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5-Ingredient Crockpot Cheeseburgers

You'll generally get 4 servings per 1 pound of meat you use for these crockpot cheeseburgers. Changing your cheeses makes this a recipe that'll never get boring. Using it as a freezer meal makes your life easier. Win-Win!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Gwen


  • 1 serving of pre-cooked ground beef + 1 med diced onion ~or~ 1 serving make-ahead crockpot ground beef
  • 8 ounces Velveeta or any shredded cheeses flavors you want
  • 1 canister Onion & Chive cream cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup evaporated milk


  • Toss everything in the bag.
  • Partially zip the bag and squeeze out as much air as possible and seal.
  • Label with contents and date cooked or "use by" date, your choice (good up to 3 months)

To Cook in the Slow Cooker:

  • Defrost at least 30 minutes on the counter or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Dump the contents in your crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 to 4 hours until the cheeses are melted.
  • Serve on buns

To Cook in the Skillet:

  • Two options here in the beginning...
  • You can start with make-ahead ground beef via the crock pot ground beef recipe or the make-ahead freezer ground beef skillet method (either will need defrosted in the refrigerator for a few hours)
  • OR
  • Cook the ground beef and minced onion in a skillet over medium heat until cooked and no longer pink. Stir and chop frequently.
  • Add the minced garlic and cooked another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Drain the grease off the meat and turn the heat to low.
  • Add the cheeses and milk the skillet, cover and allow the cheeses to melt (2 to 5 minutes, depending on the type of skillet and the heat it inducts).
  • Stir to combine and serve on buns or in wraps.

Want to Save Even More Time?

  • Pre-cook everything. These crockpot cheeseburgers freeze GREAT! Just pre-cook according to the recipe directions above, cool and freeze. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator. You can warm it up in a skillet or in the crockpot. Or even the microwave. How's that one for a 5-minute meal!