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How to Cook Ground Beef in Your Slow Cooker

Fall is right around the corner. That means, slow cooker soups (yay!). We use our slow cooker almost daily and this is one of my favorite ‘meal hacks’ using the slow cooker. I am so excited to show you How To Cook Ground Beef In Your slow cooker. By now, you all know that I love a quick and easy dinner. When it comes to dinner prep, anything that makes my life easier…I am all in! While I have heard of cooking ground beef in my crock pot, I was always a little scared to try it. I was afraid it would be too mushy or burn. Finally, yesterday I decided to try it and I am so excited to share–it is my new favorite cooking tip!

  1. Spray your crock pot with non stick spray
  2. Add 1 lb. of ground beef (we use venison, you can use any ‘ground meat’ that you like!). I added mine completely frozen and had no issues.crockpot ground beef
  3. Add 1 cup of beef broth
  4. Add any seasonings (for example-I added garlic salt, pepper and oregano because I was using the meat in spaghetti sauce)
  5. Cover and cook on low for 3.5 hours. Check your crock pot periodically, stirring and breaking the meat apart as it cooks. 
  6. Add your meat to any recipe, or freeze.

crockpot ground beef

How easy was that? This isn’t really a crock pot recipe that you can put in and leave while you are gone for 8 hours, but it’s a great idea to throw it in on a Sunday afternoon to use the rest of the week


How to Cook Ground Beef in Your Slow Cooker

Flossie McCowald | SuperMomHacks

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

What an awesome hack! Thx SO much for sharing - will pin and post to my FB page too!

Allison Lancaster

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday 26th of October 2016

This is awesome! Love that you can cook it directly from frozen! Thank you so much for sharing!

Loving Living Lancaster

Thursday 27th of October 2016

Absolutely! I love how easy it is!

Kathy Kenny Ngo

Friday 5th of August 2016

I love beef so much but I am not a good chef. This is definitely a great help. Thanks for the info

Loving Living Lancaster

Thursday 11th of August 2016

Absolutely! I hope you can use it to make your life easier!


Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

I swear every recipe I find you need to cook the beef before you put it in the crockpot. Now- this is what I needed! Thanks!

Loving Living Lancaster

Thursday 4th of August 2016

Absolutely! I love making things quick and easy!

Yona Williams

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

I would have never thought to cook ground beef in a crock pot. I already know that I am seriously underusing the one I have in the cabinet.