Crock Pot Taco Meat

CROCK POT TACO MEAT

Crock-Pot Taco Meat

If you are a taco fan like me, this Crock Pot Taco Meat is one staple that you need to have in your recipe arsenal. This recipe creates the perfect balance of flavors that works in all your recipes that require taco meat like Taco Crescent Ring or Dorito Taco Salad! With just 3 ingredients and almost no prep, this cooks up perfectly in your slow cooker with little to no effort. So, if you are looking for that perfect meat base, then you have to try my Crock Pot Taco Meat recipe!

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING CROCKPOT TACO MEAT:

  • Use different salsas to change the heat level. There are so many different brands out there and levels of spiciness that this recipe is very customizable.
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning or store-bought taco seasoning can be used.
  • Want a sausage twist? Try adding a little ground chorizo to this recipe!
  • Use leaner ground beef, preferably 90/10 or higher to reduce the grease in this Taco Meat. The number 90/10 just refers to the meat to fat ratio. So there is 90% meat to 10% fat. The less fat there is in the meat, then the less grease it will produce. You want less fat in the meat since we will not be draining any grease while making this.
  • This can be cooked on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • Feel free to change up the meat. Ground beef substitutes, ground turkey, and ground pork can all be used.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • salsa

HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT TACO MEAT:

  1. Add raw ground beef to an oval 5-6 quart slow cooker and break it up with a spatula.
  2. Add in the taco seasoning and salsa and mix together.
  3. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. If you want your meat in tinier bits, you will want to break it up occasionally as it cooks.
  4. Serve with all of your favorite taco-flavored meals!

HOW TO STORE:

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • This can also be frozen. Allow the meat to cool slightly then place any remaining meat in an airtight container or freezer back and it should keep for up to 6 months.
  • Let defrost in the refrigerator overnight and either reheat on stovetop or back in crockpot on low until heated through.

 

Crock Pot Taco Meat

This Crock Pot Taco Meat has just 3 ingredients and makes the perfect base for all of your taco-flavored recipes! Easy and so flavorful!

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef (90/10 or higher)
  • ½ cup taco seasoning
  • 24 oz salsa
  1. Add ground beef to a slow cooker and break it up with a spatula.

  2. Add in the taco seasoning and salsa and mix together.

  3. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

  4. If you want tinier bits of meat in this recipe, be sure to go in and break up the meat occasionally as it cooks.

Nutrition

  1. Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1869mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1795IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4mg

  • Use different salsas to change the heat level. There are so many different brands out there and levels of spiciness that this recipe is very customizable.
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning or store-bought taco seasoning can be used.
  • Want a sausage twist? Try adding a little ground chorizo to this recipe!
  • Use leaner ground beef, preferably 90/10 or higher to reduce the grease in this Taco Meat. The number 90/10 just refers to the meat to fat ratio. So there is 90% meat to 10% fat. The less fat there is in the meat, then the less grease it will produce. You want less fat in the meat since we will not be draining any grease while making this.
  • This can be cooked on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • Feel free to change up the meat. Ground beef substitutes, ground turkey, and ground pork can all be used.
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