Effortless Crockpot Taco Meat 2023




  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 jar salsa (your favorite variety)
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons water


  1. Layer the Ground Beef: Crumble the ground beef and spread it evenly at the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Add Salsa: Pour the entire jar of salsa over the crumbled ground beef. Choose a salsa with your preferred level of spiciness or flavor.
  3. Season with Taco Mix: Sprinkle the taco seasoning packets evenly over the salsa-covered ground beef.
  4. Add Water: Pour 4 tablespoons of water over the seasoned meat to help the flavors meld together during the cooking process.
  5. Mix and Set Crockpot: Gently mix the ingredients in the crockpot, ensuring that the salsa and seasoning coat the ground beef evenly.
  6. Cooking Time: Set the crockpot on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. This slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld and the meat to become tender without any browning required.
  7. Break Up the Meat: Before serving, use a spoon or fork to break up the meat into smaller, taco-friendly pieces. Stir to ensure the flavors are well distributed.
  8. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the flavorful and juicy taco meat in your favorite taco shells, tortillas, or on a bed of lettuce for a low-carb option. Top with your preferred taco fixings such as shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and salsa.

Optional Additions:

  • Add a can of drained and rinsed black beans or pinto beans for extra protein and texture.
  • Stir in frozen corn during the last hour of cooking for a sweet and crunchy addition.
  • For a smoky kick, mix in a can of diced green chilies or a dash of chipotle powder.

This Cheap and Easy Crockpot Taco Meat recipe is not only convenient but also versatile. Customize it to your taste and enjoy a hassle-free taco night! 😁🌮

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