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Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

It’s pretty cold in most of the country, and that means we’re dealing with the dreaded winter blues that only a bowl of hot comfort food can cure. Our favorite go-to meal this time of year is a classic beef stew made with hearty beef, mushrooms, carrots, onions and red wine – and you can’t make this delicious dinner any easier than with the convenience of a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Beef Stew
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds beef stew cubes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (14.5 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes, cut into pieces
1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
3/4 cup red wine
2 packets onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 small red potatoes
1 bag (16 oz.) carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
1 large onion, cut into eighths
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef. Toss to coat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add half of the beef. Cook until browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef.
Place browned beef in slow cooker crock. Stir in tomatoes, beef broth, wine, onion soup mix and basil until well blended.
Add potatoes, carrots, onion and mushrooms.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 12 hours until meat is tender.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning, place cookware in base. Cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We love the flavor combinations of classic meatloaf, but it can be a hassle to put together, especially on a weeknight. And despite how easy it seems, meatloaf tends to dry out when you bake it in the oven.  Believe it or not, the slow cooker is an ideal way to make meatloaf.

Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This cooking method locks in moisture so dry meatloaf will be a thing of the past. Prepare everything in advance, then place the entire crock in the fridge until morning. When you leave for the day, place the crock in the slow cooker, set the timer and come home later to a perfectly cooked meal.

Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef (90% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 cup crushed buttery crackers
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, eggs, cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Line the slow cooker crock with nonstick aluminum foil.
Shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place in foil-lined slow cooker crock.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread over top of meatloaf.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours. If using a slow cooker with a probe, cook until meatloaf reaches 160°F.
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Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

One of our most-viewed recipes is classic slow cooker pot roast, and we think we know why it’s so popular. After all, it only involves dumping a few simple ingredients into the slow cooker and walking away for 8 hours! So how can we achieve the same bang for our buck, but with a twist that makes pot roast special for the holidays?

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

To start, we simply add a few seasonal root vegetables like turnips and rutabaga. Then, we dress up the sauce with flavorful spices and succulent cranberries. Add a few sprigs of fresh herbs before placing on the table, and Voila! Dinner is served, and my, does it look tasty! This year, the holidays will be as easy as any weekday dinner, but with all the exceptional and thoughtful touches that make the season sparkle.

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 to 3 1/2-pound beef chuck roast
4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
2 small turnips, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 medium rutabaga, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 medium sweet onion, cut in eighths
1 can (14 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 envelope (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix
1 cup fresh cranberries
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Directions
In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Brown beef on both sides.
Meanwhile, place half of the carrots, turnips, rutabaga and onion in bottom of slow cooker crock.
Place beef on top of vegetables in crock. Arrange remaining vegetables around beef.
In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, soup mix, cranberries, cornstarch, cinnamon, thyme, pepper, allspice and cloves. Pour over beef and vegetables.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning beef, place cookware in slow cooker base, arrange veggies and beef, then continue with Step 4.
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Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

October is coming to a close, and thanks to daylight savings time, it will soon be dark when we get home from work. Tomorrow is Halloween, and our kids are anxiously awaiting the trick-or-treating extravaganza while parents give up feeding kids anything of nutritional value (for one evening).  

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Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall weather also brings more fall recipes: hearty dinners like stews, pot roasts and mashed potatoes. This recipe is a new twist on these classic comfort foods, featuring succulent short ribs and creamy polenta.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

For those who aren’t familiar, beef short ribs are large and have more meat than their pork counterpart, spare ribs. Short ribs are one of the most flavorful cuts of meat around, and hours of low and slow cooking make them extremely tender and juicy. Luckily, a slow cooker makes this braising method easy and hands-off.  

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

While adding coffee to the braising liquid may not seem intuitive, give it a try. You’ll be surprised at the nuance it brings to meaty short ribs, and the flavors will allow for a break from standard gravies and red wine sauces. Served over polenta, you’ll have a rich and satisfying meal with almost no effort. (But look at the photos and trust us, it looks like you labored over this meal all day.)

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Creamy polenta is the perfect accompaniment to this dish, as it acts a base for absorbing savory sauces and adds its own sweet and subtle corn flavor. Again, it’s similar to the classic mashed potato, easier to prepare and saves you from falling into a starchy rut. Look for instant polenta at your grocery store, as it’s specially designed to cook in just one minute, making it a quick and comforting part of any meal.

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Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Marinating the ribs ahead of time really adds flavor to the finished dish. Feel free to use that last cup of leftover coffee. Once the ribs marinate several hours or overnight, all you have to do is pour them into the slow cooker. The slow cooker does all the work, so it’s perfect for an impressive Sunday dinner for guests, but also easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Marinate, pour and cook – that’s it. When you come home from work your kitchen will have the most delicious aroma.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon dried thyme
5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
Polenta
Thyme leaves
Instructions
In a glass 13x9-inch baking dish, combine coffee, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic, jalapeño, bay leaves, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme. Add short ribs, turn to coat with marinade.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to marinate several hours or overnight.
Place short rib mixture in slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 ½ to 6 hours or LOW for 11 to 12 hours.
Let mixture cool and remove layer of fat off the top of mixture.
Reheat short ribs before serving.
Serve over polenta and garnish with fresh thyme.
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Fall is the perfect season for pot roast, so grab your slow cooker and buy a beef roast (or two). Try one of our 5 top slow cooker pot roast recipes for an effortless, hearty meal the whole family will love. Join the slow cooking community by sharing your favorites on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #slowcookermeals. We look forward to hearing from you!

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For the cook who is busy all day but wants a home-cooked dinner at night, a slow cooker is the answer. And with the Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker, technology takes a big leap forward from the outdated slow cookers found in yesterday’s kitchens.