The slow cooker can be your best friend in the kitchen. All you have to do is add ingredients to the cooker, turn it on and leave it for a designated amount of time according to the recipe. There are several kinds of recipes that are available for the slow cooker. Many use at least one kind of meat, but there are some that only call for a few simple ingredients, such as pasta and sauce.
If you’re family enjoys nachos or tacos, then consider making chicken nacho soup. Put small pieces of chicken in the slow cooker, add salsa or tomato soup, and set the cooker on medium heat. When the chicken is almost done, top the soup with shredded cheese and tortilla strips.
Take a trip to your favorite sub sandwich restaurant by making meatball subs from the slow cooker. Add homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce to the cooker before setting it on a high heat. When the meatballs are done, turn the heat on low, adding various spices and herbs that include salt, pepper and a bit of chili powder for a kick. Top French bread with the meatballs for a delicious meal.
Baby back ribs are a delicious meal that offers a bit of southern comfort. Put the ribs in the slow cooker with a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. Let the ribs cook all day before enjoying them with macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes or potato salad. Another option if you like beef is to put a skirt steak in the slow cooker with fajita seasonings. When the steak is done, cut it into thin slices to make beef tacos.
Sliced roast beef is easy to make in a slow cooker. Make a delicious dip to go with it for an appetizing French dip sandwich. You want to add scallions, garlic and allspice to the beef while it’s cooking to give it the decadent flavors that you would get with a sandwich that you would order at a restaurant.