3 amazing slow cooker recipes for one

A slow cooker is typically used to prepare a large amount of a dish that is suitable for a group of people. But if you live alone, having a lot of leftovers is a problem you have to deal with. But who says slow cookers can only cook ideal meals for groups? You can certainly use your slow cooker to cook a dish that’s good for just one or two people.

Here are some delicious slow cooker recipes you can enjoy at home:

Crockpot Chicken and Potato Combo

What do you need:

  • 1/4 kilogram of chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 kilogram of potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 2/3 cup grated Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Extra cheese (for garnish)
  • Avocado (for garnish)
  • Salsa (to garnish)

Place the potatoes and bacon in the bottom of a slow cooker then season with powdered garlic and black pepper. Add the chicken to the pot then sprinkle with paprika. Pour the chicken broth over the chicken and potatoes and top with cheese. Cover and cook over low heat for 4 to 6 hours. When ready, transfer to a serving plate and top with additional cheese, avocado, and salsa if desired.

Slow Cooked Beef Bean Chili

What do you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram of ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cup black beans
  • 1 3/4 cup red beans
  • 1 3/4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese of your choice (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place cooked ground beef, garlic, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion and bell pepper in a slow cooker. Season with the cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Add the chicken broth to the pot. Gently mix the ingredients together. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Top with grated cheese before serving.

Apple-Cinnamon Pork Crockpot

What do you need:

  • 1 1/2 kilogram roast boneless pork loin, browned
  • 3 apples, seeded and sliced ​​with the zest left on
  • 3 onions, peeled
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Cut 1/2-inch slits from the top of the pork. Combine 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a small bowl then rub the mixture all over the pork loin, including the inside of the slits. Place a few apple slices and apple cider in a slow cooker. Place the pork on the apples then drizzle with honey. Place an apple slice inside each slit, then sprinkle the remaining apple and onion slices on top and around the meat. Sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon. Cover and cook for 6 hours over low heat.

Whether you’re cooking for 2 or for yourself, these amazing slow cooker recipes for one will be just perfect!

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