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Favorite slow cooker recipes?

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I'm looking to put together a collection of recipes for someone new to crockpot cooking. (I've gone over my dollar amount limit for the gift exchange and would otherwise just buy a book.) What are your favorite go-to recipes?

I'm looking for things that aren't really complex, don't require maintenance throughout, and don't use exotic ingredients (they live in a small town), but at the same time don't rely entirely on just dumping in lots of processed foods (although some of this is okay). I'd especially appreciate recipes for things beyond soups and stews, although if there is a huge crowd-pleaser in this category I'd like to know.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I love to cook, and thankfully I do have the time to prepare good meals; crock-pot or not. However, on the occasional day when I know I'm going to be super busy, here's my favorite.

    Chuck roast (3-4lb), you don't even have to sear it if short on time
    1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
    1 bottle beer.

    Put all 3 ingredients in crock pot, cook on slow 7-8 hr.

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    1. re: chloebell

      Thanks for the reply and the suggestion! This sounds easy and delicious.