50 Slow-Cooker Recipes to Feed a Family of Four for $20 or Less
A hearty and flavorful Mexican-inspired dish made with instructions posted on Allrecipes works in any season and is ready in just a few hours. Making eight servings requires $7 for vegetables and canned sauces, $1 for spices, $1 for tortillas, and $2 for chicken. The total cost: $11.
Tangy and mildly spicy chicken makes a quick and easy meal when made into sandwiches. Instructions posted on Allrecipes call for $4 of chicken, $5 of seasonings, and $4 of bread, making six portions for $13.
Dishes with eggs -- about 25 cents each -- are among the cheapest, most nutrition-rich ways to feed a family. A breakfast casserole from the blog Family Fresh Meals uses $6 of eggs, $3 of vegetables, $7 of cheese and meat, and $1 of seasonings to create eight hearty portions for $17.
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This low-country dish, a hearty way to start or end the day, is packed with flavorful meat and nutritious beans. A recipe from the blog Deep South Dish calls for $2 of beans, $2 of seasonings, $7 of pork, and $2 of rice. The $13 recipe yields five servings.