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Eight Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

By December 10, 2014Freezer Prep Session

Eight crockpot freezer meals.  35 minutes.  $60.  Wahoo!  Here’s how I made it happen, including my recipes and grocery list.

8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

Normally, I double my crockpot freezer meals and make two of each at a time.  This strategy saves me a ton of time and money.  I can buy the ingredients in bulk and use the same ingredient measurements for two freezer bags at a time.

Since freezer meals last at least three months in the freezer, we have no problem eating the same meal twice.  In fact, we don’t mind eating the same meal every 3-4 weeks.

The more freezer meals I make, the smarter I get though.  Last week, a light bulb went off and I decided to focus on my favorite recipes that work with different types of meat.  (For example, my favorite chili recipe that tastes good with chicken and beef.).  That way I could still save time and money, but make different meals in the process.

8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

Awesome idea, right?!

Here’s what I made…


I added all of the ingredients raw to gallon-sized plastic freezer bags and froze them.  It only took me 35 minutes to assemble them, and now we’re set with eight meals for busy weeknights.  Yay!

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I’m planning to serve them with simple side dishes, like steamed broccoli, microwave rice, and salads, so dinnertime will be a breeze.

I’m really excited about these freezer crockpot recipes because I think they would taste great with any meat.  You can make them with whatever kind of meat your family prefers or whatever is on sale at the grocery store.

8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

I bought all of the ingredients from a local grocery store for $60.  I thought that was a pretty good deal for healthy, homemade meals and it’s definitely a lot cheaper than take-out or other “convenience foods.”  I got lucky and most of the meats were BOGO or at least on sale.  Everything else I bought was organic or full price.  (I didn’t use any coupons.)

8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

The last time that I prepped eight healthy crockpot freezer meals, it took me 75 minutes to make them, so I was SHOCKED that I was able to finish in 35 minutes this time (including clean-up!).  I think these meals took less time because I wrote out my freezer meal labels ahead of time and used frozen vegetables instead of fresh.  I also used homemade spice mixes that I already had on-hand.

8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 35 Minutes

If you’ve never made freezer meals before, the grocery list and recipes above with walk you through the process step-by-step.  It’s so easy – I promise!  You can also check out my $5 freezer meal blog post and my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook for more info.

Thoughts or questions?  Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you. 



  • K says:

    I’d love to see more recipes without sweeteners/sugars (sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, etc) Cranberry sauce is loaded with sugar. Sugars increase the risk for diabetes, high triglycerides, & being over weight.

    • Kelly says:

      Thank you for the feedback!

      • Anna says:

        I’m going to figure out if I can do the chicken cranberry version with real frozen cranberries! I think I’ll make a batch of cranberry sauce with honey and then put it with the chicken in the baggie when it cools and see how that goes. The other thing that I have the urge to add (must have tried this at a previous time) is dijon mustard. It mixes nicely with cranberries and adds a tang.

        • Kelly says:

          Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to know how the real cranberries work out. I’d love to try making it that way someday.

      • Lugene says:

        Hi Kelly,
        I just found your website and can’t wait to try your recipes. I too would like recipes without added sweeteners. Yes, there are the health issues related to sugars, but I just prefer main dishes that don’t taste sweet.


    • Brenda in Minnesota says:

      Dear K,
      If these are recipes you like, then great! If you are looking for something else, then move along, citizen. You need not post a note telling us all how smart and superior you are for knowing about sugar. We all know.

      • Nicole says:

        Dear Brenda,

        Thank you!

      • Jamie says:

        Especially when one may have a child with diabetes that has absolutely nothing to do with how much sugar she has consumed in her life……

        • daisy says:

          I feel you Jamie! I’m in the same boat, and those comments are annoying AF! Diagnosed at 1 year old. So sick of people throwing around the word diabetes like they know something. Obviously they are talking about type 2 (which even then isn’t cool to disease shame…) but it’s annoying. Get out of here with those comments!

    • Meg says:

      You can make those changes yourself; and there are plenty of recipes without those additions on this site. Thanks for some great ideas!!

    • E P says:

      Genetics cause diabetes as well as being overweight and having the lack of physical activity. Eating sugar is not directly linked to causing diabetes. It is a indirect link: a chain reaction if you will: eating a lot of sugar, turns into fat, which in turn if you are not physical active or eat a lot of junk will cause you to gain weight. End result the possibility of being diabetic.
      There is a misconception that sugar is the cause of diabetes.

      • acm1mommy says:

        Sad to see that so many are uneducated as to the causes of diabetes. It is not simply being overweight. I know many very slim diabetics a lot more than overweight. Diabetes is cause by something happening within the pancreas itself which in turn causes it to basically start destroying itself. A virus, genetics, pregnancy, A lot of these things can contribute to diabetes. Diabetics can eat sugar as long as they are sugars higher on the glycemic index. Honey is one of those. Artificial sweeteners and what not are bad for the body. Type 1 diabetics can do this a little easier than type 2 it is all about moderation and making healthier choices. However thank you all so much for making this diabetic feel like a fat lazy slob simply for having a disease

  • Nancy says:

    Great ideas and so time saving.

  • Missy says:

    How do the green beans come out after being in a crockpot for so long in the cranberry chicken recipe?

  • Lindsay says:

    I might just be missing it, but I can’t find the amounts. How much EVOO and honey and other stuff goes in each meal?

    Thank you 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      Lindsay, if you click on the pdf above, you’ll find the grocery list on the first and second pages and the recipes after that. Hope that answers your question! 🙂

  • cheri says:

    We have a little addition coming very soon–prepping ahead with some of these meals will be a great help 🙂

  • MJ says:

    Awesome idea, I can’t wait to try it!
    Where did you get the labels?

  • Anna says:

    I love the frozen veggies that you add and you did such a great job of sharing the information! I love how you mixed up the meats! Thanks for the great ideas!

  • Stacey says:

    I am so excited about this post……a page I follow on facebook shared this post. The honey dijon chicken recipe isn’t linked or included. Is it around somehwere?

  • Cathy says:

    This is fantastic thank you so much. I love my crockpot and this will save me time and stress on what to cook LOL!

  • Patricia says:

    I just prepared these 8 meals for an elderly shut-in. He is a widower with very few cooking skills but still loves good food. Thank you for posting these recipes.

  • Syble says:

    I have another easy shortcut. For labeling, type and save your directions and print out on labels when needed! I’m all for easy!

  • Barry says:

    Thank you for the wonderful idea and recipes.
    One easy question, how do you come up with the “Use By Date” on your labels? I was looking at the recipes, but it did not say on there how long the food was going to be good for in the bags.

    Thank you 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      I use three months from when the meal was prepped. I think freezer meals will last at least that long in a standard refrigerator/freezer combo. We always eat ours very fast though!

  • Malinda says:

    Do you have any low carb recipes? I need to start my diet after Christmas!

    • Kelly says:

      To be honest, I’m not that familiar with low carb diets. What qualifies as a carbohydrate? Can you eat vegetables? I try to make my recipes with a few processed foods as possible, so I’m sure some of them are low carb. My post with 31 crockpot freezer recipes might be a good place to look for ideas.

  • Ginny says:

    i know this might be a stupid question but here goes – should the ingredients be dumped into the crock pot or are these recipes made to be put directly in the crock pot and cooked in the bag?

    • Kelly says:

      No such thing as a stupid question. Definitely dump them into the crockpot. The bag might melt. I’m sure other readers have the same question, so thank you for clearing that up.

    • Sue says:

      If you want an easy meal and easy cleanup afterwards….Get the bags that you can cook in, they come in different sizes for roasts or turkeys or whatever. Get the size that fits your crock pot. It will not melt, and when your meal is done just remove the bag and throw it away. No mess. Of course, it’s not “GREEN”, and I found the bags in bulk on the internet, might be more pricey in the stores. But it’s a great idea if you want to use it. Great for crock pots that you take to a pot luck too.

  • Carolyn says:

    There are great! How many servings does each freezer meal contain?

  • Trish says:

    I love how you doubled your meals (or more) by reminding all of us that you can switch up the type of meat that you use. My family seems to get in a rut with the same meals every month. Switching up the meat or even the veggies can freshen it up for us.

  • Shannon says:

    They look delicious! I can’t wait to try them. Where did you get the labels?

  • Jennifer says:

    How many people do each of these feed?

    • Kelly says:

      Each bag has 4-6 servings. If you open the pdf above with the grocery list and recipes, you can find serving size listed under each recipe. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • kim says:

    Thank you so much for sharing… I’ve been wanting to do this and now I’ve got some great ideas 🙂

  • Lorene says:

    Hi, I’ve just purchased a pressure cooker. Would this recipes work in there, if so any idea what I would cut the cooking time down to?
    Thank you

    • Kelly says:

      I’m not sure, Lorene. I’ve never used one before. Maybe you could google the difference in cooking time? Sorry I can’t be more help.

  • Karen Croisetiere says:

    Thanks, these look so fresh and yummy! Opened my mind to to the possibilities!

  • Loretta says:


    I have just found your website and love it!

    I have two questions. Firstly, I am based in Australia – do any of your recipe books have the measurements in metric? If not, no problem, I can go through and convert but I thought I would check before I started!

    Secondly, have you ever cooked the meals over a longer period of time? I usually leave the house at 7am and am home by 5-5.30pm with two hungry kids. If I left the slow cooker on for this length of time, would it ruin the meal (nearly all of your recipes seems to suggest 8 hrs cooking time).


    • Kelly says:

      Hi Loretta! To answer your questions: 1) The ingredients are listed in English measurements (sorry!) and 2) It depends on the size and strength of your slow cooker. My 4-qt is fine cooking for 10-12 hours, but meals in my 7-quart would be ruined if they cooked for that amount of time. You might want to look into a basic slow cooker with a timer (like this one) or, in the meantime, use a light timer to switch your crockpot “off” an hour or so before you get home.

      Hope this helps!

  • KC_Stacy says:

    If you are a kitchen gadget/appliance junkie like I am, most slow cooker meals can also be done in a pressure cooker – whether because you didn’t remember to put food in the slow cooker or you just decide to have a delicious meal in minutes! This takes 30 minutes in the pressure cooker and is divine! Use your steamer basket in the top to do fresh green beans and toss some potatoes in the bottom at the same time and, voila, dinner’s done!

  • Rhonda says:

    Are the ingredients already doubled and we just need to split the amount between 2 freezer bags? So each meal would have 1 pound of meat?

    • Kelly says:

      The ingredients in the grocery list are doubled. (So the grocery list will provide enough food for all eight meals.) The ingredients listed in each recipe are for one bag each.

  • Jenna says:

    Hi Kelly, I notice in your photos that the meat you use is all fresh. I have some fresh but mostly frozen meat on hand and I was going to experiment with both and see if there is a difference. Have you ever used frozen meat? And found any differences?

    • Kelly says:

      Hey Jenna! I’m not a big fan of frozen meat from the grocery store because I don’t think it tastes as good as fresh. If you have some that you like, you can certainly use it though. Don’t thaw it ahead of time – add it right to the bag raw. It should work fine that way! 🙂

  • Caroline says:

    The recipe for the Honey Dijon Pork calls for 3 pounds of meat per batch, but the grocery list only has 2 pounds of meat per batch. How much should I purchase? Thank you!

    • Kelly says:

      Whoops! Sorry about that, Caroline. I don’t think it will make a big difference. Anything between 2-3 pounds will work just fine. Sorry for the confusion. I think I planned to buy bone-in meat that weighed more and changed my mind once I saw what was on sale at the grocery store.

  • McKenna says:

    Does the raw ground beef leave the chili tasting greasy? I’ve never not drained the grease off of ground beef, even the leanest yields some grease.

  • Nicole says:

    I have never cooked chili from raw meat in the crockpot, I always brown and cook the meat first. How does it compare coming from completely raw? I noticed none of the meats are browned first, which certainly saves time, but does it sacrifice taste?

    • Kelly says:

      We think they taste great. There is a subtle taste difference – I think the meat is softer and melts in your mouth more, if that makes sense. In my opinion, totally worth the time saved!!

  • April says:

    Thanks for this great list! One question- for the chili, do you just crumble pre-made cornbread on top?

  • Nick says:

    i put a bag in my fridge overnight. The next morning, it is still very frozen. Can I still put that in the slow cooker or should it be 100% thawed?

  • Donna says:

    What actual label stock do you use to print your labels out. I would think that some labels will not stay attached to the bag after they are frozen. I really like your recipes and am planning on putting a batch together to make dinner an easier situation as I work full time.

  • AC says:

    I see you have “use by” dates on your labels. How long do these keep in the freezer?


  • Darla says:

    Maybe I missed it but what is the serving size of each bag/meal. Needing to know if it would feed everyone or just a few people. Thanks.

  • Daisy says:

    I think they are great ideas and are much healthier than most meals! As much as has been cut out, some sugar is necessary and won’t hurt. 🙂 Wouldn’t it be nice however to have printable stickers? Wonder if there is a site where you can do that?

  • Hey there I dont show the link to show the measurements for the honey dijon meal and i would love to know as that one looks super yummy! Please post how much to use! Thanks

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  • Dahl says:

    I love making “kits” for salads, sandwiches and snacks. But a main course for crock pot is great and would get me using my Crock pot more.

    I love to cook, But I live alone so I use vacuum sealers instead of freezer bags. Freezer burn starts in 72 hours. Vacuum sealers can keep food from one to three years.

    Thanks for the great and money saving ideas-I’m putting you on my Pinterest!

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  • Tere says:

    wondering I am a single mom with 4 kids. Is 1 batch going to be enough for ages 9-15..LOL.. I don’t know if I should just make both batches at 1 time. They all do sound so good… thanks

    • Kelly says:

      I think two pounds of meat will be enough to feed 5 people. How much meat do you typically cook for dinner? I would prepare a similar amount for these meals.

      • Kelly says:

        Also, just to give you a head’s up, we just ate the bbq chicken with carrots and the carrots were a bit too sweet for me. My one-year-old loved them, but I might cook them separately next time.

  • Alex says:

    Im a vegetarian are you able to put some ideas together for that? I have no issues in meat is cooking with it for my husband I just have to be able to separate the meat from the veggies thank you!

  • Cheryl says:

    Kinda wondering, I have one of those seal a meal things and it keeps things fresher a lot longer because it vacuum seals the food, I love mine and it has saved me so much money it isnt funny if you can find big meat sales, have you ever considered using one of the seal a meal things.

  • Cheryl says:

    also is there any kind of veggie that you cant freeze, I have wondered this for a long time.

    • Kelly says:

      I don’t like freezing fresh broccoli raw. The enzymes start to break down after a few days and it taste funny. This post might have more ideas for you: Freezer Meal 101. I remember reading that watermelon and other foods with a high water content don’t freeze well.

  • Laurie says:

    Hi… I’m a little confused. Your pictures show all the ingredients in the bag and the label recipe is a bit different than what you have posted when I click on the link under “Here is what I made”. (i.e. Slow cooker cranberry chicken) – you use onion soup mix on the bag label, but on the link you just use dried minced onion.) Which is the preferred way to make these meals, all ingredients together by the label recipe or by the link recipe? I know it’s not a BIG difference but I’m just curious which is your preferred way. 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      Sorry for the confusion, Laurie. I made the meals exactly as written in the pdf. (It’s the green link titled “8 CROCKPOT FREEZER MEALS – GROCERY LIST & RECIPES”.) The links are to the recipes that I used for inspiration. I like to include them in case people want a more detailed description of the meal. Sometimes there are photos of the meal finished cooking in those posts too.

  • Theodora says:

    This is genious! Thank you!

  • Samantha says:

    Made your meals before church on Sunday, cooked the first tonight. Hubby and twin 15 year old eating machines LOVED the chicken, green beans and cranberry sauce one!!! Back to your site looking for more recipes as I showed the concept to the Family and they are “in”. Dad will shop (likes your list) sons will man the crockpot after school and make the “extras” and other son will help on Sunday’s will prepping bags! Thank you!!! Wasn’t sure how this “return to work after 14.5 years” was going to work, this sure will help!!

  • Heidi says:

    Do you have the nutritional information for these recipes? Didn’t see it listed anywhere.

    • Kelly says:

      No. I include nutritional info for all of the recipes in my cookbooks, but I’m not able to calculate it for all of the recipes on my site at this time. Sorry about that.

  • Connie says:

    Made the honey dijon pork for dinner tonight using fresh boneless pork shoulder. It is delicious. .. made another meal to put in the freezer and wondered if it might be difficult to get the honey and mustard out of the bag when thawed. Thought about putting the 1/2 cup water that is needed at cooking time into the bag first to swish out all the yummy ingredients that might be left behind. What has been your experience ?

    • Kelly says:

      If it’s thawed, I don’t have a problem pouring it into my slow cooker but adding the water right to the bag sounds like a good idea. Then you’ll definitely get every last bit. 🙂

  • Danielle says:

    Hi! I just found your site, and I have to say I love the way you have it organized! It’s so easy for me to find great ideas. I have not yet started to make freezer meals, but you make it seem like it’s actually doable. I love the labels that you use on your bags. Did you design those yourself? And how do you get them to stick to the bags?

  • Sarah Wilks says:

    Loved your recipes and instructions, made everything this morning and everything was easy. Added some carrots and celery that were hanging around the fridge. First time I’ve made freezer meals and felt like a pro.
    I’ll have to buy the book now that I’ve tried the free meals. The cranberry and green bean recipe smells great in the crock pot.

    P.S. I’m a diabetic with an insulin pump and these recipes will fit in perfectly with my meal plan. Thank you!!

  • Emma Spark says:

    Great recipes and a fab idea. I have 4 kids and getting veggies down them can be very time consuming! I have a couple of suggestions for replacing refined sugar that some people might like to try – they work for us. Coconut sugar is a fab direct substitute and is low Gi etc. Rice malt syrup is also a great honey substitute. Look forward to giving this meal prep plan a whirl.

  • Grace says:

    So on the Cranberry and Green Beans recipe, the green beans don’t dissolve if they’re in the crockpot for that long? I made the Italian Chicken recipe yesterday and served over spaghetti squash and we LOVED it! I’m going to try the cranberry and green bean recipe today!

    • Kelly says:

      Yum! No, the green beans don’t dissolve. I cook tons of vegetables in my crockpot. Just shorten the cooking time is yours is high-powered.

  • Mary says:

    I just read through the comments. As a diabetic myself I found many of these recipes very diabetic friendly. Corn sends my sugar sky high so I leave it out and substitute another vegetable or a can of legumes such as pinto beans for it. Legumes have carbs, but are also good protein that don’t effect my sugar as bad. I have used Splenda or a good sugar-free pancake syrup for sweetner when needed. Sweet potatoes are a good carb for diabetics, too. They go well in some pork crockpot recipes. I don’t like curry, so if I want to try a recipe with curry I just leave it out. I don’t tell the person posting the recipe to not post curry recipes. Adapt and be flexible. Wonderful recipes are created that way.

  • Carolyn says:

    You are a saint, a genius and an angel- thank you for sharing! The speed at which these meals can be created is nothing short of a lean six sigma miracle. The family loved all the recipes, I’m making them all AGAIN. Maybe we’ll eat something different some day…if someone can figure out how to be just as efficient as you. I just can’t applaud you enough. W/o your help we’d all be tortured at my house with the horrors of making dinner every night. I’m soo grateful to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    • Kelly says:

      Thank you, Carolyn. Your encouragement means the world to me. Be sure to try some of my other freezer meal prep sessions too. The 12 from Costco are some of our faves. 🙂

  • Deb says:

    We made the full 8 crockpot meals and they are in our freezer right now. It was very easy to put it all together. We got everything we needed out and then chopped opened cans, and assembled. It was SO easy! We did subsitute the beef roast for stew meat, and chicken breasts for chicken quarters and legs, etc. and used canned veggies in place of some frozen because that was what we had on hand. It took my husband and I, 1 hour and 7 minutes to chop, open cans, and assemble.. I think next time we will be faster because we know what we are doing now. Tonight we had the Cranberry Green Bean Chicken.. OH MY!!!! IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!!!! That recipe is now on our regular meal list and we can’t wait to try Cranberry Green Bean Pork Roast and the rest of the meals!!! Thank you for putting these meals together!!

  • Todd says:

    Doesn’t browning the meat first offer for a better taste and texture?

    • Kelly says:

      I don’t think so, but it’s up to you. The texture is slightly different – when it cooks in the crockpot I think it has a “softer” texture, if that makes sense. For me, it’s totally worth the time-savings.

  • Nayia says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these recipes. Looking forward to painless delicious meals.

  • Brandy says:

    My sister-in-law did our first freezer cooking session this morning. It took me 4 hours to prep 20 meals for my family (she did about the same), including clean up. I think next time, I can get it down to 3 hours. I’ve already worked out a few tricks that I’m going to try next time to get prep time down. Either way, I could easily spend over an hour each day prepping/cooking a meal from scratch everyday, so right now I’ve saved myself 15-16 hours! That’s more time to do the stuff that I want to do like hanging out with my husband and children! YAY! AND, I get to feed my family wholesome food! Thank you for the inspiration! Please keep these awesome recipes coming! 🙂

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  • Dawn says:

    The Cranberry Pork Roast is one of our favorites. I have also used chicken. I actually have a long list of recipes that my family loves. I thank you for putting together such great recipes. I have sent your web page to a lot of my friends.

  • Joyce says:

    My husband and I have made 12 different freezer to crock pot meals. We spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon creating an assembly line and I have to say…”This concept really works!” Thanks for easing this teacher’s dinner time stress.

  • Katy says:

    I would love to just buy these packages already assembled. Have you ever thought of shipping frozen packages to customers?

  • Kelly says:

    Do you ever cook these ahead of time, cool, then freeze them? My husband is living overseas and while visiting I would love to make him a bunch of food to freeze but because his days are unpredictable and sometimes very long having him start the crockpot won’t really be an option (except for his days off). Thanks! He is going to LOVE the italian beef!

    • Kelly says:

      I always freeze my meals raw, but I’m sure you could freeze the cooked meals too. I know a lot of people freeze leftovers.

  • Michelle says:

    How many servings does each bag make? Enough for 2 adults and 2 5 y/o children?

    • Kelly says:

      Yes. It’s broken down by recipe in the printable pdf. One of the recipes has four servings and the others have six.

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  • Vanessa says:

    I’m confused when you say you doubled the ingredients, how many bags did you end up with? I see the ingredients you have listed make 8 bags.

  • Tracy B. says:

    Made the Mexican Chili w chicken tonight!!!!!! Everyone loved it. ( I did throw in a can of Rotel and 14 0z can of diced tomatoes just to stretch the recipe a bit further).

    Thank you so much. My family pitched in And we prepped all 8 of these meals after church Sunday night. They were fast and easy to pull together.

  • Roxana says:

    These recipes look great! Thank you!

    My “2 cents” however would be to just marinate (i.e. freeze) the meat with the spices and fat, etc. (e.g. honey and mustard and oils) and add veggies (like green beans, corn, etc.) toward the end, so as not to destroy all the nutrients in the veggies

    Also, please do not use so many plastic bags! They’re convenient, but they’re terrible for the environment. If we’re cooking healthy for our families, there is no point if we’re destroying the environment in the process!

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  • Pat says:

    What would I use instead of cranberries for the pork and chicken recipes. My husband is allergic to cranberries. Ty

  • Older'n Dirt says:

    Going to try some of these recipes. Instead of using the freezer bags I’ll use my favorite gadget the vacuum sealer I bought. months ago. I’ve vacuum sealed meat and chicken and kept them in the freezer for “way” longer than the 3 months you recommend and they’re perfectly good when thawed, “properly” and cooked to their right temperatures. Even cooked a few soups, stews and chili in the sealed bag in a pot of boiling water. Almost NO cleanup except the pan! Greatest thing I’ve ever bought for use in my kitchen.

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