40 Meals in 4 Hours Recipe Collection

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40 Meals in 4 Hours Recipe Collection, all the recipes from our most popular crockpot slow cooker freezer meals post ever.

40 Meals in 4 Hours Recipe Collection, all the recipes from our most popular crockpot slow cooker freezer meals post ever.


HERE THEY ARE!!! All of the meals in our popular 40 Meals/4 Hours Recipe Collection! Fantastic recipes from the slow cooker/freezer cooking post that is making so many dinnertimes, so much easier!

Everything from Buffalo Chicken to Mongolian Beef to Teriyaki Chicken, you and your family will be so glad you found these recipes! Just click on the link above each picture to go directly to that recipe!

Don’t forget to stop over to our Freezer Meals Part 2 (20 meals in 2 hours) and check out those recipes too!


Applesauce BBQ Chicken


Buffalo Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken


Garlic Pesto Chicken with Pasta in a Tomato Cream Sauce


Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs

Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs

Cilantro Lime Chicken


Green Chile Pork Stew


Easy Pulled Pork


Mongolian Beef

Easy Crockpot Mongolian Beef is a flavor-packed meal from your slow cooker that's tender and delicious! This will be a family favorite after just one try!


Chicken Tacos


Island Chicken


Chicken Cacciatore

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Chunky Beef Stew



Slow Cooker Fajitas 3

Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks

Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken 3

Honey Garlic Chicken

crockpot honey garlic chicken 3

Beef Tips & Gravy


Comfort food at its very best! Slow Cooker Beef Tips & Gravy is the perfect meal for delivering homemade flavors with your crockpot. Great freezer meal too!

Teriyaki Chicken


Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos

Ranch Chicken Tacos 40 Meals in 4 Hours

40 Meals/4 Hours Crock Pot  Slow Cooker Freezer Cooking 

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For even more slow cooker freezer meal recipes, check out:
20 Meals in 2 Hours 

20 Meals in 2 Hours Slow Cooker Freezer Meals | Who Needs A Cape?

7 Meals in 1 Hour

7 Meals in 1 Hour Crockpot Freezer Cooking Collage | Who Needs A Cape?

40 Meals in 4 Hours Recipe Collection, all the recipes from our most popular crockpot slow cooker freezer meals post ever.



  1. Are your recipes for 4 or do they vary? Thank you!

  2. I can only find 19 recipes from the 40…can you please tell me where I can find the whole collection

    • Sharon, many of the recipes are doubled or tripled to equal 40 meals.

      • Hello !

        Looking forward to try the 40 recipes (freeze them) and bring them to my brother as a ‘gift’ (baby 2 was born 2 weeks ago!).

        Question: Do we double each recipe ? I read your comment, Lori, but which recipe do you double or triple ??

        Thanks !

        • All of the meals need to be doubled to do 40 and maple dijon chicken and the balsamic glazed drumsticks need to be tripled πŸ˜‰ The grocery list is for all 40 meals πŸ™‚

          • Great, thanks for the quick answer !!

            I appreciate your answer, instead of doing ‘reverse engineering’ on the grocery list to find out which is which ! πŸ™‚

          • It’s always our pleasure πŸ˜‰ glad I could help (and I hate reverse engineering! πŸ˜‰ )

          • Can you please clarify this answer? There are 19 recipes but this is supposed to make 40 meals. If you double them all and triple two of them then you’re making 41. Is the grocery list for 41 meals?

          • (The Maple Dijon Chicken and the Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks are tripled to make the 40 meals!)

  3. My first attempt at OAMC and I am so excited! As a busy wife and mom of 3 who also works full time it has been a long time since I have felt this organized. I love the idea of having a shopping list however after assembling all of the recipes I was left with a number of items that were not called for e.g. celery. Just a warning to others to either add as an extra as you go along or leave out when shopping. Otherwise a success, can’t wait to taste all these delicious meals.

  4. thanks for posting this. It will be really useful for time-crunched households (and looks delicious)

  5. Marsha M. SOCAL says

    I can see a lot of these dishes that I want to try out on my husband. They look so good!

  6. Marsha M. SOCAL says

    The Crock Pot Garlic Honey Chicken looks delicious. I know my family would enjoy this dish.

  7. Thank you so much for posting this! My husband and I first tried freezer crock pot meals prior to the birth of our second child. Boy, did it make the first week home from the hospital a little less hectic! No worries with dinner and the house smelled great by afternoon. A quick question for you if you don’t mind to answer. We went by your master shopping list for this 40 meals in 4 hours. Did the list take into account that you’d be doubling some of these recipes (meaning will we have enough to double if we went by your shopping list)? Sorry to be a bother, this is only our second time freezing meals and we’re wanting to jump in and go big! Thanks again for sharing!

    • Yes – the list should be enough for making all 40 meals

      • **Read through recipes BEFORE Shopping**

        My boyfriend and I just did this yesterday and we were short on chicken breasts, thighs and drumsticks. Also, no where on the shopping list does it name chicken leg quarters, however the Maple Dijon chicken does call for them. We also ran out of beef stock and yellow onions and soy sauce (listed as a pantry staple, but the recipes combined use a lot) . We were short on marinade as the recipe called for 3/4 of a bottle each, and we were short on red peppers but had an extra green pepper or two left over, and 2 large bags of frozen corn is WAY too much. We were also left with other things that we did not use (whole green chilis, green onions and extra ranch packets.) There were also things that were needed that were not named in the shopping list……(Mushrooms, Honey and brown sugar) Also, the shopping list states to purchase spicy BBQ but the recipes name Hickory or Honey, all in all it was a pretty stressful day getting everything prepared but I know it will save me much headache in the long run. We had our first crock pot dinner tonight – the Cilantro Lime Chicken was very good and we are all looking forward to the next dinners as well. Thank you for the post.

        • Heather (love the name πŸ˜€ )

          Sorry you had so many problems getting the meals together. We apologize for that. But, I do have to ask for the Maple Dijon Chicken does it list leg quarters? Our Recipe lists thighs – so just got a little confused. http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/01/crock-pot-maple-dijon-chicken-thighs/

          And yes, if the Mushrooms you referring to were also the Maple Dijon mushrooms – it is noted on the recipe that they are not on the list. But we are sorry for the inconvenience.

          Come Back and tell us when you have tried more meals!!!!

          • I had ALL of the same issues listed above. Glad to see it wasn’t just me. :-). Looks like the shopping list could use a little tweaking. Can’t wait to try that first meal though. Thanks for putting all this together.

  8. Is there somewhere that I can find all the recipes listed in a row and can just print them off all at once, or do I have to print each separately? When i click on the 40 recipes/photos link I just get the pictures, which I can click individually for the recipes.

  9. Is anyone willing to share which model slow cooker they have used for these recipes? I am considering buying a new one that is programmable, so it will switch to warm because we are out of the house for 10 hours and I don’t want the food to turn to mush. Thanks for any input!

    • I use a timer on my crockpot. The crock part stays very warm for quite a while so the timer works well. I can set it to start a little later than when I leave the house and have it shut off the appropriate amount of time later.

  10. I am having a total knee replacement. My husband does not know anything about the kitchen. So I am freezer cooking your recipies. Hope they turn out OK. One question I want to add potatoes to some of your recipies do I add them to the freezer bag with the rest of the indregients and freeze it or do I have to waite and add them to the crock pot when I put my meal in to cook?

    • I have never frozen potatoes before! My advice is to cut 1 up and throw it in a baggie into the freezer – that way you can “test” it without ruining a whole bunch of dinners!

    • I have frozen potatoes for recipes to put in crockpot and they always turn out great!!

  11. Thanks for answering my question.

  12. Tiffany Scott says

    I just want to be clear that I’m doing this right, you put all the ingredients raw (meat, veggies, sauce, etc) in the baggies and freeze, then when you go to cook can you just pop the frozen ingredients in the crock pot and cook 6-8 hours? I’ve never done any kind of frozen cooking before and I don’t want to mess it up! Also, for the sauce with the pesto chicken, could you pre-cook it and freeze it and then cook it in the crock pot with the chicken? Thank you for any feedback! =)

    • Tiffany – yes put all the raw ingredients into a bag and freeze. I take out my bags the night before I want to use them and defrost them in the fridge over night. Then I pop them in the crock pot.

      As for the pesto sauce – I’m not positive – someone will get back to you πŸ˜‰ Happy freezing!

    • I have been doing this fira few weeks now. Every time, I take it straight from freezer to crock pot! Its delicious every time!!

    • Warner Winborne says

      Hmm, seems no one responded about the pesto (after 3 years). Don’t know if this is still a question, but the answer is “yes” you can make pesto ahead of time and freeze it for later use. My advice is pour it into an old-fashioned ice tray, cover with plastic, and freeze it into individual cubes. Then bag the cubes.

  13. Hi there. I’m new at freezer meals and have made some of the recipes on this site tonight as my first effort. I just want to clarify the size of crockpot I should be using. Maybe the bags are deceiving but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be enough for my slow cooker. Thanks so much. I’m excited about making the weeknight rush a little easier!

  14. Shauna Cutcliffe says


    I have loved the 20 meals… Although I only made 18. πŸ™‚ I decided to try the 40 meals too. I want to comment about the fact that it’s only 38 meals – unless I am missing some – and the chicken count on the master shopping list is grossly under. I bought everything this morning but was only able to prep 12 recipes because the chicken count was incorrect. I am frustrated by that but not angry. I should have double checked myself. I do want to make others aware though.


  15. I am very grateful for the printable grocery list… I would greatly appreciate the 40 meals recipes and so on in printable form please…

    Thank you!

  16. How many people do these recipes serve? Thank you.

    • I believe she stated before it was for two adults and three children! πŸ™‚

      • Rosemary Doss says

        I’ve made out a list of all the ingredients for the meals, now are we suppose to just double on everything to complete 38 meals?

        • Yes – and there are two meals noted that were tripled to make 40 πŸ˜‰

          • Tina M Kouyoumtjian says

            I just finished shopping for the 40 meals and I was wondering which recipes I am doing twice or 3 times.

        • Rosemary, would you mind posting your master list of groceries? So many people have had trouble with the original that was posted on here. Maybe then Heather could update the link =) and eliminate some confusion- This website is awesome, tho. We first tried freezer meals that a friend brought us before baby #2 arrived. Now we are 3 weeks away from baby #3, and Im ready to stock our freezer! Thank you, Heather, for supplying these recipes!!

          • πŸ™‚ I’m working on updating the grocery list – to hopefully get rid of some of the confusion. πŸ™‚

  17. I love this concept, but I would really love to see an updated version. With the crockpot recipes in form to go directly into the freezer. Also, an updated master list. I followed the comments of others to check the recipes beforehand, but this is such a wonderful resource!

  18. Twacka Shellcracka says

    I’d like to make a request for more ham recipes, I have 10kg of leftover holiday ham sitting in my freezer.

    • Cyndi Howe says

      I tweak a lot of the recipes myself. I am not a big fan of chicken thighs so I will add breasts or even boneless pork chops to give a little variety to the menu. This has been a tremendous time and money saver for my family, but we also add more of what we do like and take out what we don’t.

  19. I am so pleased to have stumbled upon this great collection of crockpot meals, but even more, the concept of preparing ahead and freezing! I’ve been reading the comments to clear up some of the confusion of what can freeze and what shouldn’t, and if we use halved breasts or whole when it calls for multiple chicken breasts, if we brown meat for the recipes with that instruction or not when we freeze… and I’ve got one more…
    I have a shredded pork recipe that calls for marinating 24+ hours in the fridge. I think it will work great in this prepare ahead and freeze method, but my question is this – knowing that this particular recipe benefits from a long marinade time before putting in the crockpot, should I marinade the 24 hours, THEN freeze? And if so, is it possible that some of your 40 meals/40 hours recipes could benefit from a refrig. marinading time like this as well?

  20. Ok, seriously…yummm. Thank you so much for these meals! We have tried the mongolian beef (altered a little) and the chicken and dumplings. Both were absolutely delicious. My children didnt even look up from their plates!! The girls helped me prepare the meals. I think we’re going to have cilantro lime chicken tomorrow. Happy freezing!!

  21. I don’t seem to find the recipe that uses the flank steak will you please direct me Thanks Andrea

  22. Debbie Pabetz says

    Several recipes call for soy sauce. As a recent breast cancer survivor, I’ve been advised that consuming soy could possibly result in a recurrence in my remaining breast. I like this idea of preparing and freezing meals and want to try many of these recipes, but can I leave the soy sauce out or substitute something else? (Soy produces estrogen, and estrogen is linked to breast cancer. My post-chemotherapy maintenance drug prohibits my body from producing estrogen, so you can see why it’s important for me to stay away from soy.) Thank you.

  23. Sara Coelho says

    This has been a lifesaver for me. I have two small kids, work full-time and have a husband that doesn’t cook. All of the meals have been easy and very good. Thank you for this idea.

  24. A printable form of all the recipes would be great. I haven’t tried any of the recipes as yet but they look and read as being delicious. Thanks

    • Everything I have tried is so good and the cleanup at night is a cinch. I love this freezer to crockpot cooking it take the dread out of getting supper. The decision is made in the morning before work and the house smells so good when I get home at 5:00. Thank you Thank you for this sight

  25. OK I did it Yesterday!!!! total cost was a tad over $ 400 and but i got only 32 meals. I had to tweak since i have 2 teen age sons and a husband! At the end of the 6 hrs me and my son was getting punchy and we found we had 2 pork roasts left over.. so we each took one and threw in everything and anything we wanted in it .we were fighting over the remainder of the ingredients the last of the honey , last of the soy, the cilantro and basil… and beef stock… last of the vegetables ….not sure how these last two will taste but it was fun as heck…. (need some smoked ham ideas) have fun one more thing make sure you have a big freezer!!!!

  26. Hello! I have tried to read through all the post/comments so sorry if this is a repeat question. The recipes listed, are they already doubled or do I double and then split into the 2 bags? I have made approx 7 meals so far and I have just been going directly off of the recipes, not doubling. Some have come out with plenty and then others makes me question. Thanks

  27. I am so excited. I just got done making all the meals. I can’t wait to try them.

  28. Question: a couple of the recipes wanted to cook the meat first. I did not. Will it still turn out if I just throw it all in the crock pot? I can’t wait to try these. It all smelled so yummy when I was putting it all together.
    Thank you for sharing this with us! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to try…

  29. All I see is carnage. Any vegetarian/vegan options? Animal protein is only plant protein that’s been recycled. Cut out the middleman and go direct to the source.

    • We do have some veg options but unfortunately right now they are not crock pot meals. If you search our site for vegetarian you will come up with some yum recipes.

      Another option would be to substitute tofu in place of some of the meat – I think the marinaded items (like the balsamic chicken) could be really good that way! *Although to be honest – I have never slow cooked tofu – so I’m not sure how that goes πŸ™‚ *

  30. My roommate and I are both full time college students. She also works full time. I’m involved with clubs at school. We are tempted a lot to hit Arby’s or WaWa or even order a pizza for dinner as we’re just too tired to cook. I stumbled across your blog post and just made my shopping list (we need to feed 2 so many meals 1 batch will get us 2 meals). I can’t wait to try it out. Yeah may spend half a day prepping it all up, but to be able just to grab and throw in the crock pot and have ready when home from school and reducing the temptation of fast food will be worth it. Thank you for taking the time to write this post up.

  31. I love this concept, but have never done it before. In prepping all of these meals are ALL of the ingredients just dumped into the same bag with the meat and then placed into the freezer? I really want to try doing this, but don’t want to screw it up.

    • yes (unless it says on the recipe not to i.e. the pasta part of a dish). Just measure everything out and put it in with the meat. Label and freeze! it’s that easy!!!

  32. I’ve seen these kinds of recipes on line MANY times, but I have never found a place answering the BIG question I have… When cooking do you just put the whole bag from the freezer into the crock pot, BAG and all? I’ve been wanting to try them, but I fear ruining the crock with melted prastic in the bottom of it…

    Thank you!

  33. Debra Anderson says

    This is awesome!! I need to do this so I’m not always trying to figure out what to cook each day. And there’s days that I forget to take something out of the freezer that morning for dinner that night. This way I can take it out the night before and toss it in the crock pot the next morning. And if I go somewhere I won’t have to worry. With some of these recipes I can exchange one meat for another. But, There are some meats I will sear, and cool them down, then freeze them with all their veggies. I like to kind of caramelize some meats before putting in the crock pot. It seals in juices and flavors. And some meat I will marinate then sear, cool down and add veggies. I can hardly wait to get started shopping!! I will need lots of freezer bags!

  34. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads
    up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and
    both show the same outcome.

  35. Katherine says

    You rock!!!! Thanks for putting this together!!!!! Mom of four, hubby to one, you’ve made my life easier! God bless you!

  36. beth mcDonald says

    Mother of 6, usually cook for 4-5 people. Hate cooking, do three meals+ a day. Husband suggested this strategy…. Haha– Poor hungry guy….. I think I can get him to do some slicing πŸ™‚ TBD! GL Me!

  37. I was not able to find the master shopping list! Please advise me where to find it

  38. Nicole ashmore says

    I was wondering instead of chicks thighs and drum sticks (I have this thing about bones) can I just use boneless skinless chicken breast for all the chicken ones?

  39. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I am having knee replacement surgery on March 18th and this was a total lifesaver. I have done freezer meals before but was not up to cooking and then freezing this time. “Himself” does not cook (although he makes a mean fried egg sandwich…hehe) and we do not eat ‘frozen pre-made’ foods…I cook everything from scratch, much healthier! It took me around 6 hours to make them all up.

  40. Single guy chiming in ….

    For starters, I’m still working out the details based on my personal circumstances. Topping the list of circumstances: 1) I don’t have a lot of freezer space (just the one over the refrigerator), 2) At this time I only have one crockpot and it is a whopping 7 quarts (over-bought that one), 3) The recipe quantities are geared towards family dinning and I’m not inclined to eat the same meal for a couple of days, and 4) I have a pressure cooker (electric, programmable) that is awesome – I’m not always pressed for time as other can be.

    So the strategy (and obstacles) I’m working with (and against):

    1) Limited freezer space. Reality check – the available space cannot be filler to capacity with these meals. I need to make an educated guess as to which recipes I’m inclined to prefer over others. And reserve freezer space for other things.
    2) Limited freezer space AND recipe quantity. I propose assembling the chosen full recipe quantities – and dividing equally between 2 freezer bags. (I need to buy a much smaller crockpot.)
    3) I have a pressure cooker! Yes, crockpots are awesome, but working with a pressure cooker is a step on the wild side. Forget all the horror stories/rumors you’ve heard – they will NOT explode. I can cook a meal in 30-60 minutes. (Recently, on a Saturday, I cooked 3 different recipes. I bought a lot of freezer containers and divided the cooked results. I made my own frozen dinners – including a layer of cooker rice. Zap that!))

    The theory is good. Just ned to massage it a little.

  41. I’m only counting 19 recipes. How is this 40 meals? I’m tired and have been shopping all day, so I may just be overlooking something. Thanks!

  42. Thank you so much for this! I’ve been researching freezer meals since I’m going back to work full-time. Yours looks the best. I just want to clarify something. I double the recipes, right? Then there are a couple that are already doubled so I’ll use four bags. Also, I did not see the recipe for Ranch Chicken Tacos. I’m trying to get this done this week so if someone could answer me soon, I would appreciate it.

    • the shopping list is doubled πŸ™‚ but so yes- double the recipes to make it into 40 meals (there are 2 that are tripled) The ranch chicken tacos is just adding ranch to the tacos (although we are going to post a more specified recipe soon πŸ™‚ )

  43. Hi, I am really thinking about this because some days of the week I just don’t have it in me to prepare a meal. I was looking at some of the meals and they call for 4 hours. I work some days between 8 to 10 hours and am wondering if the meals that call for 4 hours can be cooked in 8. or if there is a slow cooker that you can time…in other words set it to start cooking at 3 pm on its own?
    Thanks for your time!

    • Carol – I know that there ARE slow cookers that will time the meal for you with settings like that. However, a lot of our readers have used cheap light timers and that has worked just fine for them πŸ˜‰

      Good luck!

  44. Anon Person says

    This is great. The only things I would change is I would make a printable shopping list for the 40 day meals, the 20 day meals and the 7 day meals so we don’t have to go through each meal and write down what we need then add it up. Also as someone else pointed out you don’t say how many this feeds.

  45. I don’t know if someone has asked this but i want to do some of the recipes but already have frozen chicken in my freezer. Do I need to open the chicken and put it frozen into the big bag with all the ingredients or can i keep them separate?

    I’ve tried a couple recipes so far but not from frozen. I defrosted the meat and put it together in the crock pot. I’d like to get some ready since i’m going back to work this week. thanks for all the help.

  46. What is the price for all these meals?

  47. Maureen Anderson says

    Wow…thank you so much!! This could actually save a marriage!

  48. Hi everyone we just had another baby boy on Oct. 3rd so we have a 3 month old and 4 year old so we have been lacking on sleep and decided to give this a try has anyone updated the shopping list yet for all of the food items people keep saying is left out or not enough of? I’d really like to try this but don’t want have to run back to the store for items so I’d like to know if anyone has an updated list they can post or email to me?I’ll provide my email but it would be greatly appreciated! πŸ™‚

  49. I was wondering if there was an updated shopping list ever made? If not, I’d be happy to do it. I can also make a .doc file with the recipes easy to print. Just let me know

  50. Is there a shopping list I can print

  51. Laura Sugg says

    What is the smallest size slow
    Cooker I can get and still cook the 40 in 4 hours or 20 in 2 hrs slow cooker meals? Is 3.5 doable or should I buy 4 or even 5 qt? Any features that are essential or very helpful? Thanks!

    • I have never had a super small one πŸ˜‰ I would say 4-5 qt would be the smallest (but I usually run with a 6 or 7 not sure…)

      Features? Not really – I would invest in some sort of timer (it’s usually cheaper to use a light/small appliance timer than it is to buy a slow cooker with a timer in it)

      Other than that – good luck and enjoy!

  52. The link to the ingredient list seems to not be working. Can you help?

    • Sorry Abbie – try again πŸ˜‰ We’ve had such a busy day here at Who Needs a Cape that our blog was complaining πŸ˜‰ should be ok now!

  53. Hi! Love this idea. I realize that some of the recipes are to be doubled to make more meals, but I only counted 19 recipes. Are there more somewhere? What am I missing?

  54. Six of the 19 links to the recipes are broken. Will they be restored or is there somewhere else that we can access them?

    • Not broken. Sorry we love the traffic but our server is struggling at the moment πŸ™‚ hit refresh if you get an error

  55. My wife and I are retired. I love to cook and do most of it. I’m always looking for something and sometimes easy on busy days. Because there is just the two of us, I have modified all the 40 meals and ingredients for down to 2 servings. I have converted all into Word format. If anyone is interested, I will gladly email all to them.

    Thanks for great meal options.

  56. Could we use just chicken breasts for all the chicken recipes? My husband and I are picky and don’t really like any other part of the chicken…

  57. Hi there! I just finished shopping for the 40 meals and I was wondering which meals are doubled or tripled?

  58. Jenny Hester says

    I just fixed the 40 meals today (so excited) but did not use the Srirachi sauce or oranges and juice. What recipe do these go with? I used the updated master shopping list.

  59. Thank you for this post. Hubby and I worked like crazy to put these meals together (took us 5 1/2 hours) but it’s been smooth sailing for about 3 weeks now! We’ve only cooked dinner once because we wanted steaks.

  60. Thank you for doing all of the hard work!

    I would be doing this for two people and I wanted to make sure I was doing my math right.

    Halving the shopping list, and halving each recipe (then making each recipe twice or three times) would give me 40 meals for two people, repeating each meal once, right?

    Alternatively… If I do things according to the regular strategy, I could have 40 dinners and leftovers for lunch huh?

    Thanks again!!

    • Repeating each meal once and there are 2 that are made 3 times (but it’s so much food you will not care – and they are so delish πŸ˜‰ )

  61. I cannot get to the recipes or the shopping lists. No matter what I click on, I end up on an advertiser’s page with no way to get to the lists or recipes. I am very frustrated. Please help.

  62. pamela lovette says

    i know that putting them in crock pot same time but can you cook them on the stove if you have.

  63. Chevon Baker says

    It would be great if there was a “shopping list” that caters for all the 40 meals so I could go out and purchase them, come home and start the prepping to freezer bags.

  64. I need to understand why it says (2) 2 lb boneless pork loin in the shopping list section. And then when I click on the recipe it says 5-6 lbs

    • There are 2 pork recipes that both get doubled. The pork loin roast is for the Crockpot Green Chile Pork Stew and the pork butt roasts are for the Easy Pulled Pork. Hope this helps.


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