Slow Cooker Recipes

By: Raelyn Haubensak and Taylor Schueth | Nutrition and Health Sciences Students

Slow cookers are a great way to prepare healthy meals without much time or effort. They are especially convenient for the college lifestyle because you can place ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and have a nutritious and delicious meal waiting for you when you get home. Even better, you don’t need a full kitchen to use a slow cooker, and they don’t create a big mess.

5-Ingredient Steak Fajitas
  • 1 pound of beef or chicken
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 20 oz. salsa
  • 1 packet of fajita seasoning

Slice beef or chicken into strips, place in slow cooker, and mix with all other ingredients. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Slow Cooker Chili
  • 1.5 pounds of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans of Ro-tel
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of each: cumin, ground mustard powder, dried basil leaves, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt

Add olive oil, ground meat, and chopped onions to frying pan. Brown the ground meat, drain excess juices, and place in slow cooker with all other ingredients. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Garnish with cheddar cheese if desired.


For more information contact: Pam Edwards, University Dining Services, [email protected], 402-472-9045