Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. You can enjoy this meal with very little effort, hardly any clean up and everyone will enjoy this flavorful recipe.
Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe
Sometimes life is busy …. ok every week life is busy! 😉 This means that dinner time often falls to the wayside. Not only does that make it stressful but can be costly if you end up getting take out.
To save money my family likes to eat quick meals that we can eat right before a soccer or baseball practice or right when we get home. The meals have to be fast and require very little effort.
Crockpot Taco Salads are exactly that. It takes no time at all, and if you have some paper plates or bowls (like we used) then you only have your crockpot to clean.
Or use crockpot liners like I do and no mess at all. 🙂 Some seasons of life you need all the help you can get and that is perfectly fine. 🙂
This slow cooker taco filling makes the best Taco Salads but it also works with other meals ideas:
- burritos (just add rice and tortillas)
- Tacos (you don’t have to add the beans)
- Turn leftovers into Walking Tacos.
Something else to remember, you are only having all the flavors combine. This makes it so easy to enjoy this same recipe multiple ways with the meat mixture.
We also like to make Crockpot Taco Rice Soup. It is the perfect recipe to turn leftovers into a second meal that everyone will love.
You can enjoy taco night any day of the week.
- ground turkey or ground beef (already browned)
- black beans
- and some seasonings
- optional toppings
It really is so simple to make this Crock Pot Taco Salad. With just a few easy ingredients tossed into the slow cooker, dinner will be ready when you get home!
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT TACO SALAD:
You literally just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker. It is so easy!
The rotel gives the mixture a little bit of heat and the flavors blend together so well.
Add a little taco seasoning and you have the makings for a great meal!
The beans really help to stretch the meat and make it so budget friendly!
Keep scrolling to get the full recipe. It is so easy!
What can you top this Crockpot Taco Salad Recipe with?
Our favorite toppings include:
- shredded cheese (Try cheddar cheese, Colby, mozzarella and more.)
- sour cream
- diced onion (red onion, spring onion etc)
- hot sauce
- diced jalapeno peppers
- Crushed up tortilla chips or frito corn chips.
- Shredded lettuce
Just use what your family enjoys the most. It is so tasty however you decide to serve it and your family will love this recipe.
It is super easy!
Can you enjoy Taco Salads on the go?
I have even put the meat into a thermos and you and your family could actually eat it while at a practice or on the go. 🙂 This is perfect for days when you are going from one activity to the next.
You can still enjoy a nice meal and not ruin your budget.
Try Crock Pot Tacos with the leftovers!
It is so easy to turn this recipe into lots of other meal ideas or to use the leftovers. This is my go to recipe during really busy weeks.
You need a good crockpot to make this recipe.
If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.
It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
I also really like this crockpot as well. I use this all the time and it’s great.
My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.
I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
If you love this meal, try Crock Pot Chicken Tacos with only 3 ingredients!
Try making Crock Pot Taco Casserole!
We love using the leftovers to make this Crock Pot Mexican Taco Casserole. In fact, I often double this recipe just to have leftovers because it makes the rest of the week so easy.
I love my casserole crock pot. It is perfect for casserole style slow cooker recipes and it looks so pretty.
I bought mine on Amazon,and I love it. It is perfect for the Holidays and really year round.
Tips to make this Crockpot Taco Salad Recipe even easier:
This recipe like many we make calls for diced onions. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions. I actually do this with peppers too.
You will love how much time it saves by having these in the freezer to easily grab for meals. It really saves a lot of time from chopping onions in the morning when you are trying to get ready for the day and also put dinner in the slow cooker.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Print this easy Crock Pot Taco Salad recipe below:
Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. You can enjoy this meal with very little work and hardly any clean up. Try this tasty meal idea.
- 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef already browned
- 1 zucchini shredded
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 can of rotel
- ½ cup water
- 1 can black beans
Place the browned beef or the browned turkey in the crockpot (Since I brown mine and freeze them ahead, I just toss it in frozen)
Dump all the other ingredients in the crockpot and allow it to cook on low for 6 hours until flavors are combined.
That is it - scoop up your mixture and place on top of your crushed tortilla chips and top with anything you would like.
Optional topping ideas: shredded cheese crushed up tortilla chips for frito chips iceberg salad, sour cream, and salsa are all great toppings!
Make sure you try this recipe!
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- Easy Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe
- Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe
- Crockpot Taco Rice Soup
- Crockpot Mexican Taco Casserole Recipe
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- Crockpot Hamburger Helper Recipe
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