Easy Crockpot Taco Meat

We eat a lot of tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, enchiladas……you get the picture…. We like Mexican food.

This Easy Crockpot Taco Meat really comes in handy like my favorite Copy Cat Cafe Rio Chicken for quick Mexican theme dinners. Perfect for busy nights when you’ve got a thousand things going on like sports, school events, etc..slow cooker Sunday - todays creative blog

I was inspired by a recipe I found in the Fix-it and Forget-it Slow Cooker Recipes book and of course had to “Kimify” it.

Easy Crockpot Taco Meat


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Everyone loved it, even my husband who doesn’t like corn mixed in anything…….I kinda don’t either, but I thought I’d be a grown up and try it.


While it was cooking, I could really smell the corn and started doubting my decision to add it, but when I dished it up into my burrito, it was delicious.

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I thought I’d make up a bunch of fixins and let them decide if they wanted tacos, burritos or a salad. My son declared he was going to make us his special burrito, but when he asked where the cheese sauce and the Frito’s were, I quickly nixed that idea. Although I’m sure it would have been tasty.

slow cooker taco meat


I usually cook with ground turkey when I make taco meat, but thought I’d try it with ground beef. I swear my husband almost did a cartwheel when I put it on the grocery list, but I told him it had to be grass fed, no hormones etc… (he does the grocery shopping)


My son was overly excited too. What’s up with these guys?  So deprived ……that I won’t allow regular ground beef and they also remind me often they would like one of their name brand syrups……but as long as it has high fructose corn syrup in it…..it’s also on the veto list. Poor poor boys.

This recipe made quite a bit. What you see in the bowl was half. So it will feed a small family for a few meals or a large family for dinner.

Easy Crock Pot Taco Meat
Prep time
Total time
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 15oz can chili beans (with spices)
  • 1 15oz can cuban style black beans
  • 1 15oz can Mexican corn (or Santa Fe Corn, Fiesta Corn)
  • 2 tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Chili powder
  1. Brown ground beef, chopped onion and chopped garlic. Drain if there's a lot of extra fat or liquid.
  2. While the beef is browning, add all remaining ingredients to your crockpot.
  3. Add the beef to the crockpot and stir to blend well.
  4. Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  5. I didn't drain my beans. I just opened them up and dumped them in. But if it looks like it needs liquid, feel free to add about ½ cup water.


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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!