Friday, October 3, 2014

Slow Cooker Browns-in-the-Crockpot Spicy Ground Beef for Tacos, Burritos, and Taco Salad (from Kalyn's Kitchen)

Ground beef browns itself in the slow cooker with spices and hot sauce; easy and delicious!

Slow Cooker Browns-in-the-Crockpot Spicy Ground Beef Recipe for Tacos, Burritos, and Taco Salad
 (Photos from Kalyn's Kitchen.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this idea of browning group beef in the slow cooker with spicy taco seaonings is one that changed my life.  I mostly use my taco meat for some kind of Taco Salad, but you can use this meat for tacos, burritos, or even beef enchilads.)

When I discovered you could put raw ground beef into the slow cooker with spices and hot sauce, and a few hours later you'd have Slow Cooker Browns-in-the-Crockpot Spicy Ground Beef for Tacos, Burritos, and Taco Salad, it rocked my world!  This is seriously one of my favorite slow cooker recipes out of the many I've posted on Kalyn's Kitchen, and even though I already included it in the collection of 20 Recipes for Slow Cooker Beef Tacos from Food Bloggers, I love this recipe so much that I wanted to share it alone to be sure everyone sees it.

My version is pretty spicy, so if you're cooking this for kids, I'd cut down on the hot sauce a little, but I promise, once you try this you will be hooked on this way of making taco meat!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • leanground beef
  • Cholula hot sauce
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • coarse grind black pepper
  • salt
  • water

Spicy CrockPot Ground Beef featured on

More Ideas with Beef in the Slow Cooker:
Indian Beef from Perry's Plate
Barbecued Beef Sandwiches with Homemade Sauce (Classic Recipe Collection)
Beef and Green Chile Stew from The Perfect Pantry
Java Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Baby Reds
from Amanda's Cookin'
Korean Shredded Beef Tacos from A Year of Slow Cooking

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