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Slow Cooker Beef Stew with just a touch of coffee flavor! Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for Soup or Stew to see all the slow cooker stew recipes that have been featured on this site.
It’s spring, so just when you think it’s salad weather there will be a cold day (like today in Salt Lake) when hot beef stew sounds like the perfect thing for dinner. What’s special about this Crockpot Java Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Baby Reds from Amanda’s Cookin’ is the small amount of coffee that’s added to the beef broth to make the liquid in the stew. Amanda says “If you haven’t heard of adding coffee to beef dishes, you are missing out,” and I think she may be on to something here!
Slow-Cooker Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer) made with coconut milk. Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for Vegan to see all the slow cooker vegan recipes that have been featured on this site.
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If you’re not familiar with the type of Indian rice pudding known as Kheer, Kathy from Healthy Slow Cooking describes it as “an Indian rice pudding flavored with cardamom that’s speckled with nuts and raisins.” This recipe for Vegan Slow Cooker Kheer from Healthy Slow Cooking starts with brown rice that’s cooked in the slow cooker with coconut milk, golden raisins, almonds, and cardamom, and then sweetened with the sweetener of your choice and served with extra raisins and nuts.
Chicken thighs or breasts flavored with canned pineapple and cooked all day in the slow cooker. Use the Photo Index Page for Chicken to see all the slow cooker chicken recipes that have been featured on this site.
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The slow-cooker is a perfect choice for this type of season-spanning dish when you might like a hot meal at dinnertime but you want to be outside instead of standing over the stove. Crockpot Pineapple Chicken from Recipe Girl combines chicken, canned pineapple tidbits with juice, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, and garlic in a recipe that can cook all day if you use the chicken thighs that Lori prefers. (I would use the shorter cooking time on high for chicken breasts.) Serve over rice or quinoa for a dinner that’s ready when you get home.
A delightful slow cooker vegan stew with lots of great flavors. Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for Soup or Stew to see all the slow cooker stew recipes that have been featured on this site.
It only takes one look at the recipe for this Squash and Carrot Stew from Kitchen Parade to see how flavorful this dish must be with spices like paprika, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and ginger as well as a bit of Thai curry paste. Imagine those flavors cooked in the crockpot with carrots, butternut squash, canned tomatoes, and lemon juice, and then finished by chopped fresh cilantro and mint. This recipe is vegan, unless you can’t resist adding a spoonful of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Lentils with Indian spices, cooked in the slow cooker. Yes, please. Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for International Flavors to see all the slow cooker Indian recipes that have been featured on this site.
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I’m a long-time fan of lentils, so Slow Cooker Indian Spiced Lentils from The Perfect Pantry sounds like a perfect side dish to me. If you haven’t used lentils that much, there’s a lot to recommend about them. They’re inexpensive, delicious, and cook much more quickly than other types of beans and legumes, and lentils can be made into so many delicious meatless dishes. This lentil dish has extra flavor from ginger, garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, and cayenne, and it can be on the table in a few hours.