Slow Cooker Hamburgers

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Here’s one of those “I didn’t know you could make that in the slow cooker” recipes! By cooking hamburgers in the slow cooker you can prepare them as soon as you get home from work, and they are ready to eat 60–90 minutes later with no mess or babysitting! If you would like to make cheeseburgers, or even bacon cheeseburgers, add the cheese and precooked bacon to each patty 20 minutes prior to serving.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. finely diced onion
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Make a 2–3" foil rack in the bottom of a 4–6-quart slow cooker by placing rolled strips of aluminum foil in the bottom of the greased stoneware insert. Make a grill pattern with the strips. This will allow the burgers to cook above the juices while sitting on the rack.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all ingredients. Shape mixture into 4 flat, round burger patties.
  • Place burgers on the foil rack.
  • Cook on high for 1½ hours, until the juices run clear when a knife or fork is inserted in the middle of each burger. Try not to overcook the burgers as they can quickly dry out.