Slow Cooker Ropa ViejaYou'll be wowed by the way lean flank steak transforms into tender, succulent shreds as it slowly simmers in the aromatic sauce. Served over rice (preferably brown), this homey Cuban dish makes for an exceptionally hearty and wholesome weeknight meal.
Slow-Cooker Brisket with Smoked Paprika
Save time and oven space and use a slow-cooker for brisket that's tender when pierced, with a rich, velvety sauce. Start in the morning and you'll have brisket by dinnertime.
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket
Slow cooking tougher cuts of meat, such as beef brisket, gives you a meltingly tender texture. For tacos, serve the saucy barbacoa in tortillas with green and red onion, cilantro leaves, jalapeño slices, and fresh lime wedges.
Beef-and-Bean ChiliThis classic red chili has chunks of stew meat and ground beef along with tomatoes, red beans, and spices. Fire-roasted tomatoes add a note of smokiness to the mix. If you can't find fire-roasted, use plain tomatoes and add a pinch of smoked paprika.
Slow-Cooker Macaroni and BeefOn the busiest weeknights, plan ahead so that even a slow-cooker beef spaghetti dinner is completely hands-off. Prep the ingredients in the morning to create a delicious homemade sauce with your slow-cooker. Simply boil pasta when you're ready for dinner, add the sauce, and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
Slow-Cooker Beef NachosTry this 5-star beef nachos recipe with the help of your slow cooker. After the roast is prepared, simply shred the meat and layer over tortilla chips and then load on the toppings!
Spicy Shredded BeefKids will flip for this Mexican-spiced sloppy Joe. Serve it on a crusty French roll, to soak up the juices, and top with fresh veggies and a dollop of sour cream, to complement the subtle heat.
Slow-braised Beef Stew with MushroomsShort ribs notoriously take hours of cooking to hit the plate fork-tender and delicious. Use that to your advantage by cooking the ribs in a slow-cooker for five to six hours. This dish, loaded with flavor, is sure to replace your traditional beef stew recipe.
Chili-Beef Soft TacosShortcut taco night using a slow-cooker. The chuck roast gets over-the-top tender, and the leftovers taste delicious in quesadillas, on baked potatoes, or over lettuce greens the next day.
Slow-Cooker French Dip SandwichesThese classic French Dip sandwiches are a heartwarming and cozy meal.
Corned Beef and CabbageIndulge in a classic dish without all the fuss. Cook the brisket and potatoes with a few spices for about seven hours, then add carrots and cabbage for the final thirty minutes. This all-in-one meal is perfect for a busy weeknight; simply bake a few rolls, pour a glass of tea, and enjoy.
Slow-Cooker Shepherd's PieServe an all-in-one beef-and-veggie dish. Pair this comfort-style dinner with a green salad for a complete meal for under $1.50 per serving.
Beef With Red Wine SauceFifteen minutes of prep time are all you need to enjoy this flavorful beef-and-noodle meal at the end of the workday. The meat takes on the full flavor of the mushrooms, onion slices, and secret ingredient: brown gravy mix. Serve over egg noodles for a one-dish meal that's big on comfort and low on effort.
BBQ Beef Short RibsSkip the local BBQ joint and serve delicious beef short ribs at home. Three ingredients, plus salt, pepper, and vegetable oil, are all you need to bring the best of the BBQ pit home to your kitchen.
Company Pot RoastIndulge in Grandma's Sunday afternoon pot roast without the labor-intensive prep work. This recipe makes about eight servings, which leaves you plenty for hot roast beef sandwiches the next day.
Hot Pastrami SandwichesWhether you're getting ready for a game-day crowd or just a super-stacker sandwich night, this pastrami recipe has your number. It only heats for an hour in the slow-cooker, so this is a quick dish that's still infused with loads of hearty flavor.
Meatloaf with Mozzarella, Mushrooms and PepperoniCome home to a house filled with the warm, comforting scent of fork-tender meatloaf loaded with fresh veggies and a hint of mozzarella cheese. Serve with instant mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.
Beef StroganoffTransform beef stew meat into this savory dinner that calls for just seven ingredients. Brown the meat in a skillet beforehand and combine with beef broth, sour cream, and sautÉed mushrooms and shallots. Cook for 6 hours on low and serve with hot cooked egg noodles.
Mediterranean BrisketCooking brisket is easy when a slow-cooker is involved! This simple recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare–you don't even need to brown the beef first. Serve with steamed green beans and a baked potato for a super-filling supper.