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The Top 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes from the Past Decade

These are the recipes that slow-cooked their way into our hearts from 2010 to 2019.

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2010: Slow-Cooked White Bean ChiliTaste of Home

2010: Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili

My friend Caroline Gray and I came up with this delicious slow-cooked chicken chili. It's unusual because it calls for Alfredo sauce. —Cindi Mitchell, St. Marys, Kansas

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2011: Slow-Cooked CarnitasTaste of Home

2011: Slow-Cooked Carnitas

Simmer up succulent pork the slow-cooker way. Sometimes, instead of using tortillas, I put the seasoned meat on top of shredded lettuce for a tasty salad. —Lisa Glogow, Aliso Viejo, California

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2012: Slow-Cooked Bread PuddingTaste of Home

2012: Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding

This warm and hearty dessert is perfect on any cold, blustery winter evening. And the slow cooker fills your kitchen with an amazing aroma. My stomach is growling just thinking about it! —Maiah Albi, Carlsbad, California

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2013: Easy Slow-Cooked Mac & CheeseTaste of Home

2013: Easy Slow-Cooked Mac & Cheese

My sons always say I'm the best mom in the world when I make this creamy mac-and-cheese perfection. Does it get any better than that? —Heidi Fleek, Hamburg, Pennsylvania

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2014: Slow-Cooked Short RibsTaste of Home

2014: Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

These ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don't need to pay any attention to them once you get them in the slow cooker. (That makes it my favorite beef short ribs recipe!) —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

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2015: Slow-Cooked Sweet-and-Sour PorkTaste of Home

2015: Slow-Cooked Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Chinese food is a big temptation for us, so I lightened up a favorite takeout dish. As the pork cooks, the aroma is beyond mouthwatering. —Elyse Ellis, Layton, Utah

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2016: Slow-Cooked Chicken Taco SaladThe musical "Waitress"

2016: Slow-Cooked Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

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2017: Slow-Cooked Meatballs in Honey Buffalo SauceTaste of Home

2017: Slow-Cooked Meatballs in Honey Buffalo Sauce

My family loves the sweet and spicy combination and declared this recipe an instant favorite just for that reason. The meatballs start sweet but finish with a little heat! —Anne Ormond, Dover, New Hampshire

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2018: Slow-Cooked General Tso's StewTaste of Home

2018: Slow-Cooked General Tso's Stew

I love Asian food and wanted a chili-like soup with the distinctive flavors of General Tso’s chicken. The slow cooker makes this super easy, and you can use any meat you like. It’s a great with turkey, ground meats or leftover pork. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas

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2019: Slow-Cooked Loaded Broccoli-Cheese Potato ChowderTaste of Home

2019: Slow-Cooked 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

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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