How to Cook Ground Beef in a Slow Cooker

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How to Cook Ground Beef in a Slow Cooker
Cook minced meat in the slow cooker while you go about your day. (minced meat image by Julianna Olah from

A slow cooker can be a busy cook's best friend. Instead of spending time over the stove and tending to your food, a slow cooker lets you put all of the meal's ingredients together and come back hours later to a fully-cooked dinner. Minced meat is no exception. Although it is traditionally browned in a skillet, it can be easily and almost effortlessly made in a slow cooker.

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Things you need

  • 0.907kg. minced meat
  • Slow cooker
  • Cooking spray
  • Paper towels
  • Spatula
  • Plate

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  1. 1

    Coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. 2

    Place the minced meat in the slow cooker. If the meat is very lean, add about 1/2 cup of water.

  3. 3

    Cook on high for 2 hours, then break minced meat into smaller chunks.

  4. 4

    Cook on low setting for 4 more hours, until the minced meat is browned.

  5. 5

    Cover a plate with paper towels and spoon the minced meat on to the plate.

  6. 6

    With a metal spatula or large spoon, break the meat into even smaller, bite-size pieces.

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