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Tasty Tuesday: My Favorite Crockpot Meal


I'd like to start off by saying, pardon my absence!
I've kind of been in a blogging rut lately.
Bloggers block is a thing right? Like writers block?
Also, I'm doing the 12 days of giveaways over on instagram and it's pretty time consuming ha!
But, I couldn't let Tuesday go by without posting a recipe!
This is actually on oldie but definitely a goodie.
I LOVE these seasoning packets!
I'm sure they are wonderful for the grill... but they are so perfect to use in the crockpot.
There are so many different flavor options and they are on sale so often!
Even when they aren't on sale, they're still super cheap!
Switch up the meats and veggies you put in and the possibilities are endless.
I've done smoky applewood with shredded pork, Brown Sugar Bourbon with little steaks, Island wood fire grill with pork chops, Baja Citrus with chicken... seriously there are so many ways to use these handy things.

This time I'm going to show you what I did with the Zesty herb packet (my favorite one), russet potatoes, and green beans.
No matter which packet I use, I do the same thing, just with different veggies and meats to keep it interesting ;)

Ingredients:

1) 1 packet of McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning
2) Your choice of meat (this time I did 5 frozen chicken tenders. I also add in 3-4 breasts and guesstimate other meats.)
3) Veggies of your choice (I did the frozen green beans from costco and added potatoes as a starch because I LOVE potatoes in the crockpot!)
4) Water
5) Vegetable, canola, or olive oil

Directions:

1) Place your meat in first, then layer whatever veggies or starch you want on top. Only add the veggies at this step if they are frozen. When using fresh add at like the last hour or so on top.


2) Mix together seasoning packet, about 1/4 cup oil, then fill the rest to the 1 cup line with water.
(make sure to mix it good, I also add a shake or two of salt and pepper)


3) Pour mixture evenly over the top of everything in crockpot


5) Cook on high for at least 4 hours or low for 5-6. I like letting it go a little longer so the flavors really soak into everything. I stir it a few times periodically while it's cooking so nothing burns on the sides and it all has it's turn to soak in the seasoning. Yum!
And that's all! 
Seriously... it's that easy!
Serve it up and enjoy!
I realize that's not the most flattering photo but... just trust me on this, the stuff is yummy!


All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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