Pork chops, plus a handful of pantry ingredients, mean a no-fuss, no-stress dinner is ready and waiting for you when you get home.
Start the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning so dinner simmers during the day. With garnishes set out on the table, everyone can assemble his or her own taco as desired. This is a great meal when kids want to invite friends for supper.
An 8-cup (2 L) slow cooker is just the right size for small batches of stew – perfect for this recipe that makes just enough for two dinners for two. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes to soak up all the rich, meaty sauce.
Madras curry powder, a mix of spices including fenugreek, coriander, cumin and turmeric, is often hotter than other curry powders. Slow cooking mellows out the heat leaving an intensely flavourful curry. Look for Madras curry powder in the spice or ethnic food aisles. Serve wrapped up in a warm roti or with rice.
You won't believe how tasty and easy it is to make this classic dish in your slow cooker. A piping bag - or plastic bag - makes easy work of stuffing the manicotti. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread for an easy family-style dinner.
Serve this simple saucy chicken stew over rice or pasta for a delicious dinner. Skinless chicken drumsticks could be used in place of the thighs.
Shortcuts - Use prepared barbecue sauce. - Dinner cooks by itself in a slow-cooker. - To ease cleanup, line baking sheet with foil before broiling ribs.
You can thaw and peel the shrimp while the soup is cooking, but to quickly get dinner on the table after work, prep the shrimp the night before. That way, you'll be able to throw them into the slow cooker when you get home and then sit down to a warm, soothing meal in less than 15 minutes.
This simple method for cooking cheesecake means a less-fussy water bath and no cracked tops. Lining the underside of the slow cooker lid with paper towels keeps the moist heat in while also preventing condensation from dripping onto the cakes. If you use canning jars, these individual cakes are easy to take to a dinner party; just screw on the lids, tote them in a cooler and garnish before serving. Cost: $1.60/serving
Slow-cooking tenderizes these saucy Southern-style ribs and permeates them with flavour. By using a slow-cooker, dinner is ready when you are, so an extra hour at the mall won't spoil a thing. Serve with mashed potatoes and saut? brussels sprouts.