriander nicely complement the chicken. A garnish of cilantro and toasted coconut adds a bit of sophistication. —Nicole Filizetti, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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Cheddar-Topped Barbecue Meat LoafTaste of Home

Cheddar-Topped Barbecue Meat Loaf

My family loves the bold barbecue flavor of this tender meat loaf. I love that it's such an easy recipe to prepare in the slow cooker. —David Snodgrass, Columbia, Missouri

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Simmered Turkey EnchiladasTaste of Home

Simmered Turkey Enchiladas

I discovered a different way to serve economical turkey thighs. I simmer them in tomato sauce, green chiles and seasonings until they're tender and flavorful, then serve them in tortillas with our favorite fresh toppings. —Stella Schams, Tempe, Arizona

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Beefy MinestroneTaste of Home

Beefy Minestrone

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if it contains some sort of meat. Consequently, this is the perfect meal. It strikes that balance of flavorful, healthful, and soul-satisfying. —Juli Snaer, Enid, Oklahoma

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Maple Pork RibsTaste of Home

Maple Pork Ribs

A luscious maple-mustard sauce will take your next plate of ribs to a new level. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

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Pulled BBQ PorkTaste of Home

Pulled BBQ Pork

During years of vacationing on the North Carolina coast, I became hooked on their pork barbecue. The version I developed is a favorite at potluck dinners. —Joseph Sarnoski, West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Bacon Breakfast CasseroleTaste of Home

Bacon Breakfast Casserole

This easy breakfast dish allows me to make a comforting family favorite that doesn't take a lot of prep. It's also great for big brunch gatherings. —Paula Lawson, Springfield, Ohio

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Fiery Sweet Chicken ThighsTaste of Home

Fiery Sweet Chicken Thighs

This dish combines my love of spicy hot Thai food with a sweet, almost barbecuelike sauce. —Eve Gray, Marietta, Georgia

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Cranberry Turkey Sloppy JoesTaste of Home

Cranberry Turkey Sloppy Joes

Want a holiday spin on sloppy joes? This combination of turkey and cranberries is a big hit with everyone who tastes it! The flavor has a touch of sweetness, a touch of salt—just right for a holiday get-together. The slow cooker makes it easy to keep warm on a buffet. —Christine Grimm, Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania

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Slow-Cooker Sausage and ApplesTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Sausage and Apples

This recipe belongs to my friend Patty, who made me a wonderful cookbook of her dishes. This is one of her most popular. I often double it for parties. —Tammy Zywicki, Elmira, New York

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Barbecue Pork Cobb SaladTaste of Home

Barbecue Pork Cobb Salad

My lunchtime salad gets way more interesting topped with barbecue pork, cheddar cheese and creamy avocado. It's as satisfying as it is scrumptious. —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California

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Chorizo ChiliTaste of Home

Chorizo Chili

I modified a bean soup recipe and came up with this wonderful chili. I make it mild, as that's how my family likes it, then I just add Tabasco sauce to spice up my bowl. Feel free to make it vegetarian by using soy chorizo and vegetable broth. —Jenne Delkus, Des Peres, Missouri

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Italian Meatballs and SausagesTaste of Home

Italian Meatballs and Sausages

Here’s a wonderful appetizer for the big game or any family function. Very easy to prepare and also very tasty. I’ve doubled and even tripled the recipe for large to huge groups. No matter how much I make, I always come home with an empty slow cooker. —Jan Kasinger, Graham, Washington

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Chicken Curry for TwoTaste of Home

Chicken Curry for Two

I love to try new recipes for my husband and me, and I actually have cookbooks and recipes from all over the world. When I find a recipe that's well-received, I make a copy and put it in a protective sleeve in a loose-leaf binder. I now have quite a few huge binders!

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Warm Cider Cranberry PunchTaste of Home

Warm Cider Cranberry Punch

I first made this at an instructional cooking camp. My kids loved it so much that, for a time, they insisted we make it every day. Serve it hot in the winter or with the ice during the summer. —Carol Gehringer, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Fall Vegetable Sloppy JoesTaste of Home

Fall Vegetable Sloppy Joes

I make this dish in the fall and sneak grated vegetables into the sloppy joe mixture. It’s especially good when children don’t like to eat their vegetables! Just walk away until the end of the day and let the slow cooker do all the work. Also delicious: Top the filling with a little shredded cheese before serving. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Rosemary Pot RoastTaste of Home

Rosemary Pot Roast

Come home to a comforting, ready-to-eat entree with this slow-cooker favorite sized just right for two. It’s so easy, and it fills the house with a wonderful aroma. —Marcia Schroeder, River Edge, New Jersey

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Pork, Bean & Rice BurritosTaste of Home

Pork, Bean & Rice Burritos

The combination of spices is key to this slow-cooked pork—it's my family's favorite burrito filling. The aroma that fills the air as the pork slowly simmers is like a Mexican restaurant. A perfect recipe for tailgate parties. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California

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Slow-Cooker Meatball StewTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Meatball Stew

This recipe was a lifesaver when I worked full time and needed a dinner the kids would enjoy when we got home. It is perfect to let your young ones help prepare. They can chop, peel, mix and pour. It doesn’t matter if the veggies are all different sizes—your children will still devour this fun and tasty stew. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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Beef BracioleTaste of Home

Beef Braciole

My great-aunt used to make the most amazing braciole, but it was a laborious and time-consuming effort. I took her basic recipe and transformed it into a slow cooker version, making it easier for today's hurried world. My great-aunt always served the flank steak sliced over orzo that had been tossed with olive oil and Romano cheese. Delicioso!—Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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Apricot-Orange Salsa ChickenTaste of Home

Apricot-Orange Salsa Chicken

Sweet oranges and apricots blend perfectly with zippy salsa in this five-ingredient entree. Keep the heat to your liking with mild, medium or hot salsa. Served over rice, it's a dinner we've enjoyed time and again. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

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Beef Taco ChiliTaste of Home

Beef Taco Chili

This one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest Festival. If you like less broth, use just 1-3/4 cups water and 1-1/2 teaspoons bouillon. —Dana Beery, Ione, Washington

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Apple Butter Pork with White BeansTaste of Home

Apple Butter Pork with White Beans

This enticing dish is an entire dinner with meat, vegetables and beans, wonderful to come home to after I've run the kids around to activities all afternoon. The apple butter with the pork is yummy and perfect for fall! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Italian Sausage & Quinoa StewTaste of Home

Italian Sausage & Quinoa Stew

I like how the sweetness of the orange and yellow peppers blend with the spiciness of the Italian sausage. If you have trouble finding quinoa, substitute rice or tiny pasta in this recipe. —Marietta Slater, Justin, Texas

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Pineapple-Orange Spiced TeaTaste of Home

Pineapple-Orange Spiced Tea

The sweet aroma of this tea wafting from a slow cooker warms the dreariest day. My daughter served it for a holiday open house, and coffee drinkers were instantly converted. I bring it to the office to spice up our break room beverage selections. —Carole J. Drennan, Abilene, Texas

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Slow-Cooked Spicy Portuguese CacoilaTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Spicy Portuguese Cacoila

You're probably used to pulled pork coated with barbecue sauce and made into sandwiches. Portuguese pulled pork is a spicy dish often served at our large family functions. Each cook generally adds his or her own touches that reflect their taste and Portuguese heritage. A mixture of beef roast and pork can be used. —Michele Merlino, Exeter, Rhode Island

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Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Chops

I love the tender texture of pork chops from the slow cooker! The flavor of this sauce is similar to barbecue, but with a little extra kick. The crispy onions on top add a delectable crunch. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Easy Poached SalmonTaste of Home

Easy Poached Salmon

In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a low cooker. I tried it and got flaky, moist results with little fuss. I added some soy sauce for extra flavor. — Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Greek-Style Stuffed PeppersTaste of Home

Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

The bounty of peppers found at the local farmers market in the early fall, combined with some standard Greek ingredients, creates a dish that bursts with color and fresh flavor. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island

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Spice Trade Beans & BulgurTaste of Home

Spice Trade Beans & Bulgur

A rich blend of treasured spices flavors tender, nutritious bulgur and chickpeas in a tangy, nutritious stew that has just the right amount of heat. A hint of sweetness from golden raisins is the perfect accent. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California

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Spicy Stuffed Banana PeppersTaste of Home

Spicy Stuffed Banana Peppers

Banana peppers can be very tricky: Sometimes they are hot and sometimes they are not. If you want to be on the safe side, I recommend using Bianca peppers instead, which are a more sweet type of pepper. —Danielle Lee, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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Easy Slow-Cooker Tamale DinnerTaste of Home

Easy Slow-Cooker Tamale Dinner

Here is a quick and easy dinner, which is very satisfying. No need to fool with corn husks here! My parents and friends often request this for dinner. —Laurel Lawshae, Round Rock, Texas

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Slow-Cooker Bourbon Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Bourbon Pork Chops

My dad created a baked version of this recipe years ago. Delicious as it was, when I updated his recipe, I decided to try it in the slow cooker for even more moist and tender results. Bingo! Juicy, tasty and no fuss. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

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Steak Strips with DumplingsTaste of Home

Steak Strips with Dumplings

Take in a parade on the Fourth or spend a day by the lake and come home to this slow-cooked specialty all ready to eat! The recipe’s from John Smalldridge of Princeton, Idaho.

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Slow-Cooker Jambalaya RisottoTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Jambalaya Risotto

I love risotto, but I don't always love the time and stirring it takes to get the creamy goodness. I found a slow-cooker risotto recipe and thought it was too good to be true. I decided to adapt a jambalaya recipe for this dish. —Angela Westra, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Peppered Meat LoafTaste of Home

Peppered Meat Loaf

I came up with this easy dinner one day while experimenting in the kitchen. Everyone who tries it, loves it! —Laura Burgess, Mount Vernon, South Dakota

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Asparagus Tuna Noodle CasseroleTaste of Home

Asparagus Tuna Noodle Casserole

I updated a traditional tuna casserole using fresh asparagus and asparagus soup. This is so different and so delicious. Use frozen asparagus when fresh is not in season. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Slammin' LambTaste of Home

Slammin' Lamb

This meat is easy, flavorful and best when marinated overnight. You can even mix it up and freeze it until you want to throw it in the crock! Make sure you have lots of pita bread on hand to soak up the juices. —Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh, Willimantic, Connecticut

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Overnight Peach OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Peach Oatmeal

Hearty oatmeal combined with bright, sweet peaches make this slow-cooker recipe a perfect breakfast or brunch. This is an excellent make-ahead meal for busy mornings. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

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Slow-Cooker Chicken StroganoffTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

This recipe is creamy, warm, satisfying and fairly inexpensive—and needs just a few ingredients! Who could ask for more on a cold winter evening? I will admit, though, that I have been known to make it during the summer, too. —Jason Kretzer, Grants Pass, Oregon

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