10 Meals in an Hour™ Part 2 | Easy Freezer Cooking Meal Plan | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking

A few months ago I shared my first 10 Freezer Meals in an Hour plan, which included 5 great recipes that could be prepared together in about sixty minutes to make TEN separate meals. It was a huge hit, not only with my own family, but with many of your families as well!

At this point I am pretty much hooked on easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together, and that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights. My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen, not more, but I still want to be able to provide tasty meals that my family loves!

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I am excited to share this no-bake version of 10 Meals in an Hour™, which includes five awesome warm weather recipes that are cooked either on the grill or in the crockpot—no oven required! (Of course, if you would rather use the oven than the grill, that is always an option—you can generally just bake your chicken covered at 400 degrees for 25 minutes to get the same results!)

10 Freezer Meals in an Hour

In order to make the cut this time, each recipe had to meet ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Deemed delicious by both my kids and husband
  • No pre-cooking required
  • Freezer friendly
  • Easy to cook
  • Uses budget-friendly ingredients and pantry staples
  • No oven required on cooking day

In this one post you will find everything you need to prep 10 awesome freezer meals in about an hour of hands-on time (not including grocery shopping.)

Once again, in just one quick Saturday morning session you could have almost two weeks worth of absolutely delicious, family-friendly meals all ready to go!

Before you begin, you will need to gather your tools & supplies and also make sure that you have all your groceries on hand. I find it is easiest to go grocery shopping the day before I do my cooking. To save time unloading, only put away the items that need to be refrigerated. Finally, make sure your kitchen counters are cleared of clutter and sanitized and empty your dishwasher and sink of any dishes. (Check out this post for more tips on freezer cooking like a pro!)

Here are the five recipes we will be making:

 

Here are the supplies you will need:

10 gallon size zipper freezer bags
labels or permanent marker
large mixing bowl
cutting board
sharp knife
garlic press
can opener
dry measuring cups
liquid measuring cups
dry measuring spoons
liquid measuring spoons
12 inch frying pan
stand or hand mixer

  Easy Freezer Cooking Meal Plan

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Produce
12 cloves garlic
4 limes
Fresh parsley (optional)
2 sweet onions
Fresh pineapple (optional)
 
Bread
Hamburger Buns or Rolls (not needed until time to serve)
 
Pantry Staples
Honey
Olive oil
Seasoned salt
Salt
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper
Ground ginger
Ketchup
Worcestershire sauce
Cider vinegar
Garlic powder
Ground mustard
Barbecue sauce
Teriyaki sauce
Soy sauce
Brown sugar
Pineapple Rings (optional)
 
Canned/Dry Goods
Dijon mustard
1 can coconut milk
Liquid smoke (optional)
2 cans root beer
1 cup pineapple juice
 
Meat
10-12 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
4 pounds pork ribs
2-2-3lb pork shoulders (butts)

Easy Freezer Cooking Meal Plan 

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Be sure to print the following pages before getting started. You can get them HERE

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Be sure to also print the following recipes:

 

PREP

  1. Prep your bags—either print labels using these ready-made printable labels or use a permanent marker to label each bag with the name of the recipe, date prepared, and cooking instructions. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!  While you might think that you’ll remember what is in every bag, I promise you will forget!
  2. Chop onion and set aside
  3. Peel garlic and set aside, (or mince if not using garlic press, then set aside.)
  4. Prep chicken if necessary

Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

PREPARE

  1. Prep Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork using instructions found here. (Use 1 cup of chopped onion.)  Place pork into 2 freezer bags and cover with sauce, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  2. Prep Easy Crockpot Ribs using instructions found here. Place meat into 2 freezer bags and cover with sauce, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  3. Prep Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken using instructions found here. (Use only 1 cup of the already chopped onion.) Divide meat into 2 freezer bags, cover with marinade, press out excess air, and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  4. Prep Hawaiian Chicken using instructions found here. Place chicken into 2 freezer bags and cover with marinade, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  5. Prep Coconut Lime Chicken using instructions found here. (Add any leftover onion to marinade, if desired.) Place chicken into 2 freezer bags and cover with marinade, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.

10 Meals in an Hour™ Part 2 | Easy Freezer Cooking Meal Plan | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking

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Have you tried making 10 meals in an hour yet? What tricks or tips can you share?

P.S. The new Living Well Planner™ has a  SIMPLIFIED MEAL PLANNING section. It gives you the option to plan just one meal a day, or all three. Check it out HERE.

Ruth Soukup

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