First up are our Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. You already love pulled chicken, so why not try it in a slow cooker? Savor this tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken sandwich with ketchup-based sauce for lunch or dinner.
Slow Cooker Bourbon-Peach Baked Beans
Skip the canned baked beans in favor of our fuss-free version, which saves up to 300mg sodium per serving. Adobo sauce and bacon build a smoky backbone, while peak-season peaches offer sweet contrast. Bonus: The beans will stay warm in a covered slow cooker for up to 2 hours after being unplugged.
Coconut-Lemongrass Chicken Bowls
Marinated chicken simmered in an aromatic coconut broth = flavor building at its finest. This Southeast Asian-inspire bowl is all about big flavor with minimal effort. When working with lemongrass, give the stalk a couple of whacks with the back of a knife before chopping to release its flavorful oils.
Slow Cooker Beef Lettuce Wraps with Quick Pickles
Savory, fork-tender beef is brightened with summery crunch from pickled veggies. The low, even heat of the slow cooker helps flavor powerhouses like miso, sesame oil, and soy sauce impart tenderizing moisture, umami depth, and savory personality to common pot roast.
Slow Cooker Cardamom Rice Pudding with Fresh Peaches
We love the slight tartness of ripe, juicy peaches with this fuss-free, no-stir pudding, but a blend of plump summer berries would be equally delicious.
Slow Cooker Cioppino
Our rich and brothy seafood stew keeps prep time to a minimum while maxing out savory flavor.
Smoky "Baked" Beans
This global mash-up of a summer classic borrows the ideas of red lentils and maple syrup from celebrated Montreal restaurant Joe Beef and replaces the standard chili sauce of Korean Gochujang for a bit of "what is that flavor?" flair.
Italian Beef Sandwiches
If you can't find Italian rolls, substitute a sturdy bread that will soak up the juices in this moist, delightfully messy sandwich.
Slow-Simmered Meat Sauce with Pasta
Soft tortillas wrap savory pork, fresh tomatoes, garlic cloves, and citrus juices blending to make the perfect slow-cooker delicacy. Serve with black beans and rice, if desired.
Rosemary Pork Sliders with Horseradish Aioli
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Santa Fe Black Beans
Buffalo-Style Drummettes with Blue Cheese Dip
Tropical Bananas Foster
Provençale Chicken Supper
Cheesy-Spinach Crab Dip
Vanilla Bean Baked Custard
Pork and Slaw Sandwiches
Pulled pork is an instant classic and slow-cooking it is simply genius. Use packaged cabbage and carrot coleslaw to shave off prep time.
Barley, Black Bean, and Corn Burritos
Curried Vegetables on Couscous
Plum Pork Tenderloin
Brandied Plum-Vanilla Bread Pudding
Poblano Corn Pudding
Chicken Enchilada Stack
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce
Make peak-of-the-season preserves without even stirring. A slow cooker makes it possible. Another great use: Brush on grilled chicken or pork for a sweet finish.