Slash your food bills with a versatile slow cooker and budget-friendly family meals.
You can buy a 1-pound bag of dried beans for less than $1.50 at most grocery stores.
- Soak beans in water overnight in your slow cooker.
- Drain, put beans back in the cooker and cover with fresh water; stir in salt and a few garlic cloves.
- Cover and cook on low for eight hours.
Try this slow-cooker recipe: White Bean and Sausage Stew (pictured)