Ground Beef Crock Pot Recipes are my favorite. The PNW allows for the crockpot to be a great way to make dinner with simple ingredients in no time. Easy recipes and slow cooking make for an easy meal on those crazy weeknights! Amazing slow cooker recipes are sometimes the only reason we have delicious meals during the week.
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Why easy ground beef crockpot recipes??? Let’s face it often time ground beef can go on sale for much more affordable prices, and most often the kids also prefer ground beef meals as their favorite meals. These easy dinners save dinner time and put on the dinner table during our busy weeknights!
Prepping Cooked Meat For Easy Cooking
Take a lot of prep work out of weeknight dinners and precook and freeze your cooked ground beef! Pull and defrost the ground beef to put in recipes like this for an easy weeknight dinner! (If you aren’t sure how to best do this, check out Freezing Cooked Ground Beef)
You can use lean beef or a higher fat content to drain excess fat off the meat. The best part is that ground beef is a great price often vs. chuck roast and beef roasts at the grocery store. It is easy to cook and also budget-friendly.
Must-Have Supplies For Cooking Weeknight Meals With A Crockpot:
If you aren’t sure what size crockpot you need for making crock pot beef recipes, check out my -> buying guide to help decide.
easy beef crock pot recipes
These are comfort food weeknight dinners we have made in our house over the years! With soccer practice, most nights having a hearty meal is essential, but also, ground beef recipes for kids are something I have been making for years.
If you don’t have ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, or lean ground meat is perfect to substitute for ground beef. While Instant Pot works excellent, the crockpot is my favorite to cook with, cooking slow.
It is also important to note that crock pot cooking times will vary based on how your crockpot cooks. So be sure to keep an eye on how the food is cooking in the crockpot.
Crock Pot Beef Chili Recipe– Easy to make with tomato and add bacon for extra flavor!! Make a large batch to freeze the leftovers or lunch the next day! Top with sour cream for one of our favorite hearty chili recipes. (Get the recipe->here)
Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole– Use Potatoes, Beans, Tomatoes, cream of mushroom, and cheese to make this tasty dish with other seasonings as well! These are amazing together to make comfort food! (Get the recipe->here)
Crockpot Cheeseburger Bacon Dip Recipe– Use cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, and ground beef to make this amazing dip! Serve with tortilla chips and crackers, or eat as is, so filling to make it a meal. (Get the recipe->here)
Soup ground beef crock pot recipes
Lasagna Soup Slow Cooker– Use lasagna noodles, bell peppers, Italian seasoning, pasta sauce, and ground beef to make this fantastic soup! This is an easy way to make a classic recipe full of flavor in no time. (Get the recipe->here)
Easy Crockpot Ground Beef Stew Recipe– AKA poor man’s stew, this will be the kid’s favorite! Use ground beef so the kids have no issue with the meat, and it’s also very frugal! This is one of my family’s favorites since we first made it. (Get the recipe->here)
can you cook ground beef in crock pot?
You can cook ground beef in the crock pot, turn the temperature high or low, and let it cook. I don’t find this time effective as you still have to check on the meat and drain the grease, but it can be done.
Storing Leftover ground beef slow cooker recipes:
One of my favorite things about using my crockpot to make comfort food is the leftovers. You can portion your leftovers into an airtight container. Once they have cooled, store them in the fridge for one to two days. Most soups and chilis will freeze well in a container and can be stored for up to 3 months.
Storing leftovers properly requires the right tools! My preferred storage method is if the leftovers can be sealed in a food saver. If not, then an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for the fridge is the way I go. The air-tight container and a freezer Ziploc bag are the next best bet for freezing the leftovers. I also use a food scale to measure portions into serving sizes.
What are your go-to crockpot meals with ground beef? Leave a comment I am always looking for new recipes to try out!
Tips for beef crockpot meals
- Crockpot cooking times can vary, so watch how your dinner cooks; some crockpot meat recipes may cook faster than others.
- Crockpot beef recipes can often be held in the keep-warm setting on your crockpot for delayed family servings.
What To Serve with Ground beef crockpot meals
Crockpot Recipes To Check Out
Crockpots are versatile and perfect for making meals without much work or effort. I use mine constantly! Below are some of my favorite collections of recipes I’ve made in my kitchen. Slow Cooker recipes are an easy way to get dinner on the table.