Fall is great time to break out your slow cooker and make it part of your regular kitchen rotation. I’m not going to give you recipes. There are toons of websites and Pinterest boards for that! I’ll just highlight some of the benefits you should keep in mind:
By definition, slow cookers cook slowly. That means they can turn even the toughest cuts of meat into tasty treats. And since those tougher cuts are usually less expensive, using your slow cooker can save you money. Searing meat before you toss it in the slow cooker really ups the flavor punch.
Slow cookers are also a great way to cook the root vegetables that are so plentiful at this time of year. The slow braising really enhances the flavor.
You can save some time since you can chop the vegetables while the meat is searing and then just toss everything in the pot, set it to start, and go on your way. You can even do several meals’ worth of prep all at once and stack the bags in the freezer. In the morning, empty in a bag, add the liquid, and be on your merry way.
It’s such a joy to get home from work and have dinner waiting!