On my Friday grocery shopping day I purchased 9lbs of pork loin from Costco. I got it for a great price, $1.69 a pound. I used the meat to make 3 crockpot meals for the freezer. Again, as I’ve said these meals are on the larger size as I am feeding 7 of us (5 adults & 2 teens). So if you are feeding less people than this the meals can be divided in half and you will end up with even more meals in your freezer.
On the day I was preparing the meals I began by cutting up the meat. This is what I started with..
And this is what I ended up with:
I had 9lbs of meat and used 3lbs for each freezer meal.
The first recipe I made was Island Pork.
Crockpot Island Pork for the Freezer (makes 2 meals)
6lbs pork roast cut into bite size pieces
2 oranges, peeled and cut into pieces
2 cans (14oz) crushed pineapple
4T soy sauce
1 t ground cloves
½ t pepper
Divide ingredients between 2 1-gallon size zip lock bag. Seal bag. Squish the ingredients together and freeze. On cooking day, dump contents of bag into crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over brown rice.
We had this on Monday night for dinner. It was very good! I ended up adding a bit more soy sauce, but other than that it was very good and look forward to serving it again. The whole family gave it 2 thumbs up. This recipe makes 2 meals. The ingredients are divided between 2 gallon size zip lock bags.
I began by peeling the oranges and cutting them up. I used pint jars of my zucchini pineapple that I canned last summer in place of the crushed pineapple the recipe calls for. I gathered my ingredients together..
I put 3lbs of meat into each of my gallon size zip lock bags. I then added the orange and pineapple to each bag..
Then added the spices, cornstarch and water..
Sealed the bag and squished all the ingredients to mix them well and freeze.
The second meal I made was Crockpot Teriyaki Pork. This recipe made 1 meal.
Crockpot Teriyaki Pork for the Freezer
3lbs cut up pork tenderloin
1 onion, sliced
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup sucanat or brown sugar
1t minced garlic
½ t ginger powder
Put all ingredients in a large zip lock bag. Seal the bag and squish around to mix it up. Freeze. On cooking day dump contents into crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is cooked and tender. Serve over brown rice.
I gathered all my ingredients together..
Put the ingredients into a gallon size zip lock bag..
Sealed the bag and squished around the ingredients until well mixed and put it in the freezer.