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12 Easy Slow Cooker Meals for Summer

12 Easy Slow Cooker Meals for Summer
Want to know how to make some delicious food and minimize heating up the kitchen? Two words homie: Slow cooker.
By Burn The Wine

Keep cool with these beat-the-heat slow cooker recipes.

I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding the imminent sweltering heat of summer. He had just purchased a 6,000-pound air conditioner and was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t get it up the stairs to his place. To which I (ever the optimist) said that maybe this summer wouldn’t be so bad and he wouldn’t even need it! He responded with a flat, dead-eyed stare.

Okay, fine; I get it. Summer’s hot – that’s kind of the whole deal.

So let’s break it down: we wanna avoid the heat, but we need to make food. Somehow the kitchen is going to be involved. Want to know how to make some delicious food and minimize heating up the kitchen? Two words homie: Slow cooker. Yes indeedy! Here’s a list of some delicious noms that will really help you keep your cool.


1. Slow Cooker Three Bean and Turkey Chili

Hearty, yummy and easy-peasy; this great chili is sure to please.


2. Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tacos

Portable foods are always a great option for summer. These tacos feature the sweet tang of pineapple.


3. Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork Fajitas

Nicely spiced with cumin, chili powder, Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky salsa and a smidge of BBQ sauce for sweetness, these pork fajitas will have you saying “Olé”!


4. Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Old El Paso taco seasoning mix, Progresso black beans and Green Giant SteamCrisp Mexicorn whole kernel corn with red and green peppers make this beef stew an utter delight.


5. Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

You heard me: BBQ ribs in your slow cooker. An awesome alternative for those nights that are too bug-ridden or too dang hot to bother with outside.


6. Slow Cooker Lasagna

I’m always amazed and astounded by human ingenuity, and would like to present this sterling example for your eyes. Make the most delicious of lasagnas with your slow cooker!


7. Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I personally can attest to the powerful and delectable spice of chipotle peppers bathed in adobo sauce. Now you’re playing with fuego!


8. Slow Cooker Cheesy Corn Dog Casserole

You could almost argue that this is a fancible take on a deconstructed corn dog – right before you demolish it with your face!


9. Slow Cooker Curried Squash Soup

We can both agree that curry is amazeballs, right? I mean, you’re a reasonable, intelligent and attractive person; you already know this. Cleverly employ the use of your slow cooker to make your new flavorful, most favorite soup ever.


10. Enchilada Soup

I freakin’ love enchilada soup. I would totally steal too many samples when it was available in the cafeteria at university. That’s how good it is; it makes an otherwise morally upright person take more than the allotted number of samples. Imagine the power you’ll wield when you make this!


11. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

If you love the that buffalo sauce heat and that cooling blue cheese tang, this chili recipe is right up your alley.


12. Slow Cooker Turtle Monkey Bread

After all of those succulent, savory options isn’t it nice to end with something sweet? You’ll be sure to impress with this treat!