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11 hearty slow-cooker meals

Thanks to the slow cooker, you can have a hot, tasty meal with almost no effort! Here are some of our favorite recipes.
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    Slow cooker French dips

    French dips are a classic comfort food. There's nothing like a crispy roll stuffed with warm, moist meat and melted cheese, dipped in delicious au jus. Best of all, you can make them in the slow cooker, and they couldn't be easier! <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2012/02/03/slow-... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Double-duty meatloaf and meatballs

    Doubling recipes or finding multiple uses for the same food saves a lot of time in the kitchen. With this recipe, you can turn 4 pounds of ground beef or turkey into an Italian meatloaf AND a batch of tasty meatballs!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Swiss steak roast

    Swiss steak is a delicious meal, and thanks to the slow cooker, you can make it on a school night! This version uses a Swiss steak-style sauce over a chuck roast, giving you all the flavor with almost no work. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2011/10/14/swiss... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Easy chicken tortilla soup

    Chicken tortilla soup is a restaurant favorite, but it's so easy to make at home! Top it with some crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese, and you can give your family a hot, tasty meal with no hassle. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2011/09/28/easy-... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Hot fudge lava cake

    Lava cake is another favorite treat to order at restaurants, and it seems like it would be tough to make. Thanks to the slow cooker, it's a cinch! Give this rich, decadent dessert a try, and you'll love your slow cooker more than you ever thought possible. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2011/04/09/hot-f... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Orange pop chicken

    If you can turn on a slow cooker, you can make this dish and it will turn out perfectly! Thanks to the secret ingredient of orange soda, you get all the flavor of traditional orange chicken without all the fat and sugar. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2011/01/04/slow-... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Easy baked apples

    Baked apples are a wonderful treat on a cold night, and when you make them in the slow cooker, they're as easy as pie! No, they're even easier! This quick recipe uses canned cranberry sauce for a tart, sweet dessert. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2010/11/19/easy-... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Cranberry turkey

    Prepare your taste buds for the most delicious turkey you will ever eat! This slow cooker recipe is fancy enough for the holidays, but easy enough for every day. You can make it with a turkey breast or a pork loin, and the meat will be juicy and moist. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/blogs/lisas-kitchen/2010/10/08/cranb... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Apple butter

    Using your slow cooker to make homemade apple butter is a genius idea! It's a great way to use up extra apples, it makes your whole house smell amazing, and the finished product freezes like a dream. Use the recipe below, or skip the sugar and leave the peels on for a healthier version. (If you don't peel your apples, use an immersion blender when they're cooked down to make the apple butter smooth.)

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Pulled pork with root beer sauce

    Root beer, garlic, and chili sauce give these hearty sandwiches a tangy flavor the whole family will love! Use a sirloin roast or whichever cut of meat you have in the freezer, or whatever's on sale.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Short ribs with polenta

    Cook your short ribs in the slow cooker with onions, carrots and a delicious sauce, and the meat will literally fall off the bone! Cheesy polenta makes the perfect partner for this belly-warming meal. <P>
    <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/lifestyle/recipes/short-ribs-with-po... target="new">Get the recipe >></a>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012

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