If you have a slow cooker, also known as a crockpot, you’ve got the best tool at your disposal for saving on delicious home cooked meals. They are easy to use, can be turned on before your leave for work and can cook inexpensive cuts of meat to perfection. It’s easy to find cheap crockpot meals you and your family will love.
But in case you don’t know where to start, we have some suggestions. Here are 3 delicious and cheap crockpot meals for when you are out of ideas.
Barbeque Pork Sandwiches
Among cheap crockpot meals, pork is a crucial staple. The cuts are inexpensive and when slow cooked are juicy, flavorful and tender. So for your next meal, take a 5-6-pound pork loin and put it inside the crockpot. Smother with barbeque sauce and let it cook for 6 hours or so. You’ll know it’s ready when the meat falls apart easily. Then, put it on a bun and serve with whatever fixings you like!
Pot roast is a great disk for your slow cooker. One way to prepare is to throw the pot roast with some cream of mushroom soup and dried soup mix (ideally onion flavored) into the crockpot. Let it cook for at least 6 hours and you’ll have the perfect pot roast for your family.
This one is as easy as it is delicious. All you need is two ingredients: chicken and Italian salad dressing. Combine the two in a crockpot, let it cook until tender and enjoy.
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