Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crock-Pot Taco Meat

Tacos or burritos are really a staple at our house. We eat them a lot and I never get tired of them! It is such a great way to get our kids to eat different kinds of beans . . . not to mention being a super easy meal.

Here is a recipe I came across a few years ago. We make this stuff all the time when we want to have tacos. Have fun with it!

1 large onion, chopped
3 lbs lean meat (can be ground, stew meat or a roast. I often use ground)
3 cloves garlic
3/4 C. dry beans (sort and rinse beans . . . or use a 15 oz can pinto beans, undrained)
3 C. water (reduce to 1 1/2 - 2 if using canned beans)
2 envelopes taco seasoning mix ( 1/2 C.)

Combine chopped onion, meat, garlic, beans, water, and taco seasoning in crock-pot. Stir well. Cover and cook on high for about 8 - 10 hours. (Mine often is done a lot sooner . . . just depends on your crock-pot I guess . . . also, I often use ground beef which is cooked before putting it in the crock-pot).

Before serving, shred meat (if a roast) by pulling apart with two forks and mix with juices.

We use this recipe for tacos, burritos and taco salads. Enjoy!

Thanks Janice R!


Medifast Coupons said...

What a great idea for a good hot dinner when we are really too busy to cook, thanks for a wonderful idea for the weekend rush.

iamthewitch said...

What a simple and delicious recipe! And I love Mexican food! yum!!

Medifast Coupons said...

Great recipe, and in the crock pot even better. Going to give this a try for Mexican Thursday (I know - who does this anymore but we do). Thanks