Don’t Heat the House: 20 Ground Beef Slow Cooker Recipes


Because it’s summer time, I like to use my slow cooker often. It doesn’t heat up the house like the oven does. It also makes my life much easier. I’m able to save time and do the things that are more important to me, like reading or relaxing with my family.

But, have you noticed the rising prices of beef lately? I sure have! Because of it, I’ve had to resort to using more ground beef to cook with. Having a family of 9, I can’t afford to purchase steak and roast for my family on a regular basis. While we do indulge in those cuts of beef occasionally, I’ve found that I can stretch my grocery budget much further when I go with ground beef instead.

Unfortunately, I found that I was in a rut when it comes to ground beef recipes. I wanted more than just chili and spaghetti. Don’t get me wrong. I love chili and spaghetti, but when that’s all you ever cook with ground beef, it doesn’t appeal to you to use it that often.

Here are 20 ground beef slow cooker recipes that should help break up that monotony:

1. Mexican Casserole
2. Cincinnati Chili
3. Beef “n” Bean Torta
4. Beef Stroganoff
5. Shepherd’s Pie
6. Goulash
7. Slow Cooker Pizza
8. Meatloaf with Mozzarella, Mushrooms and Pepperoni
9. Easy Enchilada Soup
10. Tater Tot Casserole
11. Sloppy Joes
12. Macaroni and Beef
13. Pasta Fagiola
14. Slow Cooker Lasagna
15. Cheeseburger Casserole
16. Meat Loaf
17. Lasagna Soup
18. Slow-Cooked Ragù
19. Hobo Packet
20. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak


What’s your favorite ground-beef slow-cooker recipe?

Photo credit: Kate Sears

  1. jen curtis
    August 6, 2014

    Um number 14 is NOT a ground beef recipe, its for a roast.

  2. August 6, 2014

    Number’s 10 & 19 are both the same dish.

  3. August 6, 2014

    I love my crock pot – I use it all the time! Here are 35 crock pot freezer meals –

  4. August 7, 2014

    Thank you for pointing that out. Human error got me! All fixed!

  5. Tina Bean
    September 6, 2014

    Instead of complaining try this…..Sarah, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to post these recipes for the rest of us. I for one really appreciate it!!!!!

  6. September 6, 2014

    Thank you Tina, you’re a sweetie! :)

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  8. Robert
    November 9, 2014

    Wow! Thank you. Great winter recipes so easy even a bachelor can make them! LOL.
    Excellent work and thanks for sharing!

  9. hilda
    November 9, 2014

    15 17 are my favorite

  10. Ken
    November 10, 2014

    Crockpot Gawupki. One head of cabbage cut into eighths. Bag of carrots chunked. Large can of whole tomatoes (I purée). About 1.5 lbs browned ground beef (I mix beef and turkey). Garlic and herbs seasoning. In 6 qt cooker it is filled to the brim. Low 6-7 hours. Make rice before serving. Serve over rice.

  11. February 9, 2015

    Great post.

  12. jessica
    May 25, 2015

    It’s slow cooker lasagna with ground beef…where do you see a roast?

  13. jessica
    May 25, 2015

    Those recipes are completely different

  14. Victoria Wolf
    May 25, 2015

    Makin life easier!

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