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.

French Dip Sandwiches

Talk about getting your hands dirty—kids will love dunking their sandwiches in a super tasty beef jus. Plus, these French dip sandwiches are definitely a unique twist on your usual beef roast.

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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