Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

March 5, 2022
Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

Hey, y’all! Not all taco meat is created equally — that’s a hill that I’ll die on. In an effort to create the most flavorful, foolproof taco meat, I developed my newest recipe: Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa. Dump the ingredients into a slow cooker and go on about your day; a delicious dinner will be served with little to no effort!

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Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the key to this recipe?

Use the leanest ground beef that you can find. This meat mixture will have more liquid than typical due to the salsa. Having less grease/fat from the beef will help immensely!

There’s too much liquid in the taco meat. What can I do?

Simply drain and/or scoop out the excess liquid. This will help the flavor still be locked in — don’t rinse!

How long should I cook taco meat in a crockpot?

If you’re cooking on high, cook for roughly 3 hours; on low, cook your taco meat for 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

Ingredients, Shopping List: Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

Meat: extra-lean ground beef

Seasonings: taco seasoning, course black pepper, garlic powder

Produce: vidalia onion

Canned/Jarred Goods: salsa of choice

Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

How To Make Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

  1. Place ground beef in a slow cooker. Top with taco seasoning, course black pepper, garlic powder, diced vidalia onion, and salsa.
  2. If cooking on high, cook for 3 hours; if cooking on low, cook for six hours.
  3. Once done, if there is too much liquid, carefully drain/scoop out excess.
  4. Serve in your desired fashion: taco salads, burritos, soft-shell/hard-shell tacos — your choice!

Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa: Tips and Tricks

  1. Use the leanest ground beef that you can find at the store.
  2. I prefer to use hot salsa, as I find that it has the most flavor; that said, use the salsa of your choice.
  3. For the excess liquid, I like to simply ladle it out of the crockpot — it saves you from dirtying another dish.
Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

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The Recipe

Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa

JC Phelps
Looking for the most flavorful, easiest to make taco meat? Look no further than this Slow Cooker Taco Meat With Salsa!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 343 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. ground beef extra lean
  • 2 c. salsa of choice
  • 1 vidalia onion diced
  • 2 packages taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. course black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place ground beef in a slow cooker. Top with taco seasoning, course black pepper, garlic powder, diced vidalia onion, and salsa.
  • If cooking on high, cook for 3 hours; if cooking on low, cook for six hours.
  • Once done, if there is too much liquid, carefully drain/scoop out excess.
  • Serve in your desired fashion: taco salads, burritos, soft-shell/hard-shell tacos — your choice!

Notes

  • Use the leanest ground beef that you can find at the store.
  • I prefer to use hot salsa, as I find that it has the most flavor; that said, use the salsa of your choice.
  • For the excess liquid, I like to simply ladle it out of the crockpot — it saves you from dirtying another dish.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1174mgCalcium: 49mgVitamin C: 7mgVitamin A: 1109IUSugar: 6gFiber: 3gPotassium: 538mgCholesterol: 81mgCalories: 343kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 23gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 14gIron: 3mg
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My best,

JC

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