14 Slow Cooker Super Bowl Recipes

These slow cooker super bowl recipes are easy to make with minimal effort, which means that you can enjoy the game AND the food.

A tray of unbaked bbq meatballs with a set of measuring spoons beside it and a bowl of barbecue sauce in the background.
These BBQ meatballs are tossed in the crockpot or oven (translation: no stovetop spattering to clean up) and slathered in a homemade molasses barbecue sauce. Here’s how to make them.
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A bowl of shredded beef chili with sweet potatoes on a plate containing a spoon, two lime wedges, and cilantro leaves.
This shredded beef chili with sweet potatoes, can be made in the oven or slow cooker. Loaded with tender braised beef, sweet potatoes, beans, peppers, and tomatoes, it’s the answer to all your chili dreams.
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Three slow cooker French dip sandwiches on a cutting board
These tender slow cooker French dips are so simple to make that you'll be having them every week. Flank steak is so underrated but this recipe will show you just how incredible it is. And don't forget the pickled onions!
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Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken gumbo in a metal tray with spoons, some cubes of bread, and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
This Instant Pot chicken gumbo is a comforting one-pot meal made with chicken thighs, andouille sausage, peppers, tomatoes, and a truly Creole blend of spices. It can also be made in the slow cooker.
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Three mugs, 2 full of vegetarian chili, and one empty, with squeezed lime halves and spoons lying beside them.
This easy vegetarian chili, with three types of beans, is the best we've ever tried. Better yet, it can be made in the slow cooker.
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A blue Dutch oven filled with chunks of braised pork and a bay leaf with a wooden spoon resting inside.
This old-school carnitas–pork shoulder simmered with onion, garlic, bay leaf, and orange until falling-apart tender and crispy–is excellent in burritos, tacos, or on its own. And it can be made in an Instant Pot or slow cooker.
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A bowl of pork, avocado, and hominy in a red broth on a cutting board with tortilla chips.
Slow cooker pork posole is sorta a cheater’s version of authentic Mexican posole, a stew of sorts made with pork, hominy, onions, garlic, and all the traditional toppings. About the only thing missing is the constant need to tend it on the stovetop.
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A person assembling a pork taco in a corn tortilla with a bowl of roast pork, a bowl of salsa, and a dish of sliced radishes on the table.
These pork tacos, made with pork, beer, spices, and soft tortillas, are wicked tender and almost like tacos al pastor. Slather, bite, repeat.
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A cast iron pot filled with braised short rib chili with a bowl of diced onion on the side and a handful of cilantro.
This short rib chili recipe is made with luxuriously rich braised beef and is easy to make on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. It’s the best.
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Partially shredded slow cooker pulled pork with two large forks shredding it.
This slow cooker pulled pork is easy to make with pork shoulder, aka pork butt, onion, beer, sugar, and spices, and it capably feeds a crowd. (Just be certain to stash some in the back of the fridge so you have leftovers.)
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A person assembling a slow cooker barbacoa taco with a pot of shredded barbacoa meat, a small dish of onions, a bottle of hot sauce, and some cilantro around the taco plate.
These slow-cooker barbacoa tacos, filled with tender shredded meat, onions, salsa, limes, hot sauce, and cilantro is perfect comfort food any time of the day.
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Four mugs filled with chili con carne with one spoon resting inside a mug and four others laying beside the mugs.
This chili con carne is loaded with beef, bacon, onions, spices, chiles, broth, tomatoes, plenty of heat, and no beans. It’s the real deal.
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A pottery bowl of slow-cooker beef chili from Skinnytaste, topped with tortilla chips, cilantro, red onions, and cheese.
This slow cooker beef chili, from Skinnytaste, is easy as can be to make, satisfying beyond words to taste. All you do is dump the familiar chili ingredients in a crockpot. And just like that, dinner is done.
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