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Tasty Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter Evenings

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Introduction

As the cold winter months roll in, it's time to bring out the slow cooker and fill your home with delicious aromas. For those who are vegan or looking for healthy alternatives this winter season, there is a wide selection of tasty dishes that can be whipped up with minimal fuss! Whether you’re after classic comfort food or something more exotic, these flavorful vegan slow cooker recipes will tantalize your taste buds as they bubble away throughout the day. Read on to discover our favorites!


Vegan Slow Cooker Chili


This hearty chili is perfect for a winter evening. It's packed with beans, vegetables, and spices, and it's sure to please even the most die-hard carnivores. Best of all, it's easy to make in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients, except for the vegetable broth, to a slow cooker and stir until combined.
  2. Pour in the broth and stir again. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Serve with your favorite toppings.


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Vegan Slow Cooker Curried Lentils


These curried lentils are both flavorful and filling. They make a great main dish or side dish, and they're perfect for a winter meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir until combined. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Serve with rice or naan bread.

Vegan Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew


This sweet potato stew is a delicious and healthy option for a winter meal. It's packed with nutrients, and it's easy to make in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

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  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir until combined. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Serve with crusty bread for a filling meal.
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Vegan Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup


This black bean soup is a hearty and satisfying option for a winter meal. It's packed with protein and fiber, and it's easy to make in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir until combined. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as Greek yogurt, avocado, and cilantro.

Vegan Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup


This butternut squash soup is a creamy and delicious option for a winter meal. It's packed with vitamins and minerals, and it's easy to make in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir until combined. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Serve with crusty bread for a filling meal.


The benefits of using a slow cooker

Slow cookers are a kitchen tool that provides families with many benefits. Not only does it help save money by allowing you to use cheaper cuts of meat, but it also helps save time! Slow cookers allow you to prepare meals ahead of time and return home from work or any other commitment to a freshly cooked meal.

Furthermore, cooking in a slow cooker is healthier than utilizing other cooking methods as there is less fat used due to the low temperature setting, helping to retain more vitamins and minerals. Plus, the environment wins with slow cooking—as you don’t have to preheat your oven or stovetop, less energy is used overall. With all of these advantages wrapped into one convenient machine, it’s clear that slow cookers can be a great benefit for busy households.

Conclusion

The slow cooker is a great tool for making delicious and healthy vegan meals. From soups to stews, these five recipes are easy to make and full of flavor. With these recipes, you can be sure that your vegan meal will be both nutritious and flavorful!

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