Yield: 8 servings

How to Make Taco Meat

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

In as little as 15 minutes, you have the foundation for a delicious Mexican meal! Learning how to make taco meat in the slow cooker or on the stove is a game changer for busy weeknight dinners.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup taco seasoning
  • 24 oz salsa


    1. Add ground beef to a slow cooker and break it up with a spatula.
    2. Add in the taco seasoning and salsa and mix together.
    3. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.


  • Use different salsa’s to change the heat level.
  • Homemade or store-bought taco seasoning can be used.
  • If you prefer a heartier/thicker meat to sauce ratio, add in an additional pound of ground beef.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Keep on warm for up to 2 hours.
  • Can also be made on the stovetop.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1319mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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