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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    Cafe Rio Copycat Pork Bowls

    My friends are big fans of Cafe Rio's sweet pork tacos, so I came up with this version to eat in the comfort of our own homes. Serve the pork in flour tortillas or taco shells, or enjoy it on its own. —Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky

    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

    You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas...


    Shredded Lamb Sliders

    I made about 1,500 of these easy, tasty sliders for the Great American Beer Fest. Everyone—right down to the last...


    Midnight Caribbean Pork Sandwiches

    These easy sandwiches have nice depth of flavor—savory, sweet, piquant, subtle and sublime. They’re worth the wait. —Elizabeth Bennett, Mill...


    Slow-Cooker Beef Barbacoa

    I love this beef barbacoa because the meat is fall-apart tender and the sauce is smoky, slightly spicy and so...

    Spicy Honey Sriracha Game-Day Dip

    You can easily whip up this creamy, spicy, salty dip. For parties, I love dips in the slow cooker—just turn...


    Shredded Chicken Tostadas

    These flavorful tostadas are super easy and family-friendly. You won't believe how tender and juicy the chicken comes out. Just...

    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...


    Marinara-Mozzarella Dip

    Talk about an easy marinara mozzarella dip! With just three ingredients and two loaves of baguette-style French bread, you'll have...


    Slow-Cooker Cubano Sandwiches

    This recipe came about because I didn't have pepperoncini for my usual Italian pork recipe so I used pickles instead....


    Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

    My family loves Buffalo chicken wings, but the frying makes them unhealthy. This recipe takes out some of the fat...

    Turkey & Pork Meatballs

    Treat yourself to homemade meatballs, already simmering in sauce, at the end of a busy day. —Suzanne Wagg, Madison, Maine


    Slow-Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Pie

    My husband likes some heat in our meals, but our children—not so much. This is the best of both worlds....


    Slow-Cooker Milk-Can Supper

    Here’s a slow-cooked version of an old campfire classic. Pioneers and cowboys would cook this kind of meal over a...


    Sausage and Blue Cheese Stuffed Peppers

    This family favorite combines some of our most-enjoyed ingredients: sausage, blue cheese and sweet peppers. The ease of preparation and...


    Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    I got the idea for these Buffalo chicken sliders from my mom and dad, who'd made a similar version for...

    Steak Burritos

    Slowly simmered all day, the beef is tender and a snap to shred. Just fill flour tortillas and add toppings...


    Southwest Pulled Pork

    I made these sandwiches on a whim one Sunday when friends called to say they wanted to drop by in...


    Lazy Man’s Ribs

    I've made these tender ribs for a lot of my buddies—including my preacher. Some have even suggested that I try...


    Brisket ‘n’ Bean Burritos

    This easy recipe is stuffed with not one, but two kinds of meat: smoky bacon and tender beef brisket. —Ruth...


    Tropical Pulled Pork Sliders

    I used what I had in my cupboard to make this pork, and the results were fantastic! I enjoy transforming...


    Slow-Cooked Green Chili Beef Burritos

    This recipe gets rave reviews every time I make it. The shredded beef has a luscious, slow-cooked flavor that you...


    Fiesta Chicken Burritos

    Looking for some heat with supper but still want a cool kitchen? Try these Fiesta Chicken Burritos! This is a...


    Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    I wanted to build a better pork sandwich, and this Asian-style filling was a huge hit with my husband and...


    Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

    With a caramel-like coating and a touch of heat from the hot sauce, these crunchy peanuts make a tasty anytime...

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    Flank Steak Fajitas

    Our family loves Mexican food, and this flank steak fajita recipe is one of our favorites. The slow cooker tenderizes...


    Chicago-Style Beef Sandwiches

    I'm originally from the Windy City so I love Chicago-style beef. These tender sandwiches lend an authentic flavor, and they're...


    Southwestern Nachos

    Guests will go crazy when you serve this cheesy nacho casserole with tender chunks of slow-cooked pork. The recipe makes...


    Tangy Barbecue Wings

    I took these slow-cooked wings to work, and they vanished before I even got a bite! The tangy sauce is...


    Slow-Cooked Pork Barbecue

    You need only five ingredients to fix this sweet and tender pork for sandwiches. Feel free to adjust the sauce...


    Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

    My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions....