After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to slow down and simplify — and what could be easier than a slow-cooker dinner?
This comforting and warming recipe, adapted from the Tasty Yummies site, is a cinch to put together in a slow cooker. It is great for a winter dinner party — or for a cold night in — because most of the preparation can be done in advance. It also makes great leftovers and can be reheated the next day.
Note: If your sauce seems too thin or watery when it is done cooking, make a quick mix of 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 to 2 tablespoons water. Stir a tablespoon or two of the mixture into the crock pot, allowing it to simmer a little bit longer. This will thicken it right up.