Best-Ever Crock Pot Recipes

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Use your slow cooker to whip up a dinner that you'll both love (and give your favorite takeout spots a break!). These easy dinners slow-simmer all day long and are ready the moment you get home from work.
  1. Steak Tacos

    Photo by Eat Live Run

    Corn tortillas are filled with spiced flank steak, avocado and veggies. Save time by making 'em with leftover roast (or ground) beef from dinner the night before!

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  2. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Photo by Espresso and Cream

    Having friends over for the big game, or to just hang out? This flavorful dinner dish is a simple crowd-pleaser that's quick to prep.

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  3. Chicken Tikka Masala

    Photo by Table for Two

    This slow-simmering meal has all the delish flavors of the traditional Indian dish—and it's cheaper than takeout!

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  4. A Savory Slow Cooker Chili

    Photo by The Nest Winter 2011 Chili

    This easy chili packs lots of veggies—and spaghetti (inspired by the Cincinnati-style variation). Use dry noodles from the box, or leftover spaghetti from the fridge.

    Source: The Nest

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  5. Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

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    A rich red wine sauce makes these tender ribs hard to resist--and ideal for company. Serve 'em with risotto, mashed potatoes or a simple green salad.

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  6. Cheesy Ravioli Casserole

    Photo by Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook

    Zesty pasta sauce simmers all day long. Add packaged cheese ravioli at the last minute, and dinner will be done in a flash.

    Source: The Nest

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  7. Cajun Chicken

    Photo by Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook

    These Cajun-spiced chicken thighs are tender and so flavorful—without hours of prep work!

    Source: The Nest

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  8. Blue Heaven Chili

    Photo by Nest Winter 2011 Chili

    This unique green-chicken chili is topped with tangy blue cheese. Serve it with blue corn chips and your favorite brew.

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  9. Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Photo by The Girl Who Ate Everything

    You only need to three ingredients to make this delish sandwich. It couldn't be easier, we promise!

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  10. Chicken in Wine Sauce

    Photo by Fresh and Easy Meals

    Have drumsticks in the freezer? Whip up this hearty chicken-veggie stew!

    Source: The Nest

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  11. Honey and Beer Chili

    Photo by The Nest Winter 2011 Chili

    The sweet flavors of beer and honey meet their match in this spicy chili.

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  12. Braised Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

    Photo by Art of the Slow Cooker

    This Asian-inspired dish is a fresh twist on the takeout favorite (and leftovers make a great lunch!).

    Source: The Nest

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  13. Hot Pepper Pork Sandwiches

    Photo by Fresh and Easy Meals

    This spicy sandwich packs a punch and is easy to make.

    Source: The Nest

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