Crock Pot Beef Tacos are simple to prepare and easily makes a flavorful family meal in minutes. Using a homemade taco seasoning instead of a packaged mix, these ground beef tacos are a stress-free & convenient meal plan for any busy family.
Here’s another fabulous Crock Pot recipe to add to your meal plan. Crock Pot Beef Tacos are super simple to make and set you up for an easy yet flavorful family meal in minutes. I especially like to get these going on days I have to work outside the home (12 hours plus travel time) but they are also great for days you’re home but don’t have the time or inclination to stand over the stove and cook dinner.
I know that’s a biggie for me right there. But this recipe is so easy and so worthwhile.
1.) Layer the meat into the bottom of the crockpot.
It’s also economical. Make Taco Tuesday (or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — you get my drift) a part of your weekly meal plan and you’ll have a quick and inexpensive meal you can make at home without spending your hard-earned money out at the local Cantina or Taco shop. A dinner out for Tacos could easily cost $40 (or more) for a family of four. If your kids are like mine, they beg for tacos each week so why not be the hero and make their favorite meal at home in your CrockPot – and keep that extra money in your pocket!
2). Add in the Homemade Taco Seasoning.
Making these Crock Pot Beef Tacos is stress-free and convenient. It cooks while you are away at work or busy with other tasks. It simmers in its own sauce, so when it comes time for dinner, it’s ready when you. Then with just a few minor preparations, you have a quick and flavorful meal on the table with very little vested time, money or effort! This is a bonus for me these days. This recipe starts with my Homemade Taco Seasoning made from seasonings and spices you already have in your pantry. However, if preparing Homemade seasoning blends isn’t your thing, I’ve made notes for the packaged substitutions in the recipe.
3). Give it a good mix and set it on low for 2-4 hours.
Try these Crock Pot Beef Tacos combined with Baked Beef Tacos for even more convenience. Once we started making our own Homemade Taco Seasoning, a whole new world opened up to us. I really urge you to try it. The recipe is just like the leading national brand but costs just pennies to prepare.
4. About mid-way through the cooking time, stir the meat to break it up. Recover and continue to simmer.
5). Load ’em up and enjoy!
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Crock Pot Beef Tacos
- 2- pounds lean ground beef
- 1 recipe of Homemade Taco Seasoning (See Recipe Notes for packaged mixes)
- 1/2 cup water , optional
- Layer the ground beef into the bottom of the crock pot.
- Sprinkle 2 rounded tablespoons (1 full recipe) of Homemade Taco Seasoning. To use Packaged seasonings, see recipe notes.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook 2 -4 hours on low stirring once in the middle of the cook time to break up the meat.
- Cook times vary depending on the size and crock pot manufacturer. Consult the owner’s manual.
- If you prefer to use a pre-packaged Taco Seasoning mix instead of making your own, use 1 whole packet per each pound of ground meat.
- This recipe is easily halved or doubled.
42 thoughts on “Crock Pot Beef Tacos”
What an easy way to enjoy tacos after a long day out on the lake.
Shared with my facebook group :)
Thank you, Karen.
Shared with my readers! :)
Do they turn out pretty greasy or do I need to strain the grease out of the meat?
I used lean ground beef so they came out without much excess fat. If you use a different meat with a higher fat content, you would probably need to remove some of the excess fat.
Great job. We make these all the time.
Awesome, Cody. Glad to help.
Loving all the crock pot ideas. Have you tried the new Instant Pot.
What an easy way to have tacos after a long day at work. Thanks for the terrific recipes!
Thanks, Meghan. You are so kind. I hope you enjoyed them.
So yummy and ready when I am for dinner!
So easy and tasty! ;)
Can I do this with ground Turkey?
Hi Rhianna, thanks for stopping in today and asking. I am quite sure that you can but you will need to add a little fat or water since turkey is so lean to keep it moist.
Great for my football season taco bar!
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Can’t go wornf with tacos.
No, you sure can’t. ;)
Thanks, Myrna. Glad you enjoyed it.
I love tacos. This is awesome that I can use my crock pot.
I know! I don’t use mine nearly enough.
Tacos are easy enough to make on the stove, but this braising method really tenderizes the ground beef giving the the same texture as the cantina.
Thanks, Vickey. That was my thought as well.
This article is awesome. I would like to find out more posts similar to this .
Hi Yvette – check out my recipe index at the menu bar a the top of this page.
Hi there very cool website!!
Thanks so much!
Thanks in support of sharing such a great idea
I am such a crockpot person. I use mine once a week. I am definitely going to have to try this and have a slow cooker TACO Tuesday! Yum!
My daughter loves Taco Tuesday (or Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) so this is a necessity in our house for sure.
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I love using my crock pot, these tacos sounds delicious and so easy too!
Tacos are always a winner–and I love that they can come together so easily!
This looks so yummy! I try to use my slow cooker a lot but I’ve never made tacos with them and my son loves tacos.
I’ll be make these for sure!