Let Your Slow Cooker Do the Work While You Enjoy Your Guests:10 Hands-Off Recipes

These slow-cooker recipes will make entertaining a breeze

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Herb seasoned chicken slow-cooked to perfection.

Fall is approaching, but there’s always time to entertain. Make things easier for yourself by serving a savory dinner that your guests will love. Don’t let the stress of preparing a meal for a crowd give you anxiety. Whip up these delicious slow-cooker recipes, add a festive salad and your choice of bread, and dinner will be ready in no time.

Let Your Slow Cooker Do the Work While You Enjoy Your Guests:10 Hands-Off Recipes

While slow-cooker recipes are effortless to prepare, they are great make-ahead dishes. Prepare your slow-cooker recipe a day or two in advance to give yourself more time to worry about décor or a banging side dish you want to pair with it.

Try this Slow-Cooker Brisket to satisfy your guests with a savory taste of tender beef. If you’re feeling a little Texan, make a barbecue recipe, such as these Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs. Pair them with potato salad, and just like that, your dinner party has been elevated, Texas style.

These slow-cooker recipes are perfect for the busy host(ess). Save time the day of to focus on creating a signature cocktail.

Crock-Pot Sausage-Stuffed Flank Steak

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As part of a prize I won for a recipe contest, I received a slow cooker. I hadn't used one in years, so I had no recipes on hand. This tasty beef was my first creation and is now a family favorite. — Julie Merriman, Cold Brook, New York

Click here for the Crock-Pot Sausage-Stuffed Flank Steak recipe.

Slow-Cooker Barbeque Ribs

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Broiling gives the ribs great smoky flavor and a barbecued appearance. It's not necessary to broil this slow-cooker recipe, but it is highly recommended to boost the flavor and texture. — Pillsbury

Click here for the Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs recipe.


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