Slow-cookers, also known as crock-pots, make dinner simple and easy. With some quick prep work in the morning, this handy cooking appliance simmers ingredients throughout the day, leaving you with a warm, home cooked meal when you get home.
From soups and stews to tender pieces of meat, crock-pots deliver hearty and flavorful meals without much work or fuss. This week, we put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with easy and delicious crock-pot recipes. Here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $30 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.