18 slow-cooker comfort foods
It's always a great time to be with family and eat delicious food. Bust out the slow-cooker and let it do all the work on these easy recipes.
After a long day at work or with the kids, cooking dinner doesn't always seem appealing. With a slow cooker, you do the prep work in the morning and let it simmer all day. Plus, clean up is a breeze!
(Pssst...we borrowed some of these recipes from our friends at Chatelaine.com.)
Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
This recipe is adapted for both the stovetop and the slow-cooker. Because the slow-cooker evaporates less liquid, reduce your liquid volume by 1 cup.
Get the recipe here: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
Heathier Refried Beans
This simple dish tastes great in burritos or atop nachos.
Get the recipe here: Healthier Refried Beans
Comforting Chicken Congee
Congee is a type of rice portage, sort of like a soupy risotto. But don't let the description sway you, it's delicious.
Get the recipe here: Comforting Chicken Congee
Red-Cooked Pork Sandwiches
Red-Cooked Pork is named after the colour it turns during the cooking process. If you have leftovers, try them over noodles.
Get the recipe here: Red-Cooked Pork Sandwiches
Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange
The orange juice in this recipe is an easy alternative to grating and squeeze oranges. Serve this tasty dish over couscous or rice.
Get the recipe here: Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange
Saucy Short Ribs
Great with egg noodles or with your favourite style of potatoes. Whatever you choose to pair it with, you can't go wrong with this tasty dish.
Get the recipe here: Saucy Short Ribs
Vegetable and Barley Soup
Add a personalized touch by customizing your own variation of favourite vegetables.
Get the recipe here: Vegetable and Barley Soup
Partially made famous in North America by Julia Child's classic cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, this recipe takes a bit of prep work but is well worth it. Don't forget to dry your beef completely or it won't brown!
Get the recipe here: Beef Bourguignon
This recipe only makes the bottom of this classic dish. But you can easily use your left over mashed potatoes or quickly whip up some instant ones to go on top.
Get the recipe here: Shepherd's Pie
Macaroni and Cheese
You have some pasta and you have melted cheese - how can you go wrong?
Get the recipe here: Macaroni and Cheese
This is a classic set-it-and-forget-it recipe. Let it cook all night and have it for lunch the next day.
Get the recipe here: Corned Beef
Saucy Mexican Chicken
Have a fiesta with his easy-peasy dish.
Get the recipe here: Saucy Mexican Chicken
Chunky Beef and Sausage Chili
This dish offers a bit of heat. Use mild sausage for a tamer taste.
Get the recipe here: Chunky Beef and Sausage Chili
One-Pot Barbecue Chicken
Too cold to go out and barbecue? Bring that flame-broiled taste of summer inside with this ridiculously easy recipe.
Get the recipe here: One-Pot Barbecue Chicken
Moroccan Vegetable Stew
This is a really easy vegetarian dish to prepare. Serve with couscous or rice.
Get the recipe here: Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Saucy Lemony Ribs
Another ode to summer, this recipe takes minimal prep and offers big taste.
Get the recipe here: Saucy Lemony Ribs
Slow-Simmered Beef Ragout
You can change this recipe to fit your needs and taste. Substitute ingredients to make it more like a stew, or a chili. Whatever you have in the cupboard goes!
Get the recipe here: Slow-Simmered Beef Ragout
A super easy, delicious recipe that your kids will love.
Get the recipe here: Chicken-Chili Tacos
More comfort classics!