12 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These family-favorites are best cooked slow and low.

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Con Poulos

Love your slow cooker? Try one of these top-notch recipes for stews, tacos, lasagna, and more.

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Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet Potatoes
Con Poulos

Chock-full of hearty ingredients like beans, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, this chili is sure to become a family favorite.

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Slow-Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos With Cabbage and Radish Slaw

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos With Cabbage and Radish Slaw
José Picayo

The crunchy, tangy slaw provides a fresh contrast to the fork-tender beef.

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Slow-Cooker Lamb, Apricot, and Olive Tagine

Slow-Cooker Lamb, Apricot, and Olive Tagine
Marcus Nilsson

A Moroccan meal is a cinch to prepare—just toss the lamb, apricots, olives, vegetables, and spices in your slow cooker, then serve with couscous when the ingredients are ready.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
David Prince

Garam masala—a mix of spices often used in Indian cooking—is what makes this dish sing.

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Slow-Cooker Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna With Romaine Salad

Spinach ricotta lasagna
Jose Picayo

This vegetarian lasagna cooks to perfection in the slow cooker—tender but not mushy, and with a delicious balance of flavors.

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Slow-Cooker Asian Pork With Snow Peas, Red Peppers, and Soba Noodles

Slow-Cooker Asian Pork With Snow Peas, Red Peppers, and Soba Noodles
José Picayo

Add the vegetables at the end of the cooking time to preserve their crispness and color.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork Tacos

Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork Tacos
Kan Kanbayashi

Salsa, chili powder, dried oregano, and cocoa powder are all that’s needed to give the pork amazing flavor.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Pork Sandwiches With Crunchy Coleslaw

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Pork Sandwiches With Crunchy Coleslaw
Romulo Yanes

A rub made from brown sugar, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper ensures that every bite of the meat is delicious.

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Slow-Cooker Tuscan Pot Roast

Slow-Cooker Tuscan Pot Roast
Susie Cushner

Serve the succulent beef with pasta, rice, or crusty bread to soak up the wine-fortified sauce.

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Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew
Susie Cushner

Pungent cumin wakes up this satisfying vegetarian dish.

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Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder
Jonny Valiant

Brown sugar provides sweetness, while Asian chili-garlic sauce lends heat.

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Pasta With Slow-Cooker Pork Ragù

Pasta with Slow-Cooker Pork Ragù
Yunhee Kim

Let your slow cooker do the work to create a rich, complex, meaty sauce for your favorite long pasta.

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