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    19 Ways To Use Your Slow Cooker To Make Comfort Food That'll Make You Weep With Joy

    The words "slow-cooker root beer wings" made me cry today.

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    If you already have a slow-cooker, you know it is a magical device that can cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner ahead of time, keep your food warm, and make family-sized meals you can freeze for later.

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    It's the perfect appliance for your busy life.

    So the only thing better than the slow-cooker itself are all your favorite comfort food recipes, prepared slow-cooker style. Here we go!

    1. Cancel your brunch plans and slow-cook your way into blueberry French toast heaven.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    2. Fill your home with the smell of slow-cooker matzo ball soup. It basically cooks itself!

    Such comfort.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    3. Make this freezer prep pot roast and dinner for next week (or even month!) is covered.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    4. Indulge in homemade root beer chicken wings and satisfy your cravings without the mess.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    5. Count on the slow-cooker on your next taco night for the most tasty and tender shredded chicken tacos ever.

    You can freeze this recipe up to six months!

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    6. Give this butter chicken recipe a whirl and it just may become a new family fav.

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    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    7. Consider lunch conquered with slow-cooker roast beef and no-knead beer bread.

    Hello there, everything a sandwich should be.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    8. Impress everyone via a super easy cranberry apple pie cobbler, because apple pie + cobbler = the most comforting dessert you've ever heard of.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    9. Take pasta night to the next level and whip up mozzarella-stuffed meatballs and sauce.

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    It's easier than it looks!

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    10. Know that the only thing better than spinach artichoke dip is slow-cooker spinach artichoke dip, and get on this recipe right now.

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    11. Serve this hearty loaded potato soup and everyone will be scrambling for seconds.

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    12. Take the mess out of preparing ribs via these slow-cooker BBQ ribs.

    These look so good 😭.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    13. Dig into mouth-watering carnitas steamed buns as soon as they are done, or take them on-the-go for lunch!

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    14. Enjoy Disneyland's slow-cooked beef stew bread bowl from the comfort of your own home.

    I told you the slow-cooker was magical.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    15. Look at this buffalo mac and cheese recipe, cry, collect yourself, slow-cook it up, and gift it to your mouth.

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    You're welcome.

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    16. Come home to this Instant Pot veggie fried rice and you might never need take out again! The Instant Pot is technically a pressure cooker, but it has a slow-cooker function.

    Get the full recipe from Tasty.

    17. Be ~grateful~ for this cheesy pork shoulder cornbread chili recipe, because it looks really, really good.

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    18. Slow-cook a classic chicken and biscuits dinner you'll want to eat over and over again.

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    19. And pair (easy) slow-cooker cherry cobbler with this slow-cooker mocha latte eggnog recipe worthy of sipping all year long.

    Chocolate, coffee, and cherry are flavors meant to be together.

    Get the recipes from Tasty: the mocha latte eggnog recipe and the slow-cooker cherry cobbler recipe.

    If you're in need of a slow-cooker, try a family sized 8-quart slow-cooker, or a 6-quart iStir Crock Pot with an automated stir function.

    Promising review (for the 8-quart cooker): "This is great for cooking for a crowd. We used it right away, and were very happy with it. Heated fast, timing was right on. Loved the metal vs. the rubber seal. Much easier to clean, and sealed just fine!" —Grammy

    Promising review (for the 6-quart cooker): "This is the greatest thing ever for slow-cooking! The iStir Crock Pot comes with two different stirring attachments that are very easy to use. It automatically stirs your food every 30 minutes for five minutes at a time. It has a regular handle that can be attached to the lid, in case you want to cook a chicken or something solid that doesn't need to be stirred. My favorite feature is the locking lid. It seals in the heat while allowing minimal steam to be released through the vent hole. This Crock Pot also includes a keep warm setting, which is an amazing feature for things like vegetable soup, chili, beans or dips!" —JEPleasant

    Get them from Walmart: the 8-quart slow cooker for $29.92+ (available in two colors, removable dishwasher-safe stoneware, dishwasher-safe glass lid, keep warm setting), or the 10-quart iStir Crock Pot for $44.99+ (available in two colors, dishwasher safe, removable oval stoneware, lid-mounted stirring system).

    Or, if you're always cooking for friends and family, count on this 5-quart slow-cooker that's super easy to take on-the-go.

    The locking lid, fold-down handles, and warmer functions on this slow-cooker make it super easy to transport to BBQs, family functions, potlucks, and parties!

    Promising review: "Omg, all those years without a slow-cooker, I was missing out on a lot of stuff. This is the best because you can put your ingredients in, set the timer, and go to sleep or go to work once you come back you got yourself your meal ready – without having to cook and or do the dishes. I love my slow-cooker and use this almost everyday for almost everything. I use it for making grits, chicken, turkey, beef, I can go on forever. You can set the timer for what ever hour you want, and how you want it to cook like low or high. You can even use it as manually without the timer. The warmer also can be turned on after you have cooked your food to keep your food warm all day. If you have kids they can have their food fresh." —Starbeauty

    Get it from Jet for $37.60 or from Walmart for $37.60 (dishwasher-safe stoneware and lid, clip-tight sealed lid for spill resistance, full-grip folding handles, includes clip-on spoon).

    And if you're in need of a small babe for one or two people (me), give this easy to clean 3-quart slow-cooker a whirl.

    Big. Need.

    Promising review: "I enjoy the variable heat settings which includes a keep warm setting. This helps a lot when people are eating at various times. Food does not over cook. Also it is easy to clean, even after having oatmeal cooked on low for two hours and then kept warm another 4-6 hours!" —Tish

    Get it from Walmart for $15.17 or from Jet for $15.17 (dishwasher-safe stoneware and lid, keep warm setting, perfect size for 3-lb chicken or 2-lb roast).

    You to your slow-cooker:


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