15 Double-Duty Slow Cooker Recipes

Set aside a portion of these recipes to help create a second, delicious meal the next day. Your family will love these leftovers!


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Spicy Vegetable Chili
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Spicy Vegetable Chili

    Two kinds of beans plus five other vegetables yield a warming and delicious meatless dinner the first night; use the reserves to prepare Cincinnati-Style Chili and Noodles the next.

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Chipotle Stewed Chicken

    Drumsticks and thighs stay pleasingly moist when slow-cooked in a tomato-base sauce seasoned with chipotle peppers.

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Zesty Vegetable Pasta Sauce

    Eggplant takes center stage in this chunky vegetable pasta sauce served over extra-wide egg noodles.

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Spicy Sloppy Joes

    Sloppy Joes, a favorite quick weeknight dinner, receives a Tex-Mex makeover with salsa, sweet peppers, and spices.

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Sage-Scented Pork Chops

    Dijon-style mustard and caraway seeds boost the flavor of this aromatic pork main dish.

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Slow Cooked Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

    The barbecue sauce for these delectable ribs is enhanced with mustard, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Enjoy a similar treat the next day when you prepare shredded pork sandwiches from the reserves.

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Kickin' Chicken Chili with Vegetables

    This distinctive chili combines chicken, white beans, and an array of colorful vegetables with a jar of green salsa for an added kick.

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Cider-Braised Pork Roast and Apples

    Pork and apples, a classic pairing, cook up beautifully in the slow cooker. Enjoy this delightful combination a second day by partnering the reserves with fresh berries to make a Pork and Berry Salad.

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Italian Pot Roast with Pasta

    Fennel's delicate, licoricelike flavor adds interest to this saucy pot roast served over penne pasta.

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Spicy Adobo Pork Tostadas

    Chipotle chiles and adobo sauce are the keys to the smoky-spicy taste of these attractively layered tostadas.

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Garbanzo Bean and Vegetable Stew

    This rich and hearty garbanzo bean stew paired with potatoes and spices makes it easy to go meatless.

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Zesty Beef Tacos

    Celebrate a family fiesta two nights in a row with wonderful beef tacos the first night and a bowl of hearty posole the next.

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Slow Cooked Wine-Braised Beef Brisket

    This tender beef brisket with a wine-enhanced sauce is comfort food at its finest.

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Creamy Basil Chicken and Vegetables

    This creamy chicken main dish gets major flavor points from pancetta, an Italian-style bacon seasoned with pepper and other spices and cured with salt.

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Saucy Beef Brisket

    This slow-simmered brisket seasoned in a smoky barbecue sauce makes the perfect weeknight meal.

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