While back-to-school is an exciting time for families, the schedule adjustments can be challenging. We all want to feed them something hot & hearty but, between homework and earlier bedtimes, time is shorter than ever.
That's where those never-fail, ready-in-a-snap recipes come in handy...don't forget the slow-cooker favorites too! Whether you can make it ahead, simmer it while you're away or whip it up in a flash, we're looking for the dinnertime recipes you turn to at this time of year.
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This recipe simmers all day while the kids are in school and it's easy to serve up between homework and bedtime! It appears in our cookbook, 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes.
Pepperoncini Italian Beef Roast
This recipe comes from Vickie's kitchen and takes just 5 ingredients. It's a good one to keep on hand for those mornings when you can toss dinner in the slow cooker and go. Even though it calls for peppers, the flavor is mild enough for the whole family!
4-lb. beef chuck roast
8-oz. jar pepperoncini peppers, drained and juice reserved
1 onion, sliced
2 1-oz. pkgs. au jus mix
8 to 10 hoagie rolls, split
Place roast in a slow cooker; pour reserved pepper juice over top. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours, until very tender. Remove roast and shred with 2 forks; stir back into liquid in slow cooker. Add peppers and onion. Blend au jus mix with a little of the liquid from slow cooker until dissolved. Pour over beef; add water if needed to cover roast. Cover and cook for an additional hour. Serve beef spooned onto rolls. Serves 8 to 10.
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