Crock Pot Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner

Crock pot hash browns and ground beef
Diana Rattray
Ratings (41)
  • Total: 6 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1540 Calories
97g Fat
93g Carbs
77g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy slow cooker hash brown dinner takes just minutes to assemble, and it's an excellent choice for a busy day. Just set the slow cooker and you're free for the rest of the day. 

Browned ground beef is seasoned and layered with cream-style corn, hash brown potatoes​ and a condensed soup topping. You can use refrigerated hash brown potatoes but thawed frozen hash browns may be used.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef, such as chuck or round (85% to 90%)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 envelope (.87 ounce) brown gravy
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (16 to 20 oz) frozen hash browns, slightly thawed, or refrigerated hash browns
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery, mushroom, or chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onions; cook, stirring, until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are slightly tender.

  2. Spoon the browned ground beef and onions into the bottom of a slow cooker (at least 4-quart size). Add the gravy mix and toss.

  3. Pour cream-style corn over the ground beef mixture and top with half of the shredded cheese.

  4. Top with hash browns; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.

  5. In a bowl mix the soup with evaporated milk; taste and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the soup mixture evenly over the hash browns and cheese. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.