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

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.

Ingredients

  • 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.