Nothing makes me happier than a home cooked meal in winter, but the pandemic has preparing meals feel like a never-ending cycle. Finding a way to spread out the work is made much easier thanks to a trusty slow cooker. January is National Slow Cooker Month and we have nine noteworthy recipes designed to keep you out of the kitchen.
The Ultimate Reuben Sandwich: You can serve half of this roast for dinner and refrigerate the rest for use in these indulgent sandwiches or you can make the meat for the sandwiches alone.
Double Duty German Dinner: Braising red cabbage on a Sunday while slow cooking a pork shoulder roast makes plating up a traditional German dinner a breeze.
Sitcom-mom inspired pot roast sandwiches: It takes no more than a few minutes to toss these simple ingredients into a slow cooker and mixing up the no cook sauce is a breeze. After cooking long and low all day long, your home will smell like June Cleaver has been hard at work in your kitchen making a pot roast dinner worthy of serving any night of the week.
Cheater’s Crock Pot Carnitas: Simply slap the meat in your slow cooker in the morning and let it simmer low and slow all day. The divine perfume of oranges, limes, cinnamon and onion will greet you when you return home and the tender pork will fall off the bone and shred with ease.
Survival Chicken Tacos: These family-friendly tacos feature shredded chicken and assorted peppers. Mixing up a quick sauce containing tomatoes, smokey chilies and an array of spices takes all but a few moments and it can be refrigerated overnight.