Slow Cooker Favorites
Slow Cooker Favorites
RECIPES:
Slow Cooker Favorites
Country-style ribs, cheeseburger soup, and blueberry cobbler
—all made in a slow cooker
There’s nothing like coming home to the mouth-watering smell of a delicious dish that’s been cooking low and slow all day. Using a slow cooker means less active cooking time, freeing you up to tackle chores and go about your day. And you still get the reward of a tasty, warm meal.
We’ve compiled three great slow cooker recipes to inspire your next meal. Michael’s country-style pork ribs are the perfect solution to mid-winter cravings for barbecue. If you’ve got a full table to feed, Cherylene’s cheeseburger soup will make a great addition to your menu rotation. And Amy’s blueberry cobbler only requires a few minutes of active prep time for a deliciously sweet payoff.
Cheeseburger Soup
Mom Carol’s BBQ Ribs
Blueberry Cobbler
Cheeseburger Soup
By Cherylene Hargis from Bolivar, Missouri
Cheeseburger Soup meal and bread on the tablet
Cheeseburger Soup meal and bread on the tablet
Level:
Intermediate
Time:
15 Minutes Prep
4.5 Hours Cook
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds red potatoes, chopped
  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
This hearty soup is a fun take on classic cheeseburgers.
Cheeseburger Soup Ingredients on table
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add the ground beef and brown, about 7 to 10 minutes, breaking the beef into small crumbles as it cooks.
  2. Transfer the beef to a 6- or 8-quart slow cooker. Add onion, green peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, broth, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
  3. Roughly 30 minutes before serving, in a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth and no lumps remain. Stir mixture into soup. Add cheddar cheese and stir again.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook soup an additional 30 minutes on low, until it has thickened. Serve soup warm.
GET SLOW COOKING
Mom Carol’s BBQ Ribs
By Michael Batelaan from Bodfish, California
Mom Carol’s BBQ Ribs
Mom Carol’s BBQ Ribs
Level:
Beginner
Time:
10 Minutes Prep
4 or 6 Hours Cook
15 Minutes Cool
Yield:
2 to 3 servings
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
    (roughly 4 ribs)
  • One 16-ounce bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed
Michael likes to serve these ribs with their sauce over white rice and alongside vegetables.
BBQ Ribs Recipe
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Place ribs in a 6-quart slow cooker and cover evenly with barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with brown sugar and ground mustard seed.
  2. Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours, until meat begins to fall off bones.
  3. Let ribs cool 15 minutes before serving.
GET SLOW COOKING
Blueberry Cobbler
By Amy Dykes from Deland, Florida
Cowboy Candy
Blueberry Cobbler on table
Level:
Intermediate
Time:
10 Minutes Prep
30 Minutes Cook
1.5 to 2 Hours Cooking
10 Minutes Cool
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
We’ve tweaked Amy’s recipe for delicious blueberry cobbler baked in the oven to a slow cooker dessert. She recommends serving this cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Blueberry Cobbler Recipe ingredients on table
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Place butter, blueberries, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk until fully mixed into a batter.
  3. Once the blueberries have finished cooking, open the slow cooker and mix lightly. Pour batter over them. Do not stir once the batter is poured in.
  4. Cook the cobbler on high for 1.5 to 2 hours, until the blueberries start to bubble and the crust turns golden brown.
  5. Serve the cobbler warm.
MAKE THIS COBBLER
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