Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
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Feel free to make this with a range of ground meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. This sounds really good, and I made this on 17 May 2018, delicious! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
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Feel free to make this with a range of ground meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. This sounds really good, and I made this on 17 May 2018, delicious! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground meat, 1/2 the onion, 1/2 the oregano, egg, garlic, carrot, and rice. Then get in there with your clean hands and mix this together. (I used 750 grams of pork (1 1/2 lbs) so I used 2 eggs.)
  2. Shape the mixture into 10 balls and place each in your slow cooker. (I used 750 grams of pork (1 1/2 lbs) so I made 12 good sized meatballs.)
  3. Wipe out the mixing bowl, then add the soup, Worcestershire sauce, remaining oregano, remaining onion, and the can of water or 1 1/4 cups of water if you made the shortcut. Mix well. (Big change here I used 3 cups of condensed soup.)
  4. Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Set the slow cooker to High setting and cook for 4 hours then switch to Low setting got 1 more hour. (Big change here I used 3 cups of condensed soup.)
  5. When ready, use a large spoon to scoop out the meatballs, this photo is with 3 meatballs and 2 scoops of gravy removed already.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice.
Recipe Notes

Thinking just ground pork or chicken, this is low cost per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Tomato Soup.

Variant: 1. If you go heavy on the meat, say, 750 grams (1 1/2 lbs) like I did, add another egg, touch more seasoning, and 3 cups of soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Crock Pot Chicken & Rice
Crock Pot Chicken & Rice
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This sounds absolutely delicious! Common ingredients, very little prep time, perfect. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Crock Pot Chicken & Rice
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This sounds absolutely delicious! Common ingredients, very little prep time, perfect. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Grease your slow cooker insert with butter, this makes the clean up a bit easier for you.
  2. Dice the chicken breasts into about 3/4 inch cubes.
  3. Add the rice, chicken, frozen vegetables into slow cooker.
  4. Mix together the soup, broth, half of the Cheddar cheese, and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Pour mixture into the slow cooker. Push down the rice so it is covered with liquid.
  6. Mix together the breadcrumbs and melted butter then mix in the remaining cheese. Spread mixture over the contents of the slow cooker.
  7. Cover the cooker and set to Low setting and cook for 5-6 hours, or High setting and cook for 3 to 4 hours. If using High setting, check the rice, it may require a bit longer to make it fully cooked.
  8. Serve and enjoy with a vegetable side of your choice for a nice meal.
Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts are low cost, just using the low end of the ingredients, the chicken is only 30 Baht, without doing any math, this is Low cost per serving for sure.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Seasoned Breadcrumbs.

Variant: 1. Use fresh cooked corn and fresh diced carrot.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and theΒ link to this recipe is here.
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Chicken & Rice Casserole
Chicken & Rice Casserole
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This sounds really good. I understand the word casserole puts off many people, but casseroles are great for quick preparation, and can many times be complete meals. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Chicken & Rice Casserole
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This sounds really good. I understand the word casserole puts off many people, but casseroles are great for quick preparation, and can many times be complete meals. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 C) and grease with butter a 9x13 baking dish, if you have an olive oil mister, you can certainly use that instead.
  2. Add the rice, onion, broth, and soup to the baking dish, stir to mix together, season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  3. Place the chicken on/in the rice mixture skin side up, brush chicken with melted butter and sprinkle with thyme and garlic and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes to brown up the chicken and ensure the rice is fully cooked.
  5. Sprinkle the top with chopped parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Variant: 1. Add fresh mushrooms, sliced, to the soup and rice mixture before adding the chicken.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chicken & Dressing II (Slow Cooker)
Chicken & Dressing II (Slow Cooker)
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Now depending on where you are from, you could call this Chicken & Stuffing πŸ˜‰ For those that would not like to heat up their kitchen this is the Slow Cooker version of this recipe. There is two very easy shortcuts you can make to reduce the use of processed items. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Chicken & Dressing II (Slow Cooker)
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Now depending on where you are from, you could call this Chicken & Stuffing πŸ˜‰ For those that would not like to heat up their kitchen this is the Slow Cooker version of this recipe. There is two very easy shortcuts you can make to reduce the use of processed items. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Mix together the soup and water and pour into your slow cooker. Lay the chicken breast in the cooker.
  2. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each chicken breast.
  3. Add the dry stuffing mix covering the entire pot.
  4. Cover and set the cooker to High setting and cook for 4 hours without removing the lid.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Not sure home many chicken breasts are in a kilo so I will price this when I buy 4 of them. If making the shortcuts, this is certainly Low cost.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Stove Top Stuffing.

Variants: 1. Add frozen peas, corn, or carrots to the soup mix. 2. Combination of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, or a combination of cream of chicken and cream of celery soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chicken & Dressing I
Chicken & Dressing I
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Now depending on where you are from, you could call this Chicken & Stuffing πŸ˜‰ This sounds really good, and there is two very easy shortcuts you can make to reduce the use of processed items. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Chicken & Dressing I
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Now depending on where you are from, you could call this Chicken & Stuffing πŸ˜‰ This sounds really good, and there is two very easy shortcuts you can make to reduce the use of processed items. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. Mix together the soup and water and pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Lay the chicken breast in the dish.
  3. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each chicken breast.
  4. Add the dry stuffing mix covering the entire dish.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 50 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Not sure home many chicken breasts are in a kilo so I will price this when I buy 4 of them. If making the shortcuts, this is certainly Low cost.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Stove Top Stuffing.

Variants: 1. Add frozen peas, corn, or carrots to the soup mix. 2. Combination of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, or a combination of cream of chicken and cream of celery soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

“I Don’t Care” Casserole
"I Don't Care" Casserole
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Have you ever been willing to cook for your family and asked what would you like? Normally if the response is "I don't care" then I cook something for myself and let the rest fend for themselves. This recipe seems like a good alternative and sounds tasty as well. Original recipe listed Velvetta cheese, which is basically plastic, I changed this up to use real cheese. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
"I Don't Care" Casserole
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Have you ever been willing to cook for your family and asked what would you like? Normally if the response is "I don't care" then I cook something for myself and let the rest fend for themselves. This recipe seems like a good alternative and sounds tasty as well. Original recipe listed Velvetta cheese, which is basically plastic, I changed this up to use real cheese. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F), get out a baking dish (I will verify the size when I make this).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients, pour into your baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is starting to brown.
  4. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes, serve to your ungrateful family πŸ˜‰
  5. Maybe next time when you ask, they will be more specific. Now if you ask what would you like for dinner and the family says "Kobe beef, Maine lobsters, and King crab" then fix this casserole, they will learn πŸ˜‰
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get ham again, right now I will say high cost and will calculate this after I gather the supplies.

Shortcut: Condensed Cheese Soup.

Variants: 1. Substitute ham for cooked and cubed chicken or turkey. 2. Omit the meat and just make a vegetable casserole.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II
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Sounds good. Several cooking methods used but ultimately this will be a baked casserole.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
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Sounds good. Several cooking methods used but ultimately this will be a baked casserole.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken & Broth
Remaining Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. To make the broth, add the chicken, onion, carrot, and celery to a large pot with the 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cook for about 20-30 minutes. Remove the pot from the burner and let it cool to room temp on its own, this will give good tender and juicy chicken.
  2. Once cooled, remove the chicken to a cutting board.
  3. Pour the liquid in the pot through a strainer, discard contents of the strainer, return the broth to the same pot. Now you have fresh homemade broth, wasn't that simple and easy?
  4. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Butter a 9x13 baking dish and set that aside.
  5. Bring the broth to a boil and add the pasta and cook until it is just tender. Remove the pot from the burner and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. While the pasta is sitting (it is soaking up flavor), go ahead and cut the chicken into bite size pieces, set aside.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, add the two soups, garlic and onion powders, and half the cheese. Mix together. Now you are ready to put this together.
  8. Drain the pasta. Place half the pasta in the baking dish and spread out to an even layer.
  9. Layer half the chicken on top.
  10. Spread half the soup mixture on the top.
  11. Repeat the layers then sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, serve with a salad for a nice meal.
Recipe Notes

Three good sized chicken breasts might, just might, cost 65 Baht. Without running the numbers, this is a Low Cost meal for sure.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Hash Brown Casserole
Hash Brown Casserole
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Sounds excellent. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Hash Brown Casserole
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Sounds excellent. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. If using homemade hash browns, go ahead and blanch them for about 3 minutes in a pot of boiling water, drain and squeeze dry.
  2. If using frozen hash browns, thaw and drain those.
  3. Heat your oven to 190 C. Get out a 9x13 baking dish,
  4. Saute the onion, bacon, and bell pepper in a large non stick skillet until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove to a bowl.
  5. In the baking dish, add the hash browns, soup, sour cream, and 1 cup of cheese, mix lightly. Add the bacon and onion mixture and stir that in. Spread out evenly. Top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, uncovered, or until heated through.
  7. Serve with some fried eggs and toast. Perfect for a breakfast or dinner, I always love breakfast for dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Hash Browns, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sour Cream.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Pork & Stuffing Casserole
Pork & Stuffing Casserole
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Sounds perfect, and two of the major ingredients can be made from shortcuts for cost savings, and in my opinion, better taste. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Pork & Stuffing Casserole
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Sounds perfect, and two of the major ingredients can be made from shortcuts for cost savings, and in my opinion, better taste. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Oil or butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Heat a splash of cooking oil in large non stick pan, season chops with salt and pepper as desired, browns chops on both sides, remove from pan and place in the baking dish.
  3. Prepare the boxed stuffing according to package or make from the shortcut. Spoon the stuffing over the chops.
  4. Mix together the milk and soup, pour over the top of the chops.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. You can bake longer for increased tenderness if desired, the chops will remain moist.
  6. Remove the foil for the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking to nicely brown the top of the casserole.
  7. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get 4 pork chops again, for now I will say Low cost.

Shortcuts: Stove Top Stuffing, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Classic Green Bean Casserole
Classic Green Bean Casserole
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Been a long time since I have enjoyed this side dish. I remember this dish from when I was just a wee boy growing up and was a common side dish. On my to cook list. This is a low cost dish as long beans are very inexpensive, and you can use shortcuts to make the soup and french fried onions. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Classic Green Bean Casserole
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Been a long time since I have enjoyed this side dish. I remember this dish from when I was just a wee boy growing up and was a common side dish. On my to cook list. This is a low cost dish as long beans are very inexpensive, and you can use shortcuts to make the soup and french fried onions. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Cut the long beans into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces, steam until cooked but crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes, drain.
  3. In a 8x8 inch glass baking dish, mix together the soup, milk, and cooked long beans. Place in the oven and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, then sprinkle the french fried onion over the top and continue baking for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve as a side with any main dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, French Fried Onions.

Adapted from an internet recipe.