I almost always have something going in a slower cooker when I entertain a crowd. Slow cooker main dishes can be made the day before; often dishes like chili and pulled pork taste better on day two anyway. A slow cooker keeps hot foods hot — and you don't have to worry about chafing dishes and the fuel that’s used with them.
This Super Bowl Sunday, if you’re hosting a party or taking a dish to a party, consider pulling out your slow cooker and making your life a little easier. Here are 10 slow cooker recipes that will please any Super Bowl crowd.
Chili, tacos and sandwiches are popular at Super Bowl parties. All of these can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator in the crock. They can be reheated in the slow cooker on game day.
- Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili: A simple chili that uses Sriracha to turn up the heat, if you want to.
- Slow Cooker Shredded Beef for Tacos: The slow cooker cooks the beef mixture and keeps it warm on the taco bar.
- Slow Cooker Vegan Chili: Not all chili has to include meat. Hearty beans make a satisfying chili, too.
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: A saucy, messy, yummy sandwich filling.
You gotta have something to scoop up with all those chips and veggies, right? These hot dips stay hot in a slow cooker.
- Slow Cooker Asiago Cheese Dip: An incredibly rich and creamy dip that includes mushrooms and green onions.
- Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip: Everyone loves spinach artichoke dip, and this makes a generous amount so no one goes without.
- Vegan Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip: Because everyone likes spinach artichoke dip, but not everyone likes dairy.
- Slow Cooker Corn and Jalapeno Dip: Cheeses and sour cream make this dip creamy, and bacon deepens its flavor.
- Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese: A simple dump and let it cook recipe (after you’ve cooked the macaroni), which uses only cheddar as the cheese so it’s sure to please kids.