Paleo recipes for cooking: slow-cooker

Sweet Garlic Chicken

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Lemon, garlic, and red pepper flakes give this chicken an irresistible spicy zing, and the honey tones everything down to manageable levels (not to mention giving the breasts a beautiful golden color). To really ramp up the flavor of the sauce, there’s also a dash of coconut aminos (a Paleo-friendly…

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Slow Cooker Beef And Pepper Soup

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Here’s a meal with all the convenience of a stir-fry, but re-imagined as a hearty slow-cooker soup for extra comfort-food value. Plenty of tomatoes and homemade bone broth give it a rich, flavorful base, and the peppers and cauliflower add some nice body even without the beef. Try some multicolored…

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Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin

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Are things starting to get a little nippy around your neck of the woods? Or are you one of the lucky folks who get the beginning of apple season while the weather is still gloriously warm and sunny? Either way, here’s a recipe to celebrate this year’s bumper crop of…

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Chili

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Yes, “queso” means cheese, but hold the sour cream, the cream cheese, and the shredded cheddar, because this recipe is dairy-free! Instead of being smothered in cheese, this one’s all about the spices and salsa, with avocado standing in as a creamy, dairy-free topping. To really give the chicken its…

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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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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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Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

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I got myself into a tight situation recently. I decided to host dinner with some friends without looking at my schedule. Just the night before I luckily realized that I would have maybe 30 minutes from the time I got home to the time my guests were scheduled to arrive….

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