The "Perfect" Hamburger: Slow Cooker Recipe

Enjoy these delicious burgers, even if you don't have a grill!

With all the 90+ degree days we've had this Summer, it's sometimes too hot to even grill!  I decided to try my hand at making some burgers in my slow cooker.  BOY, was I glad I did!  They were incredible!  

This would be an excellent way to make burgers for a party!  You won't have to turn your attention away from your guests, and your burgers will be ready to eat when your guests are ready to eat!  You won't have to worry about your burgers "drying out" while sitting out.  They'll be moist and perfectly warm.  You could even make a little assembly line with all the "fixings" for your family or guests.

I sincerely hope you give these a try!

The "Perfect" Hamburger

2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing (I used Hidden Valley)
1 pkg. Onion Soup Mix (I used Lipton)
1 egg
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup water

First, take some foil and crumple it loosely so that it lines the bottom of your crock.  I used 3 pieces in total, but you might only need 2.  This will keep the burgers from cooking in the grease! Pour your water in the bottom now as well. Mix together the ground beef, Bread Crumbs, ranch dressing mix, onion soup mix, egg and Worcestershire sauce.  Form the mixture into patties (3" or so) and place them into your crock.  I made 3 foil "strips" by folding pieced of foil loosely, so they would sit gently on top of the other burgers and still allow the ones on top to drain as well.  You may choose to skip this step, but I didn't want to risk my burgers sticking together.  I then added my next layer of burgers.

Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or on HIGH for 2-2.5 hours.  Serve on some yummy buns and ENJOY! 

For the original blog post with step-by-step pictures and directions, please click here.

For more great slow-cooker recipes, please visit www.slowcookeradventures.com.

Happy Slow-Cooking!

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Marcia Robovitsky August 19, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I am allergic to all fish. Last time I looked...a while ago...Worcestershire sauce had anchovies.... fish. Always reading ingredients as I am also allergic to all nuts. Could you include warnings with your posts for the most common food allergies with each recipe? Thanks.
Hope Comerford August 20, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Marcia, I am just a mom, teacher and food blogger. I am not an allergy specialist or nutritionist. I assume those with allergies only cook with ingredients that are safe for them. If I was to post everything I thought people might be allergic to, I would be liable for anything I missed or miswrote. I could be sued. I post my recipes out of the kindness of my heart, on my own time, to share the food I make for my family with others. The recipes are not for everyone. So, unfotunately, the answer is no. I cannot include warnings in my posts for the most common food allergies with each recipe. I am most definitely not qualified to do that. I appreciate your comment and I am sorry I can't be of more help. If this is a recipe you would like to make, I would suggest using soy sauce or terriyaki sauce in replacement of the worcestershire sauce, as long as those are things you are not allergic to as well. Good luck! Hope
Lee Jacobsen August 20, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Hi Hope, Your hamburger recipe reminded me of summer picnics, and sweet corn, and another way to cook it for large gatherings. The suggestion was 'Cooler Corn'. Clean out a Colman cooler, toss in a couple dozen ears of sweet corn, followed by a couple of gallons of boiling water and close the lid. 30 minutes later, voila! Perfectly cooked sweetcorn on the cob. Is this for real? Snopes did confirm that it works, but probably not a good idea.http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/coolercorn.asp Anyone ever try it?
Hope Comerford August 20, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Lee, That sounds like something fun to try! Not sure I"m brave enough though! LOL


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