02/21/2017 06:01 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2018

The Best St. Patrick's Day Crock Pot Recipes

All the joys of Irish food, with all the ease of a Crock Pot.

Saint Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite food holidays. Sure, it doesn’t generate the same excitement as Thanksgiving, but it gives us the excuse to make some of our favorite wintertime dishes right at the moment when it feels like the cold weather will never end. It’s the break we all desperately need.

Saint Patrick’s Day gives us the excuse to braise our meats in stout, to make big pots of beef stew, and to serve it all with the best mashed potatoes. Plus, don’t forget about the Irish soda bread and Guinness desserts. This year, St. Paddy’s Day feels even more exciting because we have a handful of slow cooker recipes that’ll help us celebrate this cold-weather holiday with ease.