By Donna H.
A slow cooker is usually used to prepare a large batch of a dish that caters to a group of people. But if you live alone, having plenty of leftovers is a problem you have to face. But who says that crockpots can only cook dishes ideal for groups? You can definitely use your crockpot to prepare a dish that is good for one or two people only.
Here are delicious slow cooker recipes for one you can enjoy at home:
Crockpot Chicken and Potato Combo
What you need:
- 1/4 kilogram chicken, sliced into chunks
- 1/4 kilogram potatoes, peeled and sliced into large chunks
- 2 strips bacon, chopped
- 2/3 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Additional cheese (for topping)
- Avocado (for topping)
- Salsa (for topping)
Place potatoes and bacon at the bottom of a slow cooker then season with garlic powder and black pepper. Add chicken to the pot then sprinkle with paprika. Pour chicken broth over chicken and potatoes and top with cheese. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. When ready, transfer to a serving plate and top with additional cheese, avocado and salsa if desired.
Slow Cooked Beefy Bean Chili
What you need:
- 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked and drained
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 3/4 cups black beans
- 1 3/4 cups kidney beans
- 1 3/4 cups petite diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese of your choice (for topping)
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons 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 crockpot. Season with cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Add chicken broth to the pot. Gently stir ingredients together. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Top with shredded cheese before serving.
Crockpot Apple-Cinnamon Pork
What you need:
- 1 1/2 kilogram boneless pork loin roast, browned
- 3 apples, cored and sliced with peel left on
- 3 onions, peeled
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Cut 1/2-inch slits across the top of the pork. Mix together 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a small bowl then rub mixture all over the pork loin, including inside the slits. Place a few apple slices and the apple cider in a crockpot. Place the pork on top of the apples then drizzle with honey. Place an apple slice inside each slit then scatter remaining apple and onion slices on top and around the meat. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Cover and cook for 6 hours on low.
Whether you’re cooking for 2 or for just yourself, these amazing slow cooker recipes for one will be just perfect!
Donna H. is a nutrition expert. Although not professionally, she has dedicated over a decade of her life researching and interviewing licensed nutritionists to gain the knowledge she has today – all for the love of healthy eating and dieting. She is an avid slow cooker and has contributed countless of recipes to countless popular websites.
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