10 Easy Freezer-bag Recipes for the Slow Cooker

The following 10 recipes have been chosen for their simplicity; a great way to get started on freezer ahead meal planning.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Freeze in a bag:
3-lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
4 carrots, sliced (about 2 cups)
2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
You will also need:
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup uncooked egg noodles (about 4 oz)
Pour in chicken broth and 6 cups of water. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred chicken and add noodles. Continue to cook just long enough for the noodles to get soft (15-30 minutes depending on the setting).

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Beef Brisket

Freeze in a bag:
3-lbs beef brisket
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
*rub dry spices onto brisket before placing in the freezer bag.
Cook on low 8 hours. Cut across grain and drizzle with cooked sauce before serving.

Chicken, Beans and Rice

Freeze in a bag:
1 medium skinless boneless chicken breast (about 6 oz)
1 can black beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomato
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 cup brown or wild rice (uncooked)
1 cup water or chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste, or other seasonings if preferred
Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred chicken and return to slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

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