Ever cooked with your eyes closed? I have; in fact, I do it multiple times a week. It’s true; I fill a large earthenware crock with goodies, set a temperature, press start, climb in to bed and sleep the night away, waking up to a stew, a chili, or some other goodness from my beloved slow-cooker.
If you haven’t experienced the joys of what they call “set and forget” cooking, you really have to try. Yes, the slow-cooker isn’t glamorous, but it really is practical — especially for the ever-busy, ever-overloaded parents trying to raise kids and keep their sanity.
To get you started, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite slow-cooker recipes — and we’re giving away a Hamilton Beach Premiere 5.5 quart slow-cooker! All you need to do to enter is:
1. Take a look at our Babble slow-cooker recipes to learn how to get the best out of your slow-cooker
2. Leave a comment on the giveaway announcement on our Babble fanpage on Facebook (you’ll have to “like” us to be able to comment), telling us which one of these Family Kitchen slow cooker recipes (below) is your favorite.
You’ll have until midnight (12AM EST) this Sunday, Sept. 19, so act fast! Then imagine yourself sitting back, relaxing — maybe even taking a nap — all while cooking.
Enjoy a classic luau favorite with four simple ingredients and four simple steps — the first being “place roast in slow cooker.” Yes, a great feast can be that easy.
Thai Chicken Thighs
Toss some ingredients in, turn the magic-making machine on, then be greeted with a masterpiece much greater than the sum of its chicken and peanut sauce parts. What’s not to love?
Root Beer-Braised Brisket
Just because it’s getting too late for the grill doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a hearty, meaty meal. Here, flavor-infused root beer transforms a single chunk of beef into a beautiful brisket.
Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary
Love lamb but hate tough, overdone bites? Juicy, fragrant leg gets an even cook and turns fall-off-the-bone tender in the slow-cooker. Mm mm good!
— Jack from Babble