Crockpot blog post! There is something about crockpots that gets ladies chatting. Which one do you have? Do you have more then one? What is your favorite crockpot recipe?
This week I am joining the ladies over at iHomeschool Network to talk about crockpots.
“Crockpot Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less”
Some weeks I have our meals planned and dinner happens regularly. Some weeks I forget that my family wants to eat every day.
So when it’s 8:30 am and I am walking out the door in 30 minutes to run errands, go to the doctors and co-op…I am going to walk in the door at 4:30 with nothing planned for dinner. Sometimes I only have 1 hour before the evening activities begin. What can I do?
I have 3 crockpot recipes with five ingredients or less. These recipes require just opening and dumping ingredients into the crockpot.
Crockpot Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less: Salsa Chicken
3 frozen chicken breasts
1 jar of black bean salsa
1/2 bag of frozen corn
1 can of black beans
1 can of diced tomatoes
Yes, I have defrosted my chicken just enough to get it out of the package. I run the bag under hot water in the sink.
Depending on what I have on hand, I add one or two of the optional ingredients to the salsa. Then I place the chicken on top and cook on low at least 6 hours. Then I shred the chicken and serve over rice or spinach. Tortilla chips and cheese are great toppings.
Crockpot Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less: Ham and Tater Tot Soup
1 bag of tater tots or shredded hash browns
1 box of chicken broth and then fill with water and add until the liquid level is even with food
1 bag of frozen peas or green beans
2 to 4 cups of diced ham or chicken
My family loves how the tater tots break down and make a thicker broth for this soup. When I made it this time I used sweet potato tater tots, it was a nice change for a favorite recipe.
Crockpot Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less: Spaghetti Sauce
1 large can of tomato sauce
1 small can of diced tomatoes
1 package of turkey burger
Sprinkle Italian seasoning on the top
1/2 bag of frozen peppers and onions
My husband and children can start the pasta and help get dinner on the table.
No, these recipes won’t win a gourmet contest, but they feed the family. They allow for us to gather around the table and enjoy a meal. They help us stay on our food budget and avoid eating take out.