3 slow-cooker recipes to try on the road

Food Network is known for whipping up delicious recipes on its various cooking shows and publications, and thanks to your slow cooker you can bring some of these expert recipes to your truck. These three recipes are all less than 500 calories per serving.

Slow-cooker Pork Tacos

Whip up this pork taco recipe before you head out for the day and about five hours later, you’ll have a delicious meal that could make everyone at the truck stop jealous. This meal takes about 25 minutes of prep time and yields eight servings. With cinnamon, bay leaves, honey, cider vinegar and more, these may just be the most flavorful pork tacos you’ve ever tried.

Slow-cooker Brisket Sandwiches

This recipe is one you’ll want to get started before you head out and it’ll be ready for you after about eight hours of cooking time. It preps in about 30 minutes and yields four servings. The great thing about this recipe is if you have leftover brisket, you can use it in tacos, quesadillas, on a pizza or in chili.

Slow-cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto

Toss this meal together during a quick break and it’ll be ready for dinner by the time you stop for the night. It only takes 10 minutes of prep time and cooks in about 3 hours. It yields four servings. This risotto recipe blends together the flavors of crimini mushrooms, finely chopped onions, pearl barley, fresh thyme and carrots in a low-sodium vegetable broth.