Slow Cooker Taco Meat Version 2.0

I’m a big fan of taco night. Granted, it’s not real Mexican taco night, but it’ll do. Well-seasoned ground beef, cooked slow all day, soaking up flavor after flavor. Nothing fancy. No fine dining here. Just tasty tacos or taco salads. Perfect on a cold night and nothing could possibly be easier to make than slow cooker taco meat.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat

I prefer to use my homemade taco seasoning instead of the packets you get in the store. I like to be able to control the amount of salt and making it myself gives me that chance.

We’re both big fans of Mrs. Renfro’s salsas, and in particular the peach-flavored salsa. It adds a nice mellow sweetness to this slow cooker taco meat. For a nice kick, try Mrs. Renfro’s Mango Habanero salsa. It’ll wake you up!

Also try my slow cooker cheeseburgers.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat Version 2.0

I’m a big fan of taco night. Granted, it’s not real Mexican taco night, but it’ll do. Well-seasoned ground beef, cooked slow all day, soaking up flavor after flavor. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 254kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain and transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat

For years now I’ve been browning ground beef in my homemade taco seasoning to make tacos. On a whim I decided to make slow cooker taco meat. Boy, am I ever glad that I did. Hours in the slow cooker makes browned beef even better. Tender, juicy and tasty. Perfect for taco night!

Slow Cooker Taco Meat

I used a very lean ground beef when I made this taco meat. You don’t want to deal with a bunch of fat floating around the top of your slow cooker. Ewwwww. No, use at least a 90/10 (that’s 90% meat, 10% fat) mix and crumble it well when frying it.

Any extra taco meat freezes very well so don’t be afraid to double the recipe if your slow cooker can handle it.

You’ll want to serve my delicious Mexican rice on the side.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat

On a whim I decided to make slow cooker taco meat. Boy, am I ever glad that I did. Hours in the slow cooker makes browned beef even better. Tender, juicy and tasty. Perfect for taco night!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 110kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook until just about done.
  • Add the onion and stir. Cook until the beef is cooked through.
  • Transfer meat and onions and all remaining ingredients to a slow cooker.
  • Stir and cook on low 4-6 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.