Slow-Cooker Recipes to Make Before the Warmer Weather Arrives

March 13, 2020

Before you start dreaming of spring sunshine, think about all the great things that winter brings every year. Cozy clothing, snow-dusted sidewalks, and, of course, hearty comfort food. Bid adieu to the colder months with the help of these winter slow-cooker recipes.

Beef and Vegetable Stew [Simple Seasonal]
Nothing is more comforting than a piping-hot bowl of stew. This classic recipe combines chunks of beef chuck with tender potatoes, carrots, sweet onion, and button mushrooms to make a savory and filling meal. Toss these ingredients in the slow cooker with some beef broth and a handful of savory seasonings, and you’ll have dinner ready and waiting for you when you walk in the door from work.

Crock Pot Chili [Dinners, Dishes and Desserts]
When you can’t decide what to make for dinner on a brisk night, chili is always a safe bet. This homestyle recipe keeps it simple, bringing together classic ingredients like ground beef, kidney beans, and crushed tomatoes. With a dash of chili powder, cumin, and coriander, the simple chili features surprisingly complex flavors.

Winter Vegetable Soup [A Beautiful Plate]
Are you looking for a lighter dish to craft in the crockpot? This winter veggie soup should do. It’s jam-packed with a rainbow’s worth of fresh produce. Carrots, zucchini, Yukon gold potatoes, tomatoes, celery, and onion mingle with split red lentils in a chicken stock-based broth. A few simple herbs and spices lend a light flavor to the veggie-centric soup.

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