Slow Cooker

A bowl of pork, avocado, and hominy in a red broth on a cutting board with tortilla chips.

Slow Cooker Pork Posole

A slow-cooker riff on Mexican posole that has a lot of the same complexity as the classic minus all the tending and stirring on the stovetop. Still certain to satisfy.

A metal pot filled with braised chicken, pearl onions, mushrooms, carrots, and thyme sprigs.

Julia Child’s Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

A bowl of slow cooker sweet potato hummus topped with sesame seeds and microgreens with some bread and a spoon on the side.

Sweet Potato Hummus

This easy hummus can be made in the slow cooker or oven, and is a healthy snack or appetizer that requires almost no effort.

Two corn tortillas topped with slow cooker shredded pork, cheese, and cilantro on a wooden board with some lime wedges beside.

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

Pull out your slow cooker and sate yourself with this tender, sweetly spiced, subtly smoky shredded pork. And with nary any effort.

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.

Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.

Shredded slow cooker pulled pork in a metal dish.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

“Simple.” “Sloppy and delicious.” “No-fuss.” ‘WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this easy peasy, hands-off pulled pork.

A blue bowl filled with buttermilk ranch dressing with a spoon resting in it.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Creamy, cool, herby, and tangy, this homemade ranch dressing is unspeakably better than the stuff in a bottle or (shudder) envelope. Slather, drizzle, dunk, and dip away.

A bean pot of baked beans with a wooden spoon placed on a wooden chair

Appalachian Cider Baked Beans

A stick-to-your-ribs recipe in which plain old pintos are doctored up with apple cider, onion, salt pork, molasses, and mustard. Amen.

A large white bowl filled with Instant Pot beans, with a spoon resting inside and a bay leaf nearby.

Instant Pot Beans

Get ready for a simple way to serve up a tasty helping of tender pinto beans with some subtle heat from jalapeno. Did we mention they’ll be ready in minutes?

A jar of bacon jam with a spoon in it on a wooden board with a lid and breadsticks in the background.

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although the holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

Three slow cooker French dip sandwiches on a cutting board

Slow Cooker French Dip

Slow cooker roast beef au jus. Perhaps the first slow cooker recipe yet that’ll keep everyone at the table uber satisfied—including the person making and cleaning up after the meal.

Four wine poached pears in a shallow white baking dish.

Wine Poached Pears

How to explain these wine poached pears? “Divine elegance” comes to mind. Also, easy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, and lovely.

A large measuring cup of slow cooker chicken stock on a wooden table with a ladle on the side.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this simple yet perfect slow cooker approach.

A bowl of slow cooker Indian-style chicken with cinnamon sticks and pieces of naan on the side.

Slow Cooker Indian-Style Chicken

A slow cooker riff on chicken tikka masala that slowly cooks chicken thighs in a tomato sauce layered with spices. Oh so gratifying. Oh so simple.

A white bowl filled with New Mexican red pork chili, garnished with red onion and cilantro.

New Mexican Red Pork Chili

This riff on carne adovada is a lazy cook’s dream come true. Red pork chili with layers of flavor? Yes, please. Set-it-and-forget-it comfort food.