Serve some delicious, international food right in the crock pot. Think of all the dishes you won't have to wash!
Cost per serving: $2.21
Complete this meal with a delicious side salad: drizzle freshly sliced avocados with lime juice, a dash of salt and chopped cilantro if you have it.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker Enchilada Casserole
Cost per Serving: $2.72
Throw some lamb into this traditional Indian dish.
See recipe: Lamb Curry with Chickpeas
Cost per Serving: $3.53
Brown the chicken first in a skillet, then simmer in a slow cooker along with bell pepper, onion and tomato. Season with smoked paprika and serve over noodles for a one-dish dinner.
See recipe: Hungarian Chicken with Smoked Paprika
Cost per Serving: $2.24
Whip this up first thing in the morning, and your house will smell like Thai all day long.
See recipe: Thai Pork with Red Curry
Cost per serving: 39¢
At less than 50¢ per serving, this hearty dish will fill you up without emptying your wallet. Complete this meal by serving the beans the Tuscan way, with crusty bread and a green salad.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker Tuscan Beans
Cost per Serving: $2.85
Top the chicken with shredded cheese, and serve with beans, lettuce, tortillas, and additional salsa for an easy meal that involves less than 10 minutes of prep.
See recipe: Mexican Crock-Pot Chicken
Cost per serving: $2.40
Trim most of the fat from the beef before placing in the slow cooker. As the meat cooks, the water turns into a flavorful broth.
Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage
Cost per serving: $1.58
This savory recipe calls for short ribs, a low-cost cut of beef. Fresh ginger gives the dish a hint of spice; if you don’t use the entire ginger root, pop the rest in the freezer.
See recipe: Chinese Short Ribs
Cost per serving: $3.49
To make this dish more economical, use less beef (around 1 lb.) and add in peeled and cubed potatoes.
Recipe: Beef Stroganoff
Cost per serving: $1.10
Use chipotle peppers to flavor-up an inexpensive cut of meat for a tasty budget dinner. Roll the pork in corn tortillas or serve it on a plate alongside steamed rice.
See recipe: Pork Carnitas