Cooking ground beef in the crockpot is one of the easiest things I do each month. You know what’s not easy? Taking a picture of ground beef in the crockpot. It doesn’t matter how hard you try or how much you edit…guess what?!? It still looks like ground beef in the crockpot. Bleh.
Regardless of if this pictures looks appetizing or not, the actual act of cooking ground beef in the crockpot is wonderful! In fact, this is a part of my “once a month” chores around this house. Once a month chores, you ask?? Yes, I have certain things I do around here on the first of each month. What are those things? I’m so glad you asked:
Cook ground beef for the month (Is that a given?)
Clean my make up brushes.
Change the filters in our heating/cooling units.
Change the sheets. (Look, I do this once a month. Half of you are grossed out and the other half of you are asking, “Did someone have a stomach virus? Why would you change the sheets?” I’m kind of in the middle. Once a month is my happy medium.)
Go to Costco.
Go to the bank.
And a few other things I won’t bore you with…want to make a list of your monthly, every other week, and weekly to-do list? I’ve got the post, just for you…Making the Most of Your Time Through Proper Planning. It even has a free printable. Awe. I do love a plan.
Anyway…back to the ground beef in the crockpot. While I’m at Costco for my monthly shopping trip, I grab a package of ground beef. When I get home I dump it in my crockpot on high. No water. Just the ground beef.
Let it cook for a couple of hours. While it’s cooking you can do something fun like organize your pantry, fold laundry, go to a ballgame, practice yoga, shop online, look through this blog…skies the limit. Whatever you do, just revisit the ground beef after a couple of hours and break it apart. I have a handy little tool for this, but any spatula or spoon will do. It will look like this about halfway through.
Give it a couple of more hours and it will be done. At this point, break it up one more time, drain it, and divide it into plastic bags for the freezer. So easy…so much easier than trying to take pictures of ground beef in a crockpot. You will thank yourself and your family will think you are a hero. Say “cheese”, giant crockpot full of ground beef!
This post, and others like it, can be found at Meal Plan Monday.