You don't have to eat meat to enjoy soothing aromas and flavor-enriched meals from the slow cooker. These recipes are strictly vegetarian and are a tasty choice for a home-cooked dinner on a chilly winter evening.
Slow-Cooker Spanish-Style ChickpeasChickpeas and potatoes turn this stew into a hearty affair. Portion into bowls and drizzle with olive oil for a luxurious flavor experience.
Cuban Beans and RiceDried beans are inexpensive and a convenient choice for economical meals. They also lend themselves well to slow cooking because, unlike on the cooktop, there is no risk of burning during the long simmering period. This meatless entrée reheats well the next day for lunch. Store leftover bean mixture and rice in separate containers in the refrigerator.
Stewed Green Beans and TomatoesOur update to this favorite Southern side will remind you of great Asian takeout. Don't be intimidated by red curry paste; it's a subtly spicy blend of fresh ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and chiles. Look for it at Walmart or online at amazon.com.
Maple-Hazelnut OatmealThe soothing aroma of fresh oatmeal makes this dish the ultimate comfort food. Savor happiness in a bowl with the flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup topped with chopped hazelnuts and apples.
Chickpeas in Curried Coconut BrothThis recipe is easy to prepare and even easier to cook. Leave in the slow cooker for six to eight hours and then by the time you come home from work, it will be perfectly primed and ready to eat.
Vegetable Pot Pie with Parmesan-Black Pepper Biscuits
Leaving out the chicken doesn’t make this dish any less filling or tasty. The medley of vegetables topped with a fluffy and savory biscuit create phenomenal flavors and will appease every one in your family.
Curried Vegetables on CouscousThis high-flavor dish combines fresh vegetables with curry, cumin, cayenne, and chutney.
Barley, Black Bean, and Corn BurritosLoaded with grains and vegetables, these burritos make a complete one-dish meal.
Thyme-Scented White Bean Cassoulet
Butter-tossed breadcrumbs stirred in at the end give this dish a robust stewlike consistency. Meatless Italian sausage stands in for the traditional pork sausage. With this recipe, you can also sauté the sausage slices in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, then stir into the dish.
Hoppin' JohnHoppin' John is said to bring good luck all year when eaten on New Year's Day.
Tofu and Chickpea CurryExperiment with a variety of fresh vegetables in this vegetarian Madras curry. You can stir in spinach or Swiss chard during the last 30 minutes of cooking, if you like.
Three-Bean Vegetarian ChiliThis soup has a mild chile flavor. If you want more heat, increase the amount of chili powder and don't seed the jalapeños.
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