Sunday, May 24, 2015

Crock Pot Freezer Meals

So one day at work I decided to use my lunch break to scour the internet and Pinterest for crock pot meals that sounded delicious and I came up with a list of 7 meals that I shopped for that night and made in about 2 hours!



I did not take pictures, but here is a list of the recipes if you're interested! I included instructions for if you plan to store them in the freezer like I did. I also included instructions to write on the bag -- this is a step you will want to complete BEFORE you put any food in the bag.

Honey Sesame Chicken
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Rice or lettuce wraps for serving
Directions:
  • Place ingredients in gallon freezer bag, toss to coat, and freeze.
Write on bag:
  1. Thaw
  2. Cool Low 4-5 hours
  3. Remove chicken and shred, return to sauce
  4. Serve over hot cooked rice or serve as lettuce wraps

Teriyaki Pork or Chicken
Ingredients:
  • 1 small bag of baby carrots
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 large can pineapple, undrained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pork loin medallions (or 2 chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • Rice or lettuce for serving
Instructions:
  • Add ingredients to freezer bag
  • Mix together ingredients
  • Freeze
Write on bag:
  1. Thaw
  2. Low 8 hours
  3. Can add up to 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce when ready to serve
  4. Serve over rice or lettuce
Beef Stew
Ingredients:
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean stew meat, 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 cups V-8 juice
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound carrots, cut
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional: Celery
  • Optional: 4 medium potatoes (to be added before you start the crock pot)
Directions:
  • Add ingredients to freezer bag, toss together, freeze.
Write on bag:
  1. Thaw
  2. High 6-7 hours or low 8-9 hours
  3. Optional: Add 4 medium potatoes, cubed
Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken
Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 up Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh or dried rosemary for serving
Directions:
  • Put everything in freezer bag
  • Mix together
Write on bag:
  1. Thaw
  2. Low 8 hours or high 4 hours
  3. Sprinkle with fresh or dried rosemary for serving

Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Ingredients:

  • 3 pound pork roast
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Buns for serving
Directions:
  • Combine ingredients in freezer bag and mix.
Write on bag;
  1. Thaw
  2. Cook High 6-7 hours or low 8-9 hours
  3. When done, remove pork and shred. Add back into pot. 
Ranch Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients:
  • 6 pork chops, 1/2 inch thick (I used only 3 pork chops)
  • 1 packet dry Ranch seasoning mix
  • 10 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
Directions:
  • Put ingredients in freezer bag and mix.
Write on bag:
  1. Thaw
  2. High 4 hours or low 6 hours
Mashed Potatoes Recipe:
  • 4 pounds of potatoes, cubed.
  • Boil until tender
  • Add 5 tbsp butter, 1 cup Parmesan, 6 cloves of roasted garlic, 1-1 1/2 cups milk, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp pepper
Swedish Meatballs
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 pounds frozen meatballs
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 can Golden Mushroom soup
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Egg noodles for serving
Instructions:
  • Mix soups, broth, gravy mix and water. Put in freezer bag.
  • Add meatballs
Write on bag:
  1. Thaw
  2. Low 6 hours
  3. Serve over egg noodles

2 comments:

  1. Were they good? Which ones would you make again? Is there anything you'd change?

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  2. Great question!

    I haven't made the Honey Sesame Chicken, Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken, Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches, or Ranch Pork Chops just yet.

    I loved the Teriyaki Pork! It was sweet and the pork fell apart. I bet chicken would be delicious as well. My husband and I ate it with rice.

    I made the Beef Stew when I had the stomach flu for my husband. I was on a liquid diet so I didn't get to eat any but it smelled amazing. That being said, my husband was not a huge fan.

    The Swedish Meatballs were absolutely delicious!! I definitely plan on making it again -- my husband and I loved taking the leftovers for lunch the next day.

    Hope that helps :)

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