Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Recipe – a Crockpot Freezer Meal

This Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak has been on my menu for weeks, but I kept putting it off.  I’m the one who likes the dump it in recipes and this one requires that you actually have to at least form patties and partially precook the meat.  To be honest, I was dreading it, but really wanted to try out this recipe.  Well, let me tell you, it really wasn’t any big deal.  You wouldn’t want to do it on your most rushed days, but seriously, sometimes I make things harder than they really are.  Once I finally decided to assemble this dish, I was super happy with how quickly it came together.  I was even happier with how delicious it was!  The gravy it was cooked in made a great gravy for the mashed potatoes we served with it.  I had no complaints from my family of 8.  They all ate it up quickly, with no leftovers either!

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Recipe

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

  • 2 Pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 Envelope of Onion Soup Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs (can use crushed crackers if you prefer)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  •  Flour (enough to dip your patties into)
  • 2 Cans cream of mushroom soup (or use cream of chicken, like I did)
  • 1 Package Au Juis mix

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together beef, onion  soup mix, bread crumbs, egg, and milk.
  2. Form beef mixture into 8 patties.
  3. Dredge the patties in flour to coat
  4. Brown the patties on both sides (You don’t have to fully cook them if you don’t want to since they’ll be cooking for 4 or more hours in the slow cooker, too)
  5. Place the browned patties into the slow cooker, layering them if you need to
  6. In a medium bowl, prepare the Au Juis mixture according to package instructions.
  7. Mix in both cans of cream soup
  8. Pour the mixture over the patties.
  9. Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until beef is done.

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Recipe - Also a Crockpot Freezer Meal - SidetrackedSarah.com

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Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipe Instructions

  • Follow instructions 1-4 above.
  • Place browned patties into a gallon size freezer safe bag.
  • Follow instructions 6-7
  • Pour this mixture over the patties in the bag.
  • Mix around, being sure to coat all the patties.
  • Lay flat to freeze, to maximize freezer space.
  • Label & Freeze.

Looking for my Freezer to Slow Cooker Printable Menus? Go Here! 


Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

I love eating soup in the winter!  We had several days of negative degree temperatures and soup is just what I needed to warm my body.  It’s my kind of comfort food!  We had never tried stuffed pepper soup, but we really enjoyed this one.  It really does taste like stuffed peppers, too!

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Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup - Sidetrackedsarah.com

 

Ingredients:
1-2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 15oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 15 oz can of water
1 can corn (optional)
1 cup brown rice (if you choose to use instant or white, you will need to add it at the end or it will be mush)
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp oregano
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.

Hint, the longer this cooks, the more likely your rice is going to eat up all the liquid.  If you find your soup thick, you can add water to it until it reaches the consistency you’d like to see.  Also, if you use white rice, it will be mush.  If you plan to cook the rice in the slow cooker, you’ll need a tougher grain, like brown rice.  If you prefer white rice, cook it separately and add it towards the end of its cooking time.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Brown Ground Beef
  2. Chop Onions & Green Peppers
  3. Place all ingredients except rice in freezer safe bag.
  4. Label the bag and write a note to be sure to add the rice to the crockpot on the day of cooking.
  5. Lay it flat to freeze.

Looking for my Freezer to Slow Cooker Printable Menus? Go Here! 


10 Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

You know me.  I’m the lady who loves Crockpot Freezer Meals.  Yep, I’m a dork like that.  :)  Actually, it’s just because I’m a busy mom of 6 kids and I just don’t know how to get everything done when I’m constantly having to pause for dinner.  It’s super frustrating!

10 Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

Today, I’m going to share with you my top 10 chicken crockpot freezer meals that our family makes in the crockpot.  They are already included in my Crockpot Freezer Meals weekly menus, BUT, they’re sooo good, I don’t want you to forget about them.

 

1.  Crockpot Chicken & Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

 

2.  Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Any time we make this one, the whole family raves.  I’ve received many emails about how this has become many family’s favorites, too.  Most families say their kids want to eat it EVERY week.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos - A Crockpot Freezer Meal

 

3.  Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stack

OK, so apparently we LOVE Mexican food!  You’ll find lots of Mexican fare in my recipe collection.  :)

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stack

4.  Marinara Chicken & Vegetables Recipe for the Crockpot

If you love pasta, this will be a great one for you to try!  I loved all of the fresh veggies in this one!

Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken & Vegetables

5.  Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole 

This is a bit like Chicken & Stuffing, but with ham and cheese added to it.  If you click over to this recipe, you’ll see pictures of each step in the preparation.

Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

 

 

6.  Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

 

7.  Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

OK, so apparently I love Mexican food AND Italian food.  It’s a good thing I don’t have to pick a favorite, as I think they’re all favorites!

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

8.  Chicken Ala King

This recipe was chosen by my husband.  He remembers eating Chicken Ala King back in his Army days while he was out in the training field.  They would give him this tasty dish in his MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) and he says it was the best one out there.  It was so much better than the other MRE’s, that he would trade anything he had to get more Chicken Ala King.  Of course, he still doused it with Tabasco sauce, so it couldn’t have been THAT great!  :)  When I asked him if this crockpot meal was as good as he remembered, he said that it was WAY BETTER.

Crockpot Chicken Ala King

 

9.  Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Unfortunately, on these last 2 recipes, I do not have pictures.  I think I need to go back and make some meals again and get pictures.  What was I thinking?  No pictures?  Well, this one was too good to leave out.  It’s great for cold weather or sick days.  There’s nothing better than homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!

10.  Garlic Lime Chicken

Mmm, for real?  You can make Garlic lime chicken in the slow cooker?  YEP!  In fact this specific recipe is only found in my free one week printable menu  e-book.  In order to gain access to this recipe, you need to subscribe to my emails.  I think you’ll find that it’s worth it!  :)  It will come with 5 more recipes that aren’t listed here!

Crockpot Garlic Lime Chicken

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For another resource full of chicken crockpot recipes, check out this book:

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook – Weight Watchers Point Plus Value Included (Slow Cooker Cook Books)  (aff link)
For more Crockpot Meals, be sure to check out the link up below on iHomeschool Network!  Just click on the picture to see them all!

 

CrockpotMeals

 

 

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