Meijer: 20 Slow Cooker Meals Under $100 Bucks

Buying food can be expensive. You want the delicious dinner ideas, but not the price tag. We all love shopping at Meijer and we have put together 20 easy meal ideas using your slow cooker for under $100 bucks. These meals are based on the every day price Meijer (so, when these items are on sale, you will pay even LESS out of pocket). Since it’s almost Fall, this is a great way to get dinner on the table without a lot of effort and time! I love using my slow cooker (well, Instant Pot)! Not only does it save me time, but I can still appear that I have it all together with dinner on the table despite my crazy schedule!

Here on the blog we share meal plans each week for Meijer! I’m super excited to share this NEW meal plan idea. These meal ideas will cover you for a whole month, and under $100 bucks too!!

Slow Cooker Meal Ideas. Get dinner on the table quickly with these easy dinner recipes. 20 Slow Cooker Meals under $100 Bucks!

Meijer: 20 Slow Cooker Meals Under $100 Bucks

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 You can find more Meijer Meal Planning ideas HERE . You can also print out my FREE Meal Planning printables that will help you plan and organize your meals each week! (this is always super helpful for me!!)

  • This is based off of a family of 4-5- so you will need to adjust it accordingly for a bigger or smaller family.

Making meals with food from Meijer saves you a lot of money, even when ingredients are not on sale.  Saving money is easy, and these meals are a snap!  Each meal averages about $5!

PSSST- if you have an Instant Pot, you can make these SAME recipes using the Instant Pot for the SAME price. I have them posted HERE.

Tricks for making these recipes fast and easy:

~ Brown the ground beef in one large batch when you purchase it, then separate into the appropriate number of bags and freeze.  When you make the recipe, the ingredient is all ready!

~ Buy meat in bigger packages, like the 4 lb frozen package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

~ Chop the veggies when you purchase them and freeze them in baggies for easy prep.

Equipment:

You will need a good (but decent priced) Slow Cooker. I prefer using an Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker Meal Ideas. Get dinner on the table quickly with these easy dinner recipes. 20 Slow Cooker Meals under $100 Bucks!

Meal 1: Goulash  $5.68

  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1 onion, diced (pantry)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (pantry)
  • 1 jar Meijer pasta sauce, any variety, plus ½ jar of water
  • 1 t oregano (pantry)
  • ½ t basil (pantry)
  • 1 box Meijer green box elbow macaroni, cooked for ½ the time on the box

Directions:  In a slow cooker, mix all of the ingredients.  Cover and set to low for 4-6 hours.  Serve with parmesan and bread, if desired.

Meal 2: Candied Kielbasa  $4.03

  • 1 pkg Eckrich sausage, cut into thin rounds
  • 1 20 oz Meijer chunk pineapple in juice
  • ½ C brown sugar (pantry)
  • ¼ C ketchup (pantry)
  • 1 onion, diced (pantry)
  • 1 clove garlic (pantry)
  • 2 C rice (pantry)
  • 4 C water (pantry)

Directions:  In a slow cooker, mix the sausage, pineapple with juice, brown sugar, ketchup, onion, and garlic.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  About 30 minutes before serving, place the rice and water in a large saucepan.  Cover and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed.  Serve the kielbasa over the rice.

Meal 3:  Chicken Taco Soup  $6.38

  • 1 lb boneless/skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen corn
  • 1 can Meijer pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes with chilies, drained
  • 1 pkt Meijer low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 32 oz box chicken stock (pantry)

Directions:  Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with bread if desired.

Meal 4:  Corn Chowder  $4.24

  • 1 8 oz package Meijer diced ham
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen corn
  • 5 potatoes, cubed (pantry)
  • 2 onions, chopped (pantry)
  • 3 stalks celery (pantry)
  • 1 C chicken stock (pantry)
  • 1 C whole milk (pantry)

Directions:  Place the ham, corn, potatoes, onions, celery, and chicken stock in a slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Before serving, add the milk and set to high for 10 minutes.

Meal 5:  Ground Beef Stew  $5.49

  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1 bag mixed vegetables
  • 1 can Meijer Naturals diced tomatoes including juice
  • ½ box Mejer green box orzo

Directions:  Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with bread, if desired.

Meal 6:  Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce  $4.50

  • 2 28 oz cans Meijer Naturals crushed tomatoes
  • 2 t oregano (pantry)
  • 2 t basil (pantry)
  • ½ t marjoram (pantry)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (pantry)
  • 1 box Meijer green box pasta, any variety

Directions:  Place the tomatoes and seasonings in a slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Prepare the pasta as directed on the package.  Serve with the sauce and parmesan cheese, if desired.

Meal 7: Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls  $5.51

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 onions, chopped (pantry)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped (pantry)
  • 3 lb green cabbage, chopped (pantry)
  • 1 14.5 oz can Meijer Naturals diced tomatoes including juice

Directions:  Layer the beef, onions, garlic, and cabbage in a slow cooker.  Cover with the tomatoes.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with parmesan if desired.

Meal 8:  Chicken & Dumplings  $4.58

  • 1 lb Meijer frozen boneless/skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 onion, chopped (pantry)
  • Salt & pepper (pantry)
  • 2 sage leaves (pantry)
  • 2 T cornstarch (pantry)
  • 2 C chicken stock (pantry)
  • 1 pkg Jiffy Buttermilk biscuit mix

Directions:  Place the chicken, veggies, onion, seasonings, and chicken stock in a slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Mix the cornstarch with some water to remove the clumps then add to the slow cooker and stir well.  Mix the biscuit mix as directed on the package.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the slow cooker, cover, and set to high for about 30 minutes, until the biscuits float and are cooked through.

Meal 9:  Sauerkraut Dogs with Fries  $6.41

  • 1 pkg Bar S hot dogs
  • 1 can Meijer sauerkraut
  • 1 pkg Meijer hotdog buns
  • 1 pkg Meijer frozen french fries

Directions:  Place the sauerkraut, juice included, in a slow cooker and top with the hot dogs.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Prepare the fries as directed on the package.  Serve the dogs in the buns topped with sauerkraut and any desired condiments.

Meal 10:  Beef Street Tacos  $4.68

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 red onion, diced (pantry)
  • 1 can Meijer black beans, drained
  • 1 t cumin (pantry)
  • ½ pkg Meijer flour soft taco tortillas, warmed

Directions:  Place the ground beef, onion, black beans, and cumin in the slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Serve in the tortillas.

Meal 11:  Spaghetti Casserole  $4.68

  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1 onion, chopped (pantry)
  • ½ lb Meijer green box spaghetti, broken into pieces
  • 1 jar Meijer pasta sauce, any variety
  • 1 t Italian seasoning (pantry)
  • ½ C water (pantry)

Directions:  Mix the beef, onion, sauce, and seasoning together and place half of the mixture in a slow cooker.  Top with the broken pasta and the remainder of the meat mixture.  Pour the water over the top, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with parmesan, if desired.

Meal 12:  Jambalaya  $4.87

  • 1 pkg Eckrich smoked sausage, cut into rounds
  • 1 lg onion, chopped (pantry)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (pantry)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (pantry)
  • 1 T creole seasoning (pantry)
  • 2 14.5 oz cans Hunt’s fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 32 oz pkg chicken stock (pantry)
  • 2 C rice (pantry)
  • 4 C water (pantry)

Directions:  Place the sausage, onion, celery, garlic, seasoning, and tomatoes in a slow cooker and stir.  Add the chicken stock, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  About 30 minutes before serving, add the rice and water to a saucepan.  Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.  In a large bowl, mix the rice and slow cooker mixture.  Let sit 5 minutes and serve.

Meal 13:  Garlic Chicken with Mashers  $4.50

  • 1 lb Meijer boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled (pantry)
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig (pantry)
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig (pantry)
  • Salt and pepper (pantry)
  • ½ C chicken stock (pantry)
  • 2.5 lb Meijer yellow potatoes, cubed

Directions:  Place the potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Top with chicken, the seasonings, and the chicken stock.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Remove the sprigs and chicken to a platter.  Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and mash with the garlic, adding butter and/or milk to get the desired consistency.  Serve with the chicken.

Meal 14:  Brunswick Stew  $4.99

  • 1 lb pork shoulder butt, cubed
  • 3 potatoes, chopped (pantry)
  • 1 14 oz can Meijer diced tomatoes
  • ½ bottle barbecue sauce (pantry)
  • 1 ½ C chicken stock (pantry)
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen lima beans

Directions:  Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for at least 10 hours.  Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

 

Meal 15:  Ham and Beans  $4.59

  • ½ lb Frick’s smoked pork jowl bacon, diced
  • 1 20 oz bag HamBeens 15 bean soup mix
  • 1 onion, diced (pantry)
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced (pantry)
  • 2 ribs celery, diced (pantry)
  • 2 carrots, diced (pantry)

Directions:  Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook overnight, at least 21 hours (9 pm to 6 pm the next night).  The beans will be tender and delicious!

Meal 16:  Chicken Noodle Soup  $3.50

  • 1 lb Meijer boneless/skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 2 carrots, diced (pantry)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (pantry)
  • 1 onion, diced (pantry)
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced (pantry)
  • 1 32 oz box Chicken stock (pantry)
  • 1 box Meijer green box small shell pasta

Directions:  Place the chicken, vegetables, and stock in a slow cooker.  Season with salt and pepper, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  About 1 hour before serving, add the pasta and turn to high.  Cover and let cook 45 minutes, or until pasta is tender.  Allow to sit a few minutes and serve.

Meal 17:  Black Bean Enchiladas  $4.59

  • 8 LaBanderita corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cans Meijer natural black beans, drained
  • ½ bag Meijer frozen corn
  • 1 16 oz Meijer Naturals Thick & Chunky salsa, any variety

Directions:  Mix the beans and corn.  Place on the tortillas and roll into an enchilada.  Place them all in the slow cooker and top with salsa.  Cover and set to low for 4-6 hours.  Serve with cheese, if desired.

Meal 18:  Honey Sesame Chicken  $5.00

  • 2 lbs Meijer boneless/skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 C honey (pantry)
  • ¼ C soy sauce (pantry)
  • 2 T olive oil (pantry)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (pantry)
  • 1 small onion, minced (pantry)
  • ¼ t red pepper flakes (pantry)
  • 3 T cold water (pantry)
  • 3 T cornstarch (pantry)
  • Sesame seeds (pantry)
  • 2 C rice (pantry)
  • 4 C water (pantry)

Directions:  Place the chicken in a slow cooker.  In a bowl, mix the honey, soy sauce, oil, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes.  Pour over the chicken, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  About 30 minutes before serving, add the rice and water to a saucepan, cover, and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed.  10 minutes before serving, mix the water and cornstarch, then mix into the chicken, stirring well.  Set heat to high for 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.  Serve over the rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 

Meal 19:  Tortellini Bake  $5.74

  • 1 bag Meijer frozen tortellini
  • 1 28 oz can Meijer Natural petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 t basil (pantry)
  • 1 t oregano (pantry)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (pantry)

Directions:  In a bowl, mix the tomatoes and spices.  Layer with the tortellini in a slow cooker.  Add ½ cup of water over the top, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with parmesan and bread, if desired.

Meal 20:  Beefy Mushroom Pasta  $4.99

  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked for half the time on the box
  • 1 can Meijer cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 canful of milk

Directions:  Mix the ingredients and add to a slow cooker.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.

These 20 easy, delicious meals will only cost you $98.95 at normal everyday low Meijer prices!  Plus they save you time and effort getting dinner on the table during the busy school year!

Slow Cooker Meal Ideas. Get dinner on the table quickly with these easy dinner recipes. 20 Slow Cooker Meals under $100 Bucks!

 

 

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