Slow-cooker Recipes With Six Ingredients Or Fewer

1. Apple-brown sugar

This list includes some entrees and main courses, but let's begin with a side dish: apple-brown sugar-glazed carrots.

Apple-brown sugar

This recipe from Taste of Home calls for only six ingredients and is much simpler than it sounds.

2. Apple butter

We promise this is not just a list of 20 apple-centric recipes, but who could resist whipping up a quantity.

Apple butter

After peeling, coring, and slicing the apples, your slow cooker and blender will do the rest of the work to make this topping for toast.

3. Baby back ribs

These infant back ribs are so simple to prepare that a newborn could do it. 

Baby back ribs

You will need ribs, barbecue sauce, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper, as well as four hours on high or eight hours on low in a slow cooker.

4. Banana bread

This Supergolden Bakes recipe calls for three ingredients, but it actually calls for six, including one teaspoon of baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Banana bread

You could also add a seventh ingredient—chocolate morsels, almonds, or both!—but we won't force you to do so.

5. Pulled chicken

This one from Home Made Lovely is incredibly simple. 

Pulled chicken

The chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, and cola are cooked in a slow cooker for eight hours on low or four hours on high until the chicken is almost falling apart.

6. Sugar-glazed ham

This is not a simplified recipe, as quality ham requires only four ingredients.

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