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
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?
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!
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.
Easy Crock Pot Sloppy Joes
Ah…This takes me back. My mom used to make sloppy joes all the time. Perfect on a cold day.
Hamburger Vegetable Soup
What an easy way to get your vegetables into your diet. Double up this recipe and freeze your extras into individual servings for future quick meals.
Beef Barley Soup
I LOVE barley but if you don’t or your grocery store doesn’t carry it, substitute rice.
Taco Tuesday anyone?
Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole
You had me at cheeseburger. Macaroni is like icing on a cake to me. This is comfort food at its finest!
Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
Yeehaw! This meal is guaranteed to stick to your ribs and keep you warm on a cold, winter’s night.
Cabbage roll casserole
My family is from Eastern Europe, so ethnic food is always a staple. But who has time to make cabbage rolls the old fashioned way? Certainly not me!
Old Fashioned Meatloaf
I love me some ketchup smothered on my meatloaf. How about you?
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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