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Slow-cooker freezer bags

When you have a little time on your hands, make up these meal kits below, then freeze and slow cook later – your future self will thank you.

Handy hints for slow-cooker freezer bags

Make sure you use proper freezer bags.

  • Remove all air from the bags once they are filled.
  • Label each bag clearly including the date of freezing.
  • Freeze recipe bags in a group together.
  • Keep bags as flat as possible when freezing.
  • Remove bags from the freezer at least two hours before placing in the slow cooker or crockpot. Or remove the bags from the freezer the night before, store in the fridge and reduce the amount of boiling water added to them by half.
  • Preheat slow cooker before adding the bag contents.
  • Always add meat portion to the cooker first.
  • Always add liquid bag last.
  • Add boiling water to the cooker as the last ingredient when stated in a recipe.

For loads more fantastic slow cooker or crockpot ideas, see our full collection here.

Mains

Fragrant lamb and prune crockpot

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Beef borscht

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Quorn and bean chilli

Mains

Chicken and mushroom Provençal

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