recipe of the week: 5 crockpot dishes in 5 hours

5 hours later ... I've successfully made 9 crockpot dinners.  I'm freezing them all so we can have some hearty homemade meals after baby comes.  Its an exhausting task so if you get together with a friend it might be a little bit more fun.  I've adapted all recipes from Melissa Fallis and Kalyn's Kitchen


{on the menu}
Vegetable Beef Soup
Teriyaki Chicken
Balsamic & Onion Pot Roast
Healthy BBQ Chicken LinkBeef Stew

{the grocery list} ***all items in red I bought at Costco in bulk.
Fresh Produce:
(3) Green Peppers
(1) Red Pepper
(1) Zucchini
(1) Red Onion
(1) Bag of Onions ***recipe calls for 8-10 but my husband hates onions so I bought 3 extra large ones instead
(1) Bag Potatoes (I bought Red) (You will need approx 14-16)
(1) Large Bag of Whole Carrots ***I used baby carrots because I already had a massive bag on hand.
(1) Bunch of Celery

 Meat:
4.5-5Ibs of Chicken Breast 
3-4Ibs of Beef Stew Meat
3Ib Chuck Roast
1-1.5Ibs of Ground Beef

 Other Groceries:
(2) 20oz cans of Chunk Pineapple
(2) 15 Oz Cans Tomato Sauce
(2) 6oz Cans Tomato Paste
(1) 28oz Can Diced Tomatoes
(1) pack of v8 low sodium juice ***I bought a bottle
(1) small box Tapioca
(2) Boxes Beef Broth ***I used bouillon cubes.  I just added the cube and a cup of water to the bag
Steak Rub
Paprika
Basil
Parsley
Thyme
Black Pepper & Salt
Worcestershire sauce
Terikyaki sauce
Sugar
Brown Sugar
Mustard
Garlic
 )1) bag egg noodles
(1) Bag Frozen Cut Green Beans (you will need 2 cups)
(1) box of gallon size freezer bags

{Part One}
Label all of your gallon size freezer bags with permanent marker.  I labeled date, name of recipe, and what other preparations are needed for day of cooking.  Its also good to label if any extra ingredients are needed on day of cooking (ie.  sour cream, noodles, rice, etc.)
Teriyaki Chicken (2 Bags)
Savory Vegetable Beef Soup (2 Bags)
Healthy BBQ Chicken (2 Bags)
Beef Stew (2 Bags)
Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast (1 Bag)

{Part Two}
Chop, Chop, CHOP!  Chop all your veggies.  So create an assembly line of veggies and bags.  Get your bags ready and opened.  Get out two large cutting boards and a good chopping knife.  I cut up one veggie at a time and then dispersed them in each bag as called at by recipe.

Take a break.  Eat lunch.  Sit down for a minute.

{Part Three}
The only meat that needs cooked is the ground beef.  So put the ground beef in a skillet with onion and garlic.  **I ran out of onion by this point so I only put garlic in with my ground beef.  Again, my husband hates onions so I don't use too many when I cook.  Drain.  Let meat cool.

Wash and trim chicken.  Cut each breast in half.  Trim fat from any other meat or trim into smaller pieces if you feel this is needed.

Add the rest of the ingredients, spices, juices, etc.

{Part Four}
Clean out your freezer!  This is a great time to wipe down those shelves.  Then close all bags tightly and remove any extra air.  I double bagged my freezer bags so they don't spill in all the shuffling I do in my freezer.  DONE!

Teriyaki Chicken (2 Bags)
Split a large bag of Baby Carrots between the 2 bags
Cut Red Onion into Large Chunks and split between the 2 bags
(1) 20oz can pineapple in each bag (undrained)
(2) Garlic Cloves chopped per bag
(2) Chicken Breasts in each bag
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce in each bag
*Add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to mixture. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Serve over Rice.

 Savory Vegetable Beef Soup (2 Bags)
Chop (1) Onion and Chop (2) Cloves of Garlic- Brown in Pan with the Ground Beef- once cool divide mixture between bags
(2) whole carrots chopped per bag
(2) celery stalks chopped per bag
(3) Red Potatoes chopped per bag
(1) can v8 split between bags
(1) 28oz can diced tomatoes SPLIT between bags
(1) cup frozen green beans in each bag
(1/2)TBSP Worcestershire per bag
(1/2) cup Beef Broth per bag
(1) TBSP Parsley per bag
(1) tsp Basil per bag
1/2 tsp Thyme per bag
(1/2) tsp salt per bag
(1/2) tsp pepper per bag
(1) TBSP Sugar per bag
*Place in Crockpot with 1.5 cups of water and 15 oz Beef Broth. Cook on LOW 8 Hours.
 Healthy BBQ Chicken (2 Bags)
(2) Green Peppers Cut into Slices split between 2 bags
(1) Red Pepper Cut into Slices-split between bags
(1) Zucchini Chopped and split between bags
(3) Onions Chopped and split between bags
(6) Red Potatoes Chopped and split between bags (you can also use Sweet Potatoes)
(4) Garlic Cloves Chopped & Split Between bags
(4) Chicken Breasts Split between bags (I cut each breast in half again)
(1/2) TBSP Quick Cooking Tapioca per bag
(1) 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce Split Between bags
(1) TBSP of Brown Sugar per bag
(1) TBSP Worcestershire per bag
(1) TBSP Mustard per Bag
 (1/4) tsp Salt per bag
Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Serve over Rice or Egg Noodles.

Beef Stew (2 Bags)
(1) Green Pepper Chopped split between bags
(1) Chopped Onion per bag
(2) Carrots Chopped per bag
(2) Chopped Garlic Cloves per bag
(3) Ibs Beef Stew Meat Split Between Bags
(1) 6oz can Tomato Paste per bag
(2) tsp Paprika per bag
(1/4) tsp Black Pepper per bag
*Cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW in a slow cooker. Add (1/2) Cup of Sour Cream about 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve over Egg Noodles.

Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast (1 Bag)
 (3) pound boneless chuck roast
(2) T steak rub (I used Szeged Steak Rub.)
black pepper to taste
(2) T olive oil (depends on your pan)
(1/4) cup water to deglaze pan
(2) large onions, peeled and thickly sliced
(1) cup beef stock, reduced to 1/2 cup
(1/2) cup balsamic vinegar
(1/2) cup tomato sauce **i used spaghetti sauce
*Cook for 6-8 hours on LO in a slow cooker.  Turn meat once or twice if you are home and able to do it.

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sixteen sunbuckles: recipe of the week: 5 crockpot dishes in 5 hours

Thursday, May 10, 2012

recipe of the week: 5 crockpot dishes in 5 hours

5 hours later ... I've successfully made 9 crockpot dinners.  I'm freezing them all so we can have some hearty homemade meals after baby comes.  Its an exhausting task so if you get together with a friend it might be a little bit more fun.  I've adapted all recipes from Melissa Fallis and Kalyn's Kitchen


{on the menu}
Vegetable Beef Soup
Teriyaki Chicken
Balsamic & Onion Pot Roast
Healthy BBQ Chicken LinkBeef Stew

{the grocery list} ***all items in red I bought at Costco in bulk.
Fresh Produce:
(3) Green Peppers
(1) Red Pepper
(1) Zucchini
(1) Red Onion
(1) Bag of Onions ***recipe calls for 8-10 but my husband hates onions so I bought 3 extra large ones instead
(1) Bag Potatoes (I bought Red) (You will need approx 14-16)
(1) Large Bag of Whole Carrots ***I used baby carrots because I already had a massive bag on hand.
(1) Bunch of Celery

 Meat:
4.5-5Ibs of Chicken Breast 
3-4Ibs of Beef Stew Meat
3Ib Chuck Roast
1-1.5Ibs of Ground Beef

 Other Groceries:
(2) 20oz cans of Chunk Pineapple
(2) 15 Oz Cans Tomato Sauce
(2) 6oz Cans Tomato Paste
(1) 28oz Can Diced Tomatoes
(1) pack of v8 low sodium juice ***I bought a bottle
(1) small box Tapioca
(2) Boxes Beef Broth ***I used bouillon cubes.  I just added the cube and a cup of water to the bag
Steak Rub
Paprika
Basil
Parsley
Thyme
Black Pepper & Salt
Worcestershire sauce
Terikyaki sauce
Sugar
Brown Sugar
Mustard
Garlic
 )1) bag egg noodles
(1) Bag Frozen Cut Green Beans (you will need 2 cups)
(1) box of gallon size freezer bags

{Part One}
Label all of your gallon size freezer bags with permanent marker.  I labeled date, name of recipe, and what other preparations are needed for day of cooking.  Its also good to label if any extra ingredients are needed on day of cooking (ie.  sour cream, noodles, rice, etc.)
Teriyaki Chicken (2 Bags)
Savory Vegetable Beef Soup (2 Bags)
Healthy BBQ Chicken (2 Bags)
Beef Stew (2 Bags)
Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast (1 Bag)

{Part Two}
Chop, Chop, CHOP!  Chop all your veggies.  So create an assembly line of veggies and bags.  Get your bags ready and opened.  Get out two large cutting boards and a good chopping knife.  I cut up one veggie at a time and then dispersed them in each bag as called at by recipe.

Take a break.  Eat lunch.  Sit down for a minute.

{Part Three}
The only meat that needs cooked is the ground beef.  So put the ground beef in a skillet with onion and garlic.  **I ran out of onion by this point so I only put garlic in with my ground beef.  Again, my husband hates onions so I don't use too many when I cook.  Drain.  Let meat cool.

Wash and trim chicken.  Cut each breast in half.  Trim fat from any other meat or trim into smaller pieces if you feel this is needed.

Add the rest of the ingredients, spices, juices, etc.

{Part Four}
Clean out your freezer!  This is a great time to wipe down those shelves.  Then close all bags tightly and remove any extra air.  I double bagged my freezer bags so they don't spill in all the shuffling I do in my freezer.  DONE!

Teriyaki Chicken (2 Bags)
Split a large bag of Baby Carrots between the 2 bags
Cut Red Onion into Large Chunks and split between the 2 bags
(1) 20oz can pineapple in each bag (undrained)
(2) Garlic Cloves chopped per bag
(2) Chicken Breasts in each bag
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce in each bag
*Add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to mixture. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Serve over Rice.

 Savory Vegetable Beef Soup (2 Bags)
Chop (1) Onion and Chop (2) Cloves of Garlic- Brown in Pan with the Ground Beef- once cool divide mixture between bags
(2) whole carrots chopped per bag
(2) celery stalks chopped per bag
(3) Red Potatoes chopped per bag
(1) can v8 split between bags
(1) 28oz can diced tomatoes SPLIT between bags
(1) cup frozen green beans in each bag
(1/2)TBSP Worcestershire per bag
(1/2) cup Beef Broth per bag
(1) TBSP Parsley per bag
(1) tsp Basil per bag
1/2 tsp Thyme per bag
(1/2) tsp salt per bag
(1/2) tsp pepper per bag
(1) TBSP Sugar per bag
*Place in Crockpot with 1.5 cups of water and 15 oz Beef Broth. Cook on LOW 8 Hours.
 Healthy BBQ Chicken (2 Bags)
(2) Green Peppers Cut into Slices split between 2 bags
(1) Red Pepper Cut into Slices-split between bags
(1) Zucchini Chopped and split between bags
(3) Onions Chopped and split between bags
(6) Red Potatoes Chopped and split between bags (you can also use Sweet Potatoes)
(4) Garlic Cloves Chopped & Split Between bags
(4) Chicken Breasts Split between bags (I cut each breast in half again)
(1/2) TBSP Quick Cooking Tapioca per bag
(1) 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce Split Between bags
(1) TBSP of Brown Sugar per bag
(1) TBSP Worcestershire per bag
(1) TBSP Mustard per Bag
 (1/4) tsp Salt per bag
Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Serve over Rice or Egg Noodles.

Beef Stew (2 Bags)
(1) Green Pepper Chopped split between bags
(1) Chopped Onion per bag
(2) Carrots Chopped per bag
(2) Chopped Garlic Cloves per bag
(3) Ibs Beef Stew Meat Split Between Bags
(1) 6oz can Tomato Paste per bag
(2) tsp Paprika per bag
(1/4) tsp Black Pepper per bag
*Cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW in a slow cooker. Add (1/2) Cup of Sour Cream about 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve over Egg Noodles.

Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast (1 Bag)
 (3) pound boneless chuck roast
(2) T steak rub (I used Szeged Steak Rub.)
black pepper to taste
(2) T olive oil (depends on your pan)
(1/4) cup water to deglaze pan
(2) large onions, peeled and thickly sliced
(1) cup beef stock, reduced to 1/2 cup
(1/2) cup balsamic vinegar
(1/2) cup tomato sauce **i used spaghetti sauce
*Cook for 6-8 hours on LO in a slow cooker.  Turn meat once or twice if you are home and able to do it.

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