10 Slow Cooker Recipes For When It's Too Hot To Cook

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Buying a slow cooker is one of the best decisions any home cook can make.

Not only will you save time and money, you will be cooking more because the recipes are so easy and require very minimal prep.

You'll be able to spend more time at the dining table and less in the kitchen, especially during the summer months when temperatures keep rising. When it gets too hot to turn on the oven, switch on the slow cooker and try one of these creative and scrumptious recipes we've rounded up for you.  

There's a recipe for every meal, from side dishes for your BBQ fare to main courses that you can make while you head for the beach.

1. Spicy Sausage and Cheese Dip

This cheese dip kicks it up a notch with the addition of spicy sausage, jalapeno and salsa. The recipe also calls for sour cream and a bit of milk to keep it smooth, creamy and easy to dip. Serve with chips, crackers or baked tortillas for a combo that'll keep everyone begging for more.

Get the recipe here.

2. Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups

Add a touch of summer to your taco night with these fiesta-worthy bite-sized honey lime chicken taco cups seasoned. The tangy mango guacamole topping not only adds an irresistible flavor, it also creates a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

Get the recipe here.

3. Garlic Ale Beef Sliders

What's a summer without sliders? Burgers are great but there's nothing like the bold taste of beer-infused garlic slow cooked beef topped with cheese. Serve it on a warm, toasted buns and you'll have a very happy crowd.

Get the recipe here.

4. Barbecue Crock Pot Chicken

For those days when you don't have the patience to stand over a stove or BBQ, opt for this juicy and tender pulled chicken sandwich. There's no special prep required so you can just throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker then kick-back and relax.

Get the recipe here.

Wait! There's more! Check out the next page for more summertime slow cooker recipes including dessert.

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