When it comes to cooking on a budget, slow cooker recipes may be the answer to your prayers. You can turn a few simple ingredients into an extravagant, home-cooked meal that will have amazing flavor that can only be achieved by cooking something in the slow cooker all day. Slow cookers are also great for making cheap eats because inexpensive pieces of meat transform and tenderize while they cook.
The following four recipes were developed for AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com by Hope Comerford, the blogger behind A Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Adventures. These recipes for Italian Pot Roast, Raspberry Balsamic Pork Chops, Tomatillo Chicken Soup, and Cranberry Apple Crumble will help you stick to your budget while also allowing you to make some special meals for your family. These recipes will also help save your time, which almost as valuable as your money. These recipes can be prepared quickly and then left to cook for several hours in your slow cooker so that you can spend your time crossing other things off your to do list.
You only need four affordable ingredients to make Hope’s Italian Pot Roast. Simply season a beef chuck roast and cook it with chunks of sweet potatoes in beef stock or red wine. This flavorful roast is the perfect comfort food for fall.
Pork chops in the slow cooker are always a good bet, and these Raspberry Balsamic Pork Chops are no exception. Layers of pork chops are sprinkled with a tasty combination of seasonings. An impossibly easy glaze made from raspberry balsamic vinegar and water gets poured over the pork chops before they cook for several hours.
All you need to do to make this Tomatillo Chicken Soup is dump and stir! This cheap chicken soup is the perfect alternative to a boring chicken noodle soup. Tomatillos and jalapenos are responsible for giving this soup its great flavor and kick.
A good apple crumble is the hallmark of the fall season, and this Cranberry Apple Crumble will have you celebrating the autumnal chill in the air. The base of this slow cooker apple crumble is made from sliced apple, cranberries, lemon juice, cornstarch, and apple pie spice. A crunchy crumble made from oats, biscuit mix, and butter tops the juicy fruit for a perfectly balanced crumble.
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