For delicious, make-ahead, summertime meals, nothing beats a slow cooker. It’s the only tool you’ll need to transform simple ingredients and lean cuts of meat into filling, flavorful dishes.
There’s no doubt about it: Your oven is an essential part of your kitchen, but in the summer, it can just make everything too hot. Heat doesn’t stand in the way of hunger, though, and when it is too hot to contemplate using your oven and too hot to even consider standing outside with a fiery grill, you need some kind of solution — and that answer can’t always be salad or cold soups. To keep everyone fed and happy without causing too much heat in the kitchen here are 17 recipes to make for dinner when summer strikes.
BBQ Pulled Pork
Big Juicy Burgers
Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter
Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread
Leek & Potato Soup
Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Vegan & Gluten-Free Ratatouille
Fudgy S’more Cake
Barbacoa Beef Tacos