Crock Pot tacos are an easy low carb dinner idea. This recipe uses slow cooker ground beef seasoned with a homemade taco seasoning mix.
Tacos taste best when it has had time to simmer. Like many cooked dishes, the longer it simmers the better the taste. And no one wants to stand over the stove for a long time cooking.
With this slow cooker taco meat recipe, you simply cook the meat by adding it to the slow cooker with the seasoning. The taco meat simmers slowly in the slow cooker while you are free to do other things. When you get back to the kitchen, the meat is cooked to perfection for making slow cooker tacos.
If you are looking for a simple, no fuss low carb dinner idea, this easy slow cooker beef tacos recipe is for you. It’s such a great tasting and versatile recipe that you will want to make crock pot tacos over and over again. And it’s a family friendly dish that even the kids will enjoy.
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Ground Beef
To make the Crock Pot meat for tacos, you’ll need some ground beef and a low carb taco seasoning mix. I make a homemade taco seasoning blend using the following spices:
- Chili Powder
- Cayenne Powder
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Spanish Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Ground Cumin
- Ground Coriander
- Black Pepper
Most commercially prepared taco mixes contain unnecessary ingredients like maltodextrin (a sugar), corn starch, and corn flour. There’s also unhealthy ingredients like seed oils and preservatives. That’s why it’s always best to make your own.
How to make Crock Pot Taco Meat
If you’d rather not stand over the stove, making taco meat in the slow cooker is the way to go! And the recipe for crock pot tacos couldn’t be any easier.
To start, just add in about half a cup of water along with the seasoning blend and blend them together. Then add the ground beef and stir into the seasoned liquid.
To ensure even cooking, it’s best to stir the mixture a couple times while it’s slow cooking. The cooking time depends on whether the slow cooker is on high or low. It takes about 2 hours on high and about 4 hours on low.
How to Serve Slow Cooker Taco Meat
The slow cooker taco meat can be served as a taco salad by spooning it over mixed greens. You can also serve it over a large lettuce leaf, inside a lettuce wrap, or in a layered taco salad dip. This crockpot taco meat can also be served in less traditional ways. Use this seasoned beef in omelets or for soups. It’s also perfect for baked stuffed yellow squash and green peppers.
Variations to Slow Cooker Taco Meat
For those looking for simple ways to change up this crock pot tacos recipe, here’s a few ideas:
- Add in some hotter peppers for a spicier taco.
- Stir in small slivers of vegetables into the meat mixture. It can get fussier eaters to eat their veggies because the flavor of the taco covers the taste of the vegetables.
Other Low Carb Taco Recipes
Love the flavor of beef taco meat? If so, you’ll want to try some of the following recipes too:
- Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet
- Mexican Taco Casserole
- Mexican Chicken Lasagna
- Low Carb Taco Soup
- Yellow Squash Casserole
There’s even more great keto recipes in this collection of low carb Mexican recipes.
Tools Used to Make Crock Pot Tacos
To make this slow cooker ground beef recipe, the following items were used:
Crock Pot Tacos with Slow Cooker Ground Beef
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoons low carb taco seasoning mix
- ½ cup water
- Cook on high for 2 hours. Ensure that your taco meat has cooked through by giving it a stir a few times while it cooks.
- Serve with your favorite taco fixings.
- Net Carbs 3g
- % Carbs: 5.7%
- % Protein: 26.4%
- % Fat: 67.9%
Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.