Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crockpot Tuesday

Was really looking for something simple this week since I'm off work (woohoo) and didn't want to put any effort into anything at all - including dinner. Here's what we came up with.

Lazy Day Cheeseburgers

1lb ground beef
1 cup shredded cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
quick dash of worcestershire sauce

Mix all ingredients up and dump in pre-greased crockpot. Hi for 2-3 hours or Low for 6 hours. Scoop some out on hamburger buns.

Most recipes say that you need to brown the ground beef before putting it in the crock but I never, ever do that. If you're cooking something for hours you shouldn't have to brown it first! Use any sort of cheese that you like. Fry's had some generic type on sale this week so we have tons of it and that's what we used. Use S&P to taste-more or less isn't really going to matter too much. I thought I had some of that grillmates stuff on hand but couldn't find it-i'd use some of that to kick up the flavor next time.

I found this to be quick and really easy. It took mere moments to put together and was really a good, basic recipe you can add anything to. I think it could use more flavor for sure though. Next time I'll maybe add catsup or just tomato paste to it to keep it a bit more moist (ew. seriously does anyone have a synonym for moist). I'd add more cheese next time too, as you couldn't really taste the cheese this time around. I think i'll be more liberal with the spices the next time I try this and see if it turns out better. Jeffrey thought it was a bit salty--though he couldn't have minded too much since he had two burgers... I'll def do this one again. It's great for just finding stuff in the pantry and i think with a few minor adjustments it'll be yums.


Lori said...

Sodden is another word for mo@*%. I agree, I'm not a fan of the word. It wasn't until I started teaching High School that simple words turned into far more than what was intended!The circumstances it's been used in is just disturbing.

Katy said...

Lubricated. ha ha ha.

Carly said...

Juicy? Less dry?

Wait, this is from thesaurus.com:

clammy, damp, dampish, dank, dewy, dripping, drippy, drizzly, humid, irriguous, muggy, not dry, oozy, rainy, soggy, teary, watery.

I'm not sure I want my food any of these words...I want it MOIST!

Lindsay said...

ew. those all sound horrible too. i give up...moist it is.

Carly said...

Personally, I was kind of a fan of "dank". I like my chicken nice and dank. Hmm...