The 12 Slow Cooker Classics Every Cook Should Know

The 12 Slow Cooker Classics Every Cook Should Know

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Meghan Splawn
Sep 17, 2017

My younger brother just bought a slow cooker and texted me late one night asking for advice on classic slow cooker recipes he should know. Of course I sent him a few links to favorite recipes, but it got me thinking about the basic but brilliant things that a slow cooker can churn out for everyday eats. Here are the 12 slow cooker classics that every home cook should know by heart.

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Best Breakfast Bets

Yes, you can and absolutely should cook breakfast in the slow cooker. These are the three recipes I reach for time and time again, whether I'm prepping for the week ahead or planning a big brunch for friends.

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Brilliant Basics

Files these under "good to know." You'll probably only need them twice a year — they make plenty to freeze for future use, but they are brilliant upgrades to other meals.

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Everyday Dinner Winners

Slow-cooked dinner is the whole reason you bought a slow cooker, isn't it? Give these simple stunners a try this week!

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Show-Off Suppers

These are three recipes that will feed a crowd. They're equally welcome on a tailgating Sunday as they might be on Christmas day.

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