What Are Some Easy Crock-Pot Dinner Recipes?

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Chicken and dumplings, sesame chicken, tamale pie and honey balsamic pork roast are all simple dinners to make in a slow cooker. Many soups also lend themselves well to preparation with a slow cooker.

To make honey balsamic pork roast, coat a slow cooker with non-stick spray. Sprinkle a 2- to 3-pound pork shoulder roast with salt and pepper on all sides, place the meat in the slow cooker and drizzle it with 1/4 cup honey. Whisk together 1 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Pour this over the meat and cook the mixture on low for 8 to 10 hours.

After the meat is done, pour the juices from the slow cooker into a saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk the mixture until it thickens and serve it as a sauce over the pork.