I found out you can make taco meat in the slow cooker… what?!? I was shocked, excited, and couldn’t wait to try it out. Then I learned it was super easy and then I decided to make it the very next day.
I used my own taco seasoning recipe to save on all of the sodium, plus it tastes better than the pre-packaged junk. You can double this recipe then freeze the leftovers for another day.
While it’s cooking the meat will look a bit watery, but that’s okay. You’re going to strain it once it’s finished cooking.
This is the finished product – looks pretty good for not taking too much effort to prepare. You might have to break it up a bit, at least I did.
Ingredients for slow cooker taco meat:
1 lbs. lean ground beef
1 serving of taco seasoning (or 1 pre-packaged seasoning)
1 cup water
whatever toppings you like
Place your meat, seasoning, and water in the slow cooker. (I used completely frozen hamburger meat.) Turn to low and let cook for about 6 hours. I came home on my lunch and started the meat then after 4 hours I switched it to medium for the last hour, but you don’t have to do this if you want it to cook for the full 6 hours. Then strain the water and juices, break up the meat and create your tacos!