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Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes

Not just for winter, slow cookers keep summer simmering while you play outside. Try our summer slow-cooker recipes for chicken soup, shredded pork tacos, beefy chili dogs and more.
  • Soy-Ginger Soup with Chicken

    Soy-Ginger Soup with Chicken

    Somen are thin Japanese wheat noodles. Find them at Asian groceries or large supermarkets, or substitute vermicilli in this light chicken soup.

    Soy-Ginger Soup with Chicken

  • Shredded Pork Tacos

    Shredded Pork Tacos

    Root beer and chipotle peppers yield pulled pork that's sweet, spicy, smoky and marvelously tender—perfect for wrapping in a tortilla with cheese and vegetables.

    Shredded Pork Tacos

  • Sesame Turkey

    Sesame Turkey

    Peppery soy-ginger flavors lean turkey breast tenderloins. For a nutritious meal, serve with rice and a crisp cabbage slaw.

    Sesame Turkey

  • Lemony Lamb Pitas

    Lemony Lamb Pitas

    If you love gyros, give these easy sandwiches a try. Compared to chops, this slow-cooked roast is a budget-friendly way to cook lamb. 

    Lemony Lamb Pitas

  • Beefy Chili Dogs

    Beefy Chili Dogs

    Here's a dinner kids and moms love! Kids for the flavor, moms because the franks and meaty filling cook together. If it's party or potluck fare, everything can sit for up to one hour on the low-heat setting.

    Beefy Chili Dogs

  • Tomatillo Chicken Soup

    Tomatillos (the key ingredient in green salsa) look like green tomatoes with papery husks. Although they can be eaten raw, we like to cook tomatillos with other ingredients to mellow and balance their tart flavor.

    Tomatillo Chicken Soup

  • Jalapeño Chicken Breasts

    Chili powder and sliced pickled jalapeño chile pepper turn up the heat on these slow-cooked chicken breasts. Add a cream cheese sauce before serving, and sprinkle with bacon, if you like.

    Jalapeño Chicken Breasts

  • Asian Lettuce Wraps

    Asian Lettuce Wraps

    Sweet hoisin and rice vinegar flavor slow-cooked beef chuck pot roast in these low-carb wraps.

    Asian Lettuce Wraps

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