Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 5 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s slow-cooker season and we’re serving up plenty of delish weeknight dinners that can be made with zero-effort. Simply pick a favorite meal, turn on your crock pot and go. Can it get any easier than that?

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Chicken Chile Verde Nachos

Why We Love It: This hearty, easy-to-make dinner is perfect for football Sunday.

Grocery List: Chicken, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado, green onions, cilantro, sour cream

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easy slow cooker recipes

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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

Why We Love It: Forget pulled pork sandwiches — these stuffed sweet potatoes are a healthier alternative.

Grocery List: Pork loin, chili powder, garlic salt, Coca-Cola, BBQ sauce, sweet potatoes

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easy slow cooker recipes

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Why We Love It: This flavorful takeout favorite falls apart on your fork.

Grocery List: Chicken, sugar, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, cornstarch, rice

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easy slow cooker recipes

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Rootbeer Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Why We Love It: This super-easy slow-cook meal only requires 4 ingredients.

Grocery List: Rump roast, root beer, ketchup, red pepper flakes

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easy slow cooker recipes

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Blue Heaven Chili

Why We Love It: Crumbled blue cheese gives this hearty chili a creamy twist.

Grocery List: Bacon drippings, onion, garlic, chicken breast, chicken broth, green chiles, potatoes, blue cheese

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