Slow cooker taco meat

Heather Disarro

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Use the slow cooker to put the most flavor in your new favorite taco recipe! Slow cooker taco meat is so simple anyone can make it, and it yields enough delicious taco meat to feed the entire neighborhood!

slow cooker taco meat

Slow cooker taco meat

Makes 12 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Place the meat into the slow cooker, gently breaking it apart slightly with a spoon.
  2. Combine all spices and sprinkle on top of the meat.
  3. Pour the water over the entire thing.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until cooked through and thick.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite taco additions!

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.