Blenders and toaster ovens are great, but our favorite kitchen appliance has to be the slow cooker. A weeknight lifesaver, it’s the best way to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table without spending hours hunched over the stove. But it’s not just for beef stew, either—click through the slideshow below to see all the possibilities.

Black-Eyed Pea and Pork Chili

This unique chili is the perfect simple Sunday dinner recipe. With nutritious black-eyed peas and tasty lean pork tenderloin, your kids won't even realize they're eating their daily dose of veggies.

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What is your #1 favorite crock pot recipe? Share the love and let us know in the comment section below!

— Erin Lem