Roasting tomatoes is a perfect use for over-ripe tomatoes that are too mushy to use any other way. You can use roasted tomatoes in a sandwich, in a pasta dish, or as here, in a home-made tomato soup. You can use smoked paprika in this soup, if you’d like. Tomatoes are a wonderful source of the anti-oxidant lycopene.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheesy Flatbread
Moroccan Lamb Tagine
Memories of Morocco + your slow cooker = the easiest tagine ever! Browning the lamb in a frying pan first adds extra layers of flavour that you wouldn’t get if you just put the meat raw in the slow cooker. Couscous is the traditional accompaniment.
Slow Cooker Coq au Vin
This classic French dish is perfect for the slow cooker. On your way out the door in the morning turn on the slow cooker and come home to a fabulous meal. Serve with pasta, rice or bread.
Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Chili
Saucy, long-simmering slow cooker food is ideal for fall, when the days get a bit cooler, the nights a bit longer and back-to school routines have you hopping. Delicious as is out of the slow cooker, or serve with shredded Cheddar, sour cream and/or sliced green onions, if desired.
Slow Cooker Lamb Tikka Masala
A classic Indian take-away dish you can easily make at home in a slow cooker. A lot of fat comes out of lamb as it cooks, so be sure to skim the fat before serving. Serve with an Indian pickle on the side.
Crockpot Coq Au Vin
A classic chicken and wine dish, simplified by use of a slow cooker. Chicken thighs are great in stews, as they don’t dry out and toughen like white meat can.
This brisket is wonderfully saucy, so be sure to serve with mashed potatoes or bread- something to soak up all the delicious sauce.