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Ground beef can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.  For longer storage, it can be frozen up to 3 months.

Slow Cooker Lasagna

When you have a husband who doesn’t get home at the same time every night, you need some good slow cooker recipes in your back pocket.  This easy to make slow cooker recipe is a winner in my house. It also will leave you with leftovers to eat and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Lasagna
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 (29 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 (12 oz) package of lasagna noodles
  • 12 oz cottage cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until brown. Stir in the the tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and oregano. Cook until heated through.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  3. Spoon a layer of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a double of layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles. Break to fit the noodles into the slow cooker if needed. Top the noodles with a portion of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layering of sauce, noodles, and cheese until all the ingredients are used.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat in a slow cooker for 6-8 hours.


Ground Beef Stroganoff

I had pictures of this easy to make recipe, but I can’t find the cable to get them off the camera!  That being said, this recipes tastes as good as stroganoff with beef cubes.  You can make this in the slow cooker too!

Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 can mushrooms drained
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 6 cubes beef bouillon
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  1. Heat ground beef, onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a large skillet. Saute until the onions are golden brown. Season with salt and black pepper. Drain the grease off.
  2. Stir in 2 cups of hot water, bouillon cubes, and tomato paste into meat mixture. Stir together 1½ cups cold water and flour in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into skillet. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for one hour.
  3. Serve over hot noodles.