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Crockpot Freezer Meals

Crockpot Freezer Meals are great. I love being able to pull a meal out of the freezer, put it in the oven or crockpot and not have to slave in the kitchen all day on those busy days when you just don’t have time to cook…or don’t feel like cooking.

Busy Moms need quick, easy solutions for the every day things that we do.

If you haven’t read up on what this is all about, start at my Crockpot Freezer Cooking. Then come back and you can get going on the actual recipes.

This is the second in the Crockpot Freezer Meals series. This is the Hamburger series. When you’re cooking in bulk. It’s obviously easier to gather several of the same meat recipes and cook those at the same time. So that’s what I did with this series. I bulk cooked 4 lbs of hamburger and then split it up into each of these 4 recipes.

Freezer Bag Tips:

When prepping your Crockpot Freezer Meals, get your freezer bags out ahead of time. Write the Meal on the bag and instructions. After adding all ingredients, squeeze out as much air as you can, lay flat to freeze.

Cooking Tips:

You may have to adjust cooking times. I cooked all of the hamburger ahead of time so all that is needed is for the meals to thaw out and for the other ingredients to cook. That may not take the time stated. All slow cookers/crockpots are also different so just watch your meals and adjust accordingly. Sometimes you might also just need to add a bit of water to your slow cooker or crockpot to keep it from cooking dry.

Make sure to also check out my Bulk Cooking Tips.

Crockpot Freezer Meals Hamburger

Recipes in this Series:

BBQs
Taco Soup
Chinese Hamburger
Tater Tot Casserole

1. BBQs

Ingredients

1 lb hamburger (already cooked)
1 can chicken gumbo soup
1/4 C ketchup
1 T mustard
1 package buns

Directions

Add  all ingredients to bag (minus the buns). Mix to coat and freeze.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw slightly and add contents to crockpot.
Cook on low for 1-2 hours or until heated through.

2. Taco Soup

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef (cooked)
1 med. onion chopped
1 can corn drained
1 can back beans drained
1 can navy beans drained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 sm can diced green chiles
1 package taco seasoning

Toppings:
shredded cheese
Fritos
chopped green onions

Directions

Add all ingredients to bag and freeze.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw slightly and add contents to crock pot.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until done.
Serve with shredded cheese, chopped green onions and Fritos.

3. Chinese Hamburger

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef (cooked)
1 onion diced
2 ribs celery diced
1 can chicken noodle soup
1 can cream mushroom soup
12 oz can Chinese vegtables
1/4 – 1/2 t salt and pepper
1 green pepper diced
1 t soy sauce

Directions

Add ingredients to crockpot and mix. Freeze.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw slightly and add contents to crockpot.
Cook on high 3-4 hours or until done.
Serve over rice.

4. Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb hamburger (cooked)
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 cans green beans, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 C milk
32 oz bag frozen tater tots (do not add to bag)

Directions

Add all ingredients except tater tots to bag. Mix. Freeze.

Write on Freezer Bag

Line bottom of crock pot with tater tots.
Thaw slightly and add contents over tots.
Cook on high 3 hours or until done.

 

Hope you enjoyed the Crockpot Freezer Meals Hamburger Series. You can find the printer friendly version here with Shopping list.

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  1. I love the idea of having ready to make crock pot meals

  2. With the taco soup, do you use regular 14 1/2 oz cans of corn and beans?

    • Yes, sorry I didn’t specify. Just regular can sizes. Although you sure can go up and down depending on what your preference is. My family likes more corn, less beans so I certainly could add less beans if I wanted to. This is kind of one of those add in whatever you like soups. :)
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  3. I really need to take some time out of my chaotic life and do this. I wish we had a big, separate freezer – then I would definitely be more apt to do this for sure. I can’t wait to try the tator tot casserole.
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    • I don’t have a big separate freezer either. The beauty of this system is that the ziploc baggies lay flat so they take up so much less room. I cleared off just 1 1/2 shelves on my side by side freezer and that’s where I stored all of them. Even if you just do a set of 4 or 5 meals, you’re saving yourself so much time and/or money/calories eating out. Yet alone the stress of “what’s for dinner.” :) I’m looking forward to my next bulk cooking day. HA crazy!
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  4. I am definitely going to have to try the tater tot casserole – it sounds like a great all-in-one meal!

  5. Your tator tot recipe is similar to mine except I add a small bag of frozen mixed veggies not canned beans. =D I’ll definitely try this in the CP – I never thought to add the tots to the bottom of the casserole!

  6. Thank you for the shopping list to print! Such a time saver.
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  7. don’t the potatoes get all soggy in the tater tot casarole?

  8. how does the taco soup become soup if you don’t add any water or chicken broth?