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CROCKPOT FREEZER COOKING SERIES PART 7

 

Welcome to Part 6 of my crockpot freezer cooking series!!!
You can find Part 1, Part 3 & Part 4 here:

Crockpot Freezer Cooking Part 4

Crockpot Freezer Cooking Part 5

I love preparing crockpot freezer meals on the weekend.  I have plenty of time to prepare everything and get ready for the week.  Having meals prepared prevents us from eating out as much and we always have a healthy, home cooked meal ready every night!

This weeks menu includes:

Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Beef Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Sour Cream Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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Chop and prepare all vegetables and set aside.    Label all bags with recipe title, date, additional ingredients, cook times, etc.

All meals will cook fine from frozen, but be sure not to add cold/frozen meals into a hot crockpot as it can crack. Many people have concerns about putting frozen food in the crockpot but I have never had an issue. It is my understanding that once the food reaches a certain temperature, it is fully cooked and safe. If you have concerns, just thaw in the fridge the night before.
Cook times will vary depending on your crockpot. It may take you a few tries before you get used to how long things take. In general 6-8 hours on low will do the trick. If all ingredients are pre-cooked, 3-4 hours will work. There are a lot of different crockpots out there. Mine is from the middle ages, has no temperature gauge, only low and high. I have burnt things many times:) It’s a learning process, but you will perfect it with practice. Now get crockin!

Beef Tacos

1 (4 pound) beef bottom round roast or other lean roast
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 large onion, diced
1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or to taste
1 cube beef bouillon

Directions
Trim the roast of any excess fat, and cut into four pieces. Rub with black pepper, and place into a slow cooker. Add the onions, green chiles, chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle peppers, and beef bouillon. Pour in enough water to cover 1/3 of the roast.
Cover, and cook on High until the meat begins to fall apart, about 8 hours. Add water if needed to keep the roast from drying out.
Turn the slow cooker to Low, and remove meat to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Shred the meat into bite-sized pieces using two forks. Return the meat to the slow cooker; cook about 20 minutes to reheat before serving.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Ingredients
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 onion, finely diced
2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces

Directions
Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Top with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream
Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
2 (14.5 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (1 ounce) package buttermilk ranch dressing mix

Directions
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.
Stir browned ground beef, tomatoes, kidney beans, pinto beans, corn, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix together in the crock of a slow cooker.
Cook on Low for at least 3 hours.

Slow Cooker Sour Cream Pork Chops

Ingredients
6 pork chops
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 large onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 cubes chicken bouillon
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

Directions
Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and then dredge in 1/2 cup flour. In a skillet over medium heat, lightly brown chops in a small amount of oil.
Place chops in slow cooker, and top with onion slices. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water and pour over chops. Cover, and cook on Low 7 to 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
After the chops have cooked, transfer chops to the oven to keep warm. Be careful, the chops are so tender they will fall apart. In a small bowl, blend 2 tablespoons flour with the sour cream; mix into meat juices. Turn slow cooker to High for 15 to 30 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve sauce over pork chops.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Ingredients
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes
1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound frozen cooked shrimp without tails

Directions
In a slow cooker, mix the chicken, sausage, tomatoes with juice, onion, green bell pepper, celery, and broth. Season with oregano, parsley, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and thyme.
Cover, and cook 7 to 8 hours on Low, or 3 to 4 hours on High. Stir in the shrimp during the last 30 minutes of cook time.

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  1. Am I missing the shopping list? It’s been a while since I’ve been to the site but ther used to be shopping lists.

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