best slow cooker recipes in the world

by Annabel Windler Published 9 months ago Updated 7 months ago

What are some good recipes for a slow cooker?

100 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

  • Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll. Come home to the heavenly aroma of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls! ...
  • Creamy Italian Chicken. ...
  • Forgotten Jambalaya. ...
  • Flavorful Pot Roast. ...
  • Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili. ...
  • Lime Chicken Tacos. ...
  • Potluck Macaroni and Cheese. ...
  • Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak. ...
  • Championship Bean Dip. ...
  • Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers. ...

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How to make the best slow cooker pot roast recipe?

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  • Sprinkle the roast all over with 2 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Coat in flour and shake off any excess. ...
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet over medium heat. ...
  • Pour the gravy into the slow cooker. ...
  • Remove the roast and let rest for a few minutes. ...

How do you cook a slow cooker?

Slow cooker roast recipes

  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water or beef broth

What are some easy crock pot recipes?

Choosing Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners

  • When choosing recipes at the beginning, stick to main dishes and soups until you get to know your slow cooker. ...
  • Until you get to know your slow cooker well, avoid recipes that involve pasta, rice and baking techniques. ...
  • All slow cookers cook a little different. ...

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Best Italian Sausage Soup

Cook it all day, add noodles at the end. "This hearty, rich, delicious soup is now my favorite winter soup! My husband even loved it, and he's NOT a soup lover," says ELLIELOU13.

Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork

A delicious filling for tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. "This was by far the easiest and tastiest slow cooker recipe I have ever found. It took me about 5 minutes to put this together," says naomiblue.

Slow Cooker Pork Rib Tips

"Cooking your rib tips in a slow cooker will give you tender, falling-off-the-bone ribs," says Yoly. "Then finish them off under the broiler or throw them on the grill for a few minutes."

Slow Cooker Chicken Massaman Curry

"This slow cooker chicken Massaman curry is creamy, slightly spicy, nutty, and rich with flavor," says JenniferCooks.

Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Brilliant move by BusySpoons: "Double the ingredients and freeze the second portion for a quick dose of comfort food mid-week."

Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili

Here's a rich, delicious, and tender pork and black bean chili that stews all day in the slow cooker. "My Aunt Jerre won Third Place in the St. Louis Slow Cooker Cook Off with this recipe!" says ValleyGirl.

Emily's Chipotle Chili

"Chipotle peppers give this chili a subtle, smoky flavor," says Emily. "Serve with sour cream, sharp Cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh cilantro."

Travel to Spain, Morocco, India and more, right from your slow cooker! This is definitely the easiest (and most delicious!) way to travel

Travel to Spain, Morocco, India and more, right from your slow cooker! This is definitely the easiest (and most delicious!) way to travel.

South Korea: Gingered Short Ribs with Green Sauce

I love the flavors of Korean cuisine, so I created short ribs for the slow cooker. The dish is beautiful, too! — Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Greece: Slow-Cooked Greek Chicken Dinner

I got this recipe from my sister and my family really likes it a lot. It makes the house smell so good! The amount of garlic might seem high, but it's just right. You get every bit of the flavor without overpowering the other ingredients. —Terri Christensen, Montague, Michigan

Morocco: Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

Herbs and spices really work their magic on plain chicken in this dish, and the dried fruit adds an exotic touch. —Kathy Morgan, Ridgefield, Washington

Italy: Creamy Italian Chicken

Italian salad dressing mix is like a secret weapon for adding flavor to this creamy chicken dish. Served over rice or pasta, this Italian dressing chicken is rich, delicious and special enough for company. —Maura McGee, Tallahassee, Florida

Spain: Spanish Hominy

I received this recipe from a good friend who is a fabulous cook. The colorful side dish gets its zesty flavor from spicy canned tomatoes with green chiles. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

India: Chicken Tikka Masala

This Indian-style chicken tikka masala recipe has flavors that keep me coming back for more—a simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot that’s simply amazing. —Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah

For exceptional pork chops, soup and pot roast, grab your Crock-Pot! Here's a look at our most popular slow-cooker recipes from 2020

For exceptional pork chops, soup and pot roast, grab your Crock-Pot! Here's a look at our most popular slow-cooker recipes from 2020.

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

When there's a chill in the air, nothing beats this Crock-Pot beef stew. Seasoned with thyme and dry mustard, the hearty slow-cooker beef stew is chock-full of tender carrots, potatoes and meat. —Earnestine Wilson, Waco, Texas

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

Try this wonderfully flavored, easy-to-fix slow-cooker turkey breast when you're craving something delicious. It makes a great holiday dish for smaller families, too. —Maria Juco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

These slow-cooker short ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don't need to pay any attention to them once you get them in the slow cooker. (That makes it my favorite beef short ribs recipe!) —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I like to make this slow-cooker split pea soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and dinner is done. —Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South Carolina

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast

My husband and I like chuck roast recipes, so this slow-cooked recipe is terrific. You'll also love how flavorful and tender this comforting beef chuck roast turns out. —Bette McCumber, Schenectady, New York

Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

Everyone will enjoy these fork-tender, slow-cooker pork chops with a creamy, light gravy. Serve with a green vegetable, mashed potatoes and coleslaw or a salad. These are the best slow cooker pork chops. —Sue Bingham, Madisonville, Tennessee

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

"I generally shred the chicken so it will soak up the mole sauce and serve it with warmed tortillas" says ELAINE05. "It is always a hit with those who like spicy foods. This recipe can be played with easily to tailor it to your own level of hotness and/or cocoa/peanut flavor."

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

This easy, Thai-inspired peanut chicken recipe is easy to prepare in the slow cooker. "A super-creamy peanut sauce, full of tender chicken and tasty veggies, coats your favorite long noodles for a hearty and cozy meal," says Rebekah Rose Hills.

Indian Spiced Chicken

Chicken and cauliflower combine with curry spices in this simple slow cooker recipe. Garnish with a dollop of yogurt and lemon wedges.

Slow Cooker Red Curry Beef Pot Roast

Red curry, coconut milk, fresh ginger, fish sauce, and spices add bold flavors to this recipe inspired by Southeast Asian cooking.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

These easy enchiladas are perfect for busy weeknights. You'll simply layer seasoned ground beef, salsa, cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups, cheese, and tortillas in the slow cooker. "An old Mexican classic with a new twist," says AIMS312. "Anytime we have a potluck, I am asked to bring these. Can be made with chicken or beef."

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Strips of flank steak cook until very tender along with onions, garlic, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. "It tastes like you got it at a Chinese restaurant and the slow cooker does most of the work!" says leith123. "Serve over steamed rice."

Slow Cooker Bulgogi

Here's an easy recipe for Korean Bulgogi. Thin slices of beef are marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and garlic, and then slow-cooked until melt-in-the-mouth tender. Some reviewers have skipped the marinating portion of the recipe: "I doubled the marinade, but didn't marinate the meat prior to cooking," says Michelle Diana.

A Slow-Cooker Recipe for Every Occasion

These 30 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate the change in seasons and the start of the school year.

Curry is Simmering in the Crock-Pot and We Are Here for It!

Y’all know how much we love a good curry dish, and this Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Curry is a forever-favorite.

4 Better-Than-Takeout Slow-Cooker Meals

Find yourself reaching for that Thai food takeout menu one too many times in a given week? This simple and flavor-packed version of Slow-Cooker Swimming Rama made at home may just have you saying “so long” delivery and “hello” to at home Thai food once for all.

Healthy Crock-Pot Meals the Whole Family Will Love

Fresh basil, tons of veggies, and three cheeses brighten up jarred pasta sauce and no-boil noodles in this super delicious, easy Crock-Pot Vegetable Lasagna.

Your Favorite Mexican Meal, Made in a Slow-Cooker

Time is the secret to perfect, crispy, juicy carnitas, which is why Carnitas and Crock-Pots are a match made in heaven.

Our Favorite Crock-Pot Flavors From Afar

On St. Patrick’s Day—or any day, really—this Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe makes for a feast that’s sure to put everyone in a celebratory mood.

Slow-Cooker Dishes That Are Ready to Party

We all need those easy and delicious go-to recipes to serve to company and this Pineapple Pulled Pork topped with caramelized pineapples is a great place to start.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

This rockstar recipe brings your favorite Indian restaurant order to your own kitchen with a few smart ingredients and a simmer in the slow cooker. Ready the naan or just cook up a pot of fluffy white rice for a delightfully hands-off meal.

2. Slow-Cooked Brisket and Onions

Just a touch of Worcestershire and soy sauce adds an incredible depth of flavor to this tender brisket. It’s a dish that’s sure to be the talk of your next dinner party.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

The combination of rice, beans, chicken, and veggies makes this an easy one-pot supper. Leftovers make a great lunch, either enjoyed as is or rolled up into a burrito.

4. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This classic French stew is made a lot easier with help from the slow cooker. Serve it in shallow bowls over egg noodles or simply with crusty bread on the side.

5. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This chili is quite mild, but if you’d like a little more heat, roast a few poblanos or jalapeños, chop them up, and add them along with the other peppers at the beginning of cooking. Or simply break out the hot sauce.

6. Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

This hearty stew is vegan, thanks to the use of coconut milk instead of cream to make it rich and creamy. It’s wonderful served on its own, or over couscous, Israeli couscous, or orzo pasta.

7. Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce

This recipe asks you to brown the ground beef and sauté the vegetables before they go into the slow cooker, but the extra effort is worth it. It results in a deeply flavored sauce that’s better than any Italian restaurant’s.

We called for original slow cooker recipes highlighting worldwide cuisines, and these fabulous home cooks answered. Their winning results are a passport to exciting global flavors. Congrats to all of our winners! Submit your recipe into an upcoming contest for a chance to win big

We called for original slow cooker recipes highlighting worldwide cuisines, and these fabulous home cooks answered. Their winning results are a passport to exciting global flavors. Congrats to all of our winners! Submit your recipe into an upcoming contest for a chance to win big.

Grand Prize: Slow Cooker Cubano Sandwiches

This recipe came about because I didn't have pepperoncini for my usual Italian pork recipe so I used pickles instead. It reminded me so much of a Cuban sandwich that I added the ham and Swiss cheese to complete the dish. Instead of adding cheese to the slow cooker, you can also build the sandwiches and top with sliced cheese.

1st Place: Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja

When discussing various methods of cooking ropas, a friend of mine told me her sister adds apple juice. I thought a Granny Smith apple might give the dish an extra kick—and it does. The ropas may also be served with hominy or tortillas, but I think the plantains add a special touch. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

2nd Place: Filipino Adobo Aromatic Chicken

This saucy chicken packs a wallop of flavors—salty, sweet, sour, slightly spicy and even a little umami. It can be made on the stove, too. Any way you make it, I think it tastes even better the next day served over warm rice. —Loanne Chiu, Fort Worth, Texas

3rd Place: Green Chili Adobado Poutine

This Canadian comfort-food classic is even better when served southwestern-style as either an appetizer or an entree. Although these ribs are done without fuss in a slow cooker, you can also bake them at 325°, covered with foil, for about 45 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 20 minutes. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Runner Up: French Lentil and Carrot Soup

It's crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal, but you can leave it out if you prefer. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Runner Up: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Just a small dash of garam marsala adds lots of flavor. The bright red sauce coats the caramelized chicken beautifully. —Anwar Khan, Irving, Texas

Of the thousands of entries we receive for each contest, the Taste of Home staff ranked these dishes the highest, making them some of our very best slow cooker recipes

Of the thousands of entries we receive for each contest, the Taste of Home staff ranked these dishes the highest, making them some of our very best slow cooker recipes.

Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs

When we’re missing the grill during winter, these tangy ribs give us that same smoky barbecue taste we love. They’re so simple—and fall-off-the-bone delicious, too! —Sue Evans, Marquette, Michigan

Slow-Cooker Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip

My tangy, smoky dip won the top prize in our office party recipe contest. Other beers can work for this, but be sure to steer clear of dark varieties. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

I've been making this soup for years. After every holiday where ham is served, the hostess hands me the ham bone and a bag of peas when I leave. I love it with a slice of crusty fresh bread. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington

Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

I've made quite a few tacos in my day, but you can't beat the tender filling made in a slow cooker. These are by far the best pork tacos we've had—and we've tried plenty. Make the mango salsa from scratch if you have time! Yum. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas

Burgundy Pears

These warm spiced pears elevate slow cooking to a new level of elegance, yet they're incredibly easy to make. Your friends won't believe this fancy-looking dessert came from a slow cooker. —Elizabeth Hanes, Peralta, New Mexico

Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatball Hoagies

When my husband’s not manning the grill, I count on my slow cooker. These mouthwatering meatballs are just one reason why. They’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when I serve them as party appetizers or spooned over crusty rolls and topped with cheese for irresistible sandwiches. —Peggy Rios, Mechanicsville, Virginia

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