When it comes to kitchen gadgets, the slow cooker is definitely one of our all-time favorites. We rely on it time and time again for those nights when we’re short on time yet still want a homemade meal. And they’re especially great at whipping up hearty ground beef dishes as the slow cooking ensures they’re filled with deep flavor. That’s why we gathered our best ground beef slow cooker recipes straight from the Woman’s World test kitchen. They’re easy, delicious and guaranteed to satisfy — just keep scrolling to make your pick, then let your slow cooker do the work for you!
7 ground beef slow cooker recipes
1. Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
Cinnamon and raisins transform ground beef into an extra-irresistible filling for these Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers. Finish with a sprinkling of feta if you’d like.
2. Greek Beef and Rice Bake
Our Greek Beef and Rice Bake is slow-cooker twist on a cinnamon-kissed casserole — it layers up fast, thanks to prepared Alfredo sauce.
3. Pizza Meatloaf
Pizza Mealoaf? Yes, please! We used jarred pizza sauce, spices and pre-sliced pepperoni to jazz up a comfort-food favorite.
4. Meatballs, Zucchini & Beans
Meatballs, zucchini & beans combined in this hearty dish — we used cannellini beans but you can swap in whatever bean you prefer.
5. Beef and Bean Sliders
Our citrusy slaw is the perfect complement to spiced-just-right meat in these Beef and Bean Sliders. Top with jalapeño slices if you like spice.
6. Chickpea Beef Chili
Loaded with beans, this stick-to-your-ribs Chickpea Beef Chili is sure to satisfy — we like to finish it with a dollop of cool sour cream.
7. Smoky Southwestern Chili
With a hint of sugar, the tomatoes shine bright in this hearty Smoky Southwestern Chili. It would also be perfect atop nachos.
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