You already know that your slow cooker is the perfect tool for masterfully creating flavourful, mouth-watering soups, stews, and roasts, like the slow-cooked beef roast and the creamy celery bacon soup. But did you know that it can also make a variety of other foods like enchiladas, chicken wings, and even cheesecake?
We’ve given you the breakdown with tips on how to make the most out of your slow cooker, now we’re going to show you how to make the most out of it with some surprising dishes you didn’t know your slow cooker could make.
1. Barley Almond Milk Porridge
Porridge is undoubtedly the perfect cosy breakfast food. Simply add the barley to your slow cooker with almond milk and water. Cook for 25 minutes then stir in some nutritious goji berries to cook for an additional 5 minutes. And done! Top this delicious slow-cooked porridge off with some maple syrup.
2. Honey Barbeque Chicken Wings
I love crispy, fried chicken wings, but sometimes I find myself craving sauce-y, sticky chicken wings with a kick. Slow cookers are perfect for that. All you need is some good quality barbecue sauce, honey, and hot sauce to evenly coat your chicken wings. Pop them in the cooker for 4 hours and let the magic happen.
3. Black Bean Enchiladas
What comfort food is better than a protein-rich, flavourful, and cheesy dish of enchiladas? This slow-cooked enchilada recipe might actually get you excited for the bitter cold weather. Make two layers of enchiladas with salsa and cheese in between and on top. Cook for 3 hours on high to avoid mushiness. Get ready for a cosy evening.
4. Macaroni and Cheese
Who said budget food can’t taste gourmet? Macaroni and cheese in a slow cooker will change your life. Ditch the instant mac n’ cheese and try this awesome recipe instead. It’ll take you an hour, but you’ll be rewarded with the creamiest macaroni and cheese. It’s as simple as putting everything—except the cheese—in the slow cooker at once.
5. Cheesecake with Graham Crumble
No, you didn’t read that wrong. You can make cheesecake in your slow cooker! The crumble will be baked in the oven, but the cheesecake is super easy. Mix everything in ramekins and place them in the cooker for a little over an hour. The crumble will be ready by then. Just crumble on top and enjoy with some fruit!
6. Pumpkin Spice Latte
What is fall without pumpkin spice latte? There’s no way of telling what really goes in the pumpkin spice latte you buy at coffee shops, so why not slow-cook it at home! You’ll need some really strong coffee, real canned pumpkin, milk, and some vanilla extract and pumpkin spice if you have it. Let it brew for two hours and you’ll have the perfect, homemade, slow-cooked pumpkin spice latte.
Try the Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.
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