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Crock Pot Taco Meat

This freezer-friendly Crock Pot Taco Meat recipe, is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone's favorite Mexican-themed protein to use right away, or save it for later!
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins



  • Place the ground beef in the crock pot, and use a wooden spoon or spatula to break it up into smaller pieces.
  • Sprinkle with taco seasoning and stir well. Cover with salsa.
  • Cook on high 1.5-2 hours or low 3-4 hours. It can be helpful to stir once, breaking up any big pieces that might’ve reformed together, but this isn’t 100% necessary.
  • Spoon the beef out of the crock pot using a slotted spoon then use for tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, and more!


Add a chopped yellow or red onion.
Red salsa or salsa verde both work very well in this recipe, but our favorite is the green (verde) salsa.
Cook the meat then cool completely. Place it in a freezer ziplock bag or air tight container and freeze for up to 4 months. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the fridge.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword crock pot taco meat, ground beef in the crock pot, slow cooker taco meat, taco meat in the slow cooker