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I don’t meal plan often and I know I should. I usually end up grocery shopping the same day for the things I need. I’m getting better though. I have found that if I keep a pound of ground beef in the freezer and a few cans of different vegetables in my cupboard, I can whip up a tasty, warm meal quite easily. They are fast and I love that I can clean up after prepping so that my kitchen is spotless when we sit down to dinner. Only the crock pot and dishes need to be washed afterwards.



10 Quick & Easy Ground Beef Crock Pot Recipes


Easy Crock Pot Chilli

It doesn't get much easier than this! If you have ground beef in your freezer or frig, you can have a nice, warm meal with little prep. Check out all 10 of these ground beef crock pot recipes! #crockpot #recipes

I make this recipe all the time and my family loves it. On the rare occasion that it doesn’t get all consumed in one sitting, I freeze the leftovers in single use containers. That way, anyone can have a quick, hot and hearty meal whenever they want.

You can serve this in a bowl on its own, with toast or on a bun, or with a side of corn chips or nachos.

Need snacks for game or movie night?

It doesn't get much easier than this! If you have ground beef in your freezer or frig, you can have a nice, warm meal with little prep. Check out all 10 of these ground beef crock pot recipes! #crockpot #recipes

Place a layer of nacho chips on a flat baking sheet. Top with chilli. Cover with shredded cheese and place in oven on broil or grill. When cheese is melted, remove from oven. Keep an eye on it. It doesn’t take long.

Serve with a side of sour cream. And voila, nachos supreme!

Easy Crock Pot Chilli
Yield: 6-8

Easy Crock Pot Chilli

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

This quick and easy prep Crock Pot Chilli is the perfect meal to come home to on a cold winter's day. Packed with flavour and sure to satisfy the whole family!


  • 900 g lean ground beef
  • 1 can (540ml) dark kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can (540 ml) favourite tomato sauce (choose spicy if you like the extra kick)
  • 1 can (540 ml) stewed or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 packet chilli seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet.
  2. Drain grease.
  3. Return skillet to burner. Set on low.
  4. Add 1 cup water and chilli seasoning to ground beef.
  5. Mix well and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Pour ground beef mixture into bottom of crock pot.
  7. Pour in all canned ingredients and 1/2 cup of water.
  8. Stir ingredients.
  9. Cover. Set crock pot on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.


Need some extra spice? I dare you to add some hot chilli peppers!

The following ground beef crock pot recipes are my favourites. I have printed them off and keep them tucked under my bread bin for easy access. Please click through any of the images to get the full recipe and instructions. If ground beef is not allowed in your diet, you can always substitute ground chicken, turkey or pork.


For more dinner ideas, check out these 20 Delicious Dinner Casseroles.



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Doesn’t this look like heaven?


I love my crock pot and how it makes my life so easy. Be sure to stock up on the common ingredients used throughout these recipes and the next time you are stuck trying to figure out what to have for supper, you will be prepared to whip up one of these ground beef crock pot meals in a flash.

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