Now that the kids are back in school, and Summer is over, life gets really busy! This Slow Cooker Taco Filling has only 3 ingredients and goes together in minutes!
Nothing says “Fall” like delicious smells coming from the kitchen. The air conditioner and fans are turned off, the windows are back open, and a fresh crispness is in the air. With the entering of Fall also comes those busy schedules. School, sports, church and volunteer activities all start at once, full speed ahead.
While it feels good to get back into a routine, one thing that can become a struggle is finding the time to plan and make healthy, quick meals that don’t break the bank. Tacos are a family favorite and this three ingredient Slow Cooker Taco Filling recipe just made them even better.
Three. Ingredients. All you need is some ground beef, Mexican tomatoes, and taco seasoning. Combine those things in your slow cooker before you head out for the day and let the crock pot work its magic.
The best thing about tacos is that everyone can add what they want. We like to do a Taco Bar. We set out little bowls of diced tomatoes, onions, avocado, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. Sometimes we make a simple guacamole out of the avocados. A can of black beans is a fun topping or great on the side. Plus, the many varieties of salsa are great for some added zip.
For those watching caloric intake, taco salad is a delicious option. Shredded iceberg lettuce, chopped romaine, or even some fresh spinach can be quite tasty. Also, we’ve come to love ground turkey or chicken meat as a lower calorie option. Plain Greek yogurt is an inexpensive, high protein substitute for sour cream.
Wrapping a taco can be the best part. Some love the crunch of a corn hard shell tortilla; others enjoy soft tacos, tucking them into a white, wheat, or corn tortillas. Also a bag of tortilla chips can turn these tacos into delicious nachos. So many options. No matter how you enjoy eating your tacos, this three ingredient taco meat is definitely a winner.
Add these favorite recipes to your Taco Night!
- Place all ingredients in Slow Cooker
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours
- Drain if necessary