How Do You Cook 5 Pounds of Hamburger in Slow Cooker

Dear Flylady,

On your last video you were talking about how you cook 5 lbs of hamburger meat at once in the slow cooker. Can you send the directions out to your fans again as I did not have paper and pen handy that day. This sounds like a really good way to do this, as I fix a lot of hamburger meat. Thank you so much.

Melody in Texas

Dear Melody,

I have been cooking hamburger since I was twelve years old. That is fifty years and I only figured this out this past year. One of the blessings in my freezer is pre-cooked hamburger meat. This is so easy!

My friend Leanne Ely of  SavingDinner.com taught me how to cook sausage in a skillet with some water to help it to break into little pieces. I hate big chunks meat. I thought if this will work with sausage then why not with hamburger meat. I use my slow cooker all the time. I decided to give this technique a try in my slow cooker.

You can cook the hamburger plain or with chopped onions. It is up to you. I usually do one chopped onion per pound of hamburger meat.

Place the hamburger in the slow cooker on high with onions if you like.

Stir in a cup of water

Set a timer for 15 minutes and stir and reset the timer

Cook for two hours or until the meat is browned and done

Cool, use slotted spoon to drain and package into 2 cup portions.

Label, date, freeze, and enjoy!

My precooked hamburger goes fast. It is my go to ingredient for fast meals.

Hamburger Stroganoff  15 Minute Meal or as fast as you can cook the noodles

  • Put on a pot of water to boil to cook a package of Wide Noodles
  • 1 (2 cup) Package of Precooked Hamburger and onions.
  • Thaw in skillet
  • Add 1 can Campbell’s Golden Mushroom Soup
  • Heat it up and add 1-8oz tub of sour cream
  • Mix in cooked noodles

Serve with grated Parmesan and a salad.

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