Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole

This was delicious, but also made more than I anticipated. I don't have a very big crock-pot so the full recipe would not fit. So I just cooked half of it, froze the other half, and there was still some left overs for Jake and I.

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash
1 lbs small red potatoess, sliced thin (about 4-5 small red potatoes),
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 lb ground beef browned and drained
1 can of diced tomatoes with liquid
1 cup canned corn
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole _
1. Place  all of the ingredients except the cheese in a 4- 6 quart crockpot and stir well.

2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8  hours. Uncover crock-pot and sprinkle shredded cheese over top and recover and let cook an additional 30 minutes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Crock-Pot Freezer Meal: Black Bean Taco Soup

Jake and I loved this soup. I bet you could cook it just fine in a pot too, and it would not take that long. I also split this recipe in half, but Jake and I finished it all and so if you want leftovers maybe just cook all of it.

Black Bean Taco Soup-
1 lb Ground Beef
1 Onion Chopped
Taco Seasoning
16oz Black Beans (rinsed)
16 oz Corn (I've used frozen or canned)
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
8 oz Tomato Sauce
4 oz Diced Green Chilis

Brown meat & onion (Don't have to cook it all the way through).  Let meat cool.  Mix all ingredients together in a bag.  Cook 2-3 hours low, 1-2 hours high.  Serve with chips, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Crock Pot Freezer Meal: Orange Chicken

This made the chicken really sweet, almost too sweet in my opinion. But if you are a fan of really sweet chicken, go for it! Next time I am going to try regular orange juice instead of frozen to see if it makes a difference.

Orange Chicken-
3-4 Chicken Breast
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 T Ketchup
6 oz frozen Orange Juice concentrate
4 T Brown Sugar

Cook on low 5-6 hours, high 2-3 hours.  Serve with rice