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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Beef Taco Chili

This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was voted best chili at our county's autumn harvest festival. If you like less broth, use just 1-3/4 cups water and 1-1/2 tsp. bouillon. —Dana Beery, Ione, Washington

Pork, Bean & Rice Burritos

The combination of spices is key to this slow-cooked pork—it's my family's favorite burrito filling. The aroma that fills the...


Colony Mountain Chili

My husband created this chili for a local cooking contest, and it won the People's Choice award. It's loaded with...


Hearty Taco Chili

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....


Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

This chili may be already chock-full, but we love to build it up even more with toppings like pico de...

No-Guilt Beefy Nachos

Nachos you can feel good about! This meaty topping has less fat and sodium than typical nacho beef because you...


Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...

Slow-Cooker Enchiladas

As a busy wife and mother of two young sons, I rely on this handy recipe. I layer enchilada ingredients...


Deluxe Walking Nachos

This slow-cooked potluck chili makes an awesome filling for a little bag of walk-around nachos. Cut the bag lengthwise to...