Tag: crockpot meals

Here’s another great slow cooker recipe from my freezer meals arsenal. It froze fantastically and was just delicious out of the crockpot. The recipe is from this completely random cookbook called Crock Pot Cookbook: 440 Slow Cooker Recipes that I got on my Kindle for $.99. It was my first Kindle purchase, and it doesn’t even seem to exist on Amazon anymore. The directions are wacky and inconsistent, and it just feels like the kind of hodgepodge cookbook the local ladies’ auxilary would put together for a fundraiser (3 different recipes for Beef Stroganoff? Is that really necessary? No notes on number of servings?). But I credit it because it was the guide I used while first determining how long to cook different dishes in my slow cooker. And it really is a very straightforward, decently flavorful dish. But it’s also the kind of dinner that I love because it lends itself wildly to improvisation. You can season the meat however you like for a spicy dinner, a more Mediterranean dinner with pitas, etc.

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This was a recipe I kind of tweaked from a few different versions during my last freezer meals marathon. And it’s definitely one of the most successful. It was really easy to prep for the freezer, it thawed perfectly, and it was great in the slow cooker. A low-stress, delicious, not too heavy dinner.

I made 4 chops, which equals 2 dinners for us.


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless pork loin center-cut chops
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, in juice
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, or more to taste

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