Beef Stew

Many people live in a home where both parents work, the kids are busy and there is very little time to prepare a meal. Maybe others grew up in that sort of house, where no one had time to cook but supper still needed to be on the table.

And how many got off the school bus, walked in the house and smelled delicious aromas coming from the slow cooker? You opened the lid and looked inside, and even though you had no earthly idea what was cooking, it smelled fantastic.

Some things never go out of style, and the slow cooker is one of them. With harvest approaching, many families may turn to the Crock-Pot more than ever to provide a warm meal for those chilly nights.

Here are some recipes made for the slow cooker from the folks at the National Pork Board, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and American Lamb.

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Jeff DeYoung is livestock editor for Iowa Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today and Illinois Farmer Today.