Now this is my kinda topic! Let's share the recipes too though, eh?
I recently got a slow cooker and have been in a huge kick, trying out many recipes... here's some of my favorites so far:
Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork
A pork roast (whatever is cheapest, no need to get fancy... but feel free if you've got money to blow)
Some veggies (onions/carrots/potatoes)
A bit of water (just enough to keep things moist, like 1/3 of a cup at most, but depends on the size of your cooker)
Chop up your veg (no need to get fine, just chunk-ify it) and plunk them in the bottom of the slow-cooker.
Rest your roast on top of the veggies.
Add your water and let 'er rip.
Cook on Low for at least 8-10 hours for maximum tenderness.
Remove your roast and shred using 2 forks. I find a big bowl makes this really easy.
Add BBQ sauce to shredded pork and mix vigourously.
Serve either by itself or in a bun, with veggies or whatever side. Include a pint for maximum enjoyment.
Devo's Beef Stew
Been working on this one for a while and I think I've got a good thing going here... stole some ideas from other recipes. Keeps really well in the fridge for at least 3 days, would freeze well too.
Red Potatoes (i usually go for 3 fist-sized ones)
Onion (1 whole medium/yellow onion)
Celery (a few stalks)
Carrots (1 bunch)
1.5lb of stewing beef (might need more or less depending on cooker size)
1L of Veggie Juice (stuff like Mott's or V8)
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
A splash of vegetable oil (olive oil is fine)
Some water (optional)
Corn starch to thicken (optional)
Chop up veg (coarse, big chunks - but not too big, keep in mind these things have to cook through)
Add to slow cooker. Add beef.
Add vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and water (if needed, just to add more liquid if that's how you like it).
Cook on Low for 9-10 hours.
(Optional step to thicken) 20 minutes before serving, add corn starch, probably at most 2 tablespoons. Set Slow Cooker to High.
Serve. Dinner buns optional.
Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken
DELCIOUS. I love garlic. This has a lot of fatty stuff it in though, so if you're looking for nutrition... probably best to look elsewhere. If you're looking for a comfort-food type meal, dig in. The ketchup is the magic ingredient here. Also I use chicken thighs instead of breasts as I feel that thighs cook better. You can cook with chicken breasts just fine too, but they don't take nearly as long, so you would need to switch the cooker to Warm (or Off, or invest in a timered slow cooker like me) before too long otherwise they dry out.