My friend Joyce sent this along from the Fix it and Forget it Kids Cookbook. I can assure you that it will be fixed here, but it doesn’t sound like it will be forgotten!

Big Juicy Burgers, makes 8 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 7-9 hours



1 cup chopped onions

¼ cup chopped celery

2 lbs. ground beef

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

2 cups tomato juice

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 Tbsp. ketchup

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

½ tsp. salt



4- to 5-qt. slow cooker

Large mixing bowl

Medium-sized mixing bowl


1. Place the chopped onions and celery in your slow cooker.

2. Place the beef, 1 tsp. salt, and pepper into a large mixing bowl. use your hands to mix the salt and pepper into the beef. Divide the dough into eight balls, each the same size.

3. Flatten the eight balls of beef so they look like hamburger patties. Place the patties in the slow cooker on top of the onions and celery. Try not to stack them. If you have to, stagger them so they don’t lie exactly on top of each other. Wash your hands well.

4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl stir together the tomato juice, minced garlic, ketchup, Italian seasoning and ½ tsp. salt. Pour this sauce over the patties in your slow cooker.

5. Cover your slow cooker. Cook the Burgers on Low for 7-9 hours.