2. Slow Cooker Pulled Jerk Pork Sandwiches
A quick stop at the deli can round out this meal — just pick up some coleslaw, baked beans and chips and you've got yourself a satisfying dinner that's ready in a snap.
4. Slow Cooker Party Tacos
The perfect recipe for feeding a hungry crowd, this slow-cooked taco filling can easily be doubled, tripled or even frozen in advance and the layered presentation of toppings will help people move through the buffet line faster. An extra bonus: It's a gorgeous presentation!
5. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Less expensive cuts of meat, like the stew meat featured in this recipe, cook to perfection in the moist heat and low temperatures of the slow cooker. Make sure to follow the recipe and add the dairy products at the very end — they can curdle if you mix them in any earlier!
6. Slow Cooker Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Don't be afraid to ask your butcher to cut the ribs into sections for you — it'll save your time and the hassle of handling the raw meat. You can shave even more time off this recipe by using bottled barbecue sauce (you'll need 2 2/3 cups).
7. Slow Cooker Turkey Mole Chili
Made with pantry staples and lean ground turkey, this hearty chili takes only 15 minutes to prepare. Be sure to always cook and drain ground meats before adding them to your slow cooker. (Doing so ensures that any nasty bacteria your meat may contain is destroyed.)
10. Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
Don't think a decadent chocolate dessert can come out of the slow cooker? One bite of this ooey, gooey decadent lava cake will make you a believer. To make clean up a snap, spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray just prior to adding the cake batter.