Our 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of All Time

Our 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of All Time

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Sheela Prakash
Oct 25, 2017
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We have quite a collection of slow cooker recipes on our site. We really just can't get enough of the appliance's versatility and ease. And while we'd have a tough time picking out our favorite recipes from the bunch, you, our readers, definitely have your favorites. These 10 slow cooker recipes are the most popular of all, and for good reason — they're comforting crowd-pleasers that can easily go on repeat on the dinner roster.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

This recipe makes quite a lot — enough to fill 30 tacos — so it's a great choice when you're entertaining a crowd or simply want plenty of leftovers to enjoy in burritos or on top of nachos.

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9. Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Like the recipe above, this makes a large batch of tender meat. It's a great thing to have on hand to make quick dinners all week. It also freezes well, if you'd rather save some of it for another day.

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10. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This soup is a thicker, richer version of chicken tortilla soup. Serve it alongside grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, and chopped fresh cilantro and let everyone garnish their own bowl.

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