One Month of Slow Cooker Recipes

Hey friends.  It seems that our 9 day trip to the hospital has thrown me for a bit of a loop in the blogging world.  I’m feeling so behind, not writing as much and just focusing on my family for a little while.  I know you understand that.

In the mean time, though, I wanted to share a monthly menu that my friend Jill from The Sassy Slow Cooker has put together  They’re all slow cooker recipes!  I knew that you all would be excited about that, so I thought I’d send it your way.  Best of all, it’s free!  Just click on the picture below and she’ll tell you all about it on her site.

August Slow Cooker Menu



In the mean time, enjoy your families and the end of your summer break (if you’re taking one).  Happy Summer!

20 Ground Beef Recipes for the Slow Cooker

I’ve had these recipes posted here on Sidetracked Sarah for a while, but I never took the time to categorize them for you into types of meat.  In fact, I’m realizing that many of you don’t even realize that I have all of these recipes on my site.  I guess that makes sense, most of you didn’t show up here until after they were originally published.  We were talking about my ground beef recipes for the slow cooker on Facebook and I realized I’d better just send out a message with all of them in one place, for your convenience.

I’ve been busy updating pictures, but if you find one that doesn’t have a picture, don’t worry, I’ll get there….eventually!  Please keep in mind, that all of these recipes are also Crockpot Freezer Meals along with many others.

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20 Hamburger Recipes for your Slow Cooker

  1. Mexican Casserole
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Slow Cooker Pizza
  4. Taco Soup
  5. Tater Tot Casserole
  6. Pasta Fagiola
  7. Meat Loaf
  8. Montereys
  9. Easy Slow Cooker Chili
  10. Sweet & Sour Meatballs
  11. Sloppy Joes
  12. Shepherd’s Pie
  13. Crockpot Lasagna
  14. Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup (ground beef version)
  15. Easy Crockpot Meatballs (Spaghetti & Meatballs)
  16. Hearty Western Casserole
  17. Stuffed Pepper Soup
  18. Pizza Burgers
  19. Cheeseburger Soup
  20. Hobo Packets

Other Resources Available:

8 Weeks of Crockpot Freezer Meals

3 Printable menus complete with shopping list, assembly instructions and printer labels:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 8

A Free Printable Menu for subscribers of Sidetracked Sarah.


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Homemade Biscuit Mix AND Delicious 7-Up Biscuits


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Do you like bread as much as I do?  I’ve seen the 7-up Biscuits recipe floating around Pinterest for a while now and was always intrigued to give them a try.  My friend Holly took the challenge and sent me these pictures, raving about them!

She said they’re really easy to make in a jiffy and there’s no need to let them rise.  I just happen to be a last minute person, so finding a biscuit recipe that tastes great and works for my last minute schedule, is a great find to me!  :)

The one thing that I don’t like about this recipe is that it uses biscuit mix (aka Bisquick).  I’ve never been one that likes to keep that on hand.  I’m good at not using it up.  But, if you want to make some so that you don’t have to spend the money on the real stuff, it’s not hard.  I’ve done it several times before.  Here’s what you do:

Homemade Biscuit Mix:

10 cups All Purpose flour
1/2 cup baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 cups shortening

Mix first 4 ingredients together and then cut in the shortening, mixing it until it becomes crumbly.  Store in air tight container for up to 6 weeks.  You can also store in the freezer for several months.

If you don’t have shortening on hand, you can switch this out for 1 1/4 cups of oil instead.  


Delicious 7-Up Biscuits



4 cups Biscuit Mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  
  2. Mix together sour cream, biscuit mix and 7-up.  7 Up Biscuits -
  3. Stir together until it forms a very soft dough.  
  4. Spread flour or biscuit mix on counter.
  5. Flatten your dough mixture
  6. Cut out biscuit shapes using a biscuit cutter or glass. 7 Up Biscuits - 
  7. Melt butter on cookie sheet.  
  8. Once butter is melted, place cut biscuits on the cookie sheet.7 Up Biscuits:
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (or until golden brown) in preheated oven.  7-Up Biscuits -