When the mid-winter chill of February hits, I want comforting meals that are going to warm me up and fill my house with irresistible aromas. And judging by all the recipes you were saving, I was certainly not alone. We were all on the same page, setting our sights on slow cooker and one-pot comfort food recipes, and saving them to cook them again and again. Here were your 10 favorites.
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With slow cooker comfort as a shining theme in February, it came as absolutely no surprise that readers were keeping this supremely tender, juicy pulled pork on their radar. In addition to meaty sandwiches, use it in everything from breakfast sandwiches and soup to fried rice and tacos.
No surprise you're all loving this classic. This French beef stew get its flavor from beef and mushrooms braised in a velvety red wine–laced stock.
If steak tips aren't already part of your repertoire, this weeknight wonder is sure to win you over. This inexpensive, loose-grained cut is perfect for soaking up sauces, and worth marinating before cooking.
This recipe totally transforms mild-mannered lean chicken breast with a luscious sauce bursting with lemon and infused with a rich, roasted garlic flavor. Pair it with a side of rice or couscous to soak up all the extra sauce. We love to give chicken a deep sear before adding it to the slow cooker if we have time for an extra step.
It doesn't get much more comforting that a meaty brisket topped with a mess of caramelized onions. Round up a few basic ingredients, and let the slow cooker do all the heavy lifting.
This one-pot meal delivers everything you love about the classic coq au vin, simplified into a version fit for a weeknight. Whether it's served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes, or you let it shine all on its own with nothing but crusty bread on the side to soak up the sauce, this simplified version of the classic French dish is a favorite.
Even if you're not following a keto diet, this high-protien bread-meets-biscuit hybrid is totally worth keeping on your radar. It come together at lightning speed and is even better when crisped with a little oil in a hot skillet.
This Chinese-inspired side takes a bit of time to pull off, bu it is absolutely worth it. The duo of meaty shiitakes and sweet baby bok choy will steal the show at your dinner table.
This quick-cooking orzo just might remind of you stovetop mac and cheese, with a generous handful of spinach mixed in for balance. It's a satisfying meal all on its own and a welcome side to weeknight pork chops, roast chicken, and more.
A duo of dried and fresh mushrooms, along with a splash of balsamic and caramelized onions, leave this vegan risotto with an intoxicating rich flavor, guaranteed to please everyone around the table.