With the rain moving into So-Cal for the next week, we’re looking for some warm comfort meals for this week. Translation: Crock Pot meals! Meals where you dump everything in a single pot, turn it on and eat in a few hours. These are great to prep and freeze weeks in advance for a busy weekday night or when your just lazy. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki
One of the best things about dump dinners is that they’re often freezer-friendly — meaning you can prep (or bulk prep!) in advance, pack away, then use whenever you’re ready. Find this make-ahead recipe along with others here.
4. Country-Style BBQ Ribs
7. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
The simple sauce — of garlic, honey, soy sauce, red pepper, and a bit of ketchup — makes all the difference. Get the recipe.
11. Crock Pot Black Bean Soup
This version builds flavor by quickly sautéing the onions and peppers in garlic before adding them to the slow cooker — but feel free to skip if you’re short on time. Get the recipe.
13. Slow Cooker Pot Roast
This requires a bit of pre-Crock Pot prep — like browning the meat and cooking the vegetables for a few minutes on the stovetop — but it’s worth it. Get the recipe.
16. Sunday Sauce
The rich, tomato-based sauce is super versatile — and can be used on everything from pasta to pizza to sandwiches. Get the recipe.
18. Cilantro Lime Chicken
AKA: A burrito bowl in a bag. Get this recipe and others here.
20. Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa
22. Slow Cooker Potato Corn Chowder
Downright hearty. Get the recipe.