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Make a delicious slow cooker meal with these Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Green Beans & Potatoes!
As the holidays start creeping upon us, I need quick and easy go-to meals. One way that I can do that is by using my slow cooker then making a one-dish meal in it. This can be easily done using Frozen Veggies, which I stock up on regularly.
How do you make Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Green Beans & Potatoes?
For this particular meal, I had a freezer full of pork chops, so I decided that they would pair perfectly with green beans and potatoes.
I headed to my freezer and grabbed a bag of Bird’s Eye frozen potatoes along with their green beans. Next up, I placed the pork chops in the slow cooker, topped them with the potatoes and green beans.
Lastly, I added a dash of pepper and it was all slow cooking from there.
Are freezer vegetables nutritious?
Freezer veggies are the perfect way to hold in those nutrients to help them last much longer than if they were sitting out on the counter. They are also so simple to prepare and inexpensive.
Recently the University of California, Davis partnered with the Frozen Food Foundation and revealed that frozen fruits and veggies are generally as rich in nutrients as fresh counterparts.
By freezing fruits and veggies it is nature’s pause button and an easy way to combat things like cost of fresh produce especially out of season produce. Plus, it gives you time to use them before they spoil too so that you have them ready to prepare and eat them on your own time table.
Nearly 80% of Americans fail to receive the proper amounts of nutrition from fruits and veggies. That’s very scary as the nutrients found in fruits and veggies are a major contributor to battling chronic illnesses.
A major issue that was found in why so many are deficient in fruits and veggies is the cost and convenience, luckily that makes these frozen alternatives perfect.
Not only do we purchase frozen veggies at the store but we also freeze our own garden fresh veggies. I love using that year round too. Frozen foods and veggies have remained a staple in households for many years.
Outside of creating meals using the veggies, I also serve them frequently as a side dish for our meals. I even had a reader mention that she uses frozen peas for teething for her toddler. Umm…brilliant! Do you use frozen veggies or certain frozen foods regularly? How do you use them in meals?
I was very impressed with how this Slow Cooker Pork Chop recipe turned out using the Bird’s Eye frozen veggies, it tasted a lot like a roast. The best part was I did not have to mess with cutting up potatoes or snapping beans.
I just tossed them in and let the slow cooker do the work.
This is another easy meal to prepare in advance too, you can prep the slow cooker the night before. It can also be made into a freezer friendly meal by gathering your ingredients and freezing them flat in the freezer.
Once you do that, you simply let it defrost a bit and toss in the slow cooker when you are ready to prepare it. So simple!
Let us know some of your favorite ways to use up frozen veggies!
- 4 Bonesless Pork Chops
- 1 10 oz Bag Bird's Eye Steamable Green Beans
- 1 10 oz Bag Bird's Eye Steamable Red Roasted Potatoes
- 1 Cup of Water
- Dash of Pepper
- Spray a 6 quart slow cooker with non stick cooking spray, then place the pork chops on the bottom.
- Evenly spread the green beans and potatoes on top of the pork chops.
- Add a dash of pepper on top of the veggies.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.