Here we are at the final installment of Eating Healthy on a Budget! This week it’s all about Cooking it Slow. Meaning, using your slow-cooker to make dinner! This is one of my all time favourite ways to cut costs on my grocery bill.
Not only does a slow-cooker take less electricity to heat then an oven, but since it cooks slowly using low heat, it’s perfect for tenderizing less expensive cuts of meat! Love that!
Another reason I love Cooking it Slow? It’s super easy (I can’t mess up!) and there’s no maintenance! Many times I make a recipe using some meat and a sauce. I put the meat in the bottom then cover it with an easy sauce that will make it taste delicious! Then I go about my business for the rest of the day knowing that dinner is basically making itself.
I’ve also noticed that I use less meat in a slow-cooker meal. The meat seems to go much farther then when I prepare it in the oven or stove top.
Below, you’ll find a bunch of our favourite slow-cooker recipes:
- A Year of Slowcooking - a entire blog full of slow-cooker recipes!
- BBQ Beef
- Meatballs (I usually make a sweet & sour sauce)
- Sesame Chicken
- BBQ Pork
- Beef Stew
There’s a selection of our favourites! I’m looking for a baked bean type of recipe for the slow-cooker, can someone help me out?
Do you use a slow-cooker? What are your favourite recipes?