All you need is ground beef, beef broth, diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, vegetables (bell peppers, celery) and Tex-Mex seasoning. Start by slightly browning the meat in a pan, then add the onion and seasoning. Once it starts to smell good, transfer everything to a slow cooker with the beef broth, vegetables, beans, diced tomatoes, and a bit of sugar. Simmer on high for about 4 hours. Once it’s ready you can enjoy as is or even add some cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream and/or avocado. If you want a vegetarian option, simply add more vegetables or tofu instead of the meat. Don’t have time to chop vegetables? Purchase a bag of Selection frozen mixed vegetables and you’re all set!
Feel like impressing your neighbours? The next time you have them over for dinner, serve them red wine beef stew. You’ll need a sizeable cut of beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, a can of diced tomatoes, a bit of flour, chicken broth, and obviously some inexpensive red wine. After slightly browning the meat and onions in a pan, add the flour and wine. Bring to a boil before pouring it all into the slow cooker with the potatoes, carrots, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes. Simmer on high for 6 hours or on low for 8 hours. A dish that is guaranteed to receive compliments!
If you’re looking for a simple dish, this beer-braised ham recipe is hard to beat! After boiling the ham in a pot for 30 minutes to desalt it, simply put it in the slow cooker and add two lager-type beers, brown sugar, and pepper. Simmer on high for 7 to 8 hours and you’ll get enough ham to feed an army. If you have fewer guests, you can always freeze the leftovers.
Lasagna recipes usually aren’t very complicated, but they tend not to be that simple either. That’s why you’ll be astounded at how easy cooking lasagna in a slow cooker is. You’ll need tomato sauce, ground meat, garlic, your favourite vegetables, uncooked lasagna noodles, mozzarella cheese, and ricotta. First, combine the meat, vegetables, garlic, seasoning (salt, pepper, Italian seasoning) and cook in a pan on medium. Then, add a layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with a layer of noodles. Add a layer of the vegetable-meat mixture and a layer of ricotta. Top with tomato sauce and repeat the process. Top it all off with a generous amount of shredded mozzarella. Simmer on low for 4 to 5 hours and you’ll get a delicious lasagna you can share with everyone.
We promise that a slow cooker is a must-have kitchen tool if you are busy or have a hectic family life. In addition to all the slow cooker recipes available online, you’ll also be able to improvise delicious comfort meals that are incredibly easy to prepare.