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Slow Cooker Tacos. An easy recipe for your slow cooker

Slow Cooker Tacos


  • Author: Beth Le Manach
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: serves 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil
  • 2 lbs (900 g) ground chuck beef (85% lean 15% fat)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 cup (150 g) white onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans (30 oz/900 ml) diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) tomato paste
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) cumin
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) ground coriander
  • 4 tsp (20 ml) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) white vinegar
  • SERVE WITH:
  • Store-bought taco shells
  • A selection of hot sauces
  • 1 cup (240 ml) grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (240 ml) shredded iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Set slow cooker on brown/saute at 400F.(200C). Drizzle oil in the cooking pot and brown meat until cooked through.
  2. Then add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  3. Press: Slow Cook. Allow to slow cook on low for anywhere for 3-7 hours.
  4. Just before serving check add 1 tsp white vinegar, stir to combine. Serve with store-bought taco shells, cheese, shredded lettuce and hot sauce.
  5. Makes for great easy leftovers too!

Notes

If not making in a slow cooker, use a large stockpot or dutch oven. Drizzle 1 tbsp of oil in the pot and saute onions until soft and tender. Then brown meat until cooked through, then add all ingredients and simmer for 30-40 minutes until most liquid is evaporated. Add vinegar, stir and serve!

  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex