Slow-Cooker Beef: Our Greatest Hits

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From hearty roasts to savory pasta dishes, these classics with a twist are sure to be a hit at dinner tonight.

Burgundy Beef Stew

Tender beef and veggies are simmered in a red wine-beef broth mixture and served over egg noodles.

Slow Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Homemade meatballs simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese sauce fill a hoagie bun.

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Italian Pot Roast

Traditional pot roast and carrots are simmered in tomato sauce and served over penne pasta.

Beer-Braised Short Ribs

These rich and meaty short ribs require just 20 minutes of prep time. Serve them with fluffy mashed potatoes.

Beef and Bean Ragout

Looking for a simple supper? This ragout recipe uses just five ingredients and takes only 10 minutes of prep time.

Wine-Braised Beef Brisket

Slow-simmered beef and carrots make a delicious match with rich and creamy mashed potatoes.

Espresso-Braised Beef

This slow-simmered meat-and-potatoes supper is down-home comfort food at its finest.

Shredded Beef, Bean, and Corn Fajitas

Featuring tender shredded beef, a medley of veggies, and a satisfying touch of heat, these fajitas will quickly become a family favorite.

Southwestern Shredded Beef Sandwiches

The secret behind this flavorful beef: It's simmered with tomatoes, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, and cilantro.

Gingered Beef and Vegetables

Served alongside hot-cooked rice, this Asian-inspired dish requires just 20 minutes of prep time. Make it with your favorite veggies; we love carrots, sweet red peppers, and snap peas.

German-Style Beef Roast

Red wine, chopped dill pickles, and zesty mustard set this succulent beef pot roast apart from the rest.

Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

A layer of polenta and olive tapenade topping adds a gourmet touch to slow-simmered beef.

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Country Italian Beef

Stir fennel and basil into classic beef stew for an appealing twist.

Beef in Red Wine Gravy

For a dinner party-worthy dish, team this tempting wine-simmered beef dish with a crisp tossed salad and crusty bread.

Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes

Medium or hot salsa adds a touch of heat to this classic favorite. Simmer the meat-and-veggie mixture for up to eight hours for a sandwich filling that's sure to please any crowd.

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Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit

Mixed dried fruit, cranberries, orange juice, molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg give plain-Jane corned beef a lively twist you'll love.

Beef Goulash

Tender pieces of beef, carrot, onion, and sweet pepper simmer in a luscious paprika- and caraway-accented tomato sauce in this slow-cooker rendition of the old-world classic.

Cranberry-Chipotle Beef

Looking for a slow-cooked roast that serves just two? Try this fiery chipotle-seasoned chuck roast.

Tangy Barbecue Beef

Sweet mango slices add fresh flavor to smoky beef cooked in beer and barbecue sauce.

Sweet, Hot, and Sour Meatballs

Jazz up basic cocktail meatballs by simmering them in apple jelly, brown mustard, and whiskey sauce.

Cajun Pot Roast with Maque Choux

Cajun spices and hot pepper sauce add a fiery kick to this beef roast smothered in sweet peppers and onions.

Chili with Double-Bean Toss

This beefy chili gets a hot kick from finely chopped jalapeno peppers.

Slow-Simmering Barbecue Sandwiches

This saucy brisket recipe is ideal for game day parties; freeze leftovers for a great dinner later in the week.

Extremely Easy Italian Buffet Stew

Store-bought spaghetti sauce cuts down on prep time for this hearty beef dish. Make it with your favorite veggies; we love zucchini, sweet peppers, and onions. Serve it with whole wheat pasta.

Beef Lo Mein

Thanks to ready-made stir-fry sauce and your slow cooker, this Asian classic has never been easier to make.

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