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$10 Meal Challenge #5: Which is best, slow-cooker, wok, oven, grill or pot?

Yo can use ground sausage or Polish sausage links in this lentil stew.

You can use ground sausage or Polish sausage links in this lentil stew.

Before moving on to other topics this month, I’d like to share some ideas about the best appliance to cook budget-friendly meals. The best answer would be “it depends.” The Asian community would certainly prefer a wok because it is so versatile. Others would choose a frying pan over gas heat or casserole dish in an oven.  My preference would be to use the slow cooker, which is not commonly used in many parts of the world. So why would I want to use it? I like soup and  casseroles and these can be cooked easily in a slow cooker. I can set it and forget it. But there’s more to it than that. Continue reading