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The Best Slow Cooker Recipes from Every State

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From sea to shining sea; these are the best slow cooker recipes submitted to us by Taste of Home fans in every state.

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From New York to California, Alaska to Florida—these recipes have been rated best-of-the-best. What’s more, each saucy, slow-cooked bite has been submitted by a real home cook like you. Here are the very best slow cooker recipes from around the country! Don’t have a slow cooker? This one is one of our favorites. In addition to these recipes, you can also try out these things you didn’t know you could make in a slow cooker.

Alabama: Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry Compote

Alabama: Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry CompoteTaste of Home

We love to eat turkey, and on hot summer days, here’s how we get our fix. For golden-brown turkey, broil for a few minutes before serving. —Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama

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Alaska: Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

Alaska: Slow Cooker Cheeseburger DipTaste of Home
This fun dip recipe uses ingredients I always have in the fridge, so it’s easy to throw together on short notice. —Cindi DeClue, Anchorage, Alaska. Check out more delicious burger recipes you should try ASAP.

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Arizona: Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

Arizona: Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti SauceTaste of Home

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet to hear a disagreement from anyone who has tried it! —Melissa Taylor, Higley, Arizona

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Arkansas: Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches

Arkansas: Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches Taste of Home
Since I prepare the beef for these robust sandwiches in the slow cooker, it’s easy to fix a meal for a hungry bunch. The savory homemade sauce assures I come home with no leftovers. —Debbi Smith, Crossett, Arkansas. Here are some scrumptious BBQ recipes for easy grilling.

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California: Korean Pulled Pork Tacos

Korean Pulled Pork TacosTaste of Home
I created this surprising pulled pork recipe to replicate our favorite food truck tacos at home. They’re a little sweet, a little spicy and totally delicious any time of year. —Julie Orr, Fullerton, California. Here are some more easy Mexican-style apps anyone can whip up.

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Colorado: Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Colorado: Slow Cooker BarbacoaTaste of Home

My husband adores this beef roast simmered in lime juice, chipotle, and cumin. He would eat it once a week if I would make it that often! We have it over rice with cilantro and a spritz of lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Denver, Colorado

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Connecticut: Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Salt-Skin Potatoes

Connecticut: Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Salt-Skin PotatoesTaste of Home
I love short ribs, and they are best prepared low and slow in a flavorful sauce. I also love salt potatoes, so combined the two with an Italian twist. My family was wowed! —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut. Check out more of the best potato recipes from every state.

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Delaware: Italian-Style Turkey with Polenta

Delaware: Italian-Style Turkey with PolentaTaste of Home
This recipe is very easy to prepare, and is made even easier when it simmers in a slow cooker. The turkey comes out tender and the veggies add a mix of color and heartiness. —Gilda Lester, Milsboro, Delaware. Plus, check out this lasagna recipe that’s being viewed by over 5,000 people a day.

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Florida: Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

Florida: Gulf Coast Jambalaya RiceTaste of Home
As the stew of the South, jambalaya is a definite staple. For ages, home cooks have been making their own tweaks on the traditional recipe. This rendition is my favorite. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida. Here’s how to fix the most common mistakes while cooking rice.

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