Slow Cooker Taco Beef Recipe

Feed a crowd big or small, this easy to make Slow Cooker Taco Beef is packed with slow roasted flavor and is perfect for parties. Double, triple or quadruple the batch to fit the size of your crowd or freeze in batches for easy weeknight dinners. Simple, savory and a hit with the entire family!

Super easy to make Slow Cooker Taco Beef is a great make ahead option for parties or busy weeknight dinners. |

Happy Monday!  As you can see, I don’t observe Meatless Monday…I could, but why.  And I’m a day early for Taco Tuesday…which why do we only need to eat Tacos on Tuesday? I’m more of a fly by the seat of my pants taco eater so today, we’re making a big batch of Slow Cooker Taco Beef to have at the ready for taco emergencies.  It would have come in handy this weekend when I was helping Landon make some sort of costume from Five Nights at Freddie’s. ? I still don’t understand that game and it’s kind of scary and I don’t even know what the heck we were making except I could see this little guy’s vision and I was quite impressed with what he crafted out of card stock, wire, sharpies, styrofoam balls and Gorilla Glue.  And I only glued my fingers together once.  And did you know that if you get Gorilla Glue on your fingers, it doesn’t come off that easily and you won’t be able to unlock your iPhone if you’re a fingerprint unlocker. So, I spent most of the day trying to scrape off the dried glue so I could obsessively check my Instagram account because I’m currently addicted to IG stories.  Just a bit.  I’m nosy like that.

Super easy to make Slow Cooker Taco Beef is a great make ahead option for parties or busy weeknight dinners. |

Anywho….this Slow Cooker Taco Beef is totally easy to make and great for parties.  And since I plan to have all the parties this summer (but will probably end up having none) I have tons of plans for this taco stuffer.  I made it the first time three years ago for Katie’s graduation party and set up a Walking Taco Bar since they’re kind of a big thing around here.  It was a huge hit but this Slow Cooker Taco Beef would also be great for a regular taco bar or a taco pizza!  Or a taco salad!  (YES!!!!) And it’s totally freezable which makes it even better because you can make a huge batch to have on hand for easy weeknight dinners.

Super easy to make Slow Cooker Taco Beef is a great make ahead option for parties or busy weeknight dinners. |

I made my Slow Cooker Taco Beef with ground beef (duh), THIS easy to make Taco Seasoning (or use your favorite!) and beef stock!  That’s the big secret here, I simmered everything in the slow cooker swimming in beef stock that kind of gets a little concentrated giving your taco beef a really kicked up savory, beefy flavor that you’re not going to get from water. It’s simply amazing and would be perfect piled on a top of these tortilla chips with melty cheese draped on top.  What do you think?  Wanna come to one of my parties this summer?  I’ll obviously be serving tacos. 🙂


Slow Cooker Taco Beef

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco, taco beef
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 299 kcal

cook up this delicious taco beef for taco Tuesday! 



  • 2 pounds ground beef I like to use 80/20
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 3 chopped green onions


  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain.
  2. Transfer the beef to a slow cooker. Stir in the taco seasoning and stock.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the sauce is thickened.
  4. Sprinkle with green onions and serve as desired.

Recipe Notes

Taco beef can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The taco beef can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Taco Beef
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

One comment on “Slow Cooker Taco Beef Recipe”

  1. Why slow cook it instead of cooking in a pot? Does that just make the taco meat more crumbly?

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