There's a reason why slow cooker recipes are wildly popular. We want convenience, and we want—and need—it now. The slow cooker delivers just that, working hard for us while we're hard at work, welcoming us home to a fragrant dinner that's just waiting to be enjoyed. This simple appliance works miracles with tough, inexpensive cuts of meat, coaxing out incredible flavor and turning out meltingly tender results. Through its low, slow cooking, it melds and marries flavors; it brings ingredients together in delicious harmony. And it offers up a few surprises: appetizers, sides, and drinks that simmer to perfection—hands-free.
Chicken Enchilada Stack
Think outside the dish. You can enjoy the flavor and texture of enchiladas in a slow cooker; just stack the tortillas instead of rolling them. You still get the toasty corn goodness of the tortillas, the robust flavor of the sauce, and the gooey hit of cheese. Rotisserie chicken breast makes for an easy filling, but you can also use browned ground beef instead. We suggest lining your slow cooker with a slow-cooker bag so you can easily remove the stack from the cooker. For a fun twist with leftovers, top with a sunny-side-up egg, and you have an easy take on chilaquiles.