We’ve all found ourselves in the conundrum of having a super busy day, coming home, and realizing that we don’t have the time or energy to prepare dinner. That usually means we either splurge on too-expensive takeout, or we end up eating some sort of Franken-meal comprised of a handful of trail mix and a freezer-burned Hot Pocket served with a side of almost-black banana.
Thankfully, having a slow cooker solves this problem. You can add your ingredients in the morning before work and set them to low heat so they cook while you’re away (and no, your Crock-Pot probably won’t set your house on fire, but thanks This is Us for the new phobia). If you don’t have time in the morning, just throw your ingredients in as soon as you get home and let them cook on high for a few hours.
Even better? These three-ingredient slow cooker recipes require almost no thought to put together. Just dump into your slow cooker and start cooking, and you’ve got dinner on the table.