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slow cooker taco meat with homemade taco seasoning

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love good tacos… They can be chicken, fish, beef, or pork… But I love tacos. When I do ground beef tacos I want the meat to be well seasoned, and taste like heaven. And this is exactly what this recipe will do. It does take six hours, but it is worth every single minute of that time. In addition will be using our own homemade taco seasoning spices. Feel free to experiment with the spices and choose some to your own liking. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

(5 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker taco meat with homemade taco seasoning

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/4 c
    beef stock or water
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder (i like hot)
  • 1/2 tsp
    hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 c
    yellow onion, finely chopped

How To Make slow cooker taco meat with homemade taco seasoning

  • 1
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 2
    Mix all the dry spices together.
  • 3
    Chop up the onions.
  • 4
    Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl.
  • 5
    Add the dry spices, the onion, and 4 tablespoons of beef stock or water.
  • 6
    Mix the ingredients together.
  • 7
    Chef’s Note: You don’t have to go too crazy with the mixing. Just get them combined. They will have plenty of time in the slow cooker to get to know each other.
  • 8
    Add the mixture to the slow cooker, and then add the remaining beef stock, or water.
  • 9
    Set your slow cooker to low, and set a timer for two hours.
  • 10
    After two hours open the slow cooker, and breakup the taco meat.
  • 11
    Return the cover to the slow cooker, and set the timer for an additional two hours.
  • 12
    After two hours, open slow cooker and again break the meat apart.
  • 13
    Chef’s Tip: You might want to have some additional beef broth on hand, just in case the taco meat begins to dry out.
  • 14
    Close the lid, and set the timer for the last two hours.
  • 15
    At the end of six hours total time, remove that wonderful smelling taco meat from the slow cooker.
  • 16
    Chef's Note: If there is any grease, absorb it with a few paper towels. However, if you use lean ground beef, you probably won't have this problem.
  • 17
    What you do at this point is totally up to you. It goes good on a taco salad, stuffed shells; just plain old tacos, or anything else you can come up with. Enjoy.
  • 18
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.