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10 Crockpot Freezer Meals under 10 Ingredients Each

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With Free Printable Recipe Cheat Sheet!

Crockpot Freezer Cooking is a new method of meal planning that is becoming quite a hit. Not only does it save time and money, but it takes very little planning and ensures quality home cooked meals every night.

While there are many recipes floating around, I decided to take some of my favorites and simplify them in order to save more time and money. Also, my easy-to-use printable recipe sheet cuts out the extra work of writing steps on freezer bags and keeps all the information in one convenient location!

So toss out your bulky cookbook stash, forget all your hectic meal planning schedules and check out these 10 recipes with under 10 ingredients each. Home cooking has never been simpler!

Divine Chicken

- 2 chicken breasts

- 2 carrots

- 2 c. broccoli

- 1 onion

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Add 1 cup cream of chicken soup and 1/2 cup milk. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve with rice if desired.

Teryaki Sauce

Teryaki Sauce

Sweet Teryaki Chicken

- 2 c. chopped chicken

- 1 carrot

- 1 onion

- 2 c. chopped pineapple or 1 can pineapple (20 oz, drained)

- 2 cloves garlic

- 1/2 c. Teryaki sauce

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into a crockpot (plus additional 1/4 c. Teryaki sauce) and cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over brown rice if desired.

Savory Chicken

- 2 chicken breasts

- 2 lg. tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz, drained)

- 1/2 c. chicken broth

- 2 cloves garlic

- 2 c. broccoli

To freeze: Add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve with rice or potatoes if desired.

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Pizza Pinto Beans

- 1/2 lb pintos, soaked

- 2 can tomatoes (14.5 oz each, drained)

- 1/2 onion

- 1/2 clove garlic

- 1/4 tsp. rosemary

- 1/2 green pepper

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over bread or English muffins and top with mozzarella cheese if desired.

Beef Stroganoff

- 1/2 lb hamburger

- 1-1/2 c. sour cream

- 4 Tbsp. flour

- 1 can mushrooms (4 oz, drained)

- 1 clove garlic

- 1 c. beef broth

- 2 Tbsp. tomato paste

To freeze: Brown hamburger. Mix together sour cream and flour then add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over egg noodles.

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Spanish Rice

- 1 lb hamburger

- 1 onion

- 1 green pepper

- 2 can tomatoes (14.5 oz, drained)

- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)

- 1 Tbsp. chili powder

- 2 tsp. Season salt

- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire

- 2 c. rice, uncooked

To freeze: Brown hamburger on the stove top first and drain excess fat. Chop vegetables then add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour all contents into crockpot plus 2 cups of water or broth. Cook low heat for 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Eat alone or on tortillas with sour cream if desired.

Sloppy Lentils

- 1 c. lentils, dry

- 1 onion

- 1 can tomatoes (14.5 oz, drained)

- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)

- 1 clove garlic

- 1/2 c. ketchup

- 1 tsp. mustard

- 1 Tbsp. chili powder

- 3 Tbsp. molasses/honey

- 1 Tbsp. vinegar

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot plus 2 cups water or broth.

To serve: Serve on buns or bread.

Lentil Goulash

- 1 onion

- 1 green pepper

- 1 zucchini

- 2 carrots

- 2 cloves garlic

- 1/4 lb. lentils

- 2 cans tomato paste (6 oz each)

- 1 Tbsp. paprika

- 1/2 tsp. black pepper

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to the freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot along with 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water or broth. Cook low heat for 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over macaroni topped with sour cream if desired.

Chili Powder

Chili Powder

Red Bean Chili

- 4 c. red beans, soaked

- 2 can tomatoes (14.5 oz each, drained)

- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)

- 2 onion

- 1 green pepper

- 2 clove garlic

- 2 Tbsp. chili powder

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over noodles or rice and top with cheddar cheese if desired.

Cilantro Lime Black Beans

- 2 c. black beans, soaked

- 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil

- 1 lime

- 1/2 c. cilantro

- 1/2 bag corn

- 2 clove garlic

- 1 tsp. cumin

- 1/2 onion

To freeze: Chop lime and vegetables and put in freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Remove cilantro and serve over brown rice, if desired.

Crockpot Recipe Printable

Crockpot Recipe Printable

Free Printable!

CLICK HERE to view this Recipe Sheet on Photobucket or

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Jennifer Soldner (author) on February 20, 2015:

Correct. :-)

Stephanie on November 16, 2014:

You do not cook chicken before putting it in the freezer bag, correct?

Jennifer Soldner (author) on February 28, 2014:

@kathy-j-owens-7: I am not sure what the issue may be. I have not heard from any one else who has had this problem. I encourage you to wait and try again later. If it still will not work, you can always attempt to print screen and see if that will allow you to print it clearly.

kathy-j-owens-7 on February 28, 2014:

This particular excerpt I wanted to print ( 10 crockpot freezer meals under 10 imgredients each...printed nothing but garbled garbage! What happened?

Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on January 18, 2014:

Oh, I'm Pinning this to my Favorite Recipes lens for future use and putting it on my Tastylicious Recipes tree on Pearltrees. I need some quick go-to recipes like this as a full-time working single who doesn't want to prepare multi-course meals for myself.

joanzueway on January 16, 2014:

Thank you for this wonderful lens

sha-ron on January 16, 2014:

Great recipes, although have to admit I love my pressure cooker as much quicker to prepare meals.

thatelfguy on November 14, 2013:

Your Cilantro Black Beans recipe is the one I'll try first =-) thanks for all the work you put into this!! =-)

Jennifer Soldner (author) on November 13, 2013:

@candi-powell-9: About 6 to 8 servings for each recipe. Thanks for commenting!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on November 13, 2013:

@QueenGallifreya: Uh-oh! I will work on adding an alternative method for printing the recipe sheet for you in hopes that might work better. Thanks!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on November 13, 2013:

@abenis: Oops! Add about 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water or broth (vegetable or chicken) when putting it in the crock pot. Thank you very much for pointing that out! I will update the recipe.

candi-powell-9 on November 13, 2013:

How many do these meals serve?

QueenGallifreya on November 12, 2013:

Ahh .. Not able to access the printable i'm afraid.. Quite gutted at that tbh .. Tried over a few days but keep getting "problem loading server" error :(

Will keep checking back incase the issue rectifies itself .. I hope so !!

abenis on November 10, 2013:

I'm curious about your lentil goulash recipe. There is no liquid, are you using canned lentls or dry?

Nico1 on November 08, 2013:

really good lens. hope you do more of them.

Jennifer Soldner (author) on October 28, 2013:

@SamuraiMarine: Thank you for clarifying! I'm glad you were still able to get a copy of it for your wife. I will look into alternatives for free printing. Thank you!

Samuel Wright from Bakersfield, Ca. on October 27, 2013:

If you are talking about the printable, it did ask me to set up a membership to download it. I printed it to a PDF file and then saved it and we are all good now. Gave it to my wife. Being a Stay at Home mom, she looks for simple recipes like this.

Thanks!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on October 21, 2013:

@amy42101: I'm not sure what may have happened, but I double checked and it is free. Several others have downloaded it without needing to pay. Perhaps try again? You may have to sign up for Scribd, but that is free as well. Let me know if you continue to have any problems.

amy42101 on October 20, 2013:

So sad the download is not actually free...

LluviaDeArte on October 13, 2013:

I love my crock pot- Thank you for pointing the way to these great resources and especially thank you for your great menu. Sweet Teriyaki Chicken is my favorite!

Tricia Meyer from Indianapolis on October 09, 2013:

I am going to make the Beef Stroganoff for sure!!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on September 20, 2013:

@anonymous: So sorry for missing that piece of information! You DO need to brown the hamburger first in order to drain it. Otherwise the recipe will be far too greasy. I hope this information reaches you in time and I will update the recipe above as well. Thank you for selecting it and I hope it goes over well at your exchange!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on September 20, 2013:

@TravelsWithAunt: Yup, it's that simple! Just toss all the ingredients in at once and then turn it on, unless otherwise specified in the recipe. Thanks for reading!

anonymous on September 20, 2013:

I wish I had looked at this better before right now. I chose to make the spanish rice for a recipe exchange. Do you brown the meat ahead? I am thinking you need to so you can drain the fat but then would it be over cooked later after 6 hours in the crock pot? Need to know ASAP if possible. I am making this recipe times 10!

TravelsWithAunt on September 15, 2013:

Thanks for the recipes and the printable sheet.

I imagine, not using my slow cooker that much - I need to use it more especially now it is nearly autumn, do we just chuck everything into together and turn it on?

Jennifer Soldner (author) on September 03, 2013:

@anonymous: Yes, the texture is certainly much different than when cooked on the stove top. My family doesn't mind the texture change so it is worth the convenience for us, but if you're not a fan, then I would recommend skipping that recipe. Thanks for commenting!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on September 03, 2013:

@anonymous: I've never tried it, but I'm sure it would be safe to consume as long as its cooked through. But expect it to be greasy. The main point of cooking the burger separately is to drain the excess grease. I would give it a shot anyway. Let us know what happens!

anonymous on September 02, 2013:

On the Spanish Rice recipe, have you noticed that the rice gets really gummy? I always have issues with rice or pasta dishes that are cooked in the crockpot.

anonymous on August 28, 2013:

I forgot to brown the ground beef in the Stroganoff recipe before freezing :( Can I still defrost & use this in crockpot?

alwaysapril on August 27, 2013:

I love the convenience of my crock pot!!! Love it!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on August 27, 2013:

@anonymous: The serving sizes of each are around 6. Sometimes my family of 2 adults and 3 children under age 5 can stretch a meal for two nights by adding more grains (rice, side bread, pasta, etc.), but overall each lasts us one meal. Hope this helps! Thanks for checking out the article!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on August 27, 2013:

@anonymous: Great question! I'll update the article accordingly but for now:

Pineapple = 20 oz, drained

Tomatoes = 14.5 oz, drained

Tomato paste = 6 oz

Mushrooms = 4 oz, drained

Thanks for commenting!

anonymous on August 26, 2013:

What is the serving size of these meals?

anonymous on August 25, 2013:

wondering about size of cans. also are they drained?

Jennifer Soldner (author) on August 24, 2013:

@anonymous: Yup, they are dried beans that are soaked per package instructions, but not yet cooked. You can also use canned beans to make it even more convenient. Thanks for the comment!

Jennifer Soldner (author) on August 24, 2013:

@ChefAirick: Thanks for checking them out! Hope you enjoy them!

anonymous on August 24, 2013:

These sound fantastic! With the beans, when it says 'soaked' does this mean they were dry beans that have been soaked but not cooked, or something else? I'm going to guess uncooked. I'm going to try some out this week!

ChefAirick on August 23, 2013:

Wow thanks! My girlfriend just got me a slow cooker...now I have a bunch of recipes. Thank you again.