Go Back
+ servings

Ground Beef Taco Meat

This easy but flavorful taco meat will be your go-to recipe for whenever you're making tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Ground Beef Taco Meat, how to cook taco meat in the crockpot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 220kcal
Author Ang Paris
Cost $12


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 lbs 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups salsa


  • Add the ground beef to the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle with the taco seasoning mix and stir to combine.
  • Next, pour the salsa on top of the beef.
  • Cook for 3 hours on LOW heat.
  • Stir the mixture before serving.



How many tacos does a pound of ground beef make?

When ground beef cooks down, one pound (16oz) will reduce to about 12-14 ounces. Most taco-lovers will use about 2 ounces of beef, so you can plan on 6 servings for each pound.

How do you cook taco beef on the stovetop?

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and break up the pieces.
  2. Cook until browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the taco seasoning mix and salsa.
  4. Mix well to coat all of the beef.

How long are taco meat leftovers good?

Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container or zip-top bag.

How to Freeze Taco Meat

Once the meat is completely cool, you can prepare it to be frozen. Spoon the taco beef into a zip-top bag and label. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months.


Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg