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Top 25 Slow Cooker Recipes
Ground beef is a good choice for slow cooker casseroles, stews, chilis, meatloaf, and many other dishes. Most meats can be added to the slow cooker without searing or browning, with the exception of ground meat. Ground beef, in most cases, should be browned in advance for best texture and color.
If you use ground beef often, consider browning several pounds and freeze it in 1-pound portions for dishes. You'll have ground beef whenever you need it.
From ground beef casseroles and meatloaf to pasta... sauces and hearty chili recipes, you're sure to find an excellent recipe from among these family-pleasing ground beef recipes for the slow cooker.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Ground Beef and Hash Browns Team Up in This Easy Dish
Crock Pot Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner: The combination of ground beef and gravy, corn, cheese, and hash browns make a wonderful layered slow cooker dish.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Pizza Flavors From Your Slow Cooker
Crock Pot Pizza Pasta Casserole: Ground beef and pepperoni get together in this delicious slow cooker pasta meal. The meaty sauce is combined with the cooked pasta and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Finish the casserole in the oven if you prefer.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs Are Full of Flavor
Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs: These incredible sweet and sour meatballs are simmered with an easy homemade Asian-style sauce. Peppers and pineapple chunks add to the texture and flavor. Serve these meatballs with hot boiled rice.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Chili Easy Enough for a Novice Cook
Karla's Easy Crockpot Chili: This very easy hearty chili will quickly become a family favorite. Even the pickiest eaters will love this delicious chili.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Meatloaf and Potatoes in the Crock Pot
Crock Pot Meatloaf With Potatoes: This easy meatloaf is as versatile as it is easy. Top it off with barbecue sauce or ketchup just before it's done.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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A Tangy Sauce HIghlights These Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls
Swedish Cabbage Rolls, Slow Cooker or Stovetop: These fabulous cabbage rolls can be cooked in the slow cooker or on the stovetop. Freeze the head of cabbage overnight for easy peeling.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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A Versatile Tater Tot Casserole
Kelly's Tater Tot Casserole, Slow Cooker or Oven: This tater tot casserole is a one dish meal that kids love! If your oven isn't an option, cook it in the slow cooker. Take it along to a potluck!Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Everyday Sloppy Joes Get a Makeover
Slow Cooker Sloppy Barbecue Beef Sandwiches: This sloppy mixture of ground beef and barbecue sauce makes a fabulous family lunch or dinner dish.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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This Chili Mac Starts With a Mix
Crock Pot Chili Mac: This easy slow cooker chili mac is made with taco seasoning, corn, beans, and ground beef. Add a garnish of sliced green onions, shredded cheese, or cilantro if you like.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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This Chili Dog Sauce Will Be the Hit of the Party
Classic Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce: This classic hot dog sauce is made with a variety of seasonings. Make a double or triple batch for tailgating or a home game party.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Layers of Tacos, Ground Beef, and Cheese
Slow Cooker Taco Stack with Ground Beef: Tex-Mex flavors are featured in this wonderful ground beef taco dish. Seasonings include chili powder, cumin, olives, and optional jalapeno chile peppers.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Potatoes and Ground Beef Get Together in This Easy One Pot Meal
Slow Cooker Chinese Pie with Ground Beef and Potatoes: This "Chinese pie" is not an Asian dish. It's actually a French Canadian/New England casserole. The dish is made with layers of potatoes, browned ground beef, and corn.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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A Layered Shepherd's Pie for the Slow Cooker
Sandy's Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie (Cottage Pie): Technically, the ground beef makes this a cottage pie. If you want a more authentic shepherd's pie, use ground lamb in the dish.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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The Perfect Sauce for Pasta Night
Easy Crock Pot Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage: A combination of Italian sausage and ground beef makes this a hearty, pasta sauce. The slow cooker brings out the great flavors in the sauce. Add extra crushed red pepper for a spicier sauce.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Swedish Meatballs Just Like Mom's
Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs With Sour Cream: This recipe for Swedish meatballs is all about convenience. Frozen meatballs are cooked with prepared gravy, sour cream, and spices. Serve these easy meatballs with hot cooked noodles, mashed potatoes, or creamed cauliflower.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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A One-Dish Pasta Meal for a Busy Day
Slow Cooker American Chop Suey: American chop suey is a comfort food to many, and this version is super easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. It's an excellent busy day meal, and it's always a hit.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Beef and Beans Make a Great Meal With Cornbread
Crockpot Beef and Bean Dinner: Bake a pan of cornbread or cornbread muffins to go with the ridiculously easy beef and bean dish. The browned ground beef and bacon are slow cooked to perfection with canned beans and chopped veggies.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Yes, You Can Cook Lasagna in the Slow Cooker!
Ness's Crock Pot Lasagna: This slow cooker lasagna is a classic layered combination of lasagna noodles, ground beef, spaghetti sauce, and three cheeses.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Stuffed Peppers Made Easy, With Variations
Crock Pot Stuffed Green Peppers With Ground Beef and Rice: This recipe comes with many possible variations, including homemade sauce suggestions and seasonings.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Slow Cooker Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole
Crock Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole: Corn or flour tortillas are layered with browned ground beef and beans, along with cheese and seasonings. Top servings with some salsa or sour cream.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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A Meaty Bolognese Sauce From Your Crock Pot
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce: Ground beef, sausage, shredded or diced carrots, celery, and tomatoes go into this wonderful homemade Italian-style sauce. Some dry red wine may be added to the sauce along with Parmesan cheese.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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A Comforting Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Myron's Crock Pot Meatloaf: Myron's meatloaf is made with classic ingredients, including a ketchup topping. Line the slow cooker with strips of foil and you can lift the meatloaf our easily.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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High Protein No-Bean Chili
Crock Pot No-Bean Beef Chili Recipe: If you aren't a fan of beans in your chili, this ground beef chili is an excellent choice.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Grape Jelly Meatballs are a Southern Classic
Southern Grape Jelly Meatballs: These meatballs will be the star of the party. They're great for holiday parties and game day gatherings.