Slow Cooker Taco Meat Recipe

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.

slow cooker taco meat

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.

crockpot taco meat

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.

crock pot taco meat


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.

slow cooker taco meat

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!




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5 Thoughts on “Slow Cooker Taco Meat Recipe

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  2. Looks and ‘sounds’ yummy. Agreed with trying to make as much as possible from scratch, less ‘poison’ that the packaged junk.

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