12 Healthy, Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Freezer Meals. My slow cooker is my BFF.
I use it several times a week, every week. Whoever came up with the idea of make-ahead slow cooker freezer meals is a genius! It’s a total time saver. In just a few hours (including shopping time) you can put together enough meals for a few weeks. That’s a healthy, delicious dinner every night with enough for leftovers too! Choose recipes your family already enjoys and that adapt well to being frozen first. I plan out the meals/bags I want to make and head to the store with my list. Then when I get home, I chop all the onions (and cook them if my recipe calls for that), carrots, celery, etc.
Labeling is so, so important. 1. One bag frozen meatballs (homemade are great too!) Cook time: 3-4 hours on HIGH Serve with: cooked pasta, green salad, garlic bread Serves 4, can easily be doubled 2. Cook time: 4-5 hours on HIGH Serve with: cooked white or brown rice, steamed veggies Serves 6 3. Extra instructions: add 1 1/2 cups water to slow cooker Cook time: 8-10 hours on LOW. Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork. It came to me in a vision, this bizarre decision to cook a pork butt in Dr Pepper.
Then again, so did my decision to get a Basset Hound. First of all: pork butt. It isn’t a pork butt at all, but a pork shoulder. Second, it’s just a wonderful cut of meat. It cooks up moist and tender and results in so much meat, you can either feed a crowd or stretch the meat into at least two or three different meals for your fam damily. If you haven’t ever tried it, cook up a pork shoulder sometime soon. Here’s the pork shoulder. But as you can see, my local butcher calls it pork butt. Huh huh. I’m mature. Go ahead and unwrap it and I don’t care what they say—give it a rinse if you’re so inclined. I expect the USDA to egg my house tonight. Grab a big, fat onion. Peel off the outer layer… Then cut each half…in half. Separate the onion wedges and lay them in the bottom of a big pot.
Generously salt and pepper the pork, then lay it on top of the onions, fat side up. Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken. What is up with beer and me lately?
I can’t get enough of the stuff. If I’m telling the truth, I really enjoy cooking with beer much more than I like drinking it. I do like to drink it on occasion, but it’s not always my beverage of choice. However, when it comes to cooking with it? Best flavor. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken. Mama Loves Food!: Baked Potato Soup - Slow Cooker Style.
I've been looking for a baked potato soup recipe that didn't involve heavy cream for a while, and boy was I delighted when I found one... for the slow cooker!!!
This came out really super yummy and reminds me a lot of Houlihan's Baked Potato Soup, which is an all-time favorite for Hubs and me. Below is my version of Baked Potato Soup for the Slow Cooker! Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup Ingredients:5 pounds russet potatoes, washed but NOT peeled. Do you love slow cooker soup recipes? Then be sure to check out these other favorites! Crockpot Pork Posole Stew Recipe. This dish is kind of like Disneyland for both the OCD list makers who obsessively plan meals weeks ahead of time, and for those of us (eh-hem, I’m using the collective “us” so I don’t feel so alone) who somehow make their way to the grocery store before 1 p.m. to find a fresh, juicy Boston Butt ready to roast.
By the way, who came up with the name Boston Butt? I feel a little like Beavis whenever I say, “Boston Butt, hee-hee, hee-hee.” Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken.