15 Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef With Lime Crema and Pinto Beans [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

It's no secret that slow-cooking can yield wonderful results with relatively minimal effort; just prepare the meat and let the flavors build for hours. And when you're done, you have something tender, succulent, and flexible for a variety of recipes.

Catch recipes for brisket, pork stew, and even apple butter in the list below, or you can see them all in the slideshow ยป

About the author: Ben Jay is an editorial intern at Serious Eats, photographer, carnivore, beer and whisky drinker, and music nerd. He uses brisket like Popeye uses spinach. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.