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Cheap Slow Cooker Recipes For Large Families

Slow cooker recipes are a lifesaver when it comes to feeding a large family on a budget. With minimal effort, these versatile kitchen appliances can turn affordable ingredients into delicious, hearty meals.

In this blog post, we will explore some wallet-friendly slow cooker recipes that are perfect for large families. These recipes save you money and offer convenience and the opportunity to spend more quality time with your loved ones.

Chili in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef
1 diced onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1 crushed tomato can (28 oz.)
1 can (15 ounces) washed and drained kidney beans
1 can (15 ounces) rinsed and drained black beans
1 can (15 oz.) drained corn
two tbsp chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe 2: Chicken and Vegetable Stew in the Slow Cooker
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced
4 peeled and sliced carrots
4 peeled and cubed potatoes 1 sliced onion
3 minced garlic cloves
4 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon thyme dried
1 teaspoon rosemary dried
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the chicken, carrots, potatoes, onion, and garlic in the slow cooker.
Combine the chicken broth, dried thyme, dry rosemary, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. To blend, stir everything together thoroughly.
Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high, until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are soft.
If necessary, adjust the seasoning.
Serve immediately, garnished with fresh parsley if preferred.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe 3 Ingredients:
4 pound roast pork shoulder
1 sliced onion
4 minced garlic cloves
1 quart BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon of chili powder
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Can I make these recipes ahead of time?
A1: Definitely! You can prepare these meals the night before or right before you start your day. Follow the directions up until step 3, then cover and chill the slow cooker. Put the slow cooker insert back into the heating base when you’re ready to cook and carry out the entire cooking time.

Do the leftovers freeze well?
A2: All three of the recipes may be frozen. Transfer the leftovers to freezer bags or airtight containers when they have cooled. The containers should be marked with dates and kept in the freezer for up to three months. When ready, reheat frozen food in the microwave or on the stovetop after it has thawed overnight in the refrigerator.

Can I alter the level of heat in these meals?
Without a doubt! Reduce the amount of cumin, chili powder, or other spices as required for milder tastes. Similarly, feel free to increase the heat in your favorite meals by adding extra spices or even spicy sauce.

Food preparation for a large household can be inexpensive and inexpensive. Following these affordable slow cooker recipes may feed your loved ones wonderful and satisfying dinners without going overboard.

These recipes range from hearty chili to hearty chicken and vegetable stew to succulent pulled pork, and they’re not only inexpensive but also simple to prepare.
You may save money by using your slow cooker.