Weeknight Slow Cooker (Keep It Simple)

Weeknight Slow Cooker (Keep It Simple)

Price: $10.99
(as of Jun 22,2020 16:38:17 UTC – Details)

Weeknights mean busy schedules but your slow cooker is here to help!

Meal-by-meal cooks have continued to come up with new and creative ways to slow-cook and slow-bake in this timeless kitchen helper. We love that you can prepare an entire menu from drinks, appetizers, soups, sides, mains and desserts!

With delicious soups, stews and sides, you can feed your family a hearty snack or quick dinner with zucchini Parmesan or Slow-Cooker Hearty Pork Stew. Let’s not forget how easy it is to get a wholesome meal on the table with worry-free recipes like French-Country Chicken, Savory Merlot Pot Roast and Cheddar Cheese Strata. Top off dinner with amazing desserts like Apple-Peanut Crumble and Chocolate Pudding Cake. Surprise! We added a special chapter with some of those new and fun ways to make recipes in the slow-cooker like Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops, Cinnamon Rolls, Apple-cinnamon bread in jars and Meatless Stuffed Peppers!

With these simple and delicious recipes to show your slow-cooker some love, you’ll be guaranteed it’ll love you back. 307 Recipes. US to Metric Conversion Table included.

Table of Contents:

Slow-Cookin' Starters

Daily Bowls & Dishes

Worry-Free Dinners

Surprises from the Slow Cooker

Simple Sweet Snacks & Desserts

From the Publisher

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Fajita Rice Bowls

Submitted by: Marcie Loveless, Savannah, GA

“My husband loves Tex Mex-inspired food, but he’s a very picky eater. I devised this recipe by

combining a couple of recipes that featured his favorite things. It’s perfect for a crisp fall evening.”


n a skillet over medium heat, brown beef with salt and pepper; drain. Place beef in a slow cooker.

In the same skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in marinade for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add to

slow cooker; pour in tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce and broth. Season with more salt and

pepper, if desired. Cover and cook on low setting for 2 to 4 hours, until heated through.

Serve over rice; top with sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, cilantro or lime wedges, if desired. Serves 2-4


1 lb. ground beef

salt and pepper to taste

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1/4 to 1/2 c. chipotle-lime marinade

16-oz. can crushed tomatoes | 8-oz. can tomato sauce

1 c. beef broth | cooked rice

Garnish: sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, cilantro, lime wedges

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Handy Tip

Prefer not to leave the slow cooker in while you’re away? Simple…put it to work overnight! In the morning, refrigerate food in a fridge container and reheat at supper time.

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Cranberry Corned Beef

Submitted by: April Jacobs, Loveland, CO

The cranberry glaze against the fresh parsley is so beautiful. Perfect weekend dinner with guest too!


Trim fat from brisket. Place carrots and onion in a slow cooker; place brisket on top of vegetables.

Sprinkle spice packet over brisket. Combine cranberry sauces and soup mix in a bowl. Spoon over brisket. Cover and cook on high setting for one hour. Reduce heat to low setting and cook for 8 hours. Meanwhile, combine sour cream and horseradish in a small bowl.

Cover and chill until ready to serve. Transfer brisket to a serving platter. Spoon carrots, onion and, if desired, a little cooking liquid around brisket on platter. Serve with sauce. Sprinkle with pepper. Garnish

with parsley.

Serves 6 to 8


4-lb. cured corned beef brisket with spice packet

5 large carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces

1 onion, cut into 6 wedges

14-oz. can whole-berry cranberry sauce

14-oz. can jellied cranberry sauce

2 1-oz. pkgs. onion soup mix | 1/2 c. sour cream

4 t. prepared horseradish | 1/4 t. pepper

Garnish: fresh parsley, chopped

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