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How To Cook Taco Meat In The Slow Cooker {Perfect For Homemade Taco Bar Night}


  • Taco Seasoning packet or make it from scratch if you'd prefer ~ I was just in a hurry
  • 2 lbs. ground beef get more if you'd like to make extra to freeze
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • Place ground beef, water, onion, salt, and garlic powder in slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally (I stirred it twice throughout the day)
  • When meat is almost cooked through, stir again and turn your slow cooker down to low.
  • Cook an additional 1-2 hours.
  • Add in taco seasoning packet and give it a stir, then cook 20 more minutes.
  • Drain completely (will be a little liquidy from the water and some of the fat in the beef).
  • Serve over tacos, and freeze any leftovers so that you don't have to start from scratch the next time around!