Slow Cooker Money Saving Tips and Recipes for your Tailgate

Looking to save time and money on your next tailgate? These tips and recipes will have you cheering for the home team!


Healthy affordable food is important to all of us and using a slow cooker is a great way to save on your grocery budget. Crock Pots are also a must for tailgating and here is a list of successful slow cooker tips.

6 Money Saving Tailgating Tips

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Here are a few money saving tips for your next tailgate! Click the links below for more information.

  1. Buy meat in bulk.
  2. Change your cut (Chicken thighs for chicken breasts).
  3. Different stores, different prices.
  4. Plan your menu/meals.
  5. Freeze leftovers or make freezer packs to save time.
  6. Shop sales.

And as always when you are at a picnic or tailgate don’t forget about food safety!

Click here for some Food Handling and Preparation Tips and here for Meat Cooking Temperatures.

And now for the recipes!

14 Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect for your next party or tailgate

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From my Front Porch has this recipe for Tangy Crock Pot Smoked Sausage Bites.

Tangy Crock Pot Smoked Sausage Bites Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Bacon Brown Sugar Sausages from Recipes that Crock.


Slow Cooker Salty Party Mix from Alarm Clock Wars.


Warm White Bean Dip with Chicken and Green Chilies from Basilmomma.


Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip from Beyer Beware.


Soups & Stews:

Beef and Barley Stew from Katie Unscripted.


Crock Pot Pumpkin Chili from A Latte with Ott A.


Loaded Potato Soup from Alarm Clock Wars.



Tex-Mex Taco Joes From This Farm Families Life

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Crock Pot Chili Cheese Casserole from Recipes that Crock.



The Best Crock Pot Hot Chocolate from Recipes that Crock.


Slow Cooker Hot Caramel Apple Cider from Fencerow to Fencerow. 


Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte with RumChata from The Farmwife Drinks.



Mixed Berry Dump Cake from The Farmwife Cooks.


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