Freezer To Crockpot Cooking | Sandwiches Recipes and Instructions

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Welcome Back to Freezer to Crockpot Cooking – Sandwich Week! You have had a few days to get everything on the shopping list for the week, so now it is time to put everything together!

Make sure to check out  all of the other weeks in this series:

Don’t forget: the shopping list for this week was designed to make 4 meals. If you doubled or tripled the shopping list to make even more meals (or larger meals), you will need to adjust these instructions for the increased quantity of food that you are making

Step 1 – Prep Your Ingredients – Just a few steps of prep work for these sandwiches

  • Cut your 4 lb roast in half
  • Slice bell peppers into strips
  • Slice 1 onion into strips
  • Dice one onion

See? Easy Peasy.

Step 2 – Get Your Bags Ready!

Grab 4 gallon, and 1 quart freezer bag and a sharpie, lets write the cooking directions before we fill the bags for later- who can remember a month from now what you are supposed to do? I recommend that all but the chicken be thawed the night before in the refrigerator before cooking. Chicken cooks beautifully from a frozen state but I have more trouble with other meat and find it just tastes better thawed first.

Philly Cheesesteak

  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator
  • Spray crockpot with nonstick cooking spray
  • Pour contents of bag into crockpot
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours
  • Using a slotted spoon, drain meat, place on your favorite roll, top with a slice of Swiss or Provolone cheese. Place in toaster oven or under broiler for 2 minutes.
  • Additional Ingredients: Rolls

Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

  • Spray crockpot with nonstick cooking spray
  • Pour contents of bag into crockpot
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours *Note- If you cook chicken longer you can eat it as a shredded chicken sandwich as well, I like to eat the whole chicken breast*
  • Remove from crockpot and place on a hamburger bun (I love the Hawaiian Rolls brand for this)
  • Top with cheese if desired
  • Additional Items: Rolls

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Homemade Barbeque Sauce

  • Defrost in refrigerator overnight
  • Spray crockpot with nonstick cooking spray
  • Pour contents of bag into crockpot
  • Add ½ a beer, any kind, don’t need to be exact
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours
  • Drain liquid , remove fat
  • Return to crockpot
  • Add bag #2
  • Cook for an additional 30 minutes
  • Shred with 2 forks
  • Serve on hamburger buns
  • Additional Ingredients: Rolls

French Dip Sandwich

  • Defrost in refigerator overnight
  • Spray crockpot with nonstick spray
  • Pour contents of bag into crockpot
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours
  • Add 1-12 oz. beer
  • Cook for another 30 minutes
  • Shred meat with 2 forks
  • Serve on French or Kaiser rolls
  • Additional Items needed: Rolls

Step 3 – Fill Your Bags!

Ok now you know the drill.. let’s fill those bags for the freezer, but feel free to keep one out and toss it into your crockpot for dinner.

Philly Cheesesteak

  • 2 lbs. of roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 stick of butter (8 tbsp)
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
  • Green Pepper Strips
  • Onion Strips

Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup finely diced onions
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger

Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • Pork shoulder or loin
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup diced onions

In Quart Bag:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. onion powder or flakes
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

French Dip

  • 2 lb. roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

And that is it! You now have 4 bags for your freezer of easy sandwich meals that you can make in a pinch!

Need more slow cooker recipes that are great for freezer cooking? See all of the other weeks in this series:

What Is On Sale The Month of September

What is On Sale The Month of September

September is the transition from summer to back to school. You’ll find great deals on summer clearance and discounted school supplies. Labor day sales are great for finding last-minute deals on grills, gardening supplies, and other items just before the warm weather ends. There are also lots of great apparel deals throughout September. Look out for harvest season sales too, so you can get lots of great fruits and veggies for those last few cookouts of the season.

Here is what is on sale the month of September:

:: Grocery & Drugstore Deals in September

In-season produce: apples, artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, cucumber, kale, figs, garlic, horseradish, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, nectarines, potatoes, peaches, pears, plums, pumpkins, red onions, spinach, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes.

Harvest season sales: sweet corn, apples, pumpkins, berries, squash, peppers.

Labor Day Sales: steak, hamburger, hotdogs, buns, chips, sodas, cold salads, ice cream, beer, solo cups, paper plates, garbage bags.

Family health: Band-Aids, antiseptic, antibacterial hand gel, sunscreen, sunglasses, deodorant, travel size toiletries, bandages. Restock your bathroom and make sure that the kids are prepared for sports boo-boos, the locker room, and being outside in the sun even though it’s cooler outside.

:: Other September Sales

Back to School: pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, glue sticks, construction paper, colored pencils, watercolors, markers, white-out, cosmetics, clothes, shoes, backpacks.

Summer clearance: sunscreen, outdoor games, summer clothing, beach toys, lawn and garden supplies, bathing suits, summer apparel.

Harvest deals: food preparation tools- dehydrators, freezer bags, vacuum sealers, canning jars.

New cars: Dealerships are anxious to get rid of the current year’s models to make room for the next year’s vehicles. You can get a great deal on a car below sticker price in September. Make sure to do your research before hitting the lot to get the best deal possible.

Camping supplies: propane stoves, tents, tent stakes, lanterns, fishing tackle, fishing rods, hunting supplies, sleeping bags, camouflage clothing, insect repellent, backpacks.

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Easy Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe

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