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When summer temperatures climb to 100 degrees, or higher, avoid heating yourself or your kitchen, and use the slow cooker instead! Create a "rack" out of hand-formed rolls of aluminum foil for the bottom of the cooker, so the burgers won't sit in their own juices. Add a little smoke flavor and some browning sauce, and you'll have a good-looking, tasty burger that is full of smoky flavor. Optional toppings for the hamburgers include cheese, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, sliced tomato, sliced onion, and lettuce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 hamburgers
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set a slow cooker to Low.

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  • Create a rack for the bottom of the cooker by rolling aluminum foil into 1-inch rolls. For a 5-quart, oblong cooker, make 4 rolls, using the length of the cooker as a guide. Fold in any long ends and squeeze back on the rolls. Evenly space the rolls along the bottom of the cooker.

  • Combine ground beef, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add bread crumbs and egg. Mix all ingredients using your hands until they are evenly distributed.

  • Form meat mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Brush each side of the patties with 1/2 teaspoon of browning sauce, and place on the aluminum "rack", being careful not to overlap.

  • Cook on Low for about 4 1/2 hours until burgers are no longer pink in the center. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Place each cooked patty on a hamburger bun.

Cook's Notes:

A 4-quart slow cooker may require thicker burgers and a slightly longer cooking time; a 6-quart slow cooker may accommodate more than 4 patties. A 4-quart cooker will still need 4 foil rolls, and a 6-quart cooker may need 5 foil rows.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 29.1g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 151.8mg; sodium 678.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2020
didn't know what i'd find after they were done cooking ( i expected a big mess on the bottom of the cooker) Instead I got some very well done burgers with a whole different texture than expected and a wonderful taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2020
These were amazing! I was afraid they would be dry but they were not. I also used 2 lbs of hamburger and did all the other ingredients at 1.5X (except for the egg, which I just kept at 1). I got 6 nice size burgers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2020
I love hamburgers, but I don't have a BBQ and making them in a frying pan on the stove never turns out quite right. I made these today and they were delicious! Read More
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