Welcome back to my Freezer to Crockpot Cooking series! If you’re still hanging in with us and cooking alongside or are just showing up for the crockpot party we are entering the sandwich zone. These are 4 recipes that almost everyone will love that you can make ahead of time, stick on your freezer and then just dump in your crockpot the morning that you are ready to eat them!
This week, we are making sandwiches! These big, meaty sandwiches will fill even up a hungry hubby (mine is pickier than my kids). These recipes are great for after practice or anytime you don’t want a 4 course meal. Pair them with the slow cooker appetizer recipes that we made in week 2 for a ready-to-go football party!
This week, we will be making:
- Crockpot Philly Cheesesteaks
- Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches
- Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches
If you do not already have a crockpot or need a new slow cooker (or even a 2nd one – I actually have 4 of them!) this is a fantastic model, with plenty of room, you could even double these recipes and fit it in. It’s portable and super convenient for pot-lucks, showers, and other parties. If you want a smaller one, I have this one and love it as well!
Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start, when you sing you begin with do-re… oh sorry, lost in a Julie Andrews moment. But really, let’s get to shopping.
Shopping List for Freezer To Crockpot Cooking – Sandwiches Week
- 4-6 chicken breasts (one per sandwich)
- 3-4 lb beef roast
- 2 lb pork shoulder or loin
- 2 green bell peppers
- 1 onion
- 1 small can diced, or chunk pineapple
- Provolone Cheese Slices
- Swiss Cheese Slices
- Real Butter (don't use margarine – please – just don't!)
- Garlic cloves
Pantry Items – If you don’t have any of these on hand, add them to your shopping list
- Chicken Broth
- Beef Broth
- Brown Sugar
- Soy Sauce
- Ginger – ground, fresh, or paste
Be sure to come back on Friday for the complete instructions and to see how to put it all together!
Need more slow cooker recipes that are great for freezer cooking? See all of the other weeks in this series: