The beauty of a slow cooker is that it does the heavy lifting for you—no stirring over a stove for hours or fussing with a lot of cleanup. That being said, there are always easy ways to ensure your slow-cooked meal stands out from the rest. Learn how adding ingredients at certain times can improve the overall flavor and appeal of your meal; plus, try any of our easy toppers to dress up your finished dish.
We love slow cooking because most ingredients can be put into the machine right at the start. But it’s helpful to note that some foods can benefit from being added a little later on: