Today, I was trying to figure out what in the world I could quickly throw into my crockpot using ground beef. After our chili cook off on Sunday that my husband had entered, we had 2 pounds of ground beef sitting in my fridge, already browned and ready to go. I would normally choose spaghetti, but my husband has vocalized that I may do that too much in a time pinch. It was till early enough in the day to use my slow cooker, so I figured I could find a quick and easy recipe that he’d be happy with.
I have another “problem” though. I always want to use new recipes when I’m cooking in the crock pot so I can test them out and potentially share them with you! Crockpot Freezer Meals are super popular on this website and I want to keep growing my menus, which leads me to always thinking I need to try new recipes, rather than grabbing for the old ones. It’s a fun problem to have.
Today, I finally decided on Pizza Burgers. They were easy and didn’t require many ingredients. You know how much I like those easy recipes, right? The less time I spend in the kitchen, the more time I can spend doing the things that I love! The Pizza Burgers are similar to sloppy joes, but with pizza sauce instead. I think your family will enjoy them as much as mine did.
2 lbs ground beef or turkey (browned)
1 small onion, chopped
24 oz of tomato sauce (I used 3 8oz cans, because that’s what I had on hand)
2 tablespoon dried oregano
Dash of Salt (optional)
¼ tsp. pepper
Cheese to top with
Cook ground beef in skillet until brown.
Place meat in slow cooker.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Cover crockpot and cook on low for 2-3 hours until onions are tender.
Serve on hamburger buns.
Optional idea: Add green peppers and/or other pizza toppings to the mixture.
Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:
Mix all ingredients except hamburger buns and cheese together in a freezer safe bag. Label & lay flat to freeze.
Thaw (if possible) before cooking. Cook for 2-3 hours on low.