Recipes by Topic - cooking: slow-cooker

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

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For intensely flavorful ribs that practically melt off the bone into your mouth, this recipe is a must. Under low heat for hour after hour, the gelatin and connective tissue in the ribs breaks down to a velvety smoothness, and the barbecue sauce soaks deep into the meat: even barbecue…

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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Nobody knows for sure who made the first Sloppy Joe, but over the years they’ve become a favorite picnic lunch, campfire dinner, and hollow-leg-filler for anyone with a powerful appetite. So here’s a Paleo recipe for enjoying that perfect mix of meat and tomato sauce, minus all the junk that…

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Slow Cooked Beef and Broccoli

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Paleo quiz time: which do you think is the more nutritious of the pair: beef or broccoli? If you said “both,” then congratulations! You’re right on the money. On the other hand, if you picked broccoli, take a look below. Comparing approximately one serving of beef (6 ounces, if you’re…

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Balsamic Roast Beef

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The magic of this recipe is in the liquid: a rich blend of beef stock, red wine, and balsamic vinegar gently permeates the chuck roast and flavors it all the way through. And don’t neglect the liquid itself, either! While it bubbles away in the slow cooker, it’s soaking up…

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Slow Cooked Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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It’s January. The snow is swirling, the wind is howling, and the frost is creeping up the windowpanes. And that means it’s time to trundle out the trusty slow-cooker for a big batch of no-fuss comfort food. In this case, that means dressing up ordinary chicken breasts with a decadent…

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Asian-Style Beef Ribs

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A long, slow simmer in the crock pot lets the flavors of the sauce really seep into these ribs, so when you finally pull them out they’re spicy-sweet all the way through. The background taste is warm and gingery, with a pleasant mild sweetness from the honey. Add the sharper…

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Cuban Shredded Beef

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If the colder weather lately has been getting you down, why not take your mouth to the beach for a break? The tender shredded beef in this Cuban-inspired recipe gets a spicy, zesty flavor boost from citrus fruits and cumin: it’s the perfect dinner to remind you of sandy beaches,…

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Apple Butter

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Apple butter, like peach butter, is an incredibly versatile and underappreciated condiment. If you always have a jar in the kitchen, you’ll find all kinds of ways to use it – in recipes, in vinaigrettes, or just plain as a topping for fresh fruit. It adds a hint of rich…

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