Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
Beef Pot Roast with Turnip Greens
This is a flavor-packed twist on classic pot roast, with sweet parsnips standing in for the usual carrots while turnip greens lend a pleasantly bitter edge. We love the flavor and look of flat, squat cipollini onions, but you can substitute easier-to-find pearl onions. Though some slow cooker recipes might skip the step of browning the meat, we find that this adds incomparable flavor to the finished dish. The browned bits contribute a beefy, savory flavor; without them, the dish would taste a little ho-hum. If you don't have red wine on hand, you can add an additional cup of broth—but stir in a teaspoon or two of red or white wine vinegar to replicate the acidity of the wine.