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What are the best freezer crock pot recipes?

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Freezer crock pot recipes that have been tried and rated well by home cooks include Mexican Casserole, Beef Stroganoff and Orange Glazed Meatballs. One tasty, healthy option is Garden Vegetable Soup.

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One simple and highly rated crockpot recipe, featured in the cookbook "Freezer to Cookbook," is Mexican Casserole. The recipe calls for putting the following ingredients in a freezer bag:

1 pound of cooked ground beef

1 chopped onion

1 chopped green pepper

1 can of drained kidney beans

1 can of diced tomatoes (contents only)

1 can of tomato sauce

1/4-cup water

1 package of taco seasoning

1 tablespoon of chili powder

To prepare the casserole, put the contents of the freezer bag in the crock pot and cook on low for four to six hours. One hour before it's ready, the recipe calls for adding 3 ounces of instant rice. The casserole gets topped with 1 cup of cheddar cheese right before serving.

Beef Stroganoff, from the same book, is another recipe rated highly by home cooks on SidetrackedSarah.com. Orange Glazed Meatballs are slightly more complicated, in that the recipe calls for placing pre-prepared frozen meatballs in the slow cooker with fresh ingredients: 12 ounces of orange marmalade, 1/4-cup of orange juice, 1/4-cup of beef broth, half of a chopped jalapeño, chopped green onions, and salt and pepper to taste. The crock pot should be set to low for four to five hours.

The healthy Garden Vegetable Soup recipe calls for putting all the cook's favorite soup vegetables in a freezer bag with 1 pound of browned ground beef, pasta sauce and a can of beans. The contents of the bag get cooked on low for eight hours with four cups of chicken broth for liquid.

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