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Slow Cooker Taco Meat in Taco Shells

Slow Cooker Saucy Ground Meat Taco Filling

Nothing beats biting into a crispy taco shell that's filled to the brim with this saucy spicy taco meat.  
4.9 from 7 votes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 of a medium size onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce or to taste
  • 1 cup water


  • 5 quart slow cooker (crockpot) or larger


  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the ground beef and ground pork. Stir together. 
  • Add chopped onions and stir. Continue stirring and breaking up the ground meat into pieces as it cooks. 
  • Cook until the meat starts to turn brown (about 12 minutes). 
  • Transfer the meat to a slow cooker pot. In the pot, add granulated garlic, onion powder, oregano, cumin, pepper, salt, chili powder, tomato sauce, water, and hot sauce. Stir together. 
  • Cover with a lid and cook on the low setting for 4 hours. After it's done cooking stir together.  
  • Serve the taco meat while hot in crispy taco shells and top with shredded cheddar cheese and lettuce.