10 Slow Cooker Appetizers You Need to Try (Slideshow)
June 11, 2014
Why reserve tacos only for Tuesdays? Carnitas tacos are super easy in the slow cooker and make the perfect summertime appetizer any day of the week. The zesty spices and slow-cooked flavors will truly put guests over the top. To make the carnitas tacos bite-sized, use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut tortillas into mini portions.
Throwing that pork butt into the crock-pot with other tasty ingredients makes for effortless appetizers. Slow-cooked pulled pork can top rice cakes with a garnish of cilantro and white onions or a drizzle of BBQ sauce or can fill phyllo cups to dress it up. Pulled pork can be the life of your party in other ways, too — sliders might just be the epitome of snack food. Pulled pork sliders are a wonderful addition to your hors d’oeuvres roster, as pulled pork is super quick and hassle-free with a slow cooker. Just plop the ingredients your crock-pot and let it do its thing.
Sausage and Meatball Bites
Mexican Seven Layer Dip
As a game day favorite and perfect staple for backyard barbeques, Mexican seven layer dip is also a stress-free appetizer when the slow cooker is involved. Layers of refried beans, black beans, onions, peppers, cheese, and sour cream, will all become friends in the crock-pot, and score a homerun for your party.
Teriyaki Chicken Macaroni Salad Sliders
Party guests always value creativity, especially in hors d’oeuvres. But hosts appreciate time-saving techniques. Slow-cooked teriyaki chicken and macaroni salad sliders meet both requirements and are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Mini Cheeseburger Pies
Slow-Cooked Pork Potato Skins
Potato skins are a great vehicle for toppings of many sorts. Load potato skins up with slow-cooked pork, and your guests will think you’re a culinary genius. What’s a better combination than meat and potatoes?
Barbecued chicken sliders
Apricot Chicken Lettuce Wraps