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    Default Brown Ground Beef in crockpot

    Yep, I have a few minutes to get back in the kitchen...
    This time I did all my ground beef in my crock, on low.. I checked on it every hour to crumble it up. When it was done I drained the juices, let it cool and split into baggies.
    I did this time leave some in crock pot and added taco seasoning and let it cook awhile. It makes a great taco meat..
    Doing this also made it easier than all the grease splattering and I got more cooked.
    Thought I would share again...

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    Did you put water in it or just put it straight in? I've got about 7 pounds in the fridge that i need to do something with.

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    Thanks, great idea. Never thought of doing ground beef in the crock pot.
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    Thanks for sharing! All of my recipes always call for cooking the ground beef prior to putting it in the crockpot, so I always wondered how it would cook in the crockpot, so I wouldn't have to dirty up another pan!

    Glad to know it can be done!

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    I have never done mine in the crock pot. It sounds like a great way to do it though. I always boil mine, I just toss it in a large pan with an inch or so of water and let it boil, it is super easy and I have done up to 5 pounds at a time and it cooks up quickly and with no mess.

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    I just put it straight in, no water or nothing. You although have to check it every now and then cause it clumps up a bit...

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    How long does it take?

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    How many pounds did you do? I'm intrigued!

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    I did 5lbs and it took me about 1-2 hours.. I did it on low and mine runs kinda hot.. i just kept an eye on it while it browned up. I guess time wise you could just fry it, but this to me was alot un-messier..
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    I do this all the time and love it. Thought I might share a easy recipe with you.

    Put lean ground beef, a bag of frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken and a packet of brown gravy seasoning. Its so yummy fixed like this and if you use the lean ground beef no draining. You can add onions, green peppers also for a little added kick.

    Another one....add quick cook white or brown rice instead of the potatoes and about half a soup can of water to the above recipe.

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    Thank you....again, another one I have never heard of....but am most surely going to try. I hate to get splattered with hot grease!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katybird View Post
    I have never done mine in the crock pot. It sounds like a great way to do it though. I always boil mine, I just toss it in a large pan with an inch or so of water and let it boil, it is super easy and I have done up to 5 pounds at a time and it cooks up quickly and with no mess.
    I do this too. I add water and it never spits. But it sounds like the crock pot is a good idea for large batches.

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    Thanks for the idea. I'll try it. I've boiled it, but I just don't much like the bland taste. I've got about 4 pounds in the freezer that's been on my to do list. I'll haul it out next week when I'm off work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartofmine View Post
    I do this all the time and love it. Thought I might share a easy recipe with you.

    Put lean ground beef, a bag of frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken and a packet of brown gravy seasoning. Its so yummy fixed like this and if you use the lean ground beef no draining. You can add onions, green peppers also for a little added kick.

    Another one....add quick cook white or brown rice instead of the potatoes and about half a soup can of water to the above recipe.
    Do you just put all the ingredients in the crockpot with a dry packet of brown gravy seasoning and cook for a while or ??? It sounds really good.
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    Usually, anything you put in a crockpot, if you're going to leave it for a while, a little water helps stop it all from drying out.

    I usually brown ground beef first (and pour off the grease into a soup can for disposal), then put it in the crockpot with whatever's on hand. But it cooks either way. Boy, crockpots are nice. Almost any combo of meat and veggies can make 4 or 5 meals without a fuss. Last week it was a corned beef and cabbage -- came out just perfect.

    And (I work at home) it makes the whole house smell good, too.

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