I posted this blog a while back. Since its Crock-Tober its time to share all the recipes I can with you. You can see the original posting of these recipes on TheGratefulPlate .org
"Making and preparing a dinner meal for your own family can be time consuming and taxing. The thought of feeding 15- 20 people can feel like an overwhelming event. I've found two recipes that make a crowd happily fed but its easy on the time budget as well.
These two dinner meals go in a crockpot and can cook while you're doing other things. Glance over the recipes now, you'll see the time to put them together doesn't take long."
Cilantro Lime Chicken
- 2 pounds skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup chopped bell pepper (or 1/2 bag of frozen peppers)
- ¼ cup of lime juice
- 1 – 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- I cup chopped onion (or ½ bag frozen chopped onion)
Everything goes in the crockpot and you cook it on low for 5-6 hours (or on high 2-3 hours).
This meal can also be made into a freezer meal for later. Combine everything in large Ziploc bag and toss to coat. When ready to cook, thaw overnight or just put straight into the crockpot frozen. If thawed, cook about 2 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low. If frozen, cook 3-4 hours on high, or 5-6 hours on low. Shred the chicken with two forks before serving.
Green Chili Pepper Stew
(This recipe came from Hall of Fame peep- Judie who modified the original recipe from the Green Chili Bible Cookbook)
- 2 pounds of beef stew meat
- 1 1/2 onions chopped (or a bag of frozen chopped onion)
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 - 28 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
- 3 4.5 ounce cans of diced green chilis
- 2 squares of beef bouillon
Place all the ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
This meal can also be made into a freezer meal for later. Combine everything in large Ziploc bag and toss to coat. When ready to cook, thaw overnight or just put straight into the crockpot frozen. If thawed, cook 7-8 hours on low. If frozen, cook 3-4 hours on high, and then 5-6 hours on low.
Happy Crock -tober,