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Slow Cooker Ground Beef Recipe

Slow Cooker Ground Beef

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"This version of the ground beef classic is made in a slow cooker."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until beef is browned. Drain.
  2. Transfer the beef and onion to a slow cooker and stir in the ketchup, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, vinegar and mustard. Season with celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and salt.
  3. Cover and simmer on Low setting for a few hours before serving.
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  • Note
  • This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup prepared ground beef

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2010

This dish is delicious! I made it almost exactly as written, except I used onion powder (my kids have a texture problem with onions) and I left out the celery seed because I didn't have any on hand. I left it in my slow cooker for about 6 hours, although I'm sure it was edible before that. My only criticism would be - this recipe needs a different name. I was not sure what it was until I read the comment comparing it to Manwich - then I knew to serve it on buns.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2011

I would give this a much higher rating were it not for the artificial sweetener that someone added to the recipe. Splenda is not a stable sweetener at all. Depending on what else is in the recipe it can go from exceedingly sweet to bitter. Lose the Splenda and go for 1/2 cup brown sugar instead. Decrease the catsup to 1 cup and be sure and use lean ground beef. A very good basic recipe with those changes.

Jun 05, 2009

Puts Manwitch to shame.

Mar 05, 2010

This is excellent and easy! I love meals that are large enough to feed all four of my kids plus my husband and I and still have leftovers. Meals that all of my kids like are few and far between, but this is one of them. Very tasty and easy!

Jan 25, 2010

Ok, I followed this as written aside from the celery seed and splenda because I had none. I hate to give something a bad rating but it really didn't taste good at all! The vinegar taste was so strong it burned my mouth...and the mustard was overpowering. I used honey instead of splenda...and way less than called for because ketchup has plenty of sugar already. I definitely would not try this again. Not even a variation of it. I'll go back to "winging it" when I do a homemade version of manwich....which has turned out better than this one. Sorry.

Oct 01, 2010

A good recipe but I din't put as much ketchup as it says, instead I add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. My family liked it but thought the flavour was a bit too strong!

Mar 21, 2011

I did not make this to be served on buns, but as a topping for hot dogs. It was adequate for our purposes (though still not exactly what I'm looking for), but on a bun these would be way too tangy for our taste with all that vinegar and mustard. I much prefer Allrecipes' Sloppy Joes II recipe for a loose meat sandwich. Much better balance of flavors used with very similar ingredients.

Oct 12, 2010

tasted like nothing but ketchup. was like meatloaf but sorta stew-esque


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  • Calories
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 586 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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