9 No-Work Slow-Cooker Meals
Forget browning meat or sautéing vegetables—just put the ingredients in and walk away until you smell something delicious.
Photo: Karen Petersen
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The Perfect Pantry Chili
When Karen Petersen, who writes the blog 365 Days of Slow Cooking
, accepted a challenge from a friend to make a slow-cooker recipe using only products from the dollar store, she came up with this spicy chili. It's a budget-friendly ($4 for six servings) dish anyone can make anytime. Stock the ingredients in your pantry for days when a trip to the grocery store just isn't in the cards.
Get the recipe: Kickin' Dollar Store Chili