“GROUND BEEF” SLOW COOKER RECIPES
Ground beef recipes can be some of the most satisfying and mouth-watering meals out there. But what better way to prepare them than to use the home chef’s favorite appliance: the slow cooker. And to make your meal even better, this set of ground beef slow cooker recipes all feature Impossible™ Burger made from plants instead of ground beef from cows. Now you can serve up a meaty option that is better for the planet with every serving.
Before you start cooking these delicious recipes, you should note that it’s best to season and saute your Impossible Burger prior to placing it in the slow cooker(opens in a new tab). Like other meats, you get the most flavor when you develop a sear, and achieving that golden-brown crust prior to slow cooking will level up your final dish. This is also a great opportunity to saute onions and other aromatics to add an additional layer of complexity to your meal, which you'll see as a step in all of our slow cooker recipes. Sometimes these ingredients can release water and you might get less of a crusty sear, but don't worry, your end product will still be flavorful and juicy.
Impossible™ Lasagna Slow Cooker Recipe(opens in a new tab): Lasagna in a slow cooker? Yes, and you should try it! Just place your layers of Impossible™ Burger sauce, lasagna noodles, and cheese (use plant-based if you like!) into your slow cooker and let it cook while you go about your day. The sauce for this lasagna can be made in advance and kept for three days in the refrigerator or frozen for up to three months—just make sure to thaw before using. This Impossible Lasagna is also perfect for freezing or reheating for tasty leftovers.
Impossible™ Italian Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe(opens in a new tab):The slow cooker allows the savory Italian flavors in the Impossible™ meatballs and the homemade marinara sauce to develop over several hours while you’re at work, or even better, sitting back and enjoying a glass or two of wine. Try this one on a busy weeknight.
Impossible™ Tortilla Soup Slow Cooker Recipe(opens in a new tab): Cooking soup in the slow cooker is always a good idea! This Tortilla Soup recipe combines ease with delicious Mexican-inspired flavors for a meal that’s sure to please. You’ll saute the Impossible Burger with onion, carrot, jalapeno, celery and garlic, then place in the slow cooker along with vegetable broth, tomatoes and black beans. Top with your favorite fixings!
Impossible™ Three Bean Chili Slow Cooker Recipe(opens in a new tab): If you’ve made chili before, the process for slow cooker chili is much the same. You’ll start by chopping the vegetables and cooking them in a bit of oil in your stockpot. Then combine them with Impossible Burger, three types of beans, and a few additional ingredients in your slow cooker. While this is cooking, you can make your cilantro-lime crema to top it off. Chopped cilantro, lime juice & zest, and chipotle powder mixed into sour cream? This topping is as delicious as it sounds!