4 Best Slow Cooker Taco Recipes

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When weeknights get busy, there’s nothing better than anticipating the smell of dinner waiting for you. Our no-fuss, delicious slow cooker taco recipes will have your mouth watering as soon as you hit the door! Make a double batch and have a dinner option ready for a second night, or freeze the second batch for later.

Slow Cooker Taco Recipes You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!

Get ready for the tastiest tacos you can dream up! Grab your Taco Grip so you don’t miss a single bite of these mouth-watering creations.

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

If you’re looking for slow cooker taco recipes, this garlicky sensation doesn’t miss a beat. With enough meat for round two, you can have burritos, taco salad, or finish up those taco shells for lunch. This recipe shines for easy slow cooker tacos!


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 packages (or 4 Tbsp.) taco seasoning
  • 2 cups salsa

Read full recipe with instructions here.

slow cooker ground beef taco

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

A great way to enjoy tacos with lean slow cooker taco meat is by using chicken. Chicken tacos are healthy and oh so flavorful! Plus these slow cooker tacos chicken-shred style are just plain fun to eat. Use the chicken for tacos, burritos, enchiladas… the possibilities are endless! Did I mention how easy these are?


  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 heaping tablespoons homemade or store-bought taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 can fire-roasted garlic tomatoes
  • 1 can diced green chiles (undrained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil (optional)
  • taco toppings of choice

See the complete recipe and instructions here.

slow cooker tacos chicken

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Slow Cooker Beef Tacos With Homemade Seasoning

Do you like to create your own meals with homemade seasonings? Then this slow cooker ground beef taco recipe is for you. You won’t find more authentic and delicious slow cooker taco recipes without traveling south of the border.


  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 4-oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup salsa or picante sauce
  • 1 batch homemade taco seasoning

Find the full recipe and homemade taco seasoning with instructions here.

easy slow cooker tacos

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos

Slow cooker taco recipes have to be rockin’ enough to feed the masses. Try this amazing pork carnitas recipe to make crockpot tacos for a crowd.


  • 4 pounds pork shoulder
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded & chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup juice from orange (about 2 oranges)


  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

See full recipe with instructions here – this can also be made in the Instant Pot!

crockpot tacos for a crowd

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We love tacos. Taco Tuesday, Mexican Monday, Fiesta Friday… we’ll eat ’em all week long!

Want some great ideas for toppings to accompany your fiesta? Check out our Unusual Taco Toppings blog!

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