Slow Cookers: Guides, Tutorials, Care & Recipes

A slow cooker is one of the most beloved appliances on the market. Make the most of yours with this library of slow-cooker recipes, techniques, buying guides and more.

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Texas Black Bean Soup

This hearty meatless stew made with convenient canned items is perfect for spicing up a family gathering on a cool day. It tastes as if it's made with love and yet it requires so little time and attention. —Pamela Scott, Garland, Texas.

Creamy Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

My friend Caroline Gray and I came up with this creamy slow-cooker white chicken chili. It's unusual because it calls...


Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it...


Effortless Black Bean Chili

My mom found the inspiration for this chili in a slow-cooker cookbook. After a few updates, all of us love...

Beef & Black Bean Soup

I lead a busy life, so I'm always trying to come up with timesaving recipes. This zippy and colorful soup...


Slow-Cooker Spicy Pork Chili

Tender pork adds extra heartiness to this slow-cooked chili. You can use pork tenderloin, boneless pork roast or boneless pork...

Mexican Chicken Chili

Corn and black beans give this satisfying chili Mexican flair the whole family will love. Adjust the cayenne if you...


Cornbread-Topped Chicken Chili

After seeing a recipe for a slow cooker chicken potpie, I knew I had to try it. I loved the...