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Fabulous 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

Not sure what to serve for dinner tonight? You're only five ingredients away from a delicious, hearty dinner with these so-easy slow cooker recipes. We have a five-ingredient slow cooker supper to fit every family's tastes, including warming soup recipes and new takes on classic pot roast.


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    • Bean-and-Rice-Stuffed Peppers

      So hearty, no meat. Fill peppers with chili beans, rice, cheese, and tomato sauce, then set your slow cooker for 6 hours. All that's left is to prepare your belly for a delicious 300-calorie dinner.

    • Sausage and Bean Jambalaya

      Here's a slow cooker dinner that's as good right from the start as it is reheated the next day. You'll need five ingredients and just four hours on low for the quintessential flavors of New Orleans.

    • Five-Spice Chicken Wings

      It sounds surprising, but the plum sauce in these juicy wings imparts a sweetness that contrasts nicely with the five-spice powder you stir in. Game day or everyday, this wing recipe is a slow-cooked winner.

    • Beef and Carrot Ragu

      Basil and roma tomatoes are the secret to this simple dinner's fresh Italian flavor. We love how the short ribs become extra tender as everything simmers together. Serve over al dente lasagna noodles for an easy, hearty slow cooker supper.

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    • Fruited Pork Chops

      A package of mixed dried fruit and a pinch of thyme work wonders on slow cooker BBQ pork chops. Pair with fluffy biscuits or corn muffins to complete this tasty meal.

    • Sesame-Ginger Turkey Wraps

      Dig in to a healthy, 200-calorie spin on Asian lettuce wraps that doesn't require a lot of prep, thanks to quick ingredients like purchased shredded veggies. The sesame-ginger stir-fry sauce lends bold flavor to the turkey as it cooks, and green onions add a bit of zip.

    • Cowboy Beef

      Chipotle peppers and chili beans give this pot roast recipe an irresistible Old West makeover, while canned vegetables help cut down on prep time. You'd never guess that this satisfying recipe is also healthy, too, coming in at less than 400 calories per serving.

    • Mexican Meatball Stew

      With veggies, black beans, and lean turkey meatballs, this five-ingredient stew proves that easy dinners don't have to be boring. Finish the meal on a fresh note with a sprig of fresh oregano.

    • Chicken Drumsticks with Barbecue Sauce

      The name pretty much sums up the shopping list. Just add honey, yellow mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to your cart and dinner is handled.

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      Honey-Mustard Barbecue Pork Ribs

      Super-tender ribs are acheived in your slow cooker with basic ingredients: Excellent country-style pork ribs from your butcher, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and garlic-and-herb seasoning blend. Get ready to get messy.

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      Turkey Shepherd's Pie

      Traditionally made with lamb, shepherd's pie is also delicious when slow-cooked with turkey and frozen vegetables.

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      Garlic-Artichoke Pasta

      Seasoned tomatoes join with garlic, artichokes, and cream for a sensational sauce to serve over your favorite pasta.

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      Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo

      It takes only five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time to stir up a batch of bold, Southern-inspired gumbo in your slow cooker. It's especially delicious (and filling) when served over hot white rice.

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      Shredded Pork Tacos

      Skip the purchased seasoning mix and slow-cook your way to irresistibly tender pork tacos. Chicken broth and enchilada sauce add bold Mexican-inspired flavor to each bite. Pair with your favorite taco toppings like lettuce, cheese, and avocado.

    • How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker
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      Video: The Best Slow Cooker Pork Ever

      Watch how to make tender, juicy pork in your slow cooker. We love the pulled pork sandwiches.

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      Simple Hoisin Chicken

      Get a guilt-free takeout fix anytime with an easy Asian-inspired chicken dish that you can make in your slow cooker. Shortcut ingredients like bottled hoisin sauce and frozen veggies keep the prep time to a quick 15 minutes.

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      In-Your-Sleep Chili

      This great-tasting ground beef chili is so easy to prepare -- just brown the beef, mix with the veggies, then add it to your slow cooker for a filling meal that's ready right when you get home.

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      Pot Roast with Fruit and Chipotle Sauce

      This is no ordinary pot roast recipe. Dried fruit and chipotle peppers give this hearty meal a sweet and spicy flavor.

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      German-Style Pork Stew

      Cozy up to a bowl of hearty German stew. Apple juice and caraway seeds complement this classic pork stew seasoned in rich mushroom gravy.

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      Corned Beef and Cabbage

      Make this Irish classic for St. Patrick's Day or any time you're in the mood for the tasty flavors of corned beef paired with cabbage.

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      Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken

      Think bold, saucy barbecue from your slow cooker is too good to be true? It's real, and the finished product is irresistible. The barbecue sauce and apricot preserves infuse the chicken with flavor as it cooks, and a dash of yellow mustard adds a hint of spice.

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      Cha-Cha Corn Chowder

      Two kinds of corn give this creamy soup a rich consistency, and diced green chiles add a hint of heat to each bite. Crumble saltine crackers on top of each bowl for added home-style flavor.

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      In-a-Hurry Chicken Curry

      Satisfy your curry craving without heading to a restaurant. Frozen stew vegetables keep preparation time to a minimum for this five-ingredient chicken curry main dish.

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      Ancho-Beef Stew

      Ancho chile peppers provide a blast of flavor with every bite of this hearty beef and vegetable stew. Serve with sweet corn bread to complete your meal.

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      Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

      Comforting flavors and thick texture make this cheesy chowder a good choice for dinner any night of the week.

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      Gingered Chutney Chicken

      A hint of sweet (tapioca), a hint of sour (mango chutney), and a hint of heat (chili sauce). Just add chicken thighs and a bit of grated ginger. Dinner is done.

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      Taco Chili

      This recipe will be a new family favorite: You'll love it because it's five-ingredient easy; your family will love it because it's like having a bowlful of zippy tacos.

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      Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken

      This five-ingredient slow-cooked chicken dinner has some on-paper odd ingredients (tapioca plus onion soup?), but don't knock it until you try it. After all, it takes just five ingredients and 15 minutes of hands-on time. What do you have to lose?

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      Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

      Get creative with your slow cooker this summer! We've chosen our best summer slow cooker recipes for you to try. With dishes like brats, pulled pork, chicken wings, and even cake, there's a slow cooker recipe for every meal.
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