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

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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 – http://www.savingyoudinero.com/2014/04/26/35-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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