Affordable Summer Slow Cooker Meals

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Posted on 05/27/2014

The grill may be the star of the summer, but your slow cooker can be a close second. Keep your kitchen cool and your evenings free by using your slow cooker to make these easy, affordable meals during the summer months.

Crock Pot Chili Dogs
Hot dogs sizzle in the summer, but have you ever thought of making them in the slow cooker? According to realmomkitchen.com you simply put ten hot dogs in the crock pot and cover with other affordable ingredients like canned chili, cheddar cheese soup and green chilies. Cook on low for at least four hours and your kid-friendly summer meal will be ready.


Peach Salsa Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes
As foodiewithfamily.com admits, this recipe for peach salsa pork roast is super easy and incredibly yummy. Grab a boneless pork roast, five small sweet potatoes and a jar of peach salsa. Toss it all in your slow cooker and by the end of the day you'll have a great meal waiting for you. Serve on a bed of rice.


Creamy Summer Vegetable Stew
Turn affordable summer veggies into a tasty stew with help from this recipe from Family Circle Magazine. You'll need to pick up zucchini, a can of chickpeas, baby carrots and a few other easy ingredients. Prep takes only ten minutes and after cooking on low for four hours your meal will be ready.


Crock Pot Lemon Chicken
Chicken is a year-round favorite, but add it with the summery flavor of lemon and you've got a winner. According to Crystalandcomp.com toss sliced onions in the crock pot. Top with garlic, chicken, Dijon mustard, chicken broth and lemon juice. Sprinkle with tarragon and you are good to go.


Fudgy S'more Cake
While not exactly a meal, what would summer be without S'mores? This recipe for Fudgy S'more Cake from Betty Crocker sounds incredibly yummy and doesn't require you to build a fire to enjoy this perfect summer sweet treat.


By Alison Storm


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