Seriously, it seems like everything made in the crockpot comes out the same to me. I have become as picky as my children. So I have narrowed it down. Here is the list of my freezer meal favorites.
I’ll explain my method of crazy first. I stock up on whichever meat is on sale, then I do the meals for that. For example this time was chicken. I only bought a little bit of hamburger to have cooked up for tacos and taco soup, and hamburger patties. Honestly, lately chicken has been so much cheaper than beef we had chicken tacos and chicken taco soup. But typically this would be the recipes I would choose.
Teriyaki Chicken (we eat this with rice) recipe from Six Sisters Stuff. Here
Cilantro Lime chicken (we like this with tortillas) recipe from Six sisters Stuff. Here
Breakfast skillet – recipe Below
fajitas (with tortillas) recipe Below
Loaded baked potato soup – recipe Below
black bean burritos – This recipe is great, Brunch time Baker. Freeze them, then bake later.
Sweet and sour, pork or chicken (with rice) Recipe, Save at home mommy. Here
Tacos – meat and onions browned and prepped for taco night.
Hamburgers – made into patty’s for Burger night.
Breakfast Skillet by Becky
4 potatoes, baked till almost done then diced
1/2 lb of bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1 green or red pepper. chopped
salt and pepper
Eggs to add later (do not freeze eggs)
Put all ingredients in the bag. When your ready to eat it, throw it in the skillet and when its almost done add eggs if desired ( we use about 6, because there are 6 of us). Super quick, and frugal meal.
I use the fajita seasoning packet that I stock up on when they are on sale.
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
approx, 3 chicken breasts. (use beef if you got it, I actually use deer meet)
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
1 pound bacon, roughly chopped, 1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 medium sized carrots, chopped, 3 stalks diced celery, 5 large Russet potatoes, diced,1 can corn
Not in bag…. to be added later : 1/4 cup flour, 3 cups chicken stock (broth works fine too) 3 cups heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Slightly bake potatoes, then chop well, cook and drain fat off bacon as well
- Whisk flour into liquids right before cooking stir constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add ingredients from the freezer bag.
- Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture. Can also be put in crock pot on low. Mashing some of the potatoes near the end.
- Season and garnish as desired.
Here is Your grocery list
16 boneless skinless chicken breast, (I slice these in half to make them thinner, so they’re easier to cook and to stretch farther)
3 lb hamburger
1 lb bacon
3 green peppers
1 red pepper
a few carrots
a smal bunch of celery
2 cans corn
2 cans black beans
1 can pineapple
2 cans chicken stock
3 c. heavy cream
Tortillas for each of these, Burritos (I use burrito size for the cilantro lime chicken also), Fajitas (small), tacos (small),