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Affordable Slow Cooker Recipes to Make in Your Apartment by The Villages

The slow cooker is a tried and true kitchen appliance, allowing people to create delicious, one-dish dinners in a simple way. Even better is when the ingredients in these recipes do not cost a lot to begin with, making the slow cooker a very cost-effective method of cooking a large amount of food.

Here are some ideas for affordable and simple slow cooker recipes:

  • Corn chowder – Combine two cans of corn, three peeled and diced potatoes, one chopped onion, and two cups of low-sodium chicken broth in the slow cooker and cook on low for seven to nine hours. Puree half the batch in a blender to thicken it, then return it to the slow cooker and add two cups of 1-percent milk and a quarter cup of butter. Cook for one more hour. Serve in bowls, and garnish with chopped chives.

  • Pot roast – First put a dry rub of paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper on a three-to-five pound chuck roast. Then, put two tablespoons of water in the crock pot, followed by 1 pound of chopped carrots. Place the seasoned roast on top of the carrots, then top with half a packet of powdered onion soup mix. Layer one medium sliced onion on top, sprinkle with the remaining onion soup mix, then spoon one can of condensed cream of mushroom soup over everything. Cook on low for eight to ten hours.

  • Turkey chili – Brown one pound of ground turkey in a skillet then transfer to the slow cooker. Add two cans of chili beans, one can of tomato sauce, one package of onion soup mix, and one package of chili seasoning mix. Cook for one to two hours, or until hot.

Of course, any of these recipes can be modified to suit individual taste preferences. By experimenting with these recipes, you can create some truly delicious slow cooker meals in your PepperTree apartment by The Villages for a budget-friendly price.

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