This time of year, there's nothing better than coming home to a houseful of yummy smells emanating from the slow cooker, especially when you have a pack of kids clamoring to eat.
Since we've all probably had our share of chili, here's a dish that's more than likely not in your repertoire: brisket. It's one of the less tender cuts of beef that benefits from a long slow braise (or moist heat), making it a perfect candidate for the slow cooker.
Here, it's coupled with sweet potatoes, which contrast perfectly with the smoky chipotle chile and ancho chile powder used to season the beef. Sweet potatoes are also, of course, super nutritious, providing heaps of beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber and the phytochemical, lycopene.
—By Jill Melton, Editor