The slow cooker has saved so many of our lives. We’re eternally grateful to know that dinner is waiting for us, ready to eat, when we get home from work thanks to this magical gadget. But often days making a slow cooker dinner feels a lot more like a science experimentation — with a can of this and a can of that — than cooking. If you’re into eating fresh foods with seasonal ingredients, it can be hard to get excited about those kinds of recipes.
For you folks, we put together a listing of recipes the hell is super easy, but use a very limited quantity of packaged ingredients. These are the 30 from-scratch( but still simple) slow cooker meals you can get excited about.