5 Dollar Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Dinners–on a budget? I have some cheap dinner ideas for you! You can make these in your instant pot or slow cooker. These recipes will all be close to $5.00 depending on how and where you shop.
5 Dollar Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Dinners
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Black Beans–from dried beans to cooked and seasoned in less than 45 minutes (no soaking required!). These black beans will be a hit at your next Mexican dinner. You can also make these beans in the slow cooker.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese–basic mac and cheese that is creamy and comforting!
Homemade Slow Cooker Pork and Beans–Your childhood favorite pork n’ beans made at home in your slow cooker with dried beans and lots of crispy bacon and just a couple other pantry staples.
Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Lentils–easy lentil stew with onions, garlic, carrots and celery. It’s almost got a creamy consistency and is super comforting. Make it fast in your pressure cooker or simmer it all day in your slow cooker.
Instant Pot/Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Lime Chicken Tacos–This is the easiest and tastiest shredded chicken that you can serve in tacos (or other ways). The best part is that you can use frozen chicken and it takes about 2 minutes of prep time.
Instant Pot Yellow Baked Potatoes–use your Instant Pot to quickly make baked potatoes. Add some sour cream, diced tomatoes, maybe a little cubed ham or bacon crumbles and it’s dinner! You can also make baked potatoes in the slow cooker.
Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto–Creamy, no fuss and no stir risotto made in just a few minutes in your electric pressure cooker.
Slow Cooker Brown Rice Mushroom Risotto–A deliciously easy side dish that is very low maintenance (and low cost too!).
Slow Cooker Dave Ramsey Beans and Rice–if you’re trying to cut down on your grocery bill I have a nourishing and inexpensive slow cooker beans recipe. We start with dried pinto beans (cheap!) and cook them all day while you’re at work (earning money to pay off your debts). Add in some salt, cumin, garlic powder and tomato sauce and you have dinner (or lunch)!
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What Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker Do You Use?
I use a 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker.* I love this slow cooker. It cooks low and evenly. I love the medium heat choice because most slow cookers that I’ve seen only have the option of cooking on low or high. If you’re going to buy just one slow cooker, this is the one that I recommend.
I use a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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