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.
Sure, you can cook carrots on the stovetop, but this foolproof slow cooker method simmers them to absolute perfection with very little prep or attention required of the cook. This is a great side dish to keep in your back pocket for holiday gatherings or meals where you have multiple dishes cooking at once; because the carrots cook in the appliance, they don’t take up precious oven or stovetop space. The dish is very simple and perfectly balanced, with a little orange rind providing floral, citrusy notes at the end.