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Slow Cooker Tacos

Slow cooker tacos are a flavorful and convenient dish loved by many. Perfect for busy days, these tacos offer a delicious meal that requires minimal effort and time.

Key Takeaways

This meal appeals to busy individuals seeking a quick and tasty dinner option. Estimated duration is 4-8 hours for slow cooking. Nutrition facts may vary depending on ingredients used but generally contain protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients.

About This Recipe

Slow cooker tacos involve slow-cooking meat with assorted spices and flavors, resulting in tender and flavorful fillings for tacos.

Equipment Required

  • Slow cooker
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Cooking utensils


  • 2 pounds (approx. 900g) beef, chicken, or pork
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortillas
  • Toppings (cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, etc.)


  1. Place the meat, chopped onion, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper in the slow cooker.
  2. Stir the ingredients to combine, ensuring the meat is coated with the seasonings.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the meat is tender and easily shreddable.
  4. Shred the meat using two forks inside the slow cooker.
  5. Serve the flavorful meat in tortillas, adding desired toppings.

Side Dishes

Slow cooker tacos pair well with Spanish rice, refried beans, or a side salad.

Storage Options

Store any leftover meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Substitute the meat with jackfruit for a vegetarian option.
  • Adjust spices and seasonings according to taste preferences.

Alternatives to this Meal

For a variation, consider making taco bowls or nachos using the slow-cooked taco meat.

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Slow cooker tacos offer a convenient and tasty meal for busy individuals. The slow-cooking process infuses the meat with rich flavors, making it a versatile dish that can be customized with various toppings and sides to suit individual preferences.