25 Springtime Slow Cooker Recipes
Springtime is the perfect time to enjoy the fresh flavors of the season. With these 25 slow cooker recipes, you can make delicious meals with minimal effort. From slow cooked soups and stews to hearty casseroles and desserts, these recipes are sure to please the whole family.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned and the onion is tender. Drain off any excess fat.
- Transfer the beef mixture to a slow cooker. Add the diced tomatoes, black beans, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Add the rice and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the rice is cooked through.
- Stir in the cheddar cheese and cilantro. Serve warm.
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Protein: 22g
- Fiber: 6g
- Sodium: 890mg
Additional Tips and Variations:
For a vegetarian version, omit the ground beef and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You can also add other vegetables such as bell peppers, corn, or zucchini.
These 25 springtime slow cooker recipes are sure to become family favorites. With minimal effort and maximum flavor, you can enjoy delicious meals all season long.