Freezer to Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls

Freezer to Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls

 This recipe makes a lot so it is a great meal wrapped in tortillas or made into quesadillas for dinner.  You can also use this filling for topping salads or even stirred into your eggs for breakfast.
You can use the Freezer directions to prep it ahead for a future meal.

Yield: 6-8

 Ingredients
  • 1.5 – 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (you can sub ground beef or chicken for the chicken breasts)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp  olive oil
  • 3 tsps onion powder
  • 2 Tbls chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbls ground cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes, drained (use fresh, jarred, or canned tomatoes (15-16 oz)
  • 1.5 cups prepared black beans (rinsed well if using canned)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup  brown rice or quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup shredded colby jack cheese (optional)

Prep Directions:

  1. Place raw chicken (or protein of choice) , & diced onion in crock pot.
  2. Pour in broth, tomatoes, oil, and seasonings.
  3. Cook on low for about 5 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker.
  5. Stir precooked rice/quinoa, corn, and black beans, into the hot liquid remaining in crockpot
  6. Let cook an additional 10 minutes on high.
  7. In the meantime, quickly chop, or shred chicken.
  8. Add chicken back in, cook for 10 minutes on high, or just until chicken is hot.
  9. Serve with fresh diced tomatoes, plain Greek yogurt, green onion, diced avocado or guacamole, top with cheese if desired.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Prep:

  1. Label your freezer bag with the name of the meal and cooking instructions.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a gallon size zip lock bag.
  3. Remove as much air as possible, seal and lay flat in the Freezer.

Cooking:

  1. The night before cooking, move frozen bag to your refrigerator to thaw
  2. The morning of cooking, pour contents into crockpot.
  3. Cook on “low” setting for 8 hours or high for 4 -6 hours.
  4. Top with diced tomatoes, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, green onion, avocado and additional cheese as desired.