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November 28, 2015

Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

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Thanks to Connie for this recipe.

Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead when preparing them.  They need to be soaked overnight before proceeding with a recipe, or at the very least, quick soaked.   If you don’t have overnight, you can “quick soak” them.  Rinse and sort ½ pound of beans; place in pot and cover with 3-4 cups hot water.  Bring water to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour.  Drain soak water and rinse beans before proceeding with recipe.Continue reading

Easy Apricot Stuffed Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

Easy Crockpot Meatloaf

I love a good meatloaf it is a great way to stretch your buck. I decided there is a real need for stuffed meatloaves that are easy to make. I loved using Apricot inside of our meatloaf that savory sweet taste really is a winner. We all know I am a huge freezer to crockpot meal recipes fan. This is just another great recipe to add to your collection.

Ingredients for your Easy Crockpot Meatloaf:

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  • 1/2 Jar of Apricot jam or 9 oz
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Large Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Package Dry Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 2-3 Pounds Ground Beef
  • Foil to line the pot
  • Crockpot

Easy crockpot meatloaf instructions

Line your crockpot with foil or buy those awesome liners for an easy clean up

Then set it on low

Mix together the Eggs…Milk…Dry Crumbs…and Onion Soup Mix.

Then add meat and Onions and Peppers… mix all thoroughly

Then make in to a boat shape and fill it with the jam.

Then a attach the sides to the top. I always reserve a little of the jam to glaze the loaf 15 minutes prior to serving!

Cook for 6-8 hours

Visual instructions for easy stuffed meat loaf recipe

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Place two eggs in a bowl

mix eggs

Blend the eggs

add milk

Add the 3/4 cup of milk

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Add in your 3/4 cup of bread crumbs

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Pour in a package of the onion mix

mix them all together (1 of 1)

Mix together the Eggs…Milk…Dry Crumbs…and Onion Soup Mix.

peppers cut (1 of 1)

Chop your pepper

Then add meat to the onion, bread crumbs, and egg mixture

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knead this together

dice onions (1 of 1)

I chop my onion last even though I know how to avoid onions.. see our tips on how not to cry when cutting onions

mix second set together (1 of 1)

Then add Onions and Peppers… mix all thoroughly

meatloaf boat (1 of 1)

Then make the meat into  a boat shape and fill it with the jam.

add jam (1 of 1)

Place the Apricot jam in the meatloaf

wax paper (1 of 1)

Then wrap your meat loaf in the wax paper to place it in foil… you can just skip the wax paper and use foil. If you are going to cook this now… line your crockpot with the foil and build your boat in the crockpot and add the jam in there. I am going to freeze this so I wrap it in foil and then I place it in a freezer bag. I had to use two because of the size but that is fine. When you are ready thaw this and place it in your slow cooker for 6-8 hours.

You can glaze it with the Apricot Jelly 15 minutes prior to serving just paint it on while cooking… enjoy!

Then a attach the sides to the top. I always reserve a little of the jam to glaze the loaf 15 minutes prior to serving!

Easy Crockpot Meatloaf

 

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Try these other Easy Meatloaf Recipes:

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf
Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe

Easy Crockpot Meatloaf: Apricot Stuffed Crockpot Meatloaf
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Jar of Apricot jam or 9 oz
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Large Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • ¾ Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Package Dry Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 2-3 Pounds Ground Beef
  • Foil to line the pot
  • Crockpot
Instructions
  1. Line your crockpot with foil or buy those awesome liners for an easy clean up
  2. Then set it on low
  3. Mix together the Eggs...Milk...Dry Crumbs...and Onion Soup Mix.
  4. Then add meat and Onions and Peppers... mix all thoroughly
  5. Then make in to a boat shape and fill it with the jam.
  6. Then a attach the sides to the top. I always reserve a little of the jam to glaze the loaf 15 minutes prior to serving!
  7. Cook for 6-8 hours
 

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Olive garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

This is another great recipe in our freezer to crockpot recipe series.

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe Ingredients

1/2 pkg of precooked sausage 2 cups chopped frozen spinach
1 can chicken broth
2 cups cubed red potatoes
1/2 cup diced onion
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Olive garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe Directions:

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Prior to adding this into the crockpot thaw it overnight or empty the frozen version in the crockpot and place it on warm.

Place two cups of water in the crockpot prior to putting in the Zuppa Toscana Recipe in.  Then add the frozen spinach and 1 cup of heavy cream 30 minutes prior to serving.

Olive garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

I have never had this before and I was so amazed by how easy it is to make and how amazing it is to eat. I couldn’t believe how fast my children ate it. This a great recipe to freeze and it is a great recipe to make the morning of. I served this with a side of crusty bread. It was divine.

Olive garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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Check out more of my favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals

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I also have great list of Soups that Freeze Well including some crockpot ones. If you love soup I also shared my tips on How to Soup Swap.

Soups that Freeze Well

Topic: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

February 17, 2014

Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

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Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

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Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe? Yes you read that right, this meatballs recipe uses grape jelly and the result is a delicious, tangy and savory meal that you and your kids will surely love. And the best part for me is this is a crockpot freezer meals recipe, it’s very simple to make and very convenient for busy moms like me.

Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

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Isn’t this Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe, super easy to make?

You can serve it with rice or with pasta. It’s a nice twist to your usual meatballs recipe, try it too!

Check out more of my favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals

crockpot freezer meals

I also have great list of Soups that Freeze Well including some crockpot ones. If you love soup I also shared my tips on How to Soup Swap.

Soups that Freeze Well

Do you have favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals? Share it with us below!

Crockpot Freezer Meals: Chickadilla Soup

Crockpot Freezer Meals

Chickadilla Soup

crockpot freezer soup

I love freezer cooking! It saves me money, saves time and I get to feed my family some great tasting meals. And crockpot cooking is my favorite, I love how convenient it is to just put all ingredients in a pot, check it after few hours and you’re done. Crockpot Freezer Meals are definitely heaven sent for busy moms. Our family love soups, so when I made a list of Crockpot Freezer Meals to do, I make sure that there are several recipes for Soups that Freeze Well. Today I’m sharing with you a very tasty Chickadilla Soup or also called Chicken Tortilla Soup, you can enjoy and eat it as soup or serve it over rice, either way it’s delish!

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Crockpot Freezer Meals

 

Crockpot Freezer Meals: Chickadilla Soup

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Check out more of my favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals

crockpot freezer meals

I also have great list of Soups that Freeze Well including some crockpot ones. If you love soup I also shared my tips on How to Soup Swap.

Soups that Freeze Well

Do you have favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals? Share it with us below!