Well the answer is honestly life. I used to cook my Crock Pot Taco Beef on the stove top and then life happened. I had dinner prepped and ready to go for when John came home from work and you know what happened. The inevitable phone call that something came up in the park and he was going to be home late that night. I had everything set up and no one to enjoy dinner with. So now I use this slow cooker taco filling recipe and life is so much easier. The crock pot keeps the meat warm and I can serve dinner whenever everyone is ready to eat.
I don’t have to worry about heating the meat back up again or it drying out because it was cooked and sat for a while. Plus I don’t have to think about the meat. You literally just dump everything into the slow cooker and walk away! You gain back minutes of your life and have less stress prepping dinner.
Slow Cooker Taco Filling Recipe aka Crock Pot Taco Beef Recipe
2 pounds ground beef – high quality less fat
1-2 packages taco seasoning
1.5 cups water
You can increase the seasoning based on how spicy you want your taco meat.
1. Place all ingredients in the crock pot and stir together
2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3 hours
3. Drain and serve
This Slow Cooker Taco Filling Recipe also works great for nachos and quesadillas. Pretty much anything you want to put delicious taco meat in.
We use either the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart or Crock-Pot 5-Quart Slow Cooker for all of our crock pot recipes