Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are less expensive than breasts and stay tender and flavorful during long cooking times. If you can’t find golden beets, add an additional parsnip (don’t use red beets, or the mixture will turn pink). View recipe.
Pop everything in the cooker in the morning and come home to this stew’s mouthwatering scent. Lamb shanks vary in size, so buy however many fit easily in your slow cooker. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the broth. View recipe.
In the morning, take the green beans out of the freezer so they’re thawed when you get home. For added protein, stir in red lentils halfway through cooking time, or fold in cooked chickpeas at the end. Serve with warm garlic naan or basmati rice. View recipe.
This simple, fiber-rich meal is ideal for a slow cooker; just be sure to use an especially flavorful vegetable broth (we like Edward & Sons Garden Veggie natural bouillon cubes) or homemade stock. For meat eaters, a ham hock adds amazing flavor and protein. Serve with a hearty whole-grain bread. View recipe.
These four slow-cooker, comfort food recipes bring the flavors of fall to your kitchen table.