Slow Cooker Ground Beef

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Slow Cooker Ground Beef

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy recipes, kitchen how to, party recipes
Calories: 403 kcal

This simple recipe for slow-cooked ground beef is great for stocking your freezer! Just pull out a bag of already cooked meat and you can have dinner on the table in no time! 


  • 7 pounds ground beef I like 90/10, but any will work
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper to a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. Set heat to low, cover, and cook for 1 hour. Use a potato masher to break up the meat.
  3. Repeat breaking up the meat with the potato masher ever 2 hours until the meat is cooked through. This should take about 6 hours for 7 pounds of meat in a 6 quart slow cooker, but adjust time as needed and cook until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Drain fat, if desired, before using or freezing.
  5. Portion meat out into freezer bags and freeze until ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 455mg 19%
Potassium 428mg 12%
Protein 27g 54%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 17.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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