5 Recipes for Slow-Cooker Satisfaction

By: Kelsey Vala
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 If there’s one thing that will help you learn abundant patience, it’s a slow-cooker. You’re forced to wait several hours for the meal, and as you do, your kitchen fills with the opulent aroma of your latest Crock Pot creation. I recently acquired my very own slow-cooker, prompting me to turn out meals of slowly simmered, velvety pulled pork and hearty stews.  You’ll soon realize that it’s definitely worth the wait when you use your slow-cooker, whether for the ease of fix-it-and-forget-it mains or just as a way to save some extra space on the stove top.

Here are five worth-the-wait, slow-cooker recipes:

Get the Recipe: Pea, Ham and Potato Soup (pictured above)

Slowly simmering salty ham with peas and potatoes will produce a savory depth to this warm and satisfying vegetable soup.

Chicken will become melting-ly tender when stewed in rich spices for several hours.  Adorn the shredded buffalo chicken sandwiches with crisp celery leaves and blue cheese aioli for a sandwich that will be the star of any tailgate party.

Get the Recipe: Asian Pork Ribs

Spice up your meal routine by slathering ribs in a honey- teriyaki marinade that becomes increasingly flavorful as it slowly simmers.

Get the Recipe: Beef Pot Roast

Slow-cooking is the key to this savory, pull-apart beef pot roast, which increases in tenderness as it patiently simmers.

Get the Recipe: Tres Leches Bread Pudding

The slow cooker doesn't have to just be about the main. The rich flavors of Kelsey's creamy bread pudding come together in the slow-cooker leaving you enough space to prepare the rest of your menu.

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