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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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 flavorful. It’s an amazing alternative to ground beef tacos or even pulled pork carnitas. It’s also versatile. You can have a soft taco bar and let people make their own—or offer mouthwatering Mexican pizzas or rice bowls. —Holly Sander, Lake Mary, Florida

Slow-Cooked Pot Roast Sliders

This recipe reminds me of my mom’s famous pot roast. Best of all, these sandwiches are simple to make with...


Shredded Beef Burrito Filling

Make your next office party a taco bar or burrito bar! Set out the beef in the slow cooker on...


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...


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...

Zesty Italian Beef Sandwiches

It’s so easy to build a zesty sandwich when you pile on the shredded beef, pickles and smoked provolone. Can’t...


Green Chile Beef Burritos

Recipes that are leaner in fat and calories—like this one for beef burritos—helped me lose 30 pounds! The meat is...

Very Best Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

These sweet and tangy barbecue beef sandwiches definitely live up to their name. Friends will want the recipe—they’re that good....


Savory Beef Sandwiches

Before heading to work in the morning, I'll get this going in the slow cooker. Then it's all ready to...


Mexican Shredded Beef Wraps

The first time I served these wrap sandwiches was at the party following my son’s baptism. Everyone liked them so...


Mom’s Italian Beef Sandwiches

My mom made the best Italian beef. I’ve added to it over the years, but it’s still her recipe. She...

Pot Roast with Asian Black Bean Sauce

I love stir-fry with black bean sauce. This recipe takes the delicious flavor of black bean sauce and joins it...


French Dip Sandwiches with Onions

When I want to impress company, these satisfying sandwiches are my first pick for
the menu. I serve them...


Chicago-Style Beef Rolls

I have fond memories of eating these big, messy sandwiches at a neighbor's house when I was growing up. Freeze...


Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

These slow-cooker French dip sandwiches make a standout addition to any buffet line. Make sure to have plenty of small...


French Dip Sandwiches

I found this recipe in one of our local publications. It's perfect for an easy weeknight meal, since the meat...

Italian Sirloin Beef Sandwiches

After a hectic day, our family loves coming home to the inviting smell of Italian beef wafting from our slow...


Italian Beef Sandwiches

My mother-in-law often served these flavorful sandwiches after church when we'd visit. Because there's little prep work, I make them...


Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Whatever group you’re cooking for, they’ll love these flavor-packed sandwiches. The beef is slow-cooked until tender, and the light, tangy...


BBQ Beef Sandwiches

After years of searching, I found a BBQ sandwich recipe that's a hit with all my family and friends. It's...


Savory Italian Beef Sandwiches

Before leaving for work, Carol Allen of McLeansboro, Illinois often puts these ingredients in the slow cooker. "Supper is ready...


Shredded Beef Barbecue

This beef roast simmers for hours in a homemade barbecue sauce, so it's very tender and easy to shred for...


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Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches after simmering in a rich, homemade sauce all day. The meat is tender...


Slow-Cooker Chipotle Beef Carnitas

I came up with this recipe while trying to figure out what I could do with a pot roast that...


Where’s the Beef

This is particularly irresistible for summer picnics and potlucks or any time you need to serve a crowd. —Catherine Cassidy,...

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Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

If you like your shredded beef with a little kick, then this recipe is for you. For an even zestier...


Bistro Beef Barbecue Sandwiches

These zippy barbecue sandwiches make for fun late-summer dinners and are perfect for potluck gatherings, too. The coleslaw topping adds...


Slaw-Topped Beef Sliders

When I was working full time, I relied on these delicious, fast-to-fix beef sliders for simple meals. To speed prep...


Chipotle Beef Sandwiches

A jar of chipotle salsa makes it easy to spice up beef sirloin for these mouthwatering sandwiches. Keep this no-stress...


Philly Cheese Sandwiches

I'm a big fan of cheesesteaks, and in this throw-together recipe my slow cooker does all the work. It's a...


Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

I have fond memories of my mother in the kitchen preparing her amazing beef dip sandwiches. They always made our...