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9 Slow-Cooker Meals Inspired by Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines is a busy cookbook author, TV host and mother to five children, so she has to be familiar with her slow cooker!

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Beef TipsTaste of Home

Beef Tips

Joanna’s Sunday Supper Beef Tips are quite famous among fans, and this recipe is similar. Plus, it couldn’t be simpler to make—only 25 minutes of prep.

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Apple Butter

Apple butter is a southern staple, and this Texas girl knows what’s good! She uses cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to spice up her spread. Pair with her famous biscuits for breakfast.

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Beef Bulgogi

Joanna’s Korean mother is responsible for her delicious beef bulgogi recipe. Jo says that the sweet-and-saucy entree is her kids’ favorite dish in the world! Learn more about Korean food.

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Street Tacos

Though Joanna’s recipe for street tacos uses the oven to prepare the chicken, it can easily be made in the slow cooker, too. Her other additions include corn, cotija cheese and pickled red onion for some zip.

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Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are perfect for the slow cooker, and Joanna includes all the breakfast staples in hers—sausage, hash browns and eggs. This should be plenty to feed a hungry family! Don’t miss our other recipes for hash brown casseroles.

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Tortilla Soup

The mom of five obviously knows that the trick to pleasing lots of picky palates is to have a variety of toppings available—and that’s just what she does with her mild and hearty tortilla soup.

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Peach Cobbler

The charismatic owner of Magnolia Table has a wonderfully straightforward recipe for peach cobbler that can certainly be made in the slow cooker. It’s hard to top a classic treat like this!

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Macaroni and Cheese

Joanna’s macaroni and cheese recipe is the richest of the rich, including six forms of dairy: cream, milk, processed cheese, Gruyere, white cheddar and butter all make an appearance. This recipe is similar, but skips the Gruyere. See more of Jo’s favorite foods.

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While this Texas gal’s recipe for chili could in no way be classified as Texan (it contains both tomatoes and beans), it would be hard to pass up a bowl or two, especially since Fritos are involved.

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.

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