Easy Slow Cooker Meals

For an effortless meal, fill your crock pot or slow cooker in the morning and come home at night to a delicious dinner.

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Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna

Tina Rupp

Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna

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Chickpea Stew Over Couscous

Tina Rupp

Chickpea Stew Over Couscous

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Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

Tina Rupp

Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

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Turkey and Curried Vegetables

James Baigrie

Turkey and Curried Vegetables

Curry powder adds some mild heat to winter veggies and tender turkey breast.

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Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

James Baigrie

Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

Pick up fully cooked gnocchi to use as no-prep dumplings.

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Spiced Shredded Beef Brisket

James Baigrie

Spiced Shredded Beef Brisket

Spiced brisket is also delicious wrapped in flour tortillas for a no-cook taco night.

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Sausage and Potatoes

James Baigrie

Sausage and Potatoes

Hot or sweet Italian sausage adds a lot of flavor to this hearty dish.

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Asian Beef Stew

Mark Thomas

Asian Beef Stew

Garnish this Asian-style stew with thin strips of crisp scallions for added zing.

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Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

James Baigrie

Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

Pumpkin pie spice is the secret ingredient in our warm, fruity sauce.

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Classic Pot Roast

Mark Thomas

Classic Pot Roast

Opt for a cheaper cut of meat; the long simmer tenderizes it perfectly.

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Spicy Turkey Lasagna

Mark Thomas

Spicy Turkey Lasagna

Turkey reduces the calorie count in this comfort-food classic -- leave room for seconds.

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Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Mark Thomas

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

By the time this south-of-the-border treat is done cooking, the pork roast almost falls apart by itself.

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Jambalaya

Mark Thomas

Jambalaya

Instant rice makes this even easier to prepare -- just add it in for the last 10 minutes.

Originally published in the March 1, 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine and on FamilyCircle.com.

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