A lot of people are probably still looking at their Crock-Pots with a side-eye following that Superbowl episode of This Is Us. If anything, they’re focused more on the idea of causing an electrical fire, burning down their home, and dying from cardiac arrest than they are with slow-cooked chili.
But they shouldn't be. As Crock-Pot explained in a very thorough statement, the device isn’t at risk of killing you (a faulty smoke detector, though, might be). So, ahead, we had different food industry experts share their favorite slow-cooker recipes. Some require prep work, but, for the most part, the device does all the heavy lifting for you. And now that some time has passed since the episode showing (spoiler?) Jack’s death aired, hopefully, This Is Us fans can bring their Crock-Pots out of hiding.