Published on March 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

Modern Slow Cooker Meals

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Slow Cooker meals have been around since the 1970s. The reason these recipes are still popular is because the food tastes delicious, the recipes are easy to prepare (food cooks in a single pot all day on a low temp), the meals are affordable and provide leftovers.

Did you know that a slow cooker is also known as a Crock-Pot? The recipes for these appliances are designed primarily for convenience and the use of a few ingredients. Today, we’re sharing our favorite updated family classic recipes that are all cooked in one pot.

Beef Stronganoff originated in Russia and has become an American family favorite. This recipes combines short ribs and many, complex flavors. Kids love this meal too because the beef is served with noodles.

Mexican Food is probably one of the most flavorful cuisines. We found this pork carnitas recipe, which features Mexican flair all cooked in a crock pot.

Braise savory chicken in a slow cooker — add mushrooms and other vegetables. Top with herb-flecked biscuits and bake in the oven until golden brown. Our mouths are watering….

Fettucine Bolognese is always a meal you can count on the entire family loving. Did you know you can cook this pasta favorite in a slow cooker? You can…here’s how to prepare this dish.

Chili Verde is yummy served with rice or fill inside a tortilla to make a burrito. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and lettuce, then drizzle with sour cream. 

Lasagna can be a lot of work. Next time, prepare Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms in a slow cooker. You won’t believe how much time you’ll save.

Meal preparation can be overwhelming. This website features many great tips for preparing slow cooker meals in advance. All you need to do is prep, freeze and cook.

Every good meal should end with a declious dessert. A triple-berry cobbler is a great choice because it’s lighter in flavor and very refreshing!

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