30 Crock Pot Recipes for the Lazy Chef
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30 Crock Pot Recipes for the Lazy Chef

For the last several weeks, we’ve been helping you prepare for winter’s bitter chill with stylish coats, touchscreen-friendly gloves, and warm DIY accessories. To help further offset this season’s nasty temps and keep you warm from the inside out, here are 30 crock pot recipes that will satisfy all your cravings (from breakfast to dinner to cocktail). Yes, cocktail. Read on!

1. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage: Embrace Irish tradition with corned beef and cabbage. (via The Food Network)

2. Slow-Cooker Soy-Glazed Chicken With Stir-Fried Vegetables: An Asian-inspired dish that will be ready in just under nine hours. (via Real Simple)

3. Slow Cooker Apple Butter: Why limit the crock pot’s purpose to just dinners? Whip up this spread and store in the fridge — or gift to friends. (via The Food Network)

4. Crock Pot Ravioli: Slow cooked pasta? We’re intrigued. (via Food.com)

5. Perfect Uncluttered Chicken Stock: Chicken stock is something all cooks should have at the ready, and now you can make the perfect batch — it even says so in the title. (via Smitten Kitchen)

6. Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon: Make Julia Child proud. (via The Kitchn)

7. Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup: A perfect and soothing meal for your next sick day. (via The Food Network)

8. Mediterranean Roast Turkey: We hear great things about the Mediterranean diet, and assume this falls into that good-for-your-health category. (via Cooking Light)

9. Cheeseburger Mac Attack: And potential heart attack, but this is worth trying at least once, right? (via The Food Network)

10. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese: We bet this slow-cooked (and tender) meat sauce will put any stove-top prepared variety to shame. (via Real Simple)

11. Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwich: Because a traditional ham and cheese sandwich just won’t do. (via The Food Network)

12. Slow-Cooker Lamb, Apricot, and Olive Tagine: This offers the perfect blend of savory, sweet, and tangy. (via Real Simple)

13. Mexajita Chicken: We love how the name of this dish rolls off the tongue — and that the meal itself melts in your mouth. (via The Food Network)

14. Slow-Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket With Potatoes and Carrots: A brisket braised with coffee? Let’s hope it doesn’t keep us up all night. (via Real Simple)

15. Slow Cooker Georgia Pulled Pork Barbeque: For all the country music fans out there, this recipe comes courtesy of Trisha Yearwood. (via The Food Network)

16. Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala: A favorite in the Indian cuisine category. (via Real Simple)

17. Cinnamon Apple Toddy: We told you there would be a slow-cooked cocktail! “Age” your next winter cocktail for just under one hour. (via The Food Network)

18. Slow Cooker Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers: For some Cuban flare, add spice and rice to your next braised beef dish. (via Real Simple)

19. Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder: May we suggest this dish for your next Asian-inspired dinner party? (via Real Simple)

20. Pump-up-the-Jam Cocktail Weenies: We like this recipe for its name alone. (via The Food Network)

21. Creamy Polenta: A filling and creamy grain, polenta is a perfect side dish to just about any meal. (via The Food Network)

22. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup: This is like a spicy, Mexican-inspired chili. Enough said. (via The Kitchn)

23. Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew: Vegetables, spice and hearty legumes make this stew one of the most healthy and flavorful yet. (via The Kitchn)

24. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal: Prepare this before you go to bed, and breakfast will be ready when you wake up. (It’s almost as perfect as breakfast in bed.) (via Around My Family Table)

25. Crock Pot Indian Spiced Lentils: Spicy lentils to round out your next Indian-inspired dinner menu. (via The Diva Dish)

26. Crock Pot Stampede Barbecue Lentil Sandwich: Touted as a vegan alternative to pulled pork, this recipe is great for the meatless (and kosher) folks at your dinner table. (via Healthful Pursuit)

27. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Coconut Chili: We’re not sure we could ever go back to regular chili again. (via The Fig Tree Blog)

28. Crock Pot Sweet Potato Lentils: A sweet and savory lentil side dish. (via Pinch of Yum)

29. Loaded Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes: We love twice baked potatoes, and can’t wait to try this slow-cooked alternative. (via Martha Stewart)

30. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler: In case your oven is broken and you can’t bake, make that peach cobbler in your crock pot! (via The Food Network)

After putting one — or all — of these recipes to the test, follow this simple trick for the easiest way to clean your crock pot (no scrubbing required).

Then tell us about your favorite slow cooker meal in the comments below!