For a chili that's sure to satisfy the meat-lovers in your family, try this recipe: It combines beef and bacon: http://www.bhg.com/recipes/chili/chili-recipes/?socsrc=bhgpin100314winterwoodschili&page=16
Casseroles can go in the slow cooker, too! The layers of beans, polenta, and cheese that form the base of this dish cook in the slow cooker. Add fresh spinach, radicchio, and tomatoes before serving for a nutrition boost.
Slow cooking-For your next lasagna, trade ground beef for lean ground turkey -- you'll be amazed at its comforting quality and you'll save on fat and calories. The healthful slow cooker recipe showcases classic Italian flavors like oregano, mozzarella, Parmesan, and a chunky tomato pasta sauce./