Slow cooker meals are simple, delicious, and always so tender! Not only are they are cooked to perfection but they will give you that home-cooked meal that we all go crazy for!
I love how slow cooker meals can be made ahead of time and are cooking to tender perfection all day! If you want to top off your meal, try cooking a dessert in your slow cooker too! This peach cobbler and cherry chocolate hot fudge cake are to die for!
Slow Cooker Meals
I cannot tell you how much I LOVE slow cooker meals!! They taste moist and tender and have fall-off-the-bone meat! All you have to do is just pop everything right in there with all of the ingredients and spices and forget about it! A slow cooker takes away all of the questions with cooking. This makes using one a fantastic idea for even the most beginner of cooks! Some of my favorite meals out there involve my slow cooker and I cannot wait for you to try them!
I have rounded up 30 of my very favorite slow-cooked meals that I know you will go crazy over! There is a wide variety because I couldn’t narrow it down! They are all tried and true favorites and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of them. You could even set out a couple of slow cookers and cook your meal, sides, and dessert all at the same time. Besides that, slow cooker meals are great to make even in the summertime because you don’t have to heat up your house using your oven! Test a few out, I know that you won’t be able to stop at just one!
A slow cooker will make your life easy! But here are a few tips to making cooking with them a little easier and will help your meal turn out perfect! I am all about any helpful hints people have to use in my kitchen!
- Leave it alone: Once you put your ingredients into the slow cooker, put the lid on and leave it alone! Unless your recipe says otherwise, don’t take the lid off to check on anything. Slow cooker meals do best when they aren’t distrubed. Don’t worry, the food is going to be more than fine!
- Don’t overcook: Stick to the cooking time in the recipe. Once you’ve reached that time, don’t keep it on the low setting, change it over to warm. THis will stop the cooking process but keep your food hot until you are ready!
- Slow cooker size: Make sure that you aren’t trying to fit too much into a small slow cooker. Buy a larger one that has a larger amount of space for your meat cuts.
- Thicken your sauce: Once you have taken your meat out, you can use the sauce in the slow cooker as gravy! Leave the lid off and let it boil. You can add some flour or cornstarch to thicken it up to your liking!