Slow Cooker Taco Meat
This slow cooker taco meat is great for filling tacos of all kinds, and burritos too. It’s gluten free, and ready for your favorite toppings!
We have found lately that my son absolutely LOVES tacos. He is constantly begging me to make tacos. He keeps telling me that we need to have “Taco Tuesday” every week, so lately I am trying to get on board with that too, because it’s just a lot less stress for me too.
One way that I like to make tacos easy is using the slow cooker. This is so simple to prepare on your way out the door in the morning. Then, as you come home, dinner is ready to go! That is my kind of cooking.
I love using a homemade taco seasoning for these tacos so that I can control the spices going into the dish. Many times taco seasonings are not gluten free, when really I’m not too sure why you would need gluten items in taco seasoning, it’s just not necessary. That is why I love making my own and adding what we like into the spice mix!
When I make this meal, I like to brown the ground beef in advance. Many times I will brown ground beef and bag it in freezer safe bags to store for times like these when I need a quick and easy meal. I prefer browning in advance of putting it in the slow cooker in order to get as much grease off the meat as possible.
Once the beef is browned, I simply place it in the slow cooker along with the seasonings, black beans, and salsa. Then, it’s time for the slow cooker to do the work and me to go and do my own work.
We pile ours high inside taco shells that are nice and crispy, and then stuff them with all of our favorites like lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese of course. Next up, pair it with a tasty taco sauce too.
I like that the beans are already in the taco meat, which gives it even more protein too.