These ground beef crockpot recipes are guaranteed to make your life easier.

If you have a lot of ground beef and don’t know what to do with it, don’t fret!

You can use it in appetizers, lunches, or hearty entrées, so if you enjoy cooking, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. There are unending ways to cook with ground beef because it’s such a versatile meat.

Not to mention, it brings substance to any recipe you add it to, with its meaty, savory flavor and texture. It also cooks relatively fast since it’s ground into small pieces, so people often choose it for convenience.

But today, we’re not sharing quick ground beef recipes but rather slow-cooking ones that will produce meat browned on the outside and juicy on the inside. You no longer need to search the internet up and down to find a recipe that uses ground beef in the crockpot because we made the ultimate roundup just for you!

Some of our favorites on this list are the beefy pasta dishes and stews. However, we also included some tasty and nutritious casserole recipes along with other options for a diverse selection!

1. Easy Crockpot Taco Meat

This recipe by Eating On A Dime helps you to create outstanding crockpot beef taco meat! All you need is the meat, taco seasoning, and the secret ingredient, which is salsa! The salsa adds a nice kick, ensuring the beef isn’t bland. Of course, you can use the meat in tacos, but it also works in burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more!

2. Slow Cooker Beef and Potato Au Gratin

We love this recipe because it works as a side dish or a main course. It has ground beef, potatoes, onions, broth, cheese, and many seasonings. This meal is nice because it has several layers, rather than everything being mixed together, so it has an appetizing look. We recommend you top this dish with scallions, sour cream, or even little bacon bits to give it an excellent crunch factor!

3. Hamburger Stew

This fulfilling stew recipe by Salt & Lavender is perfect for when you want a low-effort yet scrumptious recipe. Some components are peas, carrots, potatoes, garlic, and onions. The recipe uses lean ground beef, which is better for you, so that’s always a plus! We suggest you go all out and make some biscuits or cornbread to go with it! There’s something just so comforting about the combination.

4. Crockpot Hamburger Stroganoff

Did you know you can make beef stroganoff in the crockpot? This recipe is a breeze because it only requires five ingredients: egg noodles, ground beef, onions, sour cream, and cream of mushroom soup. Make it for your family, or double it to make it for a small gathering! We believe green onions or parsley is a good garnish since it adds color to the dish, making it more enticing.

5. Slow Cooker Taco Casserole

You don’t need to choose between crockpot casseroles and tacos when you can have both in one. This genius recipe is packed with healthy ingredients like onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, and garlic. Not to mention, the ground beef and black beans satisfy your hunger for longer. There’s even some rice, too, so you don’t need to make a side dish since everything is wrapped into the casserole! Don’t forget to top it with fresh lettuce and salsa.

6. Slow Cooker Queso Beef Dip

Looking for a tasty dip recipe for an appetizer or a snack with your kids? Look no further! This recipe features a thick and cheesy queso sauce with ground beef, onions, jalapenos, and green chilies. Want to adjust the level of spiciness? Simply add more or less hot sauce to your liking. Pair it with nachos, pretzels, vegetables, or your favorite dipping snack. The possibilities are endless!

7. Crockpot Goulash

If you’re anything like us, you love a good goulash! This recipe certainly lives up to our standards since it has ground beef, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and more. The elbow macaroni cooks perfectly in the crockpot, and the spices have time to soak into the meat. Serve this with Caesar salad, garlic bread, or sauteed broccoli and cauliflower! This might just become your family’s go-to comfort meal.

8. Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This ground beef crockpot recipe is almost too good to be true! It’s a hearty soup that’s cheesy, beefy, and creamy at the same time. Of course, if you want a healthier version, you can swap the 2% milk for skim milk and the shredded cheese for the reduced-fat kind. Aside from that, the chunky potatoes and shredded carrot give the dish plenty of texture. Your kids will be asking for seconds in no time!

9. Slow Cooker Beef and Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada casserole? In the crockpot? Yes, and this recipe is a breath of fresh air when it comes to dinners because it has such unique ingredients! The grain is quinoa, which is earthy and somewhat nutty. Then, of course, you have ground beef, veggies, lime juice, coriander, and beef broth to impart the casserole with a zesty, savory flavor. You can add numerous toppings when it’s done, such as avocado, cilantro, or pico de gallo.

10. Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

If you’re looking for a versatile ground beef crockpot recipe, make this rich sauce which you can use as a topping for many foods. Although the sauce has a simple formula, it slowly cooks, so all the flavors merge into each other and create a heavenly combination. Serve it over pasta, rice, veggies, or even polenta! You can also get creative and use it as a dipping sauce for mozzarella sticks or breadsticks.

11. Slow Cooker Beef Ramen Noodles

This sweet and savory meal deserves a spot in your personal recipe book! It’s a classic dish that can easily be a staple in your household for lunch and dinner. The brown sugar and the chicken stock perfectly contrast each other. Meanwhile, the scallions, bell peppers, and carrots give a nice crunchy texture. To make it extra nutritious, we suggest you use whole-wheat ramen noodles! And don’t skip out on the sesame seeds; they’re the perfect garnish.

12. Crockpot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole

A recipe with the words “cheesy” and “beefy”? Count us in! This crockpot recipe by Tammilee Tips doesn’t disappoint. Some of the best elements of the formula are ground beef, onions, cheddar cheese, and penne pasta. Oh, and the sauce is packed with spices. As this dinner simmers, it fills your kitchen with delightful aromas that make your mouth water. It takes 8 hours to cook on low heat, but the wait is definitely worth it!

13. Crockpot Hamburger Wild Rice Casserole

Here’s a ground beef and rice dish that your guests will love! The main ingredients are meat, long-grain rice, and fresh mushroom pieces. However, it also has cream of mushroom soup, soy sauce, and water to ensure the rice doesn’t dry out but turns perfectly tender. It’s umami-filled and oh-so-yummy! If you end up with leftovers, you can turn it into a burrito or serve it over nachos. There are so many ways to reinvent it.

14. Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie

Moms With Crockpots shared this recipe for shepherd’s pie, and it’s quite the hearty meal! Essentially, you can make the classic version of the dish in the crockpot, which is incredible for busy folks who want to focus on other things while dinner cooks. Make the layered dish with ground beef, garlic-infused veggies, mashed potatoes, and cheddar cheese. It’s perfect for a cozy day indoors when you’re craving something comforting!

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15. Classic Weight Watchers Chili

This homemade chili is fantastic because you can serve a bowl for yourself and use it to make chili dogs for the kids! Its flavor is out of this world, thanks to the cayenne, chili powder, baked beans, red onions, and tomatoes. We use lean ground beef for the recipe, which helps keep it nutrient-rich. Although it’s a crockpot recipe, it only cooks for 2 hours, so you don’t need to worry about doing any morning prep!

16. Crockpot Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

You’re going to love how easy it is to make tater tot casserole in the crockpot! This dish has a Tex-Mex twist, with flavors of ground beef, Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, corn, and Colby cheese. You’re met with bursting flavor in every single bite! And don’t worry; the tater tots don’t turn soggy. They cook to the perfect consistency. After a few hours of slow cooking, you can indulge in this cheesy, flavorsome dinner!

17. Crockpot Sloppy Joes

The Cookie Rookie has a recipe for sloppy joe meat in the crockpot, making cleanup easy! Not to mention, the recipe calls for lean ground beef, so it’s not super greasy. The Worcestershire, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, and chili sauce come together to make the perfect tangy accompaniment for the meat. Load it up onto buns and watch everyone gobble it down. We suggest you serve it with a light salad since the sandwich is plenty hearty.

18. Crockpot Ground Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots

We can’t get enough of this chunky stew that you can make in your slow cooker. The ground beef and potatoes complement each other well, and the tomato stew base is flavorful as ever. The hardest part is being patient for 6 hours while it cooks to perfection. When it’s done, load it up with fresh herbs like parsley or basil to make it super fresh and eye-catching.

19. Veggie Loaded Beef Chili

This unique chili recipe is remarkable due to the range of vegetables and beans it has. The delicious beef is seasoned with a perfect combination of cayenne, cumin, and onion powder, which gives the dish a bold flavor. As for serving suggestions, we highly recommend garnishing your chili with fresh and creamy avocado, juicy diced tomatoes, or a dollop of reduced-fat sour cream. And hey, you can’t go wrong with using all these garnishes simultaneously!

20. Crockpot Cheeseburger Dip

This ground beef crockpot recipe is a fantastic starter for your next gathering. It has four simple ingredients, so you don’t need to worry about setting aside time to prep it. Specifically, all you need is ground beef, cream cheese, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. Can it get any easier? Use it as a dip for carrot sticks, celery, chips, fresh bread, or even broccoli! Of course, it is best when you serve it fresh and warm.

21. Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef and Potatoes

This lovely recipe by Six Sisters’ Stuff works as a hearty side dish for holidays or a main course if you pair it with a salad or more veggies. It has lean ground beef, potatoes, cheddar cheese, and tons of seasonings. The meat and potatoes become the perfect texture after you slow-cook them all day! If you place fresh parsley or crispy breadcrumbs on top, it brings the whole dish together.  

22. Crockpot Taco Pizza

It’s not every day you see taco pizza, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it! This family-friendly crockpot dish contains ground beef, shredded cheese, and taco seasoning. But where it gets terrific is the crescent rolls which rise nice and fluffy in the crockpot. The slight sweetness of the pastry complements the savory ground beef! Top it with either taco or pizza toppings, whichever you wish.

23. Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers

This light and healthy meal brings plenty of flavor and textures to your palate. The bell peppers are tender yet still have a nice bite, and the ground beef is nice and saucy, thanks to the enchilada sauce. There’s also rice, so you don’t need to worry about making any sides to go with it. It makes six servings, so if you have leftovers, you have lunch for the next day, which is always a bonus.

24. Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

If you’re looking for a winning side dish for your next cookout, try this recipe that perfectly balances sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. Everyone will be raving about it! Some of the best ingredients are ground beef, bacon, beans, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce. You have the option to cook it on low or high in the crockpot, so it’s adjustable for your needs. If you want to go all out, cover it with some shredded cheese.

bacon cheeseburger casserole

25. Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Although our recipe for bacon cheeseburger casserole can be made in numerous ways, you can also cook it in the crockpot, which is great news! It takes roughly four hours for it to cook in the appliance. This meal impresses everyone with lean ground beef, biscuits, bacon, cheese, and onions. It’s like biting into a towering cheeseburger, except you don’t need to spend time heating the grill and assembling the burgers.

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