20 Ground Beef Recipes for the Slow Cooker

I’ve had these recipes posted here on Sidetracked Sarah for a while, but I never took the time to categorize them for you into types of meat.  In fact, I’m realizing that many of you don’t even realize that I have all of these recipes on my site.  I guess that makes sense, most of you didn’t show up here until after they were originally published.  We were talking about my ground beef recipes for the slow cooker on Facebook and I realized I’d better just send out a message with all of them in one place, for your convenience.

I’ve been busy updating pictures, but if you find one that doesn’t have a picture, don’t worry, I’ll get there….eventually!  Please keep in mind, that all of these recipes are also Crockpot Freezer Meals along with many others.

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20 Hamburger Recipes for your Slow Cooker

  1. Mexican Casserole
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Slow Cooker Pizza
  4. Taco Soup
  5. Tater Tot Casserole
  6. Pasta Fagiola
  7. Meat Loaf
  8. Montereys
  9. Easy Slow Cooker Chili
  10. Sweet & Sour Meatballs
  11. Sloppy Joes
  12. Shepherd’s Pie
  13. Crockpot Lasagna
  14. Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup (ground beef version)
  15. Easy Crockpot Meatballs (Spaghetti & Meatballs)
  16. Hearty Western Casserole
  17. Stuffed Pepper Soup
  18. Pizza Burgers
  19. Cheeseburger Soup
  20. Hobo Packets

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Homemade Biscuit Mix AND Delicious 7-Up Biscuits


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Do you like bread as much as I do?  I’ve seen the 7-up Biscuits recipe floating around Pinterest for a while now and was always intrigued to give them a try.  My friend Holly took the challenge and sent me these pictures, raving about them!

She said they’re really easy to make in a jiffy and there’s no need to let them rise.  I just happen to be a last minute person, so finding a biscuit recipe that tastes great and works for my last minute schedule, is a great find to me!  :)

The one thing that I don’t like about this recipe is that it uses biscuit mix (aka Bisquick).  I’ve never been one that likes to keep that on hand.  I’m good at not using it up.  But, if you want to make some so that you don’t have to spend the money on the real stuff, it’s not hard.  I’ve done it several times before.  Here’s what you do:

Homemade Biscuit Mix:

10 cups All Purpose flour
1/2 cup baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 cups shortening

Mix first 4 ingredients together and then cut in the shortening, mixing it until it becomes crumbly.  Store in air tight container for up to 6 weeks.  You can also store in the freezer for several months.

If you don’t have shortening on hand, you can switch this out for 1 1/4 cups of oil instead.  


Delicious 7-Up Biscuits



4 cups Biscuit Mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  
  2. Mix together sour cream, biscuit mix and 7-up.  7 Up Biscuits - SidetrackedSarah.com
  3. Stir together until it forms a very soft dough.  
  4. Spread flour or biscuit mix on counter.
  5. Flatten your dough mixture
  6. Cut out biscuit shapes using a biscuit cutter or glass. 7 Up Biscuits - SidetrackedSarah.com 
  7. Melt butter on cookie sheet.  
  8. Once butter is melted, place cut biscuits on the cookie sheet.7 Up Biscuits:  SidetrackedSarah.com
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (or until golden brown) in preheated oven.  7-Up Biscuits - SidetrackedSarah.com

No Bake Watermelon Cake

Mmmm, doesn’t this look like the perfect dessert for summer time?  My friend Holly (I’ve told you about her before), she loves trying out new recipes.  I asked her if she’d share her special creations with us every now and then, and this is what she came up with!  Isn’t it so cute?!  It looks scrumptious, too!


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1.  Take a watermelon and chop off the bottom and the top to make it flat on both ends.

No Bake Watermelon Cake

2.  Cut the rinds off like this:

A No Bake Watermelon Cake


3.  Pat it “dry” with a paper towel.

No Bake Watermelon Cake


4.  Chop up Strawberries and Kiwi for the top.  Set aside the blueberries, no need to chop them!  :)

No Bake Watermelon Cake


5.  Begin frosting it with cool whip.

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6.  Stick sliced almonds to the sides of the cake.

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9.  Put the almonds all the around the cake and then begin topping it with the blueberries and chopped fruit.


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10.  Try not to drool while taking a big juicy bite of this!

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No Bake Watermelon Cake

Thank you Holly for sharing this with us!