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20 slow-cooker recipes

Cold weather getting you down? Bust out the slow-cooker and enjoy one of these comfort foods.

By Today's Parent

20 slow-cooker recipes

Slow-cooker comfort foods

Pulled Pork With Ginger-Bourbon Sauce

Let the slow cooker do all the work for this crowd-pleasing pulled pork recipe. Get the recipe: Pulled Pork With Ginger-Bourbon Sauce

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple-Bacon French Toast

Want breakfast ready when you get up? This French toast recipe cooks overnight and will greet you in the morning. Get the recipe: Maple-Bacon French Toast

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Apple-Berry Brown Betty

Turn to your faithful slow-cooker to churn out this comforting brown betty. The pectin in the apple peel will help to thicken the dish. Get the recipe: Apple-Berry Brown Betty

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Your kids will love this two-in-one classic dinner! Get the recipe: Cheeseburger Meatloaf

20 slow-cooker recipes

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Perfect for a busy day! Your family will love coming home to this delicious Hearty Vegetarian Chili. Get the recipe: Hearty Vegetarian Chili

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Herb and Spice Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

Sweet and spicy work together to create this hearty one-pot meal. Get the recipe: Herb and Spice Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Master Chicken Stock

The key to a delicious soup? Homemade stock! And this one is super easy to make. Get the recipe: Master Chicken Stock

20 slow-cooker recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This comforting and delicious beef stew is packed with flavour thanks to the mushrooms! Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sticky-Sweet Ribs

Everyone loves finger food. Whip up a batch of ribs and feel good when the only things left are bones and messy hands. Get the recipe: Sticky-Sweet Ribs

20 slow-cooker recipes

Vegetable and Barley Soup

Looking for an easy vegetarian dinner? This soup recipe is hearty and filling—and did we mention delicious. Get the recipe: Vegetable and Barley Soup

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange

Try this quick and easy poached salmon recipe with fennel and orange for your next dinner party. Get the recipe: Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange

20 slow-cooker recipes

Saucy Short Ribs

Pair short ribs with your kid’s favourite veggies! Get the recipe: Saucy Short Ribs 

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Comforting Chicken Congee

Congee is a type of rice portage, sort of like a soupy risotto, and all kinds of delicious. Get the recipe: Comforting Chicken Congee

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Ravioli Lasagna

You only need 15 minutes of prep to pull off this cheesy, comforting dish. Get the recipe: Ravioli Lasagna 

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

This recipe can be made on the stovetop or in a slow-cooker. Because the slow-cooker evaporates less liquid, reduce your liquid volume by 1 cup. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Chicken-Chili Tacos

A super easy, delicious recipe that’s destined to become a kid favourite. Get the recipe: Chicken-Chili Tacos

skilled with corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken, cheese and cilantroPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Braised Beef Ragout

Stew or chili? This flexible recipe can be changed up to suit your taste (or, let’s be honest, to suit whatever you find in your cupboard or at the back of the fridge!). Get the recipe: Braised Beef Ragout

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Slow Cooker Ribs

Because you can never have too many rib recipes, try this reader-submitted family-friendly version. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Ribs

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Healthier Refried Beans

Need a quick and easy side dish? Try these health refried beans—they’re delicious with ribs or tacos. Get the recipe: Healthier Refried Beans

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Red-Cooked Pork Sandwiches

Red-cooked pork – the name refers to the colour the pork takes on from the cooking process – is also delicious over noodles (use some cooking liquid in the sauce). The cooking liquid can even be defatted, frozen and reused to braise pork another day – it only gets richer with use. Get the recipe: Red-Cooked Pork Sandwiches

20 slow-cooker recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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