We don’t know about you, but we’ve been doing a ton of cooking during this quarantine situation. It’s helped to keep our mind off things, keep us busy and obviously keep us well fed. Recently, we’ve been doing a lot of slow cooking, so that we can cook a lot of things at once. (While our meat slow cooks, for example, we can use our oven to bake another batch of chocolate chip cookies…because there can never be too many chocolate chip cookies).

If you have an Instant Pot or a Crock-Pot, then you’re set. If you don’t, or if you aren’t in the market for another bulky kitchen gadget, might we suggest our very own 3-in-1 Thermal Bag, which you can actually use to slow cook food! (It can be squeezed into a nook in the closet, into a drawer or other small spaces because it’s pretty collapsible).

It’s called a 3-in-1 because it can also keep what’s inside it hot or cold. But we primarily use it to slow cook! Here are five recipes we are making in our Thermal Bag (that you can also use your Instant Pot or Crock-Pot to make) while we do our part to help flatten the curve by staying home!

Boston Baked Beans

1. Boston Baked Beans

One of the things we love celebrating here at Hungry Fan is unique, local flavors. We love that as we crisscross America, from tailgate to tailgate, we find different foods, rooted in local culture and flavor. When you think of Boston favorites, “chowdah” and “lahbstahs” both come to mind. But so too do baked beans! Beantown is famous for ’em and they’re an easy and flavorful recipe to slow cook!


Get The Recipe Here: Boston Baked Beans

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 J.A. Henckels International Stainless Steel Soup Ladle
👉 Goya Dried Cannellini Beans 

Chicken À La Coke

2. Chicken À La Coke

This takes us back to being kids, sitting on our grandparents’ patio, and chowing down on some Coke Chicken (as we called it) while we basked in the sunlight, having just watched The Sandlot for the thousandth time. It’s comfort food at its best and it certainly helps that it’s easy to make in large batches and most of its ingredients are in your pantry.


Get The Recipe Here: Chicken À La Coke

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 Customize your own box at Crowd Cow and save 5% on EVERY box when you subscribe!
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Farm Foods pasture-raised chicken thighs (if you’re just looking for thighs)

BBQ Pulled Pork

3. BBQ Pulled Pork

If you’ve ever tried to make pulled pork, you know it takes a while of your pork slow cooking before it’s pullable. But just the right amount of time in the slow cooker and it’s falling off the bone and basically pulling itself. Once it’s ready, you can eat it as is, on bread as a sandwich, or even put the pork on a tortilla for a southern riff on tacos al pastor! It doesn’t matter how you serve it, BBQ pulled pork is downright delicious!


Get The Recipe Here: BBQ Pulled Pork

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 Crowd Cow boneless pork butt roast
👉 Organic Heinz Ketchup

Cowboy Corn Soup

4. Cowboy Corn Soup

As spring temperatures rise, consuming hot soup might not be at the top of your list of things to do. But, if you’re anything like us, soup is an incredible comfort food and lord knows comfort food (and alcohol) has been single handedly getting us through this period of quarantine. And hot corn soup? One of our favs.


Get The Recipe Here: Cowboy Corn Soup

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 5.75 qt. Covered Soup Pot
(This is the pot we recommend using for soups that makes a great insert into our Thermal Bag)!
👉 Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
(If you’re going to cook with beef broth, you might as well get the added health benefits of the bone broth, which include a good amount of protein, too)!

Slow Cooked Chili

5. Slow Cooked Chili

Everything we said above for the Cowboy Corn Soup holds true for this chili. And this chili is inside-warming goodness down to the last spoonful. It’ll coat your insides like a warm, comforting blanket and ease you into delicious relaxation…and maybe a food coma too. But hey, what better time to get in some extra zzz’s?


Get The Recipe Here: Slow Cooked Chili

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 Crowd Cow premium ground beef 
👉 Original New Mexico Hatch Green Chile by Zia Green Chile Company 
👉 
Tuscanini tomato paste tube

Sweet Potato & Carnitas Breakfast Nachos

6. Sweet Potato & Carnitas Breakfast Nachos

If you’re a fan of breakfast anytime, then this is the recipe for you. It’s also great for a weekend brunch at home. And if you don’t have sweet potatoes, it’s all good! Just sub in some regular potatoes. The star of this dish is the carnitas anyway, which we find to always be the most delicious when they’re slow cooked.


Get The Recipe Here: Sweet Potato & Carnitas Breakfast Nachos

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas 
👉 Don Froylan Queso Oaxaca
(quality Oaxaca cheese) 
👉 
Perfectly thematic bowl set by Euro Ceramica

Beer Brat Potato Hash

7. Beer Brat Potato Hash

If you’re nostalgic for game day like we are, then this is the dish for you. That or maybe you just love tots. And who could blame you?! They’re awesome. Add in some tasty bratwurst slow cooked in beer and this recipe might just be the MVP of your quarantine cooking.


Get The Recipe Here: Beer Brat Potato Hash

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
👉 Kettle & Fire Beef Broth (for the same reason as we stated above) 
👉Crowd Cow fresh beef bratwurst links or Beer Bratwurst Box from Catskill Food Company
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 Make your own beer at home
with these
pilsner (and other varieties of beer) mini kegs

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